January 2012

When I was in Spain last fall for the ESLUG event, I met Alejandro and the team from Dominoplus. They were excited to show me their "D+ Everywhere" application, which uses XPages to deliver offline mobile applications over HTML5. Now they have commercialized the solution, so I can highlight it more...

After hearing from many customers that support for Citrix XenApp 6.5 was important even before the release of Notes/Domino Social Edition, a plan for supporting 6.5 has emerged:IBM will support Citrix XenApp 6.5 with Notes 8.5.3 Fix Pack 1 Basic and Standard clients, per the standard recommended Cit...

Ryan Baxter is a developer on the Lotus Notes team and a contributor to IBM's efforts around Open Social 2.0. Earlier this week, he wrote a nice blog entry covering Notes and Open Social-based embedded experiences:One of the key uses of OpenSocial in Notes and Domino Social Edition and in Connection...

Packt Publishing has just released another new Notes/Domino book: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: Upgrader's Guide. The authors are IBMers Barry Rosen, Tim Speed, and Scott O'Keefe. This updates their earlier book on Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1. IBM Lotus Domino software is a world class platform for...

In what has become a nearly-annual tradition since 2005, I'll be in Germany in ten days, for Lotusphere Comes to You events in Munich, Hamburg, Dusseldorf, and Frankfurt. Munich, 6/7 February - edcom nachlese. A great annual event and a special place in my heart. I'll present my Lotusphere session...

Lotusphere 2012: Mobility

January 24 2012

One of last week's announcements that I didn't quite get to on the blog was the plan to support Windows Phone with the upcoming release of Lotus Notes Traveler. Specifically, IBM called out the intention to support Nokia and HTC devices on Notes Traveler. Yes, this is a reversal from my previously-s...

From the Lotus Symphony website: Lotus Symphony 3.0.1 is our latest release. There are many enhancements in this release including support for 1 million rows in spreadsheets, bubble charts and a new design for the home page.This will also likely be the last release of IBM's own fork of the OpenOffic...

Lotusphere 2012: Videos

January 23 2012

For the first time, many of the Lotusphere sessions are available online, simultaneously with the conference. Better yet, they are still available this week :-) The opening general session can be viewed via http://ibm.co/w9vfSC (registration required). Beyond that, there is a ton of content on Li...

Lots more to write about Lotusphere 2012. Someone asked me yesterday where I had been all week; this was another year where I spent far more time in meeting rooms and back offices. One such activity was a real privilege -- on Wednesday morning, I hosted a press briefing/panel (yes a panel) highlight...

Yesterday at Lotusphere 2012, IBM announced Lotus Notes and Domino Social Edition, the next feature release of Notes & Domino. This new release will enter beta this quarter and is expected to ship in 2012. Today's announcement features elements that have been publicly discussed for some time -...

As always, a highlight for me at Lotusphere is my time on the stage, and this year was no exception. INV101, Messaging and Collaboration Strategy, had about 1500 attendees in the room, and many more watching via livestream (which is still available). Great attendance and it really energized me, and...

Today at Lotusphere 2012, IBM unveiled the beta release of IBM Docs, formerly known as LotusLive Symphony. The beta release is available now on Greenhouse, http://greenhouse.lotus.com . IBM Docs is a completely cloud-based set of social document editors -- word processor, spreadsheet, presentation t...

This morning at Lotusphere in Orlando, IBM is announcing the evolution of messaging as a social business tool. During the Lotusphere opening general session, IBM announced and demonstrated Lotus Notes and Domino Social Edition, the next feature release of the messaging and collaboration platform, al...

We have a lot of exciting news and announcements coming in the Lotusphere 2012 keynote in just about 10 hours. Of the day's highlights, my team has been working on at least four of the announcements. My goal in blogging them tomorrow is not to be first; it is to have a place to discuss these announ...

Good morning from Orlando. It's always disorienting to be in these hotels when it's not Lotusphere. Today at the Dolphin, some sales meeting is wrapping up. The attendees do not seem demographically to match Lotusphere... ...but that will all start changing today. And in 24-36 hours, I know I'll be...

This morning, IBM is issuing two press release highlighting social business initiatives. Both of these are pretty cool and timely in advance of next week's Lotusphere and Connect 2012 events. The first announcement is an academic initiative between IBM and San Jose State University. SJSU's Profess...

Hot off the virtual presses...47 articles designed to help you make the best out of your Domino/XPages applications:This wiki covers what is needed to build or enhance an application, regardless of client, and the general practices to make development easier, less time consuming, and easy to support...

In many respects, even a week out, the answer is still "I don't know yet". I only have two public sessions at Lotusphere 2012: The Messaging and Collaboration Strategy session on Monday the 16th at 2:15 PM in the Dolphin North Hemisphere ballrooms, and hosting Ask the Product Managers on Thursday...

I have been so busy getting ready for Lotusphere 2012 that I have not been blogging much about it! That changes now, starting with this post, an upcoming entry on our Social Insights blog, and announcements in the coming days. At Lotusphere 2011, our friends at GBS (GROUP Business Software) teamed...

The CIO called me

January 3 2012

Happy New Year! During the holidays, I blogged my 2011 year in review and became an all-Apple family. Of course, that wasn't all that was going on. We're just days away from Lotusphere 2012, and we had a year to close out. Down to the last days of the year, I was working with a few customer deals a...