Episode 23, recorded Friday 22nd October 2010, discussing the forthcoming LTAP 2010 virtual conference, Notes/Domino fixpacks, SmartUpgrade on Windows 7, BES Express and more…


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


Andrew Pollack (blog | twitter | company) is the President of Northern Collaborative Technologies.  He’s been working with the Lotus Notes product line since version 2, and is both an administrator and a developer. Andrew’s focus has been on secure reseller portals with content generated and managed in Lotus Notes and Domino.  This has led to an emphasis on performance, scaleability, security, and  legal discovery.  Andrew is also a structural firefighter, the Lieutenant of Engine 1 in Cumberland, Maine and has a service provider offering to the public safety sector called Second Signal.

Alan Forbes (blog | company) is the Director of Product Development for RPR Wyatt, Inc., makers of the “Essential”line of software for Lotus Domino administrators, including Essential Agent Master, Essential Tools, Essential Audit, and of course VitalSigns for monitoring Domino, BlackBerry, and Sametime servers.  For the LTAP Conference, Alan is serving as the Director of Content, responsible for the speakers and tracks.

Scott Sullivan (NotesCodeLTAP ) is the owner of Notes Code and involved with Lotus Notes solution selling since 1993.  While looking for new ways to promote Notes/Domino, I setup a virtual conference so we can reach more people especially now that travel budgets are nearly extinct. 

Francie Tanner (blog | work twitter | company) is …Technical Director, North America for Panagenda, an Austrian based software company specializing in IT Management solutions. When not representing Panagenda at various conferences in the US and Europe, she lives on an island with a herd of kids and goats.


LTAP 2010

  • What is it? When? Who is it aimed at?
  • How do users access it? Do they need to register?
  • Does it cost?
  • How will presentations be scheduled? Will replays be available?
  • Who are the speakers?
  • Is this the future of Lotus conferences?

Notes/Domino 8.5.1 FP5 now available

  • Released October 19
  • Here’s the Fix List, available for client and server
  • “Starting in Notes/Domino 8.5.1 Fix Pack 5, Firefox 3.6 and Safari 5 will be supported with iNotes. Support has also been added for Windows 2008 R2 in Notes/Domino 8.5.1 Fix Pack 5.”
  • Approximately 100 fixes

8.5.2 FP1 is scheduled for December

  • Is this too long to wait?

Smart Upgrade Run As and Windows 7 issues

  • SURunAs no workie on Windows 7
  • Windows 7 was released on July 22nd, 2009 – or 16 months
  • (this is precisely what MarvelClient, one of our products was created for to deal with stuff like this)
  • Maybe in Notes 9 (!)
  • http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/installblog.nsf/dx/you-can-blame-me.-
  • What is it with IBM and the latest MS software versions?
  • Do they need to step up?

BES Express to be available for Domino

  • Too little too late?
  • How long can RIM charge what they do in a world full of Traveler and ActiveSync?


  • Is it being gamed?
  • Should the HotBlogs be removed?

Ray Ozzie leaves Microsoft

  • Did he make a difference there?


DarrenEnter to win the Sametime 8 Essentials book by Marie Scott and Tom Duff from Packt by sending an email to ideas@thisweekinlotus.com
Andrew  CULT Shirts – sponsorships still open, good theme this year
FrancieFoster your communities, talk to your peers to get the scoop on fixpacks, known issues and resolve problems. To find out more about flawless upgrades with MarvelClient, visit panagenda.com or find us at ILUG2010.org, admineurope2010.com and of course lotusphere.com
ScottKudos to the LTAP sponsors – http://www.ltapconference.com/exhibitors.php
a few neat products discovered in last two weeks:  http://rainbowsync.com  (cloud file storage with a Domino backend),  http://www.opusneo.com (a dashboard for Quickr) and www.crossware.co.nz (control everyone’s signature in 5 minutes or less)
StuartWoopra – free web analytics, with beautiful local client UI, including live perspective

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