February 2010

Another prime example of how in the Microsoft world that Microsoft giveth with one hand and taketh with the other...Everything else about the Exchange 2010 storage story pushes the costs of high availability down--it's possible to use commodity hardware (SATA in some cases), no SAN, no RAID, etc. Bu...

Earlier this week, we kicked off the second major market presence for the "Lotus Knows" campaign -- "Lotus weiß", here in Germany. The website is up at ibm.com/lotusknows/de. In Germany specifically, this effort incorporates advertising -- online, print, and "out of home" (e.g. Frankfurt Airport)...

eWeek has a good summary today of the state of the cloud-based messaging and collaboration market...Google finds itself in a daunting position on Feb. 22, the third birthday of Google Apps Premier Edition. The company is trying to dislodge legacy on-premises installations from Microsoft and IBM whil...

I've been meaning to blog about this for quite some time, because I think it's cool engineering and an important step for Notes that may have been mostly overlooked. In Notes 8.5.1, we changed the client's spell check engine. The new engine is also used by Symphony and Sametime. It is based on I...

Sprint 4G mobile router. Palm Pre. Nokia N900. Droid. Nexus One. New Blackberry Bold. iPad. Windows Mobile 7. Is anyone else getting mobile whiplash? It seems like the time horizon for innovation and one-upsmanship in the mobile space is about two weeks. More to the point, each device is introduc...

18,378 new customers

February 16 2010

In the process of reviewing content for the now-in-progress Lotusphere Comes to You events, I came across the graphic used by Bob Picciano in his Lotusphere keynote highlighting new Notes/Domino customers: This was only on screen for a few moments, so the full impact might not have been clear. E...

This weekend has been the first truly quiet days on my calendar in over seven weeks. The new baby, run-up to Lotusphere, wonderful visiting relatives, and travel have all combined to keep things going non-stop for the last couple of months. It's no surprise that therefore, my main instinct this we...

Forbes: IBM Eyes The iPad

February 12 2010

Not a formal announcement, of course, but an expression of interest...Earlier this week at the Macworld conference in San Francisco, IBM ( IBM - news - people ) announced new business-focused apps for the iPhone operating system, including Lotus Connections tool for social networking inside companie...

Very happy to see this asset go live on the web earlier this week...The focus of this Redbooks Wiki is to help you understand improvements in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 as a web development platform. The primary focal point is the introduction of XPages in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 and discussing how XPages dr...

Several good articles out this morning to coincide with the opening of the exhibit hall at MacWorld Expo 2010... Information Week, "IBM Puts Enterprise Social Software On iPhone":IBM, says Rennie, isn't just following the success of the iPhone. The company actually has a growing focus on Apple pro...

These are some great sound bites from Mitch Cohen Darren Duke Andreas Hiller Steve Haase Thanks all for doing this video!...

A press release just went out announcing that IBM has joined the Enterprise Desktop Alliance, an organization committed to accelerating the adoption of Mac desktops in the enterprise:The Enterprise Desktop Alliance (EDA) today announced that IBM has joined the collaborative of software developers th...

In October, IBM announced that licensing for Lotus Notes/Domino would be changing. We announced a client access license model for Domino, replacing various software licensing schemes for Lotus Notes, iNotes, Domino Designer, and Notes Traveler. The two client access licenses defined are the Domino...

Somewhere in the myriad of offers, giveaways, and promotions at Lotusphere, I missed one we were running ourselves. I am a huge fan of sites that allow you to create photo books out of digital images, and mypublisher.com and I are good friends. I've tried Snapfish, iPhoto books, and others. A s...

I've read a ton of blog postings on IBM Project Vulcan since Lotusphere a few weeks ago... perhaps because of the iterative thinking in the community, or time to reflect, Richard Schwartz's analysis seems to me to be a good read on the project:Five years ago, IBM introduced something with the potent...

As promised at Lotusphere, the beta of Lotus Symphony 3.0 is now available on symphony.lotus.com... Key new features in Symphony 3.0: VB Macros support ODF 1.2 support for improved file interoperability embedded audio/video allows users to add media directly to slides, documents and sheets au...

Michael Sampson looks to me like he can see the future. Though he was never briefed on what was coming at Lotusphere 2010, in January, he published a white paper on the Lotus roadmap:Lotus Notes has been around for a long time. Since its release in 1989 it has always been viewed as a "different" pi...

I think I'm not allowed to quote LinkedIn discussions from membership groups in public, but there are some real quotable comments in this thread. The original poster basically asks for experiences with Notes to Exchange migration. Most of the reply comments say, essentially, don't do it -- you won...

So I had no idea about this during Lotusphere but it's pretty cool. A group of high school and college interns sponsored by the Robert R Taylor Network were at Lotusphere... and they've built a whole website using Lotus Foundations, the IBM client for Smart Work (Notes+Symphony on Linux), and Virtu...

Sí, es la verdad -- yo iré a Lotusphere Comes to You en Madrid y Barcelona en Marzo. Pero, es posible que estoy muy loco. Voy a entregar mi presentación en español. Hablo español como un niño Mexicano, pero tengo seis semanas que practicar. (Translation: Yes, it's true -- I'm going to "Lotusphe...

A few weeks ago, Phil Simon wrote a blog entry called "When it's time to abandon ship", where he discussed the new FewClix plug-in for Notes. His general point -- why would anyone use a plug-in to address "basic features, such as search and performance?" I am not sure that is how FewClix is posit...

I have been remiss in not posting our slides from this session. While I believe that the presentation was one of those "Lotusphere moments" that are hard to recreate, I will deliver versions of this as part of presentations at upcoming Lotusphere Comes to You events in Munich and Dusseldorf....and...

This question came up at "Ask the developers" at Lotusphere 2010 and in a separate customer meeting I had during the week. Customers want to know how to do charting in the Notes client. This is one of the benefits of having moved the Notes client to Eclipse -- there are numerous tools, including t...