November 2010

Did I swing and miss?

November 30 2010

Not the reaction I expected. Yesterday I announced that we will add clustering to Domino Collaboration Express in 2011. I've been trial-ballooning the concept in various ways for the last few months, and the feedback has been positive about addressing this long-standing license restriction. Unt...

An interesting discussion of how our internal evolution into using social software for business built a business opportunity for Lotus Connections...It was the quote from Jeffrey Schick, IBM’s VP of Social Software, that got my attention. Schick told Neisser, “At IBM 15 years ago, we had...

Check another box complete. Effective January 1, 2011, IBM will be adding entitlement to use Lotus Domino clustering for all then-current Domino Collaboration Express customers (on active service/subscription contracts or new licenses purchased subsequent to 1/1/11). The formal channel announceme...

This should be my last update on the progress of the Lotus Notes Traveler client for Android OS. Last week we signed off on a ship date...I don't want to be too precise here in case things slip a day here or there, but availability for both English and our first set of languages is scheduled for mi...

Just a reminder -- I'll be at the Atlanta Lotus User Group (ATLUG) this Friday at 11:30 AM, IBM Hillside. Registration going very well, looking forward to seeing familiar faces and meeting new ones!...

Another good remider, you have a few days left to nominate for the 2011 Lotus Awards (well, a few categories are open until January). Four categories are new this year: Business Transformation through Cloud Computing, Delivering an Exceptional Web Experience, Extending Collaboration to Mobile Devic...

During November, publisher Packt is running a special on books with IBM-related subject matter... 20% off all Packt IBM print books 25% off if you purchase 3 or more books 30% off all Packt IBM ebooks This includes recent releases such as the Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide and the Sametime 8 User's...

Sitting on the flight back from this week's fifth Irish Lotus User Group meeting, I can't help but feeling frustrated. Why? I'm frustrated.... ...that only 200-ish customers and partners had the opportunity to attend a first class conference, with some of the best speakers in the industry coverin...

The Foundations announcement

November 11 2010

Tons of questions and blog posts in the last few days about the Lotus Foundations end of marketing that appeared in IBM channel marketing materials earlier this week. So, I don't own Foundations and am not part of the team that does (IBM Smart Business) thus I am blogging simply from generally avai...

A whole blog entry and seven-minute video justifying why Microsoft believes that rip-and-replace migrations are the only way to move from Exchange version to version. A fascinating explanation of why this approach is necessary in order to write new features, take advantage of hardware, and to adapt...

Over the last many years, I haven't always seen eye to eye with Steve Gillmor, but this time I think he puts the long view of Notes, Ray Ozzie, and Microsoft in a highly-mangified macro lens:Lotus Notes was like the liftoff from the surface of Tranquility Base: it was logical that it would work but...

The rumors are true. This morning, RIM is announcing availability of the Blackberry Enterprise Server Express for Lotus Domino. This free version of the BES server provides the ability to synchronize email, calendar, contacts and tasks from Domino mailboxes to Blackberry users, with 75 security an...

It's become a bit of a recurring theme to visit my frolleague Darren Adams's blog and find topics that he feels like he's missed the chance to blog first, finding the topic already well-covered on edbrill.com. Since Darren is often too busy trouncing me in Words with Friends, he seems to occasional...

I found this via one of my news alerts over the weekend; the slideshow on ITBusinessEdge apparently is the visual companion to a Quest Software whitepaper of the same title. In an attempt to demonstrate that SharePoint 2010 is a more-suitable target for migrating Notes applications than previous Mi...

(Adapted from my latest TribLocal.com/Highland Park column) Around my hometown, let's just say that "do it yourself" is not a common mantra. The service industry thrives. There are dog walkers and dog waste removal services, career coaches, college placement coaches, and "organizing services." C...

A couple of interesting YouTube links have been passed along this week... The first is a product announcement for Lotus Symphony 3. Hey, it actually shows the product! (Admittedly, almost a minute in) and speaks to end-users as to why they should care. The second connects with a press release i...

I was happy to see some app store updates for my iPad last night, including the new 2.0 version of Lotus Notes Traveler Companion. The new release provides several key enhancements, including the ability to compose encrypted Notes mail (as well as reply/forward), and native iPad (HD) screen supp...