IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7

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30 Οκτ 2013 (πριν από 4 χρόνια και 8 μήνες)

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IBM Lotus Notes and

Domino 7

Andrew Pollack

Northern Collaborative Technologies


Who am I?

Andrew Pollack

Principal, Northern Collaborative Technologies

Certified with Lotus Notes since version 2

IBM Lotus Beacon Award

Finalist in 1999, Winner in 2003

Author of NCT Search for Lotus Domino

Proud member of the The Penumbra Group


When not driving a keyboard, I
drive the big red truck

About this Presentation

This is a ‘fly
by’ of new features

Focus is on what’s Important about 7

What IBM says is Important

What I think is import

Created in August based on “Milestone 2”

Updates are likely, and will be posted


Things WILL change

Focus on Admin, Designer, & Client

I try to put the ‘meat’ on the slides

The Obligatory Commercial

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Catch up with me during the

conference if you want expert help

Now, on with the show...

Major Release

If this was
TIVO I could
fast forward…

Perspective: What makes this a
“Major Release”

To IBM: No longer the odd man out

Real Integration with IBM DB2

Real Integration with Tivoli

Enhanced Integration with WAS

The beginning of integration with Workplace

To Developers: Works & plays better with others

Much easier to build Java or VS front end tools

Much better for relational data storage

Much better Java support

Integration with new MS Office features

Major Release

I say

The Lotus Notes 7 Macintosh Story


Two slices

Commitment to Lotus Notes 7 on Macintosh
became public in August

Initial client to be based on 6.5.4 code stream,
certified to work with ND7

Stay tuned to fined out

what this means

Full featured N7 client

with instant messaging

probably a maintenance


New Server & Administrative

Lotus Notes and Domino 7 are huge for back end

The Lotus Domino 7 Server

DB2 Integration

Well thought through

it provides the basis for
more relational, and more traditional applications

Performance Enhancements

Reports of 50% increase in performance on
NotesBench using R6Mail and R6iNotes

Management Enhancements

ND7 really fleshes out SMTP controls & policy

Three kinds of DB2 Integration

Store Domino Data within DB2

Access Specific Domino Data from DB2

Create a Notes view of DB2 Data

Overview here, Details in “ALL307”

Store Domino Data in DB2

For Beta 2, Requires DB2 on the Same Box

Classic NSF or DB2NSF on a per database basis

Servers Only, clients continue to use NSF files

Transparent to users

Mostly transparent to administrators

Using a DB2NSF
does not

imply sharing data

Not presently being represented as a
performance gain

Give DB2 Access to Domino Data

Design Element called a “DB2 Access View”

Defines data in Domino as a Table to DB2

Not the same as a Notes View

No access from Notes Client

Exception: SQL Views see it as DB2 Data

Domino Security Is Enforced

Including Reader Names

Creating a DB2 Access View

Use a “Query View” to access DB2

Data may be from a Domino DB2 Access View

To open the note, you must include the noteid in
the SQL select statement

Query can be dynamic

Example: @Prompt() popup to determine view

Query can “Join” DB2 data

Join two Domino DB2 Access Views to see data
from more than one Domino database in a single

Defining a Query View

Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)

Tivoli Autonomic Monitoring Engine (TAME)

Consolidates reporting across servers

Works by itself in Domino

Integrates with Tivoli Enterprise Console

Supports 3

Party Plug

Highly programmable automatic responses

The Tivoli Analyzer for Lotus

Separate installation

worth trying

Domino Domain Monitoring (DDM)

Individual monitoring probes are tailored to
Domino issues

More than just “Is the server running”

Example: Report on Agent Manager sessions that
run long or use too much memory

Build your own “probes” that check specific
aspects of your custom applications

Provides likely causes and common solutions to
reported problems

Resolution Center Makes

New Mail Processing & Anti

DNS White Lists

Provide exceptions to black list use

Private Black Lists

Allow easy to manage customization

Private White Lists

Allow easy to manage override

Mail Rules use info from White/Black list checks

New Mail Rule to “Stop Processing” further rules

Standard Disclaimers

Major Release

Private List is
going to do

In this army

Combine General DNS Based Lists

with Manual “Private” lists

DNS based Black
lists like

Private Manual list
of additional hosts
to block

DNS based white

home grown
or internal DNS

Private Manual list
of hosts to allow

Combine mail rules to utilize the
results of the white lists and black

Enhancements to Smart Update

Kits are detached in the

Shared upgrade kits failover

Smart Update requests are
cluster aware

Administrator can limit
concurrent downloads from a
single server

Notification by mail of status
by machine or user

LEI Improvements

LEI now supports failover

processing will switch to cluster peers

LEI Administrator is IM aware

Better testing for connections from forms

Improved scheduling for activities

Virtual Documents support backend changes

Behavior controls can be based on dependant
process outcome

Other New Administrative Features

Mozilla is
supported for

This means
Firefox as

Editing the server’s
NOTES.INI from a
workstation in Firefox

More New Administrative Features

New Policy Type for Mail & CS

Especially useful for disclaimers

Even More New Administrative

Client side HTTP compression supported

Policy Lock Down

Force clients to accept and use admin policies

IPv6 is now supported

Support for 1024
bit RSA and 128
bit RC2 Notes

LDAP now supports Aliases & UNIDs

Developers get new stuff too!

The Designer Perspective

DB2 Integration

It REALY means
new solutions to old problems

The biggest new thing, to IBM

Standards march forward

Native Web Services

Major step forward toward hybrid applications

The biggest new developer thing, to Andrew

Java support enhanced

XML Parser updated

A few new design features

The Designer Perspective


LotusScript is NOT dead

Fully supports all the new features

Serious investment has been made

Web Services element COULD have been Java

Its not. This should END speculation
about LotusScript’s continued usefulness.

DB2 Integration in Designer

Two sides of the coin

Query Views

Data from DB2

Displayed in Notes

DB2 Access Views (DAVs)

Data from Domino

Accessed in DB2

Obeys Domino Security




Access View

Query View





Query Views

Data from DB2
displayed in Notes

No pre
built indexes in the NSF

Possible storage and performance boost for
databases that change frequently

Selection can be changed on the fly per user

Use @Prompt narrow selection

Complex SQL can fit different kinds of data into
the same view design

Does this make the Notes client a reporting tool?

Finally, use @Username to select data

Use SQL right in the selection

DB2 Access Views

Free the
Domino Data

Distinct Design element

not just a view type

Not visible in the client

except through Query Views

Defines Lotus Notes “Information” in a Relational
Data model

Enforces Domino Security

Creating a DB2 Access View

Like Chocolate & Peanut Butter

Or Beer and Pretzels

They go well together

DAVs from two Notes databases can make up a
single Query View

breaking the .NSF barrier!

If a valid NOTEID from a DAV is selected, the
referenced document can be opened from the

Standards March Forward


The JVM is now 1.4.1

Remote Java Debugging

Use 3

party debuggers, like Eclipse

This is a good thing

Major Release

Standards are great!

Especially when there
are more than one!

Even more Standards

Services Support

Provider only, for now

New Design Element

works like a web agent

Creates the WSDL for you

Creates skeleton code from existing WSDL

Security options are identical to Agents

LotusScript is fully supported, as is Java

New Methods & Properties


Primarily used by the Admin client


Like but
includes design notes as well


An upper limit (less than) time on which notes to
return in a collection


NamespaceURI, CreateAttributeNodeNS,

GetElementsByTagNameNS, GetAttributeNodeNS,

GetElementsByTagNameNS, RemoveAttributeNS,


New Formula Language Additions

Not many needed

Formula language was vastly
improved in ND6


For use in hide
when formulas, determines if a
field is locked


Pops up the dialog box showing which folders
contain the document

Autosave option in form design

Saves a local copy of the current document
periodically in case of crash

Document is NOT updated to the server at this

Used to avoid loss of work when documents are
open in edit mode for long periods of time

Designer option to

the feature for a
user option to make use of it

New Features in View Design

Shared Columns

At long last!

Actions can be added
to “Right Click”

A long requested

Other New Designer Features

Java & LotusScript Agent Performance Profiler

Works on Web Services too

XML Parser has been updated

Toggle icon for debugger

Design element lists show more information,
easier to edit

Updates to the Lotus Notes 7 Client

Microsoft Office Smart Tags

New Microsoft Office Smart Tags are supported

Send mail, view contact details, invite contacts to
a meeting

Major Release

Hey, this is just like that
“Situational Awareness”
they keep talking about

Set up Smart Tags in Microsoft

Check both

“Person Name”

“Person (Lotus Notes

Cool new Lotus Notes 7 client stuff

“Close All Window Tabs” menu

Save Window State

notes with the same views,
documents, and databases open


for those really long
documents you’ve been writing

Views now correctly open in the

Views don’t lock the client

Major Release

You’re on a
“Need to
know” basis

Lotus Workplace in the Welcome
Page Wizard

Enhanced support for “Lotus Workplace” in the
Welcome Page Wizard

Instant Messaging awareness has
been added almost everywhere

More awareness in the mail client

Awareness in the address books

Awareness in more templates

Awareness in configuration docs

Could we be more aware?

Expect awareness to be pretty
much universal by the time this
thing is released

Major Release

Keep your
eyes open
and stay

The Lotus Notes Client


Note: Mail Template updates are frequently the
last things added to the beta versions. Watch
for more as the release gets closer

“No Subject” warning when sending mail

Mail can be sorted by subject

Mail threads can be made visible within

mail documents

Up improvements will really

“Quick Follow Up” flags multiple documents
without any dialog box

Preferences for follow up are set in the mail
preferences profile action

Follow Up actions now also on Right Click

Pre set your one
click follow up

Domino Web Access

Mozilla based browsers are now supported

Full S/MIME Support

Custom stationary is now supported

Features improved to more closely match Notes
Client features

Single Click “Follow
Up” support has been added

More forwarding options have been added



Web Update Page

This session WILL have updates

Also available on my site

Major Release

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