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!
POODLE and SHA2 support coming to Domino
Tue, Oct 21st 2014 9:02a Darren Duke Behold, the silence has ended.....the crescendo that is IBM has finally lifted the veil on some fixes for some very large security holes....AFAIK these are native Domino fixes. I'm unsure of the protocols supported, but my understanding is all of them, but only time will tell. These are not available yet, but should be in "weeks"... First up, fix POODLE outlined in Technote 1687167. This is coming to: 9.0.1 FP2 9.0 8.5.3 FP6 8.5.2 FP4 8.5.1 FP5 I think that is every supported Domino [read] Keywords: domino
So Domino and SHA2.....There’s a SPR for that
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 7:20a Darren Duke As some of you know, SHA2 support in the native Domino HTTP stack has been a bit of a fire starter of late. As IBM like to say "we've not heard that from our customers", here's your chance to change that. How do you do that? Simple, if you are able to create a PMR against Domino (if you're on support for Notes and Domino you can) and mention that you want SPR # ABAI7SASE6 (APAR LO48388) addressed. Here's link to the IBM support portal, so head on over there and create an PMR via an Elec [read] Keywords: domino
My customers don’t want Mail.Next
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 11:30a Darren Duke I have customers ranging from names you have heard of, to a few hundred seats, to 5 or less. I’m pretty sure that most customers I come into contact with are not on IBM’s radar. A few maybe, but most? Not so much. Some of them occasionally ask about “mail.next” but none are excited. You see, these customers are not cutting edge. They are not chasing the next shiny ball of tinfoil. They cherish stability. Not constant change. Not constant “vaporware” demos of stuff that most think f [read] Keywords: administration
How did I not know this feature of Windows existed? AKA - a useful tip
Fri, Aug 8th 2014 8:13a Darren Duke With a little over 18 months since I've had to produce weekly tips, you've most likely missed my gems (OK, some weren't gems, but you get what you pay for).... Anyway, this one is a gem, and I'm sure most of you know this but I surely did not. On any Windows folder, hold down the Shift key and right click you get these additional options added to your context bar: If you do anything with Websphere on Windows this will no doubt save you a ton of time, Again, how did I not know [read] Keywords: websphere
Addendum to my Domino DBMT post (well, a correction)
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 5:50a Darren Duke I'm also going to update the original post, but it appears there was an issue with the command in that original post: -compactThreads 0 -updallThreads 2 -stoptime 5AM You will see something like this in the notes.log on the server: use this one instead: -compactThreads 0 -updallThreads 2 -stoptime 5:00AM Yes, the ":00" makes all the difference. [read] Keywords: domino
ATLUG Day of Champions - a who’s who of smart people all in one place
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 11:15a Darren Duke So it has happened....yours truly is going to be a [non-IBM] Champion.....well for a day ;) The Atlanta User Group (aka Atlanta Lotus User Group) is to host a pretty unique one-of-a-kind event on April 7th, 2014, that being the "Day of Champions". Each of the 11 "champions" gets a TED like 18 minutes or so to entertain, bedazzle and hopefully educate the attendees in all manner of things, technical or not-so-technical. Add to that a Connect-like Gurupalooza and speed-geeking and [read] Keywords: ibm
On Domino 9? Have a cluster? You’re using DBMT right?
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 7:43a Darren Duke So with the release of Domino 9, IBM added the Database Maintenance Tool (or DBMT). This new tool is a bit like a Swiss Army knife of server tasks. It can run compact, updall and full text index tasks all from one command. But for some server environments (I'm thinking clusters using archived transaction logging here) all you really want is to have view indexed rebuilt so that is a user if failed over (or 100's of users fail over) then there is no delay while all these mail file view indexe [read] Keywords: admin