On February 18, 2008, I posted several draft dialog boxes concerning the roaming user 'upgrade' experience, which we are trying to improve.
In the comments, you asked for several things, one of which was theability to customize the initial dialog that tells users they are beingupgraded.
The good news is....we actually listened! We changed our plan and atthe moment, we plan to give you not one, but 2 customizable dialogs aspart of that experience. We plan to let you customize the firstone, and then the last one. Here is the revised first one, and you cancustomize the text (well, that is the plan tho I have not yet seen itworking) up to the radio buttons:
IBM Lotus Notes
Your Lotus Notes administrator has made you a "roaming user" so that you can get all of your Notes data on different computers.
You can continue to do your work and monitor the progress on the Replication tab
What do you want to do now?
O Convert to roaming now
O Ask me the next time I start Notes
O Never ask me again, I do not want this computer to roam.
[ OK ]
You can also customize the "roaming finished" dialog. (It is currently so lame that it's funny, in my opinion. It is 100%technically accurate but completely useless to Samantha.
The last dialog currently reads, "You have now completed the roamingprocess. You can now roam to other machines once the "user can roam"field in the person record has a status of Yes."
The problem is that Samantha has no idea what a person record is (isthat like a "hit single' from the olds days of record companies??) andshe has no way of verifying when, if ever, this happens. So werevised the default ROAMING COMPLETED MESSAGE , but the most importantthing is that this message is a customizable one as well! (e.g. you cantell Samantha when roaming should be ready based on how often you runAdmin P. We had a lengthy discussion about whether or not to tellSamantha about Admin P. I managed to persuade the developers thatif we mention "Admin P" then she will think that Fred wet his pants.
Here's the current planned wording:
The roaming setup process is complete on this computer. Your LotusNotes data will be the same on any computer once a scheduledadministration task has run.
[ OK ]
Update on the roaming user experience