September 12, 2016 | Written by: Morgan Provost
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IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 is extending support through at least 2021 and now includes social capabilities from IBM Connections V5.5.
IBM® Notes® and Domino® bring together business messaging, applications, and social collaboration. They work together to deliver social capabilities whenever and wherever users are working at the moment, whether it be on their desktop, browser or mobile device, with a single point of access to business applications, social networks, email, calendars, feeds, widgets, etc.
Today IBM announced that support for IBM Notes and Domino, Traveler, and IBM Enterprise Integrator (formerly Lotus Enterprise Integrator) V9.0.x are being extended through at least September 2021. Support will also be extended through at least Sept 2021 for the associated entitlements to IBM Sametime 9.0 Limited Use, IBM Domino Designer 9.0.1, IBM Mobile Connect 6.1.5, and IBM Domino Global Workbench 9.0.1.
The latest version of the Notes and Domino 9 Social Edition delivers enhanced value to power social businesses with improved collaboration, mobile and application development capabilities. With IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 Social Edition, you get a series of quality and usability enhancements to help power social businesses, additional accessibility support for IBM Domino and enhancements from IBM Notes Traveler V9.0.1.
IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.1 can help you:
- Increase productivity by eliminating the need to switch to other applications to take action.
- Improve mobility by supporting “bring your own device” (BYOD) with full-featured mobile collaboration on an extensive range of devices.
- Integrate, develop and deploy business applications faster and more easily than ever. IBM Domino 9.0 supports Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) and Open Standard for Authorization (Oauth).
- Reduce total cost of ownership with tools to simplify administration and support.
- Provide a security-rich environment while enabling a more effective workforce.
In addition, IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 now includes social capabilities from IBM Connections V5.5, an integrated, security-rich platform that helps people engage with networks of experts in the context of critical business processes. IBM Connections enhances the social toolset of IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1, enabling you to quickly locate the people and content you need through integrated access to your collaboration applications. Also note that IBM Connections V5.5 is the certified version for use with IBM Verse On-Premises, which is expected later this year.
The IBM Connections 5.5 entitlement included with the licenses below lets IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 customers deploy and access the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections through all clients, browsers and mobile devices, at no additional charge.
- IBM Domino Enterprise Client access license
- IBM Domino Messaging Client access license
- IBM Domino Collaboration Express® license
- IBM Domino Messaging Express license
The Files feature helps users easily share content with other people and removes the need to send large files through email. Users can socialize content, allowing people to easily find it, make recommendations and share with other people. The Profiles feature helps users find the people they need by searching across the organization’s content using tags to identify expertise, current projects, and responsibilities and socializes skills, interests, and organizational structure for others to discover and benefit from the information.
IBM also announced today that Notes and Domino, Traveler and Lotus Enterprise Integrator V8.5.x are being withdrawn from marketing on December 13, 2016. While service and support for V8.5.x will be available through September 13, 2018, this is the perfect time to start your upgrade to Notes and Domino V9.0 if you haven’t already.
Over the past few years, we have been incrementally delivering much of the value that you expected to come out in new versions of IBM Notes and Domino through fix packs, with things like TLS 1.2 and Windows 10 support, interim releases such as 9.0.1 for 64bit Macs, and adding support for Microsoft Outlook as well as features to improve application performance and usability.
Going forward, we intend to continue leveraging this incremental delivery model to ensure that our on-premises customers are able to experience the latest features, such as support for Java 8 and the Microsoft Edge browser, in line with more-agile cloud releases. As such, fixes and features will be delivered together and will continue to be accessible through IBM Fix Central.