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Taking Notes Episode 148: 2012.01.24 - Alistair Rennie on Lotusphere 2012 and Getting Social 1.24.2012
We had the pleasure of interviewing IBM Collaboration Solutions General Manager Alistair Rennie (Twitter), where we talked about:
  • 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 it relevant?
  • 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...
The podcast runs 24:06 and is best listened to while eating one or more pretzel cookies.



Taking Notes Episode 147: 2012.01.10 - Lotusphere Hashtags, Tweetups, Scavenger Hunts, and More! 1.10.2012
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: You can also hear Ken on MacBreak Weekly with Leo Laporte on occasion.

We also suggest you follow Ken on Twitter at
@macosken.

Topics included:
See 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.




Taking Notes Episode 146: 2011.12.23 - Developing a Collaboration Strategy with Michael Sampson 12.23.2011
On this episode we spoke with Michael Sampson about his new book "Collaboration Roadmap - You've got the technology now what?" We talked about:
  • Why do companies need to develop a collaboration strategy
  • Are there any special "tricks" to making collaboration happen?
  • ROADMAP and what it means
  • Does the book apply to any specific technology/product?
  • Are there differences in the way groups and teams need to collaborate?
  • Is there one platform that can "do it all"?
  • Are successful collaboration efforts based on grass root efforts?
  • Michael's take on "Social Business"
  • What's the future of collaboration
  • What role does video conferencing play with collaboration
  • What has made collaboration a topic of late
  • What do you get when you buy Michael's book
  • Michael attending Lotusphere 2012
  • and much more...
This show runs 38:13. Oh, and be sure and go order Michael's book now.



Taking Notes Episode 145: 2011.12.16 - All About IBM Connect 2012 12.16.2011
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 (Awesome choice).
  • Surprises people may see/hear about at Connect.
  • 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
IBM Social Insights Blog or the Twitter hashtags #IBMConnect and #IBMSocialBiz.

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 not speaking.


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.




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Taking Notes Episode 142: 2011.11.17 - A View Into the World of NoSQL, with Mark Myers 11.17.2011
Today we talked with Mark Myers from the London Developer Co-op about all things NoSQL.

Topics include:
  • The four different types of NoSQL databases
  • Why the need for NoSQL
  • Why NoSQL has become some popular over the last few years
  • How the NSF has provided NoSQL type functionality for a long time
  • Some discussion about CouchDB, MongoDB and other NoSQL offerings
  • The role of Javascript in NoSQL
  • Mark's blog entry about how to improve the NSF
  • How and why Mark thinks XPages are much easier to use for development than other technologies he has used
  • How the IBM XWork Server is well positioned to become a database server
  • Who will be buying the first round of drinks at Lotusphere 2012
  • and much more....
The podcast runs about 40 minutes and is chock full of great NoSQL goodness.



Taking Notes Episode 130: 2011.02.27 - IBM’s VP of Open Standards Angel Diaz 2.27.2011
At Lotusphere 2011 Bruce Elgort spend 10 minutes with IBM's VP of Open Starndards Angel Diaz. Topics included:
  • 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 standards
  • ODF and Symphony
The podcasts runs 9:57.



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Taking Notes Episode 131: 2011.02.14 - Lotusphere 2011 Wrap Up with Ed Brill and Kat Mandelstein 2.14.2011
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:
  • The IBM-ification of Lotus
  • Advice for the Lotus Notes/Domino developers of the world
  • IBM's move to "go social"
  • LotusLive
  • Smarter Planet
  • Why IBM's move to "social business"
  • Lotus Symphony (free, free, free)
  • IBM's Watson
  • and much more.
This show runs 35:28.



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Taking Notes Episode 128: 2010.12.08 - Drain Google, Second Signal, Lotusphere CULT shirt and more with Bob Balaban and Andrew Pollack 12.8.2010
Today Bruce and Julian interview Bob Balaban from Looseleaf Software and Andrew Pollack from Northern Collaborative Technologies about:  
  • Bob's "Drain Google" project
  • Andrew's Second Signal product
  • The history of the Lotusphere C.U.L.T. shirt
  • Why cloud computing is a lie
  • Using Domino as a "swiss army knife" app server
  • Bob's role as a Lotusphere track manager
  • and lots more...
The episode runs 37:05. Oh and thanks for staying subscribed.



Taking Notes Episode 106: 2010.01.15 - SharePoint Integrator 2.5 with Mainsoft’s Yaacov Cohen 1.15.2010
Bruce spoke with Mainsoft President Yaacov Cohen about their SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes V2.5 announcment.

During Lotusphere 2010 Mainsoft will preview SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes V2.5. Built using the Eclipse Rich Clicent Platform, the Lotus Notes sidebar application makes SharePoint easy to access and easy to use from Lotus Notes. The preview introduces support for Sharepoint 2010 including integration with SharePoint-based professional networks.

Yacoov talks about how first time, IT users in mixed IT environments will be able to access a slew of information (contact details, photographs, areas of expertise, experiences, connections, and more) on the contacts they know, and the they'll be able to search for new contacts based on their areas of expertise and experience. All of this, plus SharePoint-based document collaboration and calendards, right at their fingertips, within Lotus Notes.

Please 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" at http://tipsintwo.com. 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.

The show is 14.8mb and runs 16:02 minutes.




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Taking Notes Episode 105: 2010.01.07 - An Interview with Mary Beth Raven and Julie Forgo from the IBM Lotus UX Team 1.7.2010
In Episode 105 we Interviewed IBM's Mary Beth Raven and Julie Forgo from the User Experience or "UX" team.

We talk about:
  • 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 and gathering.
  • Learn how the UX team learns from users
  • and much, much more...
Please 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" at http://tipsintwo.com. 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.

The show is 41.3mb and runs 45:02 minutes.




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Taking Notes Episode 104: 2010.01.01 - Lotus Symphony with John Head 1.1.2010
For our inaugural episode of 2010 we talk with John Head, Director Enterprise Collaboration at The PSC Group about Lotus Symphony. We cover:
  • Some background on the version history of Symphony
  • What kind of API's are available for developers to create integration points for Symphony
  • Lotusphere 2010 sessions covering Symphony
  • Document format support
  • and much more...
The show is 35mb and runs 38:07 minutes.



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Taking Notes Episode 103: 2009.12.22 - Sametime 8.5 with Carl Tyler 12.22.2009
Carl Tyler of Epilio talks to Bruce and Julian about all things Sametime 8.5 and what you can expect when you upgrade. Carl gives great information that is a must listen for all of you running Sametime. The gang also talks about Lotusphere 2010, the new Lotusphere Sessions iPhone app from The Turtle Partnership and also includes some good tips on how to improve your English accent.

The show is 46.2mb and runs 50:21 minutes.




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Taking Notes Episode 102: 2009.12.01 - The 3rd Annual Teamstudio Spotlight Awards 12.1.2009
Craig Schumann and Mike Wetherebee at TeamStudio talk about the Spotlight Awards 2010 contest.   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.

The show is 19.6mb and runs 20:22 minutes.




Taking Notes Episode 101-1: 2009.11.29 - Lotusphere 2010 Global Business Excellence Forum with IBM’s Tim Kounadis 11.29.2009
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 Forum".

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.




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Taking Notes Episode 101: 2009.11.28 - Lotusphere 2010 Business Development Day with IBM’s Tim Kounadis 11.28.2009
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.




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Lotusphere 2010 podcast sponsorship available 11.11.2009
The Taking Notes podcast which reaches thousands of Lotus users around the globe is happy to announce that we are offering a special sponsorship opportunity for Lotusphere 2010. If you are interested or want to learn more, please drop Bruce an email.

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Taking Notes Episode 100: 2009.10.25 - XPages with Matt White, Declan Lynch, and Peter Presnell 10.25.2009
Bruce and Julian talk XPages (in Lotus Notes 8.5.0 and 8.5.1) and Open Source Lotus Awards with XPages Blog editors: This podcast was brought to you by Conxsys's nsfRewind and the letter "X".

NOTE: check the blog entry we linked to above for more information on due dates, rules, and suggestions for the Open Source Lotus Awards. There were two conflicting dates we found during the podcast.

The show is 42mb and runs for 44:00.




Taking Notes Episode 99: 2009.08.27 - Lotus Knows Jamming with Industry Innovators Provides Alistair Rennie and Kevin Cavanaugh Insight 8.27.2009
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:
  • 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 Planet initiative
  • How you can participate and help with these initiatives
  • Plans for Lotusphere 2010
  • and much more
The Lotus Knows Video Blitz

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 on
www.doyouknowlotus.com 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 nsfRewind.

The show is 27mb and runs for 29:43.




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Taking Notes Episode 95: 2009.01.15 - Notes Traveler and iNotes Ultralite 8.5 1.15.2009
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 8.5.



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Taking Notes Episode 94: 2009.01.14 - Lotusphere Idol Contestant Andy Donaldson 1.14.2009
Eight and a half minutes with Lotusphere Idol 2009 contestant Andy Donaldson.



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Taking Notes Episode 90: 2008.11.25 - Lotusphere 2009 with Sandra Marcus from IBM 11.25.2008
Part 1 of a 2 part podcast with Sandra "Queen of Lotusphere" Marcus, where she tells us what to expect at Lotusphere 2009 -- only 2 months away! She talks about things like:
  • The team of people who put Lotusphere together every year (do they ever rest?)
  • The opening session and the various keynotes at the conference
  • Hints about this year's theme and what it means
  • Some of the new things you'll see this year
If 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.

This podcast was brought to you by
Elguji Software, the makers of IdeaJam and LinkJam (idea management and social bookmarking software for Lotus Notes/Domino). It is 15.3mb and runs 33:15 minutes.



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Taking Notes Episode 89: 2008.11.25 - Lotusphere 2009 Business Development Day with IBM’s Tim Kounadis 11.25.2008
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 SMB Marketing.  In this 22:19 podcast Tim, Julian and Bruce talk about:
  • What exactly is BD Day?
  • What's the theme for this year?
  • What type of session are you offering?
  • Can you reveal who the keynote speaker is?
  • I am a new IBM partner, should I attend? What about partners that have been around for while?
  • When is it, where does it take place and how do I register?
This podcast was brought to you by Elguji Software, the makers of IdeaJam and LinkJam (idea management and social bookmarking software for Lotus Notes/Domino). It is 10mb and runs 22:19 minutes.



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Taking Notes Episode 77: 2008.02.18 - Lotus Protector with Arthur Fontaine and Brian Reed 2.18.2008
At Lotusphere 2008 we had a few minutes to sit down with Arthur Fontaine and Brian Reed from IBM where we talked about Lotus 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.



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Taking Notes Episode 75: 2008.01.30 - Lotusphere Announcements 1.31.2008
Bruce and Julian had actually recorded a podcast at Lotusphere about the OGS, but due to technical and vocal difficulties we needed to re-record. So...

Bruce, Julian, and special guest
Andrew Pollack discuss many of the announcements from Lotusphere 2008 -- specifically, a lot of things they talked about at the Opening General Session, including:
  • The "Atlantic" SAP integration effort
  • What's new in Lotus Notes/Domino 8.0.1
  • What's coming in Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5
  • Lotus Symphony
  • Some of the new products like Lotus Foundations, Bluehouse, and Protector
This podcast was sponsored by Instant Technologies. It is 24.9mb and runs 54:19 minutes at 64kps.



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Taking Notes Episode 74: 2008.01.15 - Lotusphere for "newbies" with Rocky Oliver and Bill Buchan 1.15.2008
Bruce, Julian, Bill Buchan, and Rocky Oliver give you the scoop on going to Lotusphere -- it's next week!!! If you listen real close at the end, you can even catch a few comments by Paul Mooney.

Good information for Lotusphere newbies (how to get around, where to go, what to watch out for) and veterans (Lotusphere Idol, new Jamfest location, new dining plan) alike. Get that yellow blood pumping...

This podcast was sponsored by
Instant Technologies. It is 23.6mb and runs 51:25 minutes at 64kps.



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Taking Notes Episode 73: 2008.01.12 - The Making of the Lotusphere Session Database 1.12.2008
Ben Langhinrichs tells us all about the Lotusphere Session database -- how it works, what's new this year, and why he started doing it in the first place! That database is an invaluable resource for Lotusphere attendees, especially PRIOR to going to Lotusphere as you are trying to figure out what sessions to attend. And, thanks to the Turtle partnership, there is an online version of the database as well as a version you can use to sync with your Blackberry.

Ben also lets on about a new feature he'll be adding soon, to help you out with your coffee breaks. Yeehaw.


This podcast was sponsored by
Instant Technologies. It is 16.6mb and runs 36:08 minutes at 64kps.



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Taking Notes Episode 70: 2007.11.14 - Lotusphere 2008 with Sandra Marcus from IBM 11.14.2007
Sandra "Queen of Lotusphere" Marcus tells us all about what to expect at Lotusphere 2008 -- only 2 months away! She talks about things like:
  • 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.
If 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.

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.




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Taking Notes Episode 52: 2007.01.25 - Lotusphere 2007 Day 3 and 4 1.25.2007
A 9:25 minute podcast from Lotusphere 2007 with Jess Stratton, Jonvon, Julian and Bruce. We talk about some of the days sessions, the Product Showcase and of course the Swan Boat races.

The podcast is 4.4mb.  Enjoy.


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Taking Notes Episode 50: 2007.01.21 - Lotusphere 2007 Day 1 1.22.2007
Bruce, Julian and some special guests talk about Lotusphere Day 0 and 1.  Enjoy and wish you were here.

The podcast is 4.3mb and runs 9:16 minutes at 64kps.

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Taking Notes Episode 44: 2007.01.19 - Blogsphere V3 with Declan Lynch 1.18.2007
In Episode 44 of the podcast we talk to Declan Lynch the creator of the successful OpenNTF Blogsphere blogging template for Lotus Notes and Domino.  We talk about:
  • The history of Blogsphere Version 1 and 2
  • A review of all the new features that are part of the soon to be released Version 3 including the all new "tag and template" engine, the new tag cloud support and the new blog themes
  • Declan and Bruce kid about "BS-ing"
  • How to upgrade from Versions 1 and 2 to Version 3
  • Where to find and download the beta of the Version 3
  • Come see Declan and Steve Castledine at their Lotusphere 2007 session "Ready, Steady, Blog!"
  • and many other cool things you never knew about Declan and his Blogsphere project
Episode 44 was sponsored by Integra for Notes, solutions for Lotus Notes integration and reporting to Microsoft Word and Excel.

The podcast is 15.8mb and runs 34:21 minutes at 64kps.


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Taking Notes Episode 48: 2007.01.17 - Lotus Awards 2007 winner The PSC Group 1.17.2007


Jim Waters and Jim Vaselopulos from
The PSC Group tell us about their solution that helped them win the Lotus 2007 Award for "Best People-Centric SOA Application" in addition to their plans for Lotusphere 2007. Also find out how they saved their client $3 million with a Portal solution.

The podcast is 7.2mb and runs 15:32 minutes at 64kps.


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Taking Notes Episode 46: 2007.01.17 - An interview with IBM and VoiceRite 1.16.2007
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.

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Taking Notes Episode 43: 2007.01.15 - Interview with Ytria 1.15.2007
You have heard of Ytria (pronounced Y-tree-ah) right?  They are the guys who make development tools for Lotus Notes and Domino that make things "EZ" with their products scanEZ, viewEZ, actionBarEZ, designPropEZ and signEZ.

We interviewed Eric Houvenaghel the CEO of Ytria and talked about:
  • their line of EZ Notes and Domino development tools
  • several Notes and Domino development "urban myths"
  • how to get started using their tools without having to pay a dime
  • how consultants can rent their applications for short time engagements
  • how much their products cost
  • Ytria's plans for Lotusphere 2007 including a discussion about their swag that they will be giving away at pedestal 237 in the Product Showcase
Episode 43 was sponsored by Integra for Notes, solutions for Lotus Notes integration and reporting to Microsoft Word and Excel.

The podcast is 19.6mb and runs 42:38 minutes at 64kps.


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Taking Notes Episode 45: 2007.01.16 - Reporting with Integra4Notes 1.15.2007
In this episode of the podcast, John de Giorgio told us all about how the Integra for Notes products can generate nicely formatted reports directly from Lotus Notes. Some of the topics we touched on were:
  • Analyzing and reporting on Lotus Notes data using Microsoft Word and Excel
  • The problems with rolling out a custom reporting/export solution in all of your databases
  • How does this product work? Do you need DLLs? Is it a reporting engine? Do you have to modify your databases or write code?
  • Setting up report profiles, so users can just run a pre-configured report and have it delivered to them
  • Running ad-hoc reports on the local client, including merging Notes data with other relational databases
  • Running scheduled reports on the server
  • Generating PDF reports
  • How much does it cost?
Also, don't forget to stop by pedestal 610 at Lotusphere to talk to John and the other Integra4Notes folks in person.

Episode 45 was sponsored by
Integra for Notes, solutions for Lotus Notes integration and reporting to Microsoft Word and Excel.

The podcast is 15.6mb and runs 33:54 minutes at 64kps.


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Lotusphere 2007 swag - Introducing the Listen Up! t-shirt 1.11.2007
Be sure and track down Julian, Bruce or Chris Miller at Lotusphere 2007 to get one of these cool shirts.  Supplies are limited (250) and won't last long.

Lotusphere
2007 Taking Notes/IdoNotes Podcast Shirt Front


Lotusphere
2007 Taking Notes/IdoNotes Podcast Shirt Back




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Taking Notes Episode 41: 01.08.07 - Lotus Awards 2007 winner Relavis Corporation 1.8.2007
Relavis Corporation

Bruce had a chance to speak with Paula Cervoni, VP of Services at
Relavis where they talked about the Lotus Award that Relavis recently received for "Best Contextual Collaboration Solution" and Relavis's plans for Lotusphere 2007.

Congratulations to Paula and the team over at Relavis.

The podcast is 2.4mb and runs 4:47 at 64kps






In the queue... 1.7.2007
We thought we give you a heads up of some podcasts we have in the queue: Did we mention that we still have all of our podcast sponsorships open? If you are interested drop us an email.

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Taking Notes Episode 40: 01.04.07 - Lotus Awards 2007 winner Kryos Systems 1.4.2007
Kryos Systems

Bruce spent a few minutes talking with Laurie Desautels, Chief Solutions Architect at
Kryos Systems where they talked about the Lotus Award that Kryos recently received for "Best Portal Solution" and Kryos' plans for Lotusphere 2007.  There is also some great information about their winning "Special Wheat - The Saskatchewan Wheat Pool Story" portal solution over on the Kryos site including video clips and slideshow.  

Congratulations to Laurie and the Kryos team!


The podcast is 3.4mb and runs 6:49 at 64kps






Lotusphere 2007 - Advertise on The Taking Notes Podcast 12.11.2006
If you are interested in advertising on the Taking Notes podcast during Lotusphere 2007 please take a look at our adverbilitising brochure.  The podcast listnership is in the thousands and your advertistement will be heard for just pennies per impression.  We only have a few slots left so act quickly by dropping us a note if you are interested.

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Taking Notes Episode 35: 11.09.06 - Interview With Mike Rhodin 11.9.2006
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:
  • 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 technologies?
  • Will we be able to run the Hannover client "on a stick"?
  • Who's the comedian for Lotusphere going to be?
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!

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).




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Taking Notes Episode 28: 08.17.06 - Sametime on Linux, DominoWiki, Lotusphere 2007, OpenNTF Update, Online Meeting Tips and News 8.17.2006
Lots of different things for you in this podcast, including: Episode 28 was sponsored by Collaboration University.

The podcast is 20.2mb and runs 34:00 at 64kps (variable bit rate).




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Taking Notes Episode 18: 04.04.06 - Moving on up 4.4.2006
Julian and Bruce gab about a few random topics, including: And of course, more Talking News with Michael Sampson (where he announces Ed Brill's new job), and another OpenNTF update with John Roling.

The podcast is 20.8mb and runs 37:33 at 64kps (variable bit rate).




Taking Notes Episode 14: 02.12.06 - The weeks after Lotusphere 2006 2.12.2006
Sorry for the delay in getting a new episode of the Taking Notes podcast to you.  Here is what we convered in this episode:
  • Lotusphere "the week after" -- what did you come back to work talking about? What took us so long to podcast again?
  • Post-Lotusphere excitement (Yellow is the New Black, anti-FUD, etc.)
  • Lots of downloads of the Kevin Cavanaugh interview
  • Lotusphere Wiki -- lots of activity
  • Sametime 7.5 -- when do we get it?
  • Notes 7.0.1 is out -- lots of bug-fixes
  • Michael Sampson - Talking News
  • Free VMWare server -- great for testing Notes 7
  • Project Wanda -- hot or not?
  • OpenNTF Update
The podcast is 25.2mb and runs 55:03 at 64kps.

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Taking Notes Episode 13: 01.25.06 - Lotusphere 2006 An Interview with Kevin Cavanaugh 1.25.2006
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:
  • Sametime 7.5 features (including plugins!)
  • Activity Explorer integration in Notes
  • The difference between Hannover and "Domino Next"
  • New and improved Notes client on the Mac
  • Upcoming RSS/Atom feed integration in Notes
  • and much more...
Thanks 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.

The podcast is 15.9mb and runs 33:28 at 64kps.




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Taking Notes Episode 12: 01.24.06 - Lotusphere 2006 Day 1 1.24.2006
Coverage of Day 1 (and some of Tuesday's show) of Lotusphere including highlights of the Opening General Session, sessions, product showcase, JAMFest and other events. We recorded this episode in the rotunda of the Dolphin hotel and you may think you are hearing a "hiss" in the background when in fact it is actually the rushing water of the fountain behind us.

The podcast is 6.8mb and runs 14:30 at 64kps.




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Taking Notes Episode 11: 01.22.06 - Lotusphere 2006 Day 0 1.22.2006
It's our first day here at Lotusphere 2006. Here is a recap of Jumpstart Sessions, Welcome Reception and other pre-Lotusphere activities.  Enjoy.

The podcast is 4.4mb and runs 9:00 at 64kps.




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Taking Notes Episode 10: 01.15.06 - Meet the The Turtle 1.15.2006
Today we had the pleasure of interviewing Scott Wenzel better known as  The Turtle. The Turtle runs The Totally Unofficial Gonzo Lotusphere site which is a great resource for Lotusphere attendees.  During the interview The Turtle discusses how to avoid paying high prices for things you may need at Lotusphere such as food, water, and beer and he also gives you some tips on places to eat, party and to simply have fun.

The podcast is 15.8mb and runs 27:57 at 64kps.




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Lotusphere 2006 Podcast Ideas 1.10.2006
By the way, we'll be podcasting live from Lotusphere in a couple weeks (we're even on the official list -- yeehaw!). We have a few ideas on what we'll be doing, but we certainly welcome your ideas too.

Any requests?  Would you like us to ask a guru a question for you (
free of charge)? How about some coverage of the JAMFest, ESPN party, session speaker, Product Showcase vendor?

Bring it on!

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