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.

Read more about it on the cnn.com Website.




More information on these certifications can be found on the private site for Lotus Certified Professionals. And, as always, once they have been released articles will be posted in the News and Announcements section of the IBM Lotus Certification public site. From there, links will be provided to the exam overview, objectives and preparation pages.

  • 951: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Update
  • 956: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Update
  • 952: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Foundation Skills
  • 980: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Operating Fundamentals
  • 981: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 8.5 Building the Infrastructure — tentative

This information was taken from the Clippings Newsletter .




Lotus Certification announces the retirement of both IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Update Exams. The following exams will no longer be available until April 30th, 2009:


Test 701: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 Application Development Update
Test 702: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 System Administration Update

Consequently, the corresponding certifications will also be retired on that date. If you are working toward your Lotus Notes Domino 7 certification, be sure to schedule the tests while they are still available.

Update (thanks Fabrice C. for the link):

Due to a continued demand and high-volume, Lotus Certification is postponing the retirement of both IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 7 Update Exams until April 30th, 2009.  The previous date of December 31st, 2008 is no longer valid. Consequently, the corresponding certifications will also be available until April 30th, 2009.

See: http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/news/20080627.shtml for more informations.

 




In Vista SP1, XP SP3, and Windows Server 2008, the Remote Desktop Program has been updated to version 6.1 (6.0.6001) and one of the changes is that the functionality previously associated with the /console switch is now called the /admin switch. 

If you use "mstsc /v:servername /console" in a script file then the /console will be ignored (with no warning) and you will be connected to a normal session that is not the server console.  If you specify the /console switch in the RDC GUI connection dialog then it will tell you "an unknown parameter was specified in the computer name field".