Adieu Notes and Domino 7.0.x

So long, farewell…  

IBM has announced the dates that Lotus Notes/Domino 7.0.x and Lotus Enterprise Integrator 7.0.x will be withdrawn from marketing and from support.

Effective on the dates listed below, IBM will withdraw from marketing, part numbers from the following product release(s) licensed under the IBM International Program License Agreement:

Program number

 VRM

Program release name

Withdrawal from marketing date

Withdrawal from support date

5724-E62

7.0.0

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino V7.0.0

October 15, 2009

April 30, 2011

5724-E62

7.0.1

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino V7.0.1

October 15, 2009

April 30, 2011

5724-E62

7.0.2

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino V7.0.2

October 15, 2009

April 30, 2011

5724-E62

7.0.3

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino V7.0.3

April 14, 2011

April 30, 2011

5724-E62

7.0.4

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino V7.0.4

April 14, 2011

April 30, 2011

5724-L76

7.0.0

IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator V7.0.0

October 15, 2009

April 30, 2011

5724-L76

7.0.1

IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator V7.0.1

October 15, 2009

April 30, 2011

5724-L76

7.0.2

IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator V7.0.2

October 15, 2009

April 30, 2011

5724-L76

7.0.3

IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator V7.0.3

April 14, 2011

April 30, 2011

5724-L76

7.0.4

IBM Lotus Enterprise Integrator V7.0.4

April 14, 2011

April 30, 2011

(my table based on information from the announcement letter)

Given that Notes/Domino was announced (and made available) on August 30 2005, and will drop off general support on April 30 2011, that adds up to a 6-year lifespan for this release of the product – impressive commitment to customer investment protection I would say…

However, if you are still on 7.0.x now, I would have to ask why?  There are such massive enhancements in Notes/Domino 8.0.x and 8.5 that you really must be looking to get up to date ASAP…

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!