The roadmap showed that there will be at least one more 8.5 maintenance release, and the 8.5 codestream will be supported through till at least 2016. There's expected to be updates to 9, and to Traveler 9 in 2013 as well, with the first major update as a maintenance release in mid 2014. And work has started on NDnext, aimed for mid 2015.
But before that, there will be an IBM Connect next January 26 to 30. I'm expecting that the story will continue to unfold -- not just that of Notes and Domino, but also of Lotusphere itself. Will I see you there?
Mick Moignard has been working and traveling with Lotus Notes since Release 2.0 in 1991. Mick is a DominoPower Senior Technical Editor and an IBM Certified Advanced Application Developer for Notes/Domino. If you want to discuss anything to do with this article, or indeed anything else to do with Notes and Domino, contact Mick at email@example.com. Mick will also happily discuss IBM Notes and Domino application development or infrastructure projects you need help with. You can find Mick on the web at www.mickmoignard.com.