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:
- A huge design and UI overhaul of the client and mail/calendar experience
- An important name change from Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino to IBM Notes and IBM Domino.
Even though it’s a sad goodbye to the long lived and loved brand of Lotus it’s a happy welcome to the big blue family of IBM, even though it has been a member for many years. This name change is in my view a natural and logical step in the Notes Domino evolution and my personal expectations for the platforms future are high.
Besides the two major changes mentioned above, IBM has also packed the new version with a lot of new exciting stuff, which i will describe in more detailed posts here on this blog.
Below some examples of changed design and UI.