Will the session be completely locked down? Who knows. Still after the furore of the last week or so I figured I'd get my questions out in public so as not to appear a "negative Nancy". For the record I think Lotus developers, managers and executives should use the exact same version of Notes that you sell.
When will I be able to invite others to a meeting that I'm a participant in? I occasionally have minions others I need with me on trips to client sites, conf calls, etc. Adding them now is a bitch.
Quickr Utility Express - or equivalent. Several (now rotated out) executives and PMs have promised this in the past. What is so hard to understand here? Do you guys not want to sell to SMBs? (my definition of SMBs, not IBM)
Sametime on a single box.
Sametime reflector. When? This is killing you. And I cannot recommend this product to my customers until you fix this long running over-sight.
Connections on a single box. I know IBM sells server, but really, should I have to buy all the IBM servers?
Websphere has socket licensing, why not Domino/Connections/Sametime et al?
Come on spill the beans.....Vulcan "is a product" and runs on Websphere right?
What is IBM doing to solve the Fubar'd LotusLive ordering process?
You never know, some of these may get answered well before the scheduled session on Thursday at 11:15 (ASK102). If not, I consider this fair warning of the types of questions that a PM should be prepared to answer.
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 188.8.131.52 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