Like the humorous review of last year (or attempt there of), off we go from 2010 into 2011.....
For a somewhat more sane review be sure to check out the supersized 2010 review over on This Week In Lotus 32.
First things first, what the hell was released in the last year?
Notes and Domino 8.5.2
QuickrD 8.5 and 8.5.1
Quickr Entry was laid to rest
Lotus Traveler for Android was released
This Week In Lotus was born
So what else happened?
Never, ever try to do a weekly tip section on any media whatsoever. Lesson learned.
We got Domino Designer for free. Literally 1,000's of customers commented, "You mean we were supposed to pay for that? Huh".
We got clustering in Domino Collaboration Express for free. Literally 1,000's of customers commented, "You mean we were supposed to pay for that? Huh".
Quickr Entry was removed from Quickr 8.5 and hence 1,000's of customers (who'd installed full QuickrD) commented, "You mean we were supposed to pay for that? Huh".
LotusLive Notes was released. Not to be confused with LotusLive iNotes, or LotusLive. And now you can get it for any number of seats. But it seems to take 2 months to get set up. I think IBM are missing the point here. Or maybe I am. Anyway, someone is missing the point.
Try to get a LotusLive Meetings account and a LotusLive Engage account using the same email address. Lesson learned.
I got a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone. This thing makes my BlackBerry Tour look like a Jitterbug phone. Yo Sprint! I'm still waiting on Froyo.
I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet. This thing will probably make the BlackBerry Playbook look like a Jitterbug phone.
I "upgraded" my iPod Nano to an iPod Touch. Boy, I miss the nano. If this is what an iPhone is like glad I passed on it. It is difficult to use and un-intuitive. Maybe Apple modeled it on Notes.
What does it take to get 4,000 geeks a stiffy on? William Shatner was eventually the OGS speaker at LS10. Obviously he got cheap travel to the event.
Vulcan was launched. Except it is not a product. But expect it in 2011 and 2012. It will be a product then.
Lotus Foundations was....erm.....well no one knows. It maybe alive. It maybe dead. And IBM were named in Mashable's "Top Employers for Social Media". Someone should tell the Foundations folks, were any to still exist.
IBM really needs to buy their employees a decent headset and boom mic for Christmas. How on earth do they use SUT? Or do they?
IBM extst rose from the ashes. Shame as everyone has already moved to Skype. Except IBM.
If you are not doing Xpages you are an idiot. If you don't code Xpages in Notepad then copy the code to the source window then you are an idiot.
We got SCM in Domino Designer. 1,000 10's of Domino developers around the world asked what SCM was.
From last years post....
Questions to be answered in 2010..... 1. Were Ed Brill, Bruce Elgort and Matt White separated at birth? I saw Ed and Bruce at the same time and Bruce and Matt.....so the question still remains around Matt = Ed? 2. Who is this "Bob" dude? No sooner had he arrived, smacked around MS he left. 3. Whatever happened to "Workplace". Is that what Connections really is? Yes! 4. Two Quickr's enter, how many will leave (in 2010)? Well three entered, two leave. 5. Will England or the USA win? Arghhh. WTF! Why, oh, why do I care about England in the World Cup? 6. Will anyone turn up to my LS10 session (Ernie and Lisa notwithstanding)? They did! Thanks!
Using ManageEngine’s DesktopCentral to deploy Lotus Notes
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 2:05p Darren Duke I mentioned in my last blog post that ManageEngine's software was one of my winners for 2013. They make great, reasonably priced software. I use DesktopCentral and OpsUtils all the time. Anyway, DesktopCentral has deployment templates for tons of software, but not Notes. They do have a "How to" for Notes on their website, but I thought I'd post mine here as (a) it does it a bit better and (b) you almost always want to chain a Fix Pack after the install. I'm assuming you know your way [read] Keywords: lotus
New blog interface is live
Tue, Nov 19th 2013 7:13a Darren Duke As I mentioned yesterday, I have completed my move to Serdar Basegmez's new Bootstrap powered DominoBlog template. In little over 3 hours of total work (most of that was figuring out what Serdar had done in the DominoBlog config document) it is now live....well, you can see that right? If I was to do this again, I'd most likely get Serdar's template themed the way I want it, then copy all my blog posts and comments to the new NSF. I didn't do that and it borked comments for while. Sinc [read] Keywords: admin
Serdar Basegmez may have just saved DominoBlog from obscurity
Mon, Nov 18th 2013 2:02p Darren Duke OK, I admit it. I've been meaning to move this blog off the rarely updated DominoBlog template that has shipped with Domino since R7. But other things keep getting my attention, you know like naked tweeting and my annual physical. Anything but migrating to another platform as I just didn't need the hassle. Well, it looks like my 3+ year procrastination has finally paid off. You see Serdar Basegmez has done a brilliant job of integrating Bootstrap into DominoBlog. I requested he send me the [read] Keywords: domino
Remember to check *both* Domino and Traveler for fixes
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 6:06a Darren Duke Organizations patch their Traveler servers at a fast and furious rate. There is nothing wrong with that. Indeed given the rate at which new mobile OS updates comes out you pretty much have to, and IBM are doing a great job here. However, Traveler is not the only thing to patch. You also need to look at recent Domino IF's (intermediate fixes) and FP's (fix packs). As an example, yesterday Traveler 126.96.36.199 IF2 was released. This provided fixes to the *actual* Traveler application that resides [read] Keywords: domino
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 6:36a Darren Duke It's hopefully safe to say that if you are reading this blog you know who Bruce Elgort is. Luminary is the word that keeps coming to mind when I think of Bruce. We all know what he has his hands in, OpenNTF, IdeaJam, Xsnippets, Taking Notes, the 1352 Report and incredibly important charity work to name a few. Today Bruce steps away from as Chairman of OpenNTF. For me it's something else that I think of when someone mentions Bruce.....it's the early morning and you log-on to your computer, [read] Keywords: notes
Domino Directories and local replicas - another bad idea
Tue, Aug 13th 2013 7:08a Darren Duke In the post yesterday Mail file users having manager ACL and why it's a bad idea brought up some questions about getting the Domino Directory on the client as a replica. This is not a good idea unless you really know what you are doing (and even then, it's still a really, really bad idea), so I though instead of just answering that, I'd together some thoughts on various things related to replication of the Domino Directory. Never, ever replicate the full Domino Directory to a users PC. I h [read] Keywords: acl