June 2011

It's hard to believe we're already at the halfway point in 2011. It feels like just yesterday we were leaving Lotusphere and off and running. I'm very excited about my next trip to Europe later this week. This weekend, I'll be speaking at the annual "DDive" event of the Italian Notes/Domino user co...

Moments ago at Admin2011, I had the privilege to announce the 2011 crop of IBM Champions for Lotus Software and IBM Collaboration Solutions. These fifty represent strong evangelists, community contributors, knowledge sharers, and all around good people from the Lotus community worldwide. We received...

Quick hits from PACLUG

June 21 2011

Just some quick observations from today's successful PACLUG event in Las Vegas. Thank you to David Stephens for being the energy behind this event, and to many others including the WISPubs/View staff, Brian Benz, Jon Raslawski, Ann Marie Darrough, Holli Heard, etc. for making it all work. Very goo...

"Like" me on Facebook

June 17 2011

Earlier this week, I took a step in the direction away from "profersonal" (a term my professional/personal friend Jason Seiden has coined) and set up a separate Facebook page for, well, me. Me as in Ed Brill, Director, Messaging and Collaboration, IBM Software Solutions, as opposed to me--opinionate...

This morning, IBM is celebrating it's centennial -- one hundred years in the technology business. It happens to basically coincide with my own 17th anniversary, although technically as far as actually being an IBMer, that started a year after I joined Lotus. So for fair math let's say I've been part...

On Friday, IBM released an updated 8.5.2 version of Notes Traveler server, with serviceability updates and one new feature -- partial wipe. This is:By popular demand, the Lotus Notes Traveler team has added a data only wipe option for Apple devices in the 8.5.2.3 and later releases. Previously, the...

Earlier this morning, we announced the availability of the fourth release of LotusLive Notes. The new release is primarily designed around quality improvement, but adds some new features for customized mail routing, additional language support for LotusLive Notes Traveler, and additional monitoring...

Earlier tonight, a business partner blogged about different ways that small businesses could refactor their Domino licensing to take advantage of the changes my team and I have made in Domino Collaboration Express licensing over the last few months. The blog entry is a good encapsulation of a part o...

This is what a wiki is for. I asked my team to compile a list of the xSPs who provide Domino hosting services globally. Because of the highly distributed nature of IBM's channel relationships, this turned out to be harder to do than I had hoped. Never mind the complexity, though, we have technolog...

This morning, Oracle announced that they are submitting the OpenOffice.org codebase to the Apache Software Foundation Incubator. At IBM, we see this as a strong validation of open source, open document formats, and market choice and flexibility in the office productivity arena. Since we launched Lot...