RE-blogging The Tale of a Smarter Planet

This is a wonderful youtube that was blogged by George Faulkner , who I might add has a great blog of information!!  This video was created by Chris Luongo of IBM, along with his collaborative partner Jane Harris.  It talks about the effects that technology can have on the planet, how we are able to bring ideas, technologies and resources from around the globe to help preserve our planet and foster a better environment for future generations.

Also don’t forget that you can go to http://ibm.com/think for more excellent information on Building a Smarter Planet.

Getting LS09 Files from LotusLive

There seems to be some slight confusion as to where to get the LS09 files from LotusLive.  I do admit there is a little assimulation (my favorite word) that needs to happen with the interface… but once you click it in your brain it seems so logical (though it did take me a few….)

Once logged into LotusLive select FILES – this will take you to a river of conent that has been uploaded.  I did find that CSGDEMO’s file stream – has all of the COLLECTIONS of files (new concept for some… IBM has been using that term internally in Cattail for a while).  All of the collections are categorized in the names of the tracks.  This is actually easier once you know the terms.

lotuslivelscollactions2

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5

Are you interested in trying Lotus Notes / Domino 8.5?  Try out an evaluation?  Did you know that you can get a copy off of the Lotus website?  There are so many improvements that are added in this version…. please feel free to check it out….

  • Download a trial version of Lotus Notes, Domino Designer, and Domino Administrator clients 8
  • Download a trial version of Lotus Domino 8
  • Also see articles from the Lotus Developers Domain

    Lotus Notes 8.5 marks a major milestone in the Lotus Notes history and is a significant release in terms of new features, appearance, programmability, and functionality.

    Lotus Notes 8.5 marks a major milestone in the Lotus Notes history and is a significant release in terms of new features, appearance, programmability, and functionality.

    IIBM Lotus iNotes 8.5 includes many new features. This second article in the series covers two distinct topics: new Lotus Domino administration policy capabilities and improvements available in lite mode.

    IIBM Lotus iNotes 8.5 includes many new features. This second article in the series covers two distinct topics: new Lotus Domino administration policy capabilities and improvements available in lite mode.

    In this article, the first in a multipart series, we cover the new features in Lotus iNotes 8.5 full mode and examine its Web 2.0 related features in particular depth.

    In this article, the first in a multipart series, we cover the new features in Lotus iNotes 8.5 full mode and examine its Web 2.0 related features in particular depth.

    In this tutorial, learn how to use XPages and Themes, new technologies in Lotus Domino 8.5, to increase flexibility, control.

    In this tutorial, learn how to use XPages and Themes, new technologies in Lotus Domino 8.5, to increase flexibility, control.

     

    Some of the notable improvments for Lotus Notes 8.5 

            General

    4    Open button

    4    Tab and Window Management

    4    In-line spell check

    4    MIME rendering

    4    Intelligent addressing

    4    Multi-level undo

    4    Consolidated Preferences

    4    Windows-style selection

    4    Side-bar for plug ins (RSS Feed reader, day at a glance)

    4    Search Center

    4    Productivity Editors

    4    Advanced Menus

            Calendar

    4    Free-time lookup

    4    Unprocessed calendar entries

    4    Federated Calendars

            Mail

    4    Conversation threads

    4    Vertical preview

    4    Message recall

    4    Out of Office improvements

            Contacts

    4    Recent collaborations

    4    Recent contacts

    4    Business Card view

    4    Contact delegation

    4    Synchronize contacts automatically

            Instant Messaging

    4    Rich text, emoticons, screen capture, spell check, chat history

     Some of the notable improvments for Lotus Domino 8.5

            Client Administration

    4    Message Recall

    4    Lotus Domino hosted provisioning of Lotus Notes 8

    4    Policy Management enhancements

    4    Database Redirect – Redirect bookmarks after database moves and deletes

            Performance and Efficiency improvements

    4    Out-of-office service

    4    Automatic Inbox cleanup

    4    Design note compression

    4    On-demand collation

    4    AdminP performance gains

    4    Domino Attachment and Object Store (DAOS)

             Directory & Security

    4    Internet account lockout due to password entry failure

    4    Entitlement to IBM Tivoli® Directory Integrator for use with Lotus Domino

    4    Stronger 4096 bit encryption keys and simplified key rollover

    4    Authentication/authorization-only secondary directories

    4    Improved configuration for directory assistance LDAP directories

    4    Directory lint (DirLint)

    02/23 – Understanding Lotus Connections – Profiles and Dogears

    Carla Gillespie – Understanding Lotus Connections – Profiles and Dogears
    Mon 02/23/2009 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Profiles helps you quickly find the people you need by searching across your organization using keywords to identify expertise, current projects, and responsibilities. You can find people based on things like the person’s name, their organization, location, reporting structure and interests. Profiles let you tap into the knowledge capital within your organization, and makes it easy to establish new business contacts. Profiles help you expand your personal network and Profiles help you develop and maintain personal relationships that span obstacles like reporting structure, department, geography, etc. Profiles typically include a person’s photo, reporting structure, name, pronunciation, the time zone the person works in, and information about the individual’s expertise and areas of interest.

    Dogear is social bookmarking. Save, organize and share bookmarks; discover bookmarks that have been qualified by others with similar interests & expertise. Dogear gives people a better way to manage their own bookmarks as well as share, subscribe and search the community’s bookmarks. Dogear makes it easier than ever before to share information and accelerate innovation With Dogear, you can discover where people get their information. You go straight to information that a member of your community has already vetted and found appropriate and useful. You can discover information using search-and-pivot browsing: start by navigating by tags or links or people, and, when you find someone who looks interesting, pivot to go to their Profile or their bookmarks.

    To Participate:

    1. Go to the URL – http://www.webdialogs.com
    2. Click ‘Join a Meeting’ button in the top right corner of the page
    3. Enter the Conference ID 4732452
    4. Enter your name and email address
    5. Click the ‘Log In’ button

    877-422-0037 Participant passcode:399525

    02/24 – Unified Communications and Collaboration

    Erik Ostly- Unified Communications and Collaboration
    Tue 02/24/2009 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Hear how Lotus Sametime Advance provides a unifying platform for communicating and collaboration. See how the convergence of text, voice, and video can create new ways of collaborating using both new tools and integrating with the tools already in use.

    To Participate:

    1. Go to the URL – http://www.webdialogs.com
    2. Click ‘Join a Meeting’ button in the top right corner of the page
    3. Enter the Conference ID 4732452
    4. Enter your name and email address
    5. Click the ‘Log In’ button

    877-422-0037 Participant passcode:399525

    02/26 – Portal 6.1 and Web 2.0

    Carl Prehn – Portal 6.1 and Web 2.0
    Thu 02/26/2009 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Your world. Your way. With Version 6.1

    WebSphere Portal Version 6.1 helps you deliver exceptional Web experiences, extend your business assets, run your business efficiently and grow as you go.

    Learn more

    Newly enhanced accelerators easily snap on to WebSphere Portal, helping customers reduce the costs of deploying content, and automating

    To Participate:

    1. Go to the URL – http://www.webdialogs.com
    2. Click ‘Join a Meeting’ button in the top right corner of the page
    3. Enter the Conference ID 4732452
    4. Enter your name and email address
    5. Click the ‘Log In’ button

    877-422-0037 Participant passcode:399525

    Fri 02/27 – Forms 3.5 and Turbo “why do I care?”

    Bruce Prout – Forms 3.5 and Turbo “why do I care?”
    Fri 02/27/2009 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    Come and learn what difficult business problems can be addressed by IBM’s unique capabilities with Lotus Forms 3.5.How do you handle data collection with consistency and integrity? Provide non-repudiation? Auditing and secure preservation of form and data contents? Would you like to accelerate the process of collecting and processing information, squeezing delays and cost out of your current approaches?

    True Business Process Management integration, extreme UI simplification, and the ability to combine dynamic logic, prefill, embedded signature technology, attachments, and standards-compliant data mapping in a simple, lightweight XML package make Lotus Forms the strongest offering in the marketplace today.
    And all this is delivered in the high performance, highly scalable manner you expect from IBM. Product demonstration will be part of this session.

    To Participate:

    1. Go to the URL – http://www.webdialogs.com
    2. Click ‘Join a Meeting’ button in the top right corner of the page
    3. Enter the Conference ID 4732452
    4. Enter your name and email address
    5. Click the ‘Log In’ button

    877-422-0037 Participant passcode:399525

    Don’t know who you don’t know…??

    This is a great story on the relevance of “person suggestion engines” and the power of discovering who you don’t know you don’t know.   IBM started doing this in the early 2000′s with the Discovery Server.  The studies found that there were relationships that could be gathered from content,  trying to make a connection between “people, places and things”.  Now we have content being produced to the rate of Pedibytes a day.  To be able to do something with this data, to gather statistics on potential connections and relationships that can be relevant to our personal and business lives.   The value of finding connections based context can have a powerful influence and drive to getting to know the people to share, gather and collaborate with to help safe time, money, and duplicate efforts in an organization. Read thoughts on how IBM is helping to foster this concept.

    When IBM Beats Facebook And Twitter: Discover Relevant People Within Your Network

    IBM Lotus Notes/Domino makes the news with BIG NUMBERS

    With a fresh face, integrated collaboration and enterprise applications, multi platform including Apple client, federated calendaring, open security, RAD capabilities stronger than ever, open standards, social awareness, open documents, heavy focus on Green initative with virtualization and tight integration with the web and the desktop, who can blame people for choosing Lotus Notes and Domino for their Collaborative Desktop… see the article below from CNN Money…

     

    CNN Money “Global Businesses Choosing Lotus Software”

     

    Hands on Tutorials and Trial Softwares for Self Education

    Did you know that IBM offers resources for Self Education?  These tutorials offer you walk thru lab exercises that step you thru creation and understanding of the topic.  Links are available to download trial software if you are not currently using the required software for the exercises. 

    Most of these are targeted to Developers.  But my moto is “Administrators must know something about developement and Develepors must know about Administration…” so Admins don’t be afraid to try these out…. there is huge value in explanding your knowledge to understanding how the applications work.

    Here is the latest posted lab

    XPages, Themes, and Mashups in IBM Lotus Domino Web application development

    For more information see the Technical Library for Lotus…. but you should also know that there are tons of tutorials for all of the IBM Software brands…. so interested in Tivoli Monitoring for transaction Performance… it is there!

    Happy Learning …Holli