IBM Workplace

The National Portal of India, already getting 10 million hits a month, moves to WebSphere Portal, DB2 Omnifind, and Workplace Web Content Manager...Dr. Vijayaditya, Director General of NIC said, "The national portal is driven by the objective of bringing transparency and trust to aspects of good gov...

There was a surge of enthusiasm around this product coming out of Lotusphere. Now the Workplace Forms team has launched their 2.6 release, which is now available in 26 languages is now available (server) for AIX, Solaris, and RHEL, and (client) Mac OS is "write once" for both browser a...

Via Ted Stanton/InsideLotus, an article on ibm.com/lotus about activity-centric computing. The article features several quotes from Lotus CTO Doug Wilson:"Right now, the 'glue' that associates tasks and objects within an activity remains in the users' heads. But if we're able to create and sav...

IT Jungle covers the recent announcement of WebSphere Portal 6.0, scheduled to ship in Q3 2006.At the top of the list of enhancements is the integration of additional productivity tools, primarily content management and workflow. Other notable areas of improvement are to be found in ease of depl...

(Updated: Correct list of IBM Workplace software now identified. Thanks, Shawn...) How the US's Major League Baseball is using IBM Workplace software (including Workplace Web Content Management, Workplace Forms and Workplace Services Express) to deploy time-sensitive projects quickly...Using...

On the IBM website, you can register for a 180-day trial download of the IBM Workplace Managed Client. Trial users can participate in a discussion forum on IBM developerWorks around the program. I guess this is one way we'll get some feedback on the t-shirt. (Not available outside EU)...

Workplace Forms beta

February 15 2006

Interested in checking out IBM Workplace Forms? The 2.6 beta is publicly available.IBM® Workplace Forms 2.6 provides a secure, dynamic, and intelligent front-end to on demand business processes. Workplace Forms consists of a server, designer, and client viewer that enable creation, deployme...

I had the pleasure of finally meeting Alex Hernandez in person yesterday. He is a very warm and friendly person, and it was nice to finally put a face and a name together. Alex has blogged about what he saw at IBM Software University, specifically about IBM Workplace Forms:Today I attended a...

An interview with IBMers Robert Duffner, Doug Wilson, and Fernando Salazar on SOA and its relevance to the IBM Workplace product family:How do you think SOA is going to shape the future of the software industry (or any industry for that matter)? Doug: I'll polish up the crystal ball for tha...

IBM acquires Bowstreet

December 20 2005

Cool news -- I know Bowstreet has been one of the strongest partners for WebSphere Portal for quite some time. Bowstreet's Portlet Factory is a pretty impressive tool to help build portlets. I watched a demo recently for a customer on how to use it to bring some Domino apps into a WebSphere Po...

IBM officially announced support for Open Document Format in Workplace Managed Client 2.6....In an announcement Sunday in India, IBM said it will add ODF support to the client software to give customers more flexibility, since the standard allows files to be compatible with any office productivi...

The IBM developerWorks team has expanded its online content to include the IBM Workplace family of products. As there are already sections of developerWorks covering Lotus products and WebSphere Portal, the IBM developerWorks: Workplace section focuses more on the rest of the Workplace portfol...

A free three-day trial of IBM Workplace Collaboration Services is now available on IBM developerWorks. All WCS features are supported, including mail, team spaces, document libraries and more. Windows and Linux browsers are supported....

Wow, the RSS reader is a treasure trove tonight. Declan Lynch has had a chance to install the IBM Workplace Managed Client...all I can say is wow. It worked first time and it looks great. I could easily access my document libraries, team workspaces and it even picked up my Lotus Notes V7 inst...

Good case study on an IBM Workplace Collaboration Services implementation...Being a Windows shop, Skaugen first looked at Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server before opting for Workplace SE, the single-server version of Workplace Collaboration Services. "I didn't see SharePoint as being mature e...

Take a few days of holidays, and see what happens... IBM Workplace Designer 2.5 is now available. CRN, IBM Queues up Workplace Designer, Notes/Domino 7 Shipments:IBM executives said Workplace Designer suits both highly proficient developers and relative novices. "You can drag something onto a...

Only a few weeks left... the IBM promotion for a free 20-user license of IBM Workplace Services Express ends September 15, 2005.The offer: For a limited time only, get a 20-user license for IBM Workplace Services Express, including one year of subscription and support at no charge (approximate...

Burton Group's Peter O'Kelly did a recent webcast for SearchDomino...this article follows-up on his content:IBM Workplace is in good shape, both on its own merits and as an alternative to Microsoft, according to O'Kelly. "There is going to be a sizable part of the market that will be unwilling t...

More coverage from last week's LinuxWorld...Under the deal, SMBs can download Red Hat Enterprise Linux and IBM Workplace Services Express preinstalled in a VMware environment and packaged as a virtual machine for a free 90-day trial. The download will be available next month through Red Hat Netw...

IBM's Steve Mills keynoted LinuxWorld today, and he used the opportunity to talk about the IBM Workplace Managed Client...Steve Mills, IBM's top software executive, sent a clear message during his keynote this afternoon at LinuxWorld that IBM's is ready to take on Microsoft with its Workplace m...

The objective of this residency is to produce a new IBM Redbook that explains how to install and configure IBM Workplace Services Express on the iSeries server. In addition, the redbook will explain how to integrate Workplace Services Express with Lotus Domino to provide additional functions suc...

eWeek in the US: IBM previews enterprise blogging tools:"Weblog Preview is meant to be an out of box, full-featured blog component to add to other Workplace applications," said Chris Reckling, senior product manager for Workplace application development tools at IBM. "The Designer blogging comp...

New IBM Redbook...Deploying IBM Workplace Collaboration Services on the IBM eserver iSeries Server Based on first read, looks pretty comprehensive. The content would certainly be helpful to anyone exploring Workplace Collaboration Services... Table of Contents: Chapter1. IBM Workplace def...

CRN: IBM jumps aboard blog bandwagon: (Kudos to Blogsphere/OpenNTF for mention/link):Analyst Dana Gardner, who had been critical of IBM's blogging status till now, is encouraged. "This is a big step for IBM as well as for blogging and RSS delivery of collaborative content in general," said Gard...

Michael Sampson of Shared Spaces has published his perspective on the IBM Activity Explorer technology....The fundamental idea of Activity Explorer is to give business users shared viewing and/or editing rights over an ad hoc collection of discrete events that take place through a variety of com...

IBM Alphaworks is now featuring a Weblog preview for IBM Workplace 2.6....as covered in InfoWorld:IBM on Tuesday revealed plans for two new corporate blogging tools it plans to add to the forthcoming Version 2.5 of its Workplace collaboration platform and Workplace Designer development tools. ...

developerWorks: IBM Workplace now features a free download of the pre-release of IBM Workplace Designer. As announced at Lotusphere 2005, this new development tool is an Eclipse-based environment for building Workplace applications, sharing strong family heritage of Domino Designer. You'll fi...

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Via Chris Reckling/InsideLotus, check out this interview with the team that is building IBM Workplace Designer, including Maureen Leland, Phillipe Rand, and David Taieb.. for example:Philippe: We know that J2EE deployments in generally are a pain for people, so as Maureen said, we have two dif...

Bill Buchan explores three options for existing Lotus Notes customers....Option one - Keep Domino - still works. ND7 - post summer/early autumn - is solid, fast, and now offers DB2 back-end capability. So doing nothing (in terms of application infrastructure) is still a pretty valid decision. .....

Julian Robichaux found the updated IBM Lotus Domino applications and the IBM Workplace technical strategy whitepaper on lotus.com and lived to tell about it...[M]uch to my surprise, much of the whitepaper actually talked about the strength of Notes/Domino as an application development platform....

Redmonk's James Governor wonders what's behind the IBM Lotus team-up with Google...But i have to say when i first heard the idea IBM would endorse Google Desktop Search (GDS) because it supported Lotus Notes formats, i was struck that IBM was potentially ceding some extremely important real esta...

In all the fun at Admin2005, I missed the announcement of the electronic general availability of IBM Workplace Collaboration Services 2.5. One thing you'll note if you read through the volumes of information on that page is that Workplace Collaboration Services is a bundle of all the Workp...

Ben Poole has had a play with IBM Workplace 2.5:I'll probably talk more about all this stuff, but for now I would say that this stuff is starting to really mature. To my mind, Workplace v1 was an early alpha. Version 2 was a beta. 2.5 is the first real stab at making a go of it, and it does ext...

Scheduled for June publication.... in draft now....Release 2.0.1 of IBM Workplace Collaboration Services (Lotus Workplace) and Lotus Notes/Domino 6.x have been enhanced with features designed to help you integrate IBM Workplace Collaboration Services into an existing Notes/Domino environment. Th...

I was on a panel discussion at LinuxWorld Canada this morning entitled "Alternatives to MS Exchange...on Linux!" This article in ITBusiness.ca covers one such success story...Pioneer Petroleums LP is one company exploring that frontier. The independent petroleum retailer with 150 locations a...

Mark your calendars... IBM has announced a worldwide series of customer events called IBM Workplace: Live! The agenda and speakers are still being finalized, but the dates/locations for Americas and Europe are set. Check it out at http://www.ibm.com/software/workplace/live...

An overview of the Workplace Services Express offering. I'm not sure I'd position Workplace Services Express as a "junior" offering to Notes/Domino -- they are part of a product line, serving different market segments. Other than that, a useful market analysis:As the junior counterpart to the...

Redmonk analyst Stephen O'Grady attended IBM's Linux briefing for analysts last week...For all its aggressiveness in the server space, however, IBM is still somewhat cautious about the outlook for Linux on the client; more cautious, I think, than it needs to be. No one's saying that Linux is go...

SNAPPS-y newsletters

March 24 2005

Rob Novak writes:Based on some very positive feedback from customers, business partners, and other forums, I have decided to start some very focused newsletters on the technologies we work with at my company. To start, I'll have four: * Team Workplace (QuickPlace) Tech Tips * Sam...

Of course, I could just link to the promotion pages from here, but I wanted to take the opportunity to reacquaint you with the InsideLotus weblog. Several new bloggers have joined the team writing for the official Lotus group blog, including Vice President of Software Services for Lotus Steve...

Now just the other day, wasn't I making the point that IBM is investing heavily in a channel for Workplace outside of IBM Global Services?IBM and AT&T said they will team up on a packaged collaboration solution based on IBM's upcoming Workplace Services Express 2.5 and AT&T's Managed In...

A month has passed since Lotusphere, and Network World has a feature-length assessment of the overall IBM Workplace story. It includes fair assessment from analysts at META and Burton Group, and this nice bit about a Workplace customer success:The platform was enough to attract San Francisco St...

News out of this week's LinuxWorld...IBM announced Thursday a $100 million commitment to strengthen the development of its Lotus Workplace messaging and collaboration platform on Linux. The money will be spent over the next three years to build Linux extensions to Workplace, with the most sign...