Plowing some new features into its flagship product, Lotus has announced that Notes and Domino 4.6.1 have arrived with enhancements that better access and manage information along with aids to improve security and authorisation.
Lotus with Notes and Domino has its eye on attracting users with enhancements for knowledge management, security, email, and Java application development tools, said the Cambridge, Massachusett-based division of IBM of rolling out the feature upgrade.
The next major release of Notes and Domino, due in the fall as Release 5.0, will sport a blend of client/server and newer Web technology and an innovative, browserlike user interface, known as Maui. The front ends for Lotus Mail, cc:Mail, Organizer GS, Weblicator, and Notes Mail will be unified with the same browserlike interface.
Earlier this week, Lotus announced a new hybrid client for its cc:Mail customers and pricing incentives to propel the cc:Mail customer base into the open arms of Notes-Domino.
Notes and Domino 4.6.1 includes several new features:
--a Web search feature so administrators can better control the size of search results;
--updated Inso viewers for Windows 95 and Windows NT that offer improved support for HTML, Office 97, SmartSuite 97, WordPro 96, and Fax;
--Web certificate-authority support for the acceptance of client certificates, along with a one-step process to hasten the setup of Secure Sockets Layer on a certificate authority server;
--Cascaded Public Address Books for X.509 certificates, as well as HTTP password lookup for better search of Notes and Domino Public Address Books;
--SMTP Message Transfer Agent dial-up to allow a single dial-up Internet connection to send and receive Internet mail;
--additional Notes Java classes so developers have control over recovery of unused memory, along with persistent Java applet support for the Notes client to store data from an applet; and
--new Command Cache for the Domino Web Server, to improve performance of dynamic page generation and caching for quicker access by browsers.
Notes and Domino, Release 4.6.1, upgrades are now available for download from the company's Web site.
Lotus Development Corp., in Cambridge, Mass. can be reached at http://www.lotus.com.