EVENT: Become a more social business with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3

Join the Lotus Users Group for an exciting cast of characters as they talk about what’s new in Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3.

Register NOW Become a more social business with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3

From http://www.lotususergroup.org

Ed Brill
Director, Messaging and Collaboration, IBM
October 6, 2011 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time
Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 provides numerous feature enhancements that benefit end-users, developers and administrators. Come hear about Lotus Notes and iNotes improvements for Mail and C&S; expanded device support, usability and administrative enhancements for Lotus Notes Traveler; performance/scalability improvements for XPages; Domino Designer productivity improvements; and expanded virtualization and data storage enhancements for Domino. In the last but certainly not least category, come hear how 8.5.3 accelerates your ability to find people and content as you embark on becoming a social business.
Pete Janzen
Sr. Product Manager — Domino Application Development, IBM
Jason Dumont
Program Director for Messaging & Collaboration Client Strategy, IBM
Jan Kenney
Product Manager — Lotus Notes Traveler & Lotus Mobile Connect, IBM

XPages Guru Webinar – Date Announced for Jun 1, 2011!

This is a great event open for all who are interested in expanding their development skills leveraging Domino Xpages, as well as the incorporation of Javascript and Dojo toolkits.  These tools offer excellent capabilities to webify Domino Applications and provide RAD tooling for bring business applications to mobile devices.  If you are a developer – this is an event you don’t want to miss!

XPages Guru Webinar

Event Date:    Jun 1, 2011
Event Time:    11:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Eastern Time)
Hosted By:    David Elsasser (IBM)
Presented By:    Chris Blatnick (IBM), Matt White, Bruce Elgort, Tim Tripcony, Chris Toohey, David Leedy

XPages is an exciting Web 2.0 rapid development environment based around JSF and Java technology running on the IBM Lotus Notes and Domino platform. IBM Lotus Notes and Domino has been an established platform for developing applications where customers have been able to utilize industry leading security and workflow capabilities for business applications. XPages extends these capabilities further by providing a full modern web development platform.

Please join IBM and some special guests on June 1 for a webinar on XPages, what it can do for you, and how you can get there! We have lined up a who’s who list of industry experts … true gurus in the field of Domino rapid application development, XPages technology, and modernization of existing legacy applications … to help you get up to speed on this technology! The speaker for this webinar will be:

Chris Blatnick – Lotus Client Technical Professional, IBM
Matt White – Lead Developer, Elguji Software and Consultant, Fynn Consulting Ltd
Bruce Elgort – Co-Founder and Chairman, OpenNTF.org and Advisor, Elguji Software
Tim Tripcony – Xmage, Group Business Software
Chris Toohey – Guru, Group Business Software
David Leedy – Collaborative Solutions Developer, Czarnowski


  • What is XPages? – Matt White
  • Case Studies – Discussion database, XTalk, etc. – Bruce Elgort
  • Benefits of XPages – Matt White
  • Why should I transition? – Tim Tripcony
  • Roadmap to XPages (How do I get from here to there?) – Chris Toohey
  • What resources are out there? – David Leedy
  • Q & A

If you are interested in how XPages technology can help you improve your application development process and better leverage Web 2.0 technology quickly and easily, this session is for you!

Register for this event at:

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For questions about this event, contact the host at: elsasser@us.ibm.com.

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Pacific Lotus Users Group (PACLUG) event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on June 21-22 2011

This is a free event for all attendees! REGISTER TODAY

Join us for the inaugural Pacific Lotus Users Group (PACLUG) event at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas on June 21-22. This event will bring together IT and LOB professionals from all over the Western United States to share ideas and tools using IBM Collaboration and Social Business solutions. This free event will provide you with the most current information about increasing your efficiency through collaboration and integrating your platforms with social business tools.  This is an event that you will not want to miss!

We have many great plans for our inaugural event. These include:
·        Expert panel discussion on “The Future of a Social Business”, which will cover topics like Web 2.0/E2.0, mobility, gamification, enterprise collaboration and much more!
·        Keynote address including demos from Alistair Rennie, GM of IBM Collaboration Solutions
·        Lab solutions area to see demos and meet with IBM subject matter experts
·        Solution Showcase including the IBM Pavilion
·        Discounted certification exams and testing area
·        Meals and receptions

Sessions and Speakers include:

Total Cost:
This is a free event for all attendees. You do not need to be a part of a local users group to attend, nor do you need to register for any other conference. Since this is a FREE conference, we have limited availability to host the event. Make sure you register today and make plans to attend. Your total cost will be your travel to Las Vegas and hotel arrangements. We have a block of hotel rooms at Planet Hollywood for $99/night.

This is your opportunity to learn and network with colleagues from all over the Western United States. Register today at www.paclug.org!

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IBM Exceptional Web Experience Conference 2011

Bringing IBM expertise to a global forum

Every year, IBM brings together leading-edge thinkers, technology gurus and business experts for more than 30 technical universities and seminars worldwide.

These events provide a forum where IT professionals can explore current and emerging technical topics, meet respected industry leaders and network with peers from around the globe.

  • Upgrade your IT skills. The key to success is training; get it quickly at an IBM Technical Universities.
  • Test-drive the latest technologies through hands-on labs. Roll up your sleeves and get involved with the latest systems and software.
  • Hear breaking news from the original source. Get up to speed on the latest product releases, trends, tips and techniques – direct from IBM.
  • Network with experts and colleagues from a variety of industries.
  • Load up on great information. Get the background you need to make quick, intelligent business decisions.
  • Explore a wide selection of topics. Expand your skills in the area of your choice with a variety of elective sessions for every level, from new user to expert.
  • Certify your skills onsite with testing at many events.
  • Get the most out of your training experience. We’ve designed cost-saving programs to meet your needs and your schedule. There are even classes on Sunday at many events.

For more information and registration

IBM Open Mic Invitation: All about Lotus Notes databases – 16 March 2011

Please join us for an Open Mic Q&A discussion on "All about Notes databases". You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Lotus Developers and Support Engineers.

When Date: Wednesday, March 16
Time: 11:00 AM Eastern US time (3:00 PM UTC/GMT), for 60 minutes
Q&A and transcript You may submit questions in advance as a response to this entry in the Notes/Domino 8.5 forum. A transcript of all questions and answers will be posted to the following technote: Technote #1457446 – Open Mic Q&A: All about Notes databases – 16 March 2011
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Can’t attend Lotusphere 2011 in person! Social pays off!


We know how hard it is sometimes to get to these conference, we really do wish that you all could be here, but if you can’t…. IBM is offering some great options to plug into the conference and stay on top of all the great announcements, excitement and buzz around the conference.  Here are some great links to keep you connected.

The Lotusphere Blog

The Lotusphere LIVESTREAM schedule

Lotusphere Social Aggregate

The Lotusphere on LinkedIn

And if you want to spend some time doing some hands on with Lotus Technologies – here are some other Links for Live Lotus Products:

LotusLive Get an account now!

Lotus Greenhouse Demo live all of the Lotus Technologies! (if you are are just joining now – you can add Holli Wagner as your rep in the sign up!)

We will miss you – but we want you here and in the loop!  Thank goodness for social business!!


Super Woman’s Group @ Lotusphere 2011

These events are great.  It is a great opportunity to meet other woman in the business and to network.  I find it especially valuable to hear about how woman are succeeding in the corporate world, offer mentoring and share our experiences.

Please join us in this excellent event!