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New versions of Connections plugins for Windows Desktop and Notes
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 6
Get Out the Vote…For your pick of the 2016 edition of Lotusphere
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 6
Recap of Ask IBM session (Ask the Developers and Ask the PMs) at IBM ConnectED / Lotusphere 2015
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 5
SmartCloud Tip #8: When Person Docs don’t synch
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 9
SmartCloud Tip #7: Notes BUILT-IN tool for migrating to SmartCloud
Tue, Dec 30th 2014 13
SmartCloud Tip #6: Dealing with Middle Initials
Sun, Dec 28th 2014 12
Some tips are worth revisiting each year: Holidays in Dom Dir and Inbox Cleanup
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SmartCloud Tip #7: Notes BUILT-IN tool for migrating to SmartCloud
Tue, Dec 30th 2014 13
SmartCloud Tip #6: Dealing with Middle Initials
Sun, Dec 28th 2014 12
WARNING: Google Apps for Business Terms of Service
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 9
SmartCloud Tip #8: When Person Docs don’t synch
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 9
Some tips are worth revisiting each year: Holidays in Dom Dir and Inbox Cleanup
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 9
Webcast on Latest progress on IBM Mail Next
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 8
Here’s to my friend Tim Tripcony
Mon, May 12th 2014 7
IBM’s next generation cloud email solution is coming to CONSUMERS for FREE!
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 7
Quick Tip: Fix for unexplainable common crashes of Lotus Notes 8.x with Eclipse
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 6
Helping my friend the best I can. His story will move you.
Thu, May 8th 2014 6


David Hablewitz
Blog Title The Notes Guy in Seattle
Blog Description A perspective on Lotus Notes in the shadow of Microsoft.
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Recent Blog Posts
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New versions of Connections plugins for Windows Desktop and Notes
Wed, Feb 18th 2015 2:31p   David Hablewitz
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Get Out the Vote…For your pick of the 2016 edition of Lotusphere
Mon, Feb 9th 2015 10:50p   David Hablewitz
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Recap of Ask IBM session (Ask the Developers and Ask the PMs) at IBM ConnectED / Lotusphere 2015
Fri, Jan 30th 2015 11:12a   David Hablewitz
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SmartCloud Tip #8: When Person Docs don’t synch
Tue, Jan 6th 2015 2:11p   David Hablewitz
I have encountered occasions in a hybrid environment where some person documents don’t appear in SmartCloud so they are not available for addressing mail and are not available for provisioning, as in the case of creating a new user.  The issue turned out to be that the entry in the Manager field on the Home/Work […]
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SmartCloud Tip #7: Notes BUILT-IN tool for migrating to SmartCloud
Tue, Dec 30th 2014 7:12a   David Hablewitz
Want a simple method for migrating mail to SmartCloud? Maybe you are interested in moving to a Service-Only configuration, but were told you couldn’t migrate the data? Maybe you already completed a migration in a hybrid environment only to find one mailbox that was missed and needs to be migrated after the migration specialist is […]
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SmartCloud Tip #6: Dealing with Middle Initials
Sun, Dec 28th 2014 10:10p   David Hablewitz
In a Hybrid SmartCloud environment, if you have users in SmartCloud who have a middle name or middle initial, that information does not get added to the SmartCloud directory automatically as there is no middle name field. It shows up in the IBM SmartCloud Notes area, but not in the User Accounts area under Manage […]
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Some tips are worth revisiting each year: Holidays in Dom Dir and Inbox Cleanup
Wed, Dec 24th 2014 9:40p   David Hablewitz
Some topics are worth revisiting every year. Here are two of my favorites: How to create holidays in the Domino Directory for importing into calendars Clearing your inbox for a productive start to the new yearFiled under: Quick Tip Tagged: calendar, inbox, Lotus Notes, tips, year in review
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IBM’s next generation cloud email solution is coming to CONSUMERS for FREE!
Thu, Nov 27th 2014 5:13a   David Hablewitz
Last week IBM provided a glimpse into their next innovation in email.  Code-named MailNext, it is now formally named Verse.  This is the next evolution of Connections Cloud, their enterprise cloud suite of software. Now, just a week later, IBM has announced plans to make Verse available to CONSUMERS for FREE!!! This is unprecedented by […]
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Roadmap of IBM Connections and IBM Connections Cloud (SmartCloud) Explained
Tue, Nov 25th 2014 5:12a   David Hablewitz
(Note: because the features of IBM Connections is so tightly tied to releases in IBM Connections Cloud, this story applies to both) On September 24th I published an article analyzing the Gartner report about Social business offerings.  In it I mentioned the lack of a roadmap for IBM Connections Cloud (SmartCloud).  The issue keeps resurfacing.  […]
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Domino Developer Needed
Mon, Nov 24th 2014 5:10p   David Hablewitz
Domino developer needed to support and extend Domino web applications.  Currently running Domino 8.5 and in the process of upgrading to 9.0. The Domino apps also integrate heavily with other business applications. The position involves frequent customer contact (both email and phone) so patience, professionalism, English language skills, and personality are very important. This position […]
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IBM requests feedback on webpage layout of IBM Connections
Fri, Oct 31st 2014 10:15a   David Hablewitz
If you use IBM Connections or Connections in SmartCloud, they would like your feedback. Even if you don’t, you might checkout the mockups.  See the letter below. This is your chance to influence the product design. I had much feedback on all 3 mock-ups, much like my blog post regarding their Passport Advantage website that […]
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You asked. IBM responds: Interim Fix for Domino to support SHA-2 and TLS fix for POODLE attack.
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 2:19p   David Hablewitz
All the information you need is in these two technotes: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21418982 http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21687167 Watch for the fix to be posted on Fix Central soon.  Then this can be marked Completed in Greenhouse and IdeaJam.net Note that one of these will only be supported on Domino 9.0.1.  The 8.5 code can’t support SHA-2 encryption. What does this […]
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From friend lists to ads clicked, find out exactly what data Facebook has on you
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 6:11a   David Hablewitz
Wonder what data Facebook has on you? Follow these steps to download and view everything they know about you. I expect you’re going to be surprised. Here’s how: 1. Log in to https://www.facebook.com 2. Click on the settings icon in the top right of the page, then click on Settings in the pop down menu. […]
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Latest Gartner Magic Quadrant report on Social Software for Business
Wed, Sep 24th 2014 7:12a   David Hablewitz
When you hear the term Social Software, many of us think of Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Linkedin and other similar consumer-oriented websites.  But social software is becoming more broadly adopted in the workplace as well. Gartner recently published a report assessing 17 different vendors of social software solutions for business.  Some of these I had never […]
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Witness to a Murder
Sun, Sep 21st 2014 11:14p   David Hablewitz
Taking a diversion from the usual technology-related topic to share a bit of what most people will never see,  Sunday morning, 5:30 AM, the first day of Fall, 2014.  My internal alarm clock wakes me up. It is still quite dark outside.  Charlie, our rooster hasn’t even woken up yet.  That reminds me of something […]
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Quick Tip: Using the “like” feature in IBM Connections for more than just liking a file
Wed, Sep 10th 2014 6:13a   David Hablewitz
The Like feature in IBM Connections is a great way to show you “Like” a file that has been posted.  But don’t get caught up in the mindset of Facebook “likes”.  This feature can also be a shortcut for a document review cycle.  Instead of creating todos in an Activity and assigning it to each […]
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SmartCloud Tip #05: Problems for mail and calendar delegates. You’ll get tons of helpdesk calls if you don’t do this.
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 6:12a   David Hablewitz
One of the points IBM stresses during your migration to SmartCloud is to migrate delegates of mail files, calendars, and contacts either ahead of or at the same time as the people who delegated them (delegators). This is necessary because a user cannot access databases on the SmartCloud servers until their own account has been added to the service. This is part of the security model. In other words, mail files in the service can only be viewed by users that are in the service. No problem. As you
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How Your Learning Mindset Can Cost Your Job (and how to avoid it)
Mon, Sep 1st 2014 6:13a   David Hablewitz
It’s Labor Day (U.S. Holiday) A great day to write about work.  If you work in a computer-related profession you can never stop learning if you wish to remain employed.  And that trend is spreading across professions like wildfire as the benefits of technology influence almost every profession.  But not everyone is cut out for a lifetime of success through learning.  In a recent article published by Salman Khan, the creator of KhanAcademy.org, he wrote about Learning Mindsets: “D
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WARNING: Google Apps for Business Terms of Service
Sat, Aug 30th 2014 2:12p   David Hablewitz
These are the terms of service you are agreeing to in your Google Apps Business account.  See the text highlighted in RED.  Does this agreement concern anyone? (Taken from Google Business TOS https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/  ) Your Content in our Services Some of our Services allow you to upload, submit, store, send or receive content. You retain ownership of any intellectual property rights that you hold in that content. In short, what belongs to you stays yours. When you
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How to get Sametime Video Chat in SmartCloud
Sun, Aug 24th 2014 11:12p   David Hablewitz
The maintenance window is over and SmartCloud Sametime chat now includes audio and video.  Some details to know: First, the feature is accessible only via a browser or via the mobile app.  It is not available in the Notes embedded client (yet).  Also, all parties in the chat must be logged into SmartCloud. That makes sense. If they weren’t, you couldn’t chat with them either. Once logged into https://collabserv.com website, logged into Sametime, open your contacts list.  You wi
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New easy way to get your IBM software downloads via SmartCloud!
Tue, Aug 12th 2014 4:14p   David Hablewitz
OK, you’ve seen my article giving a detailed review about how bad Passport Advantage website was for many years.  It took awhile to get fixed.  But for the most part, much of that has improved dramatically since – and at least partially because of – that article.  But downloads are still a bit of a pain.  That is, until now! If you subscribe to SmartCloud Notes, you can get to your downloads in Passport Advantage directly from the Apps – Downloads and Setup menu.  It
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Webcast on Latest progress on IBM Mail Next
Fri, Jul 18th 2014 12:11p   David Hablewitz
Don’t miss the upcoming webcast showing the latest news on IBM Mail Next.  Register here:  https://ibm.biz/BdFES3 Personally I’m interested in the Notes web plugin and how this may make its way into SmartCloud.
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Bothell City Council exposed for avoiding due process to build a new $47 Million City Hall without a Public Vote
Wed, May 28th 2014 12:12a   David Hablewitz
If you live in the City of Bothell, you will definitely be interested in watching what happened at the City Council meeting on May 20th It is long, but you need to watch the first 20 minutes and again at about time stamp 2:54:00. After watching it I am certain you will be motivated enough to visit the next City Council meeting in person and let them know how you feel about what they are planning to do with your money.   The next meeting is Tuesday, June 3rd at 6:00 PM at City Hall. In summar
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Request to repair Bothell road and provide pedestrian access to 1000 homes instead of spending $42M on a Boulevard
Mon, May 26th 2014 6:15a   David Hablewitz
Open letter to the Bothell City Council and City Manager: The 1000 households that live in Morningside, Hollyhills, and Pioneer Hills don’t need a wider sidewalk to connect Pop Keeney to the park at Bothell Landing as you are proposing with AB #14-75 to designate Main Street and the multi-way boulevard as parkways at a cost of $42 Million.   What we need is a safe way for our kids to walk or bike from our neighborhoods to the YMCA or the softball and soccer fields in the North Creek busi
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Here’s to my friend Tim Tripcony
Mon, May 12th 2014 4:11p   David Hablewitz
Tim, your passing is felt around the world, even here in Washington state. Your genius only eclipsed by your humble nature.   So much more I want to say, but I’m without words. Follow Scott Hooks for more info. https://www.linkedin.com/today/post/article/20140512170336-24024491-tim-tripcony-you-will-live-on-in-our-hearts
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IBM Connections in the Cloud New Service Update!
Thu, May 8th 2014 6:14a   David Hablewitz
So you aren’t a computer geek, but your job involves collaborating with others.  Do you use email?  Maybe share files and other content with people inside and outside your organization?  Maybe at work you bounce between email, calendar, todos, onenote, Sharepoint, Dropbox, WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, AIM, Google Apps, Yammer, SurveyMonkey, Yahoo Groups (or some other discussion forum), Google+,  WordPress, LinkedIn.  Then you use email to tell everyone about things like when a task is
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Helping my friend the best I can. His story will move you.
Thu, May 8th 2014 6:14a   David Hablewitz
Brian Steele is my good friend and one of the best managers I have ever worked for.  I remember the day when he quietly explained to me that they had just learned his son Cullen had Pulmonary Hypertension.  I never heard of it before and asked  “Is it bad?”  “Yeah, it’s bad.” he said.  Watch this video and learn Cullen’s story. At the time Brian mentioned it, I didn’t fully appreciate what it all meant or the impact it would have on him and his fa
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SmartCloud Demonstration at Seattle Technical Forum Meetup, Redmond, WA
Tue, Apr 29th 2014 11:10p   David Hablewitz
If you are a CTO, IT director, computer professional or enthusiast of cloud computing technology, you won’t want to miss out on this meeting of the Seattle Technical Forum meetup group. There will be 3 presenters at this meeting speaking on the following topics: - Google Cloud Platform: Top 10 Edition - Properly securing your cloud infrastructure - SmartCloud – IBM’s Biggest Little Secret I will be presenting a demonstration of SmartCloud for Social Business with IBMer David




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