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  16. <title>Whats coming in the November 2017 IBM Connections Cloud update</title>
  17. <pubDate>Thu, 23 Nov 2017 16:57:38 +0800</pubDate>
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  20. <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/schema_connections.png" border="0"></a><br /> <br /> The next update for IBM Connections Cloud is imminent, here are some of the major highlights: <strong><br /> <br /> New card-based homepage: Orient Me</strong> <br /> <br /> Orient Me is the redesigned home page that brings relevant updates front and center. IBM Connections Cloud Orient Me provides new home page capabilities that apply advanced analytics to deliver updates from people and communities important to you. Pin people and communities to the top for instant access to their updates. Updates are prioritized on cards; multiple updates from a single source are stacked for your convenience, so you can flip through them. Act on content without leaving the home page. <strong><br /> <br /> Connections Engagement Center on Cloud</strong> <br /> <br /> IBM Connections Engagement Center on Cloud is a single, accessible hub for organizational news and content within Connections Cloud, enabling you to create and manage web content efficiently. People get engaged with finding, creating, owning, and promoting content to improve intranet communication. All content can be found in one place. Communication and collaboration are on the same page or one click away. Connections Engagement Center makes it simple and easy for users to create content; there's no need for multiple systems to create and publish content. <strong><br /> <br /> Customize the user interface</strong> <br /> <br /> Easily customize the Connections Cloud user interface with the new IBM Connections Customizer, a proxy service that enables you to modify the user experience. Business partners can leverage this tool to help their customers get more out of Connections, or use it to expand the value of their integrated solutions. <strong><br /> <br /> New home page extensions for Connections Cloud</strong> <br /> <br /> New extensions are available to customize the Orient Me page and Important to Me bar ...
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  25. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  33. <title>IBM Domino - Logging additional information about users and activity </title>
  34. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Nov 2017 17:29:59 +0800</pubDate>
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  37. A question came in from a customer today which I've heard a number of times recently, so I thought I'd share the quick resolution. <br /> <br /> "<em>The customer has a Domino SMTP mail relay server. They have are a lot of external applications using this Domino SMTP mail relay server to receive and deliver the email to users and mail-in databases. From the log in Domino SMTP mail relay server, it only shows the sender IP address info. The customer is asking is it possible to have the sender ID like email address in the log file?</em>" <br /> <br /> Short answer. Yes. It's <strong>Domino</strong>. It can do <strong>ANYTHING</strong>. <br /> <br /> Two things you can do here - Increase the Router logging level, and increase the Session logging level. <strong><br /> <br /> Log_MailRouting</strong> <br /> <br /> If you set the Router log level to 40 (maximum output), you get everything. Server Connected, IP Address, Sender, Recipient. Everything is captured and every SMTP session is identified (notice in the below sample, I have a mail monitor set up that checks whether my SMTP service is running "monitor.*.*.*", it does nothing other than connect on port 25, but you can see that even a "probe" is captured, even if nothing is delivered; The other is my <strong>IBM Protector</strong> server "windu.*.*.*" connecting and actually delivering a message. <strong>I should really write more about IBM Protector - It's BRILLIANT!</strong>). <br /> <br /> Set Config Log_MailRouting=40 <br /> <br /> At the server console to configure this, and have it immediately take effect. <br /> <br /> Note: you can also change this setting in the server configuration document, however it will not take effect immediately as it does by setting it using the Console command. <ul> <li>Open the Servers <strong>Configuration Document</strong>, </li><li><strong>Router/SMTP</strong> Tab, </li><li><strong>Advanced</strong> Tab, </li><li><strong>Controls</strong> Tab, </li><li>Change the <strong>L ...
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  41. <category>Administration</category>
  42. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  45. <content:encoded><![CDATA[  A question came in from a customer today which I've heard a number of times recently, so I thought I'd share the quick resolution. <br /> <br /> "<em>The customer has a Domino SMTP mail relay server. They have are a lot of external applications using this Domino SMTP mail relay server to receive and deliver the email to users and mail-in databases. From the log in Domino SMTP mail relay server, it only shows the sender IP address info. The customer is asking is it possible to have the sender ID like email address in the log file?</em>" <br /> <br /> Short answer. Yes. It's <strong>Domino</strong>. It can do <strong>ANYTHING</strong>. <br /> <br /> Two things you can do here - Increase the Router logging level, and increase the Session logging level. <strong><br /> <br /> Log_MailRouting</strong> <br /> <br /> If you set the Router log level to 40 (maximum output), you get everything. Server Connected, IP Address, Sender, Recipient. Everything is captured and every SMTP session is identified (notice in the below sample, I have a mail monitor set up that checks whether my SMTP service is running "monitor.*.*.*", it does nothing other than connect on port 25, but you can see that even a "probe" is captured, even if nothing is delivered; The other is my <strong>IBM Protector</strong> server "windu.*.*.*" connecting and actually delivering a message. <strong>I should really write more about IBM Protector - It's BRILLIANT!</strong>). <br /> <br /> Set Config Log_MailRouting=40 <br /> <br /> At the server console to configure this, and have it immediately take effect. <br /> <br /> Note: you can also change this setting in the server configuration document, however it will not take effect immediately as it does by setting it using the Console command.  <ul> <li>Open the Servers <strong>Configuration Document</strong>,  </li><li><strong>Router/SMTP</strong> Tab,  </li><li><strong>Advanced</strong> Tab,  </li><li><strong>Controls</strong> Tab,  </li><li>Change the <strong>Logging Level</strong> value to '<strong>Verbose</strong>'</li></ul><br /> <div class="NotesTip"> <em>TIP: Doing this will get rid of the "Router: notes.ini setting for Log_Mailrouting being used (note - this option may now be configured in a Server Configuration document)" appearing in the server console.</em> </div> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_RouterLogLevel.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_RouterLogLevel.png" alt="Figure 1: changing the Mail Logging Level in a Configuration document" height="399px" width="600px"></a> <strong><br /> <br /> Log_Sessions</strong> <br /> <br /> If you increase the Session log level to the option introduced back with 8.5.1, you get all of the information about a server/users connection: Name, Client Version Number, IP address and access type (eg: C=native client), This works on all versions of Domino after 8.5.1 <br /> <br /> Set Config Log_Sessions=2 <br /> <br /> At the server console to configure this, and have it immediately take effect. <br /> <br /> Results of above Changes are colour coded and shown below: <br /> <br /> ** Live console connected to server yoda/iteam ** <br /> 11/22/2017 18:59:19 &nbsp; Opened live remote console session for Mat Newman/*/* <br /> 11/22/2017 18:59:38 &nbsp; Remote console command issued by Mat Newman/*/*: <strong>Set Config Log_MailRouting=40</strong> <br /> 11/22/2017 18:59:39 &nbsp; Router: Updating values from Configuration document <br /> 11/22/2017 18:59:39 &nbsp; Router: notes.ini setting for Log_Mailrouting being used (note - this option may now be configured in a Server Configuration document) <br /> 11/22/2017 19:00:03 &nbsp; SMTP Server: monitor.*.*.* (192.*.*.*) connected <br /> 11/22/2017 19:00:03 &nbsp; SMTP Server: monitor.*.*.* (192.*.*.*) disconnected. 0 message&#91;s&#93; received <br /> 11/22/2017 19:02:15 &nbsp; Router: Updating values from Configuration document <br /> 11/22/2017 19:02:29 &nbsp; Router: Delivery thread &#91;00000010&#93; searching for work <br /> 11/22/2017 19:02:43 &nbsp; Remote console command issued by Mat Newman/*/*: <strong>Set Config Log_Sessions=2</strong> <br /> 11/22/2017 19:02:43 &nbsp; LOG_SESSIONS changed to 2. <br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:03 &nbsp; SMTP Server: monitor.*.*.* (192.*.*.*) connected <br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:03 &nbsp; SMTP Server: monitor.*.*.* (192.*.*.*) disconnected. 0 message&#91;s&#93; received <br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:48 &nbsp; SMTP Server: windu.*.*.* (203.*.*.*) connected <br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:48 &nbsp; SMTP Server: Originator: [email protected]*.*.com<br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:48 &nbsp; SMTP Server: Recipient: [email protected]*.com<br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:49 &nbsp; SMTP Server: Message 002C4B73 (MessageID: <[email protected]*.*.*>) received from windu.*.*.* (203.*.*.*) size 4602 bytes <br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:49 &nbsp; SMTP Server: windu.*.*.* (203.*.*.*) disconnected. 1 message&#91;s&#93; received <br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:49 &nbsp; Router: Delivery to local recipient Mathew Newman/* is ready with 1 messages <br /> 11/22/2017 19:03:49 &nbsp; Router: Message 002C4B73, 002C46BA delivered to Mathew Newman/* from [email protected]*.*.com OFB9A38226:D97B106C ONCA2581E0:002C4B73 Size: 6K Time: 00:00:00 Hop Count: 1 <br /> 11/22/2017 19:06:03 &nbsp; SMTP Server: monitor.*.*.* (192.*.*.*) connected <br /> 11/22/2017 19:06:03 &nbsp; SMTP Server: monitor.*.*.* (192.*.*.*) disconnected. 0 message&#91;s&#93; received <br /> 11/22/2017 19:06:57 &nbsp; Opened session for 'CN=Mat Newman/OU=*/O=*' (Release 9.0.1) SessId 23C71C9D Ip '120.*.*.*' 'Auth' 'C' <br /> 11/22/2017 19:06:58 &nbsp; Opened session for 'CN=iam/OU=*/O=*' (Release 9.0.1FP9) SessId 234A1C9D Ip '203.*.*.*' 'Auth' 'C' <br /> 11/22/2017 19:06:58 &nbsp; Closed session for 'iam/*/*' SessId 234A1C9D Databases accessed: &nbsp; &nbsp; 2 Documents read: &nbsp; &nbsp; 0 &nbsp; Documents written: &nbsp; &nbsp; 0 &nbsp; Transactions: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;8 <br /> <br /> So can you show additional information in the server log about Sessions and Mail Routing? <br /> <br /> Of <strong>course</strong> you can - It's <strong>DOMINO</strong>! <br /> <br /> Enjoy!   ]]></content:encoded>
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  50. <title>IBM Domino - The absolute definition of elegance in architecture and operation</title>
  51. <pubDate>Tue, 9 May 2017 20:12:53 +0700</pubDate>
  52. <description>
  53. <![CDATA[
  54. <br /> <br /> <br />Today I had the pleasure of discussing an upcoming move of data-centre and Domino upgrade with a customer. They have a population of around 8,000 users, hosted on two clustered IBM Domino servers, utilising iNotes and sitting behind a proxy and load balancer, with a single Traveler server hosting their growing mobile population. <br /> <br />They are moving the location of their data-centre to a new purpose built facility, upgrading Domino to the latest version and Feature Pack, deploying some of their additional entitlements for the first time, and implementing a Traveler "High Availability" configuration. Obviously Traveler in HA is an absolute necessity in this modern era of mobile. <br /> <br />Oh. And they are truly a 24/7 operation. There is to be no down-time during the move. Zero. Nothing. Nada. <br /> <br />And did I mention that one of the requirements is to move from an existing IBM operating system to Linux? <br /> <br />And did I also mention that we are in a situation where the old foe is offering to do an implementation, migration, co-existence and go-live in a 5 month time-frame? For "Free"? <br /> <br />... Any-hoo <br /> <br />Out came the whiteboard makers and it was time to reiterate one of the true benefits of IBM Domino: It's architecture. <br /> <br />Possibly one of the most brilliant features of Domino is that it's configuration has nothing to do with OS, no dependency on registry entries or other Operating System integration, and the actual data is completely separate from the application, meaning a Domino application server on the latest software version easily copes with data created several versions ago. Seamlessly. Add to that, a Domino servers configuration is almost entirely confined to an .ini file, and the configuration databases located within it's "Data" directory. Regardless of OS type or version. Regardless of File system. It's beautiful in it's simplicity and durability. <br /> <br />So the discussion and p ...
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  58. <category>Administration</category>
  59. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  62. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Data-Centre-Yellow.jpg" alt="Figure 1: a Data Centre" height="291px" width="600px"> <br /> <br /> <br />Today I had the pleasure of discussing an upcoming move of data-centre and Domino upgrade with a customer. They have a population of around 8,000 users, hosted on two clustered IBM Domino servers, utilising iNotes and sitting behind a proxy and load balancer, with a single Traveler server hosting their growing mobile population. <br /> <br />They are moving the location of their data-centre to a new purpose built facility, upgrading Domino to the latest version and Feature Pack, deploying some of their additional entitlements for the first time, and implementing a Traveler "High Availability" configuration. Obviously Traveler in HA is an absolute necessity in this modern era of mobile. <br /> <br />Oh. And they are truly a 24/7 operation. There is to be no down-time during the move. Zero. Nothing. Nada. <br /> <br />And did I mention that one of the requirements is to move from an existing IBM operating system to Linux? <br /> <br />And did I also mention that we are in a situation where the old foe is offering to do an implementation, migration, co-existence and go-live in a 5 month time-frame? For "Free"? <br /> <br />... Any-hoo <br /> <br />Out came the whiteboard makers and it was time to reiterate one of the true benefits of IBM Domino: It's architecture. <br /> <br />Possibly one of the most brilliant features of Domino is that it's configuration has nothing to do with OS, no dependency on registry entries or other Operating System integration, and the actual data is completely separate from the application, meaning a Domino application server on the latest software version easily copes with data created several versions ago. Seamlessly. Add to that, a Domino servers configuration is almost entirely confined to an .ini file, and the configuration databases located within it's "Data" directory. Regardless of OS type or version. Regardless of File system. It's beautiful in it's simplicity and durability. <br /> <br />So the discussion and project plan about the cut-over to a new Data-Centre, OS, Software Version and new capabilities went something like this: <br /> <br /><strong>Preparation:</strong> <ul> <li>Register the new HA Traveler servers in the Domain, </li><li>Configure The new Proxy/Load-Balancer, </li><li>Implement a new IBM Protector Server, </li><li>Set up and configure the new Traveler servers in HA, working with the existing servers, behind the new Proxy/Balancer, </li><li>Test the new Traveler server configuration, and </li><li>Install and configure the OS and Software for the soon-to-be-new Domino Servers.</li></ul> <br /><strong>Implementation part #1:</strong> <ul> <li>Change the network configuration to point to the new Proxy/Balancer/Traveler HA, </li><li><em>Wait a day to make sure everything is working,</em> </li><li>Shut down 'Server B", </li><li>Copy it's data from the old SAN, </li><li>Move it's data to the new Data Centre and point the new "Server B"'s configuration to that data location, </li><li>Change the network configuration so that DNS points to "Server B"'s new location </li><li>Bring up the NEW "Server B" </li><li><em>(Contingency plan: If anything goes wrong, just change DNS again and turn on old "Server B", fix problem, proceed to next step)</em></li></ul> <br />Of course, at this point, "Server B" comes on line, connects to "Server A" and cluster replicates any of the data that has changed since the original "Server B" was shut down. <br /> <br /><strong>Implementation part #2:</strong> <ul> <li><em>Again, Wait a day (we're a conservative bunch!)</em> </li><li>Shut down 'Server A", </li><li>Copy it's data from the old SAN, </li><li>Move it's data to the new Data Centre and point the new "Server A"'s configuration to that data location, </li><li>Change the network configuration so that DNS points to "Server A"'s new location </li><li>Bring up the NEW "Server A", </li><li><em>Wait a day,</em> </li><li><em>(Contingency plan: If anything goes wrong, just change DNS again and turn on old "Server A", fix problem, proceed to next step)</em> </li><li>Switch the inbound MX to point to the new Protector server.</li></ul> <br /><strong>Post Move Enhancements:</strong> <ul> <li>Performance tuning Domino to take advantage of the latest features, </li><li>Implement IBM Sametime, </li><li>Implement IBM Connections Files and Profiles, </li><li>Implement IBM Docs, </li><li>Enable IBM Verse on Premises for the users</li></ul> <br />Drive adoption with IBM's #NewWayToWork <br /> <br />Project complete. <br /> <br />Shave 4 months off the competitors time-line. Provide ZERO down-time.  <br /> <br />We're conservatively estimating the "preparation" phase to last 4 weeks, and the Implementation phase of moving the existing Domino servers to the NEW data centre at 6 days (double the actual time to implement, because we're being conservative and allowing a day in between for contingency at each step of the cut-over. <br /> <br />The thing that makes this transition so simple - so elegant - is the fact that Domino separates OS and Application and Data. Oh, and Replication. What an absolutely magical thing that is in a Domino world. Bring up the new "Server B", which has all the data that the old "Server B" had when it was shut down, and it just pulls the changes from between those two points in time from the old "Server A". And then the same thing happens when the new "Server A" comes up. <br /> <br />And then there's Domino Clustering. Oh Domino. You are a thing of beauty. Downtime ... Zero! <br /> <br />This. Stuff. Just. Works! <br /> <br />IBM Domino - The absolute definition of elegance in architecture and operation. <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  67. <title>IBM Connect 2016 - IS1406 #UserBLAST</title>
  68. <pubDate>Wed, 20 Jul 2016 14:55:05 +0800</pubDate>
  69. <description>
  70. <![CDATA[
  71. UserBLAST 2016 is the latest in a series of presentations I've put together to help users understand and appreciate some of the best (and sometimes hidden) features of the IBM software that I love working with so much. <br /> <br />This year I had taken some direction from the inspirational <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/in/pmooneynet/en>Paul Mooney</a>, who had advised that to truly qualify as a "BLAST" a session needed to have as many tips included within the allotted time, such that attendees would leave the room feeling like they had just "drunk from a fire-hose of information" with their heads spinning from the experience. <br /> <br />With that in mind, I put together a huge deck brimming full of ideas which allowed less than 30 seconds per slide for explanation in order to get through it all. This of course, resulted in "#UserBLAST2016" and - I hope - finally qualifies as a true "BLAST". I've had a lot of fun with it, not only being able to present this at IBM Connect, but also #Inform (AusLUG) in Australia, #Engage in Europe and a number of Business Partner lead events here in South East Asia. It was even more fun delivering it in Sydney for #Inform back in March, because the organisers told me that my allowed time was only 30 minutes instead of 50 ... only moments before the session started! Of course, I was completely out of breath at the end of that session and If you've ever heard an Australian calling a horse-race, you would understand why ;-) <br /> <br /><strong>Here's the Abstract:</strong> <br />It's time for your annual injection of Energy, Enthusiasm and Education! Join the man in #Yellow as he BLASTS his way through his top tips on Desktop, Browser, Mobile and even Cloudy aspects of the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio.
  72. Learn how to best utilise Notes/Domino, Connections, Traveler/Verse and Sametime to ensure effective communication and collaboration both inside and outside of your organisation.
  73. Everything a User needs to know about the "co ...
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  77. <category>Domino</category>
  78. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  81. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ UserBLAST 2016 is the latest in a series of presentations I've put together to help users understand and appreciate some of the best (and sometimes hidden) features of the IBM software that I love working with so much. <br /> <br />This year I had taken some direction from the inspirational <a href=http://www.linkedin.com/in/pmooneynet/en>Paul Mooney</a>, who had advised that to truly qualify as a "BLAST" a session needed to have as many tips included within the allotted time, such that attendees would leave the room feeling like they had just "drunk from a fire-hose of information" with their heads spinning from the experience. <br /> <br />With that in mind, I put together a huge deck brimming full of ideas which allowed less than 30 seconds per slide for explanation in order to get through it all. This of course, resulted in "#UserBLAST2016" and - I hope - finally qualifies as a true "BLAST". I've had a lot of fun with it, not only being able to present this at IBM Connect, but also #Inform (AusLUG) in Australia, #Engage in Europe and a number of Business Partner lead events here in South East Asia. It was even more fun delivering it in Sydney for #Inform back in March, because the organisers told me that my allowed time was only 30 minutes instead of 50 ... only moments before the session started! Of course, I was completely out of breath at the end of that session and If you've ever heard an Australian calling a horse-race, you would understand why ;-) <br /> <br /><strong>Here's the Abstract:</strong> <br />It's time for your annual injection of Energy, Enthusiasm and Education! Join the man in #Yellow as he BLASTS his way through his top tips on Desktop, Browser, Mobile and even Cloudy aspects of the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio.
  82. Learn how to best utilise Notes/Domino, Connections, Traveler/Verse and Sametime to ensure effective communication and collaboration both inside and outside of your organisation.
  83. Everything a User needs to know about the "cool" stuff from IBM, Don't miss #UserBLAST! <br /> <br /><strong>Here's the Session:</strong> <br /> <br /><iframe src="http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx///www.slideshare.net/slideshow/embed_code/key/p0L78isllaZgF" width="595" height="485" frameborder="0" marginwidth="0" marginheight="0" scrolling="no" style="border:1px solid #CCC; border-width:1px; margin-bottom:5px; max-width: 100%;" allowfullscreen> </iframe> <div style="margin-bottom:5px"> <strong> <a href="http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx///www.slideshare.net/MatNewman/ibm-connect-2016-is1406-userblast" title="IBM Connect 2016 - IS1406 #UserBLAST" target="_blank">IBM Connect 2016 - IS1406 #UserBLAST</a> </strong> from <strong><a href="http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx///www.slideshare.net/MatNewman" target="_blank">Mat Newman</a></strong> </div> <br /> <br />As always, I'll be monitoring my social network streams for questions or gripes about Notes, so that I can prepare another bucket load of tips for #UserBLAST2017. &nbsp;In the meantime, if you have any questions, please ask! <br /> <br />I'm always happy to help a Notes user. <br /> <br />Enjoy.  <br />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  88. <title>Shared or Group Calendars in IBM Notes</title>
  89. <pubDate>Wed, 8 Jun 2016 16:43:29 +0800</pubDate>
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  92. The topic of Shared or Group Calendars has come up a lot recently during discussions with Customers. The main requirement is a calendar which can have multiple people assigned to managing the Calendar content, in addition to this Calendar having full Calendaring and Scheduling (<strong>C&amp;S</strong>) functionality for things like sending meeting invitations to Internal or External recipients, receiving replies, sending update notifications, reschedules, repeats, etc. In other words, a "Generic" Calendar that doesn't belong to a specific person, and can be managed by any number of people. <br /> <br />The other requirement was to make this Calendar visible when accessed by users out of the office on their mobile device. In a future blog, I'll share how to add this newly created calendar to anyone's IBM Traveler/Verse Mobile calendar who needs to see the calendar when they're mobile. <br /> <br />This functionality isn't difficult to create (of course! it's Notes!), but I couldn't find the steps for it anywhere for the customers to follow, hence ... here it is. <br /> <br />In our demonstration below, the calendar will simply have the title "<strong>The Group Calendar</strong>". <br /> <br />The Steps: an Overview <br /> <ol> <li value=1>Create a Mail-In Database document to control the Database (calendar) profile, <li value=2>Create the Database, <li value=3>Change the "Owner" of the Database in the Profile, <li value=4>Change the "Launch" option for the database, <li value=5>Add users through the Calendar Profile "Access and Delegation" who will be able to Read/Edit the Calendar Content.</ol> <br />It's as simple as that. Now for the Details. <br /> <br /><strong>1. Create a Mail-In Database document to control the Database (calendar) profile:</strong> <br /> <br />The Mail-In Database document is required for two reasons: <br /> <ul> <li>It enables the Domino Server to understand that your Shared Calendar has it's own Internal and External (if required) addres ...
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  97. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  100. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ The topic of Shared or Group Calendars has come up a lot recently during discussions with Customers. &nbsp;The main requirement is a calendar which can have multiple people assigned to managing the Calendar content, in addition to this Calendar having full Calendaring and Scheduling (<strong>C&amp;S</strong>) functionality for things like sending meeting invitations to Internal or External recipients, receiving replies, sending update notifications, reschedules, repeats, etc. &nbsp;In other words, a "Generic" Calendar that doesn't belong to a specific person, and can be managed by any number of people. <br /> <br />The other requirement was to make this Calendar visible when accessed by users out of the office on their mobile device. In a future blog, I'll share how to add this newly created calendar to anyone's IBM Traveler/Verse Mobile calendar who needs to see the calendar when they're mobile. <br /> <br />This functionality isn't difficult to create (of course! it's Notes!), but I couldn't find the steps for it anywhere for the customers to follow, hence ... here it is. <br /> <br />In our demonstration below, the calendar will simply have the title "<strong>The Group Calendar</strong>". <br /> <br />The Steps: an Overview <br /> <ol> <li value=1>Create a Mail-In Database document to control the Database (calendar) profile, <li value=2>Create the Database, <li value=3>Change the "Owner" of the Database in the Profile, <li value=4>Change the "Launch" option for the database, <li value=5>Add users through the Calendar Profile "Access and Delegation" who will be able to Read/Edit the Calendar Content.</ol> <br />It's as simple as that. Now for the Details. <br /> <br /><strong>1. Create a Mail-In Database document to control the Database (calendar) profile:</strong> <br /> <br />The Mail-In Database document is required for two reasons: <br /> <ul> <li>It enables the Domino Server to understand that your Shared Calendar has it's own Internal and External (if required) address for the purposes of C&amp;S routing, </li><li>The "Name" used in the Mail-In database document can be assigned as the Calendar Profile "owner" in the database, hence Meeting Invitations, etc, that are created by the calendar will come from this "Name", ie: "The Group Calendar" mentioned earlier</li></ul> <br />Your calendar can have any name you require, for example if you are creating a calendar for your Marketing department, you might call it "Marketing Calendar", IT: "IT Calendar", etc... <br /> <br />The huge tip here is that the "Name" assigned in the Mail-In Database document must be in canonical (ie: Notes) format, otherwise you will not be able to choose this name later when assigning it as the "Owner" of the database. <br /> <br />To create the Mail-In Database configuration document: <br /> <ul> <li>Navigate to the "Mail In Databases and Resources" view in your Domino Directory, </li><li>Choose "Add Mail In Database" (note: you may require Administrator access to add this type of record), </li><li>Complete the fields to configure the Mail In Database, </li><li>Save and Close.</li></ul> <br /><strong>Figure 1: The Mail In Database and Resources view from the Domino Directory</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar00.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar00.png" alt="Figure 1: The Mail In Database and Resources view from the Domino Directory" width="435px" height="339px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 2: The Mail In Database document with all fields completed</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar02.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar02.png" alt="Figure 2: The Mail In Database document with all fields completed" width="590px" height="225px"></a>  <br /> <br />The key fields in the Mail In Database document are the Name, whether it has an internet address assigned, and then the Domino mail routing information that will enable the database to receive Email/C&amp;S notices. <br /> <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=10% style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>FIELD</strong> <td width=16% style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>EXAMPLE</strong> <td width=72% style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>DESCRIPTION</strong> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Mail-in Name <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">The Group Calenda/yourorganisation <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Description <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">(Optional) Why this record exists <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Internet Address <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">[email protected] <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Required if you want to send or receive C&amp;S information with users outside of your corganisation  <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Internet Message Storage <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">No Preference <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Determines if message conversion will be done by the server <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Encrypt Incoming Mail <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">No <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">No recommended in this instance <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Mail Server Settings</strong> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Domain <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">YourDomain <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">The Notes Domain within which this database resides <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Server <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">yourserver/yourorganisation <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">The "Home" mail server which will be used to host this database <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">File name: <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">mail\thefilename.nsf <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">The actual Database File Name</table> <br /> <br />Once you have completed the fields in the Mail In Database document, Save and Close the record. <br /> <br /><strong>2. Create the Database:</strong> <br /> <br />Now it's time to create the database itself. <br /> <ul> <li>On your Keyboard, <strong>&#91;Ctrl&#93;+&#91;N&#93;</strong>, or from the menu in IBM Notes or IBM Domino Adminstrator <strong>&#91;File&#93; -> &#91;Application&#93; -> &#91;New&#93;</strong>, </li><li>Complete the Database choices in the New Database dialog box, </li><li>Choose OK</li></ul> <br /><strong>Figure 3: The New Application dialog, with all options completed</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar04.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar04.png" alt="Figure 3: The New Application dialog, with all fields completed" width="590px" height="614px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=10% style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Option</strong> <td width=16% style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>EXAMPLE</strong> <td width=72% style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>DESCRIPTION</strong> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Server <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Your server/yourorganisation <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">This should match the Server used in step 1 <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Title <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">The Group Calendar <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">This is the descriptive name for this shared calendar, it will be visible to anyone browsing applications on the server, and in Domino features such as the "Application Catalog" <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">File Name <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">mail\thefilename.nsf <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">The actual location of the database on the (Server), Note: This should match the location specified in the Mail In Database record created earlier <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Template server <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">can be LOCAL or SERVER <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Both the local Notes software and the Domino server host the "Mail" template <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Template <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">Mail (R9) <td style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#000000;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;">The Mail Template will be used for this database since it contains all the required C&amp;S Functionality</table> <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>3. Change the "Owner" of the Database in the Profile:</strong> <br /> <br />Upon opening the Database for the first time, the creator will be prompted to change the "owner" value in the "Mail File Preferences" <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 4: Prompt to change the owner</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar05.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar05.png" alt="Figure 4: Prompt to change the owner" width="397px" height="153px"></a>  <br /> <br />To complete this step: <br /> <ul> <li>From the Database "Action Bar", choose <strong>&#91;More&#93; -> &#91;Preferences&#93;</strong>, </li><li>Next to the "Owner" field choose <strong>&#91;Change&#93;</strong>, </li><li>Choose <strong>&#91;Yes&#93;</strong> to confirm the Owner Name Change, </li><li>Browse through your Domino Directory to locate the Mail In Database name created at Step.1. </li><li>Choose <strong>&#91;OK&#93;</strong> to confirm the Name, </li><li>Choose <strong>&#91;OK&#93;</strong> to modify the Mail File Preferences</li></ul> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 5: Accessing the Database Preferences</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar06.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar06.png" alt="Figure 5: Accessing the Database Preferences" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 6: Changing the Owner</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar07.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar07.png" alt="Figure 6: Changing the Owner" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 7: Confirm - "Owner Name Change'</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar08.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar08.png" alt="Figure 7: Confirm - 'Owner Name Change'" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 8: Select the 'Mail In Database' created earlier at step 1 as the new owner</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar09.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar09.png" alt="Figure 8: Select the 'Mail In Database' created earlier at step 1 as the new owner" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>4. Change the "Launch" option for the Database:</strong> <br /> <br />This one is pretty simple. You've created the database for the purpose of Shared Calandering, right? So it only makes sense that when the database is opened (whether from a Notes open dialog, or by accessing it using one of the many Notes calendar features available) that the Database should open automatically to the Calendar view, rather than the Mail view. <br /> <br />The process for changing the database to open to the Calendar, rather than the Mail view is really simple: <br /> <ul> <li>Access the Database Properties, <strong>&#91;File&#93; -> &#91;Application&#93; -> &#91;Properties&#93;</strong> ( or <strong>&#91;Alt&#93;+&#91;Enter&#93;</strong> on your Keyboard), </li><li>Switch to the "<strong>Launch</strong>" Tab, </li><li>Change the Notes Launch options from "MailFS" (the default) to "CalendarFS" </li><li>Close the Database Properties dialog </li><li>Close the Database</li></ul> <br />When re-opened, the database should now open directly into the "Calendar" view, as shown in <strong>Figure 11</strong>. <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 9: Accessing the Database Properties</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar10.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar10.png" alt="Figure 9: Accessing the Database Properties" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 10: Changing the 'Launch' option from Mail (MailFS) to Calendar (CalendarFS)</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar11.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar11.png" alt="Figure 10: Changing the 'Launch' option from Mail (MailFS) to Calendar (CalendarFS)" width="432px" height="373px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 11: The newly configured Shared Calendar database, opening directly to the Calendar View</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar12.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar12.png" alt="Figure 11: The newly configured Shared Calendar database, opening directly to the Calendar View" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>5. Add users through the Calendar Profile "Access and Delegation" who will be able to Read/Edit the Calendar Content:</strong> <br /> <br />Finally, managing access to the new shared calendar is pretty straight forward, and can be done without modifying the Database Access Control List (ACL), simply by changing the delegation options within the Database Profile to include the users or groups who will have the ability to Manage the calendar content, or to simply Read the content of the shared Calendar. <br /> <br />To Add or Remove people from the Calendar's "Access and Delegation" list, follow these steps: <br /> <ul> <li>From the Database "Action Bar", choose <strong>&#91;More&#93; -> &#91;Preferences&#93;</strong> &nbsp;(see Figure 5: Accessing the Database Preferences, above), </li><li>Go to the Access and Delegation Tab of the Database Preferences, </li><li>Next to "Delegate access to these people or groups:", Choose the <strong>&#91;Add...&#93;</strong> button </li><li>In the "Add People/Groups" dialog, Choose an Individual or group who you are assigning access, choose whether they will be able to create/manage or only read the Calendar, </li><li>Choose Ok </li><li>Choose Ok to close the Calendar Preferences</li></ul> <br /><strong>Figure 12: The Database 'Access and Delegation' dialog</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar13.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar13.png" alt="Figure 12: The Database 'Access and Delegation' dialog" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 13: Adding a User or Group to the Calendar access profile</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar14.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBMNotes_GroupCalendar14.png" alt="Figure 13: Adding a User or Group to the Calendar access profile" width="590px" height="334px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />And that's IT! <br /> <br />You now have a Database configured as a shared calendar, which can be accessed by anyone who is added to the Calendar Delegation Profile, and which can send an receive Calendar Invitations and Notices with full IBM Notes C&amp;S functionality. <br /> <br />In the next blog, I'll show you how to set up this calendar as an overlay in your own Notes client, and how you can then access the shared calendar when on a mobile device with IBM Traveler/Verse mobile. <br /> <br />Enjoy!! <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  105. <title>Those wonderful serendipitous moments</title>
  106. <pubDate>Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:58:11 +0800</pubDate>
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  109. Tonight, as I settled down to my evening of collating all things "work" for the day, I experienced one of those wonderful moments that a traveller rarely gets to experience, but will resonate as a "moment" for one's entire life. <br /> <br />While working, I picked up on the "twang" of the accent emanating from the couple at the table beside me ... it was familiar, and yet, a world away. <br /> <br />After listening to their banter for an enjoyable few minutes, I interjected; "excuse me, are you folks from Cheshire?" <br /> <br />Cheshire is a county in England, and has a distinctive accent that is typical of most regions (or even villages) throughout the British Isles ... <br /> <br />Apparently, not only were the couple from the county that my wife had grown up in, they were from the village that she prefers to call home! <br /> <br />Interesting, because "Trav" and "Jan" were originally from England, but now live in the Caribbean (an entirely different conversation there Francie!) and spend their lives drifting from one exotic dive location to the next. <br /> <br />For the next few hours, we gleefully engaged in stories of our favourite places back in bonny ol' England, the "Bears Paw", the "Helter Skelter" and the "Devonshire Bakery" located on the high street. <br /> <br />It was truly a wonderful evening, where travellers shared tips, locations and "must-do's". <br /> <br />Quite simply, it reminded me that the world is, indeed, such a small place <br /> <br />I hope you enjoy many moments like the one I shared with our "drifters" tonight. The world truly is an amazing place, full of wonderful people. And if one removes the blinkers for just a single moment, it becomes even better. <br /> <br />Why does this matter? because in just a few short weeks, I will be catching up with friends and colleagues from around the world, whom all share similar interests and the experiences that I do. The important thing is to recognise that we, in our own little bubble, are ...
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  113. <category>life</category>
  114. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  117. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Tonight, as I settled down to my evening of collating all things "work" for the day, I experienced one of those wonderful moments that a traveller rarely gets to experience, but will resonate as a "moment" for one's entire life. <br /> <br />While working, I picked up on the "twang" of the accent emanating from the couple at the table beside me ... it was familiar, and yet, a world away. <br /> <br />After listening to their banter for an enjoyable few minutes, I interjected; "excuse me, are you folks from Cheshire?" <br /> <br />Cheshire is a county in England, and has a distinctive accent that is typical of most regions (or even villages) throughout the British Isles ... <br /> <br />Apparently, not only were the couple from the county that my wife had grown up in, they were from the village that she prefers to call home! <br /> <br />Interesting, because "Trav" and "Jan" were originally from England, but now live in the Caribbean (an entirely different conversation there Francie!) and spend their lives drifting from one exotic dive location to the next.  <br /> <br />For the next few hours, we gleefully engaged in stories of our favourite places back in bonny ol' England, the "Bears Paw", the "Helter Skelter" and the "Devonshire Bakery" located on the high street. <br /> <br />It was truly a wonderful evening, where travellers shared tips, locations and "must-do's". <br /> <br />Quite simply, it reminded me that the world is, indeed, such a small place <br /> <br />I hope you enjoy many moments like the one I shared with our "drifters" tonight. The world truly is an amazing place, full of wonderful people. And if one removes the blinkers for just a single moment, it becomes even better. <br /> <br />Why does this matter? because in just a few short weeks, I will be catching up with friends and colleagues from around the world, whom all share similar interests and the experiences that I do. The important thing is to recognise that we, in our own little bubble, are not the only one's who want to change the planet. <br /> <br />I cant wait to see you in January at IBM Connect! <br /> <br />It is, after all, less than 40 days away! <a href=http://itsalmo.st/#LS16>http://itsalmo.st/#LS16</a>  ]]></content:encoded>
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  122. <title>IBM Connect 2016 - Special Event Confirmation</title>
  123. <pubDate>Mon, 19 Oct 2015 17:04:38 +0800</pubDate>
  124. <description>
  125. <![CDATA[
  126. Overnight the Special Event location for IBM Connect 2016 was announced ... and <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">YES!</span></strong> It's at one of my favourite locations: <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <div align=center><strong>Universal Orlando® Special Event</strong></div> <br /> <br />Get ready for one of the most incredible parties IBM Connect has ever thrown&#8212;an unforgettable celebration at Universal&#8217;s Islands of Adventure® theme park. We&#8217;ve reserved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter&#8482; - Hogsmeade&#8482; just for you! <br />Enjoy unlimited access to incredible rides and attractions including the Dragon Challenge&#8482; coasters and the groundbreaking Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey&#8482;. It&#8217;s an evening of thrills and excitement&#8212;and it&#8217;s all yours! <br />Admittance is included with your purchase of a full conference pass. Guest tickets will be available for registered attendees to purchase at the conference registration desk. <br /> <br />HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © &amp; &#8482; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s15) <br />Universal elements and all related indicia TM &amp; © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. <br /> <br /> <br />Link to the announcement (including pricing for additional guests) <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/specialevent/">HERE</a>: <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/specialevent/">http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/specialevent/</a> <br /> <br /> <br />For those of you who love rides, the Dragon rollercoasters are two of the best I've ever been on, and the Harry Potter 3D ride is just amazing. Looking forward to visiting again :-D <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ...
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  128. </description>
  129. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/ibm-connect-2016-special-event-confirmation</link>
  130. <category>connect</category>
  131. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  132. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/ibm-connect-2016-special-event-confirmation?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  134. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Overnight the Special Event location for IBM Connect 2016 was announced ... and <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">YES!</span></strong> It's at one of my favourite locations: <br /> <br /><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/universal-full-bleed-HarryPotter.jpg" alt="Figure 1: Harry Potter" height="496px" width="600px"> <br /> <br /> <div align=center><strong>Universal Orlando®&nbsp;Special Event</strong></div> <br /> <br />Get ready for one of the most incredible parties IBM Connect has ever thrown&#8212;an unforgettable celebration at Universal&#8217;s Islands of Adventure®&nbsp;theme park. We&#8217;ve reserved The Wizarding World of Harry Potter&#8482; - Hogsmeade&#8482; just for you! <br />Enjoy unlimited access to incredible rides and attractions including the Dragon Challenge&#8482; coasters and the groundbreaking Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey&#8482;. It&#8217;s an evening of thrills and excitement&#8212;and it&#8217;s all yours! <br />Admittance is included with your purchase of a full conference pass. Guest tickets will be available for registered attendees to purchase at the conference registration desk. <br /> <br />HARRY POTTER characters, names and related indicia are © &amp; &#8482; Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s15) <br />Universal elements and all related indicia TM &amp; © 2015 Universal Studios. All rights reserved. <br /> <br /> <br />Link to the announcement (including pricing for additional guests) <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/specialevent/">HERE</a>: <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/specialevent/">http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/specialevent/</a>  <br /> <br /> <br />For those of you who love rides, the Dragon rollercoasters are two of the best I've ever been on, and the Harry Potter 3D ride is just amazing. &nbsp;Looking forward to visiting again :-D <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  139. <title>IBM Connect 2016 - Summary Conference Agenda Published - where is the &quot;Special Event&quot;</title>
  140. <pubDate>Tue, 18 Aug 2015 17:01:54 +0700</pubDate>
  141. <description>
  142. <![CDATA[
  143. <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/connect2016_leadspace_sml.jpg" border="0"></a> <br /> <br /> Folks have been a little busy over on the IBM Connect 2016 web-site, you may have noticed that the summary agenda has been published. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/">http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/</a> <br /> <br /> I'm very happy about the re-introduction of a highlight of the conference from years past on the second-last night, the "<strong>Special Event</strong>". Although it has yet to be officially announced, there is sure to be plenty of speculation about the location of that event. More details will be announced soon, but I'm really looking forward to it! <br /> <br /> See you in Orlando! ...
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  145. </description>
  146. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/ibm-connect-2016-summary-conference-agenda-published</link>
  147. <category>IBMConnect</category>
  148. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  149. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/ibm-connect-2016-summary-conference-agenda-published?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  151. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/connect2016_leadspace_sml.jpg" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/connect2016_leadspace_sml.jpg" alt="Figure 1: IBM Connect 2016 background"></a> <br /> <br /> Folks have been a little busy over on the IBM Connect 2016 web-site, you may have noticed that the summary agenda has been published. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/">http://www-01.ibm.com/software/collaboration/events/connect/agenda/</a> <br /> <br /> I'm very happy about the re-introduction of a highlight of the conference from years past on the second-last night, the "<strong>Special Event</strong>". Although it has yet to be officially announced, there is sure to be plenty of speculation about the location of that event. More details will be announced soon, but I'm really looking forward to it! <br /> <br /> See you in Orlando!   ]]></content:encoded>
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  156. <title>What&#8217;s your great idea? Why not share it at Lotusph ... Connect ... ConnectED ... IBM Connect 2016</title>
  157. <pubDate>Tue, 11 Aug 2015 16:43:45 +0800</pubDate>
  158. <description>
  159. <![CDATA[
  160. <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBM-Connect-20161-570x255.jpg" border="0"></a> <br /> <br /> Every year in late January, for over 20 years, something amazing has happened in Orlando, Florida, USA. It's been the annual gathering of the Lotusphere, Connect, ConnectEd community coming together from all over the world to share their ideas, experiences, expertise and best practices. And yes, a <strong>whole</strong> lotta FUN! <br /> <br /> Earlier today, calls for abstracts for IBM Connect 2016 opened, in summary: <br /> <strong><br /> IBM Connect 2016 Call for Speakers!</strong> <br /> <strong><br /> Tell us your story.</strong> <br /> <br /> Are you ahead of your peers in reimagining how you work? Are you responding rapidly to customer needs in creative, meaningful ways? Are you spending less time behind the scenes and more time out front, leading your future? We want to hear about it. <br /> Now is your chance to be a speaker at Connect 2016, the premier global conference for social business and the digital experience. Attendees will gain practical advice and strategic insights based on proven best practices. <br /> We invite you to submit your proposal in one or more of the following topics: <ul> <li>Digital Experience </li><li>Email </li><li>Meetings and Chat </li><li>Social Collaboration </li><li>Social Content</li></ul><br /> <br /> You may have noticed the lack of "Tracks" at present. The content team is working hard to ensure that the sessions will be targeted, and grouped together according to the interests of the attendees. More to come soon! <br /> <br /> In the meantime, there is a clear timeline this year and an earlier call for abstracts, which means that the agenda that so many find important in justifying their attendance will be available earlier than in previous years. <br /> <strong><br /> Timeline for submissions</strong> <ul> <li>Call for Speakers Closes: September 4, 2015 </li><li>Speakers Notified: Mid-October 201 ...
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  162. </description>
  163. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/whats-your-great-idea-why-not-share-it-at-lotusph-...-connect-...-connected-...-ibm-connect-2016</link>
  164. <category>IBMConnect</category>
  165. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  166. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/whats-your-great-idea-why-not-share-it-at-lotusph-...-connect-...-connected-...-ibm-connect-2016?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  168. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBM-Connect-20161-570x255.jpg" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBM-Connect-20161-570x255.jpg" alt="Figure 1: IBM Connect 2016 Banner" height="255px" width="570px"></a> <br /> <br /> Every year in late January, for over 20 years, something amazing has happened in Orlando, Florida, USA. &nbsp;It's been the annual gathering of the Lotusphere, Connect, ConnectEd community coming together from all over the world to share their ideas, experiences, expertise and best practices. And yes, a <strong>whole</strong> lotta FUN! <br /> <br /> Earlier today, calls for abstracts for IBM Connect 2016 opened, in summary: <br /> <strong><br /> IBM Connect 2016 Call for Speakers!</strong> <br /> <strong><br /> Tell us your story.</strong> <br /> <br /> Are you ahead of your peers in reimagining how you work? Are you responding rapidly to customer needs in creative, meaningful ways? Are you spending less time behind the scenes and more time out front, leading your future? We want to hear about it. <br /> Now is your chance to be a speaker at Connect 2016, the premier global conference for social business and the digital experience. Attendees will gain practical advice and strategic insights based on proven best practices. <br /> We invite you to submit your proposal in one or more of the following topics:  <ul> <li>Digital Experience  </li><li>Email  </li><li>Meetings and Chat  </li><li>Social Collaboration  </li><li>Social Content</li></ul><br /> <br /> You may have noticed the lack of "Tracks" at present. The content team is working hard to ensure that the sessions will be targeted, and grouped together according to the interests of the attendees. &nbsp;More to come soon! <br /> <br /> In the meantime, there is a clear timeline this year and an earlier call for abstracts, which means that the agenda that so many find important in justifying their attendance will be available earlier than in previous years. <br /> <strong><br /> Timeline for submissions</strong>  <ul> <li>Call for Speakers Closes: September 4, 2015  </li><li>Speakers Notified: Mid-October 2015  </li><li>Presentations Due: December 21, 2015</li></ul><br /> So go ahead, jump in, submit that idea, <a href="https://www-950.ibm.com/events/tools/connect/2016ems/"><span style="text-decoration:underline">HERE</span></a> and I'll see you in Orlando (albeit at a new venue) in just a few months time :-)   ]]></content:encoded>
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  173. <title>Looking for free training materials, guides and labs?</title>
  174. <pubDate>Tue, 28 Jul 2015 16:02:40 +0700</pubDate>
  175. <description>
  176. <![CDATA[
  177. <br /> <br />I get asked a lot about free training resources for the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio. Over on IBM's Greenhouse demonstration site there is a fantastic collection of resources for Users, Administrators and Developers that you can download for free ... yes ... <strong>FREE!</strong> <br /> <br />If you already have a Greenhouse account, all you need to do is sign in. If you don't already have an account, there's a simple sign-up process and then you get access to the entire site, where you can trial all of IBM's Collaboration Solutions (iNotes, Connections, Sametime, Traveler) free of charge. <br /> <br /><em>Here's a snippet from the site:</em> <br /> <br /><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">Education - Available Workshops</span></strong> <p> <ul> <li>Here's an <a href="http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/rss.action?sel_topic=LOTUS&amp;sel_format=SELFPACED" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">RSS feed</span></a> for all of the IBM Collaboration Solutions online self-paced workshops. </li><li>Looking to enroll in a self-paced workshop? Visit the <strong><em>Enroll</em></strong> link for the workshop. </li><li>Looking for workshop materials? Visit the <strong><em>Materials</em></strong> link for the workshop. </li><li>Looking for workshop support? Visit the <strong><em>Support</em></strong> link at the bottom of this page.</li></ul> <strong>Note:</strong> You should <em>Follow</em> the folders listed below so that you receive updates if the files are updated or new ones are added! <p> <table width=798 style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=190 bgcolor=#add8e6 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong> Category</strong> <td width=445 bgcolor=#add8e6 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong> Title</strong> <td width=85 bgcolor=#a ...
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  180. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/looking-for-free-training-materials-guides-and-labs</link>
  181. <category>Connections</category>
  182. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  183. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/looking-for-free-training-materials-guides-and-labs?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  185. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/book-shelf-desk_1.jpg" alt="Figure 1: a Book" height="198px" width="529px"> <br /> <br />I get asked a lot about free training resources for the IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio. Over on IBM's Greenhouse demonstration site there is a fantastic collection of resources for Users, Administrators and Developers that you can download for free ... yes ... <strong>FREE!</strong> <br /> <br />If you already have a Greenhouse account, all you need to do is sign in. If you don't already have an account, there's a simple sign-up process and then you get access to the entire site, where you can trial all of IBM's Collaboration Solutions (iNotes, Connections, Sametime, Traveler) free of charge. <br /> <br /><em>Here's a snippet from the site:</em> <br /> <br /><strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">Education - Available Workshops</span></strong> <p>&nbsp; <ul> <li>Here's an <a href="http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/rss.action?sel_topic=LOTUS&amp;sel_format=SELFPACED" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">RSS&nbsp;feed</span></a> for all of the IBM Collaboration Solutions online self-paced workshops. </li><li>Looking to enroll in a self-paced workshop? Visit the <strong><em>Enroll</em></strong> link for the workshop. </li><li>Looking for workshop materials?&nbsp; Visit the <strong><em>Materials</em></strong> link for the workshop. </li><li>Looking for workshop support?&nbsp; Visit the <strong><em>Support</em></strong> link at the bottom of this page.</li></ul>&nbsp;<strong>Note:</strong>&nbsp; You should <em>Follow</em> the folders listed below so that you receive updates if the files are updated or new ones are added! <p> <table width=798 style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=190 bgcolor=#add8e6 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>&nbsp;Category</strong> <td width=445 bgcolor=#add8e6 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>&nbsp;Title</strong> <td width=85 bgcolor=#add8e6 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><strong>&nbsp;Self-Paced</strong></div> <td width=68 bgcolor=#add8e6 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><strong>&nbsp;Content</strong></div> <tr height=8> <td width=190 rowspan=2 valign=top style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Application Development</strong> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;<a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#%21/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/IBM%20Connection%E2%80%8Bs%20Cloud%20Applicatio%E2%80%8Bn%20Developmen%E2%80%8Bt%20-%20Q42014"><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM Connections Cloud Application Development (Q4 2014)</span></a> <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center>N/A</div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app#/folder/2c9b2693-ad43-4f68-8ff4-3f47c3bd62d2" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;<a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#%21/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/Social%20Business%20Application%20Development"><span style="text-decoration:underline">Social Business Application Development (2014)</span></a> <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center>N/A</div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app#/folder/a01b1305-1fde-4116-9507-8c556467b908" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=190 rowspan=3 valign=top style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Digital Experience</strong><br /> <br /> &nbsp; <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;IBM Forms V8 &amp; IBM Forms Experience Builder <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center>N/A</div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app/folder/6f7e0537-2a8a-48e2-8899-4cf722a08805/" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;IBM Web Content Manager 8.5 <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center>N/A</div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app#/folder/374491ea-48d2-4a52-83d0-d85144cf494d" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;<a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#%21/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/IBM%20WebSphere%20Portal%208.5%20-%20Digital%20Experience%20platform"><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM&nbsp;WebSphere&nbsp;Portal&nbsp;V8.5:&nbsp;Digital&nbsp;Experience&nbsp;platform</span></a> <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/detail.action?meid=18881&amp;ieid=11816&amp;from=find" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Enroll</span></a></div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app#/folder/d857a35e-7a19-46dc-999d-b2fade625ae7" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=190 rowspan=2 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Social Collaboration</strong> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;<a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#%21/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/IBM%20Connections%205.0"><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM Connections 5.0</span></a> <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/detail.action?meid=18323&amp;ieid=13903&amp;from=find" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Enroll</span></a></div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app#/folder/a320efad-e403-4e1a-8146-43c48270c2bc" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;<a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#%21/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/IBM%20Connections%205.0%20Customization"><span style="text-decoration:underline">IBM Connections 5.0 Customization</span></a> <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="http://www-304.ibm.com/events/idr/idrevents/detail.action?meid=18323&amp;ieid=13903&amp;from=find" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Enroll</span></a></div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app#/folder/acdc5982-b399-4897-9c1e-b5589cfc6d58" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=190 valign=top style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Social Communication</strong><br /> &nbsp; <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;IBM Sametime 9: Communications for the Social Business <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center>N/A</div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app/folder/fd98095e-e5bb-4df6-804d-225166a8ad17/" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=190 rowspan=2 valign=top style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Social Mail</strong> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center>N/A</div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app/folder/b7ec5ad2-2828-4daa-8bd9-c8f592def47d/" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div> <tr height=8> <td width=445 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;IBM XPages 9.0 <td width=85 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center>N/A</div> <td width=68 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <div align=center><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/files/app/folder/3f807275-0cc5-482e-802b-8f6a6692e7b0/" target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">Materials</span></a></div></table> <p> <p>&nbsp;So, as you can see, there's a great collection of resources available. And did I mention it's <strong>FREE</strong>! <br /> <br /><a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#!/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/Available%20Workshops">LINK HERE</a> (<a href="https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#!/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/Available%20Workshops">https://greenhouse.lotus.com/wikis/home?lang=en-us#!/wiki/Wb180e2074fa8_4f84_aa3b_ee006786065a/page/Available%20Workshops</a>) <br /> <p>Enjoy!  ]]></content:encoded>
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  190. <title>The Alternate Reality, Episode 7: Our 5 year Mission</title>
  191. <pubDate>Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:42:39 +0800</pubDate>
  192. <description>
  193. <![CDATA[
  194. The past couple of days have seen a little milestone pass: 5 years working with the "<a href="http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/26072010201920MNEE56.htm?opendocument" title="26072010201920MNEE56.htm" target="_blank"/>Alternate Reality</a>" that I first wrote about back in 2010. <br /> <strong><br /> FIGURE 1: My Desktop Today</strong> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/20150727_Linux_Notes_5_Years.png" border="0"></a> <br /> <br /> This started as an experiment to determine whether it was truly possible to move completely away from the "Standard" Microsoft Operating System and Document Editors used by so many in corporate life. For me, the whole experience has been liberating, enlightening, and extremely fun. <br /> <br /> Liberating, from the point of view that I've been able to experience a whole range of applications that don't require Windows as their operating system. Need some software? Open the Software Centre, do a search for your requirements, click, and there it is. <br /> <br /> Initially I was sceptical about the possible quality of the software available from the open-source community. What I have learned is that not only are open source solutions for many applications comparable in capabilities to their commercial counterparts, the quality of the applications, the level of functionality, and most importantly their stability is something that no longer surprises me. <br /> <br /> Enlightening. Most certainly. When I began, my experience with Linux extended to basic server installations capable of supporting a Domino server infrastructure. Working with Linux as my personal platform - along with a personal tendency to "pull things apart" to see how they work - has dramatically increased my understanding, knowledge of and respect for Linux as a platform. I no longer have any hesitation recommending it to customers as a server platform for their Applications, nor as a true alternative on the desktop. Cust ...
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  196. </description>
  197. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/alternate-reality-episode-7</link>
  198. <category>Linux</category>
  199. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  200. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/alternate-reality-episode-7?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  202. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ The past couple of days have seen a little milestone pass: 5 years working with the "<a href="http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/26072010201920MNEE56.htm?opendocument" title="26072010201920MNEE56.htm" target="_blank"/>Alternate Reality</a>" that I first wrote about back in 2010. <br /> <strong><br /> FIGURE 1: My Desktop Today</strong> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/20150727_Linux_Notes_5_Years.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/20150727_Linux_Notes_5_Years.png" alt="Figure 1: The Alternate Reality - 5 Years on" height="309px" width="550px"></a> <br /> <br /> This started as an experiment to determine whether it was truly possible to move completely away from the "Standard" Microsoft Operating System and Document Editors used by so many in corporate life. &nbsp;For me, the whole experience has been liberating, enlightening, and extremely fun. <br /> <br /> Liberating, from the point of view that I've been able to experience a whole range of applications that don't require Windows as their operating system. &nbsp;Need some software? Open the Software Centre, do a search for your requirements, click, and there it is. <br /> <br /> Initially I was sceptical about the possible quality of the software available from the open-source community. &nbsp;What I have learned is that not only are open source solutions for many applications comparable in capabilities to their commercial counterparts, the quality of the applications, the level of functionality, and most importantly their stability is something that no longer surprises me. <br /> <br /> Enlightening. Most certainly. When I began, my experience with Linux extended to basic server installations capable of supporting a Domino server infrastructure. Working with Linux as my personal platform - along with a personal tendency to "pull things apart" to see how they work - has dramatically increased my understanding, knowledge of and respect for Linux as a platform. &nbsp;I no longer have any hesitation recommending it to customers as a server platform for their Applications, nor as a true alternative on the desktop. &nbsp;Customers in this region are extremely cost-sensitive, and I now know a few of them who are rolling out Linux on desktop to take better advantage of lower-speced hardware and to reduce their licensing costs. <br /> <br /> Fun! How can an operating system be fun? Those who work on Mac know how useful multiple workspaces are for organising and switching focus between applications. The ability to completely customise the interface beyond just a visual theme that changes colours and icon sizes is awesome. Want a Mac-style launcher, just go to the Software Centre. Want window icons to do different things, or be in a different location, just change a preference. Want multiple locations visible in your file manager, just press F3. The flexibility to have an interface do what you want, and the ability to modify the way almost everything works to fulfil your own personal preferences is just wonderful. <br /> <br /> Of course, things aren't always perfect. I do find myself messing about with printer settings to get them to work properly, and there are sometimes issues with external monitors, and while those issues aren't limited to just Linux it can be frustrating when things don't "just work". Overall though, each new version of Ubuntu for the past couple of years has addressed hardware compatibility issues to the point that the instances where something doesn't work is extremely rare. When I first started with Ubuntu 10.04 I was constantly hacking configuration files to get things running properly. The past couple of versions I find myself rarely having to do that. <br /> <br /> Thankfully the single application that I use the most <strong>does</strong> "just work" on Linux, as you can see from figure 1, IBM Notes on a Linux desktop with Connections Files, Updates and Activities, Sametime Chat, Meetings and Unified Telephony works just perfectly. <br /> <br /> And that's why I started "testing" an alternate reality 5 years ago ... and I haven't looked back.   ]]></content:encoded>
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  207. <title>Thank you Iris, Lotus and IBM ... 20 Years ...</title>
  208. <pubDate>Fri, 3 Jul 2015 20:45:07 +0800</pubDate>
  209. <description>
  210. <![CDATA[
  211. That first moment - back in 1992, when I imported my first 1-2-3 spreadsheet into a Notes database and created a form and some views - I knew I was working with something special. <br /> <br /> As I mentioned a couple of <a href="http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/thank-you-iris-lotus-ibm" title="thank-you-iris-lotus-ibm" target="_blank"/>years ago</a>, my journey with IBM software - and in particular Lotus Notes - has been one for me that has been both personally and professionally fulfilling. <br /> <br /> This year is particularly poignant. Today, I celebrate 20 years as an IT professional. <br /> <br /> 20 years ago today - as a young guy with a passion for IT - I started my own business. And the first cash I earned was consulting for (what was then) Lotus Notes. <br /> <br /> The past 2 years have seen that early enthusiasm for IBM/Lotus software evolve. Yes, July has become significant for me from an IBM perspective as: <ul> <li>July 1995 is the month IBM bought Lotus, and </li><li>July 2013 is the month I officially became an IBMer.</li></ul><br /> So 20 years ago Lotus became part of IBM, and 2 years ago, so did I ;-) <br /> <br /> There now are too many places, too many faces, too many events and too many fantastic memories during that 20 year journey for me to single out specific names and moments. <br /> <br /> You know who you are. You know what we did and what it meant. And I thank you for the great time we had together. <br /> <br /> Thank you Iris/Lotus/IBM ... and YOU! Here's to another 20 years! <br /> <br /> (hug) <br /> ...
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  213. </description>
  214. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/thank-you-iris-lotus-and-ibm-20-years</link>
  215. <category>Personal</category>
  216. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  219. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ That first moment - back in 1992, when I imported my first 1-2-3 spreadsheet into a Notes database and created a form and some views - I knew I was working with something special. <br /> <br /> As I mentioned a couple of <a href="http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/thank-you-iris-lotus-ibm" title="thank-you-iris-lotus-ibm" target="_blank"/>years ago</a>, my journey with IBM software - and in particular Lotus Notes - has been one for me that has been both personally and professionally fulfilling. <br /> <br /> This year is particularly poignant. Today, I celebrate 20 years as an IT professional. <br /> <br /> 20 years ago today - as a young guy with a passion for IT - I started my own business. And the first cash I earned was consulting for (what was then) Lotus Notes. <br /> <br /> The past 2 years have seen that early enthusiasm for IBM/Lotus software evolve. &nbsp;Yes, July has become significant for me from an IBM perspective as:  <ul> <li>July 1995 is the month IBM bought Lotus, and  </li><li>July 2013 is the month I officially became an IBMer.</li></ul><br /> So 20 years ago Lotus became part of IBM, and 2 years ago, so did I ;-) <br /> <br /> There now are too many places, too many faces, too many events and too many fantastic memories during that 20 year journey for me to single out specific names and moments. <br /> <br /> You know who you are. You know what we did and what it meant. And I thank you for the great time we had together. <br /> <br /> Thank you Iris/Lotus/IBM ... and YOU! Here's to another 20 years! <br /> <br /> (hug) <br />   ]]></content:encoded>
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  224. <title>Inform 2015 (brought to you by AusLUG) - what I&#8217;m looking forward to</title>
  225. <pubDate>Tue, 9 Jun 2015 10:44:19 +0800</pubDate>
  226. <description>
  227. <![CDATA[
  228. <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/AusLUGOGS2012.jpg" border="0"></a> <br /> <br />In case you've missed all the <a href=https://twitter.com/auslug>announcements</a>, this week is <a href=http://www.auslug.org/>INFORM2015</a> (brought to you by the wonderful people at <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/contact.xsp>AusLUG</a>). <br /> <br />As with past events, I'm really looking forward to 2 days packed full of fantastic <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/agendas.xsp>sessions</a> conducted by <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/speakers.xsp>speakers</a> from around the globe. High on my list of must-not-miss sessions is the keynote on Thursday morning to be delivered by two <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">legends</span></strong> of the IBM ESS (nee: ICS, nee:Lotus) community in <a href=https://www.linkedin.com/in/edbrill>Ed Brill</a> (Vice President, Social Business Cloud Services, IBM Office of the CIO, responsible for driving IBM's social business transformation) and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jack-welch/4/340/8a8">Jack Welch</a> (IBM's Global Director, Social Collaboration Sales, which includes IBM Notes &amp; Domino and the SmartCloud for Social Business suite of solutions). I'm really looking forward to hearing how IBM is transforming it's business through the use of (it's OWN) technology, and the future direction for IBM's Collaboration Suite of applications. <br /> <br />I've been lucky enough to have two sessions accepted for this event, #AdminBlast: where I'm going to share as many Administrator tips in the allotted time as I possibly can (many thanks to <a href=https://uk.linkedin.com/in/pmooneynet>Paul Mooney</a> and <a href=https://uk.linkedin.com/in/gabturtle>Gabriella Davis</a> for graciously allowing me to use some of their content!), and #UserBLAST: Yes, my favourite topic - sharing the love for all the good stuff that users can do with IBM's collaboration s ...
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  230. </description>
  231. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/inform-2015-brought-to-you-by-auslug-what-im-looking-forward-to</link>
  232. <category>AusLUG</category>
  233. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  236. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/AusLUGOGS2012.jpg" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/AusLUGOGS2012.jpg" alt="Figure 1: AusLUG keynote from 2012 featuring Ed Brill"></a>  <br /> <br />In case you've missed all the <a href=https://twitter.com/auslug>announcements</a>, this week is <a href=http://www.auslug.org/>INFORM2015</a> (brought to you by the wonderful people at <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/contact.xsp>AusLUG</a>). <br /> <br />As with past events, I'm really looking forward to 2 days packed full of fantastic <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/agendas.xsp>sessions</a> conducted by <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/speakers.xsp>speakers</a> from around the globe. High on my list of must-not-miss sessions is the keynote on Thursday morning to be delivered by two <strong><span style="text-decoration:underline">legends</span></strong> of the IBM ESS (nee: ICS, nee:Lotus) community in <a href=https://www.linkedin.com/in/edbrill>Ed Brill</a> (Vice President, Social Business Cloud Services, IBM Office of the CIO, responsible for driving IBM's social business transformation) and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/pub/jack-welch/4/340/8a8">Jack Welch</a> (IBM's Global Director, Social Collaboration Sales, which includes IBM Notes &amp; Domino and the SmartCloud for Social Business suite of solutions). &nbsp;I'm really looking forward to hearing how IBM is transforming it's business through the use of (it's OWN) technology, and the future direction for IBM's Collaboration Suite of applications. <br /> <br />I've been lucky enough to have two sessions accepted for this event, #AdminBlast: where I'm going to share as many Administrator tips in the allotted time as I possibly can (many thanks to <a href=https://uk.linkedin.com/in/pmooneynet>Paul Mooney</a> and <a href=https://uk.linkedin.com/in/gabturtle>Gabriella Davis</a> for graciously allowing me to use some of their content!), and #UserBLAST: Yes, my favourite topic - sharing the love for all the good stuff that users can do with IBM's collaboration solutions portfolio. <br /> <br />You can download the entire INFORM agenda <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/agenda.ics>HERE</a>: <a href=http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/agenda.ics>http://www.auslug.org/webs/auslug2015.nsf/agenda.ics</a> <br /> <br />Of course, the other major highlight of this event includes the networking and social (do not miss #InformBeers! <a href=http://t.co/fTHCynW6gZ>http://t.co/fTHCynW6gZ</a>) aspects of the conference, where there will be loads of opportunity to catch up with some old friends - and new - from around the #YellowVerse. Many life-long friendships have been forged at events such as #Inform, where some amazing people come together through a common interest to Meet, Share, Learn. <br /> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/AuslugSocial.jpg" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/AuslugSocial.jpg" alt="Figure 2: AusLUG 2013 Social Event &amp; Speed-Geeking"></a>  <br /> <br />There will be (HUG)'s. Lots of (HUG)'s.  <br /> <br />I look forward to seeing you there! &nbsp;  <br /> <br /> <br /> <br />&nbsp;  ]]></content:encoded>
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  241. <title>WEBINAR: App.Next - The Future of Domino Application Development</title>
  242. <pubDate>Mon, 4 May 2015 17:25:35 +0800</pubDate>
  243. <description>
  244. <![CDATA[
  245. Join hosts <a href=http://www.teamstudio.com/><span style="text-decoration:underline">Teamstudio</span></a> and <a href=http://tlcc.com/><span style="text-decoration:underline">TLCC</span></a> along with IBM's Application Development Guru's to explore the future of Domino Application Development. <strong><br /> <br /> DATE: </strong><br /> Thursday, May 14, 2015 <strong><br /> <br /> TIME: </strong><br /> 10:30 am to noon (New York) <br /> 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (London) <br /> 10:30 pm to Midnight (Singapore)<br /> <br /> <br /> Learn IBM's product directions for Domino and XPages application development from 3 speakers from the IBM development team: Pete Janzen, Martin Donnelly, and Brian Gleeson. <br /> <br /> The Domino application development landscape is about to get a whole lot richer. Not only is IBM giving developers new features that will enhance their on-premises platform, XPages runtime and Domino Designer, but they will show how they are bringing the value of Domino to the cloud with new services for IBM Bluemix. New responsive design features, RDBMS data sources, document encryption on the Web, and Bluemix: there's a lot to pack in! <br /> <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=16% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <td width=83% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Pete Janzen</strong> <strong><br /> IBM</strong> <br /> <br /> Pete is part of the IBM Collaboration Solutions product management team and has responsibilities for IBM Domino Designer, Domino, XWork Server application development, and enterprise integration for the Domino platform. His focus is on XPages technology delivered in Domino Designer for building Domino and XWork Server applications. <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#00 ...
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  247. </description>
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  249. <category>Community</category>
  250. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  253. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Join hosts <a href=http://www.teamstudio.com/><span style="text-decoration:underline">Teamstudio</span></a> and <a href=http://tlcc.com/><span style="text-decoration:underline">TLCC</span></a> along with IBM's Application Development Guru's to explore the future of Domino Application Development. <strong><br /> <br /> DATE: </strong><br /> Thursday, May 14, 2015 <strong><br /> <br /> TIME: &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; </strong><br /> 10:30 am to noon (New York) <br /> 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm (London) <br /> 10:30 pm to Midnight (Singapore)<br /> <br /> <br /> Learn IBM's product directions for Domino and XPages application development from 3 speakers from the IBM development team: Pete Janzen, Martin Donnelly, and Brian Gleeson. <br /> <br /> The Domino application development landscape is about to get a whole lot richer. Not only is IBM giving developers new features that will enhance their on-premises platform, XPages runtime and Domino Designer, but they will show how they are bringing the value of Domino to the cloud with new services for IBM Bluemix. New responsive design features, RDBMS data sources, document encryption on the Web, and Bluemix: there's a lot to pack in!  <br /> <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=16% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Profile_PeteJanzen.jpg" alt="Figure 1: Pete Janzen" style="margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;">  <td width=83% style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Pete Janzen</strong> <strong><br /> IBM</strong> <br />  <br /> Pete is part of the IBM Collaboration Solutions product management team and has responsibilities for IBM Domino Designer, Domino, XWork Server application development, and enterprise integration for the Domino platform. His focus is on XPages technology delivered in Domino Designer for building Domino and XWork Server applications.  <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Profile_MartinDonnelly.jpg" alt="Figure 1: Martin Donnelly" style="margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;">  <td style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Martin Donnelly</strong> <strong><br /> IBM</strong> <br />  <br /> Martin is a software architect and technical lead for the Domino Designer and XPages teams in IBM Ireland. He has worked on all XPages releases to date and also on a precursor technology known as XFaces. Martin was also a development contributor to such products as the IBM Java Visual editor and IBM Rational Application Developer. In the 1990s while living and working in Massachusetts, Martin was a lead developer on Domino Designer; this has now gone full circle as he rejoined the Domino Designer team in 2013 to head up the 9.0.1 release.  <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Profile_BrianGleeson.jpg" alt="Figure 1: Brian Gleeson" style="margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px;">  <td style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Brian Gleeson</strong> <strong><br /> IBM </strong>&nbsp;<br />  <br /> Brian is a software engineer for IBM Ireland. He joined IBM in 2009 and has contributed to the XPages Extension Library, XPages Templates, and is also an OpenNTF contributor.</table> <br /> <br /><br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> REGISTER <a href="http://info.teamstudio.com/the-future-of-domino-application-development-webinar"><span style="text-decoration:underline">HERE</span></a>: <a href="http://info.teamstudio.com/the-future-of-domino-application-development-webinar"><span style="text-decoration:underline">http://info.teamstudio.com/the-future-of-domino-application-development-webinar</span></a>   ]]></content:encoded>
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  257. <item>
  258. <title>Well worth the wait ... it&#8217;s finally HERE ... IBM Connections Activities support on Mobile</title>
  259. <pubDate>Tue, 28 Apr 2015 18:30:37 +0800</pubDate>
  260. <description>
  261. <![CDATA[
  262. It's no secret that I'm in love with IBM Connections Activities. In fact, if there was any single reason to purchase a step-up from the basic IBM Connections Profiles, Files and Status updates entitlements included with your IBM Notes CAL's ... this would be it! <br /> <br /> And it <strong>just ... got ... BETTER!</strong> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBM_Connections_Cloud_Activities_Mobile.PNG" border="0"></a> <strong><br /> FIGURE 1: IBM Connections Activities on Mobile</strong> <br /> <br /> Activities are now Mobile on iOS and Android connected to IBM Connections Cloud with the inclusion of the Activities app. <br /> <br /> I literally live in Activities, there's no better way to keep track of anything from a complex Work-Breakdown-Structure to a simple task list, to be able to share those details with your colleagues and cut down on all those email messages asking for status updates on a Project or Engagement that you are collaborating on with your team: <ul> <li>Need to co-ordinate effort with your team? - Create an <strong>Activity</strong>, </li><li>Want to differentiate between planning, engagement and follow-up? - Add Some <strong>Sections</strong>, </li><li>Allocate Follow-up Actions to team members? - Create some <strong>To-Do's</strong>, </li><li>What is the status at any point in time? - Create some <strong>Entries</strong>!</li></ul><br /> These are the elements of an Activity that make this feature of Connections such a fabulous way to coordinate effort, track progress and <strong>Get Things Done</strong>! <br /> <br /> Of course, the flexibility of Activities to create a Stand-Alone Activity, or to create an Activity within a Community, or even associate a stand-alone Activity with an individual or multiple communities is one of the aspects of the Feature that clearly demonstrates the evolution of a traditional "silioed" approach to organising information, with the People-Centric, Meta-Data-Enabled, Comm ...
  263. ]]>
  264. </description>
  265. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/well-worth-the-wait-...-its-finally-here-...-ibm-connections-activities-support-on-mobile</link>
  266. <category>Cloud</category>
  267. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  268. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/well-worth-the-wait-...-its-finally-here-...-ibm-connections-activities-support-on-mobile?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  270. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ It's no secret that I'm in love with IBM Connections Activities. In fact, if there was any single reason to purchase a step-up from the basic IBM Connections Profiles, Files and Status updates entitlements included with your IBM Notes CAL's ... this would be it! <br /> <br /> And it <strong>just ... got ... BETTER!</strong> <br /> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBM_Connections_Cloud_Activities_Mobile.PNG" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/IBM_Connections_Cloud_Activities_Mobile.PNG" alt="Figure 1: IBM Connections Activities on Mobile" width="550px" height="413px"></a> <strong><br /> FIGURE 1: IBM Connections Activities on Mobile</strong> <br /> <br /> Activities are now Mobile on iOS and Android connected to IBM Connections Cloud with the inclusion of the Activities app. <br /> <br /> I literally live in Activities, there's no better way to keep track of anything from a complex Work-Breakdown-Structure to a simple task list, to be able to share those details with your colleagues and cut down on all those email messages asking for status updates on a Project or Engagement that you are collaborating on with your team:  <ul> <li>Need to co-ordinate effort with your team? - Create an <strong>Activity</strong>,  </li><li>Want to differentiate between planning, engagement and follow-up? - Add Some <strong>Sections</strong>,  </li><li>Allocate Follow-up Actions to team members? - Create some <strong>To-Do's</strong>,  </li><li>What is the status at any point in time? - Create some <strong>Entries</strong>!</li></ul><br /> These are the elements of an Activity that make this feature of Connections such a fabulous way to coordinate effort, track progress and <strong>Get Things Done</strong>! <br /> <br /> Of course, the flexibility of Activities to create a Stand-Alone Activity, or to create an Activity within a Community, or even associate a stand-alone Activity with an individual or multiple communities is one of the aspects of the Feature that clearly demonstrates the evolution of a traditional "silioed" approach to organising information, with the People-Centric, Meta-Data-Enabled, Community Integrated, Security-Rich environment that is IBM Connections. <br /> <br /> Now available with the latest update to IBM Connections Cloud subscribers (Both S1 and S2) and an addition to the Mobile Application on <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibm-connections/id450533489?mt=8"><span style="text-decoration:underline">iOS</span></a> and <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ibm.lotus.connections.mobile&amp;hl=en"><span style="text-decoration:underline">Android</span></a>, the inclusion of Activities is an AWESOME enhancement. <br /> <br /> Well worth the wait ... it's finally <strong>HERE </strong>... IBM Connections Activities support on Mobile. <br /> <br /> Enjoy!   ]]></content:encoded>
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  274. <item>
  275. <title>If you&#8217;re not using what you already have, how can something else be &#8217;better&#8217;</title>
  276. <pubDate>Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:13:29 +0800</pubDate>
  277. <description>
  278. <![CDATA[
  279. A constant theme in customer meetings recently has been educating our users about the entitlements they already have, the capabilities that are already available to them, and the tools that they have at their disposal. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Scratchinghead.jpg" border="0"></a> <br /> <br /> Too often we have engaged with customers where the competition has demonstrated something "shiny" (for want of a better word), which the customer has gleefully latched onto as their reason for purporting to switch to another platform, without consulting their existing vendor to see if something equivalent - dare I say "Better" - is already available to them. <br /> <br /> Here is a short list of items that have featured heavily in those discussions: <ul> <li><strong>ID Vault:</strong> The ability to easily reset passwords and sync security credentials with mobile apps, </li><li><strong>Managed Replica's:</strong> Turns the Notes client into a "push-mail" app, effectively removing the requirement for mail replication schedules, </li><li><strong>Managed Replica's:</strong> Enables the Notes client to send mail "in the background", alleviating delays in "Sending" email, </li><li><strong>Full Text Index's:</strong> Want awesome search, on mail content, and attachments? it's been in Notes for years, </li><li><strong>User policies:</strong> Control virtually every setting in the Notes client, enabling consistent configuration and enables many of the features that are not turned on in Notes "by default", </li><li><strong>TDI/SAML: </strong>Single-Sign-On, for Notes, for external applications, and for browser based access, neat-O, </li><li><strong>Live-Text:</strong> The ability to recognise almost any content within ANY Notes application (Not just the Email database, ANY Notes document), </li><li><strong>Actions:</strong> What happens when Live-Text is recognised within a document? Configure an Action to perform the "Next Step" with ...
  280. ]]>
  281. </description>
  282. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/if-youre-not-using-what-you-already-have-how-can-something-else-be-better</link>
  283. <category>Community</category>
  284. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  285. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/if-youre-not-using-what-you-already-have-how-can-something-else-be-better?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  287. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ A constant theme in customer meetings recently has been educating our users about the entitlements they already have, the capabilities that are already available to them, and the tools that they have at their disposal. <br /> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Scratchinghead.jpg" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Scratchinghead.jpg" alt="Figure 1: Shiny, BETTER? REAllY?"></a> <br /> <br /> Too often we have engaged with customers where the competition has demonstrated something "shiny" (for want of a better word), which the customer has gleefully latched onto as their reason for purporting to switch to another platform, without consulting their existing vendor to see if something equivalent - dare I say "Better" - is already available to them. <br /> <br /> Here is a short list of items that have featured heavily in those discussions:  <ul> <li><strong>ID Vault:</strong> The ability to easily reset passwords and sync security credentials with mobile apps,  </li><li><strong>Managed Replica's:</strong> Turns the Notes client into a "push-mail" app, effectively removing the requirement for mail replication schedules,  </li><li><strong>Managed Replica's:</strong> Enables the Notes client to send mail "in the background", alleviating delays in "Sending" email,  </li><li><strong>Full Text Index's:</strong> Want awesome search, on mail content, and attachments? it's been in Notes for years,  </li><li><strong>User policies:</strong> Control virtually every setting in the Notes client, enabling consistent configuration and enables many of the features that are not turned on in Notes "by default",  </li><li><strong>TDI/SAML: </strong>Single-Sign-On, for Notes, for external applications, and for browser based access, neat-O,  </li><li><strong>Live-Text:</strong> The ability to recognise almost any content within ANY Notes application (Not just the Email database, ANY Notes document),  </li><li><strong>Actions:</strong> What happens when Live-Text is recognised within a document? Configure an Action to perform the "Next Step" with that recognised text,  </li><li><strong>Widgets:</strong> Funky little gadgets which can be surfaced from any web-based application, linked with Live-Text and Actions to radically empower a user and dramatically increase their productivity,  </li><li><strong>Plug-Ins:</strong> Those add-ons that can totally transform the Notes client experience and interface,  </li><li><strong>Embedded Experiences</strong>: Going beyond Live-Text, Actions and Widgets to surface actionable content directly within an email message,  </li><li><strong>Connections Profiles:</strong> The ability to see who a person is within your organisation, their contact details, and access the CONTENT that person has created,  </li><li><strong>Connections Files:</strong> Send an attachment? Create 6 copies of a file in a simple exchange "Can you please update...", Really?  </li><li><strong>Presence:</strong> Is someone in the office, in a meeting, working on mobile, who knows?  </li><li><strong>Chat:</strong> You're online and I have a simple question ...</li></ul><br /> As I mentioned ... it's a short list (only 15 items), and if you're currently running IBM Notes 9, everything listed above is available to you NOW, <strong>FREE-OF-CHARGE</strong> with your existing IBM Notes client entitlements. <br /> <br /> And that's even before we start talking about the amazing development platform that is IBM Domino, with the ability to create truly transformational business applications that integrate with virtually any external system. Oh, and did I mention those applications can run natively in Notes, a Desktop Web-Browser or a Mobile device with very little effort? <br /> <br /> Got any questions about the items on the list? <br /> <br /> I would be happy to speak with you on how your organisation can get a "better", using what you already have.   ]]></content:encoded>
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  291. <item>
  292. <title>A New Way to Work Signature Moment Event at CeBIT 2015</title>
  293. <pubDate>Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:05:57 +0800</pubDate>
  294. <description>
  295. <![CDATA[
  296. IBM is taking center stage with a number of amazing activities at <a href=http://www.cebit.de/home target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">CeBIT 2015</span></a> in Hannover, Germany 16 &#8211; 20 March 2015. CeBIT is "the" information technology conference known to define the latest IT <a href="http://www.ibm.com/social-business/us/en/newway/de_event.html" target=_blank></a>trends, thought leadership by industry leaders and forward thinking panel discussions, and the latest product innovations from around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience IBM's technology first hand and network around a "New Way to Work."<br /> <br /> IBM will host a <strong>New Way to Work Signature Moment Event</strong> on March 18 from 3:30PM - 7:30PM CET, featuring <strong>Bob Picciano</strong>, <strong>Jeff Schick</strong> and <strong>Alistair Rennie</strong>, clients, industry leaders and more. This "event within an event" features a series of short talks focused on the ways people must think, innovate and engage differently, hands on demonstrations of IBM Verse and IBM Watson Analytics and opportunities to experience IBM Design Thinking. <br /> <br /> IBM will also have a significant presence at <strong>CeBIT 2015 </strong>throughout the week, including keynotes on the main stage, client presentations, analyst and press briefings, demonstrations and more. Some of the exciting activities include: <ul> <li>&#8220;New Way to Work&#8221; keynote on center stage at CeBIT on Wednesday March 18 (1:00PM - 1:30PM CET), featuring <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10726805&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=rex8&amp;locale=en_US&amp;trk=tyah2&amp;trkInfo=idx%3A2-1-2%2CtarId%3A1426209192992%2Ctas%3ASchi"><strong>Jeff Schick</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-picciano/8/232/708/en"><strong>Bob Picciano</strong></a><strong>.</strong> </li><li>Social Business &amp; Web Experience Arena with 6 talks featuring Collaboration, IBM Verse, Dig ...
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  298. </description>
  299. <link>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/a-new-way-to-work-signature-moment-event-at-cebit-2015</link>
  300. <category>IBM</category>
  301. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
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  304. <content:encoded><![CDATA[  IBM is taking center stage with a number of amazing activities at <a href=http://www.cebit.de/home target=_blank><span style="text-decoration:underline">CeBIT&nbsp;2015</span></a> in Hannover, Germany 16 &#8211; 20 March 2015. CeBIT is "the" information technology conference known to define the latest IT <a href="http://www.ibm.com/social-business/us/en/newway/de_event.html" target=_blank></a>trends, thought leadership by industry leaders and forward thinking panel discussions, and the latest product innovations from around the world. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to experience IBM's technology first hand and network around a "New Way to Work."<br /> <br /> IBM will host a <strong>New Way to Work Signature Moment Event</strong> on March 18 from 3:30PM - 7:30PM CET, featuring <strong>Bob Picciano</strong>, <strong>Jeff Schick</strong> and <strong>Alistair Rennie</strong>, clients, industry leaders and more. This "event within an event" features a series of short talks focused on the ways people must think, innovate and engage differently, hands on demonstrations of IBM Verse and IBM Watson Analytics and opportunities to experience IBM Design Thinking. <br /> <br /> IBM will also have a significant presence at <strong>CeBIT 2015 </strong>throughout the week, including keynotes on the main stage, client presentations, analyst and press briefings, demonstrations and more. Some of the exciting activities include: <ul> <li>&#8220;New Way to Work&#8221; keynote on center stage at CeBIT on Wednesday March 18 (1:00PM - 1:30PM CET), featuring <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=10726805&amp;authType=NAME_SEARCH&amp;authToken=rex8&amp;locale=en_US&amp;trk=tyah2&amp;trkInfo=idx%3A2-1-2%2CtarId%3A1426209192992%2Ctas%3ASchi"><strong>Jeff Schick</strong></a> and <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/pub/bob-picciano/8/232/708/en"><strong>Bob Picciano</strong></a><strong>.</strong> </li><li>Social Business &amp; Web Experience Arena with 6 talks featuring Collaboration, IBM Verse, Digital Experience in Hall 4 and a trilogy of Social Presentations within the IBM Conference Program&nbsp;  </li><li>Live demonstrations of IBM Verse in the Social Booth and IBM Watson Analytics in IBM Analytics Booth Hall 2, booth A10 that include guided tours for clients, mobile device bar and more &#8211; Hall 2, booth A10 </li><li>Design Boot Camp (March 16, 2:30-5:30pm CET), for social influencers, analysts and more, featuring 30 Analysts and 20 social influencers  </li><li>Analyst Day featuring two talks: &#8220;IBM Verse and the Future of Mail&#8221; and &#8220;Big Data and Analytics&#8221;</li></ul> <br />The New Way to Work Signature Moment event will be live-streamed for those who cannot attend: <br /> <br /><a href="http://www.ibm.com/social-business/us/en/newway/de_event.html" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Verse_CeBIT-Anncmt_ecard_3-9-2012_comp5.jpg" alt="Figure 1: Register for the Livestream event" height="425px" width="550px"></a>  <br /> <br /> <br />  ]]></content:encoded>
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  309. <title>Sunway Group Moves to the IBM Cloud in Five-year IT Modernisation Plan</title>
  310. <pubDate>Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:00:00 +0800</pubDate>
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  312. <![CDATA[
  313. Today was an exciting day as Sunway Group announced their plans to modernise their IT environment and expand their IBM Collaboration Solutions investment throughout the group. <br /> <br /> For the IBM Collaboration Solutions team here in Malaysia and across the region, the official announcement is a culmination of over a years work to successfully demonstrate the value of IBM's Collaboration platform in an extremely competitive evaluation of Sunway's existing systems and future requirements. Needless to say, the usual suspects were heavily involved in their attempts to lure away one of IBM Malaysia's marquee customers. The IBM team triumphed by showing IBM's superior vision, capabilities and deployment flexibility. <strong><br /> <br /> Figure 1: Sunway Group President Dato Chew Chee Kin</strong> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Sunway_President_Dato_Chew_Chee_Kin_20150305_112020.jpg" border="0"> <br /> </a>. <br /> <strong><br /> <br /> Figure 2: Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO &amp; Director of Hitachi Sunway</strong> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Sunway_Cheah_Kok_Hoong_Mat_Newman_20150305_112020_2.jpg" border="0"></a> <br /> <br /> <br /> Below is the joint press release issued by Sunway and IBM: <br /> "<strong><em>Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2015</em></strong><em> &#8212; The Sunway Group (listed as &#8220;Sunway Berhad&#8221; on Bursa Malaysia) today announced that it is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to deploy IBM Connections Cloud to transform its IT and business infrastructure. <br /> <br /> IBM Connections Cloud provides an intuitive set of cloud-delivered online technologies for businesses that combine social networking and online collaboration, messaging, and web conference tools to support Sunway Group&#8217;s 12 business divisions across 50 locations worldwide. <br /> <br /> Sunway Group&#8217;s President, Dato' Chew Chee Kin said that the key driver for the Group&#8217;s multi-million ringgit investment decision is to support its 13,00 ...
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  321. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ Today was an exciting day as Sunway Group announced their plans to modernise their IT environment and expand their IBM Collaboration Solutions investment throughout the group. <br /> <br /> For the IBM Collaboration Solutions team here in Malaysia and across the region, the official announcement is a culmination of over a years work to successfully demonstrate the value of IBM's Collaboration platform in an extremely competitive evaluation of Sunway's existing systems and future requirements. Needless to say, the usual suspects were heavily involved in their attempts to lure away one of IBM Malaysia's marquee customers. The IBM team triumphed by showing IBM's superior vision, capabilities and deployment flexibility. <strong><br /> <br /> Figure 1: Sunway Group President Dato Chew Chee Kin</strong> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Sunway_President_Dato_Chew_Chee_Kin_20150305_112020.jpg" border="0"> <br /> <img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Sunway_President_Dato_Chew_Chee_Kin_20150305_112020.jpg" alt="Figure 1: Sunway Group President Dato Chew Chee Kin" height="312px" width="550px"></a>. <br /> <strong><br /> <br /> Figure 2: &nbsp;Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO &amp; Director of Hitachi Sunway</strong> <br /> <a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Sunway_Cheah_Kok_Hoong_Mat_Newman_20150305_112020_2.jpg" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/Sunway_Cheah_Kok_Hoong_Mat_Newman_20150305_112020_2.jpg" alt="Figure 2: Sunway Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO &amp; Director of Hitachi Sunway with Mat Newman" height="367px" width="550px"></a> <br /> <br /> <br /> Below is the joint press release issued by Sunway and IBM: <br /> "<strong><em>Kuala Lumpur, 5 March 2015</em></strong><em> &#8212; The Sunway Group (listed as &#8220;Sunway Berhad&#8221; on Bursa Malaysia) today announced that it is working with IBM (NYSE: IBM) to deploy IBM Connections Cloud to transform its IT and business infrastructure. <br /> <br /> IBM Connections Cloud provides an intuitive set of cloud-delivered online technologies for businesses that combine social networking and online collaboration, messaging, and web conference tools to support Sunway Group&#8217;s 12 business divisions across 50 locations worldwide. <br /> <br /> Sunway Group&#8217;s President, Dato' Chew Chee Kin said that the key driver for the Group&#8217;s multi-million ringgit investment decision is to support its 13,000 employees via an ICT business transformation endeavour. <br /> <br /> &#8220;In order to single-mindedly drive continual high level of satisfaction amongst our customers, suppliers and partners in the ecosystem, we made a deliberate decision to invest in Cloud-based solutions to immediately facilitate greater work efficiencies and collaborations across our businesses in Property, Construction, Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Commercial, Trading &amp; Manufacturing, Building Materials, Quarrying, Healthcare, Education and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT).&#8221; <br /> <br /> Sunway&#8217;s deployment of IBM Connections Cloud will be implemented by Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn. Bhd (&#8220;Hitachi Sunway&#8221;), a joint venture (JV) company of Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology Sdn Bhd. Hitachi Sunway is a leading IT services and solutions provider in Southeast Asia. <br /> <br /> Sunway Group will enjoy greater innovationwith IBM Connections Cloud as it is designed to give companies the ability to collaborate and easily work with others inside and outside the firewall. Furthermore, IBM collaboration solutions combine social networking, messaging and web conference tools that help simplify sharing of content in daily business interactions among its employees worldwide. <br /> <br /> &#8220;As our employees and customers become more mobile- and social-driven, this major ICT upgrade will ensure that Sunway is at par with technology advancements for rapid business growth support, and to transform Sunway to be a social-savvy digital enterprise.&#8221; said Dato' Chew Chee Kin. <br /> <br /> Cheah Kok Hoong, Group CEO &amp; Director of Hitachi Sunway said: &#8220;Excellence in customer experience is a crucial component for the continued success of Sunway, and Hitachi Sunway looks forward to playing a key role to help Sunway achieve its IT business transformation, which among others, include turning it (the Group) into a truly &#8216;social enterprise&#8217;.&#8221; <br /> <br /> &#8220;The IBM Connections Cloud facilitates the conglomerate with an extensive productivity platform to be more &#8216;in-tune&#8217; with business dynamism, as well as social requirements in the daily interactions with customers, partners and colleagues,&#8221; he said. <br /> <br /> &#8220;In short, this Cloud investment by Sunway will enable it to more seamlessly integrate ICT to effectively support and expedite Big Data interactions with its thousands of connections within its large business ecosystem,&#8221; said Cheah. <br /> <br /> &#8220;Enterprises see the value of cloud but face a unique set of challenges around reliability, standards, security, and control in truly extending the use of cloud beyond IT. IBM Connections Cloud, with its enterprise grade security and control; deepens customer relationships, increases effectiveness, and optimize workforces. We are excited to work with the Sunway Group and help them achieve their business goals and aspirations,&#8221; said Paul Moung, Managing Director, IBM Malaysia. <strong><br /> <br /> About Sunway Group</em></strong><em> <br /> Since its inception in 1974, Sunway Group has grown exponentially from a tiny tin-mining company to become one of Malaysia&#8217;s largest and most respected conglomerates with the establishment of 12 businesses in 50 locations worldwide. Community building, enriching lives, and entrepreneurship remain Sunway&#8217;s principal tenets as the group continues to transform lives through its core businesses of Property, Construction, and synergistic businesses of Hospitality, Retail, Leisure, Commercial, Trading &amp; Manufacturing, Building Materials, Quarrying, Healthcare, Education and Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). Underscoring its deep commitment to sustain the communities it builds, Sunway Group supports its communities with its social responsibility endeavours of far-reaching impact championed by Education, Healthcare and Community Aid, Reach-out and Enrichment (C.A.R.E.) programmes. <strong><br /> <br /> About Hitachi Sunway Information Systems Sdn Bhd </em></strong><em><br /> Established in April 2013, Hitachi Sunway Information Systems is a joint venture (JV) company of Hitachi Systems, Ltd. and Sunway Technology - to provide IT services in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. &nbsp;Its core offerings include applications (ERP, Supply Chain Optimization), engineering solutions (PLM) and infrastructure &amp; managed services (Systems &amp; Storage, End-to-End Virtualization Solutions, Data Management/Storage, High Availability/Disaster Recovery, ITO Managed Services, Infra/Data/Cloud Security, Wireless Network Infra, Data Center Outsourcing &amp; Cloud Services). &nbsp;The company has established partnerships with leading global technologies provider such as Siemens, Autodesk, Spring Technologies, Oracle, Ariba, Netsuite, VMware, Trend Micro, NetApp, Symantec, Dell, Commvault, Citrix, Hitachi Data Systems, e-Lock, HP and IBM. &nbsp;Our list of clientele come from various industries, namely Insurance &amp; Financial Services, Automotive, Manufacturing &amp; Distribution, and Construction &amp; Engineering. &nbsp;Headquarter in Malaysia, we also have offices in Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines &amp; Vietnam. For more information, visit </em><a href="http://www.hitachi-sunway-is.com/"><em><span style="text-decoration:underline">www.hitachi-sunway-is.com</span></em></a><em> </em>" <br /> <br /> Some of the media reaction to the event can be found <a href="http://www.therakyatpost.com/business/2015/03/05/sunway-medical-gets-its-own-jarvis/"><span style="text-decoration:underline">HERE</span></a> and <a href="http://www.thestar.com.my/Tech/Tech-News/2015/03/05/Sunway-Group-embraces-the-cloud-with-IBM-Connections-Cloud/"><span style="text-decoration:underline">HERE </span></a><br /> <br /> I am extremely grateful that the Sunway team tasked with evaluating in detail their current and future requirements looked beyond the check-boxes in the competing specification sheets and exhaustively compared the actual form and function of the solutions on offer. When an organisation goes to the lengths that Sunway did in comparing the possible, it becomes clear that IBM is the leader in providing a totally integrated and flexible solution. <br /> <br /> If your organisation is in a similar situation, we would love to discuss the possibilities with you. <br /> <br /> On days like today ... I really LOVE my job. <br /> <br /> Proud to be an IBMer!   ]]></content:encoded>
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  326. <title>IBM SolutionsConnect ASEAN 2015</title>
  327. <pubDate>Mon, 2 Mar 2015 09:34:38 +0800</pubDate>
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  329. <![CDATA[
  330. It's going to be a busy couple of weeks as IBM rolls out our IBM SolutionsConnect events across ASEAN: <br /> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/EventIBMSolutionsConnect2015.gif" border="0"></a> <br /> <br />Seize the moment with fast, flexible fluid IT to: <br /> <ul> <li> <strong>Innovate </strong>rapidly and continually across the business </li><li> <strong>Understand</strong> in time to gain competitive advantage </li><li> <strong>Engage </strong>at the point of greatest contact </li><li>and back it with comprehensive <strong>Security </strong>and seamless <strong>Integration</strong></li></ul> <br />IBM delivers the capabilities to seize the moment through <strong>Cloud</strong>, <strong>Big Data &amp; Analytics</strong>, <strong>Mobile</strong>, <strong>Social</strong>, <strong>Digital</strong>, <strong>Security</strong>, <strong>Development &amp; Integration</strong>, <strong>IT Infrastructure &amp; Operations</strong>. <br /> <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong><br /> Witness</strong> how IBM technology can help you to influence business decisions in your organisation <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Experience</strong> demos and use cases of technology in action <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Hea ...
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  338. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ It's going to be a busy couple of weeks as IBM rolls out our IBM SolutionsConnect events across ASEAN: <br /> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/EventIBMSolutionsConnect2015.gif" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/EventIBMSolutionsConnect2015.gif" alt="Figure 1: IBM SolutionsConnect 2015 Banner" height="139px" width="550px"></a>  <br /> <br />Seize the moment with fast, flexible fluid IT to: <br /> <ul> <li>&nbsp;<strong>Innovate </strong>rapidly and continually across the business </li><li>&nbsp;<strong>Understand</strong> in time to gain competitive advantage  </li><li>&nbsp;<strong>Engage </strong>at the point of greatest contact </li><li>and back it with comprehensive <strong>Security </strong>and seamless <strong>Integration</strong></li></ul> <br />IBM delivers the capabilities to seize the moment through <strong>Cloud</strong>, <strong>Big Data &amp; Analytics</strong>, <strong>Mobile</strong>, <strong>Social</strong>, <strong>Digital</strong>, <strong>Security</strong>, <strong>Development &amp; Integration</strong>, <strong>IT Infrastructure &amp; Operations</strong>. <br /> <table width=100% style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=100% bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong><br /> Witness</strong>&nbsp;how IBM technology can help you to influence business decisions in your organisation <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp; <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Experience</strong>&nbsp;demos and use cases of technology in action <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp; <tr valign=top height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;"><strong>Hear</strong>&nbsp;transformation stories from IBM customers and their journey to become industry leaders <tr height=8> <td bgcolor=white style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:1px 1px;">&nbsp;</table> <br /> <br /><strong>We have a packed agenda that demonstrates the entire IBM portfolio including:</strong> <br /> <br /> <table width=633 style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=633 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Creating a secure hybrid environment:</strong> Unlock greater value in your business and in the technology you already have with Cloud. Collaborate with IBM to integrate enterprise-grade services in a secure environment and help speed up the way you innovate. <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=633 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Connected Intelligence:</strong> Discover how analytics can help you make decisions and provide a competitive advantage that is so critical in this always-connected operating environment and earn you a seat at the table like it did for the Australian Open Tennis IT team.  <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=633 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Digital Experience:</strong> Provide an exceptional digital experience to your mobile users by giving them instant access to what they need, when they need it &#8211; with engaging content based on who they are. Learn to deliver tailored experiences to customers and employees to increase their propensity to engage with your organisation.  <br /> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width=633 style="border-style:none none none none;border-color:#000000;border-width:0px 0px 0px 0px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Creating an agile enterprise:</strong> Discover new ways to create an agile organisation by reinventing core business processes and consistently delivering high-quality software faster across hybrid environments </table> <br /> <br /> <br /><strong>REGISTRATION LINKS AND INDIVIDUAL COUNTRY AGENDA's:</strong> <br /> <table width=720 style="border-collapse:collapse;"> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width&#8220; style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#C0C0C0;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"><strong>Country</strong> <td width=103 style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#C0C0C0;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <div align=center><strong>Indonesia</strong></div> <td width=103 style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#C0C0C0;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <div align=center><strong>Malaysia</strong></div> <td width=103 style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#C0C0C0;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <div align=center><strong>Philippines</strong></div> <td width=103 style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#C0C0C0;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <div align=center><strong>Singapore</strong></div> <td width=103 style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#C0C0C0;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <div align=center><strong>Thailand</strong></div> <td width=103 style="border-style:solid solid solid solid;border-color:#C0C0C0;border-width:1px 1px 1px 1px;padding:0px 0px;"> <div align=center><strong>Vietnam</strong></div> <tr valign=top height=8> <td width&#8220; 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  343. <title>The AWESOMENESS that is IBM NOTES captured in one screen</title>
  344. <pubDate>Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:47:26 +0800</pubDate>
  345. <description>
  346. <![CDATA[
  347. A colleague asked me earlier this afternoon to capture the <strong>AWESOMENESS</strong> that is IBM Notes in a single screen. Hmmmm ... thinks I! ... How does one explain just how good IBM Notes is in a single screen-capture? <br /> <br />A few screen-shots, some slicing and dicing, and a couple of overlays later ... I think I've gotten a lot of it covered: <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 1: Oh yes, THIS is what Notes is capable of!</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/MatNewmanNotes9ModernDashboard_2015_AWESOME.png" border="0"></a> <br /> <br />Clearly, this is worthy of an entire #UserBLAST session to explain exactly what is happening within that one screen-shot! <br /> <br />Many will look at this screen and wonder exactly what is going on, and why I'm so excited to talk about one picture of a software application for an entire hour? <br /> <br />Thankfully, I've been invited to participate in an upcoming community call, so I'm pretty sure that I can do the entire call based around that image and explain just how (using what is now company vernacular) <strong>freaking <span style="text-decoration:underline">GREAT</span></strong> this one piece of software with a 25 year heritage really is! <br /> <br />Oh, and you might notice, there isn't a single piece of Redmond technology anywhere in this image. I haven't had to suffer from that hell for a number of years now. If you're wondering why you still are, clearly it's time we had a chat? <br /> <br />Looking forward to the call. <br /> <br />Enjoy! ...
  348. ]]>
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  351. <category>Demonstrations</category>
  352. <dc:creator>Mat Newman</dc:creator>
  353. <comments>http://www.matnewman.com/webs/personal/matblog.nsf/dx/the-awesomeness-that-is-ibm-notes-captured-in-one-screen?opendocument&amp;comments</comments>
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  355. <content:encoded><![CDATA[ A colleague asked me earlier this afternoon to capture the <strong>AWESOMENESS</strong> that is IBM Notes in a single screen. Hmmmm ... thinks I! ... How does one explain just how good IBM Notes is in a single screen-capture? <br /> <br />A few screen-shots, some slicing and dicing, and a couple of overlays later ... I think I've gotten a lot of it covered: <br /> <br /><strong>Figure 1: Oh yes, THIS is what Notes is capable of!</strong> <br /><a href="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/MatNewmanNotes9ModernDashboard_2015_AWESOME.png" border="0"><img  src="http://matnewman.com/Webs/personal/matblog.nsf/MatNewmanNotes9ModernDashboard_2015_AWESOME.png" alt="Figure 1: The AWESOMENESS that is IBM NOTES" height="309px" width="550px"></a>  <br /> <br />Clearly, this is worthy of an entire #UserBLAST session to explain exactly what is happening within that one screen-shot! <br /> <br />Many will look at this screen and wonder exactly what is going on, and why I'm so excited to talk about one picture of a software application for an entire hour? <br /> <br />Thankfully, I've been invited to participate in an upcoming community call, so I'm pretty sure that I can do the entire call based around that image and explain just how (using what is now company vernacular) <strong>freaking <span style="text-decoration:underline">GREAT</span></strong> this one piece of software with a 25 year heritage really is! <br /> <br />Oh, and you might notice, there isn't a single piece of Redmond technology anywhere in this image. I haven't had to suffer from that hell for a number of years now. If you're wondering why you still are, clearly it's time we had a chat? <br /> <br />Looking forward to the call. <br /> <br />Enjoy!  ]]></content:encoded>
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