As if you needed more reasons to not use it...



  • The NSA has a backdoor key into Lotus Notes!



  • Blocked for: Potential Hacking/Computer Crime :/

    However, thank God I'm no longer on Lotus Notes.



  • Does anyone still use Lotus Notes?!



  • IBM

    Which despite conveying untold horrors is not enough for discourse, so I must write more.



  • UGH -- we still use it, for one.



  • :raising_hand: :sadface:



  • Waaat? Crazy I say, crazy!

    No, really, last time I ever saw LN was like 10 years ago.



  • @Dragoon said:

    IBM

    Which despite conveying untold horrors is not enough for discourse, so I must write more.

    Actually, from what I've heard, no. They pawn it, but they don't use it internally.

    We, as a self-respecting academic institution, do however use Lotus Notes because a particular person with the vice chancellor's ear has an infatuation for it. So whenever we need a simple service that anyone of us could hack together in twenty minutes in Javascript, we need to hire a consultant to do it in six months and a ridiculous price tag.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Mikael_Svahnberg said:

    We, as a self-respecting academic institution, do however use Lotus Notes because a particular person with the vice chancellor's ear has an infatuation for it. So whenever we need a simple service that anyone of us could hack together in twenty minutes in Javascript, we need to hire a consultant to do it in six months and a ridiculous price tag.

    Fortunately, we're only infested with Exchange and Sharepoint. Exchange is… well, not worth complaining about these days. It works, sending and receiving emails. (It also has calendaring which sort of sucks, but whatever.) Sharepoint is nastier since it tries to be an office application, but online. Ugh. (Better than BSCW, but that's like saying malaria is better than ebola.)

    The worst part of Sharepoint is how its calendaring doesn't seem to integrate with Exchange (or Google Calendar, or …) or at least doesn't in the way it is implemented with us. Siloized calendaring: just what nobody wants…


  • area_deu

    @dkf said:

    BSCW

    Their website is pretty cool - you can make the slideshow go really fast by using the scroll wheel.



  • @dkf said:

    The worst part of Sharepoint is how its calendaring doesn't seem to integrate with Exchange (or Google Calendar, or …)

    Sure it does, there's a link right there named something like "open this calendar in Outlook". It uses that standard RSS-like calendar API that pretty much every PIM supports at this point.

    @dkf said:

    or at least doesn't in the way it is implemented with us.

    ... oh.

    That's not something I even knew it was possible to break.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @Mikael_Svahnberg said:

    We, as a self-respecting academic institution, do however use Lotus Notes

    Yeah, I think the second half of that quote indicates the first half is a lie.



  • @dkf said:

    The worst part of Sharepoint is how its calendaring doesn't seem to integrate with Exchange (or Google Calendar, or …)

    That's because...wait for it...they're working on it.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @thegoryone said:

    That's because...wait for it...they're working on it.

    You'd have thought that someone would maybe have just said “We have these two flagship enterprise software systems; maybe they should integrate out of the box?” You know, in a way that would've been MOTHER­BELGIUM­ING TRIVIAL to predict as being useful? And to have supplied instructions on doing it with both products?



  • We just got a list of services and applications available to us via our new corporate owners. The very first item on the list was Lotus Notes.



  • Good way of keeping up the morale.


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    @mott555 said:

    We just got a list of services and applications available to us via our new evil corporate ownersoverlords. The very first item on the list was Lotus Notes.

    FTFY.

    Seriously, is there any other phrase more suitable for someone forcing you to use Lotus Notes?



  • Fortunately they haven't forced us to use Lotus Notes yet.



  • We worked with an external specialist initially to get our sharepoint up and running. Their expertise was noticeably lacking when they told us you couldn't pull profile images down from AD or set up workflows to handle numerical cases (E.G. > 10000 and < 20000). We got that fixed in the guts of an hour.

    I'm no Sharepoint expert but seriously? That's the joy of public sector spending and project tenders.



  • I had a experience like that with a Navision consultant. Seems MS & Oracle products tend to attract the worst kind of people to IT.


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