Why Lotus ND7?

November 1st, 2005 - 4:30 PM to 6:30 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)

It's been quite a while since our last meeting! We had been planning on doing a half-day seminar on ND7 in late October, then realized that IBM Lotus did something similar already and that it would be healthier for the group if we instead covered the many topics via a series of meetings.

The next meeting is on November 1st at Major's from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM. We'll discuss highlights about why Lotus ND7 is important (TCO, features), share any ND7 upgrade stories, tips, and tricks, and talk about dates and topics for the next meeting.


  • 4:30 PM - 5:15 PM: An overview of ND7's lowered TCO and some of the new features and other reasons behind it.
  • 5:15 PM - 5:30 PM: Next meetings - mainly what you'd like to hear next, and when. There's plenty of topics to meet about from ND7 alone, so should we meet? Mid December? January even though Lotusphere's right around the corner? End of February to discuss impressions from Lotusphere? All of the above?
  • 5:30 PM - ???: ND7 stories - We'll kick things off with highlights from IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) and others on best practices for upgrading, then we'll take a pulse of the room to find out how others' ND7 experiences have been, sharing any surprises and gotchas along the way.

Meeting Notes

"Why ND7?" by John Smart (PowerPoint, 3.2Mb)
Best Practices from ISSL (PowerPoint, 346kb)