Mat Newman 8 July 2012 10:33:59 PMThis afternoon while watching my beloved Hawks wipe the floor with GWS (162 point win - if you don't mind!), a lady sitting near me in the hotel noticed the Lotus Notes background image on my Thinkpad Tablet.
"Excuse me, I noticed the Lotus Notes logo on your iPad." (giggle- let that one go!) "Do you know much about it?"
Yep, this was her lucky day ;-)
Let's call her 'Siri'. Siri then asked me why it might take so long for her to open her mail in Lotus Notes.
A quick check, and yep, no local replica of Siri's mail, and this poor lady is accessing server based mail remotely from a third world country with internet connections that would make people yearn for the blistering pace of dial-up.
Why on earth would anyone give someone a Laptop with a Lotus Notes client, and no local replica of their mail????
So a local replica (encrypted, of course!) was quickly created (well, not quickly, it took another 1/2 hour, lucky she was new in the job), and location settings changed to use "local", rather than "server". Thankfully at least Siri has Notes 8.5.2 (where immediate mail replication was introduced).
I asked Siri if she had received any training, her reply: "They showed me how to create an email, replies, forward and folders, but that was it."
A quick '10 minute demo' ensued, a Notebook was created, and then Siri went back to her laptop and glass of wine, while I concentrated on the game again. A few minutes later a beer arrived, "compliments of the lady" according to the waitress.
As I left, Siri called me over: "Thanks, you've really changed my opinion of Lotus Notes."
Just doin' my job ma'am. Saving the world, one Lotus Notes user at a time :-)