Lotus Notes/Domino will be released on 17th August

The wait is over. Lotus Notes/Domino 8 finally here on 17th August 2007.

17th August also is Indonesian Independence day, so it a good present for all Indonesian people who using Lotus Notes/Domino.

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8 software continues to extend IBM Lotus software leadership in messaging and collaboration with an intuitive user interface, powerful new functionality, and new tools for getting things accomplished. Lotus Notes 8 offers a modern look and feel in a familiar Lotus Notes format, which presents the tools you need, when and where you need them.

Lotus Notes 8 introduces a client side architecture based on the Eclipse framework. This delivers the capability to run Eclipse-based code within the Lotus Notes rich client. Eclipse plug-ins can be used in the Lotus Notes sidebar or can be wired together with Lotus Notes applications as a composite application, to provide quick access to your business information in one view. You can also extend the client program, for example, adding search engines to the current list and customizing the user interface (UI).

You can read more about official announcment letter from IBM in here.

There will be alot of fun using Lotus Notes 8, because all of it’s new features, deffinetly a jump forward.

One of the features that I like the most is OpenDocument Format editor, where we can create simple or even complex word, excel, powerpoint compatible format.

And another thing is capabilities to export to PDF.

I just can’t wait.

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