Yesterday at Admin2006, I attended a presentation titled Lotus Notes "Hannover" - What It Means to You by Ed Brill and Mary Beth Raven. The session was packed while Ed and Mary provided a look at how Lotus Notes and Domino will be extending in 2006 and a look into 2007. The session lasted 90 minutes and was full of new and exciting information. If you would like to learn more, visit Ed's and Mary's blog.
Domino messaging is a topic that I stay closely involved with in regards to anti-spam technologies. So I was pleased to see screen shots of SpamGuru in Hannover. SpamGuru technology is currently in Workplace Messaging as an emerging technology that came out from IBM research. If your attending Admin2006 and want to learn more about SpamGuru in Workplace Messaging, stop by the session I'm co-hosting titled IBM Workplace Messaging --Architecture, Management, and Security. SpamGuru will give the ability for users to vote on messages they feel are spam to help build an intelligent anti-spam filter based on user preferences. I'm excited.
InsideLotus - Lotus, Portal and Social Collaborative Software
From archive: May 2006 X
The following contains information about the future direction of IBM products, but it not a commitment that IBM will deliver specific features or capabilities, or that IBM will deliver any product releases at all. Future product direction, dates, features or capabilities can change at any time without notice. The screen shots in the blog represent non-production build and the UI is subject to change.
This week’s Sametime Sunday is about a nice new screen sharing feature in Sametime 7.5 meetings. As the chair of a meeting or presenter, I have three options that I can choose from if I want to share my screen. I can share my entire desktop screen although I used to rarely do this because of Sametime Connect chat's popping up. Now in the Connect client I can set away status when I am in a meeting or even presenting so I have been starting to use this on occasion. I also have the ability to share a resizable rectangular frame. I find this very useful when I need to share parts of an application such as the content in a web browser. The last option is to share an entire program. I only use then presenting.
IBM Premium Service Manager/IT Specialist
Workplace, Portal, and Collaboration Software
Yesterday I read an interesting blog on ZDNet by Joe McKendrick. The topic was about IBM focus on SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). No argument here that Joe's point out that IBM can talk the talk and walks the walk as a leader in SOA. Joe also had the pleasure of speaking with Howie Miller, IBM's vice president for enterprise architecture about IBM internal SOA initiatives. On of the services that I benefit from daily is the web identity service that allows me authenticate and get authorization across IBM applications using a single user id and password. From an end user standpoint, this web service saves me time and effort when navigating around IBM's 4,000 applications.
OK, so I actually don't use 4,000 application at IBM. It's probably more like 20-30 applications. What Howie explained was that in 1998, IBM had about 16,000 application and through the a governance model and SOA approach, the number of applications is now around 4,000. That is a 300% reduction in application over eight years.
IBM walks the SOA walk
Hot off the press. Nice article by Todd Page and Jennifer Kelley about the architectural and design changes planned for IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5. The article dives into the new Connect client, a new Web conferencing UI, policies, click to call, click to chat, A/V integration, and a new SIP solution to connect to external communities, including AOL and Yahoo.
Taking a tour of the new features and technology in IBM Lotus Sametime 7.5
I have been trying to post a new Sametime 7.5 feature every Sunday. I would like some feedback around any features you would like to see more about.
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Here's a question for you: If you have someone new to Domino development, is there enough content either in the Help or online to get them started? Should we add to our developerWorks content? What topics are most important for someone just getting started? Where do you send people for this info?
thanks (remember, anonymous comments are allowed...no hassle)
IBM Workplace App Dev Product Manager
Many people are unaware of the support tools that are available to assist in problem determination for Portal. I have been working with Portal products for over two years now and I find some of these tools very useful.
IBM WebSphere Portal Automated Problem Determination Tool version 1.2
IBM Support Assistant product plug-in for WebSphere Portal 5.x
IBM Support Assistant (ISA) v3 is available
MustGather: Read first for IBM WebSphere Portal and WebSphere Portal - Express, for Multi-Platforms
IBM WebSphere Portal for Multiplatform Content
IBM Premium Service Manager/IT Specialist
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