I was surprised to see a letter to the editor in this month’s Windows IT Pro complaining about the magazine’s lack of Notes and Domino coverage. The writer is right; I don’t think I’ve ever seen an article about Notes or Domino in the magazine, and I’ve been reading it since it launched 10 years ago (and writing for it nearly that long!) (And occasionally, when I mention Domino or Workplace, everyone complains…)
Karen Forster, editoral and strategy director for the magazine, tells me that 80+% of their subscribers are running Exchange. We had a great discussion about whether that’s the chicken or the egg: are Notes and Domino users/admins not subscribing because of the lack of coverage, or is there no coverage because there’s no demand?
I don’t know the answer, but I know a good way to find out. If you want to see more Notes and Domino coverage in the magazine, try sending a letter to the editor asking for it. Better yet, if you’re not a subscriber, buy a subscription! (See, a transparent ploy!) Even better, if you’re an author, submit an article proposal. There are lots of potential topics, including how SmartUpdate really works, how to make Domino use TLS to securely exchange e-mail with other systems, the best way to provide secure remote access for Notes clients, and more.