Monday, August 17, 2009

Lotus Notes Traveler Common Directory Questions

While I have been using Traveler for some time now and enjoy it, a few items have come to our Inbox and as others ask, here is the number one requested item.

Client asks why they can't do lookups on their Corporate directory.
Great question! Technote #1376605 says it all when it says:
There are currently no plans to add such a feature in Notes Traveler 8.x.
Although an enhancement request has been submitted.

A sub-question is about LDAP look ups. Technote #1306641 which says:
Lotus Notes Traveler does not support using corporate LDAP, Global Address List (GAL), or Domino Directory email address lookup. Email addresses can only be pulled from the personal address book local on the device.

The work around is to copy any people you need (not a perfect solution) to your local PNAB and that gets synched to your phone. This works fine in a small company, but how do you do it when you are in a 1,000 person company? Could copy everyone over but some phones would hit memory limits.