August 2011

I am really pleased to see that the first-ever OpenNTF.org development contest, this one around XPages custom controls, has been a huge success:Winners: Ferry Kranenburg for his Multi Database Search Control Dennis Chen for his ZK Spreadsheet for XPages Rami Muurimaki for his XPages PDF Exporter...

50,000

August 30 2011

With Bill Geimer's comment on yesterday's posting about IBM social mobility, this blog now has received fifty thousand valid, non-spam comments over the course of eight years and eight months. It's impossible to identify the first comment, as we migrated the blog after a few months into Dominoblog....

Now that it's 9 AM EDT in the US, I can comment on a new IBM press release hitting the wire services now. The release's key message is how IBM believe that mobile technologies enable a social business. The announcement is an amalgamation of mobile software and updates that we've shipped in the las...

Excellent to see recognition of IBM Connections and IBM's overall social business story as a leader in Forrester's assessment of enterprise social software platforms:"To me, the story here is IBM, not Jive," [Forrester analyst Rob] Koplowitz said. IBM Connections ranked high across the board...

My colleagues in education programs have recently announced an update to the Notes/Domino 8.5 certification paths. The new exams will be available next month, in September 2011, and have reduced the number of exams that an individual needs to pass from three down to two. The new paths are: IBM Certi...

By now, you've probably seen Mary Beth Raven's posting on the Notes Design Blog announcing her new opportunity at Solidworks. Many of you have already offered her congratulations on her new endeavor, and I join you in honoring Mary Beth's achievements and wishing her the best. I don't often write...

New Lotus Protector 2.8

August 22 2011

While I was on vacation last week, IBM announced a new version of Lotus Protector for Mail Security, version 2.8. The new version features enhancements in a few areas. I asked Sean Brown, the product manager for Lotus Protector, to give me a few hints on the release. Sean wrote:The release is focu...

I'm just back from eight days on vacation in South Carolina. I have become slightly paranoid about broadcasting a family vacation, so I was reasonably quiet about it until now that we are back. Yes, I realize that some of you live or vacation where we just were, and that by blogging/tweeting/faceboo...

We're having an interesting discussion internally about the use of email offline in a browser, and I am interested in finding out about usage today and patterns for the future from a broader audience. In Lotus iNotes, we offer the ability for a browser email user to work offline. The feature has be...

Don't panic, I'm just paying tribute. One of the joys of the iPad is having a device with ten hours' battery life along on my frequent overseas flights. Earlier this year, I started using that time to catch up on the BBC TV show Doctor Who. In my youth, I was about as fanatic a Doctor Who fanboy...

Well look at that... And how pretty! The third tech preview for LotusLive Symphony is now out on Lotus Greenhouse. The new update provides presentations support in addition to documents and spreadsheets. As we have been demonstrating with the previous tech preview releases, our focus in LotusL...

As long-time readers know, I seem to have something of a thing for earbud phones. When I work from my home office, I'm mostly on conference calls, and holding a phone is tiring. Using VoIP on the computer with a headset was tying me down; bluetooth didn't have much range, and occasionally I need to...

Saw a couple of exciting announcements last week from IBM partners about tools to help manage Lotus Notes Traveler on iOS devices... First up was René Winklemeyer's announcement of iOS.Profiler, a pure Lotus Domino-based mobile device management solution. Many customers have been asking about ways...