|We talked to IBM User Experience Development
team members Amanda
Giles, and Mike
Stewart about what's going on
these days with the IBM Wikis. Topics included:
trivia: did you know that the short URL to the Lotus (aka ICS) wikis is
- History of the IBM wikis
- Types of content on the wikis (it's
not just random information spread across various pages)
- New features in the latest iteration
of the wiki template
- Improvements in navigation and search
- Dynamic content control
- And more...
Connections product managers
Slavens, and Luis
Benitez fill us in on the
new features of the Connections 4 (IC4) release, including:
miss the InformationWeek
simulcast on IBM Social Technologies
coming up tomorrow. A few more links to help get you up to speed on Connections
- Embedded experiences and activity streams
- Improvements to the home page
- Easily sharing information from any
context with the Sharebox
- What's coming in the Connections mobile
- Reporting and metrics (over 100 new
- Bridging content from external websites
and news sources
- And more...
new in IBM Connections 4?
Connections 4 Reviewer's Guide
Capabilities in Connections 4
(there's also a YouTube video link on that page)
This show runs 32:55
|A quick podcast to discuss the specifics
of the IBM
Collaboration Services Technical Tweetup
being put together by Paul
Mooney and Gab
Davis on Wednesday July 18th
at 6pm BST (1pm EST). The hashtag will be #icstt,
and Paul and Gab will put up a page with more information next week (we
will add the link when it's live). |
Also discussed: Paul has announced dates for two USA instances of his Ethical
Hacking course, Paul and Gab
continue to add great content over at connections101.net,
and don't forget to register
This show runs 14:15.
|Todays show has been sponsored by Instant
Be sure to check out their IMtegrity product for IBM Sametime.
Today we had Paul
Mooney Blog (@pmooneynet)
Technology on the show to
talk about the "Ethical
Hacking Workshop" he
ran in London. We covered:
show runs 41:13.
Calhoun and Russ
Maher have travelled to many
different countries and cities over the past 2 years, training people on
XPages with their basic and advanced multi-day
bootcamps. Bruce and Julian
caught up with them at the AdminDev
2012 conference to discuss:
podcast is 21:57 in length, 21mb in size.
- What kinds of topics are people interested
- Is mobile XPages development "hot"
- How about XPages in the Notes Client
- Will knowledge of XPages development
help you learn Websphere/J2EE?
- What are some good learning resources?
- And more...
|Today we spoke with Joyce Davis and Colleen
Burns from IBM about the upcoming Lotusphere 2012 and Connect events being
held in beautiful sunny Orlando, Florida NEXT week!
We would like to thank Ken
"MacOSKen" Ray for
the new Taking Notes intro that he graciously produced for us. Ken produces
three outstanding Apple focussed podcasts including:
can also hear Ken on MacBreak
Weekly with Leo Laporte on
We also suggest you follow Ken on Twitter at @macosken.
you all at Lotusphere in a few days. Oh, and we will be recording several
live shows from Orlando.
This show runs 26:56 and goes quite well with a glass of pinot.
|On Episode 145 we spoke with three members
of the IBM Collaboration Solutions division about the brand new IBM
Connect 2012 event being held
in parallel with Lotusphere 2012. Our guests were Susan Collins, Marketing
Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions and Social Business, Dan Hauenstein,
Manager, Social Business Marketing Strategy and Michelle Tuttle, Market
Segment Manager, IBM Collaboration Solutions.
We talked about:
- What is Connect?
- Where and when it is.
- Why you need to go to Connect.
- What kind of sessions there will be.
- Who the Connect OGS speaker will be
- Surprises people may see/hear about
- How attendees will be "transformed"
by attending this event.
- We ask about the Lotusphere OGS speaker
and get an answer.
- What attendees do at IBM Connect.
- and more...
Keep up with the latest on the IBM Connect conference by following the
Social Insights Blog or the
Twitter hashtags #IBMConnect
You may also hear Bruce say "use the garage" during the show
at some point. Obviously we need to teach him to mute his microphone when
The show runs just under 27 minutes and is a great listen while wrapping
your holiday gifts, trimming the Christmas tree or working on your P90X.
|On Episode 143 of Taking Notes we interview
IBM's Mike Riegel (@mikeriegel,
Vice President - ISVs, Startups, Developers, and Academic Programs. We
talked about IBM's
SmartCamp program and what
it's all about. Topics included:
show runs 25:25.
- When people think about Big Blue, start
up companies isn't something that comes to mind. So when I heard about
your SmartCamp program and some of the other things you are doing around
the world for entrepreneurs I was a little surprised. Tell us what exactly
is IBM doing with StartUps and Entrepreneurs?
- Why are entrepreneurs and start ups
important to IBM?
- What is a SmartCamp?
- Is it working? How successful are previous
- Are you looking for companies that are
doing work in collaboration and social business?
- How does a startup company qualify for
- What should our listeners do if they
want to participate in 2012?
- I heard the World Finals is coming up.
What do you expect to see from the companies taking part?
- and much more...
|Just a little over a week after Lotusphere
2011 we had the opportunity to sit down with IBM'ers Ed
Brill and Kat
Mandelstein. During the 35 minute
show we covered:
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- The IBM-ification of Lotus
- Advice for the Lotus Notes/Domino developers
of the world
- IBM's move to "go social"
- Smarter Planet
- Why IBM's move to "social business"
- Lotus Symphony (free, free, free)
- IBM's Watson
- and much more.
|TeamStudio's Craig Schumann and Karen Frasca
talk about the Spotlight
Awards 2011 contest. Theo
Heselmans, the winner of the 2010
Spotlight Awards joins the podcast and shares his experiences with the
submission process and especially how easy it is to enter this exciting
These awards honor and reward the developers in the Lotus Notes/Domino
community for their remarkable applications. Take a listen and see
why you should enter and have a chance at winning some really great prizes.
Oh and this year there is a brand
new spanking category for Mobile Apps! The DEADLINE is fast approaching,
so be sure and get your contents submissions in. It's easy to enter!
Here are some blog entries Theo wrote about the awards:
The show is runs 20:22 minutes.
|Get the scoop on the upcoming UKLUG
conference -- September 26th
and 27th in London. We talk to Warren
Elsmore and Mike
Smith about things like:
if anyone can help Warren get Bluetooth working with NXT, please send him
an e-mail. Otherwise, for more information on the conference, just go to
and you'll get all the details. See you there!
- Who's speaking (and which Paul Mooney
will be attending)
- Are there any sponsor slots left?
- The emphasis on real Lotus customers
- Which company that recently migrated
TO Lotus Notes will be giving a session
- The beautiful location, just around
the corner from Westminster Abbey
This podcast was brought to you by Elguji
Software, the makers of IdeaJam
(social bookmarking for Lotus Notes/Domino). It is 8.5mb and runs 18:32
minutes at 64kbs.
|Here is what we talk about in Episode 64:
podcast also features another new "Interface
Matters" segment with
Chris Blatnick. The whole sha-bang is 18.5mb and runs 40:12 at 64kps.
|Julian and Bruce talk to Rob
Novak (and, just before the
podcast started, we tricked Lance
Spellman into joining us too).
If you haven't yet signed
up for CollabU, there's still time! Visit the CollabU
website for details.
The podcast is 25.3mb and runs 55:17 at 64kps.
Mooney and Bill
Buchan tell us all about the
2007 conference -- taking
place on May 24-25th in Dublin -- including:
You will also be regaled
with a rousing 10 or 15 minutes worth of Worst
Practices stories. It's too
bad we didn't have the pre-podcast conversations recorded for you -- it
was almost as amusing as the pre-session
banter from this year's Worst
Practices Lotusphere session. |
The podcast is 15.2mb and runs 33:14 minutes at 64kps.