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What is the IBM Domino Community Server
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 5
Announcing IBM Bluefizz - goodbye IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 9
IBM and Salesforce shake hands and offer integrations
Thu, Aug 31st 2017 3
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for July 2017
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 4
Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Printer review
Tue, Jun 27th 2017 1
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for June 2017
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 7
DB2 on Cloud is renaming and something else is now Db2 on Cloud??
Wed, Jun 21st 2017 5
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Notes Traveler: SEVERE <username> Error parsing ActiveSync message
Fri, Aug 15th 2014 17
IBM messaging roadmap from IBM Connect 2014 - what’s missing
Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 11
IBM issues withdrawl statement about MaaS360 from On-Premises
Mon, Aug 15th 2016 11
Nut Find 3 versus MYNT bluetooth tracker review and showdown
Wed, Sep 7th 2016 10
Office 365 implements Secure Score analyzing your deployment
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 10
Disable Non-Delivery Reports
Mon, May 19th 2014 9
IBM Verse does not currently support sending encrypted messages
Fri, May 8th 2015 9
D-Link DIR-879 AC1900 Router setup and review
Mon, Sep 19th 2016 9
Announcing IBM Bluefizz - goodbye IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 9
What’s New in IBM Connections Next (5.0)
Wed, May 28th 2014 8

Chris Miller
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What is the IBM Domino Community Server
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 4:20p   Chris Miller
IBM has recently announced the IBM Domino Community Server edition (package?) to help you test non-production applications without needing a server license IBM® Domino® Community Server for Non-Production will be a nonwarranted license option that enables your organization to test applications in a non-production environment. This offering will provide students, developers, and vendors with the capability to test their custom IBM Domino applications. .One of the keywords above is that it is
Announcing IBM Bluefizz - goodbye IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 8:23p   Chris Miller
IBM has announced IBM Bluefizz and the sunsetting of IBM Greenhouse entirely. The Greenhouse team thanks you and all of our loyal users, customers and business partners for making Greenhouse the place for learning about and trying out IBM collaboration products and solutions. On October 15, 2017 we will sunset both IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse. We have officially launched the next evolution of Greenhouse, Bluefizz. We welcome you to start using Bluefizz now to discover the latest
IBM and Salesforce shake hands and offer integrations
Thu, Aug 31st 2017 3:05p   Chris Miller
IBM and Salesforce have dropped the gloves, shook hands and both offered data and app integrations to further their partnership. In the recent announcements (previously it was just selling their Watson and Einstein products) they are doing deeper app and data intergration offerings. I think Salesforce got the raw end of the deal only offering IBM Weather data in Lightning apps. Weather data is pretty abundant, but IBM does own the rights to allThe Weather Company since buying them a couple
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for July 2017
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 4:02p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for July 2017. Here is some of the updates Verse for iOS 9.4 performance, scalability, and security enhancements Verse mobile for iOS just got better with enhancements to performance, scalability, security, and ease of use. This release contains general performance improvements for Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts views. Connections: Get started fast with guided tours New guided tours provide first time users and experiences users alike
Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Printer review
Tue, Jun 27th 2017 2:15p   Chris Miller
The Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Printer is a affordable and easy to use wireless printer. That is after you get it connected to the network in your home. I walk you through the app setup and some quick features in the review video above. As someone that does not print often, the times I do want to is when I am mobile. Packaging The printer comes well contained with the power cable and two ink cartridges. No cable for a direct PC connection is included (for those that want to use the Cano
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for June 2017
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 11:00a   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for June 2017. Here is some of the updates Verse Verse: Preview attachments while composing a message When you compose an email message, you need to be able to preview an attachment while in Draft mode so that you're confident you're sending the correct information. Now you can! Click the attachment to preview it in the Verse window. Click X to close it and return to composing your message. Verse: Replied to and forward
DB2 on Cloud is renaming and something else is now Db2 on Cloud??
Wed, Jun 21st 2017 3:49p   Chris Miller
IBM sent a very confusing email about DB2 on Cloud and renaming. I will just leave this here On June 22 a number of products will be renamed in our Db2 family of products That's right, Db2 "DB2 on Cloud" will be renamed "Db2 Hosted" and "dashDB for transactions" will be renamed "Db2 on Cloud. Now notice the DB becomes Db in the new name. I am not sure if that was a typo or on purpose to differentiate the products. Either way taking a product name and swapping a new product into it al
IBM Cisco Offering Technical Deep Dive replay
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 2:37p   Chris Miller
IBM put together a webcast on the new IBM and Cisco Offering. The webcast is just under one hour. You can stream it with the blow link Watch and replay the webcast right here and even download the presentation here
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for May 2017
Fri, May 19th 2017 3:18p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for May 2017. Here is some of the updates Verse Verse: Calendar delegation Need to view or manage the calendars of others? You can now use IBM Verse to add people who have given you access to their calendar using IBM Notes. Add them to the Delegation panel, and open any managed calendar in a separate browser tab. When a new calendar notice arrives, you'll be alerted by a red badge in the calendar's browser tab. Alain Ama
Goodbye to IBM Open Mic Webcasts - hello JUMP sessions
Thu, May 11th 2017 2:54p   Chris Miller
IBM Open Mic Webcasts have been a place for you to ask anything you wanted on a specific topic with IBM engineers and support. They quietly, and not sure what the name means, now call them JUMP sessions. I noticed this name change only due to a small notation made in a recent email announcing a webcast (JUMP??). However, the emails still look and read just like IBM Open Mic Webcasts. As a valued IBM client who has contacted technical support, you are invited to participate in an IBM Suppor
Replacing IBM Connections Chat with Cisco options
Thu, May 4th 2017 7:21p   Chris Miller
IBM and Cisco partnered together to integrate Cisco Jabber, Cisco Webex or Cisco Spark with IBM Connections. Here are some things we found in testing the integrations. Of course, we presume you have licenses for Cisco and IBM Connections. Your organization needs to choose a standard chat client and direction. You have numerous options with IBM Connections Chat including Sametime, Connections Chat and more. However, only one can be configured for all of the icons and links in the IBM Connecti
home8 Elder Care Security Kit review
Thu, Apr 27th 2017 2:49p   Chris Miller
home8 has put together an Elder Care Security Kit including a security shuttle (hub), wide-angle and remotely controlled movable camera, a panic button and two tracking sensors. We look at the control app and more in this review. Overall, the home8 Elder Care Security Kit is a good collection of gadgets to give you a better feeling that your elder family member is safe and can reach you (and you them) at any time. You can even peek in via video when needed. See the full review as we break dow
Cross Canada Collaboration User Group is April 27 2017
Mon, Apr 24th 2017 3:05p   Chris Miller
You can register to attend virtually for the Cross Canada Collaboration User Group event. You can attend in person or virtually for this day of 8 sessions. Sessions will cover Watson, Alexa, Domino applications, case studies, the IBM Connect Hackathon and more. Register for the Cross Canada Collaboration User Group event right here
IBM Connections now says ’heart’ my status
Thu, Apr 13th 2017 3:35p   Chris Miller
IBM Connections is releasing an update that is replacing the Like with a heart icon. It will universally replace "Like" and in some places the happy face icon. I am torn by this decision. As you can see in the above image, the heart icon allows you to let the author of the file, blog, status update or comment know that you love it. I did say love it since the heart usually means love. In the business world I think the 'like' meaning was so much better. Even Facebook adopted 'like' with
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for April 2017
Fri, Apr 7th 2017 3:49p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for April 2017. Here is some of the updates. Verse Verse: Automatically show remote images Messages that contain remote images can pose a security risk. Up until now, if you wanted to see an external image, you had to click Show Images in each message containing external images. However, if you are willing to trust external images, you can have Verse automatically show remote images for all messages. There's a new setting in
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for March 2017
Wed, Mar 22nd 2017 6:30p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for March 2017. Here is some of the updates. Verse Mobile: Android users now can view mail as threaded conversations Verse Mobile is introducing visual grouping of messages and their replies into threaded conversations or threading. You have the option of viewing messages individually or as a grouped thread. A thread is shown as one item in the Inbox or folders Forwarding rather than Replying starts a new thread Changes in
Deploying IBM Blockchain on IBM Bluemix - IBM Connect 2017
Wed, Mar 1st 2017 4:03p   Chris Miller
At IBM Connect 2017 I presented the above session of Deploying IBM Blockchain on IBM Bluemix as a Customer. I was happy to see so many interested in this topic. I also have a video that was complied walking through the steps coming. Deploying Blockchain on IBM Bluemix as a customer Explore the benefits of IBM Blockchain for decentralized and trusted controls. Decentralized and trusted processing of real-time transactions can speed up your business processes! Learn how to deploy both test and
Gurupalooza replay from IBM Connect 2017
Mon, Feb 27th 2017 2:35p   Chris Miller
I had the pleasure of participating again in Gurupalooza at IBM Connect 2017 . I managed to capture the entire thing on Facebook Live. Here is the replay. You will find tons of Connect 2017 content on the IdoNotes Network page on Facebook.
IBM Business Partner sessions at Connect 2017
Wed, Feb 15th 2017 5:15p   Chris Miller
IBM Connect 2017 is a week away and while Business Partner Day is not there anymore, there is an agenda for IBM Business Partners still. The general session for partners is Tuesday. Look for strategy and 2017 plans here IBM Tools and Incentives - on Wednesday you can find out where to look and what incentives are new Plan your 2017 strategy with IBM is also on Wednesday Taking on Microsoft Office 365 with IBM solutions is tapped for Wednesday (against my session I see) Making money in the Cloud
NuBryte Touchpoint smart panel review
Fri, Feb 3rd 2017 4:08p   Chris Miller
NuBryte Touchpoint is a smart hub/smart touch panel that fits into existing lightswitch boxes. You control numerous things like lighting, fans, an internal intercom, security and even use Alexa voice commands now. With a sleek design and just large enough touchscreen, the Lucis Technologies NuBryte Touchpoint can fit into any home decor. While I was immediately curious how this compares to some of our reviews on hubs like Wink, I wanted to run this review as a new homeowner looking for some
Reading tiled interfaces - I dislike staggered rows
Thu, Feb 2nd 2017 5:13p   Chris Miller
Recently IBM has been sending more newsletters with a tiled interface. While cool looking with images and bold text, the boxes stagger and make it so hard to read. In this example the tiled rows all start even at the top. But they allow different sizes so soon there is no semblance. Making sure you read everything turns into a column approach. Now in some cultures that is acceptable. But for most you read left to right, row to row. Not down, scroll up and back down. You then even end up wi
For those missing Lotusphere or IBM Connect right now, years of pictures
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 7:54p   Chris Miller
So many of us are used to heading to Orlando, FL for Lotusphere aka IBM Connect. As that has moved months and cities, here are years of pictures to look back on Lotusphere 2005 (group pool) Lotusphere 2006 (my pics) Lotusphere 2007 (my pics) and Lotusphere 2007 (group pool) Lotusphere 2008 (my pics) and Lotusphere 2008 (group pool) Lotusphere 2009 (my pics) and Lotusphere 2009 (group pool) Lotusphere 2010 (my pics) and Lotusphere 2010 (group pool) Lotusphere 2011 (my pics) and Lotusphere 2011 (
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for January 2017
Wed, Jan 18th 2017 6:20p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for January 2017. Here is some of the updates. Verse Sign and encrypt mail by default Protect the messages that you send. Now you can digitally sign and encrypt all outgoing mail and calendar messages by default. Go to Mail and Calendar Settings in Verse and select Security.Calendar Inbox Make better decisions when responding to calendar notices by viewing your calendar at the same time. The new Calendar Inbox organizes all your c
IBM Connections Cloud - Web Mail Cloud Advisory
Wed, Jan 11th 2017 12:24p   Chris Miller
IBM Connections Cloud has issued an advisory/warning active February 2017 discontinuing iFrame support of Web Mail Cloud. See the below information ...beginning in February 2017 we will no longer support embedding Web Mail Cloud in iFrames on our clients sites. This includes presenting the login, messaging, or other components of the service (such as the address book or calendar) in an iFrame. If your organization is currently embedding part or all of the way your users access Web Mail Clou
IBM Connect 2017 - my session information
Tue, Jan 10th 2017 7:31p   Chris Miller
I was excited to see I am speaking at IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco. Catch me on Feb 22 at 10am PST on the second floor of Moscone West, room 2020 (this may change as we get closer). This content overall will be a new and positive change for the IBM Connect event. Look for a track on your standard ICS technologies, with the added bonus of learning new skills and seeing new ideas to spark some interest in your future plans with IBM. Deploying Blockchain on IBM Bluemix as a customer Exp
Sengled Pulse JBL speaker LED light review | CES2017
Fri, Jan 6th 2017 4:30p   Chris Miller
Sengled makes a few LED bulbs with cool features. From CES 2017 we take a look at Pulse that puts together a JBL speaker via Bluetooth inside the LED bulbs. You can have a master and satellites connected for up to 8 bulbs in a full audio experience. The Sengled Pulse fits into any standard bulb socket, but the shape of the lamp or fixture makes a big difference. They are made perfectly for can type light fixtures. They also work on lamps. However, due to their size and shape they will not fit
CES2017 product review teaser video
Thu, Jan 5th 2017 7:15p   Chris Miller
As I head into CES 2017 I wanted to give you a peek into some of the gear already in hand to be reviewed. Look for review videos on the Spiked Studio YouTube channel and here. Special thanks to new sponsors this year of ChargeTech, SCOTTeVEST and Ecco shoes.
Phonetic Computer Eyewear product review
Mon, Dec 19th 2016 8:34p   Chris Miller
Digital eye strain has been a concern of mine for years. Blue light streams from the monitors at me for a good six hours or more a day. Phonetic Computer Eyewear makes a myriad of glasses to help combat it while keeping up with style. I almost put up pictures of me actually in them but selfies are tough. I have a special coupon code for my readers at the end. I honestly have tried and worn a competitor brand for many years. They were considered gaming and computer glasses and carry a visibl
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for December 2016
Mon, Dec 12th 2016 1:35p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for November 2016. Here is some of the updates. SmartCloud Notes IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) now available The following feature is new in IBM® Client Application Access (ICAA) feature pack The latest release of IBM Client Application Access (ICAA) now works with IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO). IMSMO users can use ICAA to open applications from email messages or to open IMSMO fro
IBM Connect 2017 registration is open
Mon, Dec 5th 2016 3:02p   Chris Miller
IBM Connect 2017 registration has been opened up and this proves to be a whole new conference. The conference also moved to San Francisco and to the end of February (instead of late January). Pricing has a slew of rates and levels which adds to the confusion of when and what you should register for. I say this because I see they are trying to draw some people in for partial time and the EXPO without them having to buy a full conference pass. There is also a middle level that tosses in the k
IBM Watson gets a ride in GM cars with OnStar Go
Thu, Dec 1st 2016 6:13p   Chris Miller
GM has pushed the OnStar service ahead with the incorporation of IBM Watson into OnStar Go. GM is calling it the first cognitive mobility platform". A car that starts to think about your surroundings? The idea is that OnStar Go will deliver personalized content and information via the screen above as it learns your behaviors and needs. It also takes into account your surroundings to show you things like gas and even pay from the car. Combining OnStar’s industry leading vehicle connect
IBM launches IBM Connections Cloud Inform (IBM Inform) app
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 9:44p   Chris Miller
IBM recently launched the IBM Connections Cloud Inform (IBM Inform) app. The app is geared for administrator to show the health of the IBM Connections Cloud. The app provides information at the individual service component level (i.e. Verse, Meetings, Traveler, etc.) and will send push notifications from IBM as status changes. The main screen is the status page with a glaring check mark on green for good and a yellow exclamation on yellow for alert. In the Status by Service page you can ed
6 reasons to love IBM Verse from IBM
Mon, Nov 14th 2016 2:45p   Chris Miller
IBM has released an infographic for 6 reasons to love IBM Verse. See all of the IBM Verse related posts here on IdoNotes
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for November 2016
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 4:00p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for November 2016. Here is some of the updates. SmartCloud Notes SmartCloud Notes Administration: Refresh of the pubnames.ntf template We will be refreshing the pubnames.ntf which will include bug fixes for Traveler and IMSMO as well as renew holiday documents that are due to expire in 2016/2017 (technote 1989194). IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO) - search your entire mailbox IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlo
IBM and Cisco integration enhancements for December 2016
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 5:56p   Chris Miller
IBM and Cisco have entered into an integration agreement a while ago. Here is what is planned for enhancements in the December 2016 timeframe: One click to get from Connections Cloud to WebEx dashboard Add a WebEx meeting as a default meeting in my IBM Verse calendar invites Easily join a WebEx meeting from Verse Join a Jabber chat from Connections Cloud or Verse Navigation bar, or the Connections Cloud Business Card Share a Connections Files Cloud document from a WebEx mobile meetingThere i
IBM takes public holidays again!!
Thu, Nov 3rd 2016 6:35p   Chris Miller
Back in Jul 2016 I blogged how IBM Domino public holidays in the Domino Directory were all expiring. Luckily, some IBM awesome people read my blog and commented a new pubnames.ntf is available with updated Holiday document through 2026. Hi Chris and Everyone, We have a pubnames.ntf English version with new Holidays in it here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21989194 packaged along with a couple of policy items needed. Localization is being planned for other languages. This
Kyto Activity and Sleep Monitor review
Wed, Oct 26th 2016 1:52p   Chris Miller
My Kyto Activity and Sleep Monitor arrived promptly, but the box suffered some damage. Luckily the unit seemed to have no damage at all. I immediately placed it on the charger before any testing and immediately noticed the custom connector. More on that later. Once I had it charged up it was time to try it on, get it synched and give it some testing. Let's walk through the hardware, application and overall opinion. I am typing most of this as I discover it. Hardware The hardware is rated
Office 365 implements Secure Score analyzing your deployment
Tue, Oct 25th 2016 4:27p   Chris Miller
Microsoft Office 365 has launched a new tool called Secure Score that analyzes risk to your data in Office 365 and how to help secure it. Secure Score figures out what Office 365 services you are using, then looks at your configuration and behaviors and compares it to a baseline asserted by Microsoft. If your configuration and behaviors are in line with best practices, you will get points, which you can track over time. Read more on this over at IdoOffice365 blog (yes that one launched quie
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for October 2016
Fri, Oct 21st 2016 9:38a   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for October 2016. Here is some of the updates. SmartCloud Notes web and IBM Verse Unsupported browser warning message We plan to enable a new warning message, October 2016. When someone is using an unsupported browser to access IBM SmartCloud Notes web or IBM Verse, a warning message will be displayed at the top of the browser as soon as the unsupported version is detected. The message will say, "It looks like your browser migh
IBM working on P2P mobile application
Wed, Oct 19th 2016 3:45p   Chris Miller
As part of the Innovation Hub, IBM has asked for feedback on a Partner to Partner mobile application to foster communication In this survey, we are asking you to provide us with early stage feedback on a P2P app IBM is currently developing At first I thought it was peer to peer before opening and seeing the actual survey. Then I saw it was Partner to Partner IBM is currently working on creating a mobile app specifically to enable partner-to-partner collaboration within the IBM partner ecosys
IBM Champion 2017 nominations are open
Tue, Oct 18th 2016 12:04p   Chris Miller
The IBM Champion Program is a community rewards program giving those that showcase IBM acknowledgement. Often, it is the business partners and customers that have larger voices than IBM themselves. You have until Nov 14 2016 to nominate for all IBM Champion areas. The IBM Champion program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community -- and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence. An IBM Champion is an IT professional, bus
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for September 2016
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 4:34p   Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for September 2016. Here is some of the updates. SmartCloud Notes IBM mail now supports Microsoft Outlook IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook is now available for IBM Verse and SmartCloud Notes (excluding SmartCloud Notes Entry) users. The following versions of Microsoft Outlook are supported: MS Outlook 2010, MS Outlook 2013 and MS Outlook 2016. For more information, please see http://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSP

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