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  10. <title>BillMal Your Lotus Pal</title>
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  16. <title>Destination Domino is Live!</title>
  17. <pubDate>Tue, 1 May 2018 21:27:18 -0400</pubDate>
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  23. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <img  alt="Image:Destination Domino is Live!" border="0" src="" /> <br /> <br />At <a href=>IBM Think</a> in March, there was quite a buzz in the ICS sessions created by significant zeal for Domino V10. So many people commented on the full sessions, quality content, and IBM's commitment to the brand that the IBM Community enjoys so much. Andrew Manby – IBM, Director Product Management, indicated that a new initiative, "Ask Us Anything" would be live soon and that well, we could do just that. Additionally, there was talk of a new initiative to create confidence in both IBM and HCL's vision with the products entitled <em>Destination Domino.</em> This would be a one-stop site to get all of the latest updates and offerings around the new V10 product launch. The site is nicely done and in our favorite design motif: yellow and black. I really like the site and applaud IBM and HCL for getting behind it in a major way. <a href="">The Domino "Ask Us Anything" team</a> is staffed with some big names from both IBM Collaboration Solutions and HCL. It is significant to see such management backing for the release and its marketing efforts. <br /> <br />So, if you are excited about Domino V10, or want know more, visit the <a href="">Destination Domino site</a>! <br /> <br /><strong>Additional Links of Interest</strong> <br />* <a href="">Letter from Bob Schultz</a>, General Manager, IBM Watson Talent and Collaboration Solutions on the Destination Domino initiative (30 Apr 2018) <br />* Sign up to be on the distribution list for the new <a href=""><em>Domino Community Newsletter</em></a> <br />* Sign up for the <a href=>Domino Apps on iPad</a> Design Partner program <br />* Sign up for the <a href="">24 May webcast</a> on the V10 Roadmap: What's New in Mail, Chat, and VOP? <br />* Information on the new <a href="">teamWorkr development solution</a> <br />* <a href=>IBM Social Business</a> Twitter account, which will have updates from the Ask Us Anything team <br />* <a href=>#Domino2025</a> <br />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  28. <title>Excited to Present Two Sessions at Engage 2018</title>
  29. <pubDate>Mon, 30 Apr 2018 22:18:27 -0400</pubDate>
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  32. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  35. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <img  alt="Image:Excited to Present Two Sessions at Engage 2018" border="0" src="" /> <br /> <br />Last year at Engage 2017, I had such a great time in Antwerp, I absolutely wanted to submit for <a href=>Engage 2018</a> in Rotterdam. Very pleased to be speaking again. First, a brief look at a couple of awesome enhancements to the conference web application. <br /> <strong><br /> New Ways to Locate Sessions</strong> <br /> Theo created two new views as a way to find information quickly. If you navigate to the Home page, then <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Session Details</span></a>, you will see at the top two new views: <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Search by Speaker</span></a> and <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Search by Timeslot</span></a>. The first makes it really easy to locate what a particular speaker is offering this year. Here's an example listing the session for my friend: <a href=";Sp=Serdar%20Basegmez%20%28Developi%20Information%20Systems%29"><span style="text-decoration:underline">Serdar</span></a>. Want to view quickly all of the sessions and abstracts across a particular day and time combination? The second one is perfect.<br /> <strong><br /> My Sessions</strong> <em><br /> First session - </em><a href=";Sp=Bill%20Malchisky%20%28Effective%20Software%20Solutions%29"><em><span style="text-decoration:underline">Adm21 - ICS on Linux Roundtable</span></em></a> <br /> I am pleased to be speaking with such talented individuals as <a href=";Sp=Daniel%20Nashed%20%28Nash%21Com%29">Daniel Nashed</a> and <a href=";Sp=Barry%20Rosen%20%28HCL%29">Barry Rosen</a> once again. New this year are the excellent additions of <a href=";Sp=Drew%20Birnbaum%20%28IBM%29">Drew Birnbaum</a> &nbsp;and <a href=";Sp=Martin%20Leyrer%20%28IBM%29">Martin Leyrer</a> from IBM! In our one-hour session all five of us will be offering insight into what IBM is doing with their Linux server and client vision for ICS software.<strong> We have all the bases covered from technical, strategy, and management.</strong> Bring your questions so that we have an informative and lively discussion. Definitely provide your input to both IBM and HCL. They are receptive and listening. Looking forward to you joining us! <br /> <em><br /> Second session - </em><a href=";Sp=Bill%20Malchisky%20%28Effective%20Software%20Solutions%29"><em><span style="text-decoration:underline">Str21. Earning the Respect of the Developers You Manage</span></em></a> (Click and scroll) <br /> Next, I will offering insight and positive outcomes from managing both small and large teams for critical client projects. This is my foray into the Business &amp; Strategy track and I am very excited. <br /> <br /> This session focuses on improving intra-team coherence. When responsible for development resources, extending further one's management skills helps earn their respect and while leading the team together in a positive direction. We will review some proven techniques to work better with your team, provide use cases, all while addressing your respective management challenges. Let us learn from each other in Rotterdam.  <br /> <br />See you in Rotterdam. Please stop by and say, "Hi!"  ]]></content:encoded>
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  40. <title>Update Six: Come and Get the Code! IBM Notes on MacOS High Sierra Support</title>
  41. <pubDate>Tue, 13 Mar 2018 23:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  44. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  47. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Short and sweet... On Friday, 9 March 2018, IBM released the new Notes 9.0.1 Mac x64 installer. IBM updated the<a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline"> macOS High Sierra Technote</span></a> to include current part numbers, build information, download mediums, and related links. It took a while, but it's all set. <br /> <br /> The code is available in three places: <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM Passport Advantage Online</span></a>, Partner downloads, and in IBM Connections Cloud for SmartCloud Notes customers. Here is a <a href="">FAQ for downloading via SmartCloud Notes</a>.<br /> <br /> Enjoy!   ]]></content:encoded>
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  52. <title>Update Five: IBM Notes on MacOS High Sierra Support</title>
  53. <pubDate>Thu, 1 Mar 2018 23:39:20 -0400</pubDate>
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  56. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  59. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ After another month of weekly updates from IBM on the status of their Notes on High Sierra release, plus calls with our AVL, I can honestly state I have no idea when it will be released. Here is what I do know and can offer--<em>with permission from IBM.</em> <strong><br /> <br /> Update</strong> <br /> Currently, we hit five months from the last Technote update and several people contacted me privately asking for updates or any advice I could provide as they need the code. I also conveyed this situation to IBM. The reason for the continued testing and extended release timeline is one I am not authorized to post, so please understand I am quite empathetic as I know your end users, or you personally really need the installer. <strong><br /> <br /> Work-around (Some Good News)</strong><br /> Until IBM releases the updated software officially and updates the Technote, my suggestion would be to contact tech support, open a PMR, and request the updated installer. This is unofficial of course, but enough IBMers told me this is what they are telling their customers, so I asked if I could offer it publicly. From my experience, the updated program appeared in Fix Central through my linked IBM ID account, making for an easy download process. <br /> <strong><br /> <br /> In Closing</strong><br /> I wish I had better news on the official release, but I think this work-around should provide some much needed relief for many of you. IBM Development is working hard on the official release, especially with the new internal acquisition proceedings being completed: certainly causing a few short-term disruptions. My next update will be on the official release announcement with the updated Technote.<br /> <br /> Until my next update...   ]]></content:encoded>
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  64. <title>Update Four: IBM Notes on MacOS High Sierra Support</title>
  65. <pubDate>Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:40:34 -0400</pubDate>
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  71. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Just a quick update today. We completed all of our testing on the new Notes on Mac64 for High Sierra installer last week and it went quite well. We gave IBM our favorable review. IBM internal is finishing things and then the code will be released through the usual channels. My IBM SWE will update the High Sierra Technote in concert with the code release. We are also testing Notes 9.0.1 IF12 against High Sierra from a clean installation perspective. <br /> <br />When my AVL informs me of the time and IBM approves my announcing the release, I will do so here.   ]]></content:encoded>
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  76. <title>Heading to IBM Think 2018? Here is an Exciting Invitation</title>
  77. <pubDate>Thu, 18 Jan 2018 22:02:11 -0400</pubDate>
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  80. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  83. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <a href=><strong>Think To Ski is Here!</strong></a> <br /> <br /><em>This is the scenic way home from Vegas.</em> Join us on the <strong>beer bus</strong> from Las Vegas to Salt Lake City, through the mountains and enjoy a beautiful drive with friends. We have a great evening arranged for Friday night in SLC, then skiing on Saturday and Sunday (if you wish). <br /><strong>Great business networking</strong> in a relaxed and intimate environment. See some of America outside of the big city and unwind before you make the trip home. The hotel gave us a great rate to help your budget after a week in Vegas. <br /> <br />Anyone in the IBM community is welcomed. We talked about it with many attendees at Engage 2017 in Antwerp, Belgium, and again at MWLUG 2017 in Washington, DC. We are <span style="text-decoration:underline">very excited</span> to offer the trip and invite you. Any questions, please comment below or send an e-mail via the link below. <br /> <br /><strong>Trip Details</strong> <br />Dates: Friday, 23 March - 24/25 March 2018 (flexible return) <br />Location: Salt Lake City, UT <br />Return Airport code: SLC <br />Web site: <a href=>ThinkTo.Ski</a> <br />Questions: <a href="[email protected]?Subject=ThinkToSki">Contact me here</a> <br /> <br /><img  alt="Image:Heading to IBM Think 2018? Here is an Exciting Invitation" border="0" src="" /> <br /> <br />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  88. <title>Update Three: IBM Notes on MacOS High Sierra Support</title>
  89. <pubDate>Mon, 8 Jan 2018 07:40:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  95. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <strong>Note: This update is provided with approval from IBM</strong> <br />  <hr noshade><br /> Below is my third installment on IBM's official support for macOS High Sierra (OS X 10.13). <span style="text-decoration:underline">Exciting progress</span><span style="text-decoration:underline">!</span><strong><br /> <br /> Issue Update</strong> <br /> * IBM contacted me on Thursday, 4 Jan 18 with an update on the build process <br /> * IBM provided the first-cut of the build outside of IBM on Friday, 5 Jan 18 <br /> * IBM tested it for a multitude of installation scenarios, some of which our AVL reviewed with me <strong><br /> <br /> Resolution Request</strong> <br /> * In confirming what the release includes, it is a base installer only <br /> * As per my L2 contact, the following three points were also discussed: <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 1. ND 9.0.1 Interim Fixes are available as a separate download, to be installed after installation  <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 2. IBM tested against targeted High Sierra fixes  <br />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; 3. Any IBM updates necessary for Meltdown or Spectre would be included separately<br /> <strong><br /> Testing Results</strong><br /> * We started testing the build on Friday, 5 Jan 18 <br /> * Although preliminary in nature, <em>we were able to install Notes on High Sierra, which we could not do previously</em> <br /> * We have more machines and testing to complete, but the initial results are encouraging<br /> * Only a very small group of entities have the code currently, and I am happy to be involved with the testing process, as well as receive permission to blog my work with IBM on this PMR <br /> * Although conjecture, I believe IBM is being very careful with this release, due to the scope and complexity of the OS level changes High Sierra introduces <br /><br /> <strong><br /> Historical Links</strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Initial Update</span></a> (With Technote Link) <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Update Two</span></a>   ]]></content:encoded>
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  100. <title>Update Two: IBM Notes on MacOS High Sierra Support</title>
  101. <pubDate>Wed, 3 Jan 2018 13:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  107. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Happy New Year, Everyone. Just a quick update on the work with IBM for Notes on MacOS High Sierra. My original post is <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">here</span></a>. <br /> <strong><br /> Issue Update</strong> <br /> * IBM promised me an update on 1 Dec, which they kept <br /> * IBM thought they could provide a beta cut to us around mid-December <br /> * IBM identified an issue in the installer, requiring additional adjustments and testing <br /> * They are currently testing the changes after the year-end holiday break <br /> * <em>Glad they want to get it correct the first time</em> <br /> * My next meeting on this matter is Tuesday, 9 January 2018 <br /> <strong><br /> Resolution Request</strong> <br /> * As per the ask, I have no updates yet as to the extent of the additional patches in the to be offered fix <br /> * I will ask during my next call as to whether IF12 is included or not <br /> <br /> Disclaimer: I did receive permission from IBM to post this update   ]]></content:encoded>
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  112. <title>Update: IBM Notes on MacOS High Sierra Support</title>
  113. <pubDate>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 04:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  119. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Ever since Apple released High Sierra (macOS 10.13) on 25 September 2017, there have been some interesting hiccups with certain network reliant products. I’ve worked with people on resetting encryption key rings for VPN tools and IPSEC connections, as one example. On the IBM side and as many of you know, Notes on Mac x64 has been a challenge (Including <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">other IBM products</span></a>). In working very closely with IBM on this issue, I wanted you to know the latest status. <br />  &nbsp;<br /> <strong><br /> Issue Summary</strong> <br /> 1. If you install Notes fresh on High Sierra, Notes will crash during the installation. If you keep at it, you will be successful, but the number of installation attempts varied a bit in our testing; the Technote (see below) states a second time shall succeed; in some cases we had to go more than that, but in the end, it would install. Thus, the <strong>installer instability is a problem</strong>; <br /> <br /> 2. If <em>Notes is installed before upgrading to High Sierra,</em> then Notes will keep working fine upon upgrading the macOS. In testing on my own iMac, installing Notes before upgrading to High Sierra worked well, though, I did notice that occasionally, the background on some icons changed colors until Notes is restarted. Example, the image icon inside an Action Button; <br /> <br /> 3. Additionally, we observed the installation issue both on the iMac and MBP platforms, so the installer issue does not appear to be hardware related. <br /> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Technote on IBM Support for Notes on High Sierra</span></a> <br /> <br />  &nbsp;<strong><br /> Issue Update</strong> <br /> * IBM reported that the fix would be released on 25 October 2017 <br /> * As of 30 November, IBM is still working on a quality, stable, reliable update <br /> * IBM promised me an ETA by Friday, 1 December with when the fix will be available for my team to test <br /> * Although conjecture, I suspect the broad reaching changes High Sierra introduced are delaying IBM's release <br /> * With my client, we opened a PMR on 2 October and immediately worked closely with IBM on a fix <br /> * We held (and continue) weekly meetings which include this PMR <br /> * My direct communications with our assigned IBM L2 Support Technician are frequent and on-going <br /> * It is import to note that <strong>IBM is also experiencing this issue</strong> and <strong>escalated internally</strong> through their own PMR <br /> * I am not authorized to indicate how high or by whom, but know this matter is getting the correct attention inside IBM <br /> <br /> <strong><br /> Resolution Request</strong> <br /> * <strong>My ask of IBM</strong> is to provide a stable reliable Notes 9.0.1 installer containing the latest IF12 patch <br /> * That way we can do things in one shot, after waiting so long <br /> * Honestly, we have not received a confirmation on whether they will provide just the installer or combine the patch, but that is our request <br /> <br />  &nbsp;<br /> Let me know if you have any additional questions. <br /> <br />  &nbsp;  ]]></content:encoded>
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  124. <title>Last Chance for Nominating IBM Champions</title>
  125. <pubDate>Thu, 30 Nov 2017 00:01:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  131. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Just a quick reminder that today, 30 November 2017 is the last day to nominate someone (or re-nominate yourself) for the status of IBM Champion.  <br /> <br /><a href=>IBM Champions Nomination Form</a> <br /> <br /><strong>Additional Links Of Interest</strong> <br /><a href=>Information on the IBM Champion Program</a> <br /><a href="">Seven Ways To Know An IBM Champion</a> <br /> <br /> <br /><img  alt=" style=" border="0" src="" />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  136. <title>IBM Domino and Docker Support Announced</title>
  137. <pubDate>Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  143. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ During Barry Rosen's Future directions on Notes/Domino session and again during our <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Linuxfest DC</span></a> session last week at <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">MWLUG</span></a>, <strong>IBM announced that they will support Domino on Docker with Domino 9.0.1 FP10</strong>. Originally, this support would be announced in 2018, but due to the success of the <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM Application Insights Survey announced at Engage</span></a>, IBM changed their task priorities and accelerated Docker support based upon your input. <br /> <br /> FP10 is scheduled to be released by EOY 2017. The next question is, "What does support imply?" Currently, if you call IBM and ask them for support and tell them you are running Domino in a Docker container on Linux, you will be told, "That configuration is not supported." Once FP10 is released, you can use Domino on Docker as a valid platform. <br /> <br /> Next, I asked Barry about supporting as a deliverable a Docker image file. Thus, "Will be be able to type, '<tt>docker pull domino</tt>' and get an image?" He replied that is not part of the original plan, but under consideration. <br /> <br /> Finally, as I discussed with a few MWLUG attendees after Linuxfest DC and also during my last session, I want to provide <strong>a few points on deploying Domino intelligently inside a docker container</strong> <br /> 1. Feel free to create your own docker image files locally so you can deploy internally Domino in a Docker container <br /> 2. Be certain that you only include the installation files for Domino in the image <br /> 3. Avoid installing or completing server setup within your image file or you'll have multiple servers deployed and running with the same server ID and server name <br /> 4. Ensure that you also keep confidential or otherwise sensitive information out of your image files -- especially if any Docker image you create should be published to the <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Docker container catalog</span></a> <br /> <br /> Nice to see that IBM is making great strides to improve what they offer and listen once again to the great IBM Community. <br /> <br /> Any questions, please feel free to ask. <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Domino and Docker Support Announced" border="0" src="" /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Domino and Docker Support Announced" border="0" src="" />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  148. <title>Attention IBM Customers and BPs, Be Heard! New IBM Notes/Domino Application Survey </title>
  149. <pubDate>Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  152. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  155. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ After the success of the first IBM survey announced at our IBM Engage session in May (see <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">link to post</span></a>)---which helped to re-prioritize new capabilities like Docker---Barry Rosen announced a new survey at MWLUG. I completed it and am pleased with this survey's focus on APIs, app modernization, along with creating a new feeling that IBM is serious about Domino as an application development platform. <br /> <br /> The first survey results really had an impact and moved up significantly Docker support (more shortly here); kudos to you if you took the time to be heard. Please take a few minutes to let the thoughts of yourself, your company, and perhaps your colleagues be sent to the minds at IBM. They are reading and acting upon your input. <br /> <br /> This will be covered in more detail during our Linuxfest DC session on Thursday, 10 Aug too. <br /> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=""><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">Survey Link</span></strong></a> <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:Attention IBM Customers and BPs, Be Heard! New IBM Notes/Domino Application Survey " border="0" src="" />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  160. <title>IBM Think 2018 Session Abstract Submission Date Announced</title>
  161. <pubDate>Sun, 13 Aug 2017 22:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  167. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ IBM announced that commencing on 21 Aug 2017, you can submit abstracts for IBM Think 2018. As of this writing, there does not appear to be information on session tracks, other than a pop-up informing prospective presenters <em>to be creative.</em> As I've watched the conference site frequently over the past few weeks, no additional information being available on tracks, implies to me we will learn this on Monday, 21 Aug. Thus, if you are considering submitting a session, you can start thinking about what you might like to offer the community--if you haven't already done so. If you do submit a session, I wish you the best of luck in getting selected.<strong><br /> <br /> Useful Links</strong><br /> Simplified conference URL: <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline"></span></a> <br /> For conference updates - follow <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">@ibmlive</span></a> and <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">#ibmthink</span></a> <br /> Event location - <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Mandalay Bay Resort</span></a>, Las Vegas, NV <br /> Sponsors &amp; Exhibitors - Send <a href=mailto:[email protected]><span style="text-decoration:underline">e-mail here</span></a> <br /> <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:IBM Think 2018 Session Abstract Submission Date Announced" border="0" src="" />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  172. <title>MWLUG - Linuxfest DC Guest Speaker Announced</title>
  173. <pubDate>Wed, 2 Aug 2017 04:31:06 -0400</pubDate>
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  175. <category>community</category>
  176. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  179. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ On Thursday, 10 Aug 2017, I will be <a href=>presenting Linuxfest DC</a> at this year's <a href=>MWLUG located in DC</a>. In order to provide an informative experience for attendees, I sought a special guest speaker to join me. Today, I am pleased to announce <a href=>Barry Rosen</a> will be co-presenting with me for an extended special breakfast session. We will be covering IBM's current Linux strategy, plus provide technical information to ensure that all session attendees gain knowledge they can use immediately upon returning from the event. <strong>Breakfast will be served.</strong> Both Barry and myself look forward to seeing you at our session. <br /> <br />If you haven't registered for MWLUG, there are still a few spaces left. <a href=><strong>Please register here.</strong></a><strong> </strong>See you in DC! <br /> <br /> <hr noshade> <br /><strong>Session Abstract</strong> <br /><strong>SA105&nbsp;-&nbsp;<em>Linuxfest DC - Technical Brief and Discourse for ICS on Linux</em></strong> <br /><strong>Thursday, August 10, 2017 | 07:45 AM&nbsp;-&nbsp;09:00 AM | Beech Room</strong> <p>The Linuxfest international tour continues! A lot is changing in the world of IBM and Linux. For example, with the emergence of Docker and Pink, Linux is now a critical component within any organization building and managing dynamic and scalable solutions. Join Bill Mal and Barry Rosen to get the latest on the current strategy regarding Notes, Domino, and Docker, on Linux. Whether you are a Linux newbie, a pro, or just curious, bring your questions to receive honest answers that always foster great dialogue from the IBM Community. IBM has a longstanding commitment to Linux, let us hear if their strategy still aligns with your business. After eight years at Lotusphere and Connect, we are happy to be making our debut at MWLUG. Join us!  ]]></content:encoded>
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  184. <title>&quot;As We Age, Don&#8217;t Give Up. Keep Doing.&quot; And More Wisdom from George Jedenoff&#8217;s &quot;The Powder Philosophy&quot;</title>
  185. <pubDate>Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:40:00 -0400</pubDate>
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  187. <category>education</category>
  188. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  191. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Well, I inadvertently held this post, so let's publish it now. In early 2016---in his then 56th consecutive year of skiing at Alta and Snowbird in Utah---Mr. George Jedenoff at the age of 98 took a few minutes to discuss his <a href=""><em><span style="text-decoration:underline">Powder Philosophy.</span></em></a> <strong>A positive uplifting message that will leave you with a smile.</strong> Worth a few minutes to view and learn a bit from his years of wisdom. He still rips groomers and fresh powder, while also enjoying tree skiing--again at 98 years old. <br /> <br /> Stay healthy, believe in moderation, remain physically fit, and you just may be as mentally aware and capable as this guy at his age. Let's end the first half of 2017 with a great message going into the holiday weekend (US).<span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Watch the four minute video here</span></a>. <br /> <br /> "Don't worry about the fact that you could do something better than you can now. The fact that you can do it now is important. Too many people give up, they get discouraged because they are not as good as they were. Well, that is a part of life. Just make the most of it." --George Jedenoff   ]]></content:encoded>
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  196. <title>Do You Have An Opinion on the Domino Application Platform Direction? Read This.</title>
  197. <pubDate>Thu, 18 May 2017 02:15:00 -0400</pubDate>
  198. <link></link>
  199. <category>dev</category>
  200. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  203. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ As Barry Rosen mentioned during our Engage session last week, ICS Offering Management is seeking feedback around the Domino application platform. This opportunity is significant enough that I felt it appropriate to author a separate post. <br /> <br /> Currently, IBM is looking for feedback in the areas of APIs, XPages, Domino on Bluemix, Docker, and well, anything else you want to add in the development space. I took the survey and found it to be straight forward with plenty of opportunity to provide your input. IBM Management is reviewing these survey results with great interest. So, take a few minutes and <strong>let them know how you are using IBM Domino applications and where you want the future direction to venture</strong>. <br /> <br /> Here is the <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">link</span></a> to the <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM Application Insights Survey</span></a>. <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:Do You Have An Opinion on the Domino Application Platform Direction? Read This." border="0" src="" />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  208. <title>The ICS on Linux Round Table Session Notes</title>
  209. <pubDate>Mon, 15 May 2017 02:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  210. <link></link>
  211. <category>engageug</category>
  212. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  215. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Great session last Monday. We filled the table with overflow and discussed many good topics raised by the attendees. Below are the notes and some of the URLs cited during the event. Please feel free to comment and keep the discussion going. <strong><br /> <br /> IBM Notes</strong><br /> FP7 is the last update for the Linux client;, no further feature packs will be offered for the Linux client <br /> Support will be best effort from here and will continued to be support up to 9.0.1 FP7 on thee then current set of operating systems. If you upgrade your Linux OS to a newer release and Notes is malfunctioning, IBM Support will request that you try the client on the FP7 set of supported operating systems before you continue the support conversation <br /> Mac client was discussed at length <br /> ** IBM is looking at the correct time to drop-in a FP parity with the Windows client <br /> ** This is a high priority item <br /> *** They suspect FP 10 will be the earliest time-frame for consideration, as FP9 is locked-down already, but this is not a commitment, for clarity<br /> ** Until then, Mac users can enjoy the x64 client, but use as is until a FP is offered <br /> We also discussed an auto-updater for Notes <br /> ** A high priority item within the set of features to provide<br /> ** Availability Q1 '18, possible, but not definite yet<br /> ** Touch client once and that is it <br /> ** Controlled in Policy settings document <br /> FP9 will mostly contain Java, Eclipse, and compile time updates <strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Domino</strong><br /> IBM will support existing Linux flavors on Domino 9.0.1 with all succeeding feature packs <br /> Going forward, a theoretical (in naming not release probability) Domino 9.5 and Domino 10 would be only RHEL<br /> FP8 dropped i386 flavors <br /> Sametime was an issue as the STCS needs an i386 build with an older Domino version for now, which should not be an issue if STCS is the only server application on that box<br /> New offerings --- &nbsp;e.g. Verse on Premises and INSMO --- are RHEL and Windows only<br /> **Know this OS platform policy is not an ICS decision, but a software group directive; every brand is impacted <br /> Cloud based offering under consideration with Domino playing the PaaS role through Bluemix <br /> ** Buy time to use and test as needed, billed at an hourly rate <strong><br /> <br /> <br /> Support</strong> <br /> A question around offering D9.0.1 with the latest FP pre-installed offered a brief discussion <br /> ** Silent installers and scripts are available to assist <br /> ** Smart upgrade needs help <br /> ** Decision - "No," on joint installer as there are too many assumptions that would need to be made and applying a fix pack with a script takes a small amount of time when scripted <br /> <br /> We received a request for working with (supporting) unsupported Linux<br /> ** To assist, the group mostly agreed on CentOS support would be appreciated <br /> ** And we requested that IBM provide support for CentOS in production with a "Best effort support" option if full support proved too expensive for IBM <br /> ** Barry offered that a Domino on Docker offering may resolve some of the support issues... <br /> <br /> Speaking of <strong>Docker</strong><em><br /> Connections Pink</em><br /> Looking at the IBM applications insights survey (link below) to provide input on their application strategy <br /> ** If you do have questions on docker, then please take the survey <br /> Also, looking at Domino for PaaS on Bluemix through Docker <br /> ** Benefits aren't as great due to the ease of install, but it would allow for keeping things current and consistent<strong><br /> <br /> Miscellaneous Questions</strong> <br /> Issues or concerns when moving from Windows to Linux on Domino <br /> ** Filename spaces and case <br /> ** ExtMgr add-in converts all requests to lower case <br /> ** Try <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Domino4Wine</span></a> for your admin and DDE needs on a Linux or Mac client <br /> ** You can also run a simple script to case convert all files to lower case <br /> ** Hardcoded fully explicit paths (c:\...) rather than Data directory relative paths and filenames can be an issue <br /> ** Direct reference of OS specific files (e.g. DLLs) can also be an issue<br /> <br />  <hr noshade><strong><br /> Presenter Links for Additional Information</strong><strong> </strong><strong><br /> <br /> Daniel's Links</strong><strong> </strong><span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Start Stop Script</span></a><br /> Ask for his <em>installation scripts</em><em>, </em><em>case convert ExtMgr add-in,</em> or <em>Domino Consolidation</em> session deck &nbsp; <strong><br /> <br /> Barry's Links</strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM performance data - Windows v Linux</span></a> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM application insights survey</span></a> <strong><br /> <br /> Bill's Links</strong> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Linux Skype Chat</span></a> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Domino4Wine</span></a> <span style="text-decoration:underline"><br /> </span><a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Domino Admin on Linux tips</span></a>, then select these two decks <br /> 1. BLUG 2013: <em>The Ultimate IBM and Lotus on Linux Workshop for Windows Admins</em> <br /> 2. <em>Linux School: Advanced Administration for IBM Software</em>   ]]></content:encoded>
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  220. <title>&quot;Why the Largest Companies in the World Count on Linux Servers&quot;</title>
  221. <pubDate>Mon, 8 May 2017 23:00:00 -0400</pubDate>
  222. <link></link>
  223. <category>ibm</category>
  224. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  227. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ I read this morning a great piece in Linux Journal by Petros Koutoupis. The author's name being new to me, I read the article with an open mind. What I found is this introductory level article offered a decent dissection of this important topic. As I've covered over the years in my <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Lotus on Linux Report</span></a> presentation series, <em>more companies outside of Microsoft use Linux for their edge servers than any other operating system.</em> That data point continues to this day. Additionally, despite recent desktop support changes, IBM has and still does a lot for Linux behind the scenes, and anticipate covering some of that in my <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Engage session later today</span></a>. What surprised me was my learning that Mr. Koutoupis works for IBM. You would not know that until the end of the article. So he wrote --- in my opinion --- a very fair and informative piece. <br /> <br /> If you have customers that want to know why they should use Linux or are afraid, then some aspects of Mr. Koutoupis' article may help you in those conversations. You can also refer to my presentation, entitled, "<a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Lowering Costs: Should We Consider Lotus on Linux?</span></a>" <br /> <br /> Title: "<a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Why the Largest Companies in the World Count on Linux Servers</span></a>" <br /> Source:<a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline"> Linux Journal</span></a> <br /> Author: <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Petros Koutoupis</span></a> <br /> Publication Date: May 7, 2017 <br /> <br /> There are also two links in his article of importance <br /> 1. <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Hybrid Cloud Security with z Systems</span></a> <br /> 2. Learn more about <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">LinuxONE's ability to help business consolidate servers</span></a>   ]]></content:encoded>
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  232. <title>Join Barry Rosen, Daniel Nash, and Myself for the ICS on Linux Round Table on Monday at Engage!</title>
  233. <pubDate>Sun, 7 May 2017 10:30:00 -0400</pubDate>
  234. <link></link>
  235. <category>blug</category>
  236. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
  237. <comments>;comments</comments>
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  239. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ This year at <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Engage</span></a> in Antwerp, Belgium, I am speaking with <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Barry Rosen</span></a> of IBM and <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Daniel Nash</span></a>. We are covering all things ICS related on Linux. Happy to have the opportunity to present with both Barry and Daniel on such a topic. A lot has changed in the past six months with <strong>IBM's support for Linux. This is the session to learn about those changes and provide input directly to IBM</strong>. L<em>ooking forward to a great discussion and learning experience. </em>See you on Monday! <br /> <br /> Title: <strong>The ICS on Linux Round Table</strong> <br />Date: <strong>Monday</strong>, May 8<br /> Time: <strong>11:45</strong> - 12:30<br /> Room: <strong>Table 2 Gorilla 1</strong> <br /> Session ID: Adm21 <br /> <br /> Click to view this year's agenda ---> <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">agenda</span></a>. <br /> Link for the mobile application: <a href=""><span style="text-decoration:underline">Android</span></a> and <a href=";mt=8"><span style="text-decoration:underline">iOS</span></a>. A great application made available by <a href=><span style="text-decoration:underline">Paul Harrison</span></a> <br /> <strong><br /> Session Abstract</strong> <br /> Linuxfest comes to Europe! Join Bill Malchisky, Daniel Nashed, and IBM's Barry Rosen as they discuss the current strategy regarding Notes and Domino on Linux in an informative round table setting. If you are new to Linux, a pro, or just curious, bring your questions while hearing the latest information from within the IBM Community. We welcome you to provide feedback to IBM about their current direction including SLES and AIX, too. Join us! <br /> <br /> And finally, I want to thank both Theo for the opportunity to return to Engage and for the <a href=><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">sponsors</span></strong></a><strong> </strong>for ensuring that this spectacular event continues annually. <br /> <br /> <img  alt="Image:Join Barry Rose, Daniel Nash, and Myself for the ICS on Linux Round Table on Monday at Engage!" border="0" src="" />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  244. <title>Join Serdar Basegmez and Myself on Tuesday&#8217;s TLCC XPages Webinar Series</title>
  245. <pubDate>Mon, 1 May 2017 12:43:56 -0400</pubDate>
  246. <link></link>
  247. <category></category>
  248. <dc:creator>Bill Malchisky</dc:creator>
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  251. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ On Tuesday, May 2, <em>Back from the Dead</em> goes live via the <a href="">TLCC's XPages Webinar Series</a>, sponsored by Teamstudio! <br /> <br />Time: 10:30 AM EDT / 9:30 AM CDT / 7:30 AM PDT / 3:30 PM BST / 4:30 PM CEDT <br /> <br /><a href=><strong>Register Here!</strong></a><strong> </strong>It's free!<strong> </strong> <br /> <br /><strong>Back from the Dead: When Bad Code Kills a Good Server</strong>  <br />It's Friday and a new customer calls. Their mission critical app is taking :05 to open documents and the users are quite concerned. Where do you start when handed a 20 year old application you have never seen, on a server you barely know? Join two IBM Champions as they dissect a complex Domino performance problem from both the administration and development side to provide a complete customer solution. The session includes best practices around problem solving techniques and a checklist you can use internally to solve quickly problems you encounter.  <br /> <br />See you online this Tuesday!  ]]></content:encoded>
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