April 2011

Goodbye, Notes/Domino 7

April 30 2011

Today is the last day for support for Lotus Notes/Domino 7. First shipped in September, 2005, the Notes/Domino 7 release was primarily about integration at the server and incremental usability improvements in the client. Domino 7 featured the limited availability of NSFDB2, web services support, a L...

I wasn't at BLUG, but I loved looking at these slides from my colleague David Via and John Head of PSC: Domino app dev competitive advantage for blug View more presentations from John Head Slides 38 and 41 grabbed my attention. Using the same requirements and business logic, a Domino R5 app...

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IBM VP of business and technical strategy Kevin Cavanaugh writes in Forbes:Documents today are no longer stand-still and no longer offer only one view. The old model doesn’t work for today’s social and always-connected business. Business communication has evolved to become more fluid, dy...

I think it's about time to rename the TripIt box on my blog to the "User Group" box. In May, I'll be at the Swiss and German Lotus user groups; in early July, I expect to be back over in Europe for another. There's IamLUG, Australian and Midwest American groups in August, and probably more that I'm...

Two years ago, I switched to a MacBook Pro as my business desktop. A year later, I added an iPad. My mobile device during this whole time has been some flavor of Blackberry. In our home, we have an iMac, MacBook Air, an iPhone, two iPods, and wii. On my desktops, I use Lotus Symphony productivity to...

Just picked this out of the latest GBS newsletter...these workshops might even be sold out already (e.g. 99% sure New York already is), but if not, definitely worth checking out. Interest expressed will lead to more such workshops, and yes, yes, yes, we need to do them internationally as well and wi...

Today in the UK (totally coincidentally with my arrival in London this morning), IBM is issuing a press release highlighting a local market survey of 2000 adults regarding email usage. The survey finds that 21% would happily consider applications to complement email, but only 14% are aware of social...

Last week, IBM held a cross-solution IBM Cloud Forum event in San Francisco. Announcements at the event included the launch of the IBM Smart Cloud, a broad set of cloud-delivered capabilities including IBM and custom solutions. The Smart Business cloud is the new name for the home of the Domino appl...

Behind in my blogging but maybe just in time... Last Wednesday, a standing-room-only crowd attended the Chicago IBM Get Social 2011 roadshow (actually in the suburbs, which may have been the reason for the sellout crowd) to hear my colleagues and I cover the IBM collaboration and social business st...

A couple of IBM social business-related announcements coming out of today's SugarCon in San Francisco. The first is SugarCRM announcing an acquisition:SugarCRM, the world’s fastest growing customer relationship management (CRM) company, has acquired iExtensions CRM from iEnterprises, Inc. for...

A few days ago, IBM published a technote with the current statement of direction for Notes Traveler and Windows Phone 7:IBM Collaboration Solutions (Lotus) organization developing Lotus Traveler has no plans for Windows Phone (Windows 7) support at this time. The IBM Collaboration Solutions team wil...