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Upgrade Central: Planning your upgrade to Notes and Domino 8.5.x

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Upgrade Central provides resources for planning and deploying IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.x.


Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino 8.5.3, which was announced in October 2011, is the latest maintenance release for version 8.5. This scheduled maintenance release contains both defect fixes and new features.

IBM recommends that customers upgrade to the latest Maintenance Release plus Fix Pack combination to receive the broadest set of fixes available. You will receive more overall fixes with a later Maintenance Release plus Fix Pack than with a set of Fix Packs on top of an earlier maintenance Release. For more information, refer to document 1368141, "Differences between Notes/Domino Maintenance Releases, Fix Packs and Cumulative Client Hotfixes."

The following resources are available to assist you with your upgrade.

Table of contents

  1. Deciding to upgrade
  2. Obtaining the upgrade
  3. Installing the upgrade
  4. Available fix packs and updates
  5. Post-upgrade

Deciding to upgrade
Visit the product marketing page for Notes and Domino to review features, benefits and offering information.

Product information:

System requirements and Fix List:

Obtaining the upgrade
Passport Advantage subscribers have the following options:
New customers and customers without a maintenance agreement have the following options:

Installing the upgrade

Available fix packs and updates
Refer to the Index of recommended Fix Packs for the latest available Fix Packs for Release 8.5.x

What is new in Domino Designer 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1

Download LotusNotes853.itw for Windows 8.5.3 Notes Standard client​​

The following resources are available for your assistance:

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Document Information

Modified date:
23 June 2018