Upgraded this blog/web/mail server to Domino 8.5 beta 1 this morning.  As usual, the process took just 20 minutes or so, including backing up just in case, the upgrade and refreshing all the database designs.   All looks fine and dandy.

Sometimes you have to wonder whether it is almost too easy? If this were Exchange or even Websphere, would we even be considering deploying beta software into a semi-production environment, let alone doing it remotely over a VNC connection whilst sat in a hotel room in Cambridge 😉

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!