May 2012

Of late on Twitter, I've mentioned a few times that I am in the process of re-reading all my old blog entries going all the way back to 2002. I expect I'll be able to say why, soon.... Anyway, I've now caught up to mid-2007, just before Lotus Notes 8 shipped. A number of blog entries I wrote at the...

I've just finished lining up my travel for next month and it's going to be quite the scorcher. First, I will be on vacation in Arizona US for several days, where the average temperature is already about 100F/40C during the day. From there, I am headed straight to the middle east, for my first ever c...

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Earlier this week, IBM Press released its third book on XPages, XPages Extension Library: A Step-by-Step Guide to the Next Generation of XPages Components. Meet the authors: Really happy to see the names of Declan Sciolla-Lynch, Jeremy Hodge, Paul Withers, and Tim Tripcony on there (a specia...

At today's IBM SmartCloud Forum event here in Chicago, we announced that we'll soon begin offering IBM SmartCloud Archive Essentials. This new, pure SaaS service is tightly integrated with IBM SmartCloud Notes, and will provide customers with a secure, searchable copy of any or all user mailboxes....

Earlier today, IBM delivered on a promise. Last July, in throwing our support to the new Apache OpenOffice podling project, we committed to contribute the source code of Lotus Symphony -- a fork of OpenOffice -- back into the mainline project. This morning, that contribution is complete. With to...

Earlier today, I posted the latest version of the IBM Social Business presentation on mobile strategy. The presentation covers solutions available from IBM software for mobile social business, business intelligence, and commerce, as well as a deep dive on Lotus Notes Traveler, IBM Connections Mobile...

Some cool Domino-based solutions being deployed for smarter healthcare in Russia... IBM is also working with KMIS and the Emergency Hospital of Petrozavodsk in the Republic of Karelia in North Western Russia to implement electronic medical records and an automated hospital information management sy...

Recently, as part of the rebranding from LotusLive, the IBM SmartCloud for Social Business added a pretty important capability -- "buy online". In the past for LotusLive, this was a somewhat-complicated process through PassportAdvantage Express. The new e-commerce engine allows online purchase o...

I was out of the office most of the day so didn't have a chance to link this earlier... The Apache OpenOffice Project today announced the availability of Apache OpenOffice™ 3.4, the first release of OpenOffice under the governance of the Apache Software Foundation. Apache OpenOffice is the...

Thanks so much for over 100 comments worth of valuable input on where we should be taking Notes/Domino in the future. We took this chart into the meeting as one of many inputs, coming from edbrill.com readers: Other inputs included the design partners, feedback from events like Lotusphere, comp...

OK, so this six-minute YouTube video violates one of the frequent requests made of IBM marketing: we aren't showing the product. Instead I try in a little more than five minutes to explain what we mean by a "social mail" experience, and what we are building for the next release of IBM Connections (a...