Connect Comes To You 2013 in Frankfurt am 21./22.02.2013 mit neuem Keynote Speaker

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Wie auf der Connect 2013 verkündet, wird Ed Brill in Kürze innerhalb der IBM neue Aufgaben übernehmen. Daher wird die Keynote unserer alljährlichen "Lotusphere Nachlese", der diesjährigen Connect Comes To You, am 21. und 22.02.2013 von Scott Souder, Program Director Messaging & Collaboration, Client Strategy gehalten. Er ist bereits seit 1989 bei Lotus/IBM und im Lotus-Umfeld tätig. Wir freuen uns darauf, mit ihm einen weiteren engagierten und erfahrenen Sprecher für unsere Veranstaltung begrüßen zu dürfen.


In technischen JumpStart-Sessions werden wir am ersten Tag Themen aus der Anwendungsentwicklung und der Infrastruktur behandeln. Bei der Entwicklung steht die Realisierung mobiler Anwendungen, XPages Best Practices sowie die Erweiterung von Anwendungen um soziale Komponenten im Mittelpunkt. Im Bereich der Infrastuktur wird neben Tipps&Tricks für die Administration u.a. die Hochverfügbarkeit von Traveler gezeigt werden.

Die Hauptveranstaltung richtet sich gleichermaßen an IT-Leiter wie auch an Anwendungsentwickler und Administratoren. Neben der Collaboration & Messaging Strategie werden die Neuigkeiten in Notes 9, iNotes 9 sowie Domino 9 demonstriert. Natürlich spielt aber "social" auch hier eine große Rolle. Die Neuerungen in Connections 4.5, Sametime Next und IBM Docs werden ebenso vorgestellt wie die Einbindung mobiler Endgeräte und die soziale Erweiterung von XPages-Anwendungen.

Neben weiteren Gastrednern - Niklas Heidloff (Software Architect bei IBM, Member of the Board at OpenNTF and Chairman of the Technical Committee at OpenNTF ), Florian Vogler (CEO of panagenda ) und Thomas Lang (Geschäftsführer von at once GmbH) - werden Hans-Peter Kuessner, Henning Kunz und Jens Polster von SP Integration die wichtigsten Themen der Connect 2013 für Sie zusammenfassen, aufbereiten und bewerten.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie unter http://www.connect-comes-to-you.de.


Lotusphere 2012 Mobile Agenda Access

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Only a few days left until our annual trip to Orlando for Lotusphere 2012. This year might be the first I don't bring my laptop and rely on mobile devices only. One of the most important things I am doing while at the conference is checking my schedule and the slides of sessions I am considering to attend. Fortunately there are multiple ways to access the schedule. Apart from the standard "Social Business Online" website there's the mobile and mobile lite version.

As always there's Ben's LS Agenda Database which is also available for BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad (thanks to the kind folks of Turtle Partnership).

The official "Social Business Online 2012 Mobile Agenda" is available for iPhone, Android and also for BlackBerry.

Update 2012-01-09

There's also an Android version of Ben's LS Agenda Database. Also another version for iOS and Playbook has been announced by FlexDomino.net.

Update 2012-01-11

For Android, there's also the Lotusphere 2012 Scheduler (thanks, Jo).


Lotusphere Comes To You 2011 Frankfurt and a late Lotusphere Recap

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Lotusphere Comes to You 2011

Last Thursday and Friday we hosted our annual Lotusphere Comes To You event. The time between Lotusphere and the event was rather short and thus very intense this year. But as much work as it is, we always enjoy giving the presentations and workshops. While preparing for the event we are diving into a lot more sessions than we could ever have attended at Lotusphere - even though we go there with three people and try to have minimal overlap in our sessions. During preparation we always get a much better understanding of what actually happened at Lotusphere than just by having been there.

The event was very successful, attendance was good and the feedback very positive. This year, the event was spread over two days. Thursday afternoon we had two parallel technical jumpstart sessions. One was focusing on XPages and Web 2.0 development, the other one had a focus on infrastructure stuff like DAOS, ID vault, Lotus Notes silent client install, IBM Lotus Traveler and TDI.

Another first was having Ed Brill as the keynote speaker. His Messaging and Collaboration Strategy session was well received and the Q&A afterwards had some very interesting questions. It certainly helped to explain and emphasize the importance of social software in today's and tomorrow's business world.

As Alistair Rennie said in the OGS, this might have been the most important Lotusphere so far. IBM switched from defense to offense mode. The "which e-mail system is better" fight is becoming less and less important. In the collaboration model of the future, e-mail is just one of many ways to collaborate. The real value for business users is having one platform which allows working in one consistent UI. The UI provides access to all important back-end systems and applications, fully integrated into the user experience.

We have seen some great paradigms which will be part of the future products. An Activity Stream syndicates social activity, enriched by social analytics which helps to find relevant content. Embedded Experiences allow to interact with data from external applications without leaving the current UI and the Share Box provides a simple and effective was to create content in various applications like Blog entries, status updates or requests in a workflow application. The Social Business Toolkit will provide the means to bring it all together. In my view, IBM is perfectly positioned to lead this social business market.

Another very important statement was that IBM is now again seeing Domino as an application development platform. XPages was everywhere on the agenda. If you are a Notes/Domino developer, you should seriously consider learning XPages. IBM is investing heavily in expanding the XPages capabilities. The XPages extension library is available on OpenNTF since last fall and much of it will be incorporated into the product. Distributing it as Open Source via OpenNTF allows us developers to use it now instead of waiting for the next (or even a later) product version. Of course, deployment is an issue - especially in larger infrastructures - but with the new Plugins Deployment project this will become much easier.

Of course there's much more I could add but let me stop here and again say a big THANK YOU to Ed Brill for joining us.


Lotusphere 2011 Mobile Agenda iPhone App

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I just saw the Lotusphere 2011 Mobile Agenda in the itunes app store (released yesterday).

Lotusphere 2011 Mobile Agenda allows you to synchronize your session schedule with Lotusphere 2011 Online. It also allows you to create your session schedule on your device and synchronize it back to the server.
There's no hint that it's authorized by IBM - Lotusphere online is linked in the description but it is not online yet.

Logging in is not yet possible and I also did not find any information on the creator's website or blog about the app. So hopefully within the next days we'll learn more about it.


Of course there's also Ben's LS11 agenda database and the LSMobile iPhone app by the Turtle Partnership (and also the LSMobile HD iPad app).

Also, IntraVision again have a great ls11 web app with session data, searching and planning features. Thanks guys.

As described in the Lotusphere Blog, there's also a mobile access to the Lotusphere Online site.

To login in the iPhone app, use your conference ID, this is the local part of your conference Email address (XXXXXX@lsonline.info) and your confirmation number as password. To get the conference ID, log in to Lotusphere online with a browser using your Name and confirmation number.


Lotusphere 2010 Opening General Session - Some Pictures

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Lotusphere has started

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The first day of Lotusphere 2010 is nearly over. In the previous years I attended some jumpstarts and some Busines Development Day sessions, but this year I decided to go all BDD. As it turned out this was no bad decision at all. I have learned a lot about what IBM is planning in the go-to-market area and what I learned seems very promising. We (the business partners) have been complaining for a very long time that IBM marketing and sales should talk more to business users to make them understand what the solutions are and which business value they are providing and this is what seems to be coming. Way to go, IBM!

The Lotus Knows campain has been received very well among the business partners and raised a lot of public awareness which is a really good thing. I am looking forward to seeing Lotus Knows ads in more countries, not just in the US. We hope to spread the word in our Lotusphere Comes To You events.

The mood here is certainly right and everyone is looking forward to the Opening General Session tomorrow, where we will hopefully see some great announcements.


DAOS: Transparent, transparent, transparent - and easy!

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Here at Lotusphere are a many sessions about the new Domino Attachment and Object Service (DAOS). I didn't had that much time before Lotusphere to check it out but there were some sessions about it on my schedule.
And after hearing and reading something about it, I decided during a session to activate it on one of our small Domino servers. And because this feature is so powerful and at the same time so easy to implement, I also decided to share some informations about it.
At first the question when thinking about new features is, what they will do for you? Will they be worth the time you need to implement them? For DAOS you can test this with the new DAOS Estimator Tool you can download from IBM's website. This tool analyzes your data files and you can directly see what improvments DAOS will bring for you. In my case my total disk space savings are 18% and my Domino Data Directory shrinks 64%. That is huge, I think.

And the best is, that implementation isn't really complicated. IBM provides a Quick Start Guide in the Lotus Wiki.

And to come back to the headline, the good thing about DAOS is that it's cmpletley transparent. You just won't recognize while your daily work, if DAOS is activated or not.

So, have a look and give it a try!


Lotusphere started in blue

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It's been written already a lot about the Lotusphere. We're here since friday, met already a lot of guys and had a great welcome reception yesterday on the beach.
But this morning the Opening Session started "the games" officialy. It was a great show with great news and also great special guests like Dan Akroyd and The Blue Man Group.


Deploying Notes Clients - standardized, managable, lean!

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Thomas and I would like to give a presentation at next years Lotusphere. It would be an optimized version of our ILUG 2008 talk about the need of and the way to get to standardized Notes client installations. Come and promote us on ideajam.


Lotusphere 2007 web site is up

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As mentioned by Matthew, Ed, Alan and Rocky the Lotusphere 2007 web site is up and registration as well as call for abstracts is open.

Don't let yourself get confused since http://www.lotusphere.com still has the Lotusphere 2006 site content.


Lotusphere Frappr

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Via Matt White: The Lotusphere 2006 Frappr site.


Lotusphere 2006 Registration is open!!

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I received an interesting email this morning.
I'd like to share it with you.      

Hope to see you there.


Lotus Notes V1 Download Now Working (updated)

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As Ed Brill wrote IBM made downloads of the original Notes versions available on occasion of Notes' 15th birthday. The first posting of the Notes V1 package was broken and the downloads have officially been removed by February 4th. Since Ed promised to put up a working version I just checked the trials&betas download page again today and I found that they finally posted a working Notes V1 download package. The file name has changed from the previous (not working) version and the size is now about 5MB.


Gartner Says That IBM Has Done a Good Job at Lotusphere Regarding Workplace Strategy

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In a brief article on Lotusphere Gartner attests IBM has been able to calm the concerns of many business partners and users regarding the Workplace strategy.

But they also state that it will still be a challenge for IBM to persuade business partners to heavily invest into Workplace and to acquire new customers for Workplace products.


Thawte Signing Party @ Lotusphere

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Thawte Web of Trust Notary

Rocky Oliver organized the Thawte Web of Trust Signing Party at Lotusphere (thanks Rocky!). It was a great opportunity to meet up with some other people interested to create a community of trusted web users.


Lotusphere's over :-(

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Lotusphere 2005

This year's Lotusphere has once again been well worth visiting. More than last year "the direction is clear" as Ambuj Goyal stated.




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