IBM Domino 10 – HCL Edition


The big news stories around Domino today.  First I want to honor Antoine “Fats” Domino who passed away October 25th.  Fats was an amazing Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Famer, performing for nearly 60 years.  He had 35 records on the Billboard Top 40 with songs like “Blueberry Hill.” Fats Domino had an amazing list of achievements in his lifetime.

On this same day, as if keeping his name alive like the Olympic flame, IBM announced that the Domino product line has been energized with what I believe is unprecedented financial backing not seen since IBM acquired Lotus. IBM announced several key things around the brand including a partnership HCL to provide an infusion of product development.  The product list includes:

  • IBM Notes and Domino
  • IBM SmartCloud Notes
  • IBM Notes Traveler
  • IBM Mobile Connect
  • IBM Verse
  • IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO)
  • IBM Enterprise Integrator (LEI)
  • IBM Sametime portfolio
  • IBM Connections Chat/Meetings
  • IBM Client Access (ICAA)

Along with this announcement is the next major release Domino 10, scheduled for 2018.
You can register to participate in the community input on the product roadmap with #Domino2025 Jam.  And version FP10 for Version 9.0.1 is on track to be released by end of year.

IBM already established the success of the IBM-HCL partnership with their Tivoli and Rational Software brands, so this will be a natural extension of that partnership.

IBM Domino, like its musical namesake, already has legendary longevity of success.  I would not be surprised to see IBM Notes/Domino portfolio rival the career of the Great “Fats” Domino.

By the way, IBM, thanks for using Yellow in your announcement.


Posted on October 26, 2017, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. I have just reinstalled my Notes designer client into a folder called c:\HCL\Notes

  2. Fats Domino died last week…

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