Applicable to NotesTracker Version 4.0 (recorded in December, 2002).
There will be some differences in the appearance of screen layouts in
later releases of NotesTracker.
Below are links to a few informal video demonstrations,
with narration, that may give you a better
understanding of NotesTracker and an appreciation of where and how you
might use it.
You can use the animations in conjunction with your evaluation of NotesTracker,
or even as a substitute for an evaluation if you don't have ready access
to a Lotus Notes Client.
The demonstrations and commentary highlight for you the rationale and benefits for
using NotesTracker, including an overview of some
of the key design and administration topics (covered in depth in the
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keep them, they can be replayed conveniently by yourself or your
colleagues at any time, without repeated download delay and cost.
Why you need NotesTracker
(AVI File size: approximately 1.4 MB)
Briefly demonstrates why you will want or need NotesTracker
to track usage of your Lotus Notes/Domino databases.
NotesTracker overview (AVI File size:
approximately 1.3 MB)
Briefly explains the sample databases distributed with
- the "Universal Enabler" for Notes/Domino usage tracking
(AVI File size: approximately 6.4 MB)
Explains why the NotesTracker SDK (software development kit)
can be considered a unique "universal enabler" for Notes/Domino database
and document actions that are tracked by NotesTracker
(AVI File size: approximately 1.8 MB)
Demonstrates the database activities tracked and logged by
NotesTracker - document Creates/Reads/Updates/Deletes, plus View Opens.
NotesTracker reports on database/document usage
(AVI File size: approximately 6.2 MB)
Explains how NotesTracker log documents are viewable in many
useful ways -- by user, database, date/time, Domino server, database,
etc -- and how they provide you with a wide range of important and
useful database/document usage metrics. Includes a demonstration of how
NotesTracker can provide multi-database document feeds into a dynamic
"Breaking News" views that you would place on your various Notes and
Domino/Web portal pages.
NotesTracker logging is configured and controlled
(AVI File size: approximately 4.8 MB)
Demonstrates how the NotesTracker Configuration Document is
each of your databases is used to specify whether or not usage tracking
is active for that particular database, and to provide a fine degree of
control over which database/document actions are being measured
(Creates/Reads/Updates/Deletes, field content changes, etc).
Uses and applications
(AVI File size: approximately 9.9 MB)
A quick tour that demonstrates some of the many and various ways that you
might use NotesTracker.
Implementing and deploying NotesTracker
(AVI File size: approximately 11.8 MB)
Outlines the design elements used by NotesTracker, and
demonstrates how (once you have purchased NotesTracker) you will be able
to use these design elements to easily and quickly modify your Notes
databases for comprehensive usage tracking.