|Today we spoke with Ed Brill (http://edbrill.com),
Director of Social Business and Collaboration Solutions at IBM, about his
new book. It's called Opting In: Lessons in Social Business from a Fortune
500 Product Manager, and it's available both on Amazon.com (http://www.amazon.com/Opting-In-Lessons-Business-Fortune/dp/0133258939)
and directly from IBM Press (http://www.ibmpressbooks.com/store/opting-in-lessons-in-social-business-from-a-fortune-9780133258936).
you'd like to catch up with Ed (about the book or anything else), he has
posted a few places where you can definitely find him at IBM Connect next
- Why did you write this book?
- Who is the audience?
- What is the message of the book?
- What has surprised you about the book?
- What's going on at IBM Connect related
to the book?
- And more...
|On this episode we interviewed IBM's Paul
Brunet, Vice President ISVs, startups and academic relations, IBM about
the recent release of the IBM
2012 Tech Trends Report. During
the interview we talked about:
the recording you will hear the show be identified as episode 172 when
in actuality it's really 173. The show runs for 28:08 minutes.
- Paul's role at IBM
- What exactly does the Tech Trends Report
- What surprised Paul in the report
- The growing skill gaps in technology
- What IBM Is doing to help shrink the
- Paul's advice for developers and IT
admins that are trying to keep up with all of the changes in IT
- Social Business and Collaboration. Did
the report uncover anything interesting in those areas?
- and much more...
|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
|We spoke with Chris
Reckling (Program Manager,
Mobile UX at IBM) and Rob Ingram (Manager of Mobile Strategy, Social Business
at IBM) to get the inside scoop on what's new with IBM mobile apps. Topics
we cover included:
Even if you don't have Connections
or Sametime in-house, you can try those apps out against Lotus
Greenhouse, and you can also
download a version of IBM Worklight that's free to try (look for a link
to the Developer Edition on the Worklight
home page). Also, don't miss
the upcoming IBM
Connections mobile tech talk
on August 15.
This show runs 41:01.
|In this episode we talked about developing
applications for IBM's Connections social software platform. We were joined
by three very special guests:
covered during the show included:
- Overview of the options available to
developers (APIs, Widgets, Java)
- How widgets and apps are deployed within
- Integrating apps with the Connections
- Surfacing apps and widgets within Communities
- How IBM Connections Next will utilize
OpenSocial and ActivityStrea.ms
- How Kudos Badges was built and how it
integrates and is managed within Connections
- Why developers should use XPages to
- How you can work with iWidgets and XPages
- How to access the Connections REST API's
- Where you can find and download sample
- What other extensibility features might
be important for XPages developers
- and much more...
- Landing for all things ICS development related including Notes/Domino
"Next" and Connections "Next"
The show runs 41:53.
Be sure to listen
to our interview with IBM's Ed Brill and Trust Factory's Wueter Aukema
about the new partnership between their companies, news about Notes Social
Edition and Ed's forthcoming book.
|Todays show has been sponsored by Instant
Be sure to check out their IMtegrity product for IBM Sametime.
On this episode of the podcast we were joined by IBM's
Ed Brill (@edbrill)
and talked about:
podcast runs 33:25.
- The new
partnership between IBM and Trust Factory
first announced on Ed's blog
- Trust Factory's DNA services offerings
- What the partnership means for IBM customers
- A special offer made by Ed
new book project
- What the book will and not be about
and when it will be available
- Who else will be contributing to the
- Notes Social Edition and what exactly
- Some of the new enhancements made in
the Notes Social Edition
- When it will be available for customers
- How it can be deployed
- Integration with IBM Connections "Next"
- and much more
|On this show we sat down with all of the
authors of the new "XPages
Extension Library" book
which is now available for purchase. This 537 page book was written by
Paul Hannan (@pdhannan),
The book is also available as an eBook, on Kindle and as an iBook.
On the podcast we discussed:
can also follow Julian (@jrobichaux),
and The Taking Notes Podcast (@takingnotespod)
- How the book came to be
- What tools they used to produce the
OpenNTF Extension Library Project
and the associated Upgrade
Pack 1 documentation on the
- An introduction to the XPages Extension
Library and what it exactly is
- How the book is goes beyond being "the
- Who else was involved with the creation
of the book content
- Paul, Declan, Jeremy, Paul and Tim talk
about the chapters they co-authored and some of their favorite XPages Extension
- Tim's WatrCoolr
project on OpenNTF
- Russ Maher and his
unique way of reading this
great new book
XSP Starter Kit Project on OpenNTF
by Nathan T. Freeman
- XPages architect Phil Riand and Tim's
upcoming interview with Taking Notes (Exclusive!)
- and much more....
The show runs 40:10. Oh and before we forget! Be sure and listen to Episode
154 of Taking Notes to hear Paul Calhoun and Russ Maher
talk about all things XPages. Thanks for subscribing.
|In today's show we talk about all things
OpenSocial with Ryan
Baxter of IBM and Mikkel
Heisterberg of IntraVision.
We talk about:
here are some links to a few of the things we discussed in the podcast:
OpenSocial website, the
OpenSocial sandbox, and Ryan's
- What is OpenSocial? How did it
- How is IBM involved? How can I
- How is IBM leveraging OpenSocial?
- What is Apache Shindig and how is it
connected to OpenSocial?
- What are the advantages to building
OpenSocial gadgets over existing technologies? Will I be able to
- How do I get started building gadgets?
- What about the community? Is there
a community built around OpenSocial, should the ICS community become involved?
- How can we also leverage the OpenNTF
- Where else can I leverage OpenSocial
outside of embedded experiences?
- What other companies are involved in
- What does IBM need from the ICS community
when it comes to OpenSocial?
Lotusphere 2012 Social App Throwdown video.
This episode runs 43:12.
|We had the pleasure of interviewing IBM
Collaboration Solutions General Manager Alistair Rennie (Twitter),
where we talked about:
podcast runs 24:06 and is best listened to while eating one or more pretzel
- Lotusphere! Specifically, the evolution
of Lotus/IBM products we saw demonstrated there last week.
- What's driving improvements in the Notes/Domino
platform for 2012.
- Why is "social" so important
to businesses right now? What has changed in the past few years to make
- Are traditional desktop applications
going away, in favor of mobile and web initiatives?
- What kind of feedback and takeaways
did Alistair get from Lotusphere?
- 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...
On the podcast today are Ed
Brill and Pete Janzen from
IBM, to talk about the release of Lotus
Notes/Domino 8.5.3 as well as
the new IBM XWork Server. The discussion included:
podcast is 38.9 MB in size and 40:30 in length. For other news about the
XWork Server and Domino 8.5.3, check out Chris
Miller's webcast and the IBM
XWork Server page on the IBM website.
- What is the IBM XWork Server?
- Who is the target market?
- How is it licensed, and what are the
- How much does it cost?
- What are the changes in licenses and
entitlements with Domino 8.5.3?
- What are some of the architectural changes
and enhancements with Domino 8.5.3?
- The OpenNTF extension library, feature
packs, and extending Domino server functionality
Heidloff's blog post about his favorite 8.5.3 features
- Anything new with Traveler?
- and a whole lot more!
|On this episode we talk with IBM's Jim
Quill and Phil Riand about the forthcoming relational database support
for XPages coming with Domino 8.5.3 and the OpenNTF Extension Library.
idea on IdeaJam can now be
marked as "Completed" :-) |
The podcast runs 30 minutes. We hope you enjoy it!
|In this episode of Taking Notes we spoke
with IBMers Dave Delay and Phil Riand about the forthcoming REST API's
for Domino and XPages. We cover:
learn more about these REST services you should also read these posts from
the OpenNTF blog:
episode runs 27:28.
- What REST services are
- What the XPages
Extension Library is
- How you can add REST capabilities to
your XPages applications
- How you can get at the Domino data model
- A walk through of what you need to do
to start using the new services and controls
- and much more
|For episode 135 Bruce sat down with Niklas
Heidloff from IBM/OpenNTF and Vanessa Hutchinson from We4IT
where we talked about the first ever development contest being hosted by
OpenNTF. This contest is being sponsored by We4IT and you can learn all
about the contest by first listening to this episode of Taking Notes and
then heading on over to the contest
announcement page over on OpenNTF.org.
Episode 135 runs about 24 minutes.
|At Lotusphere 2011 Bruce Elgort spend 10
minutes with IBM's VP of Open Starndards Angel Diaz. Topics included:
podcasts runs 9:57.
- Angel's role at IBM
- The evolution of web and mobile standards
- Some advice for Notes/Domino developers
- Follow Angel on Twitter http://twitter.com/angelluisdiaz
- Challenges with the HTML5, Oauth, OpenSocial
- ODF and Symphony
|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:
show runs 35:28.
- 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.
|Today our guest on the podcast is Luis
Suarez: Knowledge Manager,
Community Builder, and Social Computing Evangelist inside and outside of
IBM. We chatted with him about: |
For more insight from Luis, check
out his blog at elsua.net,
follow him on Twitter at @elsua,
or listen to him on recent podcasts with This
Week in Lotus and TWiT's
- Social software evangelism inside of
IBM, and the group of 1,600+ BlueIQ Ambassadors within the company
- How you can possibly live
without e-mail for over 2
years (a question Luis has probably answered hundreds of times before,
and he graciously answered again)
- The difference between social networks
on the Internet and social networks behind the corporate firewall
- The future of social software, and what
technologies will be used to make it work across networks and vendors
- Luis' recent Enterprise
2.0 Evangelist of the Year Award
This podcast runs 48:00 and is 57mb.
|Today we had two IBMers on the show - Sacha
Chua and Luis Benitez where we talked about IBM's Lotus Connections and
things like social software user adoption behind the firewall, the Lotus
Connections API and app integration, open source, product evangelism, ROI,
how customers are using Connections and much more.
Sacha and Luis are extremely engaging speakers and you can hear how passionate
they are about social software and media and especially how IBM's Lotus
software portfolio makes them look like rock stars.
Microblogging Drives Business Value To Organizations"
blog entry that Luis talked about in the show.
Sacha's blog "Living
an Awesome Life" and
on Twitter @sachac
Luis's blog "Socialize
Me" and on Twitter @lbenitez
This episode runs 37:35.
|This Episode of The Taking Notes podcast
is sponsored by the fine folks at XPages101.net
where you can use the promo code "TN120" to receive a 33% discount
on their XPages Video training series. Over 6+ hour of videos and
30+ lessons. Sign
up and start learning XPages now.
Today we speak with IBM's Kathy Holden, Rob Novak (SNAPPS)
and a Quickr customer about all of the great things that are part of Lotus
Quickr 8.5 including:
episode runs 46:11 and is 42.4mb. Enjoy the podcast and we hope you
learn a lot about Quickr 8.5.
- Support for over 27 languages out-of-the-box
- Linux support
- Previewing files has change
- No more ActiveX required
- Quickr connectors and support for meta
- Quickr for developers
- Lists and what they are
- Changes to how ACL'swork with folders
- Speed improvements
- The new templates
- ECM integration
- Why DAOS is a good thing for Quickr
- Integration with Lotus Notes and Lotus
- and much more
|Have you heard that there is going to be
a really cool XPages Extensibility API in Notes/Domino 8.5.2? Today
we interviewed Phillipe Riand and Jim Quill from the IBM XPages team where
we talked about:
thanks to IBM's Paul
Hannan for helping us put
this podcast together.
- What is the XPages Extensability API?
- How to get started using the API
to find the XPages Extensability API documentation
(on the wiki of course!)
- How to use the API
- Does the API support both Notes client
and Domino XPages apps?
- What's coming in the future with Notes/Domino
8.5.3 and do we dare say Notes 9
- and much more
The show is 32.5mb and runs 33:47 minutes.
|On this episode of the podcast we spoke
with IBM's Chris
back and enjoy Episode 114 which runs 39:40.
- LotusLive Connections
- LotusLive Engage
- LotusLive Notes
- LotusLive iNotes
- Why customers are asking about "the
- The "hybrid" strategy
- and much more...
|In this episode Julian and Bruce talk with
Joyce Davis, Community and Program Manager - IBM Lotus Software and Amanda
We talk about:
show is 28.1 mb and runs 30:35 minutes.
- What Joyce and Amanda do at IBM
- What is the Lotus Technical Information
and Education community?
- Ways people can participate in the community
- Benefits to contributing to the wikis
- Lotusphere 2010 - what the team
did, how information was captured and presented
- Innovating in the area of information
development and delivery
- Plans for 2010
- How to contact Joyce and Amanda
- and much more...
|In Episode 105 we Interviewed IBM's Mary
Beth Raven and Julie
Forgo from the User Experience
or "UX" team. |
We talk about:
check out our Lotusphere 2010 sponsors Simplified Technology Solutions
or "STS" at http://simplified-tech.com.
STS also has started a new series of screencasts "TipsInTwo"
Also, be sure and attend Darren Duke's Show-N-Tell Session at Lotusphere
2010 on Sunday from 4-6 PM in the Swan Osprey room.
- What is a "UX person" and
what do they do?
- The UX Lab at Lotusphere 2010
- Designing with "personas"
and why it's important to software design and creating great user experiences
- Group usability
- How users can influence software design
- Learn the secret code word for "user"
- Community based information dissemination
- Learn how the UX team learns from users
- and much, much more...
The show is 41.3mb and runs 45:02 minutes.
|Note: This podcast contains additional
information about Global Business Excellence Forum that was also covered
in Episode 101. This show has been produced specifically for the
people who may be considering attending the "Global Business Excellence
This short episode of the podcast covers
the brand new "Global
Business Excellence Forum"
being held for the first time this year at Lotusphere 2010. Learn more
about this exciting new event and all registered Lotusphere 2010 attendees
can also attend this special event.
The podcast is 6.8mb and runs 7:17 minutes.
|Are you an IBM Lotus Business Partner who
will be attending Lotusphere?
If you are you should really consider attending Business Development
Day according to Tim Kounadis, Director, Worldwide Channel and Industry.
In this podcast Tim and Bruce talk about what's in store for BDD
at Lotusphere 2010 including the new Global
Business Excellence Forum and
much more. |
One point to mention that was not covered in the podcast is that the BDD
OGS will take place in the same Dolphin rooms as the Lotusphere OGS.
The podcast is 15.5mb and runs 16:48 minutes.
|IBM's Alistair Rennie, Vice President of
Development and Technical Support and Kevin Cavanaugh, Vice President of
Messaging and Collaboration Technology Business Executive talk with Bruce
and Julian about:
Lotus Knows Video Blitz
- The Lotus Knows IdeaJam
- How the ideas from the jam fit with
Lotus product visions and plans
- More on the Lotus Knows initiative and
why the initiative was started now
- How Lotus Knows ties in with IBM's Smarter
- How you can participate and help with
- Plans for Lotusphere 2010
- and much more
Lotus invites you to create short videos on how you know Lotus. The videos
should showcase specific capabilities that demonstrate how end users know
Lotus. Be creative, Be original, Be specific. The Video Blitz will be held
starting August 28th. Also, to help provide inspiration for the Video Blitz,
the Lotus Knows IdeaJam will be available for the next 30 days for you
to review the ideas this community has brought forward. Please pass the
word and encourage your network to participate!
This podcast was brought to you by Conxsys's
The show is 27mb and runs for 29:43.
|This evening, Julian Robichaux and Bruce
Elgort met up with productivity specialist, Eric Mack (Notes on Productivity),
and IBMer Chris Blatnick (Interface Matters)to discuss a variety
of topics, including:
This episode runs 49:51
and is 45.7mb (128kbs). |
|Paul Mooney, Julian and Bruce spend 20
minutes talking with Shawne Robinson from IBM about all of the new features
in Notes Traveler and iNotes Ultralite that recently ship with version
|Bruce and Julian had the opportunity to
talk to Ed
Brill (Worldwide Sales Manager
for Lotus Notes/Domino) and Dwight Morse (Lotus Notes Product Manager)
about changes and new features in the recent Notes
8.0.2 release. We also got
to discuss a few "future directions" sort of things. Talking
certainly, much much more. Also be sure to check out Dwight Morse speaking
about Notes 8 on the Ziff
Davis Innovations podcast.
- Do we have any numbers yet on how many
companies have upgraded to Notes 8 so far? How about customer
- Is Lotus comfortable with the 8.0.2
startup speed and smaller memory footprint, or will it continue to improve?
- What's the big deal about the new INI
parameter that controls whether the client opens in Basic or Standard mode?
- Are the Symphony editors in the Notes
8 Standard client simply "nice to have", or is IBM aggressively
pushing the Symphony product?
- Is there better integration coming between
Notes and Connections, especially as it relates to Activities?
- Can we confirm or deny William Shatner
as the opening session speaker at Lotusphere?
This podcast was brought to you by Elguji
Software, the makers of IdeaJam
(idea management and social bookmarking software for Lotus Notes/Domino).
It is 16.2mb and runs 35:11 minutes.
Gartenberg tells us about
all sorts of new Sametime goodies, including:
was brought to you by Elguji Software the makers of IdeaJam.
It is 19.6mb and runs 42:37 minutes
|At Lotusphere 2008 we had a few minutes
to sit down with Arthur Fontaine and Brian Reed from IBM where we talked
Protector which was announced
at the show. Somebody had their cell phone on during the recording
which caused some interference for which we apologize for.|
This podcast was sponsored by Instant
Technologies. It is 8mb and
runs 17:26 minutes at 64kps.
|Sandra "Queen of Lotusphere"
Marcus tells us all about what to expect at Lotusphere
2008 -- only 2 months away!
She talks about things like:
you haven't bought your tickets yet, get them now before prices go up in
January. There's even still a little room left for vendors on the showroom
floor, but not for long.
- Attendance is up so much that they have
to split the opening session into 2 groups (just like old times).
- The all new "Lotus Salon"
(no, they won't style your hair). Check out the lotusphere.com
sidebar links for more info.
- Fan favorites are coming back: SpeedGeeking,
Jamfest, and more.
- Jamfest gets a new home -- no more tent!
- Get the real scoop on how the lunch
locations will work this time.
Thanks to Erica Topolski for getting this interview set up for us, and
Sandra Marcus for taking time out of her day for some questions. This podcast
is 18.8mb and runs 41:02 minutes at 64kps.
Guidera, Senior IT Specialist
on the IBM consulting team, talks about the new (and soon to be released)
Connections product, including:
Connections datasheet on the IBM site,
Connections will be available for GA electronic download on June 29th (same
day as Quickr,
and some Apple
thing), so hurry up and learn
- Tags and tagging
- Web 2.0-ish-ness
- The 5 "pillars" of Connections:
Profiles, Communities, Blogs, Dogear, and Activities
- Activities tie-ins to Lotus Notes 8
If you want more information, listen to the Lotus
Collaboration Summit Online
teleconference (probably in replay as you read this), check out the Lotus
Greenhouse, or watch a Flash
demo. It's all good.
This podcast also features another new "Interface
Matters" segment with
Chris Blatnick. The whole kit and kaboodle is 27.6mb and runs 1:00:19 at
|Julian and Bruce talked to Rob
Wunderlich -- Technology Evangelist
in the "Emerging Technology and Standards Evangelization" team
at IBM -- about things like:
much more. Rob was a fun interview, and we all had a good chat.
- Mobile applications and Lotus Domino
- Web Services
- The importance of standards
- What it's like to be a Technology Evangelist
- Redwings and mud pie
Also in this podcast, another new "Interface
Matters" segment with
Episode 61 was sponsored by Collaboration
The podcast is 21.8mb and runs 47:23 at 64kps.
|Mere days after Sametime 7.5.1 goes Gold,
Julian and Bruce were able to get a hold of Adam
Gartenberg (Offering Manager
for IBM Lotus Real-Time Collaboration) to talk about all the new things
in the Sametime client and server. And boy, are there a lot of new things,
If you want
to find out more about Sametime 7.5.1, try out these links:
in this podcast, Chris Blatnick's new "Interface
- Video (webcam) integration
- Tabbed chat (configurable and optional)
- Mac Client
- Linux servers (Red Hat and SUSE)
- Office and Outlook integration
- Offline status integrated with Notes
or Outlook calendar (i.e. -- if your calendar says you're in a meeting,
your Sametime status will be set to busy)
- Lots of administrator configuration
options for the client, set on the server
Plugin Catalog and the new
Episode 60 was sponsored by Collaboration
The podcast is 29.5mb and runs 1:04:11 at 64kps.
|Andre Guirard -- the Project Lead for the
Domino Designer client -- takes some time out to talk to Bruce and Julian
We'll probably do several shows
in the coming weeks about the new Notes 8 client, and this is a great one
to start off with. Andre knows what he's talking about.
The podcast is 15.3mb and runs 33:27 minutes at 64kps.
|Bruce and Julian finally got Thomas Gumz
on the podcast schedule. The interview has a LOT of densely packed information,
so listen closely. Subjects we covered include:
The DDM (Domino Domain Monitor) database
in R7 that Thomas also led the design for, with a quick discussion of "hacking"
that database to learn about tricks like rounded
table corners (a technique
that Ben Langhinrichs played
or writing an
event-driven tabbed interface
Using a Domino server as an Eclipse
Update Site, with features like:
managing plugins and packages for Sametime
7.5 clients as well as the forthcoming Notes 8 client
using the UpdateSite.ntf template on
a Domino 7 server to manage Sametime 7.5 plugins right now (or,
at least, as soon as the Domino 8 beta is available and we can get the
Notes replication allows you to easily
manage plugins for clients on local servers, instead of one big central
in the future, this may be how Notes
8 client updates are handled
- The evolution of the Domino Administrator
Client (that Thomas leads the design for), including:
- how it went from an oversized dialog
in 4.6 to a full Windows and Web client today
- cool things you can do with the Web
client, like starting and stopping Windows services on the server
notes\data\dfc\dfc100.nsf database (DFC = DOM Foundation Classes)
- "hacking" the Domino Admin
database code (for a cool example, see how Dovid Gross added
a custom server task for ACLHelp)
Again, tons of good stuff in there.
The podcast is 21.2mb and runs 46:27 minutes at 64kps.
|Chris Miller, Julian and Bruce sit down
with David Brigida from IBM and Josh Schrager from VoiceRite
where we talk about something we never have discussed on the podcast -
unified communications and unified messaging. |
We start out the show by defining what unified communications and unified
messaging are and then talk about the VoiceRite Client for Sametime 7.5.
We then learn how you never have to pick up the phone to check your
voice mail change greeting since you can do all of that from your Sametime
client. Whether you have an old analog or new Voice over IP PBX from any
where in the world you can see who's calling your voice mail, send an IM
message to Sametime which is spoken to the callers or even transfer the
call to a soft phone or cell phone.
Josh then tells us about VoiceRite's Name
Dialer for Domino which allows
you to have an automated receptionist for your company so that caller to
your company can say the name or department of anyone in your directory
and be automatically transferred to them.
You can also see a demonstration of both products at the VoiceRite pedestal
(number 621) at Lotusphere 2007 in the Product Showcase.
Episode 46 was sponsored by Integra
for Notes, solutions for Lotus
Notes integration and reporting to Microsoft Word and Excel.
The podcast is 18mb and runs 38:15 minutes at 64kps.
Adam Gartenberg also blogs
about this podcast.
Technorati: Lotus Notes Domino Sametime VoiceRite IBM Lotusphere2007
|We thought we give you a heads up of some
podcasts we have in the queue:
we mention that we still have all of our podcast sponsorships open?
If you are interested drop us an email.
|Tonight we had a fun interview with Craig
Lordan and Tara Hall -- two of the honchos behind the developerWorks
Lotus site (the website formerly
known as notes.net). We chatted it up about things like:
a break, take a listen. |
The podcast is 28.1mb and runs 30:35
|Bruce and Julian got a chance to interview
Mike Rhodin, IBM General Manager for Workplace, Portal and Collaboration
Software (and Lotusphere
MC). We asked him a wide range of questions, touching on topics like:
There was also a lot of
discussion around SOA and Lotus
Expeditor too, and a whole
lot more. Overall, a fantastic interview. Take a listen!
- What was the internal design process
for the Hannover/Notes 8 product? Was it UI-driven?
- How do I take advantage of the new Hannover
technologies in my old Lotus Notes applications?
- What about Ajax? And XForms? And Activity
Explorer? And the DB2 back-end data store? And the rest of the IBM software
line? How will the new Notes 8 client be able to take advantage of these
- Will we be able to run the Hannover
- Who's the comedian for Lotusphere going
We also would like to thank Elana Fernandez
of the IBM Media Relations Team for making the interview with Mike possible.
The podcast is 20.5mb and runs 44:30 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Bruce and Julian have a nice chat with
Lepofsky (Competitive Marketing
Intelligence at IBM/Lotus) and Eric
Mack (eProductivity specialist
about the difficulty of helping co-workers and customers "get"
Lotus Notes. We talk about a variety of topics around this theme, including:
31 was sponsored (once again) by Collaboration
The podcast is 27.6mb and runs 48:08 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Quickplace 8.0 is coming! Bruce and Julian
talk to Rob
Novak (president of SNAPPS)
and Satwik Seshasai (team lead for Quickplace
development at IBM) about what's coming in the new release, including:
also tosses in a couple of quick interviews: one with Chad
Schelfhout about the OpenAudit
projects on OpenNTF, and another with John
Head regarding the Community
Samples Effort -- a push to
product competitive and open templates for Notes/Domino.
- nifty new Ajax functionality and open
- integration with Microsoft Office AND
- integration with Activity
- a teaser about the upcoming Collaboration
- and much more
The audio during the interview with
Rob and Satwick is a bit choppy in places due to some problems Skype was
giving us. Sorry about that.
Episode 27 was sponsored by Instant-Technologies.
The podcast is 22.67mb and runs 38:43 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Taking Notes episode 24 is an interview
Oliver, longtime LotusGeek
and recently pulled (back) into the ranks of IBM. Bruce, Julian, and Rocky
discussed topics such as:
24 was sponsored by Genii
Notes Access for SAP, and
Rocky's involvement on that project
- How that fits in with the larger Project
Harmony, which extends to
both Lotus Notes and Workplace
- Is it too early to start planning for
- Why did Rocky leave a successful independent
consulting practice to go to work for IBM, anyway?
All this and much, much more. See what you think!
The podcast is 19.4mb and runs 34:36
at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|In this Taking Notes podcast, Bruce and
Julian have a fantastic conversation with Adam Gartenberg -- IBM/Lotus
Offering Manager for Real-time and Team Collaboration -- regarding the
upcoming Sametime 7.5 client. We talked about far too many features and
details to list them all here in the show notes (you'll just have to listen
to the podcast ;-), but here are some of the topics we touched on:
shared some great details with us, so make sure you listen to the whole
thing. Also, here are a few links related to what we discussed:
course the OpenNTF update with John
- Why is Sametime 7.5 NOT "just another
- What are some of the reasons you'll
want to upgrade from older versions of Sametime?
- Discussion of the new role-based security
- The new Sametime plugin architecture,
some neat things you can do with it, and talk of a forthcoming online Sametime
- Improvements in the Sametime Meeting
- How will we need to upgrade? Clients
first? Servers first? All at once?
- Options available for telephony and
connectivity to other chat networks via the RTC Gateway
Episode 22 was sponsored by Instant-Technologies.
The podcast is 25.6mb and runs 46:13 (yes a long podcast) at 64kps (variable
|On Thursday night Julian and Bruce had
a nice podside chat with Ed
Brill. Ed answers some of
our questions in addition to some of the ones submitted by our listeners
over the last week.
The podcast also includes segments by:
The podcast is 27.7mb and
runs 50:36 at 64kps (variable bit rate).
|Today we had the privilege (and good fortune)
to get an interview with Kevin Cavanaugh, Vice President of Development
for Domino Products. He was extremely friendly and gave us some fantastic
information on things like:
again to Kevin Cavanaugh for the great interview, and to Michael Shamrell
and Jenn Snyder for setting all this up for us in the first place. Download,
listen, and enjoy.
- Sametime 7.5 features (including plugins!)
- Activity Explorer integration in Notes
- The difference between Hannover and
- New and improved Notes client on the
- Upcoming RSS/Atom feed integration in
- and much more...
The podcast is 15.9mb and runs 33:28 at 64kps.