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Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators - Got mine Friday

By Andrew Pollack on 03/21/2009 at 10:46 PM EDT

Mark Elliott's book came to me on Friday and I've only just had a quick look. It looks well titled -- if you're a new Notes admin this book looks well suited to getting you out of a few jams. It's really focused on the kinds of day to day things you'll need to know.

From what I can tell, this isn't an advanced "How-To" covering every feature from soup to nuts. It does provide a handy reference though. As I look through it more, I'll let you know how useful it really turns out to be.


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re: Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators - Got mine FridayBy Rob McDonagh on 03/22/2009 at 10:13 AM EDT
It's not really aimed at Domino administrators, despite the title. It's for
Notes 2nd or 3rd level support people. The vast majority of the content is a
set of error messages and possible solutions (though for some, the solution is
"there is no solution"). It should be called "Survival Guide for Lotus Notes
Client Support" instead. Since I was hoping for a book about Domino
administration, I'm disappointed. If I'd been expecting a book about Notes
Client support, I'd be thrilled, because there's a lot of very useful content
on that topic.
re: Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators - Got mine FridayBy Colin Williams on 03/22/2009 at 08:54 PM EDT
I feel the same as Rob. Its still a nice book to have (and support), I was just
expecting something different.
re: Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators - Got mine FridayBy Benoit Dubuc on 03/23/2009 at 02:59 PM EDT
Same here. I had high expectations on this book, but was disappointed it is
mainly aimed at low level support people. I was looking at a book to help me
cross certify servers, explain pass through servers and what they let us do,
... fairly heavy admin stuff.

I will post a full review on my site in the next days...
re: Survival Guide for Lotus Notes and Domino Administrators - Got mine FridayBy Colin Williams on 03/24/2009 at 03:50 PM EDT
Domino System Adminstration by Rob Kirkland (published by New Riders) would
seem to set the benchmark. It obviously needs a refresh to deal with all the
goodies in 8 however.


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