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This week, we asked Rational Support IBMers what tip or trick they'd like to share... below you'll find some great advice about global collaboration, using Lotus Notes and associate applications more effectively, and information on making Support Portal more effective for YOU!
First up is Wendy Page, an RCS Software Advisory Team manager, with some recommendations for collaborating with global teams. Wendy notes:
"When working with remote colleagues, especially in foreign labs, I take a couple of minutes to ask them about something in their locale before beginning a work conversation.
For instance, when I next talk to my CDL development team, I will ask them about their New Year's Holiday, whether they traveled to see family, what traditions they cele
Paula Cox, a Rational Client Programs manager, has some great tips for using tables in Lotus Notes:
In Lotus Notes (perhaps we can have a thread on JUST Notes tips)...two things have made everything easier.
Debra Johnson, another Rational Client Programs manager, has even more advice surrounding Lotus Notes:
One of the things in Lotus Notes Teamrooms, email, databases etc., that Paula Cox (thanks Paula- she is our Lotus Notes guru) taught our team was to use the 'shift' plus the 'minus' key to minimize the open documents. This helps if you need to find a category or event from the list. To use this function, click in the results, then press the 'shift' and 'minus' keys; it will collapse everything in that window to the highest level.
Lastly, our eSupport guru Pat O'Connor gives us some simple but highly effective tips on using the Support Portal:
For the IBM Support Portal:
So, there you have some great tips and tricks from the people who work with these tools, sites, and distributed teams every day... do YOU have any tips to share? Anything that you find makes your life a little easier or efficient? Work related or otherwise, we're all ears and eager to learn new ways to improve!
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A series of white papers providing an overview of different installation scenarios for ClearCase and ClearQuest: These four scenarios involve the use of IBM Installation Manager technology, used with these Rational products starting in the 7.1 release.
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Top Rational Integrations articles on dW
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Memo to IBM Rational Clients about upcoming changes to our remote Technical Software Support:
Currently, when calling for technical support on a limited set of Rational products, U.S. and Canadian clients experience live call transfers to our technical support teams.
Effective January 12, 2011, remote technical software support for all IBM Rational products for these clients will be provided exclusively in call-back mode. You can expect a more consistent support experience, improved skill-based routing, and will gain flexibility in managing your time when interacting with our support team.
You will still be able to open support requests electronically via our Web-based Service Request (SR) tool. This option allows you to provide very detailed information about your issue and environment with the same response times you will experience via the call-back model above. Additionally, the award-winning IBM Support Portal allows you to streamline it to meet your specific product information needs and ensures the resources you require are always at your fingertips. If you haven’t visited the Support area of our website recently, we invite you to take a fresh look at: http
More information on this change can be found in the IBM Rational Support communication here.
All of us in the Rational Client Support organization are here to help you achieve maximum benefit from your investment in IBM software and support services and look forward to assisting with your software support needs.
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Check it out, hot off the presses, Robin Wood has compiled a list of 10 articles that had the highest page views of all content published on developerWorks Rational in 2010.
Hurry up and check out this list to see what people across your Rational network are reading, so you can keep up to date with the hottest information and get tips that you can use, too!
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