March 2011

This morning, IBM announced availability of a new Domino Utility Server for LotusLive:Based on the same model as the Domino Utility Server, this new license allows you, as LotusLive Notes subscribers, to use the included Notes client for access to Notes/Domino applications. That means that instead o...

The term "RAD" (rapid application development) is often used to describe the capability to quickly build and deploy applications on Lotus Domino. It's been one of the product's core strengths going all the way back. Of late the analysts say the term "RAD" isn't that interesting, but I think when you...

Lesson from Kosovo

March 27 2011

A wrap up to my posts about last weekend's drive through the Balkans. Since our primary motivation in driving around the Balkans was "stamp collecting", simply visiting countries to say we'd been there, Lewis and I had relatively few interactions with other humans. Almost all of the people we encou...

Driving, Albanian Style

March 26 2011

On my flight over to Europe last week, I watched Season 16, Episode 3 of BBC's Top Gear, "The one with Big Albanian road trip". The premise is to help a member of the Albanian mafia decide what kind of new car to get - a Rolls-Royce Ghost, a Bentley, or a Mercedes S65 AMG. This was timely viewing...

This is cool - partner LinguaSys announced a translation plug-in for Lotus Notes earlier this week, along with tools for LotusLive and Sametime. Eight languages are supported: French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese and Thai; Russian and Vietnamese coming. Multi-national or...

Balkan road trip

March 23 2011

Before I start the journey back to the US in a few hours, I wanted to start to put words with thoughts around my crazy Balkan country tour this past weekend. My friend Lewis and I met up in Pristina, Kosovo on Friday, rented a car, and drove through four countries in just over 48 hours. Our way st...

As with every Tuesday, this morning we find new channel announcements from IBM, today's including another announcement around Domino Express licensing. In December, when I announced that we were adding clustering to Domino Collaboration Express, the response was "yeah, but" and y'all went on to as...

After way too short a visit to Istanbul, I'm sitting at the airport ready for the onward journey. Yesterday's inaugural Turkish Lotus User Group meeting was a success, thanks to Serdar Başeğmez and to my regional IBM colleagues. I learned my surprising bit of trivia for the day. A university study...

This year is quickly shaping up to be mostly about international travel, with trips to Europe planned about every month through July. Tomorrow I'm off for the 2nd time in four weeks, to Thursday's Turkish Lotus User Group conference. On Monday next, I head to Vienna, for customer/internal meetings a...

An IT manager in New Zealand writes about how he used Lotus Notes to coordinate volunteers after the recent Christchurch earthquake:As part of my job I needed to help coordinate, and organise hundreds of volunteers helping out in the aftermath of the Christchurch earthquake. To do this efficiently I...

In the last couple of months, I've spent a fair bit of time digging into the market and opportunity around the Notes/Domino application development tools, and specifically XPages. What I've learned is that there is a ton of passion and energy around XPages: book sellouts, workshop sellouts, customer...

An in-depth look at LotusLive Symphony and how our strategy shapes up compared to Google...[The] office suite is a critical piece for the very success of their Social Business vision. I would say the success of LotusLive Symphony is tied to how well they execute their Social Business strateg...