Intranet Journal: Building an Intranet with Lotus Database Templates

Longtime blogger ChrisToohey has written a series ofarticles for Intranet Journal.  Today's article examines the threemain out-of-the-box templates in Domino -- discussion, document library,teamroom.  I know that tons of Notes applications have been createdwith or based on these templates, but I also feel that they are often overlookedfor their power.  Doclib, for example, has some great Microsoft Officeintegration, plus revision tracking (I remember all the early Notes appsI used seemed fixated on revision tracking).  The discussion templatehas subscription/newsletter options, so you don't have to keep checkingfor new content.    And Teamroom has some very slick projecttracking capabilites built right in,The out-of-the-box templates are a greatreminder of why Notes is a collaboration platform, not just a mail systemwith bolt-ons for workflow or other integration.  I'd hazard a guessthat these templates themselves are delivering a lot of the collaborationand knowledge value inside Notes organizations today.Link: IntranetJournal: Building an Intranet with Lotus database templates>

Longtime blogger Chris Toohey has written a series of articles for Intranet Journal.  Today's article examines the three main out-of-the-box templates in Domino -- discussion, document library, teamroom.  I know that tons of Notes applications have been created with or based on these templates, but I also feel that they are often overlooked for their power.  Doclib, for example, has some great Microsoft Office integration, plus revision tracking (I remember all the early Notes apps I used seemed fixated on revision tracking).  The discussion template has subscription/newsletter options, so you don't have to keep checking for new content.    And Teamroom has some very slick project tracking capabilites built right in,

The out-of-the-box templates are a great reminder of why Notes is a collaboration platform, not just a mail system with bolt-ons for workflow or other integration.  I'd hazard a guess that these templates themselves are delivering a lot of the collaboration and knowledge value inside Notes organizations today.

Link: Intranet Journal: Building an Intranet with Lotus database templates >

Originally by Ed Brill from Ed Brill on February 27, 2006, 6:31am

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