I believe I have now finalized my procedure. We're planning on upgrading to Domino 7.0 on my production box tomorrow evening. I am upgrading my mail and app partitions (leaving my IM partition alone until we resolve issues with IBM). Over the past month I've been gathering some CPU usage data. I will continue gathering that data next week after the upgrade. However, I will be keeping our users on the 6.5.4 mail template. Then I plan on upgrading them to DWA7.ntf the following week. I will be anxious to see if there is is a CPU improvement in a live environment such as this and also to see if the templates have any effect on that.
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