TriState LUG 2010 - “Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony

October 11 2010



Download the PSC Integration Samples database here. The OpenNTF.org Contacts Experience project is located here.

2 Responses to “TriState LUG 2010 - “Kum Bah Yah” meets “Lets Kick Butt” : The Integration of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and IBM Lotus Symphony”

  1. 1) Joseph LeMay says:

    At your presentation, you demoed how you were able to quickly start the notes client because your laptop was so fast (i7, SSD, lotsa memory). I recall your saying that this version of Lotus Notes loaded thousands of ....something. What was it that Notes needs to load that makes it slow?

  2. 2) John D Head says:

    Joseph - Notes sits on top of the Eclipse and Expeditor frameworks. Those, at their core, are java based. Java means a lot of text files ... so when Notes starts it loads lots of files. The fastest way to improve Notes performance is to remove any burden to disk I/O. The faster processor and more ram help, but the SSD makes the world of difference. Nothing comes close to improving the Notes client in terms of warm and cold boots than the SSD drive. But 8.5.2 has a lot of performance enhancements in it as well, including the prestart option. This moves a bunch of the loading of those java files into the boot sequence of the computer instead of when you click the Notes icon (symphony, openoffice.org, ms office, and other apps do this as well). With an SSD drive, I do not use the 8.5.2 prestart option - I don't need too.

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