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Lotus Notes, Domino update to support iPhone, other devices

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.

by MacNN Staff



  1. danviento

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Look out, Blackberry!

    Lotus Notes being our company's email client is why most of our in-the-field guys go with blackberries. A *bunch* of people still have iphones, despite this lack. This ought to kill off a few more BB's around here.

  1. jstephe

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Execs Must Have iPhones

    The executives at my company must have iPhones cause we have been stuck at Notes 6.5 and ever when we upgraded we were always at least 1 version behind. Last month the IT group started upgrading everyone to 8.5 even though there was no money for a rase this year. So my guess is the Execs what there iPhones on the corporate email cost be damed, I hope they let me put my iPhone on as well.

  1. MacDork

    Joined: Dec 1969



    "The Domino Server runs only on Windows, Linux, Solaris or AIX systems."

    Only? Seriously? That's a pretty wide range of operating systems; a range that covers probably 99% of the server market. If by that comment, you meant to say that it doesn't run on OS X Server, then "only" doesn't really work here, as OS X Server's hardly in the same league w/ the ones listed.

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