February 2011

What did I miss?

February 26 2011

When you travel to four cities in four days, with the requisite packing and repacking, meals on the go, dead cell phone batteries, and the like, you miss a lot. On an individual level, I missed remembering to take my reading eyeglasses with me as I left my inbound flight to Munich. It's OK, it's t...

This morning we released a service update to LotusLive Notes, as announced here. This is the third release of LotusLive Notes in six months, an impressive demonstration of IBM's ability to deliver in the software as a service market. Today's service update is notable mainly for the improvements to...

In the weeks since Lotusphere 2011, there has been the natural community settling in and reflecting on what we discussed, future goals, vision, and opportunities. I've come to expect some of this to be negative once we all come down from the professional and emotional high in Orlando, and settle in...

Last night, I had the opportunity to meet with a student team from the Illinois Institute of Technology - Stuart School of Business MBA program strategic marketing class. While I am not quite ready to talk about the project I've given these students, it obviously relates to Lotus Notes and Domino an...

Bleed yellow, lead blue... The IBM Power Systems team has put up a simple server consolidation comparison tool that shows how streamlining your server hardware can help save money and resources. Answer four questions and you'll get a report that tells you the opportunities to save through IBM Powe...

Time to hit the road again in a week or so. I'll be keynoting the following events: Germany 22 February, Tuesday: München, edcom nachese 23 February, Wednesday: Hamburg, GIS LCTY 24 February, Thursday: Düsseldorf/Neuss, Rheinland nachlese 25 February, Friday: Frankfurt/Sulzbach, LCTY Yep, that's...

Mastering XPages

February 8 2011

It feels like we're onto something. Just before Lotusphere, IBM Press released Mastering XPages, A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language. The authors -- Martin Donnelly, Mark Wallace, Tony McGuckin -- are all part of the XPages development team, and have penne...

Note: I wrote this earlier today, and was planning to post it first thing Monday morning. However, with the upcoming IBM Social Business Jam starting Tuesday, and after reading Alan Lepofsky's remarkably-similar observations earlier today (see, we really are the same person), I thought it was worth...

My colleagues Scott Laningham and "Turbo" Todd Watson had a great video setup to interview IBMers, business partners, and even customers during Lotusphere 2011 for IBM developerWorks. There are dozens of great videos available on livestream, live from Lotusphere. Watch live streaming video from ib...

Apparently, I'm too much of a tease. After my Lotusphere INV105 session, I tweetedHey #LS11, I forgot a small announcement in INV105 yesterday. Will make sure you don't go home without hearing it.It was meant to be only a foreshadow, but it turns out that the tweet created a bunch of angst -- peop...

I got sucked into the machine this week -- as I expected, I spent most of my time in meetings and events, and had little to no time to blog or even participate in many aspects of the conference. It's very different now, which is sad in a few ways and exciting in others. I acknowledge that sitting...

In the Lotusphere 2011 keynote yesterday, IBM previewed concepts going into Lotus Notes "Next". I also discussed themes during my INV105 Messaging and Collaboration session, and there has been discussion of the next Notes/Domino products in some breakouts as well. The main themes of Notes "next" a...

I've never been in the Lotusphere opening general session and don't have any plans to anytime soon. The senior execs take the stage, the product managers do the demos. Middle management -- we sit up front and shake hands, and for several years I've also done the blog and tweet thing. That's good...