Getting into work (yesterday) I installed the phone software on to my main machine (I know I know - I told you to shush already) and plugged my phone in. In moments I had a copy of every meeting I should attend in the next 3 months copied on my phone, including an alarm 30 minutes before I should get there. I was geeked! :)
As a by product, it also copied my contacts from my phone to my personal address book, and my personal address book to my phone! At first this seemed to be a bonus, I now have a copy of all my friends mobile numbers safely backed up on my work machine (which is also backed up each time I log out at night)... no more loosing numbers when my phone dies or gets lost.
Fast forward to today. I am trying to mail out a meeting invite and I include my guv'nor and JAP. Notes tells me there is no email address for either of them! I know damn well there is - so I do a little investigating. Lotus notes would seem to use your private address book in priority over the work wide server based one. Because I have both the Guv'nor and JAP in my personal address book - but only populated with mobile numbers (because that's all I had in my phone) notes doesn't like it! Now I have to specify the global directory every time I add a name. What a PITA
I was about to delete all the contacts in my private address book (which would have deleted all the contacts on my phone if I ever plugged it in again!) when inspiration struck... can I get my personal address book to treat those work people as notes mail addresses... and I can! :)
It took a little research, and some looking up of domino user names... but now my personal address book contacts act just like the global address book for work related people... and I can still keep my phone and notes calendar synced! :)