updated 01:45 pm EDT, Tue October 6, 2009
Expands content sync options
IBM has released v8.5.1 of Lotus Notes and Domino, the company's enterprise-level collaboration packages. Through Lotus Notes Traveler the software now has native iPhone support, allowing Domino to automatically sync e-mail, contacts and calendars. Push e-mail is supported, and owners of iPhones can work offline if need be.
Owners can also access corporate directories protected by firewalls, or have data remotely deleted should an iPhone go missing. IBM has meanwhile upgraded Domino's support for Symbian-based phones, introducing support for password management, external calendars, and locking or remote-wiping devices. Matching the new versions of Lotus and Domino is Domino Designer 8.5.1, which is now free, and lets programmers extend IBM's platform.
The Notes client requires an Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5.5 and 1GB of RAM. The Domino Server runs only on Windows, Linux, Solaris or AIX systems.