Why Microsoft can’t stop Lotus Notes

While hunting for something completely unrelated, Google presented me with this analysis on CNNMoney dated back to 2004 1994 (Thanks Carl!). It’s an interesting read and some of the stuff could actually be highlighted again as part of the LotusKnows campaign.

And now that I got your attention I might actually share the search phrase I was typing in: “lotus policy change is clearing replication history -click”

I am having an issue here where a change in dynamic desktop settings is clearing out the replication history of local databases on laptop computers, enforcing them to run the ‘one time only – replication setup’ again. This is a bit of a problem as most of the Laptops are still connected via pretty old dial-up.
The desktop settings document got a new database link added to the list of databases to be created as new replicas on the user’s machine.

New database link

Has anyone had this behaviour before? Is there any workaround for that? Server and Client version are both 8.0.2.

Lotus Knows how to please Traveler Administrators

Great news! The Traveler administration database now provides administrators with the option to set default device preferences and security settings. This is awesome news as it does reduce the need for policies in many cases. This is especially important in cases where the Traveler server is located in a different Domino domain than the mail servers.

Lotus Knows how to please Google calendar users using Traveler

I am truly stunned what technology can achieve those days. Just discovered that there is now the possibility to display your Google contacts’ birthdays within the Google calendar. Check out the ‘more’ section in this document.

Combine above with the new 8.5.1 feature that allows for calendar feeds to be downloaded for offline use:

calendar-feed

Now syncronise your mail file with your mobile device using Traveler. Within a flash you got all your Google Calendar entries replicated to your mobile device using pure Lotus technology.