Lotus Notes Release 4.0
By Terry Kemp
With the announcement of a January 10th ship date and the Release of other IBM Server products on the 13th of March in Sydeny and Melbourne the Eagle has landed with a full Range of products, it is a good time to talk about Lotus GroupWare products.
With the release of Notes, Release 4, it provides major improvements in six areas:
- Client/server messaging
- ease of use
- Internet integration
- mobility application development
- enterprise management and scaleability.
Notes Release 4 server will be available in single processor versions (ERPs US$495) as well as multi-processor versions (ERPs US$2,295). The package includes, a WEB Authoring tool called InterNotes Web Publisher 2.0, offering Notes customers the ability to publish Notes-based information to users for Web browsers.
There are three client versions advailable, one designed mainly for E-mail, another which is designed so that it can run custom Notes applications, and another for use by application developers and system administrators.
Lotus Notes Release 4 is able to support 16 platforms and at the moment is shipped OS/2 Warp, Windows NT, and AIX servers. Pluse Windows 95 and Windows 3.1 clients.
Additional client support to follow to include OS/2 Warp, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris, Macintosh PowerPC and 68K, and Windows NT. As well server types will expand support to include Windows 95, IBM AIX, HP-UX, Sun Solaris and Novell NetWare.
In Addition, Notes V.4 supports 20 languages:
- International English
- Simplified Chinese
- Traditional Chinese
And the following languages:
- Brazilian Portuguese
- French Canadian
will all ship within 3 Months.
For more information on Lotus Notes V.4, the visit Lotus' homepage at:http://www.lotus.com