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!
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
iNotes and IE11 - yes it is supported
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 8:39a Darren Duke IE11 has been out for a while and with the likes of Google saying IE9 will no longer supported on their stuff, more and more organizations and people are moving to it. The thing with iNotes is that fixes may or may not be in a Domino Fix Pack. They may be in a completely separate download. You have to select "iNotes" as the product in Fix Central. To support IE11 with iNotes you need to be at Domino 9.0.1 with iNotes fix 9.0.1 IF1 or higher (IF2 is now available to go with that). Anyway, [read] Keywords: domino
When installing ESXi be sure to get your server’s customized installer
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 7:59a Darren Duke I do a lot of VMware. Seriously, a lot! A common thread I see with virtualization deployments is that soon-to-be-virtualizers download the ISO from VMware and rock and roll. But wait. There is a better way! No, really there is. But for most folks it's unknown. Until now..... Almost all server hardware manufactures have a customized version built specifically for their iron. Usually this involves adding drivers and monitoring stuff, but if you've ever tried installing a CIM package, then yo [read] Keywords: ibm
My schedule at Connect
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 8:45a Darren Duke No sooner had I tweeted this, I suddenly got inspiration..... I haven't written a blog post this year, and I'm kind of OK with that althought I do have some pent-up ranting to do somewhere— Darren Duke (@darrenduke) January 22, 2014 Not my full schedule by any means..... Friday night party. Friday is the new Saturday. Stroll to the beach to watch beach footie on Saturday Stroll to mai-tai Stroll to BALD Get all dolled up for the Penumbra dinner, make IBMers uncomfort [read] Keywords: twitter
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