Lotus Notes 9.0 Social Edition is now available to anyone using an older version (ie. 8.5.x). You can download the installation file from SoftwareDepot (/softwaredepot).
This latest upgrade improves performance and stability, and introduces new graphical user interface (GUI) and some new features
. For more details, please see FAQ 900 - What's new in Lotus Notes 9.0 Social Edition? (http://web4.uwindsor.ca/its/faq/id/900
Should I Upgrade?
The Notes 9.0 Social Edition upgrade is voluntary for all users although strongly recommended for your own benefit. Here are some important facts to consider:
Lotus Notes 8.5 is not supported and will not work properly on Windows 8. If you are using Windows 8, you must install Notes 9.
iNotes (webmail) will not function correctly in IE 10, Google Chrome and latest Mozilla Firefox browsers until your mailbox is upgraded to Notes 9 design template.
If you are interested in learning more information about Lotus Notes upgrade, here are a couple of links to explore: