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Klaus Bild
 
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DB2 Installation hangs – MacBook Pro Late 2013/Fusion/Windows
Thu, Jul 10th 2014 7:08a   Klaus Bild
I’m building a new IBM Connections 5 test installation on my new MacBook Pro. During the installation of the pre-requirements unfortunately IBM DB2 ESE 10.1 hung during installation (of course without logging an error message). Never had any issues with DB2 before so I started googling. I found out that there is an issue if you use VMWare Fusion on a late 2013 MacBook Pro and Windows as OS for the virtual image. Solution is easy, just add following two lines to the .vmx file of your im [read] Keywords: connections ibm db2 macbook vmware
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Back from looooong holiday, it’s time for something new
Wed, Jul 9th 2014 7:19a   Klaus Bild
This year our family had the pleasure to enjoy four weeks holiday. We were two weeks in lovely Tuscany and instead of telling you how great it was, just let me post some pictures: Yes, it was truly wonderful! Right before holiday I decided that after almost 5 years working for Belsoft AG it was time to leave the company and start a new challenge. I’m really grateful for these 5 years, it was a pleasure to work with Sandra and her team and I learnt a lot! 4th of August will be my [read] Keywords: ibm consulting linkedin mobile twitter
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Fun with TDI (aka SDI) and AD/Domino/Cnx – Part 3 – Comment&Wiki page update
Thu, May 8th 2014 2:27a   Klaus Bild
After adding the CSV file in part 2 we now want to add a comment to this file to inform the users what was changed. Create a Comment The atom entry document for the comment was already created in the previous steps of the TDI script and is called atom-entry-comment and looks like this. The part in red will be the actual comment:  Folgende Benutzer wurden hinzugefügt oder angepasst: Klaus Bild Now we just have to post it to the correct file. You can find the How-to on the Connections API [read] Keywords: admin connections domino ibm ldd lotus application mobile security wiki xml
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Fun with TDI (aka SDI) and AD/Domino/Cnx – Part 2 – Upload a file to Connections
Tue, May 6th 2014 8:54a   Klaus Bild
Files can be directly uploaded to IBM Connections through the API via a HTTP request. This is documented in the IBM Connections 4.5 API Documentation i.e. when we want to update a file inside Connections we find some informations on how to this here.   Unfortunately the documentation has no examples (as Carl Tyler nicely described in “The Domino Designer documentation team screwed us all“) and is far away from being perfect. Starting point for me was to use the SBT API Explorer [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm ldd lotus mobile wiki
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Fun with TDI (aka SDI) and AD/Domino/Cnx – Part 1
Mon, May 5th 2014 7:10a   Klaus Bild
As you can see I really love abbreviations but for those of you which have no clue what I’m talking about: TDI -> IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator or the new name IBM Security Directory Integrator AD -> Microsoft Active Directory Domino -> IBM Domino Server Cnx -> IBM Connections Everyone knows the scenario, a new employee begins to work at your company but before he can use your internal systems he has to be manually added to thousands of systems. This can be automated/simp [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm id vault lotus notes linkedin microsoft profile security server tivoli wiki
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Say hello to FileSync in IBM Connections 4.5 CR4
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 9:03a   Klaus Bild
IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 was released and brought some really nice new functions which can be found here. One think which was added but is not mentioned on this page is the FileSync functionality (have no clue why). FileSync was available on the SmartCloud for months and gives you the possibilty to automatically sync files to your mobile device, see following images to see how it looks like:     If you want to know how to enable this feature in CR4 go to this site on the Connect [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus mobile wiki




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Our Engage and BCCON sessions are online
Fri, Mar 21st 2014 2:39a   Klaus Bild
Back home and still in full speed mode after two very exciting and successful events. Thank you Theo for giving us the possibility to be part of the Engage (BLUG) event in Breda, it was so much fun and we enjoyed every minute! Wannes Rams together with me did a short version of our IBM Connect session on IBM Connections customizing: Make Your IBM Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It!  Right after this event we took the “beer shuttle” to Hamburg for the BCCON event orga [read] Keywords: connections ibm mobile twitter
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My first Python Script for IBM Connections
Thu, Mar 13th 2014 3:22a   Klaus Bild
I will do a session on administration of IBM Connections and how scripts can help you doing this next week at BCCON in Hamburg with my good friend Christoph Stöttner. He is THE man on this topic and I managed to convince him that he needs me as a co-speaker. His only request was that I had to create a brand new python script, so here we go. I created a script (cnxCommunitiesReparenting.py) which helps you to move/reparent Communties (requires Connections 4.5CR3). You can find it in the ibmc [read] Keywords: admin administration connections ibm community mobile python websphere
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Mein Vortrag am IBM Connect Switzerland Event
Fri, Mar 7th 2014 1:28a   Klaus Bild
Ich hatte gestern das Vergnügen eine Kurzversion unseres IBM Connect Vortrags von Orlando zu Thema IBM Connections Customization am IBM Connect Switzerland Event in Baden halten zu dürfen. Der Vortrag war sehr gut besucht und ich habe mich über das sehr positive Feedback sehr gefreut. Sollte es noch Fragen zum Vortrag  geben, könnt ihr die hier gerne stellen The post Mein Vortrag am IBM Connect Switzerland Event appeared first on kbild's Blog. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Create a TURN Server Windows Service for IBM Sametime 9
Mon, Mar 3rd 2014 8:58a   Klaus Bild
Two years ago I wrote about how to create a Windows Service for IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Recently I upgraded our internal environment and again placed the TURN server on a Windows box. Unfortunately the tool I used before didn’t work anymore on my new Windows servers, so I had to find a new solution. So here is my new solution: NSSM – the Non-Sucking Service Manager Super easy and works perfect: The post Create a TURN Server Windows Service for IBM Sametime 9 appeared first on kbild' [read] Keywords: ibm sametime sametimeibm mobile server
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Business Card function for the IBM Connections Richtext Editor
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 5:56a   Klaus Bild
I already blogged on the topic of customizing the IBM Connections Richtext Editor and we showed an example of a Business Card plugin for the CKEditor which is used by IBM Connections during our IBM Connect Show’n Tell session. I promised to release the plugin on this blog so here we go:   businesscard.zip Download the plugin and add it to your Richtext Editor, look at slide 157 ff in our presentation (Slideshare link) on how to do this. Following image shows you the new plugin and ho [read] Keywords: connections ibm richtext archive mobile planetlotus planetlotus.org
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Google Maps Widget for IBM Connections Profiles
Fri, Feb 7th 2014 7:35a   Klaus Bild
We showed an example of a Google Maps Widget in our IBM Connect session in Orlando and we promised to publish the code on our blogs, so here we go. First of all this image shows you how the widget works, the profile values for “Building” and “Office” are the full address which is shown on the Google map: Look at slide 129 in our presentation (Slideshare link) where you have to place the googleMap.xml file and how you can add it to the IBM Connections Profiles. And th [read] Keywords: connections ibm dojo google javascript mobile office profile widget xml
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Our IBM Connect Session is Online – “Make Your IBM Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It!”
Thu, Jan 30th 2014 10:06a   Klaus Bild
We just finished our session on IBM Connections customization. Thanks to all attendees for being there, it was a big pleasure and honor to be part of IBM Connect 14 as first time speakers: SHOW301 – Make Your IBM Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It! from Klaus Bild The post Our IBM Connect Session is Online – “Make Your IBM Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It!” appeared first on kbild's Blog. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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I’m back and yes, I will have a session at IBM Connect 14 in Orlando!
Tue, Dec 17th 2013 1:30a   Klaus Bild
It was quiet on this blog for a while, winter is time for reflection and soul-searching but now I’m back and I’m already feeling the energy of a new challenge. I will have a session at IBM Connect 14 in Orlando with IBM Champion Wannes Rams , what a honor! It will be a Show ‘n Tell session titled “Make Your IBM Connections Deployment Your Own: Customize It!” (Darren/Stuart, I hear your evil laugh!) Hopefully some of the readers of this blog will join Wannes and [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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managed-settings.xml issue after IBM Sametime 9 upgrade
Fri, Oct 25th 2013 2:17a   Klaus Bild
I manage all our Sametime client settings through managed-settings.xml and I love the  simplicity of it. But recently I updated our IBM Sametime environment to Version 9 and the managed settings stopped working. So I enabled the debugging parameters in rcpinstall.properties and looked at the trace: "org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: Premature end of file." Mhmh, not very specific, sounds like a prob with the xml but I used the same xml without any problems with version 8.5.1 So I checked to ope [read] Keywords: ibm notes sametime mobile properties xml
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Are you using IBM Connections Content Manager?
Mon, Oct 14th 2013 12:28a   Klaus Bild
If yes, you really should read this whitepaper: Going Social: Guidance for FileNet Content Manager users integrating with IBM Connections Well done IBM! The post Are you using IBM Connections Content Manager? appeared first on kbild's Blog. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Customize it – Make IBM Connections look your way
Thu, Sep 26th 2013 8:05a   Klaus Bild
I just finished my session at Dominopoint days in Milano and it is really a honor to be a part of this event! I want to share my slides with you and I’m open for comments or remarks, so please tell me if you think I should add/change some slides in future. The post Customize it – Make IBM Connections look your way appeared first on kbild's Blog. [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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Google map link – IBM Connections Profile customization
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 2:22a   Klaus Bild
Tomorrow I will give a session at the Dominopoint Days in Milano on customizing IBM Connections and there I will show a simple Profile customization example. In this example I added a home address as link which will open the address on Google maps How to do this is pretty simple, create a resource bundle for your labels, check out profiles-config.xml and add the attribute to profiles-config.xml and profiles-types.xml. Now open profileDetails.ftl and here you have to add the magic: [read] Keywords: connections ibm google mobile profile xml
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Change default SIP listening port – IBM Sametime Client
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 1:01a   Klaus Bild
Quick tip. Want  to change the default SIP listening port of your IBM Sametime Client? Browse to …Notesframeworksharedeclipsepluginscom.ibm.collaboration.realtime.telephony.softphone_8.5.2.20130218-0252 and open preferences.ini. In there you will find: # # Default SIP Preferences # sip.listening.port=5060 Change listening port, restart Notes, done. Thanks to Claudio for providing me this info! The post Change default SIP listening port – IBM Sametime Client appeared first on kb [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm notes sametime eclipse
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Example of IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in customisation
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 6:19a   Klaus Bild
The latest release of the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in gives you the possibility to customise the branding strings and the images of the connector. Following screenshots show you a branding example: Just download and edit this registry file if you want to try it yourself (64bit example!) or visit the Connections Wiki for further details. PS: If you are in Milano this Thursday 26 September than visit my session at the Dominopoint Days 2013 for additional customisation examples The post E [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus desktop integration mobile wiki
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Save the Mice – IBM Connections Scripting
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 5:40a   Klaus Bild
If you are an IBM Connections administrator you know that doing system configuration in the WAS Integrated Solution Console is a time and scroll intensive job. Fortunately Christoph Stöttner created a bunch of very useful scripts which will save you a lot of time. Check out his ICON UK 2013 slides or go to his GitHub repository “Collection of useful scripts for WebSphere, DB2 and Connections admins“. Here comes my power tip (which of course I learnt in Christoph’s ICON U [read] Keywords: connections ibm db2 mobile websphere
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ICON UK – Social Intranet for Small Businesses
Tue, Sep 3rd 2013 6:00a   Klaus Bild
Yesterday Sandra Buehler and I had the honor to held a session at the IBM user group UK event in Brighton. We talked about the topic “Social Intranet for Small Businesses” and showed how we are using our Social Intranet. It was a big pleasure doing this, thanks to all attendees and to the organizers of this very special event! The post ICON UK – Social Intranet for Small Businesses appeared first on kbild's Blog. [read] Keywords: ibm mobile twitter
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A very handy IBM Sametime Name Change Task
Tue, Aug 27th 2013 9:50a   Klaus Bild
Totally missed that a very handy name change task was added to the IBM Sametime name conversion utility looooong time ago: REPLACE_HOST -> Usage is explained in this Community article You will need this task if you change your community server host name. Up to now I always used a custom Domino agent but will use this task in future for sure. The post A very handy IBM Sametime Name Change Task appeared first on kbild's Blog. [read] Keywords: agent domino ibm ldd lotus sametime community server
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Having fun with CMIS object types in IBM Connections
Mon, Aug 26th 2013 7:38a   Klaus Bild
A part of my session at the Dominopoint Days 2013 in Milano will be on CMIS object types in Media galleries. You can create custom media gallery object types just by importing your XML documents that define CMIS object types for custom photo or video files -> Creating custom media gallery object types Creating a “Belsoft Photo” template was pretty easy: Create your XML document with your CMIS definition (I added 4 additional fields, Location/Date/Creator/Business Unit) Impo [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus community mobile xml
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Did you know that there is a Search Admin page in IBM Connections?
Wed, Aug 21st 2013 3:14a   Klaus Bild
To be honest I didn’t knew this and I always struggled with all these *not so* intuitive wsadmin commands to check my indexes. Thx to Michele Buccarello, his Community Article on “Understanding Server Status page for Search Application in IBM Connections 4.5” just helped me a lot! There is a really nice Search Admin page, look here (http://your_connections_server/search/serverStatus): The post Did you know that there is a Search Admin page in IBM Connections? appeared first [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm ldd lotus application community linkedin mobile profile server
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ICON Switzerland – Das Lotus / IBM Collaboration Software Kundenforum in der Schweiz
Tue, Aug 20th 2013 2:54a   Klaus Bild
Wie in den letzten Jahren führen wir auch dieses Jahr ein Kundenforum rund ums Thema Lotus / IBM Collaboration Software durch. Wir haben uns entschieden den vormals genutzten Namen LotusKnowsSwitzerland in Rente zu schicken und analog zu anderen Ländern den Namen IBM Connect Switzerland, oder eben ICON Switzerland zu wählen. Ihr findet unter folgendem Link weitere Informationen zum Kundenforum am 24. September und auch die Möglichkeit euch anzumelden: http://iconswitzerland.ch/kundenfo [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus mobile
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Customize the IBM Connections Richtext Editor
Wed, Aug 14th 2013 3:14a   Klaus Bild
The reading of some recent Blog posts on customizing the Richtext Editor of IBM Connections - Activate and customize “Table of contents” macro in IBM Connections Wiki thx to @Stoeps and - Tutorial – Extending the IBM Connections Rich Text Editor thx to @IBMRockStar gave me a good starting point to add some custom functionality to the RTE. I played around with some javascript files and as a result my users now have 3 added CKEditor plugins: Maximize: This is a standard CKEditor p [read] Keywords: connections ibm rich text richtext rich-text javascript twitter wiki
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How to upgrade Connections Content Manager to CR1
Thu, Jul 11th 2013 5:55a   Klaus Bild
Recently I started to update our productional IBM Connections 4.5 environment to CR1 which was easy for the Connections part but rather complicated for the Filenet/CCM part. As I always tell my customers RTFM I checked the provided documentation first: Fixcentral IBM Connections 4.5 CR1 IBM Connection Content Manager (CCM) – Information on FileNet 5.2.0 FP1 Mhm, sounds easy but I could not find the mentioned script after the Filenet FP1 installation and therefore decided to have a look at [read] Keywords: admin collaboration connections ibm ldd lotus application applications enterprise mobile password profile properties security server websphere wiki
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Customization of the Next Gen Theme for IBM Connections
Fri, Jul 5th 2013 7:14a   Klaus Bild
As Luis Benitez blogged about, there is a new IBM Connections Theme which looks pretty nice. I just installed it on our production server but of course I had to customize it to our corporate needs. Unfortunately I had no luck doing this through changing CSS style definitions as described here. Solution was to edit the com.ibm.social.gen4.theme_4.0.0.20130530-1409.jar directly. If you installed 4.5.0.0-IC-Multi-LO75951 (as recommended) on the IBM Next Gen Theme for IBM Connections download si [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus css eclipse interface mobile server
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Social Connections V in my hometown Zurich – Thank you!
Mon, Jul 1st 2013 6:03a   Klaus Bild
Last friday it was my second time attending the Social Connections Event. This time the event took place in my hometown Zurich which of course was a special pleasure to me. It was already the 5th IBM Connections user group event with nearly 200 participants from 20 countries! I had the honor to give a technical session on creating customized Cognos reports for IBM Connections: Give your community owners the reports they really need from Klaus Bild Helping the Social Connections team [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm community mobile
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Parameters for your IBM Connections Reports
Wed, Jun 26th 2013 7:17a   Klaus Bild
For my session “Give your Community Owners the Reports they really need!” at Social Connections in Zurich I started playing around with the Cognos Report Studio and created some custom reports. To use actual UI data in your reports you can use following parameters: communityid = CommunityID of actual Community dcommunityid = Category Code of actual Community endDate = Yesterday’s date installedapps = _1_2_…. lclocale = de, en, it… Parameters which change with the Co [read] Keywords: connections ibm community mobile
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IBM Sametime & Connections Mobile Apps on iOS7
Tue, Jun 11th 2013 6:29a   Klaus Bild
The IBM Mobile Apps for Connections, Sametime & Traveler work on iOS7 and they look very nice! IBM Connections App IBM Sametime App Icons & switching between Apps The post IBM Sametime & Connections Mobile Apps on iOS7 appeared first on kbild's Blog. [read] Keywords: connections ibm sametime traveler mobile
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Locking the Media Gallery in a Community – IBM Connections
Fri, May 31st 2013 2:31a   Klaus Bild
In a recent customer engagement I was asked how a Media Gallery can be locked so no further image upload is possible. Reason for this was that they wanted to use the Media Gallery as voting platform for a competition with a defined end date. So the Gallery had to be locked down at this date but the Community members should still have read access to the uploaded images. So the setup was simple, they used a Community with just the Media Gallery in it. First thought was this should be easy to do, [read] Keywords: connections ibm community javascript twitter widget widgets
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Add admin users to IBM Connections security roles – update for 4.5
Thu, May 2nd 2013 9:33a   Klaus Bild
These are my updated scripts to add users to security roles via a little jython script: ConfigureConnectionsRolesRestricted.py ConfigureConnectionsRolesUnrestricted.py You can find details on how to use the scripts in my original post for Connections 3 or you can find the scripts for Connections 4 here Tweet [read] Keywords: admin administration connections ibm javascript security twitter widgets
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Activities storetype changed! – Migration from Connections 4 to 4.5
Thu, Apr 25th 2013 8:00a   Klaus Bild
I just upgraded our Connections environment from 4 to 4.5. Unfortunately it didn’t run as smoothly as expected. I did a side-by-side migration (no application artifacts export) and copied all content stores to the new server A really nasty problem was that all activities file uploads could not be accessed after the upgrade So I checked logs and the DB tables and found out that the storetype of activities uploads changed from filesystem to filestore -> everytime I tried to download pre [read] Keywords: connections ibm application db2 javascript server twitter widgets xml
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Social Intranet für KMU – IBM Connect Switzerland
Thu, Feb 28th 2013 3:43a   Klaus Bild
An der Veranstaltung IBM Connect Switzerland durfte ich einen Vortrag halten, in welchem ich aufzeige, wie wir IBM Connections als unser soziales Intranet nutzen. Ich hoffe die Beispiele liefern euch einige Ideen, wie ihr das Thema in euren Firmen adressieren könnt. Social Intranet für KMU – IBM Connect Switzerland von Klaus Bild Ihr dürft mich gerne kontaktieren, falls ihr mal eine Live Demo sehen wollt. Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm javascript twitter widgets
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IBM Notes 9 & Sametime – preferred Chat window
Thu, Feb 14th 2013 7:09a   Klaus Bild
I’m using Notes 9 as my primary Sametime client since the public beta came out. Unfortunately when someone tries to chat with me (and I’m logged into Connections) the browser based chat window opens up and not the embedded Sametime client. But of course you can change this behavior on your Sametime server, just add 1246 (Notes9 client type ID) to your VPS_PREFERRED_LOGIN_TYPES parameter in your Sametime.ini: You can find a complete list of client types in this Technote Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes sametime sametimeibm javascript server twitter widgets
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Back in Orlando, IBM Connect will start soon
Sat, Jan 26th 2013 7:13a   Klaus Bild
Our Belsoft team (sandrach, aponte, fdehedin) arrived in Orlando late this friday evening. Looks like we will have a really great week I'm really looking forward seeing some of you face2face! Mit Blogsy veröffentlicht Tweet [read] Keywords: ibm javascript twitter widgets
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Lost Websphere password – there’s an easy way to recover it!
Fri, Jan 18th 2013 5:14a   Klaus Bild
Did you ever forget your wasadmin password? I did and my workaround was to disable the Websphere security and to enable it again via the admin interface. But there is a much easier way to recover your password, just go to http://www.sysman.nl/wasdecoder/ and fill in your encrypted passsword, done: I leave it up to you to decide if this is a WAS security issue or not. Tweet [read] Keywords: admin interface javascript password security twitter websphere widgets
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The new IBM Meetings App for the iPhone/iPad – Demo
Thu, Jan 10th 2013 8:51a   Klaus Bild
I almost overlooked the release of the new IBM Sametime Meetings for iOS app (aka IBM Sametime Meetings Viewer for iPad). The name of the app wasn’t the only thing that was changed, now the iPhone is a supported device and you can join Sametime meetings with your favorite phone. See this short movies what you can do: And the link to the iTunes App Store Tweet [read] Keywords: ibm sametime apple iphone javascript twitter widgets
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Social Connections IV – A huge success
Mon, Dec 3rd 2012 6:11a   Klaus Bild
Last friday it was my first time attending the Social Connections Event which was held in Amsterdam. It was already the 4th IBM Connections user group event and I had the honor to take part as a speaker. I held a technical session on upgrading Connections 3 to 4: IBM Connections upgrade to 4 from soccnx The event was just awesome, perfect location, superb sessions, passionate people, in short, it was a blast! Dear Social Connections Team, thx a lot for this memorable event and a spe [read] Keywords: connections ibm javascript twitter widgets
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Blackberry and IBM Connections: Via field doesn’t conform to RFC2616
Wed, Nov 28th 2012 6:10a   Klaus Bild
We had some strange issues with BB trying to connect to our Connections environment. Whenever we used a WLAN on the BB everything just worked fine but without WLAN we got a nice little error: Via field doesn’t conform to RFC2616 We are using a caching proxy and we thought that the issue was related to the proxy settings. Today by accident I found a solution: http://btsc.webapps.blackberry.com/btsc/viewdocument.do?externalId=KB31625 Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm blackberry javascript twitter widgets
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Add admin users to Connections 4 security roles – the easy way
Fri, Nov 9th 2012 7:14a   Klaus Bild
Half a year ago I wrote how you can easily add users to security roles via a little jython script -> http://kbild.ch/2012/04/add-admin-users-to-connections-security-roles-the-easy-way/ Meanwhile Connections 4 was released and new roles/apps were added. So I created 2 new scripts (1 with default settings&1 with restricted access):  ConfigureConnectionsRolesStandard.py  ConfigureConnectionsRolesRestricted.py Tweet [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm javascript security twitter widgets
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Added user to metrics-report-run role but couldn’t see Metrics link
Fri, Nov 2nd 2012 8:13a   Klaus Bild
I just added a user to the metrics-report-run role as documented in the Connections Wiki. I expected to see a link to Metrics if logged in with this user but I didn’t: I deleted the browser cache, server cache, restarted servers… no success Funnily enough I could access Metrics through the direct link http://connectionsserver.com/metrics!? Finally I decided to check security role mappings for all apps and found another metrics-report-run role for the Common app. I added the user [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus javascript security server twitter widgets wiki
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CR1 Fixpack for IBM Connections released
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 12:53a   Klaus Bild
You can find the CR1 fixpack for IBM Connections 4 here: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~Lotus&product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Connections&release=4.0.0.0&platform=Windows&function=all and here the fix list: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21612692 and some post install instructions: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21611184 Will install it right now and test if the Mobile security management is included. Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus javascript mobile security twitter widgets
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Error in Step create-ear-metrics – Connections 4 upgrade
Mon, Oct 22nd 2012 4:01a   Klaus Bild
Had a hard time last week with a Connections 4 upgrade. Whenever I tried to install the Connections apps (on a fresh WAS install!) I got an error during metrics ear file creation: java.lang.NoSuchFieldError: com/ibm/datatools/internal/core/util/EngineeringOptionID.GLOBAL_VARIABLE Googling brought me to this technote: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21468619 So I had to delete some WAS files and everything worked after that!? PS: I assume that a failed Fixpack installation at t [read] Keywords: connections ibm java javascript twitter widgets
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Can’t see images on Cognos Dispatcher – Simple Fix
Fri, Oct 12th 2012 8:09a   Klaus Bild
I took me a lot of time to successfully installing Cognos for IBM Connections 4 and in the end I finally could access the dispatcher through http://yourcognosserver/cognos/servlet/dispatch (or http://yourcognosserver/cognos/servlet/dispatch/ext) BUT it looked like this, no images at all This wasn’t exactly what I expected. Looking at the image URL’s and the source files on the Cognos WAS server revealed the issue. To fix this problem just copy the the ps and skins folder from WA [read] Keywords: connections ibm javascript server twitter widgets
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Internal Connections 4 Upgrade Postponed – But I have a very good excuse!
Tue, Sep 18th 2012 2:11p   Klaus Bild
Felix Leopold  17.9.2012   20:29   52 cm   3980 Gramm Tweet [read] Keywords: connections javascript twitter widgets
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Error creating Connections 4 DB’s – Oh Sophos! How do I love thee..
Fri, Sep 14th 2012 9:10a   Klaus Bild
Just tried to create the Cognos BI DB’s on my Connections 4 DB server, I ended up getting a error: No authorized routine named “COLLATIONNAME” of type “FUNCTION” having compatible arguments was found. SQLSTATE=42884 Quick googling helped me to remind myself to ALWAYS disable Sophos on the server, even if I only want to create some DB’s: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21452495 Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm javascript server twitter widgets
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IBM Connections 4 is announced
Tue, Sep 4th 2012 2:38a   Klaus Bild
Looks like I will have a busy weekend: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=877&letternum=ENUSZD12-0047#ZP12-0364 Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm javascript twitter widgets
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Die neue IBM Connections Mobile App 3.5 für das iPhone – Demo
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 7:10a   Klaus Bild
In der neusten Version der IBM Connections Mobile App kann man auch auf das Cloud Angebot von IBM zugreifen. Folgender Film zeigt, wie man Dateien mit der IBM Smartcloud teilt: Und hier noch der Link zur App im iTunes App Store Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm apple iphone javascript mobile twitter widgets
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TDI Lotus Domino Users Connector & ID Vault: A rather bad relationship!
Tue, Jul 24th 2012 6:17a   Klaus Bild
Recently I created a neat TDI script which syncs users from Active Directory to my Domino directory. The cool stuff is that it also automatically creates the user ID’s and mailboxes (with different language templates) using different certifier ID’s (depending on AD fields) and adds them to Domino groups. The script worked  just perfect on my test system but failed miserable on my production system: CTGDIS495I handleException , addonly, java.lang.Exception: CTGDKC065E Unable to ex [read] Keywords: domino ibm id vault ldd lotus notes java javascript twitter widgets
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Click to Call directly from IBM Connections
Mon, Jun 25th 2012 8:14a   Klaus Bild
Recently we changed our telephony infrastructure to a cloud-based voip offering using softphones on our PC/Mac clients. IBM Connections is our internal address book and my goal was to integrate a click to call functionality into Connections so that whenever I see a phone number in Connections (profiles, business card) I just can click to dial. The solution for this was to add a small javascript and some html to the profile configuration which creates a sip url for the phone numbers: telephoneNum [read] Keywords: connections ibm bleedyellow bleedyellow.com javascript mac profile twitter widgets
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The new IBM Connections Mobile App 3.2 for iPhone – Demo
Fri, Jun 8th 2012 6:09a   Klaus Bild
Luis Benitez and Mitch Cohen just blogged about the new IBM Connections Mobile App 3.2 on iPad and Android, so I thought it would be nice to see how the new App looks like on the iPhone. This short movie shows you some of the new features which are now available: Here’s the link to the App in the iTunes App Store Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm apple iphone javascript mobile twitter widgets
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The new IBM Sametime App for the iPad – Demo
Thu, Apr 19th 2012 11:12a   Klaus Bild
Just a short demo which I created to show you what you can do with the new IBM Sametime Meetings Viewer for iPad And here’s the link to the iTunes App Store Tweet [read] Keywords: ibm sametime apple javascript twitter widgets
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Add admin users to Connections security roles – the easy way
Wed, Apr 18th 2012 8:11a   Klaus Bild
It happened again some weeks ago when I installed the Connections 3.0.1.1 fixpack, all the users I added to the security roles of the different apps were gone after the update But instead of adding them again manually through the Admin console I searched for a better solution and found an old blog entry from Marco Ensing: http://www.ibmconnections.org/wordpress/index.php/2010/04/mapping-groups-to-a-role-in-lotus-connections/ This was the basis for this little jython script, which you can use t [read] Keywords: admin connections ibm lotus javascript security twitter widgets
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Start Sametime TURN Server as Windows Service
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 7:11a   Klaus Bild
Since Ver. 8.5.2 Sametime provides video communications across NATed networks or firewall via the TURN server when direct peer-to-peer communications are not possible. Unfortunately this “server” is only a java program which has to be started manually and which will be closed when you log out the server. Workaround is to create a windows service which will start the TURN server as local system account: - Download Windows Service Manager (SrvMan) from: http://tools.sysprogs.org/sr [read] Keywords: ibm sametime java javascript server twitter widgets
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Want to do an iPad/iPhone demo? Watch this!
Wed, Mar 14th 2012 6:13a   Klaus Bild
Just found the perfect tool to do a demo of iPad/iPhone Apps: Just watch this short demo movie how you can use the IBM Sametime App on your iPhone/iPad done with Reflection as AirPlay mirror and ScreenFlow as screencasting software. (thx Leumund for sharing this amazing app: http://leumund.ch/ios-app-videos-0013779) Tweet [read] Keywords: ibm sametime iphone javascript twitter widgets
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Sametime security – Public “Classic” Meeting Listings
Mon, Mar 12th 2012 8:13a   Klaus Bild
Looks like many Sametime Admins like to share the all meetings view with everyone, just do a google search: “allinurl: stconf.nsf” I would recommend to check your ACL settings and restrict access to authenticated users only! Tweet [read] Keywords: acl ibm sametime google javascript security twitter widgets
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LCTY – Landschaft der IBM Applikationen für mobile Geräte
Fri, Mar 9th 2012 5:12a   Klaus Bild
Anlässlich unserer Lotusphere Comes To You Events in Pfäffikon SZ und Widnau durfte ich für meinen Arbeitgeber Belsoft AG ein Vortrag zum Thema IBM Applikationen für mobile Geräte halten. Beide Tage waren sehr gut besucht und das Feedback durchwegs positiv. Hier mein Vortrag zum Nachlesen. Kommentare, Verbesserungsvorschläge etc. sind sehr willkommen. Tweet [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere sametimelotus application javascript mobile twitter widgets
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Recommended setting for you WAS servers
Tue, Feb 28th 2012 10:10a   Klaus Bild
I hate it if I have to restart my WAS servers and can’t logon with my admin user because the LDAP server is down, same is true when playing around with federated repos settings. Fortunately there is a setting to prevent a lockout: See this Technote for details. Tweet [read] Keywords: admin ibm javascript server twitter widgets xml
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How to reanimate your Sametime environment (after failed upgrade)
Thu, Jan 26th 2012 9:11a   Klaus Bild
I already upgraded many customer environments from IBM Sametime 8.5.2 to 8.5.2 IFR1 without any hitches but this time I tried it on our own internal production environment and failed miserably. Don’t ask me why but the upgrade of the SSC  failed and my system was left in an “unstable state” -> #StuffIBMTechnotesSay Definition of unstable = I can’t install the upgrade, SSC is not working, I can’t reinstall 8.5.2 Fortunately I found a Technote which rescued me o [read] Keywords: admin ibm ldd lotus sametime sametime8 javascript password twitter widgets xml
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Almost ready – Lotusphere 2012 is waiting
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 9:12a   Klaus Bild
Done: To do: See you in Orlando! Tweet [read] Keywords: lotusphere javascript podcast twitter widgets
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How to enable Online Awareness in your Lotus Notes Client after Sametime upgrade
Wed, Jan 11th 2012 8:10a   Klaus Bild
Many customers are upgrading their pre 8.5 Sametime environments to 8.5.x Versions and therefore have to change the directory lookups to LDAP. (If you already used LDAP lookups just ignore this post.) Unfortunately online awareness for hierarchical names will not work anymore in the Lotus Notes Client (still works for email addresses): This is because the hierarchical name is not a “standard” lookup field. If you use Domino as LDAP server the displayname field will be your hier [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm lotus notes notes client sametime community email javascript server twitter widgets
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Native iPhone App für IBM Sametime 8.5.2 erschienen – IFR1 released
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 9:10a   Klaus Bild
Seit dem 22.11. steht der Intermediate Feature Release (IFR) 1 für Sametime 8.5.2 zum Download bereit. Hauptziel dieses Releases war es, neben Produkt Bugfixing weitere Funktion für Sametime zu implementieren, ohne das man auf einen neuen Punktrelease warten muss. Die wohl meist erwartete Neuerung stellt die native iPhone/iPad Applikation dar, welche alles bietet, was man sich von einer iOS5 App vorstellt (Notifications, Picture uploads…). Der Client soll es auch ermöglichen SUT (Samet [read] Keywords: domino ibm sametime apple community firefox iphone javascript server twitter widgets
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Customizing the Sametime Meeting Center UI
Wed, Oct 26th 2011 6:11a   Klaus Bild
I really like the new Sametime Meeting Room Center UI, nice blue/green/grey screen. Nevertheless our CI colors are more like purple and so I had to try to change the UI accordingly. Sametime Meeting Center is a pure Websphere application so customizing means find the app resource files and you are almost done. So the magic path is : $WAS_INSTALL_PROFILES_MEETINGinstalledApps$CELLSametime Meeting Server.earstmeetings.webclient.warstatic-20110517-1459oneuicommonstyles To change UI from to was [read] Keywords: ibm lotussametime sametime sametime8 sametimelotus application css javascript server twitter websphere widgets
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Using SSL in Sametime 8.5.x for LDAP connections Part 2
Fri, Oct 14th 2011 8:10a   Klaus Bild
Took me a little bit longer as expected but here is now part 2, how to enable SSL for LDAP connections on the community server. In part 1 described how you can enable SSL for LDAP connections on the WAS servers. You can find some information on this topic in the Sametime Wiki but I found it rather confusing and misleading. First of all I had to set up iKeyman and the GSKit on the community server to support Cryptographic Message Syntax (CMS) and create the Keystore DBs. We need 3 different Key [read] Keywords: admin connections domino ibm ldd lotus notes notes client sametime sametime8 community database java javascript password security server twitter websphere widgets wiki xml
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Using SSL in Sametime 8.5.x for LDAP connection Part 1
Mon, Aug 29th 2011 9:13a   Klaus Bild
Securing a connection to a LDAP server sounds pretty easy but doing this for a Sametime 8.5 deployment, especially the community server, is far away from easy. Documentation (Infocenter, Sametime Wiki) is not very clear on this topic and has some conflicting infos. These are the steps which worked for me. Configure WAS Servers for secure access to LDAP server This is pretty easy and is well documented in the Sametime Wiki, you just have to import the public root CA of the LDAP server certificate [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus sametime sametime8 community javascript server twitter widgets wiki
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IBM Connections iPhone App
Wed, Aug 10th 2011 2:11a   Klaus Bild
Seit heute kann man die offizielle IBM Connections iPhone App im App Store runterladen: http://itunes.apple.com/ch/app/ibm-connections/id450533489?l=en&mt=8 Damit die Applikation mit IBM Connections funktioniert braucht ihr Version 3.0.1 und das July Update (interim fix: 3.0.1.0-IC-Multi-Mobi-IFLO61851) für Connections, welches ihr auf FixCentral finden könnt: http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/ Die Applikation bietet mehr oder weniger die Funktionalität, welche auch das mobile Web [read] Keywords: connections ibm apple blackberry integration interface iphone javascript mobile twitter widgets
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Customizing IBM Connections Profile Labels
Mon, Jul 11th 2011 6:13a   Klaus Bild
Customizing IBM Connections 3.x labels is pretty easy, you just have to create a properties file, store your customized labels in it and place this file inside your /strings directory: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/Customizing_product_strings_ic301 Customizing the profile labels on my installation unfortunately did not work although mentioned on wiki page (com.ibm.lconn.profiles.strings.ui_xx, com.ibm.lconn.profiles.strings.uilabels_xx). So I had to find a workaround by using an e [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus javascript profile properties server twitter websphere widgets wiki xml
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Media Gallery Image Preview in IBM Connections 3.0.1 aktivieren
Tue, Jul 5th 2011 12:52a   Klaus Bild
Wir nutzen bei uns intern seit dem Erscheinen der IBM Connections 3.0.1 Version diese auch. Die wichtigsten Neuerungen in dieser Version waren die Ideation Blogs sowie die Media Gallery, in welcher man Bilder und Videos ablegen und mit einer nützlichen Vorschaufunktion durchsuchen kann. Nur leider hat diese Vorschaufunktion vom Beginn weg nicht funktioniert und wir haben auf eine Nutzung der Galleries somit ersteinmal verzichtet. Im Connections Forum habe ich dann festgestellt, dass ich nicht [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus javascript linkedin twitter widgets
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Installation IBM Sametime Advanced 8.5.2
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 5:28a   Klaus Bild
IBM Sametime Advanced gibt es schon seit dem Jahre 2008 und ergänzt Sametime Standard mit Echtzeit Community und Social Networking Funktionalitäten (Persitent Chat Rooms, Broadcast Tools). Leider war die Installation aller Versionen vor 8.5.2 sehr komplex und kompliziert, unter anderem mussten IBM WebSphere MQ und der WebSphere Event Broker installiert werden. Diese Komplexität führte dazu, dass das Produkt nie Verbreitung und Akzeptanz fand. Mit der Version 8.5.2 hat sich die Installation [read] Keywords: ibm lotus sametime sametime8 application community db2 javascript networking server twitter websphere widgets
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Adding IBM Sametime Windows Services
Mon, Jun 27th 2011 7:33a   Klaus Bild
There’s another way to add Sametime Windows services as documented on: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/stwiki.nsf/dx/Running_Sametime_components_as_Windows_services_st852 Instead of adding uid and pw to soap.client.probs file you can add both via service stop arguments. Just use following command: cd D:IBMWebSphereAppServerbin set PROFILE_PATH=D:IBMWebSphereAppServerprofiles WASService -add "STProxyServer_NA" -servername nodeagent -profilePath "%PROFILE_PATH%STPPNProfile" -logRoot "%PRO [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus sametime javascript password twitter websphere widgets
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Installation / Upgrade IBM Sametime 8.5.2
Tue, Jun 21st 2011 3:08a   Klaus Bild
Nachdem ich jetzt schon mehrere IBM Sametime Server auf 8.5.2 aktualisiert habe will ich meine ersten Erkenntnisse gerne mitteilen. Generell war ich sehr erstaunt, dass der Upgrade Prozess auf allen Systemen von 8.5.1 auf 8.5.2 kein Problem war. Keine Fehlermeldungen, keine zerschossenen Installationen, nichts, einfach klick, klick, klick. Vorgegangen bin ich wie unter Upgrading Sametime im Wiki beschrieben. Aber so perfekt ging dann doch nicht alles, hier ein paar Punkte, welche mir aufgefalle [read] Keywords: admin administration ibm ldd lotus sametime sametime8 sametimelotus community db2 javascript server twitter widgets wiki
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IBM Sametime 8.5.2 erscheint am 10. Juni
Wed, May 18th 2011 9:54a   Klaus Bild
Heute hat IBM die neuste Version von IBM Lotus Sametime angekündigt, welche viel mehr als ein Punkt Punkt release ist, wie es der Namen 8.5.2 suggeriert. Die neue Version wird ab 10. Juni erhältlich sein und nicht mehr IBM Lotus Sametime heissen, sondern nur noch IBM Sametime. Grosse Änderungen gibt es v.a. im Bereich Audio und Video (AV). Neu kann man AV auch im Meeting Browser Interface nutzen und nicht nur im Full Client. Hier eine Übersicht über die Key Änderungen: Dies ist v.a. inter [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes notes client sametime sametime8 sametimelotus blackberry interface iphone javascript server twitter widgets
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Change Sametime Client 8.5.x settings after deployment through managed-settings.xml
Thu, May 5th 2011 6:58a   Klaus Bild
There are many possibilities to change you Sametime Clients settings before and after a client rollout i.e. by changing/adding some lines to plugin_customization.ini (direct or indirect through Notes policies). Unfortunately changing plugin_customization.ini through Notes policies is not really bulletproofed an often doesn’t work at all. So I searched for some alternatives and found following in Sametime Infocenter: Automatically updating client preferences with the managed-settings.xml f [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm ldd lotus notes policies sametime sametime8 community instant messaging javascript server twitter widgets wiki xml
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The future of social software in the enterprise – Lotus Connections 3
Fri, Mar 25th 2011 2:50a   Klaus Bild
Im Rahmen der Lotusphere Comes To You 2011 Veranstaltung in der Schweiz, durfte ich einen Vortrag zu der neuen Version 3 von Lotus Connections halten. Das Kundenfeedback war sehr positiv, doch macht euch doch selber ein Bild davon: The future of social software in the enterprise lotus connections 3 View more presentations from Klaus Bild Tweet [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus lotusphere application enterprise javascript social software twitter widgets
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IBM Lotus Connections 3 auf dem iPhone
Thu, Mar 17th 2011 3:58a   Klaus Bild
IBM Lotus Connections hat mit der Version 3 sehr viele Verbesserungen im Bereich Zugriff über mobile Geräte gebracht. Man kann mittlerweile direkt per iPhone (oder mit fast jeglichem mobilen Gerät) mit allen Komponenten arbeiten und somit wirklich von überall auf die nötigen Daten zugreifen resp. mit seinem Netzwerk interagieren. Für meinen Arbeitgeber Belsoft AG habe ich dazu einen kleinen YouTube Film erstellt: Ich bin wirklich von den gebotenen Möglichkeiten begeistert und freue mich [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus iphone javascript mobile twitter widgets




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