Saturday, January 19, 2013

Difference Between Lotus Notes and Outlook

Difference Between Lotus Notes and Outlook
I have a doubt long time What is Difference Between Lotus Notes and Outlook.   
There are following major difference 

IBM Lotus Notes

IBM Lotus Notes Domino is an application server. Lotus Notes provide included association functionality such as email, contacts management, calendaring, to do tracking, instant messaging, calendaring, an office productivity suite and access to other LN Domino Software and databases. Notes Domino can also be integrated with supplementary collaboration capability including online meetings, voice and video conferencing, forums, discussions, blogs, Micro blogs, file sharing,and user directories. In addition to these ordinary application the organization may use the IBM Notes Domino development and other tools to develop additional integrated applications such as request approval workflow and document management.
Lotus Notes was originally created by Lotus Development Corp. in 1989. In 1995 Lotus was acquire by IBM and became known as the Lotus Notes E-mail Client Development division of IBM and is now part of the IBM Software Group.

MS Outlook

Microsoft Outlook is a way of information manager from Microsoft, available both as a separate application as well as a part of the MS Office suite. The current version is MS Outlook version 2010 for Windows & MS Outlook version 2011 for Mac.
Although often used mainly as E-mail application, it also includes a  task manager, calendar,  note taking, contact manager, journal and web browsing.
It can be used as a stand-alone application, or can work with Microsoft SharePoint Server and MS Exchange Server for using multiple users in corporate, such as calendars and shared mailboxes, SharePoint lists, Exchange folders and gathering schedules. There are lots of third-party add on applications that integrated MS-Outlook with devices such as Multimedia mobile phones (BlackBerry) and with other application like Skype internet communication and office. Microsoft Developers also can create their own application that works with Microsoft Outlook and Office apparatus using Microsoft Visual Studio.

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