F*@king Bruce and his attention seeking ways...
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 8:19a Carl Tyler I'm kidding, but someone needs to bring
him back down to earth. I've known Bruce for a number of years now
as a friend, a customer, partner, advisor, and general good guy. Honestly,
what can I say that hasn't already been said in all the other blogs? I'll
just say this, without Bruce and the commitment he had to keeping NTF going,
the Domino/Notes market could be very different today, it could have been
much worse, NTF filled a hole that IBM chose not to fill, and it took IBM
year [read] Keywords: domino
He walked on his bloody stumps...
Tue, Sep 17th 2013 11:07a Carl Tyler Back in FebruaryI blogged
about The Domino Danderers
and a planned walk across Scotland in aid of the Children's Hospice Association
Scotland. Originally I was to be performing that walk in May with
the others, but due to some health issues I was unable to take part, except
in a supporting role. I had raised quite a bit of money back them,
so I couldn't even bale, so I scheduled my attempt for weekend, as I would
already be in the UK for ICON UK and a friends wedding.
Members of [read] Keywords: domino
Another one speaking at IamLUG
Tue, Apr 30th 2013 8:50a Carl Tyler Like many others I will be in St. Louis
next week, speaking at IamLUG, and Epilio
are sponsoring the Monday night drinks. I decided not to do any really
tough presentations on Sametime, but am instead doing an updated version
of a presentation I first did at UKLUG "25 Years of Lotus and Still
Going Strong" which contains lots of demos of old Lotus products.
As usual, I'll probably have some old freebies to give away.
If you've not already registered yourself,
you better get o [read] Keywords: lotus
Fat man walking...all for a good cause.
Mon, Feb 11th 2013 1:40p Carl Tyler It's time for you to reach into your pockets
and sponsor me. Perhaps you've used our free plug-ins, perhaps you've
used our free Sametime admin tools, it's time to pay up. Now it's
not like that crazy sponsorship thing where all I had to do was shave my
head and paint my face blue, this one actually involves some serious preparation
and training. We managed to raise close to $3,000 dollars for the head
shave, so really hoping people will delve deep for this effort to smash
that amo [read] Keywords: admin
A slightly different review of 2012
Wed, Jan 2nd 2013 10:10a Carl Tyler Sure, I could blog about how my blog posts
are down, but Facebook posts are up, but who cares about that, here it
is, all my 2012 flying videos in chronological order...
from Alton Bay Ice Runway (B18) from Carl
Tyler on Vimeo.
departing Oswego, NY from Carl
Tyler on Vimeo.
- May 2012 from Carl
Tyler on Vimeo.
Formation behind Glen Salmon [read] Keywords: facebook
A word of warning to those thinking of leaving IBM
Mon, Dec 10th 2012 9:00a Carl Tyler Late on Friday night I got a call from
a distraught friend, their daughter had been playing with their mobile
phone, and whilst the child was playing with the phone, the device had
prompted for a password, after their 5th attempt at entering a password
the device reset itself to Factory settings. So what had happened?
Well about 3 months ago this person
was let got by IBM, prior to that, they had been using their own iPhone
as their business phone, you know all that we're so tight s [read] Keywords: ibm
Add some Bling to Sametime on your iOS device.
Mon, Oct 8th 2012 11:40a Carl Tyler Use Sametime on your iOS device? Want
to add some bling to your messages?
No problem, just install Emoji as an
additional keyboard and you can send messages that contain all sorts of
coloured emoticons. If the person on the receiving end is using a
Windows device, they'll see them as black and white Emoji (Windows doesn't
have coloured fonts), Mac devices will see the full colour. Why do
this instead of using emoticons? Well with these you're not sending jpgs
around your organi [read] Keywords: sametime
Microsoft Flight Arrives
Wed, Feb 29th 2012 4:11p Carl Tyler A couple of months ago I started my participation
in the Microsoft Flight beta program, the details and the NDA meant that
I couldn't speak about the beta, but now Microsoft Flight is available.
Now i've been using Microsoft Flight
Simulator since the early days, when it booted of it's own 5.25" disk
so I've watched this program evolve over the years. A couple of years
Microsoft disbanded the Flight Simulator development team, and to be honest
never really explained why, I be [read] Keywords: connections
Who's on first?
Mon, Feb 27th 2012 4:11p Carl Tyler As many know I really like the functionality
of the Sametime Proxy, and I really like what IBM did with the SDK. During
the betas, I express concern that I thought the name for the product was
confusing. I was firmly told that was pretty much just me. So I always
laugh when I see technotes with titles like this one:
"WebSphere Proxy redirects to Sametime Proxy unexpectedly"
The Sametime Proxy is running on Websphere,
but it is a not a Websphere Proxy, and is not managed in the [read] Keywords: ibm
What's going on with the IBM Sametime Branding?
Wed, Feb 22nd 2012 10:10a Carl Tyler With Sametime 8.5.2, many of us believed
IBM had a small bug in their code with the login panel not having any kind
of graphics or colouring, as can be seen here:
I'm suprised IBM didn't add the text
"This space has been intentionally left blank"
The same cleansing process has now taken
place with Sametime Proxy, so this is a conscious design decision by someone.
Which do you think looks better? [read] Keywords: ibm
AdminDev 2012 - Sametime Sessions
Wed, Feb 22nd 2012 9:00a Carl Tyler I'll be presenting two sessions at the
AdminDev 2012 Conference taking place in Washington DC, May 16-18. The
two sessions are: What's new in Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 and Sametime
administration best practices.
The View folks currently have an early
bird discount with $300 off, that ends Friday (24th). So if
you were going to go, or were thinking of going, get in early for a discounted
price. I hope to see you there.
www.viewad2012.com [read] Keywords: administration
Flying on thin ice
Mon, Feb 20th 2012 9:50a Carl Tyler This weekend it was time to do the Alton Bay (B18) ice runway again.
Alton Bay is the only FAA designated iceport in the USA, it is located
on the surface of the southern tip of Lake Winnipesaukee,
21.4nm to the northeast of Concord, New Hampshire. Last year due
to a weird mix of snow, rain and cold weather they were never able to get
a smooth surface so the ice runway didn't open, this year has been very
mild, with very little snow so much of Lake Winnipesaukee hasn't even frozen
over [read] Keywords: google
Is IBM going to dump the old Notes.net forums?
Fri, Feb 10th 2012 7:10a Carl Tyler I heard it a few times at Lotusphere from
different development groups, "ask your questions on stackoverflow"
I've not really heard any reason given for this to be the new location
of where to ask questions. But it does make me wonder, are the Notes.net
forums going to get booted and replaced by stackoverflow? If they
do, I hope it works better than the move to wikis from redbook type documentation.
I suppose hosting notes.net costs IBM money, stackoverflow wouldn't. [read] Keywords: ibm
The IBM sametime proxy example 7, embeded chat option not working for you?
Thu, Feb 2nd 2012 9:20a Carl Tyler So this is a pretty simple issue to see,
and a simple issue to resolve, but you could easily take hours trying to
figure it out. The IBM Sametime Proxy SDK ships with an example for embedding
a Sametime chat window in a web page (Example 7), many of you (me included)
may try this and find that indeed the chat is embedded, but as soon as
the other user responds, it opens up a new chat window. Anyway, the
solution is simple, use the Canonical name for the user in the HTML. This
video expl [read] Keywords: ibm
I will shortly be looking for sponsors...
Wed, Jan 25th 2012 5:10p Carl Tyler Rather foolishly or rather smartly, I have
not yet decided, late last year I agreed to take part in the 2012
Big Bloggers Dander for Dosh (not sure it was called big last
year, perhaps they added that for me?), anyway, I signed up and I will
be taking part in the week prior to UKLUG
Why should this concern you? Well
during the year I'm going to be trying to hit you up for sponsor money,
all those people that I've ever helped free of charge with a Sametime question,
it's going to [read] Keywords: sametime
Lotusphere Slides and Videos
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 9:50a Carl Tyler I am back from Lotusphere into the sub
zero New England temperatures, as I promised during my Lotusphere Session
BP209, I have posted the slides and demonstration content on the Epilio
website. You can find the slides and the demonstration file details
If you did attend the session, please
be sure to complete your evaluation. These help me a great deal in
deciding content for future events. For those of you that got up
early on [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Sun, Jan 15th 2012 9:30p Carl Tyler As with last year, I'm doing video snippets
of folks that are willing to give them. Posted 3 from today, I've
even created a little intro collection.
If you're at Lotusphere and you're willing
to provide your expectations or impressions so far, please feel free
to stop me, I take all of 2 minutes. [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Epilio Translator now available utilizing the Microsoft Bing Translation server
Thu, Nov 3rd 2011 3:11p Carl Tyler A while back I posted a blog entry about
Google's plans to drop their Translation SDK in December and how that would
render the Sametime Translation plug-in obsolete. Well nothing has
changed there, Google still plan to drop their Translation SDK. What
has changed however, is I'm pleased to say Epilio now offers the option
for users to install a new Sametime Translation plug-in which uses the
Microsoft Translation server.
The new Microsoft Bing Translation plug-in
is now part of [read] Keywords: sametime
Epilio Translator for Sametime important update
Wed, Aug 17th 2011 8:48a Carl Tyler This is an important update for users of
Epilio Translate, one of our most popular Free Sametime plug-ins.
Recently Google have decided to officially deprecate the Google Translate
API as of May 26, 2011. What does this mean for Epilio Translator users?
The Google Translate API is used by the Epilio Translator to translate
Instant Messages between languages, this decision by Google may impact
the number of translation requests you may make per day and the Google
Translate API will be s [read] Keywords: sametime
A bit of a Sametime meeting security/privacy oversight me thinks
Wed, Jul 20th 2011 11:20a Carl Tyler Looking at the Epilio website traffic this
morning (one of my favourite things to do if truth be told) I noticed an
interesting referring link. Three almost identical links from three
different people. Looking at the links I could work out the following:
1. Some IBMers on their internal IBM
Sametime server had a Sametime meeting.
2. In that meeting, they shared a URL
to the Epilio Buddylist Control webpage
3. Three people in that meeting clicked
4. I can tell you the S [read] Keywords: ibm
My canoe was taken over by an Eastern Phoebe
Tue, Jun 28th 2011 2:50p Carl Tyler I went to use my Canoe a week or so ago,
and found a nest with 5 eggs on the underside of one of the seats (the
canoe is stored upside down). Lots of people on Facebook requested
a camera so I set one up. The eggs are all hatched (about 2 days
ago), so now I'm just waiting for them to get big enough and leave so I
can use the canoe again.
video chat by Ustream [read] Keywords: application
Almost Agenda like feature in iOS email.
Fri, Jun 24th 2011 1:20p Carl Tyler If you receive an email on your iPhone,
iPad, iPod touch etc. If it contains a text string like tomorrow
morning it will be clickable and prompt to add an event to your calendar
tomorrow morning. Messing around I've found other text strings that
Tomorrow at Noon
Next Monday at noon
Why do I say agenda like? Well here
is a quick demo of what agenda did in converting English phr [read] Keywords: lotus
I shamelessly stole this puzzle from another website
Tue, Jun 14th 2011 4:53p Carl Tyler I stole this puzzle from another website, I liked it and thought the people that
typically read this blog would like it too. Here it is:
A friend of mine has £100 in a bank
account. Whenever he takes out money he records how much he has taken
out and the balance. Here are his accounts for last week….
There is one small problem – the WITHDRAWN column adds up to 100, but
the BALANCE column adds up [read] Keywords:
My UKLUG slides are posted.
Wed, May 25th 2011 5:30p Carl Tyler First let me say, fantastic work by
the UKLUG organizers and crazy hard workers. They did a fantastic
job again. Great location, great sponsors and great organization.
If you wanted someone to organize a pissup in a Nunnery I'm sure
these guys could do it
This was the first time I gave this
session, a few things were clear to me, first I had way more than an hours
content, so I only showed about a quarter to half of what I really would
have liked to. Secondly I very rarely us [read] Keywords: lotusphere
21 Years of Lotus and still going strong
Tue, May 17th 2011 8:20a Carl Tyler Yep, that's the title of the session I
will be presenting next week at UKLUG
Not my usual Sametime session, and actually
very little Sametime (if any). When I submitted my session I got
my sums a little wrong, it should really be 23 years, and is basically
a session of covering a kind of museum of Lotus products that I have come
across in my years, with anecdotes of personal experiences that in my head
are tied to these products. At Lotus there was a Dead Products society,
that ea [read] Keywords: lotus
Watch out for fake emails claiming to be from Adobe
Mon, May 9th 2011 11:40a Carl Tyler They say things like this:
ADOBE PDF READER SOFTWARE UPGRADE NOTIFICATION
This is to remind that a new version of Adobe Acrobat Reader with enhanced
features for viewing, creating, editing, printing and internet-sharing
PDF documents has been released.
To upgrade your application:
+ Go to : http://www.2011-acrobat-pdf-upgrade.com
+ Download and upgrade your application.
They're fake, DO NOT click the link
or install any software. [read] Keywords: application
Beware of dating scammers, if you're a man or a woman.
Thu, May 5th 2011 3:45p Carl Tyler Recently my sister had someone via match.com
attempt to swindle her out of some money. Fortunately her brother is on
to these bastards, and knows the tell tale signs. What are the tell
* They typically don't live near you
* If you trace back the IP address of
their emails, they come via AOL connections, yet have a different domain
for their emails, or places in Nigeria (yes the same scum bags)
* The pictures they send you have perfect
focus and look professionally don [read] Keywords: connections
Simplified Plug-in installs for Sametime and Notes with Embedded Sametime
Sun, May 1st 2011 6:50p Carl Tyler Lots of people have commented to me since
Sametime 7.5 first came out that their end users find it too difficult
to install plug-ins. Now installation of plug-ins can be managed
by the administrators, and in Notes it's a little easier with the widget
drag and drop install system (although it's still a pain as an admin to
create these). In the past we've done some work for clients to dramatically
improve the installation of plug-ins by wrapping them in traditional EXE
installers, and [read] Keywords: admin
Tue, Apr 19th 2011 9:08a Carl Tyler So recently I've been doing quite a bit
of work with the Sametime Proxy, one of the new server components that
shipped with Sametime 8.5. At a high level the Sametime Proxy offers
an AJAX based Sametime Client for web browsers, and a web based client
for the iPhone. I have to say, IBM did a really good job with the
Sametime Proxy. Sure I hate that it's running on Websphere and you
have to learn new stuff to manage that, and that IBM couldn't fix the shortcomings
in Domino to allow I [read] Keywords: domino
No one ever claimed IBM moced quickly
Thu, Apr 14th 2011 9:50a Carl Tyler Here's an example of how quickly they actually
2 1/2 years ago I blogged this Where's the IBM Lotus Collaboration Champion Program
to this weeks Announceing
the IBM Champion program!
The rewards are still nothing compared
to those provided by the Microsoft MVP program, but at least IBM is starting
to realize there are others involved in creating their success. You
have to wonder, If that is the speed your company can expect from using
IBM Collaboration software then.. [read] Keywords: collaboration
Microsoft has done something that will help Sametime Architects
Thu, Mar 17th 2011 7:20a Carl Tyler Well it wasn't intentional on Microsoft's
part. but they've posted a Visio Stencil set for Microsoft Lync, which
contains loads of objects that could be used equally as well for IBM Lotus
Sametime. You can get the stencils from herehttp://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/confirmation.aspx?FamilyID=65B5A396-2C87-445D-BE23-D324727D19CB
and it contains the following images.
I imagine IBM's stance on making the
equivalent of such a thing would be a customer or partner could do [read] Keywords: ibm
Epilio now has a Facebook page.
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 11:29a Carl Tyler Yes, it's official, Epilio now has a Facebook
page http://www.facebook.com/EpilioUC. If you're
one of the hundreds of people that have downloaded one of our free plug-ins
or tools, please be sure to Like us, it's only fair I'll be posting
links to Unified Communications articles that I find interesting there,
whether they be Sametime or Microsoft Lync related. I'll also post
about new plug-ins there (and will continue here also) [read] Keywords: sametime
SkiLUG complete, BLUG preparations begin and Legacy Carl.
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 9:50a Carl Tyler This weekend saw the inaugural SkiLUG meeting
organizer by Bill Malchisky. Attendee
count was impacted by the snowstorm on Friday, but the dog and I still
ventured out and made it up to do my presentation. It marked a new milestone
for myself, first time I've ever presented with the dog at my side, when
it wasn't a webmeeting. Glad to say the dog behaved. Hopefully
the event with better weather will have more attendees as the relaxed laid
back format was fun.
Now preparations be [read] Keywords: lotus
Statue of Liberty and Manhattan from 700 feet.
Fri, Feb 18th 2011 9:50a Carl Tyler Sure you can see Manhattan and the Statue
of Liberty from 0 feet if you walk, but where's the fun in that. My
brother is currently visiting, and as you may know from previous posts,
we are both enthusiastic hobby pilots. So this year we decided to
fly down to Manhattan (New York, New York) and do something called the
VFR corridor. Where you can fly down and up the Hudson river at low altitude,
without requiring any air traffic control clearance. This is not
the first time we did the f [read] Keywords: facebook
When will someone release Elite for the iPad?
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 11:20a Carl Tyler I was wondering last night, how come now
one has rewritten Elite for the iPad.
Docking could be made really interesting by having you rotate the
iPad to dock, vs using a joystick in the original version. Would
make a very cool networked game too. [read] Keywords:
Not going to Lotusphere? Don't worry Chris and I have you covered.
Sun, Jan 23rd 2011 1:40p Carl Tyler Not everyone is fortunate enough to go
to Lotusphere, and that's why A few years ago Chris and I setup LotusphereLive so they could take part in the
Opening General session. That is only part of Lotusphere though,
and not being there should not stop you from meeting some of the people
there or seeing some of the technology and solutions on display in the
Lotusphere Product Showcase. I'll be taking things easy at Lotusphere
this year, no sessions to present, a few customer meetings, but [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 9:30a Carl Tyler Is it just me, or did anyone else reading
the blogs this week feel like you were invited to a brainstorming session,
where very idea presented was put down? i.e. against all the rules
of brainstorming conduct.
Ho hum, 6 days to go and then everyone
will act like none of this has ever happened. [read] Keywords: lotus
The most irritating thing about the IBM.com website
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 10:59a Carl Tyler So what is the thing I find most unexceptional
about the IBM website, some might think it's the terrible UI they have
for finding software to download, or maybe the way that you're always logging
in with the same ID and password in different places, perhaps you just
find the out of date information irritating. For me it's actually
none of those (although they are all very irritating), no for me the most
irritating thing about the IBM website is this single check box:
Pretty [read] Keywords: ibm
Another addition to the Lotusphere prize pool
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 9:06a Carl Tyler As many of you know, there is a great fund
raising raffle going on for Lotusphere this year, ran by Matt White, Ben
Poole, Mark Myers, The London
Developer Co op and Gayle and Bruce Elgort. In an effort
to raise money for the very worthy cause of the Children's
Cancer Association (CCA) these great folks have pooled together
their resources to create and collect various great prizes that are being
raffled off at UKLUG night at Lotusphere.
Personally I'm very happy that this
effort [read] Keywords: lotusphere
iPad 2.0 Rumours confirmed...
Thu, Dec 30th 2010 12:40p Carl Tyler Yes, it's true, iPad rumours are confirmed
as journalists and magazines writing shit to get hits on their websites.
So following the same trend of using non-reliable sources of information,
here are some of the things that will happen to the iPad 2
1. The iPad two will have no screen,
in the same way that apple remove CD-ROM drives from computers, apple has
decided the iPad does not need a screen. Apple software on the iPad 2 is
so intuitive and intelligent, it knows what you want b [read] Keywords: apple
British Airways and Expedia you both suck
Sun, Dec 19th 2010 3:00a Carl Tyler So my Niece has just finished
her Alaskan Adventure, and now she begins the adventure of getting back
to blighty. She got a text message a few hours ago that her British
Airways Seattle to Boston flight has been cancelled. Now my Niece
is not exactly what you;d call a seasoned experienced traveller so I stepped
in to help. She got her ticket through Expedia UK, When she called
Expedia US their answer was "Oh sorry you booked it through Expedia
UK, you need to call them" so already th [read] Keywords:
Electronic Arts iPod/iPad/iPhone games on sale
Sat, Dec 18th 2010 10:30a Carl Tyler Electronics Arts have put a tonne of their
games on sale for Christmas, with a price of 99cents. some of them
down from 9.99, so in other words get all the EA iPad games for what one
EA iPad game used to cost.
iPhone/iPod touch Games:
Bad Company 2, 99¢
of Death: Can You Catch The Killer?, 99¢
Lore III, $1.99 now 99¢
Caliber Hunting, $2.99 now 99¢
$1.99 now 99¢
Edge, $4.99 now 99
[read] Keywords: apple
An important day in aviatiom history
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 12:30p Carl Tyler In 1903, the Wright brothers made their
first powered flight at Kill Devil Hillin
North Carolina (some
argue this wasn't the first powered flight) but the Wright
brothers did build a wind tunnel and did some amazing tests and mathematics
to eventually have their craft.
The other aviation event was 75 years
ago when the first flight of the Douglas DC-3
took place. I've walked in one of these, but never flown in one,
flying in, or flying one is definitely on my bucket list. [read] Keywords: firefox
Been well over a year since I cancelled my cable TV subscription
Fri, Dec 10th 2010 2:04p Carl Tyler Back in April of 2009
I cut my cable TV chord. Apart from 1 month in the summer when I
had it reinstated for friends that were staying at my house during my trip
to the World Cup.
Since then, more boxes have appeared
with more companies claiming you can cut the chord, apple and Google TV
come to mind. There is also Roku that was around for Netflix users long
before I cut the chord, and I have to say I feel bad for Roku, their box
has done what apple TV does and more for a long tim [read] Keywords: apple
To be able to use all the features, be sure you save your password?
Wed, Dec 8th 2010 12:30p Carl Tyler Does anyone else have a fundamental issue
with this dialog box that Sametime 8.5.1 shows if you don't save the password
when you login?
What's the point of a password if I
have to save it to use the thing? Sure people can have that option if they
choose to take the security risk, but in this case if you dont save it,
I lose the audio/video features, and it means I can logout, walk away from
my desk and someone else can come along and log in as me?
This dialog will appear [read] Keywords: sametime
Why did IBM remove Sandbox?
Thu, Dec 2nd 2010 9:10a Carl Tyler In case you don't know the Lotus Sandbox
of sample code that is pointed to by hundreds of Lotus Developer works
articles, hundreds of forum responses was removed by IBM.
The Lotus Sandbox
was closed to all new submissions in 2007. Downloads of previous submissions
were still available as an archived resource following that closure, but
effective September 2010, downloads from the Lotus Sandbox are no longer
What this means is you could be reading
an article like thi [read] Keywords: ibm
It must be coming up to Lotusphere, LotusphereLive is getting hits.
Wed, Dec 1st 2010 12:40p Carl Tyler For the last few years Chris Miller
(Mr IdoNotes everywhere) and I have ran a Lotusphere Opening General Session
(OGS) Live blog. Each year it's been
very popular with people reading it from their desks, on their iphones,
their blackberries and etc. And each year the webhits spike in January/February
and decline down to a handful of hits in the months March through to December.
Then December hits and people start hitting the site again, with
a handful of hits each day till Lotusphere [read] Keywords: domino
Get drunk at Lotusphere with a British accent
Tue, Nov 30th 2010 8:30a Carl Tyler For those of you that miss the temperance
movement, you probably think that UK Night at Lotusphere
is nothing but an event to get drunk with a British accent, well you'd
be wrong, that's just part of it. This year like last, some sponsors with
vision, foresight and well lets face it, a willingness to have a good time
have sponsored UK Night. Last year, Schulas bar were left in a state
of shock as to how much alcohol people with British accents could consume
in a couple of hours. This [read] Keywords: lotusphere
Does this remind anybody else of Virgin's video?
Fri, Oct 29th 2010 11:40a Carl Tyler My Dad will enjoy this one. Some
may say this is the best TV commercial ever...if this was ever shown on
American TV, uptight people would be having heart attacks at amazing rates.
I think it would fit perfectly into SuperBowl 2011 myself.
This the Best TV Commercial Ever? Fleggaard Controversial - The most amazing home videos
are here [read] Keywords: application
Lotus TechTalk Radvision and PGi Sametime for Partners
Wed, Oct 20th 2010 11:51a Carl Tyler IBM almost made it impossible to find this,
I went to IBM partnerworld searched for sametime and Radvision, didn't
find a thing, searched for sametime and a presenters name, nothing. Eventually
after about a dozen clicks, being taken to some other Partnerworld site
(Partnerworld SOX) and being prompted to login numerous times, I finally
got to a URL, here it is for other partners if they want to attend:
[read] Keywords: ibm
Two must attend webcasts coming up
Mon, Oct 18th 2010 1:30p Carl Tyler The first is tomorrow with IBM's
Clifford Spinac (is he on the Daily Show?), a Technical Specialist at IBM.
The webcast is Oct 19 12:00pm ET, and is "What you need to know about
Sametime Unified Telephony (even if you think you don't)".
There's been quite a bit of confusion around SUT and what's required etc.
to get started with it, hopefully this will help clear that up for many
The second one is a Lotus TechTalk on
the 20th and is being hosted by Brian [read] Keywords: ibm
Microsoft OCS is now... Microsoft Lync
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 7:20p Carl Tyler Not a total surprise this one, as the
rumour had been going around for a few weeks, and then it appeared on a
few websites last week. So now the news is official, Microsoft OCS
14 is now Microsoft Lync. you can read more at the OCS Team Blog
oh wait, is that now Lync Team Blog?
Lync – a combination
of “link” and “sync” – is about connecting people in new ways, anytime,
An interesting comment on the blog was
a [read] Keywords: ibm
Fri, Sep 10th 2010 2:50p Carl Tyler Some travels in the next few weeks, so
apologies if I'm lazy and blog less (yes even less than I have been lately,
hard to imagine I know).
Next week Malvern, PA
Week after we have Collaboration
University in London, UK
Week after that Collaboration
University in Chicago, USA
Then in November I head out to Denmark
where I'll be presenting at DANNOTES and then from Denmark I head
over to Northern Ireland for ILUG [read] Keywords: collaboration