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Dear Lotus Business Partner:

Following is the latest Partner Programme Update email. These emailings
bring you a summary of current news about the Lotus Business Partner
Programme and information about sales and technical enablement, marketing
programmes, and other deliverables to help you build your business.

Remember to keep your Partnering On-Line (POL) profile up to date.
Please be sure to verify e-mail addresses and company contacts listed
within your profile and update information accordingly. If you have
changes to any of your account information, such as a new email
address, these should be done through the Account Information Change
form or Business Contact forms found in POL.

Go to
http://www.lotus.com/bpzone and type in the keyword: POL
Once registered in POL, select "view your account information" from the
left-hand navigator.

If you can't remember your username and password or your BP or Web
Authorization codes, here's how to get the fastest response:

1) Go to http:// www.lotus.com/bpzone; type in keyword regproblem
2) Complete all required fields on the problem report form
3) Select from the pick list: "Forgot Username and/or Password" or
"Forgot Authcode/Web Authcode"
4) Submit report

The address that this email is being sent to appears at the bottom of
the page.

Regards,
Harj Sandhu
EMEA Business Partner Programmes Communications Manager
harj_sandhu@lotus.com


Topics:
1. Announcements
LOTUSPHERE EUROPE 2000    

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR LOTUS DEVCON 2000
    LOOKING FOR PARTNERS TO AUTHOR TECHNICAL ARTICLES
SSR    

LOTUS VISION EVOLVES
2. Business Partner Program News
    ONGOING COMMUNICATION PROGRAMMES
3. Technical Enablement
    ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS
4. IBM News and Offers
    NEW IBM TV CAMPAIGN HITS THE AIRWAVES
    IBM SALES SOLUTION RESOURCE E-SEMINAR -- JUNE 7,2000

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1. ANNOUNCEMENTS
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LOTUSPHERE EUROPE 2000

SEPTEMBER 25TH - 29TH, ICC BERLIN

To register to attend/exhibit visit:www.lotus.com/lotusphere
 

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER FOR LOTUS DEVCON 2000

There's still time to register for Lotus DevCon 2000. With sessions
presented by Iris developers and Lotus product managers, it's the first
extensive knowledge transfer on Lotus tools and technologies since
January's Lotusphere.

Taking place June 21 - 24 at the San Francisco Marriott, this year's
Lotus conference for developers is packed with over 60 technical
sessions and will feature Sametime, Mobile Solutions, Lotus Education,
e-business AppDev/EI, and Iris labs. An updated agenda, proposed
session titles, and the initial list of sponsors and partners
exhibiting at Lotus DevCon are now up on the Lotus DevCon Web site.

Visit us at
http://www.lotus.com/devcon 
<URL:http://www.lotus.com/devcon>

 -- Harj Sandhu, EMEA Business Partner Programmes Communications Manager

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LOOKING FOR PARTNERS TO AUTHOR TECHNICAL ARTICLES

Lotus Developer Network Collaboration Zone, a site devoted to
information for developers using messaging and collaboration technology
is looking for authors.We're looking for technical,how-to articles
centered on applying Web, Java, and XML technology to collaborative
solutions, hosted applications, and e-business .

Here's your opportunity to get exposure with developers and customers
outside the usual Lotus fold. Authors will be paid a dollar a word for
published manuscripts.

The Collaboration Zone is at
http://www.lotus.com/developer, and is
editorially managed by Fawcette Technical Publications.

Contact Steve Gillmor or Sean Gallagher (sgallagher@fawcette.com) for
more information.

<URL:http://www.lotus.com/developer>

 -- Steve Gillmor, Fawcette Technical Publications <sgillmor@fawcette.com>

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Solution Sales Resource e-seminar, June 7 (3pm CET, 2pm UK)

Be one of the first to see & hear how IBM can help you close more
sales! IBM is pleased to unveil Solutions Sales Resource (SSR). SSR
is a new Web-based tool that integrates proven sales tools and
methodologies from IBM, Lotus and Tivoli. Sign up today for the June
7th live, interactive e-seminar which will give you the opportunity
to preview the wealth of sales information we have to offer our
Business Partners. Space is limited so register today. Select
"Business Partners" from the navigation bar and then select "Solution
Sales Resource - EMEA." from the Web page at:

http://www.envoyforum.com/eseminars/
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LOTUS VISION EVOLVES

Many of you have heard that there are positive changes in store for
Lotus Vision. Through your feedback we've learned two important pieces
of information:
* You value receiving Lotus Vision content through a visual medium
* More of you are viewing the show via the Lotus Vision webcast.

Your feedback, combined with the improvements in webcast technology,
are our main reasons for moving Lotus Vision primarily to a webcast
format. This does not mean, however, that we will abandon the live
satellite broadcasts entirely. In fact, we will be broadcasting live
from DevCon on June 22,2000. The show will then go on hiatus until
September 14 when we will launch the new Lotus Vision via webcast.
From then on,live broadcasts will be used to support major product
technology announcements.

Lotus Vision -- Continued Benefits
Live satellite broadcasts will air 3-4 times a year for major Lotus
product technology and business news.Videotapes of the programmes will
be available for ordering. Transcripts and presentation files will be
available via the Lotus Vision website, www.lotus.com/lotusvision
The content will remain rich, delivered by technical presenters from
product management, product marketing, and product development.

Lotus Vision -- Evolving to Deliver More Value

You can look forward to:
* Monthly Lotus Vision webcasts
* User friendly webcasts (ie, shorter segments to digest information
in shorter time segments), interactive (chat for Q&A with presenters
and other partners), and worldwide with multiple language transcripts
for your language preference.
* Archived Lotus Vision webcast for as long as the content is relevant.
This means you can always go back and review the information at a
later date, 7x24.

You told us that it's time consuming to get to every live satellite
broadcast,that's why we will focus on doing only 3-4 live satellite
broadcasts and these will be major events and an opportunity for you
to network with more Partners.

Many of you said you don't always stay for the whole show because
you're only interested in some of the topics.With webcasts you'll be
able to choose the segments that are important to your business. The
segments will be in chapters of 10-15 minutes long, so you can come
back at your convenience to view the remaining chapters.

If you prefer to watch videotapes,you can still order them. But,if you
want to watch the webcast, it will be archived on the web, 7x24, as
the content is still relevant.

If you have further questions or comments, please email the Lotus
Vision address at lotus_vision@lotus.com. We will continue to bring you
updated information as we get closer to September 14.

<URL:http://www.lotus.com/lotusvision>

 -- Aileen Murphy, Lotus Vision Producer <lotus_vision@lotus.com>

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2. BUSINESS PARTNER PROGRAMME NEWS
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ONGOING COMMUNICATION PROGRAMMES

Remember to read Lotus Connects, the Business Partner Newsletter, each
month for the latest updates on Lotus corporate news, product info,
special Partner-only offerings and much more.

Visit www.lotus.com/bpzone and type the keyword -- connects

<URL:http://www.lotus.com/bpzone>

 -- Harj Sandhu,EMEA Business Partner Programmes Communications Manager
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3. TECHNICAL ENABLEMENT
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ELECTRONIC SOFTWARE DOWNLOADS

Recently posted pre-release software:
Domino Global Workbench 5.0.4 Win95/98/NT Beta
 
Recently posted gold software:
Sametime Connect Client 1.5.5 English
Lotus Records Manager for Domino.Doc 1.0 WinNT English
cc:Mail Admin for Windows R8.5
cc:Mail for Windows (32-bit) Viewer Update for MS 2000

Visit
http://www.lotus.com/bpzone and type in the keyword -- downloads
<URL:http://www.lotus.com/bpzone>

 -- Howard McBride, Marketing Manager <howard_mcbride@lotus.com>

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4. IBM NEWS AND OFFERS
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NEW IBM TV CAMPAIGN HITS THE AIRWAVES

Starting May 22nd,IBM Software will run a series of new TV ads
promoting the idea that "It’s a different kind of world.You need a
different kind of software." Watch for them on TV and take advantage of
this added exposure to help boost your sales of IBM e-business
software.  

To learn more about these great new ads, visit our PartnerWorld site.

<URL:http://www-1.ibm.com/partnerworld/marketing/pmrktng.nsf/weblook/A8BF0C270D2FC6E005256839004EC4B4?open&c=tv&loc=lot&t=em0522.>

 -- Andrea Solka, Manager, IBM Channel Marketing Support <chancomm@us.ibm.com>