December 2011

2011 in review

December 28 2011

I used to call these annual posts the "blogging" year in review, but the reality is, they have become a way to start closing the books on the year that was. I continue to find this exercise useful for my professional responsibilities, for my personal passing of time, and for my connections to all of...

An all Apple family

December 27 2011

Back in April, I proudly declared my second anniversary of living completely Microsoft-free. Not much has changed in the last six months, though their acquisition of Skype has momentarily returned a piece of "Microsoft" software to my kit-bag. There are alternatives to Skype, though, so I'm getting...

Recommendations from the performance team on how to optimize Citrix XenApp 5.0 and 6.0 and Notes/iNotes 8.5.3...This white paper provides an overview and recommendations for how to get the most from the IBM Lotus® Notes® 8.5.3 client on the Citrix® XenApp™ 5.0 and Citrix XenApp 6.0 servers. Sp...

The IBM Lotus Notes/Domino product pages have been updated with a link -- no registration required -- to a five minute presentation/demo showing the new Teamroom template available with Notes/Domino 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1. The new template is XPages-based and is optimized for mobile browsers. The demo...

This is a pretty cool view into the future from IBM Research, especially one that is relevant to the messaging marketplace:In five years, unsolicited advertisements may feel so personalized and relevant it may seem spam is dead. At the same time, spam filters will be so precise you’ll never be...

As the third and final new release for this week (and this year), today there is a new release of Notes/Domino available on Passport Advantage. Product Manager Pete Janzen explains the new Upgrade Pack 1 on the Social Business Blog:Upgrade Pack 1 contains the following: • Do...

OK, second day, second new release. The channel announcement is live by now in some markets... Today we are releasing an update to the entire LotusLive service. Some highlights: Connections Files update to version 3.5. Drag and drop, soft delete, customizable end-user views. New Connections com...

As I said to the 100 person+ audience at IBM Kista this morning, this week represents the last deliverables of my 2011 product management calendar. I have one new release coming each of the next three days... Today, we first have the IBM Lotus Symphony viewers for iOS. I alluded to this release la...

This morning at LeWeb in Paris, IBM is announcing several new mobile apps across our collaboration and social portfolio. This continues the theme we've established throughout 2011 of mobile leadership. The new apps, which have been released over the last 60 days, include: Sametime for iOS, availab...

Could it be that it has been a whole year since I posted anything about my competition in Redmond? I guess I hadn't really consciously realized that I had moved away from the competitive battle here on the blog, but there has been so much going on at IBM that there hasn't been a need to distract wit...

I've been posting stuff like this on my Facebook persona page and on Twitter, but I thought it might be useful to expose these links to the blog audience as well. Enterprise MobileNext: As previously blogged, I was at the inaugural Enterprise MobileNext conference last week in San Francisco. IBM VP...

Somewhere in the Pacific Rim, it's Monday the 5th, the official publication date of Michael Sampson's new book, Collaboration Roadmap. I strongly recommend that any IT manager or professional in the field of collaboration, social business, or even base collaborative technologies like email, should c...