As I headed to bed and was making notes for a blog post tomorrow, this article from ZDNET came across my feeds right at midnight (I think too early honestly) about some announcements I will split into posts.
IBM also highlighted the beta of Lotus Notes and Domino, Social Edition as well as plans to support Microsoft Windows Phone devices for its upcoming Lotus Notes Traveler software.
This is another huge step forward for Lotus Traveler in integrating into the enterprise and offering a stronger mobile support offering. With native support for iOs, Android and now Windows Mobile, the only missing piece for a native app is BlackBerry. With the right integration Domino has this would be an interesting twist since BES is a strong selling point and BIS services rely on the carrier alone.
IBM SmartCloud for Social Business enhancements for March 2014
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 2:12p Chris Miller IBM is enhancing SmartCloud for Social Business in March 2014 to include Sametime with SAML support, IBM Docs enhancements, also web users and Notes user enhancements. IBM Sametime chat with SAML support is coming If your organization uses federated identity management handled by Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML), you can now download and chat using a stand-alone Sametime Connect client and log in with your organization's authentication credentials There there is SmartCloud Web user [read] Keywords: ibm
ChargeKey key sized charge cable review - CES 2014
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 1:26p Chris Miller A tiny envelope from Nomad, the makers of ChargeKey and ChargeCard, arrived soon after CES 2014. What I found was a key sized yet flexible charger cable. This tiny device comes in two models. One fits standard micro USB devices and the other fits iPhone devices (ordered separately). Originally funded through Indiegogo, they have expanded quick. At 2.5mm thick you barely notice it is there. The cable itself plugged easily into the phone and USB port for power or synching [read] Keywords: iphone
Installing IBM Domino language packs
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 11:59a Chris Miller I wrote about installing IBM Domino language packs over on SocialBizUG and just got another email asking about it. So here is the excerpt and link to the longer answer for those dealing with language packs and Domino. A Domino Language pack is the translated version of the standard English version of the Domino templates. It includes the translated versions of standard Domino system templates, such as the Discussion and Mail templates, as well as certain binary files required by the server. [read] Keywords: admin
IBM SmartCloud Essentials by Edwin Schouten - book review
Wed, Feb 26th 2014 9:59a Chris Miller I was provided a digital copy of IBM SmartCloud Essentials by Edwin Schouten, Master IT Architect for IBM Global Technology Services, from PacktPub for an online book review. The book, digitally shows 46 navigation sections covering 112 pages, is a great starter for those attempting to enter into the world of using IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. Starting with the basics of cloud computing, this guide covers the wide range of cloud components, services, and solutions in the IBM SmartCloud portfo [read] Keywords: ibm
Belkin WeMo Motion Sensor review
Tue, Feb 25th 2014 9:13a Chris Miller The Belkin WeMo Motion Sensor is a single piece unit that has the power connector and the motion sensor connected via a long cable. This can be used stand-alone or as part of the larger Belkin WeMo system If this is the first part you are setting up in your home of Beklin WeMo systems do the following: - Load the free WeMo app from belkin on your device (look under iPhone apps if using an iPad) - Plug in the motion sensor into any outlet - Connect your iPad or iPhone (or Andrpoid) to the [read] Keywords: iphone
IBM Sametime Limited Use Entitlement for 9.0.1 announced
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 12:16p Chris Miller IBM announced an update to the entitlement program for IBM Sametime that version 9.0.1 is now supported. The new IBM Sametime Limited Use Entitlement for IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 customers delivers a way to chat with coworkers in real time, view online presence status, availability status, customize status messages, view someone's geographic location, and location awareness. It contains the functional equivalent of the capabilities provided in previous releases of IBM Sametime to IBM Notes [read] Keywords: admin
IPEVO Articulating Video Stand (AT-ST) for iPhone/iPod review
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 9:31a Chris Miller The IPEVO Articulating Video Stand (model AT-ST) is a great home, office or video stand companion for your iPhone or iPod Touch. This IPEVO Articulating Video Stand for iPhone and iPod is incredibly useful here at the studio already. As I show in the video, the 2 pound base is well weighted so there is no fear of tipping over. While the stand itself does not rotate at the base, the arms and top shovel let your device sit at any angle. The main arm will go to almost straight up, then there [read] Keywords: iphone
Arrow PT50 Pneumatic Staple Gun review
Fri, Feb 21st 2014 12:10p Chris Miller I am always curious the actual size of such items and we show you in this video the sizing and capabilities of the Arrow PT50 Pneumatic Staple Gun. It was able to drive the included staples flush into a 2x4 letting us know things like picture frames, furniture and even the walls we plan on hanging insulation will be no problem. The Arrow PT50 Pneumatic Staple Gun handles a wide sizing of staples which adds to it's capabilities. We easily loaded the staples using the secondary trigger to rel [read] Keywords:
Belkin LEGO case & shield for iPad Mini review
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 10:06a Chris Miller I am stuck between a 3 and 4 star on the Belkin LEGO case & shield for iPad Mini and gave them the benefit. The LEGO Case from Belkin with Smartcover function for iPad Mini is a great idea but a few issues we found in testing. As some other reviewers noted the case is very stiff plastic and touch to get back off. We slightly damaged a corner of the case taking it on and off. The LEGO board is always royal blue with the three color choices which is nice. The LEGO board functions perfect [read] Keywords:
What Makes IBM Connect great each year? (from SocialBizUG)
Wed, Feb 19th 2014 1:35p Chris Miller For the February Sys Admin Tips newsletter on SocialBizUG I made a posting about What Makes IBM Connect great each year. Photo courtesy of John Roling (Greyhawk68) See entire IBM Connect 2014 Flickr photo pool I have counted mentally and also the number of hanging badges in my office and keep coming up with 18 different Lotusphere/IBM Connect events I have attended. It always surprises me to come back with the number 18 now. Eighteen years is a significant amount of time at any conferenc [read] Keywords: admin