IBM Lotus Domino
The following new Domino features are designed to save you time and make you more productive.
- Dynamic indexing of high-usage views
IBM Domino now dynamically assigns dedicated view indexing threads to views with content that is frequently updated. This feature keeps busy views up-to-date and enables them to be opened more quickly. You don’t have to manually identify and manage view indexing for active views yourself.
- Symmetrical clusters
Symmetrical clusters is a feature that ensures that IBM Notes® databases remain identical across all servers in a cluster. Any missing or damaged databases are repaired (replaced) with good copies from a donor cluster member.
- Improved streaming cluster replication during server restarts
IBM Domino 10 implements streaming cluster replication (SCR) improvements that help preserve the state of the SCR queue after Domino server restarts. These improvements allow SCR to be used after server restart without first re-initializing SCR for databases, which can delay replication.
- New way to synchronize database replicas
IBM Domino 10 provides a new argument for the Replicate command, -F, to force a full database replication when replicas of a database get out of sync. The replication occurs on the side and allows users to continue to see replication updates during the full replication. In addition, the -L argument is available to log information about the documents (notes) that would replicate if you use the -F option but without actually performing the replication,.
- Detect delays in database replication within a cluster
When a database on one server in a cluster is overdue to be replicated to another server, entries are created in the server log. A group of cluster currency statistics are available to help proactively spot delays in database replication within a cluster.
- Full-text search resiliency
Full-text indexing is more resilient in this release.
- Document deletion logging
A new compact task option is available to enable logging of data about deleted documents in databases that you specify. The data is logged to entries in deletion log files added to the IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT directory on a server. For example, you can log when documents are deleted from mail files to help troubleshoot if users report missing documents.
- Automatic dead mail processing
Dead mail occurs when the router can’t deliver or transfer a message to the intended recipient or a non-delivery report to the sender. Prior to Domino 10, if administrators wanted to retry sending dead mail, they did it manually. Also, dead mail stayed in mail.box until an administrator deleted it. In Domino 10, administrators can configure the router to automatically retry delivery of dead mail and if unsuccessful delete it from mail.box after a specified number of retry attempts.
IBM Lotus Notes
Learn about the many new features and enhancements in IBM® Notes® 10.
- New workspace look
The Notes workspace has a brand new look.
- Custom color themes
Choose an overall color theme for the Notes interface. Customize colors for specific parts of the interface.
- Application user interface enhancements
The interface for picking a date and buttons in applications have new looks.
- Touch screen on Windows Tablet
When you run Notes on a Windows Tablet, you can use touch gestures to perform any action.
- Collapsible left navigator
You can collapse or expand the left navigator of your Inbox, Calendar, Contacts, or To Do.
- Quick contacts
Use the Quick Contacts option to quickly add contacts with just the most commonly used information to your mail contacts list or personal address book. This features requires the IBM Notes 10 personal address book template (pernames.ntf) and Notes 10 mail template. (mail10.ntf)
- More accurate results when searching attachments
When you select the Index attached files option when creating a full-text index for an application, searches more accurately reflect the content of attachments.
- Updated import and export file types
When importing a file into a message, the Microsoft file types are more clearly named in the Files of type list and Lotus 1-2-3 and Symphony are no longer listed. Also, when importing or exporting a file to or from a view, the Lotus 1-2-3 type is no longer listed.
- Images in web tables look better when copied
When you copy a nested table that contains images from a web page into Notes, the images are correctly displayed.
- Some preferences now enabled by default
Three preferences are now enabled by default for new Notes installations. This enhancement requires the IBM Notes 10 mail template (mail10.ntf).
- New mail features
IBM Notes 10 provides the following new Notes mail features.
- New calendar features
IBM Notes 10 provide the following new features and enhancements for the calendar.