Yesterday it seemed like it would be an ordinary working day but a client called me informing about the expiration of a certifier. It would be normal to resolve the problem with the re-certification procedures but it was a special certificate.
This client has been using Notes/Domino since version 4.0. When I saw the certificate creation date 05/09/1996 I was impressed.
This customer uses the environment for mail and applications for 25 years!. How times flies
I started working for this client in 1999 by installing the first R5 server (5.0.4) on an IBM Netfinity 5500 Server running Windows NT 4.0.
The hardware is gone, the operating system and the administrators who created this certifer are no longer in the company. I believe they never imagined that the day to re-certify would come.
I learned a lot from this client and from the environment they have.
There are dozens of servers, thousands of users, hundreds of applications and a lot of success history to tell.