Archive for Domino.Doc

Quickr 8.5 Ships - Is this truly the Domino.Doc successor we have been waiting for?

September 21 2010

Today marks the 'shipping' of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for IBM Lotus Domino. While there are many important new features in this release, one of the biggest goals of Quickr D 8.5 is to be the successor to the Domino.Doc product line. With the cease of development of Domino.Doc, IBM has targeted this release for DomDoc customers to migrate their document management systems to. A bit of history: Last March, I spent the month in Cambridge working on the Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Document Manager red book. There are many references to a future version of Quickr that will help with the migration of Domino Document Manager applications and use cases - Quickr 8.5 is the release we were talking about. Now that Quickr 8.5 is out, is this the magic bullet release that gives Domino.Doc customers a migration path? As you might expect, that is a loaded question. The answer is Maybe. The best way is to answer by use case. Use Case #1: High End Document Management w

Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Document Manager Redbook has Shipped!

September 28 2009

Months of work by many fine people have finally come to completion. The ILDDM Migration Redbook is complete! Here is the full announcement: Form Number: SG24-7747-00 Title: Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Document Manager Can now be downloaded as a PDF file and ordered in hardcopy two weeks following the Publish Date! (see for online access) This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to help your organization plan and prepare for a migration away from Lotus® Domino® Document Manager (formerly known as Domino.Doc). This IBM Redbook focuses primarily on analyzing, planning, and preparing with only a small portion devoted to the actual process of migrating to another solution. While there is no exact equivalent to Domino Document Manager (DDM), we discuss IBM Lotus Quickr™ in detail and illustrate how your organization can achieve many of the same functional goals using Lotus Quickr services f

Week 2 of the Domino.Doc Migration Redbook & poll wrap-ups

March 9 2009

Week 2 of the IBM Redbook that focuses on the termination of Domino.Doc and their migration path is in process. Last week was all about planning and strategizing. The team organized our outline and built our multiple scenarios for how we think the Domino.Doc customers will be segmented. We met with the Quickr team to talk about our thought process and talk about the future of Quickr. We also started getting our head around the IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions and how they fit into the picture. This week is about chapter assignments and starting the writing process. We are also having more meetings as we get into the specifics of Collaborative Document Management, Robust / Enterprise Document Management, and much more. Hard for me to talk more about stuff - but I am working on getting an official voice from IBM who can talk about all of this on-line and blogging very soon. Thank you to everyone who answered the polls. The good news is that I did not see anything that

Poll for Domino Document Manager / Domino.Doc customers - why are you not using Lotus Quickr as a replacement?

March 5 2009

I would like to generate some feedback on why more DDM / Domino.Doc customers have not moved to Lotus Quickr. With the withdrawal of the product announced this year at Lotusphere, all DDM / Domino.Doc customers have a full entitlement for Lotus Quickr licenses. Are you looking to migrate to Lotus Quickr? Are IBM FileNet or Content Manager on your radar? Are you looking at competitor products? This is an open-ended thread - post whatever you want. Just be constructive. No pure complaints please - you need to suggest ideas on how to fix it. Like the other two polls, I will reserve my thoughts on this until Monday. This feedback is not just for me or the Lotus bubble, but will be used for the DomDoc Redbook and the feedback will go directly to the Lotus Quickr team. No promises they do anything about it, but I have an opportunity to deliver the message directly.

The IBM Document Management Story & the Domino.Doc Redbook

March 4 2009

For the first week of the Domino Document Manager (Domino.Doc) Redbook, the focus is on getting our hands around a few things. First, we have defined a goal for the Redbook and an outline. Because the move off of Domino.Doc has so many variables, this will not be just a technical redbook. The first section will have an Executive Overview and focus on the business issues. We are building scenarios and customer profiles on the current customer types that use Domino.Doc. From those, we will make recommendations on what to do - both in recommending a new software solution, but also in how to manage the cultural and business process issues. I am really happy that the entire team agrees with this approach. I believe this redbook is going to have real value to a CIO as well as for the developer and administrator. This week also finds us reviewing the IBM story on document and content management. There are so many options. The good news is that about the time this redbook comes out (May/June

Why I am in Boston for 21 days - ILDDM / Domino.Doc Redbook

March 2 2009

So those that follow me on Twitter know that I arrived in snowy Boston for an extended stay - 3 weeks to be exact. The purpose of this trip is to participate in the writing of the IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager / Domino.Doc Migration Redbook. The purpose of the redbook is to help customers decide what to do with their existing ILDDM / Domino.Doc installs and what their options are. It will also cover the migration tool that IBM will be releasing. I have an interesting perspective on the withdrawl of ILDDM / Domino.Doc from the marketplace. I was at the first Domino.Doc Advisory Council meeting before the product even went into beta. With my focus on integration of Lotus Notes & Domino with other technologies, Domino.Doc was the perfect container. Originally released right after Notes 4 - that is before the Domino HTTP web server folks - the product did things that Notes could not. It did document locking and versioning / revisioning in a way that it worked in Notes, even in a

Why does IBM think Domino Document Manager/ILDDM/Domino.Doc is dead?

July 24 2008

So Ed's comment sparked me to write this blog entry .. and it won't be pretty. IBM seems to think that Domino Document Manager, also known as ILDDM, also known as Domino.Doc, is in maintenance mode. How can IBM put a product into maintenance mode when there is no replacement for it? No folks, Lotus Quickr does not match the functionality requirements that ILDDM fits. Nor does any of the other document management systems that IBM owns, including FileNet. For large customers, FileNet is a great solution. For those looking for replacing network share drives with some basic collaboration, Lotus Quickr works pretty well. Heck, you can even use that amazing Mainsoft Sharepoint Integrator for Lotus Notes for document sharing. Their sidebar app for Sharepoint is absolutely killer! But if you want a SMB document management solution or a document management solution that is so customizable it can become part of a larger process (for example, a major manufacturer using a custom Notes based