Stop sending me attachments!! Part 2: the analysis…

So there are many reasons why people have their habits (part 1), not least in the product they use in their daily work life. So in part 2 I will explore the technology angle and look for causes why tools are the way they are and why a seamless integrated platform is harder then it looks. […]

An IBM webcast you must not miss!

“From Liking to Leading”: Transforming Your Business with a Next Generation Platform for Social BusinessEvent Date: 03/13/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time A comprehensive platform for social business can deliver business value and help you beat the competition. Join us and see first-hand the latest collaboration technology advances and adoption techniques. You will learn: how […]

75 percent

ZDnet in an article entitled ‘IBM’s social enterprise plan: Meld collaboration, processes with dash of Watson‘: [Jeff] Schick said 75 percent of Connections customers are not Lotus Notes customers.

Different technology, same values

A Lotus Notes ad from the R5 days, circa 1999: ‘I am ready‘, ‘I am connected‘, ‘I am not alone‘, ‘The power to work the way you want‘, ‘Share work and ideas‘ and so on… This was describing Collaboration, Messaging and Workflow software from 13 years ago, but could so easily be describing the impact […]

Lotus Notes & Domino 8.5.3 goes gold

As is usual when an IBM product gets released, an announcement letter goes out to all partners and customers.  Here is the one for Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 includes a vast array of end-user feature enhancements to increase personal productivity of Lotus Notes, Lotus iNotes, and Lotus Notes […]

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino customer? Want to get Social?

If you’re a Notes/Domino customer, but haven’t yet started your journey toward Social Business and social collaboration, you may well want to take part in the following webcast: Become a more social business with IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 October 6, 2011 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 provides numerous […]

Sharing the love… Mat Newman at Lotusphere 2011

For those that weren’t at Lotusphere 2011, you missed a corker of a conference. For those that were at Lotusphere 2011, but weren’t at Mat Newman‘s BP106 ‘Where is the love?’ session, what were you thinking?!?  It was a wonderful hour of entertainment, and more importantly, gave all those that attended superb tips on how […]

Lotus Notes is cool. You know it, do they?

Well, this was the surprise of the morning. A beautiful looking new blog from Darren Adams (he of Lotus sales in the UK), entitled ‘Lotus Notes is Cool‘: Initially featuring a list of the cool features in Notes 8.5 plus key resources from around the Lotus community, and destined to be regularly updated with new […]

It’s Notes/Domino 8.5.2 GA day, and here are your part numbers

As previously announced, Notes/Domino 8.5.2 is scheduled to be generally available for electronic download today, 24th August 2010, and the good news is that it is already being uploaded to the Passport Advantage and PartnerWorld software repositories. If you’re looking to download the release today, this is what you need to search for: The eAssemblies […]

Wow, a Lotus Notes book for end users

For a good number of years, I’ve been one of a number of community folks bemoaning the lack of Lotus-focused publications on the shelves of our local Barnes & Noble, Waterstones or Borders bookshops. Thankfully, Packt Publishing have stepped into the breach this year, and are in the process of writing and publishing books on […]

Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5.1 announced

Right on schedule, this morning we have the formal announcement letter for Lotus Notes & Domino 8.5.1: IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino 8.5.1 include many features and enhancements that improve usability for both the end user and developers IBM Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino 8.5.1 includes many features and enhancements that improve the usability […]

Changing the web browser preferences in Notes 8.5 on the Mac

Ever wondered how to change the web browser preferences on the Notes 8.5 Standard client on the Mac?  It’s not obvious (the setting isn’t available via Manage Locations): This is the answer according to IBM Support:Please follow the work around steps below. – Exit the client– Edit the Notes Preference file (found in /Library/Preferences)– Add […]

Notes mail functionality – some new ideas

There’s nothing like moving back to Lotus Notes mail after using another mail client to highlight some omissions in functionality or irritations in client behaviour.   The issue with Domino 8.5 IMAP has caused me to do just that – to move back from (my client of choice, given my MacbookPro/iPhone combo and use […]

Notes 8.5 and plug-ins – operating system support

Planning to deploy Lotus Notes 8.5?   You’ll be needing this technote… Supportability matrix of operating systems and Notes 8.5 client and embedded plug-ins   Abstract The table below shows a matrix of supported operating systems for IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 and embedded plug-ins. Spot the list of ‘No’s under the Lotus Quickr connector column. […]

Notes & Domino 8.5 Announcement

The files have been available since this morning, but here are the formal details: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 extends rich application development capabilities, scalability, and flexibility while reducing the cost of ownership At a glance IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5 provides greater scalability and functionality, ease of administration, and additional application capabilities. […]

Some essential Notes.ini parameters

I’ve been doing a fair amount of work with Domino and IIS recently, implementing a single-sign-on Active Directory authentication solution for an academic institution.  It has been interesting work, challenging for sure, and I definitely bear the scars.  As ever, there is a good mix of well-documented IBM information, great third-party posts and HOWTOs, and […]

Two domains going begging

I registered a couple of good domain names a year or so ago, and haven’t quite figured out what to do with them, though I am sure they’d be useful to somebody… If you think they’d be relevant to you personally or to your organisation, then please drop me a line.

Refresh that Inbox

Two options here… 1) I’m just dumb and should have been aware of this (this is most likely), or 2) This isn’t well known and you should make sure your users are aware. Either way, this info came from the wonderful Mary Beth Raven yesterday when I asked her about making replication easier for end […]

Switching IDs – what’s the plan?

The Notes 8.5 beta on the Mac has the following lovely new dialog (which I can’t find a way to disable): It also suffers with the same feature/bug that Notes 8.0.1 on Windoze has, losing all memory of its integrated Sametime configuration every time you switch IDs, and certainly not supporting the option of staying […]

Follow up re: my “Is it just me?” post

This was my post from last week: Like many of you, I suspect, I get lots of HTML emails linking to external webpages, especially from IBM itself  If I click on the links, it opens in Notes or an external browser depending on my location settings which is great, but many times I’d just like […]

Notes8.0.1 Widget Catalog

Great idea from the folks at the Turtle Partnership – a Notes-based Widget catalog containing community-contributed widgets to download into your Notes 8.0.1 sidebar: Gab tells all: Chatting to the constantly inventive Chris Miller this afternoon he came up with the idea of having a public widget catalog where everyone could publish and share their […]

Mr Adams, TV celebrity ;-)

Darren Adams, IBM’s UK sales lead for Messaging and Collaboration has recently completed a great new interview with VNUnet, participating in a Q&A on Notes 8, collaboration software and Lotus’ position in the marketplace. This really is a good way of getting the Lotus message into the market, and I congratulate Darren for taking the […]

Lotus Notes makes it to Engadget…

Vowe may say it’s just Notes- and Mac-fanboys getting all excited about a vague announcement, but if the Domino integration with the iPhone gets Notes onto consumer sites like Engadget then that has to be a good thing… Engadget writes: If you’re looking to gain respect for your gear as a serious business-class tool, there’s […]