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IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide ePub download

by Karen Hooper

  • Author: Karen Hooper
  • ISBN: 1849680205
  • ISBN13: 978-1849680202
  • ePub: 1444 kb | FB2: 1615 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Software
  • Publisher: Packt Publishing (September 3, 2010)
  • Pages: 296
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 409
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IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide ePub download

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The author, Karen Hooper, has over 13 years of experience in Lotus Notes and Domino. She has a good writing style and you can feel that she knows how to teach. As the title implies, the IBM Lotus Notes . User Guide is written for end-users and from their perspective, the contents covers all aspects of Lotus Notes in an detailed and comprehensive way without being too technical

A compact Lotus Notes User Guide, this book covers best practices, hints, tips, and tricks of Lotus Notes 8.5. It draws on real-world examples and you will find this book to be an invaluable reference for Lotus Notes. There are significant changes from the earlier versions of Lotus Notes to the current version of 8.5 and this book covers the new features in detail so that you will be able to take advantage of them. However, this book also covers key features from earlier versions, which have stood the test of time. If you are a business user who wants to get the most out of Lotus Notes, then this book is for you. From beginners to seasoned professionals, this book aims to cover the features, best practices, tips, tricks, and tools that enable you to work smarter-almost effortlessly-in Lotus Notes 8.5.
MrRipper
I hired into a large company that used Lotus Notes exclusively. And basically received no training or instriction on how to use it.
I always had Outlook for work previously and use Thunderbird for personal use.

That being said, I did manage to fumble around enough to make Lotus work, but this book (and the web) made a capable user in a few weeks. Enough to impress my co-workers who had used Lotus Notes exclusively.

The book could go a bit deeper in some areas, but all in all, if you are stuck with Lotus Notes, it is a good resource.
Brol
I found this to be a decent intro to Notes - skimming the surface on many facets of the software - but not a reference for an advanced user. Limitations may also be somewhat due to Notes capability (I used Notes in the 90's, but am a lifetime MS Mail or Outlook user). I find Outlook to be more intuitive, so my comments on this book may somewhat reflect my difficulty with the logic in Notes.
The book is clearly written, with screenshots and neatly-outlined explanations.
one life
Karen Hooper makes this clear for you in a very instructive way: Lotus Notes covers your business needs regarding e-mail, databases, office productivity suite, sametime chat.
Don't work harder just smarter - with Lotus Notes.
Shan
Continuing their much appreciated streak of Lotus Notes and Domino related book titles, Pack Publishing has just released the "IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide". As the title conveys, this book contains no information on Domino administration or application development; it is intended for the end-user audience. While Notes comes with a complete and well written help database that can be read like a book, author Karen Hooper takes it a step further detailing every nuance of the Lotus Notes client in a clear, concise, hand-holding manner that makes it a must-read for any Lotus Notes end-user.

The book begins with an overview of the Lotus Notes client interface. In Chapter One Karen describes the password prompt, the Open button, tabs, the homepage, shortcuts, the sidebar, and how to close Notes. I was struck by the attention to detail -- I cannot recall reading about the password prompt in any other Notes user guide before. It is this level of painstaking detail that will leave even the newest of Lotus Notes users with little to no questions about how to accomplish their day-to-day tasks in Notes.

She moves on in Chapter Two to discuss Sametime. From availability status to multi-way chats and chat history, Sametime will hold little mystery after reading this chapter.

Chapter Three is a short but complete overview of the Feeds feature in Notes. Chapter Four discusses Widgets along with multiple examples of how to add widgets from both the IBM Greenhouse and from the web in general.

And then comes Chapter Five, "Mastering Lotus Notes Mail". This chapter is a must-read for any Notes user. Covered are the very basics of which many users seem to lack a full grasp. Creating and replying to messages, addressing messages, basic formatting, attachments, folders, spell check and more. If taught in a classroom, this is usually a multi-hour course all covered here in amazing detail with plenty of screenshots, all in about 30 pages. This chapter alone could cut down on help desk calls by frustrated users. But it gets better because Chapter Six sticks with this theme by covering slightly more advanced, yet immediately relevant topics such as the follow up feature, stationery, message recall, out of office, junk mail, rules, mail size indicators, archiving, etc. Karen goes to great lengths to point out when features can be affected by administrative policies. For instance, when discussing preferences she alerts the reader when a feature may be locked down or not present if the reader's administrators have set a policy thus easing the user's mind if their settings do not look or work exactly the way she is showing them in the book.

Chapter Seven is all about contacts. From adding, importing, exporting, and printing, to the often confusing topic of recent contacts.

Chapter Eight is another meaty chapter, this time covering calendar and scheduling. She begins with a very well placed tour of the calendar and different filtering options, before moving into creating calendar entries, repeating meetings, the options available to the chair, rooms and resources, group calendars, and to dos. It is all covered here and, again, this is another must-read for any end-user.

Chapter Nine explains what Notes applications are and how to work with them in a very general manner including instructions on how to create an application with a template and application security.

Chapter Ten was another surprising entry for me. Focusing on working remotely, I do not recall seeing such a well written, end-user focused discussion on what replication is and why it is important. Also discussed is how to take an application offline, mobile directories, and connection & location documents.
The book is finished in Chapter Eleven with a nice outline of Lotus Symphony and its components.

When all is said and done, the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide is a truly amazing book. Never before I seen a user guide for Lotus Notes that covers nearly every aspect of the client in an easy-to-read manner complete with a wide array of screenshots. This is the manual that IBM forgot to give to the end-user. Unlike most technical education books, Karen Hooper somehow manages to squeeze an enormous amount of information into just under 300 pages. This is very important because end-users will not feel daunted by the task of reading it. Ed Brill sums up my feelings about this book best in the forward when he states "you are in possession of a valuable resource - Karen Hoopers IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide."

Disclaimer: Packt Publishing provided a free review copy of the e-book for the purpose of this review.
Tat
This book is excellent! I'd been looking for a good Notes client book for a long time but this way exceeded my expectations. In fact, my eBook review copy was so good that I went online before I'd even finished the third chapter and ordered a print copy for my workplace.

This isn't a book for techies, though they will probably get a few good tips out of it. It's a book for less technical employees. It explores Lotus Notes in just the right amount of detail an provides some hints of the extended features without getting too bogged down in them.

When reviewing technical books, I always have a goal in mind. In this case, my goal was simply to feel like everything had been covered yet still take away at least one "wow" moment where despite my long history with Notes, I pick up something new.

In this book, there were several wow moments. In fact, several times I had to put it down and go play with my Notes client just to prove to myself that these exciting "new" features really work. I'm impressed!

This is very much a Notes 8.5 book. If you're still using Notes 7, then you've got the wrong book - unless of course, you're trying to make a case to upgrade. This is very much a book about the current Notes product. There have been massive changes in Notes 8 - 8.5 and this book walks through each of them in detail.

There are the usual chapters on mail, calendar and to-do lists but there are also sections dealing with RSS feeds, widgets, the sidebar, sametime and more. Thankfully the book is free of QuickR, Sametime (full version) and Connections references. This is a book which respects its core subject and concentrates its full attention on it.

There are a couple of ambitious chapters near the end which cover more on replication and database creation than I'd usually want my users to know but it's refreshing to see this material dealt with so simply. It's a book that you can hand up to the less technical management band and know that they'll come away with the right concepts.

Finally, the book ends with a chapter dealing with Symphony. I'd have preferred this chapter to have been two chapters earlier (in front of the technical stuff) and I'd have preferred it to go into more detail. It does however point to some very useful online resources - and since it's slightly off-topic, it's probably in the right place and the right length.

Put simply, this book is brilliant. It belongs on the shelf in every IT department running Notes 8 and above. It also belongs in HR and there are whole sections which probably should be presented as part of a staff induction.

In fact, as soon as my print copy arrives, I've got a long list of people I want to circulate it through - and I'll be expecting some pretty massive productivity gains.

Honesty Clause: I was provided an copy of this book at no charge to review. Even so, it was good enough that I really did buy it before I'd finished more than a couple of chapters.
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