In advance of its annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando, Florida next week, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the number of global Lotus Notes licenses has reached 145 million, up five million, including purchases by many industry leaders exchanging Microsoft licenses for Lotus collaboration software.

Over the past 15 months ending in the third quarter of 2008, more than 12,000 new organizations bought their first Notes/Domino licenses, and more than half of the Fortune global 100 now use Lotus Notes and Domino. This includes more than 80 percent of the largest banks, consumer product, electronics, insurance, pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies -- as well as more than 50 percent of America'

In advance of its annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando, Florida next week, IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that the number of global Lotus Notes licenses has reached 145 million, up five million, including purchases by many industry leaders exchanging Microsoft licenses for Lotus collaboration software.

Over the past 15 months ending in the third quarter of 2008, more than 12,000 new organizations bought their first Notes/Domino licenses, and more than half of the Fortune global 100 now use Lotus Notes and Domino. This includes more than 80 percent of the largest banks, consumer product, electronics, insurance, pharmaceutical and telecommunications companies -- as well as more than 50 percent of America's largest 100 companies.

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Lotus Notes / Domino 8.5 is available for Download from the IBM Passport Advantage Website.

New in Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5:

Attention:
There exist a Interim Fix for 8.5 which solved the following problem:

User Rename and User Delete will fail to update group membership except in the rare case where the renamed/deleted user is also listed in the LocalAdmin field for the group. This fix is needed only on 8.5 servers running adminp and is a regression introduced in Release 8.5.

The fix is available on Fix Central.

Advice:
Use a pre-8.5 server to do User Rename and User Delete functions, or apply the fix for spr JPAI7MFS69 to the 8.5 server.

Read more: Notes / Domino 8.5 is available for download