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Lotus Notes:

  1. Allow Import/Export mail rules. When reinstalling Notes, the mail rules get lost. (updated on 2010-10-22)
  2. Use “Space” key to scroll a mail body in preview panel and jump to next mail when already at the end of a mail body.
  3. Use mouse wheel to scrol a mail body when the mouse focus is not on the mail preview panel.
  4. Add a “Save then Open … “ option in context menu of an attachment in a received mail.
  5. When hovering on the email sender name, Notes now will display a floating panel. Should by default display all the information of this person rather than letting user to click the “Click to display more information” link.
  6. Add a “Copy Link Location” in the context menu of a http link in the email content.

Lotus Sametime:

  1. Automactically add/synchronize a contact group named “Peers” or something else to add all employees with the same manager as me for better collaboration.
  2. Add an option for only show contacts in “I’m available’” or “I’m in a meeting” status
  3. Add an menu item “Copy Email Address” in context popup menu when right clicking on a  Sametime contact.

Lotus Connection:

  1. Show changes of my friend’s profile in “Status Updates in My Network” when my friend has moved to a new office or changed job title, etc. (updated on 2010-11-05)
  2. Lotus Connection should provide the AtomPub or XmlRPC API for wikis just like for blogs. This allows quickly editing for wiki pages using thick client like Windows Live Write.  (updated on 2010-11-17)


These features/enhancement may be implemented as plugins first.

To add more and welcome your comments…


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It’s very very easy and convenient to sync Notes calendar with Nokia phone calendar using Nokia PC Sync in Nokia PC Suite(a free tool).  Nokia PC Sync can save the password for Notes id, and automatically sync calendars entries, contacts, emails etc. when my Nokia 5800 is connected to my laptop via USB cable or BlueTooth.



Also IBM provides Lotus EasySync to sync Notes with mobile device.


Nokia had done very good phones and very good jobs.  Jobs’ Apple had done very good strategy and ecosystem, but will rot off without Jobs.

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IBM Systems Director provides systems management personnel with a single-point-of-control, helping reduce IT management complexity and cost.

IBM® Systems Director 6.2 is released today as well as various plug-ins such as Active Energy Manager 4.3, VMControl 2.3, Network Control 1.2, Service and Support Manager 6.2, etc. which can be downloaded from http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/software/director/resources.html .

What’s new in version 6.2.0

IBM® Systems Director Version 6.2.0 provides many new features and enhancements, including IPv6 compliance, new hardware support, new Web browser support, new Operating System support, new storage support, functional enhancements, and so on.

IBM® Systems Director Overview

IBM® Systems Director is a platform-management foundation that streamlines the way you manage physical and virtual systems across a heterogeneous environment. By using industry standards, IBM Systems Director supports multiple operating systems and virtualization technologies across IBM and non-IBM x86 platforms.

Through a single user interface, IBM Systems Director provides consistent views for viewing managed systems, determining how these systems relate to one another, and identifying their statuses, thus helping to correlate technical resources with business needs. A set of common tasks included with IBM Systems Director provides many of the core capabilities required for basic management, which means instant out-of-the-box business value. These common tasks include discovery, inventory, configuration, system health, monitoring, updates, event notification and automation across managed systems.

IBM Systems Director’s Web and command-line interfaces provide a consistent interface focused on driving these common tasks and capabilities:

  • Discovering, navigating and visualizing systems on the network with the detailed inventory and relationships to the other network resources
  • Notifying users of problems that occur on system and ability to drill down to the source of the problem
  • Notifying users when systems need updates and distributing and installing updates on a schedule
  • Analyzing real-time data for systems and setting critical thresholds that notify the administrator of emerging problems
  • Configuring settings of a single system and creating a configuration plan that can apply those settings to multiple systems
  • Updating installed plug-ins to add new features and function to the base capabilities
  • Managing the lifecycle of virtual resources

Cited from IBM Systems Director 6.2 Information Center

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