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End of support for Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Announcement end of Q2/2021

Daniel Nashed – 30 May 2020 12:32:57

Update: 03.06.2020

The feedback I got from HCL was that the EOS date in the referenced documents was not intended. This is true for 9.0.x (and also 10.0.x).
I still belive moving forward makes a lot of sense as outlined in this blog post.
On the server side moving to a new major release isn't nearly as complex compared to other vendors.
And on the client side it is getting a lot easier once you are on a current release. You can use the free offerings to automate updates (And there is a free Panagenda offering to bring you to version 10.0.1 first).


There is a new announcement about Notes/Domino 9.0.1 life cycle, which has been in the market for quite a while.

The "EOM" date for end of Q2 defines the withdraw of the product. That means it will have another year of support until the EOS Date.

Notes/Domino 11.0.1 has shipped and there is Notes/Domino 12 planned for Q1/2021.

Having 3 code streams in support would be quite a lot, especially because Notes/Domino 9.0.1 was an IBM release.

So this is good and important statement which helps us to get customers upgraded to the right Domino versions!

There are way better reasons to move to current releases than a support statement. And it s very sad that often this is the only reason that counts for management.

We have seen environments still running on 8.5.x releases and those versions still work.

But also upgrading to a newer version is far less complex than what other products offer.

That often means that new functionality is not adopted.

We still see that features like Translog, DAOS and other storage optimization, ID-Vault and other security features, DDM and other technologies are not adopted.

So this is the upgrade chance for a Domino 11 upgrade project while talking benefit of current features ;-)

See the full HCL Life Cycle document below. Thank's Vlad, for the link! I did not see it yet.



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