Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Enterprise Upgrade Best Practices

An IBM Redpaper publication

Published 15 April 2006

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IBM Form #: REDP-4120-00
(290 pages)

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Authors: John Bergland, Lisa A. Chase, Tina Feuer, Jean-Noel Koval, Yuhsuke Murakami


With the introduction of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7, IBM Lotus continues to set the standard for innovation in the messaging and collaboration market that Lotus defined two decades ago. With Lotus Notes and Domino 7, IBM has enhanced the scalability, security features, administration, interoperability, productivity, and performance, enabling companies to achieve the most from their infrastructure.

Upgrading to the latest version of Lotus Notes and Domino can help your organization to realize high return on investment, potentially lower your cost of ownership, and help improve user productivity and business responsiveness.

This IBM Redpaper provides best practices for enterprise customers about how to approach the planning and deployment of their upgrade to Lotus Notes and Domino 7. It serves as a guide to planning and deploying a successful upgrade for administrators and IT architects and includes hints and tips to ensure a successful upgrade. In addition to discussing the approach to upgrading, we highlight specific features within Notes and Domino 7 on which administrators will want to focus in order to most effectively exploit the benefits of an upgraded environment.

See related Redpaper "Understanding Lotus Notes SmartUpgrade", REDP-4180

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Preparing for your upgrade
Chapter 3. Upgrading the Domino server
Chapter 4. Coexistence and interoperability in a mixed environment
Chapter 5. Client upgrade considerations and best practices
Chapter 6. Domino administration enhancements
Appendix A. Policy basics and troubleshooting policies
Appendix B. Considerations when upgrading from Domino 5 directly to Domino 7

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