Saved by NOMAD

One of my colleagues Thinkpad crashed on Friday afternoon and was sent to the repair center on Monday morning. Due to this crash he didn’t have access to Notes e-mail or any of our databases during the weekend. Fortunately he installed a 4GB USB-stick with NOMAD (Notes, Designer, Administrator 7.0.2) some weeks ago so he has been able to continue working of any spare computer available. Only requirement – an USB port. Nice! Zero actual downtime work wise.

Only downside is the lack of VPN support to run off a USB key.

I’m just afraid he’s growing too fond of not having to lug his Thinkpad around… 😉

Becoming a NOMAD

I received my new 4GB USB key today and have already loaded Notes 7.0.2 on it using Chris’ excellent howto (Lotus Notes 7.0.2 – NOMAD Review). There wasn’t much to it and I didn’t even have to manually add admin.exe and designer.exe since I used a full Notes install image. Very nice… 🙂

The USB key comes loaded with the U3 software so now I need to find an IPSEC VPN client that is U3 compatible or one that can be installed on an USB key to be on Cloud Nine. The client should work with Cisco appliances.

Looking forward to lighter roaming.