I signed up for a 60 day trial of LotusLive to test drive the features and user experience. The registration process was simple enough to navigate. The only hiccup I experienced was upon completion of my registration, there was no intuitive way to progress. The next step was actually to wait for an email to complete my registration and setup my password. This was not clearly defined as the path and I felt abandoned on the completion page.
Once I confirmed my registration, I was presented with My Dashboard. First impression is that the LotusLive suite of tools available to me is very comprehensive. It is way more than just email, chat, meetings, and file sharing. We will spend some time on these features in another post. The first step, just like I decided was the initial step for Office 365, is to register my users.
From My Dashboard, I selected the Administration link at the top of the page.
I then selected User Accounts from the left side of the Administration page.
From here, I clicked on Add User Account.
The form that was presented asked me for the necessary information to setup the user and map this ID to my available licenses and applications.
You must reach the bottom of the form to find the field to setup the user’s email address in LotusLive.
The completion indication takes you back to the User Accounts summary and informs you of the ID creation status and the number of available IDs you have left to license.
I then proceeded to locate the facility to allow me to import a list of users for my trial. I did not find anything intuitively, so I clicked on the Administration help guide. The User Registration help read:
So there you have it. As a trial, you can only register users one at a time.