I heard from some friends before I received the official email from Joyce that I am now a 2013 IBM Lotus ICS Champion. I was on a PMR call and missed the Community meeting.
You can see the entire list of the 2013 Champions here.
I have not blogged in over 40 days which means the flood is finished and I can venture out again.
Not muchtweeting either, my Klout score dropped by 5 points and is under 60 now. Ok, that i can ignore, but it shows what happens when you fall off the Earth.
Been working on projects that can't talk about in public, sorry about it, thus my quiet efforts.
Have also been in London and Dublin last 2 weeks for work and family.
Have been working on Connections quite a bit and will post some things I have found out.
Hope to see most of you in Orlando in January.
Sorry to be so simple but still amazed to be listed as a Champion.
The Social Zombie
Thu, Oct 31st 2013 7:40a Keith Brooks I was working in the lab late one night, when my eyes beheld an eerie site, a new social site popped up asking me to join them.
What crazy thing is this I thought? Join us it said. Join them? There must be social sites I bet even for vampires, werewolves and zombies. (Yes they are real sites, may not be safe at work for obvious reasons.)
Social sites? Don't they know people have work to do? Talk to your buddies after work or on the weekends.
It was then I heard a knock on the lab door [read] Keywords: google
Update to IBM Notes 9.0.1 in 20 minutes
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 11:30a Keith Brooks This was for all 3 clients, Notes, Admin and Developer.
Fast or slow? Convenient or difficult?
You make the call, but if you jump at the chance to update your Apple devices the second a release comes out, you should do the same for Notes, Domino and Traveler.
After all, what is more important? Games and apps or your living and breathing inbox/sidebar/portal/streams?
And don't forget there is also a new version of SwiftFile to make life that little bit easier to get to inbox near zero. [read] Keywords: admin
IBM Sametime 9 Installation Spreadsheet
Wed, Oct 23rd 2013 1:50p Keith Brooks Better late than never, I have posted here a spreadsheet for installation of Sametime 9, similar to my IBM Connections 4.5 installation spreadsheet.
I took this IBM Sametime Wiki page provided and broke it down by topics (WAS, DB2, MUX, Media Manager, etc).
For those that need, that is, should be, documenting your installation details, hopefully this helps make your life easier.
You can download my spreadsheet from the link below:
Sametime 9 Installation Spreadsheet for Documentation
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Who Saw Your Slides? Part 2
Tue, Oct 15th 2013 12:00p Keith Brooks The 2nd part of my "Who aw your slides?" post is live at the IBM Social business Insights Blog.
you give a presentation at a conference, do you remember to post and
share your slides with those who didn’t attend? Besides posting through
the organization that ran the conference, you can also publish your
presentation on your blog or at SlideShare, which can both feed to your Twitter and Facebook accounts. But in order to get shares, first you’ll need memorable slides!
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Who Saw Your Slides?
Mon, Oct 7th 2013 9:50a Keith Brooks As part of the IBM Redbook Thought Leaders, I had originally wrote this post for the IBM Social Business Insights blog. This is my first two part post there.
Who saw your slides? Four tips on getting more shares (Part 1)
Has this ever happened to you? You spend weeks working on your presentation for the big conference and when your day arrives you get into presenter mode, show up early to your appointed room and prepare to take the stage. You think to yourself, this is going to be a great se [read] Keywords: ibm
Want Tabasco with that Bruce?
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 10:10a Keith Brooks Many years ago on a Lotusphere exhibition hall floor at a pedestal for OpenNTF or TheView, I met this crazy guy who gave me a mini bottle of Tabasco and told me he had the special sauce.
He was right, I just had no idea who he was at the time.
Little did I know just how busy Bruce Elgort was then and always is.
We spoke different languages, I speak Adminese and he spoke Developese but we shared at least one thing in common, our love of Notes and Domino and the experience our employees [read] Keywords: domino
A New IBM Redbook is out on CCM
Tue, Oct 1st 2013 7:00a Keith Brooks Happy to announce that after a few months of effort, our Redbook is available for everyone.
Making the move to IBM Connections 4.5 and IBM Connections Content Manager
Our leader, Whei-Jen Chen deserves the credit for getting us all to finish on time and stick to her plan.
Hopefully it will help you in your quest to migrate from Lotus Quickr and into the IBM Connections.
Thank you to everyone that took part in it, including the IBM team behind CCM who answered our numerous questions a [read] Keywords: connections