Eweek are reporting that IBM on Monday annouced new Lotus Notes and Domino products from its annual Lotusphere conference in Orlando.
Lotus Notes and Domino 7 are both due to ship this coming summer. The launch will mark 16 years of Lotus Notes. The new version is expected to be a huge upgrade. Both Notes and Domino will feature tighter intergration with IBM's Workplace. Domino 7 will support IBM's DB2 database although the original Notes Storage Facility will still remain a better option performance-wise.
In terms of performance and cost for enterprise customers, Notes and Domino 7 combined are expected to support up to 80 percent users and taking 25 percent less processing power. IBM officials claim the greatest performance gains are when customers are using Linux on an Intel server.
Lotus Notes and Domino 7 are both currently in public beta.