IBM Notes 9, went public beta December 14 2012, and has some very interesting news, in regards to functionality and design. Some of these changes seems minor but gives a much better user experience, both on the client and the iNotes interface.
The 14th of dec 2012, Notes reached a milestone in it’s long successful history by going public beta with it’s newest version, Notes 9 Social Edition. With this version 2 major changes has been made to the system:
RSS (Really Simple Syndications) or content feeds has been a part of the Notes client for some time now and gives the user a unique opportunity to get desired information updates at his/hers fingertip, without leaving the client. Most websites on the net today has this feature as part of their content update services and
This feature might not be much to write home about, but still, it proves that the Notes Mail is evolving and continuously improving the user experience.
The typical way of communicating with email is the constant mail, reply and reply of the reply which can present a hideous task of getting the overview of what was talked about in that email “conversation”. And in the event of mass communication, the overview of the communication can be hideous, not to mention if
Doclinks is a very usefull feature in Notes and have been a part of the platform since the start, back in 1989, where version 1.0 was released. Simply put a doclink is a bookmark for a Notes document in a Notes database and by clicking this doclink you open the Notes document it represents. Doclinks
A recent cool feature in Notes is the ability to save messages as EML files on your preferred storage. This feature can be used as a backup feature or as documentation in legal cases, where all information of the mail is needed. The files is saved in the industry standard format EML (a plain text
IBM Sametime has been a integrated part of Notes for a long time, but have been greatly improved in the latest releases 8+. Today SameTime offers instant messaging, presence awareness, web conference, support for Mobile devices, VOIP, video, phone integrations and more.
When working with Notes, you often have it as your primary working platform, but you still need to find things outside that platform. With a cool feature in Notes, Integrated Search Center, you can easily add additional search capabilities to your environment.
A very nice feature in Notes is sending groups from your personal address book to others. This can be very convenient if you need to share contacts with others. When sending a personal group, the recipient will get a mail with a import option to import the forwarded group list.