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David Vasta
 
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Blackberry 10 – The King is Dead…Long live the King!
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 9:05p   David Vasta
Last week I was in Orlando at IBM Connect. I was able to see the new Blackberry10 get released . I was also able to play with it, touch it, and learn more about why it is the device that fits both of your worlds, fun and business. I can tell you it is a really neat device that is fast, and is a whole new way of thinking made very easy. Full disclosure : I am a Mac Users. I have a 17″ Macbook, a few iPads, and iPod, and an iPhone5. I love my Apple products. They are simple and they work. W [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus apple blackberry enterprise facebook gadget ipod mac macbook mobile network rim security server
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IBM Connect 2013 (Lotusphere 2013)
Sat, Feb 2nd 2013 12:02p   David Vasta
IBM Connections just wrapped up in Orlando, Florida. For the past 20 years it’s been called Lotusphere and somehow I have been able to miss all of them (sarcasm) and was able to attend the inaugural event call IBM Connect. Energy wise it is on the scale of a Mac World type event. The hype, celebrity and magic is on the same level. We have our own Steve Jobs, just not as bossy. The days are long but the week goes by so fast. The week really starts on Saturday when all the “community l [read] Keywords: administration connections ibm lotus lotusphere sametimelotus community facebook mac network twitter
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No Politics Here
Sat, Oct 13th 2012 3:22p   David Vasta
So it’s been a while since I have posted here and I think it’s time I post something. Sorry for the long delay. I have a post I am getting ready to explain why I have been gone and you will understand the complexity of what I have been working on. It’s another political season and with that brings out the political comments. I am NOT going to get political but I am going to tell you why, from a technical perspective, no one gives a “rats rear end” about your politic [read] Keywords: admin administration lotus community network
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Lotus Administration eBooks?
Sun, Apr 22nd 2012 6:43p   David Vasta
I was in the shower, that is where I do all of my good thinking, and I said to myself….the last great Domino Book I have is over 9 years old and a few versions back, I think version 6. It might be high time to write a new book that  people can use. The problem is if you know the book I am talking about written one Brian Benz and Rocky Oliver called the Lotus Notes and Domino 6 Programming Bible and it’s well over 1032 pages of juicy Lotus goodness. I have one on my desk at work and [read] Keywords: administration domino lotus notes community server
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IBM OS/400 & Domino 8 Issues
Sat, Apr 7th 2012 10:44a   David Vasta
I have been fighting a problem at my current employers environment that has been hard to diagnose. The mail servers run on IBM’s Power Platform and iOS (OS/400) V5R4. The Domino version is 8.5.1 FP4. That said you would think that everything is going to be just fine. There is plenty of memory, plenty of CPU and about 1.5TB of extra disk space. Evertyhing should be perfect, but it’s not and you know this because I would not have started out by saying I was “fighting a problem [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus exchange exchange server
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I am still here….
Fri, Apr 6th 2012 4:42p   David Vasta
So it’s been a long while since I have posted anything. I have been in the middle of a fire fight at work getting things fixed up and working. The smoke is starting to clear and frankly I have learned some new things about Lotus I need to share. There is a Twitter Account that goes along with this blog and I will be tweeting as best I can using it and the blog to try to make an impact on the businesses who user Lotus, don’t use Lotus and everyone else. [read] Keywords: administration lotus twitter




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I am not dead
Sun, Feb 6th 2011 9:02a   David Vasta
Life has gotten in the way of blogging and to my 2 fans I am very sorry. I have been dealing with a few life changes and assure you I am alive and willing to start blogging again. Sorry again for the outage. Hope everyone enjoyed Lotusphere 2011. Some day I actually plan on making it down there and enjoying it myself. [read] Keywords: administration lotus lotusphere blogging
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Happy New Year Everyone
Fri, Dec 31st 2010 4:23p   David Vasta
May 2011 be filled with Lotus Installations and Lotus deployments all over your company! To those running Exchange and getting tired of that one trick pony….call IBM and make this year full of Lotus! [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus exchange exchange
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Merry Christmas Everyone
Sun, Dec 26th 2010 11:39a   David Vasta
I have been on a bit of a vacation. Sorry for not posting. I took 2 full weeks off and went on a 10-Day Panama Canal Cruise with Holland America. It was wonderful and I would recomend it to anyone. With Lotusphere only 30 days away it’s time to ramp up the Lotus posts. Hope you all had a Merry Christmas and may the NEW YEAR be the best ever! [read] Keywords: administration lotus lotusphere
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I want to get some . . . Lotus Training
Tue, Nov 30th 2010 9:02p   David Vasta
I am looking for “other” Lotus training. I know about Integro in Denver, and they are super people that supported the local Lotus User Group, but I am trying to get more of a list of places that offer Lotus Training other than IBM/Lotus. I am also a big fan of TLCC as well. Hit me with your favorite places to send people to train or where you go to learn more? [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus
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My Mac is still in the shop
Fri, Nov 26th 2010 11:20p   David Vasta
As you know now my MacBook Pro is a bit sick. It’s been at the Apple Store for about a week now. Apple says the repair is covered and will be FREE.  That is sweet to hear. It should be ready on Saturday in the morning. I hope to have it back soon as all of the things I have not stored in my head are on that Mac. I will be looking for a nice Referbed Mac after the first of the year when they all seem to go on sale. [read] Keywords: administration lotus apple mac macbook
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JoliCloud Releases new Netbook
Mon, Nov 22nd 2010 2:40p   David Vasta
LINK:: http://www.linuxjournal.com/content/joliclouds-jolibook-netbook-hitting-stores I get the feeling this is not going to be as big a hit as they think it is. The JoliCloud OS is really nice and I enjoy using it but I think the day of Netbooks is over and Tablets are coming. Maybe they can get that JoliCloud OS on a tablet soon. [read] Keywords: administration lotus
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Novell gets purchased by an Unknown
Mon, Nov 22nd 2010 11:40a   David Vasta
LINK :: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/novell-lands-buyout-deal-worth-22-billion-2010-11-22?reflink=MW_news_stmp Under terms of the deal announced Monday, an entity called Attachmate Corp. will acquire Novell and operate the company as two different business units. Novell will operate separately from its SUSE open-source business. Attachmate is owned by an investment group led by Francisco Partners, Golden Gate Capital and Thoma Bravo. The firm said it will add the Novell businesses to its o [read] Keywords: administration lotus linux
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Playbook Page Updated
Mon, Nov 22nd 2010 10:20a   David Vasta
RIM has updated the Playbook web page. Check it out. I can’t wait to get my hands on one and see if I like it better then the iPad. [read] Keywords: administration lotus rim
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My MacBook Pro has the Black Screen of Death
Mon, Nov 22nd 2010 9:40a   David Vasta
Over the weekend my wonderful little MacBook Pro decided it was going to take a much needed vacation. On Saturday night it develped the Black Screen of Death which has been reported by many people on the internet. Seems the Logic Board causes the video to stop working on the local screen and on the remote screen too. My poor little MacBook….oh how I miss you. With that said, when I saw the problem I jumped onto my other PC and started looking around for an answer. At first I thought it [read] Keywords: administration lotus apple laptop mac macbook
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Facebook says email is dead- Not so fast!
Mon, Nov 15th 2010 5:02p   David Vasta
Frankly I use Facebook, but I hate Facebook. If you know me you are now confused by that statement in that I use it a lot…. It’s not something I want to exaggerate on right now. The truth of the matter is Mark Zuckberber is not claiming that Facebook Messaging will replace email as we know it. So I kind of agree with Mark in that I have seen the future of Lotus and the Web2.0 ideas they have,  but companies are not going to move to Facebook as the messaging system. I do think th [read] Keywords: administration connections lotus quickr sametime symphony email enterprise facebook google microsoft security web2.0
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You can not explain away bad Microsoft behavior!
Mon, Nov 8th 2010 11:02a   David Vasta
Ed Brill posted it first, so thanks Ed. I wanted to get this up on my space ASAP so that people on this side see how it does not make any sense. LINK:: Why Migrations Instead of In-Place Upgrades? OK So I have some issue with what he posts as “normal” “Given the rapidly improving hardware and the fact that the most expensive component (storage) wears out. Regular hardware refreshes in the order of every 3-4 years are needed. Doing both a major-version in-place upgrade followed [read] Keywords: administration domino lotus application applications archive desktop exchange exchange microsoft office server sharepoint system i vista
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Come get your free Blackberry Server
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 10:17a   David Vasta
RIM is giving you a FREE Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES) for Microsoft Exchange (BOOOO)and for Lotus Domino (Yeahh!) Get BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express for free! BlackBery Enterprise Server Express wirelessly synchronizes Microsoft® Exchange or IBM® Lotus® Domino® with BlackBerry smartphones. It provides advanced BlackBerry smartphone business features with no software license fees or additional per user license fees, and works with most personal BlackBerry data plans or BlackBerr [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus apple applications bes blackberry enterprise exchange exchange google microsoft mobile rim security server
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Why is my hit count 666?
Fri, Nov 5th 2010 9:14a   David Vasta
This just made me pause today. Not that it matters but it did make me wonder….I am sure it’s not the first time this has happen on PlanetLotus. [read] Keywords: administration lotus planetlotus planetlotus.org
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Lotus Notes 8.5.2 now supported on Ubuntu
Thu, Nov 4th 2010 10:45p   David Vasta
LINK :: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27019218 IBM has listed all of the version or flavors of Linux that Lotus Notes can run on. Redhat, SuSE, and Ubuntu, which I think is super all the way around.  While I think mass adoption is a long way off this is one of those good moves for those of us who would like to see more Linux products that are real world. Thanks Lotus & IBM! [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus notes linux redhat ubuntu
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Blackberry Reviews are a coming
Wed, Nov 3rd 2010 6:17p   David Vasta
Finally something worth blogging about. I have two new Blackberry units in the mail to me to review and will be looking at them, testing them and give you my opinion (as it is my blog) on the two new items. 1 Torch 1 Curve 3G How cool is that? [read] Keywords: administration lotus blackberry blogging
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My stuff is old stuff
Wed, Nov 3rd 2010 3:15p   David Vasta
So I got to thinking about the blog and I was also thinking about being an Admin too. So what should I blog about? What do the people want to know? What do I need to tell you that you will want to read? These are all things a blogger thinks about and in a time when people get more information from bloggers than they do from the LA Times, you start to realize this blogging thing is big time stuff. So I was going to write about how not to blog, but figured my body of work on this site should be re [read] Keywords: admin administration lotus blogger blogging
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Fedora 14 released
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 5:14p   David Vasta
Super job Fedora Team! Fedora 14 is released and out in the open. Download it here! [read] Keywords: administration lotus
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On top of the world - Thanks!
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 5:14p   David Vasta
On Planet Lotus I have been on top of the pile for a week now. People are at least clicking over from Planet Lotus to see the train wreck on this site and I thank you! It means a lot to me to be read. It motivates me to want to post more to keep you coming over and seeing what I have found. The other part is the hate mail has been rolling in too. Seems the people in the Lotus community who don’t like me, even though most of you have never met me so how can you have an opinion of me, are no [read] Keywords: administration lotus lotusphere community email planet lotus
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Why do I need a tool to upgrade Exchange?
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 1:15p   David Vasta
This seems like an shooting fish in a barrel, but I think it’s great BinaryTree has a tool to help people. They have a few for Lotus which I use now and in the past. Nothing wrong with a nice tool to help you get things done faster, but if I needed a tool to help me upgrade a Domino server from 7 to 8 I would not be using Domino. I have said this before, if you have to rip and replace the server to upgrade then you have a bad product, and that is why EXCHANGE SUCKS! Link to a Link : Binary [read] Keywords: administration domino lotus exchange exchange server
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Google sues the United States of America
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 12:44p   David Vasta
If the headline does not grab you then you are dead. Yes according to OSNews, Google is in fact suing the US Government. LINK :: OSnews Article “That is without a single shred of doubt the most awesome headline I ever got to put on OSNews. This headline is so awesome I don’t even need to write anything else, because it would just detract from the awesomeness. Cue Johnny Guitar, with a lone wanderer riding his horse towards a Mojave sunset, after just having… Wait, where were w [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus google microsoft
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Lotus Notes is cool - New web site
Tue, Nov 2nd 2010 11:14a   David Vasta
There have been some new sites, besides the Lotus site, that have sprung up talking about the positive things people don’t know how awesome Lotus Notes truly is. LINK:: www.notesiscool.com “Welcome to notesiscool.com, the site dedicated to promoting the world’s greatest collaboration client.” “Notes is Cool’ is provided in order to dispel the myths about Notes being “old and clunky” and to provide a guide to some of the great features.” Now I c [read] Keywords: administration collaboration domino lotus notes microsoft outlook
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Lotus, is it the answer to the Social Media in the corporation?
Mon, Nov 1st 2010 6:44p   David Vasta
A lot of old established companies are in turmoil right now over what to do with social media. I also think Facebook missed a huge opportunity by not selling Facebook as a service along with mail and applications. I am happy they didn’t but I thought that would be the next logical step for them. Bundle it all up and sell Facebook Corporate Edition so that companies could buy an internal Facebook that most people know how to use, put Web2.0 social media, video, files, photos, apps and commu [read] Keywords: administration connections lotus notes sametime application applications facebook google microsoft web 2.0 web2.0
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The next step for Lotus
Sat, Oct 30th 2010 12:14p   David Vasta
I don’t have an inside line to Ed Brill’s powerpoints or any kind of inside person at Lotus to feed me information, but I do know what the past has held and where I think Lotus should go with it. Here are a few things I would like to see Lotus do with the next few releases and while it may not be what you want or what Lotus wants there are a few things that will happen and some that are huge long shots. Lotus figures out a way to make a one stop web based client that can easily mana [read] Keywords: admin administration domino ibm lotus R5 application desktop development linux mac microsoft server
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Lotusphere 2011
Thu, Oct 28th 2010 12:45p   David Vasta
I am looking forward to seeing some faces in Orlando this year, and wanted to remind you Lotus people out there that Lotusphere 2011 is right around the corner. Make sure you sign up now to save some money and get the hotel room you want. Good luck and see you in Orlando! [read] Keywords: administration lotus lotusphere
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Pretty Lotus Icons
Thu, Oct 28th 2010 10:17a   David Vasta
This is worth a repost. I love pretty icons and Lotus has stepped up to the plate with pretty with version 8. LINK :: Pretty Icons [read] Keywords: administration lotus openntf
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Thanks for the hate mail
Thu, Oct 28th 2010 10:17a   David Vasta
I would like to thank all the haters out there who have sent me nasty comments lately after I started blogging again after taking off a little time to let the haters cool off. I would like to thank my dedicated haters who create fake mail accounts and email me what they think of me. You all rock! Sadly the Lotus Community is filled with people who can’t stand other people in the Lotus Community. I guess we all can’t get along. I would expect this from PRO-Microsoft people or Anti-L [read] Keywords: admin administration lotus blogging community email microsoft
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Domino Designer Information
Thu, Oct 28th 2010 9:45a   David Vasta
I know, I know….preaching to the choir, but I thought I would post this to share with those who might be searching for it and can’t find it. Lotus Domino Designer is now a free offering to those tech savvy developers out there who want to get their feet wet using Lotus. I am still learning how to use it some 10 years into my career with Lotus (I do mostly Admin stuff) and I enjoy the product. So if you are one of those smart developer types, give the site a read and download the inst [read] Keywords: admin administration domino ibm lotus desktop linux mac
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Need a tool to do Exchange to Domino Migration Tool STAT!
Wed, Oct 27th 2010 4:44p   David Vasta
I found a pretty cool tool earlier this year and can’t find it now. I need an easy to use tool that can move mail and contacts from EXCHANGE/OUTLOOK to DOMINO/NOTES and makes is oh so easy. Thanks in advance Lotus People! If you don’t want to post on here email me: david dot vasta at gmail dot com [read] Keywords: administration domino lotus notes email exchange exchange outlook
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Scot Petersen - His view of Ray Ozzie leaving “Old Whats its name”
Wed, Oct 27th 2010 11:44a   David Vasta
Scot Petersen is a blogger on ITKE as well. He has posted this thoughts on Ray Ozzie leaving Microsoft and I thought them to be interesting enough to share here. Thanks Scot! Link - Scot Petersen post about Ray Ozzie leaving and his open letter. [read] Keywords: administration lotus ray ozzie blogger microsoft
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Blackberry Playbook - you got the name all wrong!
Wed, Oct 27th 2010 11:14a   David Vasta
So in my post yeaterday I shared with you the new RIM Playbook and then when Chris posted his comments it got me to thinking. They named it all wrong. Why would the CIO who has purchased thousands of Blackberry devices to run his buinsess now go out and spend more money for his user to have a PLAYbook? Something to PLAY on? Come on RIM is this the best you can do? I came up with some names for it and would like to see what you all have to offer? Here are a few better names: Rass-a-ma-taz-berry [read] Keywords: administration lotus blackberry rim
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Android Tablet for $99 @ Wallgreens
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 9:14p   David Vasta
I found that Wallgreens will be selling a $99 7″ Android Tablet. SOLD! LINK:: http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/maylong-7-inch-m-150-wifi-middie-tablet/ID=prod6047418-product I think I might have to get one and give it a little test for $99 each….that is a good deal! [read] Keywords: administration lotus wifi
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The new BLACKBERRY PLAYBOOK
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 1:50p   David Vasta
Just looking at RIMs site and noticed a nice pretty tablet from RIM. LINK:: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/playbook-tablet/ It looks cool and I want one to play with. [read] Keywords: administration lotus blackberry rim
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More on the joke that is now Microsoft
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 12:17p   David Vasta
I know this is getting long in the tooth but the time is right to strike and I for one think it makes sense to point it out while people are compelled to listen. Microsoft is suffering, not just from poor sales but from people leaving, no direction from the top level executives, and their product set is still very fragmented. All of the things that they accused Lotus and IBM of years ago now seem to have infected Microsoft as well. The Microsoft bubble is over! Windows Vista, like Windows ME [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus ray ozzie apple google microsoft vista
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Work Smarter in Windows - With Lotus Notes!
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 12:17p   David Vasta
It’s like I wrote it myself. David Allen points out that he uses Lotus Notes to make Windows a better place. Thank you Mr. Allen, thank you! LINK :: http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/208152-4/work_smarter_in_windows_55_great_productivity_tricks.html [read] Keywords: administration lotus notes
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Why does Microsoft love to shot itself in the foot?
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 10:14a   David Vasta
We all love bullies and while Microsoft slowly spirals into the IT black hole they have created they continue to use 1980s tactics on companies all over the world. Frankly I am tired of Microsoft and it’s hatred for Open Source and other competitors. I may need to rephrase that. I don’t mind competition, but I do have disdain for Microsoft in that they are the biggest loser right now in every market they used to own. IT and people are catching wind that they stink as a com [read] Keywords: administration lotus microsoft
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Me? top of the HOT BLOG list
Tue, Oct 26th 2010 9:44a   David Vasta
So it is a FULL MOON here  and I am sure hell just froze over as I am on the HOT BLOG list. Not one to toot his own horn . . .  oh who the hell am I kidding . . . yes I am. Here is the screen shot for the records. Thanks for all for reading and not commenting. [read] Keywords: administration lotus
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Fork you OpenOffice
Mon, Oct 25th 2010 11:44p   David Vasta
OpenOffice (Being run into the ground by Oracle) is now been forked into LibreOffice. [read] Keywords: administration lotus openoffice oracle
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Has Oracle ruined another company?
Mon, Oct 25th 2010 10:44p   David Vasta
When Oracle purchased JD Edwards and company some years back, I knew that would be the “end” to JDE. The customer base was huge and loyal, but Oracle does not like loyal followings or people or cult groups hanging arounds it’s doors. Somehow in the doc com age they grew into a large unbalanced powerhouse with a semi-decent database that in my opinion is a lot more work than it’s worth. Oracle has money, from where I don’t know but they do, and the like to buy compan [read] Keywords: administration lotus apple database java mac openoffice oracle
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Ray Ozzie Follow up….
Mon, Oct 25th 2010 1:14p   David Vasta
Did I mention that I thought Ray would end up at Google? I know I did in the office a few times. Should have put it online. Link:: http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/25/ozzie-future-google/ [read] Keywords: administration lotus ray ozzie google office
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JoliCloud to release a Netbook of it’s own?
Mon, Oct 25th 2010 12:44p   David Vasta
Link:: http://techcrunch.com/2010/10/25/jolicloud-netbook/ I love netbooks, and I love netbooks that run Linux. Meego and Ubuntu are pretty good, but Jolicloud is onto something. [read] Keywords: administration lotus linux ubuntu
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Lotusphere 2011!
Fri, Oct 22nd 2010 10:44a   David Vasta
I am all excited, are you? I want to know what do you look forward too the most when you attend Lotusphere. I know I am going to be looking forward to meeting all the awesome people I “chat” and “communicate” with over the web in the Lotus Community face to face. I am also trying to find out what is a must see session vs. a session to skip? I am sure they are all good, but after bing at COMMON for so many years I know which presenters to skip unless I needed a nap. Lotusp [read] Keywords: administration lotus lotusphere community
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Why the Windows Phone 7 is already dead
Fri, Oct 22nd 2010 10:44a   David Vasta
Talking about showing up late to the party…. The Windows Phone 7 is out and I would submit it is already dead or at least on life support. My next thought it how many of these will Microsoft give away to inflate the numbers so it looks like they are selling like hot cakes? The Apple iPhone took the phone world by storm a few years back (2007). Today I would say it is the gold standard. Google dropped Android and has done a very good job of getting it out there and making the OS very easy t [read] Keywords: administration lotus apple blackberry google integration iphone microsoft mobile wiki
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Ray Ozzie is leaving Microsoft!
Wed, Oct 20th 2010 10:44a   David Vasta
Let me start off an say, it’s long overdue. Ray is a one smart dude but he stayed on the Micorsoft team a little too long for me. I would have to wonder why he stayed so long there? If I were to interview Ray I would ask the following questions: 1. When you arrived at Microsoft did you plan on staying this long? 2. Do you think Microsoft understands the future of collaboration in the enterprise? 3. With such a disjointed product set, limited platform choices and them giving away produc [read] Keywords: administration collaboration domino ibm lotus notes ray ozzie application enterprise exchange exchange microsoft outlook sharepoint
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Ubuntu 10.10 is fully cooked and ready to use
Wed, Oct 20th 2010 8:14a   David Vasta
Being a fan of Ubuntu I would like to announce that Ubuntu 10.10 is out and it’s a perfect 10. Sorry, I could not resist. LINK :: http://www.osnews.com/story/23890/Ubuntu_10_10_Released [read] Keywords: administration lotus ubuntu
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What to write this week?
Mon, Oct 18th 2010 11:14a   David Vasta
It has hit me that after a this weekend while I was thinking about what I was going to write this week….I had nothing. I mean I could write about a few things at work that are bugging me about Lotus, but then I might be in trouble for doing that. There have been some very odd postings this past week about where Lotus is going and the future of Lotus. I think maybe that is my direction for this week. To talk about what I know about the future of Lotus. P.S. - Thanks for reading my blog an [read] Keywords: administration lotus
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Hello Enterprise Linux
Wed, Oct 13th 2010 9:14a   David Vasta
After my last post about Microsoft I feel it very appropriate to share this bit of information. Enterprise Linux is again on the rise. If Microsoft does not get it’s act together Linux will take over the world. “The Linux Foundation says Linux is poised for significant growth in the enterprise, some of it at the expense of Windows servers. 76.4% of companies surveyed are planning to add more Linux servers in the next twelve months. 41.2% are increasing their Windows servers, wh [read] Keywords: administration lotus enterprise linux microsoft
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Microsoft releases largest patch ever
Tue, Oct 12th 2010 9:44p   David Vasta
LINK: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1220677620101012 I am no fan of Microsoft. I think that is clear at this point. I honestly don’t know how a company can continue to sell good to people with this many problems. The Yugo had less problems and it did not sell that well. Funny people and CIOs tolerate it from Microsoft. But I digress. Just know it’s out there and on my Mac in which I write this blog I do not have to patch….or run anti-virus software…..or worry. [read] Keywords: administration lotus mac microsoft virus
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LinkedIn :: Lotus Professionals Group
Mon, Oct 4th 2010 9:38p   David Vasta
Head over to one of the larger groups on LinkedIn. We have over 6,400 members and the discussions are great right now. http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=37836 [read] Keywords: administration lotus linkedin
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Ed Brill - The future of Lotus
Sun, Oct 3rd 2010 7:19p   David Vasta
Link :: http://www.edbrill.com/ebrill/edbrill.nsf/dx/my-latest-notesdomino-strategy-presentation-on-slideshare Ed lays out in a powerpoint where Lotus is going. It’s good stuff! [read] Keywords: administration lotus notesdomino
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Blackberry and other Mobile stuff
Sun, Oct 3rd 2010 7:16p   David Vasta
I have been talking and thinking a lot about the current landscape off offerings for mobile devices. I have been a 100% Blackberry user for the past 3 years. It’s been good and while I use my BB all I can i still long for an Android or iPhone. Recently RIM came out with a new phone the Torch. It’s nice and I am sure you have seen it. I will spare you the review of it’s features as there are hundreds of web sites out there reviewing it right now. If you are a RIM fan boy then yo [read] Keywords: administration lotus apple bes blackberry development enterprise google iphone mobile rim server
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Domino HTTP - Securing a Web Server - HELP!
Mon, Sep 27th 2010 9:26a   David Vasta
So I have been trying to catch up with one of the things I have tried to ignore in Domino land. Is there any recent information about how to set up and secure a Domino Web Server? I can’t find much recent info for Domino 8? Anyone got any pointers? [read] Keywords: administration domino lotus server
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Off Topic - Why you should own a rice cooker
Mon, Sep 27th 2010 9:18a   David Vasta
Being a huge fan of Japan, and it’s culture, I love to include bits and pieces of it when I travel through life. So much so I have a second blog that is chronicaling my journey back to Japan. I own and have owned a rice cooker for some time. I love white sticky rice, and think it’s an essentail part of my eating at least once a week. In Japan it’s a daily occurance. Link - http://gizmodo.com/5646291/hey-you-why-everyone-should-own-a-rice-cooker [read] Keywords: administration lotus
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Everyone has to reboot . . . Even Facebook!
Fri, Sep 24th 2010 2:25p   David Vasta
I am hard on Windows. I do not like the OS. I do not like the model they have used to move forward and the security is garbage out of the box. But that aside every OS has it flaws even UNIX and the System i. Every system has to be rebooted at times. Because OSes are written by humans and some are flawed, not me of course, then there will always be some small issue with the code. Yesterday FACEBOOK had to reboot to fix it’s issues. I did not catch the outage but I am sure some of you did. h [read] Keywords: administration lotus facebook security system i
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Novell to sell off Linux to VMWare
Tue, Sep 21st 2010 9:21p   David Vasta
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703440604575496053490383496.html Seems Novell is about to sell off the Linux, SUSE, part of the company to VMWare. This is not Lotus news but it is news that may impact Lotus over time. See Domino, the Do it all Application, Mail, and Web Server, runs like a champ on SUSE Linux or SLES. Will this lead to more SLES and DOMINO on VMWare? Will IBM see this as a good thing and spend more time pushing Domino for Linux? What does this mean for Domino in a [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus application linux redhat server vm vmware
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Ed Brill - Not a good day for the “other guys”
Fri, Sep 17th 2010 4:40p   David Vasta
Ed has been on a roll lately. The competition seems to always have the upper hand as they deal in FUD, where Lotus and IBM don’t seem to play those games. Much like in the work of politics the person who throws the most mud gets the most exposure. With that said PCMagazine puts it out there and Ed just makes it easy to read. Thanks for the great post Ed! LINK ::Not a good day for the competition Again if you are using Microsoft Products, it’s not if you get hit, it’s when will [read] Keywords: admin administration ibm lotus exchange exchange microsoft
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Article - Shuttleworth answers Ubuntu Linux’s critics
Wed, Sep 15th 2010 9:55a   David Vasta
LINK :: http://www.itworld.com/open-source/120540/shuttleworth-answers-ubuntu-linuxs-critics I am a fan of Ubuntu and Mark Shuttleworth. Enjoy the read. [read] Keywords: administration lotus linux ubuntu
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Lotusphere 2011 Site is up and running
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 3:47p   David Vasta
For you Lotus Heads out there the king of all Lotus Conf. is up and posted. Will you be attendning? http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/events/lotusphere2011/ [read] Keywords: administration ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011
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Lotus Notes 8.5.2 on Ubuntu (Linux)
Mon, Sep 13th 2010 8:55a   David Vasta
I am a huge fan of Linux and Ubuntu. I love using it. I will talk more later about how Lotus has complained about how much they hate Microsoft and at the same time continue to support them by only releasing the Lotus Designer and Administration tools for Windows. Michael Brown on his blog has now tested and can confim that Lotus Notes 8.5.2 runs/works on Ubuntu. LINK ::Notes 8.5.2 on Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid) - it works! [read] Keywords: administration lotus notes linux microsoft ubuntu
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Blackberry OS6?
Thu, Sep 9th 2010 9:20a   David Vasta
While it’s not 100% Lotus, the Blackberry is a key part to many Lotus users lives. Does anyone know when OS6 will be out of supported Blackberry devices? I have asked RIM but they are silent….I have a STORM2 and expect it to be supported like they did with OS5. [read] Keywords: administration lotus blackberry rim
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Question of the Day - Forwarding Emails
Wed, Sep 8th 2010 4:53p   David Vasta
I answer the IT Questions from time-to-time. This one (http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarget.com/itanswers/creating-a-rule-to-forward-my-mail-to-my-gmail-account/ ) got me to thinking about security. The company I work for it is a BIG no no to forward mail outside the company. While many people will argue that it’s a pain not to be able to get their work mail all the time, you have to understand it a little better. I started working before email. Now before you date me, that was 1990. In offic [read] Keywords: administration lotus email microsoft office security
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Test Entry from MacJournal
Wed, Sep 8th 2010 1:06p   David Vasta
This is a test from MacJournal. All you Mac users out there who Blog. I use a really simple TEST editor called MacJournal that will publish directly to Wordpress. It’s not fancy. Is there anything for Mac that will publish to Wordpress and update Facebook and Twitter? [read] Keywords: administration lotus facebook mac twitter
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SMTP Bug fixed in Lotus Domino 8.5.2 with Fix Pack
Wed, Sep 8th 2010 9:39a   David Vasta
Link to Tech Note After upgrading to Lotus Domino 8.5.2, users stop receiving SMTP mail. Your Domino server CPU spikes on SMTP and may appear to be hung. [read] Keywords: administration domino ibm lotus bug server smtp
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Little Slow
Tue, Sep 7th 2010 1:51p   David Vasta
So the blog has been a little slow to get gong. Part of that has been a vacation the other part has been me. I will accept the me part. I have some things on my Mac I want to share with you all about Lotus. It is alive and well and in companies all over the world. Microsoft would have you think otherwise. The next few posts are going to be what Microsoft does not want your CEO or CIO to know about Lotus….. [read] Keywords: administration lotus mac microsoft
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Lotus and Social Media
Tue, Sep 7th 2010 10:15a   David Vasta
At some point we have to get off our rears and start using the Internet to blog, tweet, facebook and linkedIn. I am working on some big thinking stuff and was wondering, How do you use Social Media to promote your company or project? How do you use Lotus to integrate with your social media stuff? Are you using social media inside of your company or do you all gather online in the public eye on places like Facebook and Linkedin? Wanted to share this with you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdyTO [read] Keywords: administration lotus facebook linkedin networking




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