Minnesota Lotus Notes User Group meeting on Wednesday February 23, 2005

Time: 5:00 PM to 6:45 PM
Location: Majors Sports Cafe in Bloomington just south of I-494 on the frontage road on the east of Hwy 100, their phone number is: 952-835-8308.

  • 5:00 PM - 5:55 PM: Andre Guirard: Using the Lotus Connector classes to connect your Lotus Notes/Domino environment to other data sources.
  • 5:55 PM - 6:05 PM: Refreshment Break
  • 6:05 PM - 6:30 PM: Overview of DAMO (Domino Web Access for Outlook), why would you use this?
  • 6:30 PM - 6:45 PM: Introducing the LotusUserGroup.org, Discussion, other business

Notes from the Meeting

LEI and LSXLC by Andre Gurard

Andre presented an in-depth look at using the Lotus Connector Classes (LSXLC) to access other database from your Domino server. These classes are provided with Domino and do not require any additional software licenses. Remember you need to install DECS when you are installing the Notes Client and the Domino Server to take advantage of this funtionality (it is an option when you run the Notes/Domino installation).

Below are resources that Andre referred to for you to find more information about Enterprise Integration (EI)
Tom Hillebrand gave a bried overview of DAMO (Domino Access for Microsoft Outlook). DAMO is used to provide end users the ability to use their familiar Microsoft Outlook client instead of, or in addition to, their Lotus Notes client for Messaging, Calendar and Scheduling, ToDo's and Contacts. It is included with your Lotus Notes client license.

Tom discussed the LotusUserGroup.Org site that the Minnesota Notes User Group participates in and the meeting he had with the Lotus User Group Organization at Lotusphere in January. This organization is a group designed to bring awareness of all the Lotus Notes User Group throughout the world. Please logon and check them out.

For future meetings, the group discussed learning more about Domino release 7, Lotus Workplace Services Express and discussion about the direction of Lotus/IBM and the bright future of Lotus Notes/Domino. Anyone that would care to present how their company uses Lotus/IBM software or if you have any suggestions for future meetings please contact Tom Hillebrand.