IBM Announces Beta Availability of Lotus Notes 8.5.1

May 15, 2009

IBM announced the beta release of Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 collaboration software, including plans to support Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync in version 8.5.1 of Lotus Notes Traveler. This capability will extend Lotus Domino automatic synching capabilities for email and calendaring tools to the Apple iPhone. IBM Lotus Notes Traveler software enables wireless push replication of Lotus Notes email, calendaring, and personal information management (PIM) data on select smart phones. This beta version also incorporates the new 1.3 version of IBM's free Lotus Symphony document, spread sheet, and presentation software, and brings IBM XPages developer technology to the Lotus Notes client for off-line use.