Episode 115, recorded on Tuesday 30th August 2016.  We discuss the MWLUG 2016 conference, the future of IBM Domino and xPages development, what Project Toscana means for all of us, and the IDC announcement that IBM leads the Social Business marketplace for the 7th consecutive year. Oh and on our final TWiL ever, we share an exciting announcement – WTF?

Hosts

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

Guests

Jesse Gallagher Jesse Gallagher (blog | twitter) is CTO at I Know Some Guys and a second-generation Domino developer. He is on the board at OpenNTF and blogs semi-regularly at frostillic.us.

Topics

We’re Back!

  • Just a one off, as we were all at MWLUG
  • TWiL archives coming back online on a brand new site… Relive the glory days at thisweekinlotus.com! Up to episode 74 now, remainder to come very soon

Introducing Jesse (0:02:17)

MWLUG (0:05:15)

Future of IBM Notes & Domino? (0:30:39)

App Dev and app modernisation (0:40:14)

More clarity on Project Toscana (0:52:48)

IBM partnering with key competitive collaboration SaaS vendors (1:06:43)

What else?

Tips

(1:15:57)

Darren: Universal Remote for iPhone and Android….will be some good once it works

Jesse: Eclipse Mylyn plugins for GitHub and Bitbucket

Stuart: Yet another headset! Plantronics Voyager Focus headset Great for desk and mobile use, pairs with USB, dongle and at least two bluetooth devices. I use with iPhone, iPad Pro and iMac. 10 hour battery life and very light.  Also, TWiL archives are (mostly) back…

An Announcement

Listen to the show!

UPDATE: the new podcast is ‘WTF Tech’ and is available to stream or download at WTFTech.fm. Listen now!

Episode 68, recorded on Friday 9th September 2011.  We discuss memories of 9/11, MWLUG, Social Connections II, the loss of the Lotusphere CULT shirts, two significant departures (Steve Jobs from Apple and Mary Beth Raven from IBM) and more…

Hosts

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

Guests

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 soon to be a Consultant at Applicable, working with Portal/WCM, Quickr, Sametime and Connections implementations. IBM Champion, iSeries fan girl and friend of Mat Newman.

Topics

9/11 – Memories from 10 years ago?

Wrap up from MWLUG & AUSLUG 

Social Connections II announced 

  • Cardiff Uni, Glamorgan Building
  • 9th December
  • Speakers from IBM, partners and customers, plus special guests

Lotusphere just 4 months away… 

  • No more CULT shirts
  • Will it still be Lotusphere?
  • What are our hopes for the conference?
  • Is the atmosphere changing over time as Andrew Pollack suggests?
  • Can Lotusphere serve both technical and business interests?

Steve Jobs leaving Apple 

  • What’s the impact going to be?

Mary Beth Raven leaving IBM 

  • What has MBR done for IBM/Lotus?
  • Will she be missed?
  • What do others need to step forward now she has moved on?
  • Does it put even more pressure of Ed and Joyce?

Tips

Darren:
MIB Browser help make sense of SNMP MIB files and find the OID you need. Great free tool.
Sharon:

IBM innovation centres – all over the world, 2 in the UK for use via business partners or ISVs
Lisa

Other podcasts:  Taking Notes, the 1352 Report, Dogear Nation, Social Geeks and Get Social Do Business.  Also STS events.
Stuart:

LotusLive meetings app for iOS – works great.  But IBM must retire the old 7-digit Sametime Unyte meetings that are incompatible.  Also, needs to offer audio through the app too.

Episode 66, recorded live from MWLUG 25th August 2011, with Gregg Eldred, Ray Bilyk, Mike McGarel, Lisa Duke, Darren Duke and the MWLUG lunch audience.

Hosts

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

Guests

Lisa Duke Lisa Duke (twitter | company | podcast) 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.
 Gregg Eldred Gregg Eldred (blog | twitter) Messaging Administrator that dabbles in application development. Enjoys reading and reviewing books
Ray Bilyk Ray Bilyk (blog | twitter) IBM Lotus Notes/Domino Administrator (and closet Developer) from the Detroit, MI area Hakuna Matata! No worries… Just relax and have a homebrew… Cheers!
Mike McGarel Mike McGarel (blog | twitter | company) is a Collaboration Solutions Developer for Czarnowski, a North American exhibit services company. He is responsible on both intranet and extranet applications. Mike is the developer for the Blogger Open and SkiLUG sites. He is Vice President of GRANITE, the Chicago-based Lotus user group.

Topics

This is a live podcast so the topics started with MWLUG and headed off from there!

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 61, recorded on Thursday 21st July 2011, discussing MWLUG, NotesF1 To Do, the Lotus business in New Zealand and more…

Hosts

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

Guests

Richard Moy Richard Moy ( blog | twitter | company) has been working with Notes and Domino since Notes 3. Richard co-founded with Gregg Eldred the MWLUG conferences. He has started or co-founded three different companies after working as a consultant in a large firm including Taishan Works and ReCor. Richard promotes the use of Notes and Domino and other IBM Lotus products in small and medium businesses and calls himself unofficially the “Notes and Domino Evangelist for Small Businesses”. Richard focuses on working with organizations on defining their business needs and processes to deliver solutions that works within their business environment.
Bernie Leung Bernie Leung ( blog | twitter | company) is a visionary and an advocate of social media and social collaboration. His company wrote its first social networking software – MyLifeCircle.com in 2003, about 6 months before Facebook got started. While we all know that Lotus is a great platform for intra-company communication, social collaboration has really expanded our need to go outside of our comfort zone. Our business users are demanding social collaboration and social marketing, can we keep up? Here comes LotusLive – a great platform to consider if you are looking at social collaboration beyond the corporate boundaries.  Bernie is also certified in Websphere eCommerce and in Tivoli Security. He was heavily involved with the Lotus Foundations platform as well.
Vaughan Rivett Vaughan Rivett (blog | twitter | IBM ) has been an active advocate of all things Lotus for about 15 years.  His work has seen him travel internationally to enable people to collaborate effectively.  The majority of his time has been spend running businesses where he has lead and inspired teams in collaboration enablement.  In recent times, he was the GM of Certus Solutions’Enterprise Collaboration Services division where he headed a team of experienced Lotus Domino/Notes developers.  Recently, joining IBM, Vaughan applies his passion and energy to a competitive market.
 Magnus Toth Magnus Toth (company) Magnus started his career in 1995 in a Swedish IT consulting company where he worked as a Lotus Notes consultant. Over the years, he have had time for basically everything regarding Lotus Notes. Development, architecture, infrastructure and advanced system configurations have all been part of his daily work over the years.  In 2004 Magnus was one of the founders of the IT company Cikado. Cikado is a Swedish company which provides advanced consultant services and develops products for IBM/Lotus Notes and Domino. These days he mostly works as a project manager in large Notes / Domino installations and he is also Product Manager for Cikado’s app NotesF1 To Do which provides syncing capabilities of Notes To Do’s for iOS devices (an Android version is under development).

Topics

MWLUG

  • What is MWLUG, and how did it come about?
  • How much does it cost to attend?
  • Where? It moves around, right?
  • How do we register? What’s the website?
  • Who is delivering keynote? (It’s a secret!)
  • What is the focus of MWLUG? Which products?
  • What is the MWLUG Community Outreach Program?
  • Reminder deadline for MWLUG XPrize Design Competition – August 8th
  • When is it? 24-25 August, 2011
  • Why come to MWLUG?
  • What makes MWLUG conference different than other LUG conferences?
  • AUSLUG and IAMLug both coming soon too

NotesF1 To do

  • First app to sync To-dos with iOS
  • How much? $3 for full version for iPhone/iPod, $4 for iPad
  • How does it work?
  • Any plans for Journal/Notebook? – hint, I really, really want this DD 🙂
  • Any plans for Android version? Yep!
  • Available from Magnus’ site.
  • What other apps do Cikado have?
  • Will you be supporting iOS Enterprise licensing?
  • It will be easier to right a Journal as he will have a to do list

State of IBM market in New Zealand

  • How is it?
  • What is it like being at IBM after years at a partner?
  • What made you join up?
  • What are your goals for 2011?

Other News: 

Tips

Darren:
Marketing to geeks? Follow Toshiba’s lead and use very amusing Zombie “movielets”. As seen on US TV. It is a Youtube link.
Richard:

Whether you are using XPages or not, learn Dojo
Vaughan:

Looking to upgrade your email system, don’t!  Upgrade to Collaboration 2.0 instead.
Magnus:

Download the trial version of NotesF1 To Do
Bernie:      

You can invite external users to LotusLive community and activities for free. They don’t need a paid account to collaborate with you.
Stuart:

JotNotPro for iOS and for Android

Episode 58, recorded on Thursday 30th June 2011, discussing the new release of Portlet Factory, MWLUG, the XPrize Design Contest and *that* community call.

Hosts

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

Guests

Mike McGarel Mike McGarel (blog | twitter | company) is a Collaboration Solutions Developer for Czarnowski, a North American exhibit services company. He is responsible on both intranet and extranet applications. Mike is the developer for the Blogger Open and SkiLUG sites. He is Vice President of GRANITE, the Chicago-based Lotus user group.

Topics

Websphere Portlet Factory re-branded as Web Experience Factory

MWLUG (Midwest Lotus User Group Conference)

  • Dates: August 24-26, 2011
  • Place: Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, Brookfield, Wisconsin (near Milwaukee)
  • Plan to have an XPages track like there was last year

XPrize Design Competition

  • Contestants build an XPages application based on one of the old Nifty Fifty templates from the R3/R4 days
  • Contest is Richard Moy’s idea — I added the templates idea
  • Limited to subset of nine templates to make the judges job easier
  • We have six judges total, from both inside and outside the Lotus community
  • We encourage particpants to submit their entry to OpenNTF.org when the contest is over
  • You can use custom controls from this XPrize contest for the current OpenNTF contest

The community call

  • How did the call meet the expectations of the attendees?
  • Changes in title of the webcast, was this wise? Created expectations that wouldn’t be met?
  • How do we take this new Social Business message to customers and executives in a way that makes sense of the Notes/Domino/Lotus heritage?


Tips:

Darren:

GPS Location by Acceleroto for the iPhone. This thing is scarily accurate.
Mike:

Android phone app called Juice Defender which saves battery life. There are free and pay versions. I’m using the free version and it seems to be helping.
Stuart:

Alfred – great replacement for Quicksilver as task launcher on Mac. Free on Mac App Store, Lion ready.  Also, get free retakes on IBM certification exams