Crossposting from here: http://macguidera.blogspot.com/ just to make a note for myself:
Guidera on April 7 2010 added to the IBM
Lotus and WebSphere Portal Business Solutions Catalog, is the Lotus
Connections 2.5 Portlet Developer Pack. This free package includes
the WebSphere Portlet Factory Source for the Activities, Bookmarks, and
Blogs portlets for Lotus Connections. Use this pack to customize or
extend the portlets from IBM or use them as a model as you build your
Got a link on blog post with a list of examples of good-looking portals. Here it is: Some good look and feel WebSphere Portal examples.
The best from MHO are:
http://www.damm.es/ (Also Spanish)
http://www.trafikoa.net/ (Very strange design, but unusual for WPS)
And some more from me (in Russian):
http://www.economy.gov.ru/ (Mostly in WCM)
And from Kazakhstan:
According to newly released IDC's report IBM is "marketshare leader in the Social Platform market based on total software revenue for 2009".
Of course it is good news for IBM, that it's Social Software is very demanded on the market (and by the way, IBM have not only Lotus Connections as Social Software - do not forget about Lotus Quickr). But this means that IBM need to continue put many efforts to stay no. 1, because of strong competition with others (in Russia it is mostly the Microsoft with SharePoint 2010).
Can't wait to see the reaction from the customers on Lotus Connections 3.0, which is coming very soon :)
Miss your favorite Lotus documentation?
Want to read an article while on the road, but feel too lazy to open up your laptop?
Do not have an access to the internet on site
but need to read how to configure SSO with Lotus Connections
through Tivoli Access Manager?
Or just can't get asleep?
Read docs until you drop!
Very interesting thing I've found on the passed week. This thing called Notes App Store. It is is a volunteer project started by Frank Paolino to create a single point of promotion for ISVs and their applications, developed for Notes/Domino platform.
By the way, in latest This Week In Lotus podcast, was a grate discussion about this project and other catalogs, available now for Lotus and WebSpehre Portal. Interesting ideas about the target audience, advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
From my point of view, this kind of catalogs are grate! And it also will be grate to integrate those we have now around WPLC, to make it simpler for the community to share and find the applications. Here is the list of catalogs, which I know about:
One of the largest advantages of WebSphere Portal is that it allows to create very robust portal solutions, especially due to the clustering capabilities, provided by WebSphere Application Server. In addition, there are a number of options to put WebSphere Portal in a Cloud:
Recently I've found a grate demo, showing the advantages of WP Farming in Amazon cloud, especially in dynamically adopting to the current load by brining up and down the appropriate nodes in a farm.
Here it is, enjoy:
During passed week I've found a few interesting projects dedicated to xPages.
1. First of them is XPages Extension Library. It is very interesting because of minimum two reasons:
Here is the video about it:
Found good article about how to deploy clustered WebSphere Portal v18.104.22.168 and 6.1.5. Here is the table of contents:
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During passed two weeks I've been involved into a process of integration Lotus Connections 2.5 with WebSeal, where WebSeal part was covered by Business Partner. The following are the things I have learned during that project.
1. Ask if WebSeal in current configuration allows an access for all users from LDAP, or an access is limited to some group(s)? What are the plans about access to Connections?
Note: In documentation is mentioned that you need to add a user from connectionsAdmin alias to LDAP repository to make DSX work through WebSeal, but if an access to Connections is limited to some group, you need to add this user to this group.
2. Ask if in current environment there is an ability for uses to access to backend servers through HTTP and HTTPs or users have to use HTTPs all the time?
Note: If only HTTPs is available, you have to use https for DSX and dynamicHosts URLs in LotusConnections-config.xml. Here are parts of my LotusConnections-config.xml file as an example:
3. Make him aware, that configuring integration with Lotus Connections is not very clear task and he have to pay attention to documentation!
(InfoCenter and this article: Configuring IBM Tivoli Access Manager SSO for IBMLotus Connections 2.5).
The last lesson is the most important from my point of view :)
Listening an interesting discussion in new "This week in Lotus" podcast, hosted by Stuart McIntyre and Darren Duke.
Here is the announce of first episode: "Horrible Lotus Notes" tweets, the every-increasing success of Lotus User Groups, that Apple tablet-thing, the end of Notes/Domino6.5, does Lotus really Know, and more.
Guests: Mike Smith, Tim Clark and Handly Cameron.
Interesting to hear, that Lotus Knows campaign, that was initially targeted to US market is now spreading to Europe and SA. May be we will see it in Russia soon :)
Small tip: This podcast also is subscribeable through the iTunes.