Why am I blogging about this?
I joined IBM in 2002 as a messaging engineer for Domino and quickly became interested in this product/service/solution/idea called workplace. At the time, I don't even think Workplace was a product released but the concept caught my attention. I started reading up on what was called Workplace Messaging 1.0 and when it was released, I was all excited to install and play around. That's were my excitement ended as I must admit, the installation was not as straight forward as my experience with a 15 year old product such as Domino.
After some unsuccessful attempts and many visits to the product documentation, I was able to start up Workplace by the fourth day. Wasn't to impressed as compared to the rich features of Notes Client or DWA, but I saw the potential. Over the years, I stuck with Workplace messaging as hobby and to the best of my knowledge, I may be the only person certified in Workplace Messaging 2.0. What I find most fascinating about Workplace Messaging is how it has grown into an enterprise product over the last couple of years.
To my point, I will be presenting on Workplace Messaging for probably the last time this May at Admin 2006. I am no longer a software engineer but have transition into a Premium Service Manger and slowly losing my technical skills related to messaging. Where I have lost my deep technical skills in IBM messaging products, I have extended my knowledge to new solutions such as Workplace Web Content Manager, Workplace Managed Client, CPP, and WebSphere Portal Server.
IBM Premium Service Manager/IT Specialist
Workplace, Portal, and Collaboration Software
The VIEW's Admin 2006 will be held this year May 10-12 in Boston