IBM Resouces to make your ND8.5 Upgrade a success!! Virtual Meeting

Virtual Users Group Meeting

When: July 8th 2009, 12pm Pacific
Topic: IBM Resouces to make your ND8.5 Upgrade a success!!
Presentor: Holli Konig

Upgrading Domino is not hard when you think about installing a CD and upgrading the code.  The part that is a challenge is the planning.   Hardware requirements, architecture, best practices, performance and security tuning,  project planning, end user training, communication strategies.

Did you know that IBM local ITS are here to support you in your decision to upgrade?  Join me as I expose you to some of the programs IBM offers to help a customer be successful.  By allowing IBM to support you in advance, you create a great foundation for quick mobility in your upgrade.  


– Technical Delivery Assessment
– Sizing and Capacity Planning 
– Readiness Plan
– Project Liberate
– TCO Studies
– Lunch and Learns
– Support Portal
– developerWorks  Communities
– Train the Trainer 
– Administrator and developer classes (POTs) 
– Evangelizing 
– Executive Briefings

To register email

Enterprise Innovation and Technology Adoption Guide

An IBM Redguide publication

This Redguide refers to the IBM process of enterprise technology adoption.  Now while IBM is a research and development organization, there are many of you out there that can geen good ideas and information in this guide to help you determine how to leverage technology in your organiztion – and how to drive new technology in your organization.

Notes Tips and Tricks Blog back up and running

As reported from the Domino Wiki

Many of you remember former IBM’er Alan Lepofsky’s popular blog, “Notes Tips and Tricks.”  It’s a tough act to follow, but Notes product manager Dwight Morse and information developer Julie Brown have teamed up to bring you a new Notes 8.x Tips blog.

You’ll find tips (like “Cool Features for Scheduling a Meeting” or “Recent Contacts”) that use lots of graphics to speed your learning! There’s even a tip on “Feeds,” which lets you subscribe to the Tips blog as a preset! Just click the “Subscribe to preset feeds” icon Subscribe to preset feeds icon in the Feeds section of your Notes Sidebar in Notes 8 or higher.

If you have requests for tips or if there’s a particular area of Notes that you would like more tips on, feel free to comment on the blog or on this wiki article.

This is a great resource!  Take advantage of it!

LCTY San Francisco April 16th 2009 Location change

Well… we are very excited to announce that we have had such an over whelming response, that we had to change our venue!!  Good job Bay Area!  Please note the new location below…. 

Parc 55 Hotel


LCTY 2009 for Portland and Seattle Announced!

At Lotusphere Comes to You 2009, you will discover a community dedicated to empowering people, breaking down geographic barriers, extending company knowledge and expertise, and creating a smarter, more dynamic
workplace. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to learn how you can take collaboration to the next level.

You will experience the best of IBM Lotusphere 2009 without leaving your community. IT, Business Managers, Architects and Administrators will find these sessions to be key in helping their organizations achieve better
business outcomes.


Attend Lotusphere Comes to You and get insider information on:


* Social Networking

* Unified Communications and Collaboration

* Web 2.0 Solutions

* Portal

* Software as a Service

* And more

Seating is limited, so please register today and tap into the power of community.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97204


Thursday, April 30, 2009
Seattle IBM Office
1200 5th Avenue, 9th Floor, Seattle, Washington 98101





8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration & Business Partner Showcase

9:00 am – 9:45 am

Welcome & Keynote – Connect, Collaborate, Innovate & GROW

9:45 am – 10:45 am

Unified Communications and Collaboration – Your Economic Stimulus Package

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break & Business Partner Showcase

11:00 am – 12:00 pm

How Web 2.0 and Social Software Changes the Way You Do Business

12:00 pm – 1:15 pm

Lunch & Why Lotus Loves Microsoft

1:15 pm – 2:15 pm

Driving Productivity and Value With Portal-based Forms, Dashboards, Mashups

2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

Break & Business Partner Showcase

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Delivering Cost Effective Solutions with Software as a Service

3:30 pm – 3:40 pm

Closing Remarks and Drawings


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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.


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

First day at Lotusphere…

Well I will tell you now that I am in IBM only sessions all day… specifically focused for the IBM technical specialists…  and I now the question on your mind is… What new announcements can Lotus bring to the table at Lotusphere this year… IBM has had so many great announcements prior to LS that it seems there can be no more to say….

Totally not true! of course I can’t tell you… but be sure to check into the LIVE Opening Session on Monday Jan 19th. 

Look for me… I will be there!


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”


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