Episode 59, recorded on Thursday 7th July 2011, discussing IBM Champions, searching Notes from Windows Search, Google+, Ed’s response to the re-branding brouhaha and more…

Hosts

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

Guests

John Head John Head (blog | twitter | company) is Director of Enterprise Collaboration at PSC Group, LLC
Jonathan Griep (blog | twitter| company) is President of JPG Consulting, Inc.

Topics

IBM Champions

  • Will it change the way we interact with the community or IBM at all?

Notes Connectors

  • What are Notes Connectors?
  • EZ Notes Search
  • Add-in which leverages Windows Search
  • Works on Windows 7 (32 and 64 bit) and Windows XP
  • Automatically discovers your mail and archives
  • Windows Search filters (to: from: subject:)
  • Who is buying them? Individuals or corporates?
  • Any plans for a Mac/Spotlight addin?

IBM loses Uni of Nebraska to Microsoft

  • John’s post
  • Nebraskan Symphony project and Lotusphere Idol
  • Seems that Unis are generally moving away from Notes&Domino for email?

The rebrand rumbles on…

  • Ed answers via a blog post – ‘Whatever we call it’.  Over 80 (mostly constructive) comments

Google Plus

Tips

Darren:
LUGs, LUGs and more LUGs. Birmingham, AL in July, Nashville, TN in August and Atlanta, GA in August. There’s one near you no matter where you are in the S.E USA, excepting FL, but that is really more like NYC anyway 😉 See the STS Events page for further details.
John:

Stardock Tiles – Windows Task Manager Extreme & AnyDVDHD and IamLUG & MWLUG
Jonathan:

EZ Notes Search 30 Day Free Trial
Stuart:

New LotusLive meetings app for iPad

Episode 57, recorded on Thursday 23rd June 2011, discussing the new IBM Collaboration Champions, the Enterprise 2.0 conference, IamLUG keynote speaker announcement and more…

Hosts

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

Guests

Joyce Davis Joyce Davis (personal twitter | company twitter | company blog) leads the IBM Collaboration Solutions community. Her goal is to bring together experts and business leaders from inside and outside of IBM to share knowledge, build community, and improve the information that helps people use Lotus products.
Luis Benitez Luis Benitez (blog | twitter ) is one of the Social Software Product Managers at IBM.  He’s been with IBM for 9 years and loves to promote the concept of accelerating innovation in the workplace by socializing.

Topics

IBM Champions for IBM Collaboration Solutions 

  • What are IBM Champions? Where did the program come from? Why 50?
  • What was the nomination/judging process? Who was involved?
  • What was the judging criteria?
  • Announced at The View Admin 2011 / PacLug by Ed Brill
  • What are the benefits to IBM and the champions of the program? How will IBM be working with the Champions?
  • How long will the champion status last?
  • Great effort Joyce, we thank you!

PACLUG 

  • Demos were excellent. Well done Chris Crummey.  Replay is available.
  • A good example of a streaming keynote. Very well done
  • Lots of mobile goodness

Enterprise 2.0 Conference 

  • What were the highlights?
  • How were Mike Rhodin, Alistair Rennie and Sandy Carter’s sessions received?
  • Seems that ‘Social Business’is the accepted term, rather than Enterprise 2.0. Agree?
  • IDC say IBM is leading E2.0 vendor, also Connections 3.0.1 launched, and Actiance plugin

IAMLUG agenda announced 

  • August 1-2, 2011
  • Keynote by Brian Cheng

IBM Connections Files versus MS Sharepoint comparison 

RIM to kill BES Express for Domino?

Tips

Darren:
In iTunes you can highlight the songs/podcasts/etc and copy and paste into a spreadsheet (like Notes copy as table).Very handy when calculating stats for the podcast.
Joyce:

New IBM Champions Twitter List
Luis:

Evernote Peek ‘Evernote Peek is the first app designed for the iPad 2 Smart Cover! Studying with an iPad has never been more fun’
Stuart:

Notes 8.5.x now working again on Lion – small beta update yesterday
Social Connections – event taking place on 4th July. Excellent agenda and speakers (from IBM labs, Headshift, Cardiff University etc). Small number of places left, please register!