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| Magic, pink and Star Wars – The ISBG Spring Seminar 2017|
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 6
| IBM Connect 2017 #6: A Recap of the Conference|
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 3
| IBM Connect 2017 #5: The Social Bit|
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 4
| IBM Connect 2017 #4: Start Thinking and Get Pinking!|
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 3
| IBM Connect 2017 #3: I’ve Seen The Future of Domino and it is Sapho|
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 6
| IBM Connect 2017 #2: Cognitive Cognitive Cognitive|
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 4
| IBM Connect 2017 #1: Moving your Notes Applications to the Cloud|
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 5
| IBM Connections Tip #5: Make Your Wikis More Sexy|
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 9
| IBM Connections Tip #5: Version Control of Wiki Articles|
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 8
| IBM Connections Tip #4: Save Connections Posting for Later|
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 7
| 7 Quick Tips About IBM Connections|
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 7
| Jean-Michel Jarre: – I Want to Surprise Myself, As Well As My Audience|
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 7
| ISBG Spring Conference Day 2: Becoming a Board Member|
Fri, May 27th 2016 6
| Save Facebook Posting For Later|
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 6
| Whither IBM Part 2: Is Domino being silently killed?|
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 6
| 7 Great Tips About IBM Notes|
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 6
| Using IBM Verse (and Notes) to Keep Track of My Traveling Plans|
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 6
| Recent Blog Posts
Magic, pink and Star Wars – The ISBG Spring Seminar 2017|
Fri, Jul 7th 2017 5:51p Hogne B. Pettersen
The Norwegian IBM Collaboration Solutions User Group’s (ISBG) spring meeting was held at PwC in Oslo on June 7th and 8th. Around 60 ISBG members, presenters, IBM-partners and people from IBM were there during the course of those two days.
Wednesday started with Roger Johannessen wishing everyone welcome for the very last time as leader of ISBG. From there we moved straight on to Mac Guidera’s keynote. His focus was on how employees today are flooded with too much information. It all just tur
IBM Connect 2017 #6: A Recap of the Conference|
Tue, Mar 14th 2017 7:00p Hogne B. Pettersen
At the bottom of this blog posting I’m linking to all the blogs I’ve written about IBM Connect.
It’s now 15 days since I came home from San Francisco, and on Thursday it’s three whole weeks since the conference was over. I’ve been pretty busy with following up on stuff after the conference. Especially on stuff I learned about, as well as on deals and alliances that might come to fruition after several meetings I had. I’ve also contacted a lot of people who we
IBM Connect 2017 #5: The Social Bit|
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 4:44p Hogne B. Pettersen
First of all: A huge apology for my mistake in my third blog posting from Connect 2017. In this I wrote that Domino for iSeries would not be supported in the future. This is not true! I had misunderstood and the blog posting is now corrected. Sorry to IBM and all IBM partners and customers who have contacted me in the past few days (some in panic). So to sum up: You will still be able to use Domino, as well as get all new feature packs, on iSeries. Ok?
With that cleared up I would like to talk a
IBM Connect 2017 #4: Start Thinking and Get Pinking!|
Fri, Mar 3rd 2017 6:29p Hogne B. Pettersen
Sorry for being late with following up on the Connect 2017 conference, but the last days in San Francisco just flew by like a whirlwind. And after I got home I was stuck on the couch with flu like symptoms. But now I’m ready to talk to you about the future of IBM Connections, which is pink!
IBM Connections 6.0 is soon ready to be unleashed on the world. And I think it looks very promising. In fact, I was grinning when I was told about some of the new functionality. Here are the highlights
IBM Connect 2017 #3: I’ve Seen The Future of Domino and it is Sapho|
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 7:08a Hogne B. Pettersen
I promised a summary of the second part of the Opening General Session. And I will include it here, but this posting is mostly about the future of IBM Notes and Domino. It’s based around four separate sessions and lectures about the strategy around and development on the Notes and Domino platform.
First things first:
Yes, IBM will continue support and come up with upgrades and new functionality for the IBM Notes client.
Yes, IBM will continue supporting Domino but forget what you know abo
IBM Connect 2017 #2: Cognitive Cognitive Cognitive|
Thu, Feb 23rd 2017 1:24a Hogne B. Pettersen
Last year I was quoted on Twitter saying “If you hated the word social, get ready to hate the word ‘cognitive’.” Boy is that word thrown out a lot by IBM these days. Not least the opening general session at Connect 2017 here at Moscone West in San Francisco.
This year the OGS was split in two. A wise decision, since they used to be too long at previous conferences. The session started with a DJ/singer who mixed music, both on her own and with Watson. She then invited the
IBM Connect 2017 #1: Moving your Notes Applications to the Cloud|
Wed, Feb 22nd 2017 9:31p Hogne B. Pettersen
Still in the US, but in a new city, on a new date and with a lot of new things you normally don’t associate with Lotusphere, now known as IBM Connect. The city is San Francisco and the location is Moscone West, a gigantic conference center in downtown San Francisco.
As Roxette said: – Don’t bore us, get to the chorus. So, I’ll get right to it. The first session I attended was the brilliantly named session “Your Mail is in the Cloud, What About Your Apps?”
This is a question that a lo
Using IBM Verse (and Notes) to Keep Track of My Traveling Plans|
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 11:54a Hogne B. Pettersen
Don’t let the headline fool you. I also show you how you can do this in Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo and other email and calendar clients as well!
I’m a pretty disorganized person who had to force myself to become organized. And I have succeeded pretty well with it, even if I do have a few relapses now and then.
In the past keeping track of my traveling plans, tickets and hotel reservations was pure hell. Especially in the days with printed tickets. For the past 5 years I’ve been using my cell ph
I Became an IBM Champion|
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 12:57p Hogne B. Pettersen
Yesterday I was told that I’m among those in the IBM community who are named as an IBM Champion. The definition of an IBM Champion is this:
An IBM Champion is someone who makes exceptional contributions to the technical community. Contributions can come in a variety of forms, and popular contributions include blogging, speaking at conferences or events, moderating forums, leading user groups, and authoring books or magazines. Educators can also become IBM Champions; for example, academic f
Jean-Michel Jarre: – I Want to Surprise Myself, As Well As My Audience|
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 11:54p Hogne B. Pettersen
This is an English translation of a big interview I did for one of Norway’s largest newspapers, Dagbladet. In addition to translating the interview, I’ve also included all the content I had to cut out of the Norwegian version for space reasons. I’ve also included more photos, which you can click on to see in high res versions. Enjoy, and please, let me know what you think.
Jean-Michel Jarre was the first western artist to perform in China, four years before Wham did it. Here he
The Norwegian User Group ISBG’s autumn meeting 2016 – A Report|
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 2:45p Hogne B. Pettersen
The 2016 autumn meeting in the Norwegian IBM User group (ISBG) was held on November 30th at BI (Norwegian school of finance) in Oslo. Even if I wasn’t second in command for the user group I still would say this: It was a very strong and varied agenda! Here’s a summary:
Salesforce App Cloud and IBM Domino – same, same, but different
First one out was René Winkelmeyer from Salesforce.com. He’s a former star in the Domino environment, but left for Salesforce last spring. He works there as
7 Great Tips About IBM Notes|
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 10:12a Hogne B. Pettersen
The IBM Notes client is an important tool for a lot of IBM customers. It’s a powerful client (albeit a bit cranky at times), which has a lot of features that people don’t know about. So here are 7 quick tips to make your work day even more efficient.
1) Find a Notes application/database quickly
There’s no need to spend time looking for a Notes application or database on your workspace or in the bookmark menu. Simply use the search field under the Open-button (or the binocular
7 Quick Tips About IBM Connections|
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 3:53p Hogne B. Pettersen
IBM Connections is a great tool for collaboration. But there are some very quick and cool things you can do to make it work even more efficient for you. Here are 7 tips:
1) Filter your activity stream
A lot of people find the activity stream (news stream on the IBM Connections front page) to be overwhelming and confusing. Not to worry, you can filter out anything you want. There’s a pull down menu at the top of the activity stream, under the status field, that you can use to choose the spe
Whither IBM Part 2: Is Domino being silently killed?|
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 11:39a Hogne B. Pettersen
Last week there was an online presentation co-hosted by TeamStudio and TLCC where IBM presented their roadmap for IBM Notes/Domino.
I didn’t listen to the whole thing, I skipped some parts, because I could basically read the slides. In addition, they didn’t present anything new that they didn’t present at IBM Connect 2016. Nothing! Except one thing: You can now also use Outlook 2016 with Domino. Yay…
To paraphrase a friend of mine in the Domino community: “They are killing it, man.”
IBM Connections Tip #5: Make Your Wikis More Sexy|
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 7:03a Hogne B. Pettersen
Very often, the start page of a wiki in IBM Connections tends to look like this:
This looks very dull. It’s not very inviting for the users and the need for scrolling will make it harder for the users to find what they are looking for. Yes, you can tell the users to search the wiki, but believe me, they won’t!
I’ll admit it straight away: The wiki pictured above is made by yours truly, and it was made to document how to make wikis (am I meta or what?). The feedback from the us
IBM Connections Tip #5: Version Control of Wiki Articles|
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 8:48a Hogne B. Pettersen
Just like you have version control of files in IBM Connections, you also have complete version control of wiki articles inside a wiki. Every time someone edits an article, and save the changes, the last version of that wiki article will be kept.
The versions of the article are listed at the bottom of the wiki article. Click on the tab Versions, to the righ of the tab Comments:
Restore previous version
You can restore a previous version of a wiki article in the following way:
Find the version
IBM Connections Tip #4: Save Connections Posting for Later|
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 8:16a Hogne B. Pettersen
In my previous blog posting I showed you how you can save a Facebook posting so that you can read it later without worrying about it disappearing. A lot of IBM Connections users don’t know that you can actually do this in the activity/news stream in Connections as well.
Let’s say you are at work. While you are looking through your activity stream in the morning, you see a posting that you feel the need to follow up on later. Unfortunately you know that because of the hight volume of
Save Facebook Posting For Later|
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 3:15p Hogne B. Pettersen
Have you ever seen someone link to or publish a Facebook posting that looks awesomely fun and interesting, but you haven’t got the time to look at it right now? My guess is that the answer to this question is a resounding Yes.
So what happens? You close Facebook, it disappears from your news feed and you either forget about it, or only remember it if you see that someone has commented on it or liked it.
There is however a very simple solution. Facebook has a save function which makes it ve