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IBM Domino Express software is a set of IBM messaging and collaboration offerings for companies to acquire, deploy and use the capabilities of Domino software. IBM Domino Express offerings are packaged and priced to provide cost-effective functionality. Two IBM® Domino® Express offerings include messaging capability and are licensed on a per user basis in which the price includes entitlement to server and client software. The per user charge applies to the number of Notes and Domino users, which may be less than the total number of employees, but companies may not acquire more than a total of 1,000 Authorized Users of Domino Collaboration Express or Domino Messaging Express combined per Domino domain (a 'Domino domain' is a group of Domino servers that share the same Domino Directory).

 

IBM Domino Messaging Express

IBM Domino Messaging Express software combines full support for the latest Internet mail standards with the industry-leading messaging, calendar and scheduling, discussion database and reference database capabilities of Domino software - all in one manageable and reliable package.

Domino Messaging Express includes a full license of Domino Messaging Server and includes entitlement to server and client software, priced on per user basis. You are entitled to use it on as many machines within your company as you would like, but access is limited to those users for which you have paid the per user charge. For each of those users, Domino Messaging Express includes a license for the user's choice of IBM Notes® or IBM iNotes® software. Entitlement to IBM Notes Traveler software, and an entitlement to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections software are also included.

IBM Domino Messaging Express software includes entitlement to use advanced directory capabilities and Domino® partitioning technology . These capabilities help Domino Express customers to reduce operating and hardware costs through flexible deployments and more efficient use of hardware.

 

IBM Domino Collaboration Express

IBM Domino Collaboration Express software provides all the functions of the IBM Domino Messaging Express offering, plus support for custom intranet and Internet applications. The applications may be developed in house using IBM Domino Designer software which is available at no charge, or acquired from an independent software vendor.

Domino Collaboration Express includes a full license of Domino Enterprise Server. You are entitled to use it on as many machines within your company as you would like, but access is limited to those users for whom you have paid the per user charge.

Domino Collaboration Express software includes entitlement to use Domino clustering, on a maximum of two servers. IBM Domino clustering technology helps organizations minimize operational costs and enhance productivity by supporting high availability, load balancing and a reduced administrative effort.

Domino Collaboration Express also includes entitlement to use advanced directory capabilities and Domino partitioning technology . These capabilities help Domino Express customers to reduce operating and hardware costs through flexible deployments and more efficient use of hardware.

Domino Collaboration Express provides limited use entitlement to instant messaging and presence awareness for Notes and iNotes software. Entitlement to IBM Notes Traveler software, and an entitlement to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections software are also included.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is IBM Domino Express software?
A. IBM Domino Express is a set of IBM messaging and collaboration offerings for companies to acquire, deploy and use the capabilities of Domino software. Domino Express offerings are packaged and priced to provide cost-effective functionality. Otherwise, the capabilities of Domino Server and the server component of the Domino Express offerings are the same.

Q. How many users can I support with Domino Messaging Express and Domino Collaboration Express?
The per user charge applies to the number of Notes and Domino users, which may be less than the total number of employees but companies may not acquire more than a total of 1,000 Authorized Users of Domino Collaboration Express or Domino Messaging Express combined per Domino domain (a 'Domino domain' is a group of Domino servers that share the same Domino Directory).

Q. What are the differences between Domino Messaging Server software and Domino Messaging Express software?
A. Domino Messaging Server is a single license for server software only. You acquire licenses for the number of processor value units associated with the hardware on which you deploy the software, and you acquire individual client licenses separately. Domino Messaging Server is available to organizations of any size. Any user who has a client access license (CAL) is allowed to access the server.

Domino Messaging Express software includes combined server and client licenses, priced on a per user basis. You may deploy the server software on as many machines as you would like, but access is limited to the users for which you have paid the per user charge. Companies may not acquire more than a total of 1,000 Authorized Users of Domino Collaboration Express or Domino Messaging Express combined per Domino domain (a 'Domino domain' is a group of Domino servers that share the same Domino Directory).

Q. What are the differences between Domino Enterprise Server and Domino Collaboration Express?
A. Domino Enterprise Server is a single license for server software only. You acquire licenses for the number of processor value units associated with the hardware on which you deploy the software, and you acquire individual client licenses separately. Domino Enterprise Server is available to organizations of any size. Any user who has a client access license is allowed to access the server.

Domino Collaboration Express software includes combined server and client licenses, priced on a per user basis. You may deploy the server software on as many machines as you would like, but access is limited to the users for whom you have paid the per user charge. Companies may not acquire more than a total of 1,000 Authorized Users of Domino Collaboration Express or Domino Messaging Express combined per Domino domain (a 'Domino domain' is a group of Domino servers that share the same Domino Directory).

Q. What does an IBM Domino Utility Server Express license include?
A. Domino Utility Server Express is an application server license option that includes unlimited access to non-mail applications (authenticated or anonymous) from a Web browser or from the IBM Notes client with a separately priced Domino Enterprise Client access license. In addition, Domino Utility Server Express includes support for Domino partitioning, clustering for applications and advanced administration features.

Q. How does Domino Utility Server Express software differ from Domino Utility Server software?
A. Domino Utility Server Express is available only for companies who have 1000 employees or fewer, and is limited to a maximum of 1600 processor value units per company. Domino Utility Server Express also restricts use of Lotus Workflow.

Q. Do the Domino Messaging Express and Domino Collaboration Express offerings include the IBM Sametime® Entry entitlement that is part of a Domino Messaging Client access license or Domino Enterprise Client access license?
A. Yes. Domino Messaging Express and Domino Collaboration Express include a license for any supported client access method, including IBM Notes or IBM iNotes software. Integrated instant messaging via Sametime Entry is enabled for Notes and iNotes software. There is no Sametime Entry entitlement in Domino Utility Server Express.

Q. Do the Domino Messaging Express and Domino Collaboration Express offerings include an entitlement to IBM Connections software?
A. Domino Messaging Express and Domino Collaboration Express include an entitlement to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections software.

Q. Is there a trade up path to the full version of IBM Connections software?
A. The IBM Connections Extension Authorized User part numbers permit entitled Notes and Domino clients to expand their existing IBM Connections restricted use rights to the full capabilities of IBM Connections. Some of the benefits from expanding usage to the full capabilities of IBM Connections software include the ability to:

More information can be found in the announcement letter and the IBM Connections home page.

Q. May I have a mix of users - some with per user Domino Express licenses and some with Domino Enterprise CALs or Domino Messaging CALs acquired separately?
A. IBM Domino Collaboration Express and IBM Domino Messaging Express entitlements can be used only to access an Domino Express environment.

Q. I have deployed Domino Messaging Express software. How may I add entitlement to run and use applications?
A. You may upgrade your Domino Messaging Express licenses to Domino Collaboration Express. IBM offers in-family tradeup part numbers to make this easy and cost-effective. Tradeup pricing is generally lower than the difference between current prices of the existing and new licenses.

Alternatively or additionally, you may consider adding Domino Utility Server Express licenses if you want to extend the reach of non-mail applications to people outside the community of users for whom you have paid the per user charge. The extended community may include people inside the company, external or both. If your existing users want to be able to access applications using their IBM Notes client software instead of a Web browser, they would need to upgrade to Domino Collaboration Express.

Q. If I choose to add Domino Utility Server Express licenses, would I need to install another copy of Domino code on another machine?
A. No, provided that your existing machine has adequate capacity to support the desired number of users in the new environment that adds non-mail applications. You can acquire more than one license type for the same hardware and the same copy of the code. The functions you are allowed to use and the entitlements that you have are determined by the type of license or combination of licenses that you acquire.

Q. Is my company entitled to use Domino Utility Server Express software to provide application hosting services for other companies?
A. Not in a pure hosting environment - that requires standard Domino Utility Server with an appropriate xSP hosting addendum. End user companies can choose to have their servers hosted, but must retain ownership of the relevant licenses. One company acquiring Domino licenses and then sub-licensing is not allowed. The individual companies must each have their own licenses.

Q. I have deployed Domino Utility Server Express software. How can I add entitlement for e-mail and calendar functionality?
A. You can acquire incremental Domino Messaging Express or Domino Collaboration Express licenses for the specific users who need e-mail and calendar.

Q. Does IBM offer tradeup pricing to move from Domino Express offerings to the comparable enterprise offerings?
A: If you are using Domino Messaging Express or Domino Collaboration Express and your organization grows, you have the option to trade up your per user licenses to the Passport Advantage CEO Communications bundle. If you are using Domino Utility Server Express and your user base expands to require more than 1600 processor value units of capacity to support it, you would need to acquire new Domino Utility Server licenses.

Q. Does IBM offer trade-down pricing to move from Domino enterprise offerings to one of the Domino Express offerings?
A: IBM does not offer trade down pricing options to move from Domino enterprise offerings to Domino Messaging Express or Domino Collaboration Express.

Q. can I use Domino Designer software to build applications?
A. All customers with an active entitlement to IBM Domino Collaboration Express 9.0.1 receive access to IBM Domino Designer V9.0.

Q. Can Notes/Domino 9.0.1 customers with a limited entitlement to IBM Connections access the Files and Profiles applications using a stand-alone web browser or must they use the embedded browser in Notes?
A. IBM Notes/Domino customers with a limited entitlement to IBM Connections are permitted to access Files and Profiles applications via the stand-alone web browser, the embedded browser in Notes or a mobile devices Customers can also access the Files and Profiles applications via the IBM Notes client using the no charge plug-ins that provide convenient access from the Notes sidebar.

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