Caught between the much talked about 8.0.1 and 8.5 releases, the less ballyhooed Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.2 version was released last week. The 8.0.2 release provides greater flexibility for accessing mail and calendar information through iNotes Ultralite technology for the Apple iPhone and Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook; Offers significant performance improvements, starting up about twice as fast as Notes 8.0.1, while maintaining memory requirements; and lets individuals view spreadsheets, documents, and presentations created with Office 2007.

According to the release notes, new features include:

  • IBM Lotus iNotes Ultralite technology – iNotes Ultralite provides additional flexibility for organizations to communicate and share information. iNotes Ultralite brings IBM Lotus Domino e-mail, calendar, and contacts to the Apple iPhone. iNotes on the iPhone allows you to view your e-mail, day-at-a-glance calendar, and contacts in real-time, reply to e-mail, and work with your contacts, all within the rich iPhone experience.
  • Performance improvements – IBM Lotus Notes 8.0.2 offers significant performance improvements, starting up twice as fast as Notes 8.0.1. This increase in performance delivers greater productivity by allowing end users to focus on important tasks.
  • Viewers for Microsoft Office 2007 – File viewers for Microsoft Office 2007 lets you view applications such as spreadsheets, documents, and presentations that have been created with Office 2007. This benefits organizations that need to see content of these office productivity files without the requirement to purchase the product suite.
  • Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook – lets Outlook clients connect to a Domino server giving flexibility to organizations that have a mix of e-mail configurations.

For complete details, see the release notes at

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