A compact Lotus Notes User Guide, this book covers best practices, hints, tips, and tricks of Lotus Notes 8.5. It draws on real-world examples and you will find this book to be an invaluable reference for Lotus Notes. There are significant changes from the earlier versions of Lotus Notes to the current version of 8.5 and this book covers the new features in detail so that you will be able to take advantage of them. However, this book also covers key features from earlier versions, which have stood the test of time. If you are a business user who wants to get the most out of Lotus Notes, then this book is for you. From beginners to seasoned professionals, this book aims to cover the features, best practices, tips, tricks, and tools that enable you to work smarter-almost effortlessly-in Lotus Notes 8.5.
The Definitive Lotus Notes Book for the End-User
By C. Davis "Application Developer" - September 20, 2010
Continuing their much appreciated streak of Lotus Notes and Domino related book titles, Pack Publishing has just released the "IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide". As the title conveys, this book contains no information on Domino administration or application development; it is intended for the end-user audience. While Notes comes with a complete and well written help database that can be read like a book, author Karen Hooper takes it a step further detailing every nuance of the Lotus Notes client in a clear, concise, hand-holding manner that makes it a must-read for any Lotus Notes end-user.
The book begins with an overview of the Lotus Notes client interface. In Chapter One Karen describes the password prompt, the Open button, tabs, the homepage, shortcuts, the sidebar, and how to close Notes. I was struck by the attention to detail -- I cannot recall reading about the password prompt in any other Notes user guide before. It is this level of painstaking detail that will leave... read more
An Indispensable Reference for "Everyone" in your Organisation
By Gavin Bollard - November 14, 2010
This book is excellent! I'd been looking for a good Notes client book for a long time but this way exceeded my expectations. In fact, my eBook review copy was so good that I went online before I'd even finished the third chapter and ordered a print copy for my workplace.
This isn't a book for techies, though they will probably get a few good tips out of it. It's a book for less technical employees. It explores Lotus Notes in just the right amount of detail an provides some hints of the extended features without getting too bogged down in them.
When reviewing technical books, I always have a goal in mind. In this case, my goal was simply to feel like everything had been covered yet still take away at least one "wow" moment where despite my long history with Notes, I pick up something new.
In this book, there were several wow moments. In fact, several times I had to put it down and go play with my Notes client just to prove to myself that these... read more
By Ulrich Krause - October 2, 2010
The "IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide" is a practical, hands-on user guide with time-saving tips and comprehensive instructions for using Lotus Notes effectively and effiently.
The author, Karen Hooper, has over 13 years of experience in Lotus Notes and Domino. She has a good writing style and you can feel that she knows how to teach.
The foreword is written by Ed Brill and going to the list of reviewers, youl'll find well known names like Susan Bulloch, Mary Beth Raven, Karen Hobert and Kathy Staples.
As the title implies, the "IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide" is written for end-users and from their perspective, the contents covers all aspects of Lotus Notes in an detailed and comprehensive way without being too technical.
I even recommend this book to servicedesk staff. Reading the book will take you to the same level in communication your users are on. This can make communication with your servicedesk more effectively. As an example, take a... read more