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ComputerWorld: Lotus preps for Notes, Domino overhaul

Aug 25, 1999, 16:20 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dana Gardner)

"IBM's Lotus Development Corp. will build richer Extensible Markup Language (XML) support, Windows and Office 2000 support and Linux versions of its Notes and Domino products in a series of upgrades to its Release 5 lines, culminating in the arrival in mid-2000 of a new full edition code-named R-Next..."

"...the current R5 version of Notes/Domino will build on its client richness as a browser-like desktop, while the server component will gain additional knowledge management attributes via XML and added scalability to meet the needs of the nascent application service provider industry."

"Lotus is also building on its QuickPlace products, available for download at www.quickplace.com, to bring Notes-like client features to the consumer desktop market. Coupled with Domino Runtime Services (DRS), consumers can use either a browser or Microsoft Corp.'s Office 2000 applications to access Notes services via DRS..."

"R-Next, as the forthcoming major upgrade for Notes is called, will focus on the needs of the enterprise, and the server will come on Linux by year's end..."

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