ICS & HCL Management jointly held a web-cast which was attended by more than 1500 people worldwide, ranging from customers, to business partners. It was great to see this large a turnout and overall, I saw great excitement among the attendees around the AppDev. Application Development has been a key driver in business partners driving Notes/Domino, so it's critical this group gets back into the groove.
In this blog, I would like to highlight what I saw in the demo of Notes Client V10 features. Again, this is my observation based on the demo I saw, and not any internal information. IBM/HCL have also clarified that the work is still in progress and we would see more features by the time Notes V10 is released. Overall, great sets of features which all the customers & business partners are waiting for:
So here's the list:
- Ability to forward mails as EML attachment. This is different than the current Forwarding of messages which makes the messages inline in the forwarded mail. Keeping them as EML attachments allows the message to be opened individually by the receiver and also keep the integrity of the message. I personally feel this is a great feature, because the old Forward feature put the message(s) in the body as it was difficult to forward more than 1 message and keep it reasonably readble.
- Team calendars
- Forward a calendar invite to someone else - highly requested feature if you want to get someone else invited to the meeting or have someone else join instead of you.
- Using Microsoft Word as alternate editor for documents - Wonder how this would work for features which are not supported by 1 or the other. For example, sections in Notes are not supported by MS Word. What happens to those? Losing non-supported content would make this harder to use.
I am sure there would be more features coming in as V10 is released. Probably one of the biggest functionality to be demonstrated at the Think 2018 conference would be some way to access your Notes/Domino applications from Apple iPad. No details were given in the session with a teaser of this being shown at the "Think 2018" conference at Las Vegas. Maybe that's an incentive for registering for the conference and seeing other cool things coming with Notes/Domino V10.