Wow, a Lotus Notes book for end users

For a good number of years, I’ve been one of a number of community folks bemoaning the lack of Lotus-focused publications on the shelves of our local Barnes & Noble, Waterstones or Borders bookshops.

Thankfully, Packt Publishing have stepped into the breach this year, and are in the process of writing and publishing books on Sametime and Quickr amongst others.

A Google alert this weekend make me aware of a User Guide for Lotus Notes 8.5 that is about to be published, also by Packt Publishing:

Packt Notes book coverIBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide

A practical hands-on user guide with time saving tips and comprehensive instructions for using Lotus Notes effectively and efficiently

Overview of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide

  • Understand and master the features of Lotus Notes and put them to work in your business quickly
  • Contains comprehensive coverage of new Lotus Notes 8.5 features
  • Includes easy-to-follow real-world examples with plenty of screenshots to clearly demonstrate how to get the most out of Lotus Notes
  • Packed with expert tips and best practices, for using business e-mail, calendars and other Lotus Notes applications for efficient business communication


Approach

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.

Who this book is written for

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.

Authored by Karen Hooper, and to be available this month as both a physical book and eBook, this should be a super resource for your end users.

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!