October 2011

Really good article about IBM's approach to mobile devices and tablets. The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) trend is fully in play, while respecting need for corporate governance and security. Android and iOS quickly emerging as the two mainstream platforms, though 30,000 IBMers (like me) are using Bla...

Most-frequently asked question this week -- when are the language versions of Notes/Domino 8.5.3 coming? IBM doesn't pre-announce the release dates for a variety of reasons. The best available information I have, though, may help with planning. We are expecting the first group of languages - Chi...

The headline is a little mis-leading, since Palmisano remains as Chairman, but Ginni Rometty moves up to CEO and President, as announced today by IBM. What I like about this article is this: Palmisano's tenure was an extremely successful one: After taking the tech giant's reins from Lou Gerstner in...

Admittedly, even for me, last week was a little wearying. I've already written about ESLUGsphere in Madrid and the business partner summit in Wroclaw, which were the two main reasons for last week's European visit. I rounded out the week with a visit to Cardiff, Wales, finally completing a tour of t...

Last week, one of my colleagues asked me if we were going to do "Ask the Product Managers" again at Lotusphere 2012. After this year's debut of the session, I was pretty sure I wanted to repeat it...until I was asked to reflect upon it. On the positive side, the session was a good opportunity to m...

I spent the last couple of days in Wroclaw (pronounced vaguely like "Vrat-slaf"), Poland, with 60 IBM business partners from across central and eastern Europe. To demonstrate the importance of the forum, we brought another 25-ish IBMers (maybe it was more) for sessions, roundtables, and meetings wit...

About seventy people attended yesterday's ESLUGSPHERE event at the IBM Forum in Madrid. Like other user groups around the world, the Spanish team and I have been able to build a good relationship over the last few years, thus when they asked if I would join the agenda, I was happy to do so. The we...

I like this assertiveness by the Apache Software Foundation -- taking what seems to be a pretty emotional discussion around where OpenOffice is going and puts it into plain and simple terms.As with many highly-visible products, there has been speculation and conjecture about the future of OpenOffice...

I should probably blog these more often, as the last one on Citrix got very good response from edbrill.com readers. You are invited to join an Open Mic Webcast on "What's the Latest with Lotus Notes Traveler?" to be held Wednesday, October 12th at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC or GMT -4) for one hour....

Now that we've shipped Notes/Domino 8.5.3, there seems to be some confusion about what comes next on the Notes/Domino roadmap. We'll be discussing this in detail next week with an initial group of customers at our Leadership Alliance event, and of course, at Lotusphere 2012. But to clarify for now s...

In addition to new entitlements and new features, Notes/Domino 8.5.3 has a completely re-written set of license agreements. Earlier this year, IBM legal and operations commenced a set of activities to simplify IBM software licensing. The goal was to make the license text much clearer in terms of wha...

It's here! Today, IBM is releasing Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3. New features in this release include substantial updates to the Notes Traveler client for Android, improvements in Notes email and calendaring, parity features in Lotus iNotes, substantial new power in XPages, and incremental updates...

Today's delivery of Notes/Domino 8.5.3 included lots of great new technology, but was also a launching pad for a number of new marketing pieces. Here are some useful resources that go hand-in-glove with today's announcement: The Notes/Domino 8.5 product page on ibm.com has been updated with all so...

I'm debuting a new member of my family one day early (it's October 3, 12:05 AM on the US east coast now :-) this morning. This new child has a bit of sibling rivalry, in that Notes/Domino 8.5.3 will be formally announced tomorrow, and I want to give you an opportunity to meet the new kid without big...