Episode 63, discussing Domino on IBM i, new Notes connectors for Mac, native Connections apps for mobile devices, IBM Connections winning at Bayer and numerous Lotus User Groups…

Hosts

Stuart McIntyre (blog | twitter | company) & Darren Duke (blog | twitter | company)

Guests

Steve Pitcher Steve Pitcher (blog | twitter) is Enterprise Systems Manager for Scotsburn Dairy Group, a 200-user SMB in Nova Scotia, Canada.  Steve has been a Domino admin/developer since 2003 and a journalist for MC Press Online since 2009. Scotsburn went from ISP hosted email with no collaboration software to internally hosted Lotus Domino based mail, custom applications, Quickr and Sametime in the last year…all on one IBM i partition.
Lisa Duke Lisa Duke (twitter | company) is Business Development Manager for Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc. (also known as STS), an IBM Lotus business partner specializing in collaboration, mobility, and virtualization.  STS also resells IBM System X hardware and related storage.  IBM Champion and friend of Mat Newman.
Sharon Bellamy Sharon Bellamy (blog | twitter | company) is Lead IBM solutions specialist at City University London.Sharon supports all of the IBM / Lotus / Tivoli stack at City and will soon be taking on the Domino implementation at the Cass Business School. IBM Champion and friend of Mat Newman.

Topics

Advocating Domino products on IBM i 

  • What Lotus products run on that platform?
  • What are the advantages/disadvantages?
  • Is iSeries still an expensive platform to run?
  • Are the skills out there to manage/host/upgrade?
  • Most Sametime components run natively, some (Media Manager, etc.) do not
  • No native Connections support
  • Plugin support

Notes connectors for Mac 

Mobile Clients for Connections released to app stores 

  • Release for Android
  • iOS and RIM coming soon
  • Posts posted then withdrawn, waiting for PR
  • Anyone tried them?
  • Feel bad for iWildfire and mLinked

IBM Connections wins at Bayer

IAMLUG 

  • How was the LUG as a whole?
  • What was the attendance like?
  • Keynote by Brian
  • What did you think?
  • What else?
  • How did tack it on work?

MWLUG’s social track & Lisa’s panel discussion

Tips

Darren:
The Paladin Tools PT-540 Powerplay Multi-tool For Electrical and Networking – a geeks Leatherman tool. This thing is great! It even has a 110 punch-down tool. How fricken cool is that?
Steve:  

When thinking about deploying Lotus software, have a hard look at IBM i on Power Systems considering the stability, security and throughput capabilities of the platform.
Lisa:

Louis Richardson’s new social videos:   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6toR7am7OAE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6y0xNv8JXFg
Sharon:

Deliver It – post your RSS feeds to Facebook/LinkedIn/Twitter automatically! http://dlvr.it/
Stuart:

Downcast – on the fly podcast download and management on iOS devices. No need to sync your device to get the latest This Week in Lotus!

Episode 11, recorded Friday 6th August 2010, with a focus on Sametime 8.5.1, IamLUG and Google Wave.

Hosts

Darren Duke (blog | twitter) and Lisa Duke (blog | twitter | company)

Guests

Lisa Duke – guest host.  Lisa Duke is the Business Development Manager for Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc., where she leads the sales and marketing teams.  She is a frequent contributor to Tips in Two, a website that hosts free training videos for users of Lotus products.  She also is a great supporter of user groups in Atlanta, Chattanooga, Nashville, and Greenville, South Carolina.

Carl Tyler – is the director and founder of IBM Advanced Business Partner Epilio, which delivers applications and turn-key solutions to users of collaboration software such as IBM Lotus Sametime and Microsoft Office Communications Server. Carl has over 20 years of experience with collaboration software, including over 9 years at Lotus Development and 2-plus years at IBM Development UK. At Lotus, Carl was the worldwide knowledge management manager and Lotus Notes R5 international launch manager and various other positions.

Chris Miller – is the Director of Messaging and Collaboration at Connectria, one of Lotus’ largest hosting and management providers for over ten years now.  Chris covers administration across the Lotus portfolio, whatever….  Chris is better known as IdoNotes across every site, even ones not in existence yet.

This podcast is 67.5MB and runs for 74 minutes at 128kps. Enjoy!

* Please note that all views expressed are the participants’ own and do not necessarily represent those of their employer(s).

Topics

Sametime 8.5.1 released – pros, what is better. Is it worth the upgrade?

Post IamLUG “rumor” coverage and news

Google Wave killed

ILUG is a go

Directory Independence in Domino

The technote mentioned as “Chinese” right at the end of the podcast by Carl : http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21442262

Tips

Chris: The Consultant in your pocket screen cast series, new ones coming soon…..

Carl : If you smash your screen on your iPhone, a screen protector will make if useful again until the screen is replaced

Lisa : Attend your local Lotus User Group (LUG). Find them at LotusUserGroup.org and the Planet Lotus events page.

Darren : If you are looking for a job, get on Twitter and follow LotusWatch from Duffbert : since August 1 there have been over 10 jobs listed.