May 2011

A week ago, I did another whirlwind pass through Europe with stops at the Swiss (Zürich) and German Notes User Groups. My individual presentation in both cities was an update of the messaging and collaboration strategy from Lotusphere 2011. While the feedback from the Zürich event recognized that mu...

Tomorrow night in Cambridge, MA USA, GBS will launch Transformer 2.0 at the MIT Museum. It looks like quite a party; regrettably, due to a volunteer opportunity here at home, I won't be there. Who will? A host of IBM executives and of course the GBS leadership team. Their mission - to launch into...

A social misfire

May 23 2011

While traveling in Europe last week, I learned of a recent faux pas I had committed through Twitter. It seems that a customer of mine had tweeted me a question -- public, not a direct message. The question was about something related to another vendor's licensing as it relates to my products. It was...

This week, our support and user experience teams have been sponsoring a Mobile Jam on IBM.com. Speakers have included IBM VP Luis Pineda, product manager Jan Kenney from my team, and several others. Tomorrow, May 19th, I'll be wrapping up the guest speaker list on the Mobile Jam with an open mic ca...

Tomorrow, May 18, IBM will launch Sametime 8.5.2 which, despite the point release nomenclature, has significant feature updates to the Unified Communications and Collaboration platform...including new audio/video capabilities, mobile device support, and more softphone capabilities. Watch the webcas...

A recent Gartner report on the IBM roadmap for Notes and Domino is now available on ibm.com. YES, we put a short opt-in "lead capture" system in front of it. If you already have an IBM ID and the cookie can be detected, it's all of two questions. Otherwise, we want to know who you are. Why? Because...

Good news! Starting this week, AT&T mobile subscribers will have a way to install third-party Android applications such as Lotus Notes Traveler on their devices without passing through the Android Market. AT&T is making device updates to their devices during the course of this week, includin...

OpenNTF contest

May 15 2011

Earlier this week, OpenNTF.org announced an XPages developer contest, sponsored by We4IT.With this contest OpenNTF and We4IT want to increase the number of XPages open source controls to help with the adoption of XPages. Stefan Sucker, CEO, We4IT GmbH, emphasizes that "XPages will soon be the key de...

My travel calendar is again plenty busy over the next two weeks, with North American travel (non-event) the plan for this week, then off to Europe next. On Tuesday 17 May, I'll be in Zürich for the Swiss Notes User Group, taking place at the IBM Forum on Vulcanstrasse. From there, I head to Bonn, Ge...

A good roundup article highlighting the various alternatives in market to Office 2010. Lotus Symphony scores 3rd after Office itself and SoftMaker Office 2010 (never heard of this).Don't let the name fool you. IBM's Lotus Symphony suite has almost nothing to do with the earlier incarnations of the L...

A few weeks ago, Joyce Davis announced the extension of the IBM Champion Program to IBM Collaboration Solutions community, which means all of you. The program recognizes exceptional contributors to the technical community who work alongside IBM to build solutions for a smarter planet. Champions can...