A Lotus Link Collection

Here is a collection of links to lotus resources and information. The list is most likely incomplete. Links missing but worth listing are welcome. I don’t list links to Lotus Notes / Domnio resources here since there are too many. If there is a demand for such a link list please let me know and I will provide a separate list.

LOTUS CONNECTIONS:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/connections/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf
Developerworks: https://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/connections/
Lotus Greenhouse (Test Connections Online): https://greenhouse.lotus.com/home/
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20connections
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Connections
Blog (The Connections Blog): http://lotusconnectionsblog.com/ 
Blog (Synch.rono.us): http://synch.rono.us/social/blog.nsf
Blog (Luis Benitez): http://www.lbenitez.com/

LOTUS QUICKR:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/quickr/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lqwiki.nsf
Developerworks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/quickr/
Lotus Greenhouse (Test Quickr Online): https://greenhouse.lotus.com/home/
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20quickr 
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Lotus_Quickr
Blog (The Quickr Blog): http://quickrblog.com/

LOTUS MASHUPS:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/mashups/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/mashupswiki.nsf
Developerworks: http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/products/mashups/
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20mashups
Wikipedia: —
Blog (): —

LOTUS FOUNDATIONS:

Product homepage: http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/products/foundations/start/
Wiki: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lfndswiki.nsf/ 
Developerworks: —
Download (login needed): https://www14.software.ibm.com/webapp/dswdown/dswdown.wss/web/searchDescription?ls=true&tt=DD&st=All&sl=image&apd=0&txt=lotus%20foundations
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lotus_Foundations
Blog (Foundation and Empire): http://lotusfoundations.blogspot.com/ 
Blog (Bilal Jaffery): http://www.bilal.ca/ 
Blog (Foundations for SMB): https://www.asnddesigns.com:4443/blog/Fdn4smb.nsf/

 

This list should enable everyone to get started. Finally there is one more source of information I want to recommend:

PlanetLotus.org: http://planetlotus.org/

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Lotus Foundations – First steps

Installing Lotus Foundations start is quite a simple thing following this guide. You end up with a VM holding a basic Foundations installation. 

Lotus Foundations Server

Lotus Foundations Server

Webmail and calendaring (Domino Web Access) is already included and ready to use. You can choose between Full and Light version of DWA.

The web interface provides and easy way to manage and monitor your Foundations installation. There are functions to add users, to install AddOns, to configure mailing, ports and other stuff. Adding a new user automatically creates a new mailfile for this user so that she/he can immediately start over with writing mails and creating calendar entries.

There are a couple of AddOns you can install to enhance the capabilities of the server. Lotus Domino, Lotus Notes, Lotus Symphony and Engate Mail Sentinel (Anti-Spam). All AddOns will be installed to the Foundations server and managed from there. The Domino Server runs on the Foundations server. Lotus Notes and Lotus Symphony however are installation packaged which can be downloaded to workstations and installed there. Both Lotes and Lotus Domino are currently version 8.0.1!

Altogether the installation and configuration of the server is very easy, AddOns install themselves with no additional settings to be made and it simply works! Now all sales people have to convince S and M customers to buy this server. I have no clue how to licence the server and the AddOns and how much a licence costs, but given the simplicity of installing and configuring the server and yet the power of tools it provides it should sell well.

 

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