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I Became an IBM Champion
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 5
Jean-Michel Jarre: – I Want to Surprise Myself, As Well As My Audience
Sat, Dec 10th 2016 3
The Norwegian User Group ISBG’s autumn meeting 2016 – A Report
Fri, Dec 9th 2016 2
7 Great Tips About IBM Notes
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 4
7 Quick Tips About IBM Connections
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Whither IBM Part 2: Is Domino being silently killed?
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IBM Connections Tip #5: Make Your Wikis More Sexy
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IBM Connections Tip #5: Make Your Wikis More Sexy
Fri, Oct 7th 2016 9
7 Quick Tips About IBM Connections
Fri, Nov 11th 2016 8
Whither IBM Part 2: Is Domino being silently killed?
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 7
How I Became Engaged
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 6
Save Facebook Posting For Later
Wed, Sep 21st 2016 6
IBM Connections Tip #4: Save Connections Posting for Later
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 6
Connect 2016 Day 3: Future of Domino, Connections and Hogsmeade
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 5
IBM Connections Tip #3: IBM Connections Plugins for IBM Notes
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 5
IBM Connections Tip #5: Version Control of Wiki Articles
Fri, Sep 30th 2016 5
I Became an IBM Champion
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Hogne B. Pettersen
Blog Title The Domino Elf ? Hogne B. Pettersen's Social Biz Blog
Blog Description Domino, Notes and videotape
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.”
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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
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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
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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
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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
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IBM Connections Tip #3: IBM Connections Plugins for IBM Notes
Fri, Sep 16th 2016 9:29a   Hogne B. Pettersen
A lot has been said about the future of IBM Notes and Domino lately, but the truth of the matter is that there are still lots of Notes clients out there that are still heavily in use. There are also IBM Notes customers who are using IBM Connections. Because of this, IBM has created a plugin that makes it easy for you to share content from IBM Notes and into Connections, and the other way around. In the plugin you can post and interact with your activity (news stream), as well as with a persons p
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ISBG Spring Conference Day 2: Becoming a Board Member
Fri, May 27th 2016 9:09a   Hogne B. Pettersen
With a slight headache I got out of bed as late as possible (07.30) and went down to the hotel restaurant for breakfast with Christoph Adler from Panagenda and Stephanie Heit and Arshad Khalid from BCC. The conference was held a five minute walk from the hotel, so I was there in good time before Roger Johannessen, ISBG leader, did a short introduction. Lars Schorling from Intravision then talked about the mobile app for their brilliant OnTime calendar. Their product is very good (I’ve tested i
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ISBG Spring Conference 2016 Day 1: Green Eyes
Thu, May 26th 2016 8:48a   Hogne B. Pettersen
The view during our dinner. Photo: Oliver Busse The annual Norwegian IBM User Group spring conference for 2016 is now a thing of the past. I arrived home yesterday, and after having been away from home for almost fourteen days, I arrived to an empty living room where workers are still fixing my ceiling. In addition, the battery on my car was flat, my bike needed to be fixed and I had two episode of Game of Thrones waiting for me. So the summary I always write had to wait until today. Oliver Buss
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How I Became Engaged
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 5:41a   Hogne B. Pettersen
The hold Philips museum, which looks like a space ship, was the site of the conference I’m currently on my last day off during the Norwegian Easter Holiday, which for most people last for 10 days. I spent parts of my holiday in the Netherlands, in Eindhoven to be exact, attending the latest conference held by Engage. They used to be known as BLUG and it’s the user group for IBM Collaboration Solutions in the Benelux countries. Not only did I attend, I also was a presenter and did a s
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Connect 2016 Day 4: A Sense of Optimism
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 1:31p   Hogne B. Pettersen
I did not start the day with a workout. I was actually very tired and you have to keep your strength up if you are to hang on during a session with Mat Newman. So I slept as long as I could and headed off to the conference hotel. #UserBLAST 2016 Mat Newman is a character that everybody in the community, and at the conference, knows. He’s impossible to miss in his yellow suit, with matching shoes and wrist watch. Newman is also a born showman, and he loves the technologies IBM provides. I&#
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Connect 2016 Day 3: Future of Domino, Connections and Hogsmeade
Wed, Feb 3rd 2016 6:13p   Hogne B. Pettersen
Woke up half past five in the morning. My internal clock is still not up to snuff. The humidity outside was unbelievable and there was so much fog that I opted for a 4 x 4 interval run on the thread mill instead of running around the lake. After hitting the shower and taking in some breakfast it was off to the conference. On the way there I realised I had forgotten my conference badge and I had to run back to get it. After running to the conference hotel I was so soaked in sweat that I didn̵
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Connect 2016 Day 2: The next Generation
Tue, Feb 2nd 2016 6:21p   Hogne B. Pettersen
The calendar says it’s winter here in Orlando, but for us this is pure summer. It’s quite simply heavenly here right now, and I’ll never get used to being cold inside, and when I go outside I have to take off my jacket. I started this day with a short run before I did several exercises at the gym. Opening General Session Part 1 Turn Moments into Momentum and Opening General Session Part 2: The Engaged Enterprise Comes to Life It was then on to the opening general session. This
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Connect 2016 Day 1: Jump starts and steak
Mon, Feb 1st 2016 10:09a   Hogne B. Pettersen
Started the day with 10 km run around the lake where we live, in what in Norway would be called a cloudy but very warm and humid summer day. Even though the general opening of the conference always happens on Mondays, there are still lots of sessions to go to on Sunday as well. They are called jump starts, and here’s a short summary of the ones I went to: Successful Social Content Migration into the Cloud IBM is very eager to move people into the cloud, and my company has been looking into
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Connect 2016 Day 0: Just Arrived
Sat, Jan 30th 2016 9:17p   Hogne B. Pettersen
Call it Lotusphere, call it IBM Connected or call it any other name that IBM has changed it to after dropping the name all old timers refer  to the conference as: Lotusphere. No matter what you call it, the official name this year is Connect 2016. Another change is that this year it’s not taking place at the Disney hotels Swan and Dolphin, but at Hilton Orlando. You can see it on the photo that I took by the lake at the place we live. Since the conference hotel itself had insanely high ro
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IBM Connections Tip #2: Share your files with an activity
Tue, Jan 26th 2016 3:45p   Hogne B. Pettersen
Adding a file to an activity can a lot of times be very useful. However, if you just simply upload the file into an element in the activity, you have no way to upload a new version of that file. This means that you have to download the file locally, edit it, and then upload it again into the activity. You then have to delete the previous version of the file from the activity, because there will now be two files. There is, of course, a much better way to do this. You can share your own files with
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IBM Connections tip #1: Search from your news stream
Wed, Jan 13th 2016 3:35p   Hogne B. Pettersen
I’m starting a new series. I will present tips on how you can make it easier for your users to adapt to using IBM Connections. I’ve gone through all the pitfalls you can think of while introducing IBM Connections in our organisation. After four years of using the product, teaching and training people on how to use it, doing presentations of IBM Connections and documenting and creating wikis about it, I feel that I can share some of the stuff that I’ve had success with. Please l
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Intranett 2015
Wed, Dec 16th 2015 10:26a   Hogne B. Pettersen
Me holding my presentation. Photo: Tiina Manninen On November 26th I attended conference at Vika Atrium in Oslo, where I did a presentation of IBM Connections. I also got to see several presentations of Intranet solutions from other companies, as well as gaining some insights on where intranets are going now. Because an intranet is no longer just a web page. Development When intranets were introduced at the end of the 90s they started as static web pages where management provided information for
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ISBG Scholarship
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 5:06p   Hogne B. Pettersen
Last Wednesday the autumn meeting for ISBG, the Norwegian IBM user group, took place. ISBG is a standalone forum for customers and users of IBM’s software solutions for collaboration. In my employer’s case that means IBM Notes/Domino, IBM Notes Traveler (email, calender and contacts on mobile and pads), IBM Connetions and IBM Sametime (but we are moving to Skype for Business soon). I gave two presentations. The first one was a very technical one where I explained how you can make it
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The Reason Why Skype Has So Many Users
Thu, Sep 10th 2015 3:59p   Hogne B. Pettersen
I have for a while wondered why Skype can boast having 299 million users. It’s a huge number, and while the product is arguably used by a lot of people, I’ve still found that number a bit fishy. Until today. Because today I realised why they can claim having so many people using their product. My offspring bought a new laptop, and I helped him set it up. Then it came time to connect and start up his Skype client. The school he goes to uses Microsoft’s One Drive. This means that




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