Lotus delivers Web-integrated 5.0 versions of Domino Server, Notes

Lotus Development Corp., after several missed deadlines, this month delivered the 5.0
releases of Domino Server and Notes, capping the company’s most ambitious software
effort to date.

With the announcement, Lotus officials reported the Environmental Protection Agency
will install the new version.

The release, coming 18 months after Domino and Notes 4.6, is a one-stop shop for
Internet messaging, electronic commerce, global collaborative computing and knowledge
management, Lotus chairman Jeff Papows said.

Lotus made it “the most Web-integrated tool in the marketplace,” he said. It
has browser-style navigation throughout and supports domain searches across file systems,
Domino databases and Web sites.

“Domino is an operating system in many senses,” said Craig Smelser, Domino
Server product manager.

Domino Server provides services to all standard Web servers, including Microsoft
Internet Information Server. It follows native Internet protocols—Lightweight
Directory Access Protocol 3, Simple Mail Transfer Protocol, Secure Multipurpose Internet
Mail Extensions, Internet addressing and X.509 certificates—and others.

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