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Alone we are only popping champagne corks. Together we are dynamite!
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What’s new with Nokia? Find out more at Lotusphere 2011, and you could win the Nokia E7!
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IBM Lotus Awards 2011 - The Mark of Brillance
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Have a BOF idea its not too late
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Lotusphere becomes IBM Connect - Mission Completed
Thu, Sep 6th 2012 11:11p   LotusphereBlog
As many have predicted, this year IBM has completed the task of renaming Lotusphere as IBM Connect. From being a small sub-conference for business leaders in 2011 to much larger set of tracks in 2012, Connect is now the main brand for the event in 2013. Many of the favourite elements of Lotuspheres past will of course still be present, and IBM is making great efforts to ensure that the technical focus of so many of the tracks remains strong. Lotusphere has had a terrific history, an [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere linkedin

Lotusphere 2012 OGS replay now available
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 7:52a   LotusphereBlog
Registration is required, but after that, replay stream works well: Link: Lotusphere 2012 Opening General Session [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

The Lotusphere 2012 OGS, in 60 seconds!
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 5:54a   LotusphereBlog
Great wrapup of the highlights from the Lotusphere 2012 OGS: [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Alone we are only popping champagne corks. Together we are dynamite!
Wed, Jan 18th 2012 10:11a   LotusphereBlog
Guest post by Arne Nielson of MyNotesBlog: NORWAY: - This is the second year in a row that I don't participate at Lotusphere. Being a guy who breeds and bleeds yellow and have been working for Lotus for 15 years, I have to admit: It feels like being a small boy who has been left alone at home when the rest of the family goes on holiday. It feels lonely, it feels heartbreaking. But, someone has to stay at home and take care of the house, watering the flowers and feed the cat. And someone has [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere blogger integration office

Join a social learning revolution with Lotus Education at Lotusphere
Thu, Jan 12th 2012 8:12a   LotusphereBlog
IBM Lotus Education Office hours Sunday, January 15th 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM Location - Yacht & Beach Conference Center | Grand Harbor Salon I Stop by during Lotus Education "Office Hours" to share your feedback on what training and exams you would like to see in 2012 ? What tasks do you find most difficult? Where do you go to learn new skills? Is there a topic you'd like to see covered? Do you prefer classes, articles or eLearning ? What do you think about the exams we have develop [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 community development email exchange exchange network office twitter

Getting social at IBM Connect and Lotusphere 2012
Fri, Jan 6th 2012 1:39a   LotusphereBlog
By Joyce Davis, IBM Collaboration Solutions and Social Business community manager We've got some exciting things planned to enhance your IBM Connectand Lotusphere experiences. Not attending? No problem. Even if you're holding the fort back at the office while your colleagues attend, you can keep up with the excitement and even participate in discussions online. We also have some on-site activities planned to make the most of those meeting IRL (which means "in real life" in case your teen [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere community email exchange exchange mobile office twitter

Have a BOF idea its not too late
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 10:12a   Sharon Bellamy
Paul Withers (@PaulSWithers) from Intec blogs: Just before Christmas two new communities launched on Lotus Greenhouse for Lotusphere and Connect The communities have a wealth of useful bookmarks, wiki articles and other content. IBMers and Champions have been adding content over the last few weeks and will continue to build in that in the lead up to Lotusphere and during the conference. The communities are intended as an ongoing resource for attendees to use to get the most out of the confer [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus lotusphere application community mobile twitter wiki

Social Business Online is now up
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 2:54a   LotusphereBlog
The latest iteration of Lotusphere Online is now available, and it's been renamed as Social Business Online with a rather nifty URL of socialbizonline.com (kudos from me for that!): If you are registered for either Lotusphere 2012 or Connect 2012 you should have received an email with user name/password details. It's always interesting to see what IBM delivers in the online site, even more so now there are ongoing communities in the Greenhouse as well. [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere email password


’I love the smell of Lotusphere in the morning...’
Wed, Jan 4th 2012 2:05a   LotusphereBlog
11 days to go! [read] Keywords: lotusphere

The Lotusphere 2012 Hog Ride
Tue, Jan 3rd 2012 11:13p   Lotusphere Blog
At the other end of the Lotusphere week from the Blogger Open, the annual Lotusphere Hog Ride is back for its 3rd year... Paul Mooney has the details:It’s that time of year again. The most important event of the year. The Lotusphere Hog Ride! Apparently there is another event just afterwards but let’s not bother with that. This page is an attempt to organise some of the basic details into one place so that people that are thinking of going on the ride can organise themselves. [read] Keywords: lotusphere blogger

The Lotusphere 2012 Bloggers Open - registration is, errr, open!
Tue, Jan 3rd 2012 10:39p   LotusphereBlog
Mitch Cohen has announced that the Lotusphere Blogger's Open registration site is live. Now in its 4th year, the Blogger Open is one of the social highlights of the week in Orlando. A chance to throw off the shackles after a week of walking the halls and shaking of hands, this a true social event - friends, beer and crazy golf, what's not to like?! Even better, there's prizes to be won too. So get registered, make up a team, and turn up on Thursday evening to close Lotusphere 2012 [read] Keywords: lotusphere blogger

Partners, remember to sign up for Business Partner Development Day when you register for Lotusphere 2012
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 5:12a   LotusphereBlog
If you're an IBM business partner, one of the key elements of the Lotusphere calendar is the Business Partner Development Day (formerly the Business Development Day - BDD):Mark your calendar for Sunday, 15 January and join us for the Business Partner Development Day at Lotusphere 2012. When you register for either Lotusphere 2012 or Connect 2012, be sure to sign up for Business Partner Development Day at the same time. Business Partner Development Day is the kick-off event for IBM Busines [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotusphere lotusphere2012 development

Those that wish, receive! The 12th Annual Lotusphere Sessions Planning DB
Wed, Dec 21st 2011 11:46p   LotusphereBlog
Some good people in the IBM/Lotus community have done something special for Lotusphere. Other great people have completed such an activity multiple times. Others, like are simply heroes of Lotusphere for their commitment again and again and again. There is no doubt whatsoever that Ben Langhinrichs is in that category, having delivered the amazing Notes Sessions DB for the 12th straight year:For those who can't do anything but dream of Orlando in January... Many people have deduced the s [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes application community email planetlotus planetlotus.org

Lotusphere 2012 Sessions as a PDF
Wed, Dec 21st 2011 11:27p   LotusphereBlog
The new Lotusphere site is a massive improvement on the old one, but does take a little while to load and so perusing the sessions can be a time-consuming business. Therefore, this PDF list of all the sessions selected may make life easier, at least until the mobile or Notes-based session apps become available... [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes mobile

Spark Ideas: Submissions closed and already a success!
Wed, Dec 21st 2011 11:17p   LotusphereBlog
[A guest post by the NerdGirls - via Femke Goedhart] Monday was the last day for submitting abstracts for the "NERD101: Spark Ideas" session. It's proving to be a sounding success! Lot’s of really good abstracts were submitted ranging in topics from …… Well, that's a secret! We’ll just have to wait and see. What is known is that abstracts came equally from Male and Female submitters and that topics were very diverse. The next step will be the selectio [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere

Lotusphere 2012 agenda published
Mon, Dec 19th 2011 10:06a   LotusphereBlog
We're getting there... The sessions for Lotusphere 2012 have been listed on the site along with schedule details:Lotusphere is packed with session content covering the entire IBM Collaboration Solutions portfolio from Lotus Notes and Domino to IBM Sametime and IBM Connections and beyond. Find out what is offered, who is speaking, and when and where to meet. Jumpstarts and Master classes Two-hour technical courses for developers and administrators taking place Sunday only Best prac [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes sametime application applications development

The NerdGirls Spark Ideas... New this year at Lotusphere 2012
Fri, Dec 16th 2011 6:39p   The NerdGirls (via Femke
[A guest post by the NerdGirls - via Femke Goedhart] There is a new type of session at Lotusphere this year and the speaker is..... you! Spark Ideas is session in which we bring together a group of people to discuss what inspires us. Lead by Kristen Lauria, Vice President Marketing for IBM Social Business, a group of speakers will share their experiences, inspiration, challenges, etc., during a compilation of five minute talks. Want to participate? There’s still time t [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

And the Lotusphere 2012 party location is...
Mon, Dec 12th 2011 4:08p   LotusphereBlog
SeaWorld Orlando!SeaWorld welcomes Lotusphere guests to an evening of celebrating, connecting, and memory making all wrapped up with excitement, wonder and thrills! Lotusphere guests will enjoy thrilling rides, amazing shows, delicious food, fantastic shopping, and unparalled animal encounters—one-of-a-kind experiences only SeaWorld Orlando can create! Manta, SeaWorld’s newest mega attraction will seamlessly transition guests from the awe of encountering rays in underwater fl [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere

’Lotusphere. Every Year.’
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 5:36p   LotusphereBlog
Some great quotes in this montage of clips from Lotsuphere 2011: [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Lotusphere 2012 Labs published
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 5:29a   LotusphereBlog
The labs have always been a key part of the Lotusphere experience, although one that many first-timers unfortunately miss. The list of labs for Lotusphere 2012 has now been published:Labs hours Date Hours Monday, January 16th 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM Tuesday, January 17th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM Wednesday, January 18th 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM Thursday, January 19th 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM Meet the Developers Lab Dolphin - Asia 1 & 2 This informal lab setting lends itself to friendly, relaxe [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2012 development exchange exchange mobile

Urgent Update: Certified Lotus Professionals (CLPs) now qualify for discounted Lotusphere pass
Thu, Dec 8th 2011 2:02a   LotusphereBlog
Back by very popular demand!!The IBM Certified Professional for Lotus software is one of IBM's most valued assets. Not only do you provide expertise and product knowledge to your constituents, but your dedication and commitment to Lotus software enables product adoption, loyalty and knowledge. You are our ambassadors. 

In order to recognize this, we're excited to reintroduce the registration discount for CLPs. All CLPs are eligible to register at the $1,995.00 USD price -- all [read] Keywords: clp connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2012

It’s that time again... Guess the mystery Lotusphere guest speaker!
Wed, Dec 7th 2011 10:55p   LotusphereBlog
Over on the LotusUserGroup.org site, their annual Guess Who? contest is back once again:"Guess Who?" Contest! Every year rumors and guesses circulate among the Lotus community as to who will be this year's Guest Speaker at the Lotusphere Opening Session. This year, SGA Business Systems (RainbowSync) and LotusUserGroup.org are making it a little more interesting. Just submit your guess below before midnight Eastern Standard Time (EST) on January 14th. Guess correctly and you could be [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere community lotususergroup.org

If you’re serious about Lotus Notes and Domino...
Mon, Dec 5th 2011 11:59p   LotusphereBlog
…Then there's no better place to kickstart 2012 than IBM's Lotusphere 2012. Lotusphere continues an eighteen-year tradition in January in Orlando, FL for the Notes community to come together and learn about best practices, new technologies, strategy, roadmaps, and innovations for the entire Notes/Domino and IBM collaboration family. Lotusphere 2012 will feature: All the usual Notes/Domino-focused sessions in the Infrastructure, Application Development, Best Practices, Show-and-Tell, [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes application community development

Sandy Carter invites you to Lotusphere and Connect 2012
Tue, Nov 29th 2011 5:11a   LotusphereBlog
IBM's Sandy Carter extends an invite to this year's conferences: [Did you hear that? Demos!] Just less than 50 days to go until Lotusphere 2012 and Connect 2012 kick off. Have you registered or invited your colleagues yet? [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere

Partners, get ready for Lotusphere 2012!
Mon, Nov 14th 2011 2:29p   Jacqi Levy
A guest post by IBM's Jacqi Levy, cross-posted from the IBM Software Business Partner Blog. With 2011 drawing to a close, Lotusphere 2012 is just around the corner. As an IBM Business Partner, here's everything you need to know about Lotusphere 2012 right now. Lotusphere Basics This year's conference is being held from January 15-19, 2012 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida. Registration is now open, and if you register now, you can still get ear [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2012 sametime application community development email mobile network

Less than 48 hours to submit your abstracts!
Thu, Nov 10th 2011 8:55a   LotusphereBlog
The Call for Abstracts was extended this year, but even that bonus time is now slipping away! If you haven't already, go submit your abstract for a session at Lotusphere 2012, Connect 2012, Business Partner Day, or even for Speed Geeking. If you don't, you'll just never know what might have been! [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere

Connect 2012 - the new two-day conference for forward-thinking business leaders
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 11:12p   LotusphereBlog
Connect is the brand new IBM conference for business leaders, focusing on Social Business. Introducing IBM Connect 2012. Business at the speed of expertise. Announcing a new, two-day conference for forward-thinking business leaders who turn the opportunity that comes from becoming a social business into measurable business success. Taking place alongside Lotusphere 2012, this unique conference showcases the strategic value and tangible impact that being social can have on your business [read] Keywords: collaboration domino foundations ibm lotus lotusphere notes mobile social software

Is your work worthy of an award at Lotusphere 2012?
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 10:44p   LotusphereBlog
The Eighteenth Annual IBM Collaboration Solutions Awards are now open and accepting your nominations. The 2012 IBM Collaboration Solutions Awards will be presented to IBM PartnerWorld Business Partners that have left their mark on our dynamic industry. The IBM Collaboration Solutions Awards will honour winners and finalists who have dedicated their time and energy to building innovative solutions using IBM Collaboration Solutions software (social collaboration, content and analytics) to help [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere sametime application development mobile vista

Lotusphere/Connect 2012 Call for Abstracts - extended until 11th November
Mon, Nov 7th 2011 7:06a   LotusphereBlog
I've have just heard that the Call for Abstracts for the Lotusphere and Connect 2012 events has been extended until 11th November 2011. Excellent news for those that struggled to make the deadline over the weekend! The website will be updated soon. [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere

Bill Buchan: A cynic’s guide to Lotusphere
Fri, Oct 28th 2011 4:32a   LotusphereBlog
Many Lotusphere attendees will be familiar with 'Wild Bill' Buchan. In fact, if you're not then where have you been hiding? He is after all a shy retiring fellow: (Photo credit: Greyhawk68 - Jon Roling) However, if you're not, then you may not have read his excellent post this week entitled "A cynic's guide to Lotusphere". I need to warn you, it errs on the side of irreverence, but contains some excellent advice for first-timers or even those that are returning from a few ye [read] Keywords: lotusphere network

Sixty Second Socials
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 11:16p   LotusphereBlog
Do you remember the 'sixty second social' videos that were run between sessions at Lotusphere 2011? These short but very sweet videos covered case studies and references for Social Business projects and solutions, some of which could not be be found elsewhere. Well good news... They've just been uploaded to YouTube and are definitely still relevant: IBM 60 Second Social - Red Funnel: IBM 60 Second Social - Social Accessibility: IBM 60 Second Social Videos - Cars.com: [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

Domino Power: Mick’s guide to planning for Lotusphere 2012
Mon, Oct 24th 2011 10:45p   LotusphereBlog
if you're planning to attend (or just to ask to attend) Lotusphere 2012 for the first time, there are few better sources of information than this article by Mick Moignard in the online Domino power magazine:Mick's guide to planning for Lotusphere 2012 [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2012

Lotusphere 2012 Call for Abstracts is open!
Fri, Oct 21st 2011 3:25p   LotusphereBlog
Welcome Speakers It's here! Your chance to be a part of all that is Lotusphere, with the best seat in the house -- the one onstage! Share your experience and join an elite group of professionals. Last year Lotusphere featured over 350 top-notch speakers ---customers, partners and industry experts alike, sharing best practices, solutions, and the expertise needed to help organizations design and deliver services that drive unique client value and competitive advantage. Here's your opportuni [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere application applications mobile

The Lotusphere 2012 Social Aggregator is live
Thu, Oct 13th 2011 11:11p   LotusphereBlog
One of the most successful innovations for Lotusphere 2011 was the IBM Social Aggregator, a central site that gathered social content from around the web relating to the event and displayed it in one easy-to-follow view. Tweets, blog posts and video (both recorded and streaming) were all pulled into the site, making it much easier to gauge the overall sentiment from those following the event and ensuring no coverage is missed. Indeed the aggregator was one of the reasons that IBM won an i [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere twitter

Why visit the User Experience Lab at Lotusphere 2012?
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 12:56a   LotusphereBlog
The team behind the User Experience Lab at Lotusphere put together a fun promo for the facility, featuring a number of very familiar faces: If you're planning to attend Lotusphere 2012, make sure you add a visit to the UX Lab to your agenda! [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Lotusphere.com link now points to Lotusphere 2012 site
Mon, Oct 10th 2011 2:02p   LotusphereBlog
Very pleased to note that IBM's lotusphere.com domain is now properly directing users to the Lotusphere 2012 site. If you need to info others in your organisation (or your customers) of the details, that's the easiest link to remember. As we noted a week or so ago, registration is already open. If you need to check hotel details before registering, this is the link to use. We've been told that the call for abstracts will open in the next couple of weeks. If you're thinking about s [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere

Lotusphere 2012 registration is OPEN!
Sat, Oct 1st 2011 1:22a   LotusphereBlog
Get out your social calendar It's time to mark Sunday, January 15, 2012 in your social calendar and save the date for the premier IBM Collaboration community worldwide event -- Lotusphere 2012. Call for Abstracts will open soon, check back for updates! Your social circle is about to get a lot bigger Whether it's Social Business strategies or product features and capabilities, Lotusphere will have all that you've come to know and love – and expect. Same tracks, similar labs a [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere community mobile

Lotusphere celebrities
Tue, Sep 27th 2011 2:28a   LotusphereBlog
Why you really shouldn't be shy at Lotusphere 2012:Among people who are well-known to subsets of internet geeks, nobody’s walking around with entourages or bodyguards. Nobody’s forced to wear hats and sunglasses outside or avoid shopping in public because they’ll get mobbed with fans and paparazzi. In the wise words of Ted Dziuba, “We all recognize that it’s just the internet. At the end of the day you still go outside and nobody knows who you are.” The in [read] Keywords: lotusphere ntf

VideoFest is back for Lotusphere 2012
Mon, Sep 19th 2011 8:38a   Stuart McIntyre
Remember VideoFest last year? When masses of great community-produced videos were uploaded to the Lotus wikis, and then awards were distributed to the creators of the best ones at Lotusphere? Well it's back! If a picture is worth a thousand words, isn't a video priceless?Videos are a great way for new users to get started with a product, for experienced professionals to deepen their skills, and for prospective customers to learn what solutions are available. The Lotus Information Developmen [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus lotusphere lotusphere2012 community development wiki

Recommended Lotusphere 2012 tags
Wed, Sep 14th 2011 2:56a   LotusphereBlog
Paul Mooney has suggested that we help clarify the recommended tags for next year's Lotusphere event, as there is usually some confusion - not least with the Learning Solutions conference that also takes place in Orlando each year. Over the past few years, the community has standardised on the following: 'ls' + 2-digit-year (e.g. ls11 and ls12) for Twitter and all media where characters are limited (Learning Solutions uses 'ls' + 4-digit-year) 'lotusphere' + 4-digit-year (e.g. l [read] Keywords: lotusphere lotusphere2011 lotusphere2012 community twitter

And here we go again!
Wed, Sep 14th 2011 12:08a   LotusphereBlog
Yes, it's that time of year again... The nights are drawing in, the leaves are starting to fall, the kids are starting to draft their wish lists, and we all shift our thinking to the festival of collaboration and community that takes place in Orlando every January. Yes, we're starting to get excited about... Lotusphere! I know it's a little scary, but it's just 123 more sleeps until the yellow and black backpacks are distributed, the Showcase receives its solutions, the Boardwalk [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere lotusphere2012 community

What I’m excited about at Lotusphere 2011
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 10:46a   LotusphereBlog
Lisa Duke from Simplified Technology Solutions interviews a selection of Lotusphere attendees about why they're excited about Lotusphere 2011: [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Lotusphere 2011 OGS replay posted - watch it here!
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 10:40a   LotusphereBlog
The Lotusphere 2011 OGS has been posted for replay: ibmsoftware on livestream.com. Broadcast Live Free [read] Keywords: lotusphere

IBM Lotusphere press releases are now available
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 9:09a   LotusphereBlog
More > [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

We’re live!
Mon, Jan 31st 2011 6:12a   LotusphereBlog
We're live for the Lotusphere OGS. Head over to live.lotusphereblog.com. We have both the live blog (Stuart McIntyre and Paul Mooney) and IBM's live coverage too. [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere

Lotusphere 2011 BDD OGS - we’re blogging live...
Sun, Jan 30th 2011 6:17a   LotusphereBlog
We're blogging live over at live.lotusphereblog.com... [read] Keywords: lotusphere blogging

Here we go... Lotusphere 2011 Day One
Sun, Jan 30th 2011 5:28a   LotusphereBlog
This is it - Lotusphere 2011. First day of the conference proper, and here's our agenda: Sunday, January 30 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast (for BDD and JS attendees) 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Conference Registration Open 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Business Development Day (exclusive event for IBM Business Partners – requires pre-registration) 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Lotusphere 2011 Online Open 8:00 a.m. – 7:15 p.m. JumpStart Sessions 10:00 a.m. – [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 development

So, Lotusphere 2011 is here
Sat, Jan 29th 2011 9:18p   LotusphereBlog
It's great to see the Dolphin and Swan hotels once more full of the Lotusphere attendees, the banners and stands in place, and the walkway between the Swan and Dolphin proudly displaying sponsor logos. Then there's been the crowds mingling at BALD on the Boardwalk, old friends hugging on recognising each other between locations, the sight of a swamped ESPN bar for The Turtle's annual party, the first karaoke performances at Kimonos ( Vanilla Ice rocked ;-) ), and the gradual increase of yel [read] Keywords: lotusphere

What’s new with Nokia? Find out more at Lotusphere 2011, and you could win the Nokia E7!
Fri, Jan 28th 2011 2:53a   LotusphereBlog
Exciting things are happening at the Nokia pedestal (101-106) at Lotusphere 2011. Come on over and see what we’ve got in store for our smartphone users. This is also the place to find out if you’ve got the luck! Look out for the USB ‘key’ in your delegate bag. Come to our stand, and discover if your key unlocks one of the 20 brand new Nokia E7 smartphones that we’re giving away at Lotusphere 2011! [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Lotusphere 2011 Party - Don’t go alone!
Thu, Jan 27th 2011 5:23a   LotusphereBlog
If you're attending Lotusphere 2011 on your own, you may be a bit worried about the party on Wednesday night on your own? Have no fear, someone in the community has a plan for you... Holli Wagner blogs:Going to Lotusphere for the first time? Going by yourself or just a few people? Want to meet up with a gang and go with them? We always have a great time, and we never know what we are going to end up doing after the park…. please join us! This is open to customers, partners and I [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 community security

Enhance your Lotusphere 2011 experience - checkin, take a trip, and collect the rewards!
Thu, Jan 27th 2011 4:58a   LotusphereBlog
IBM has teamed with Gowalla to make the most out of your Lotusphere 2011 conference experience! An official Lotusphere 2011 Media Sponsor, Gowalla is a location-based social
-networking service that allows you to connect with your
 friends and business colleagues. Using Gowalla on your 
mobile device, you can check-in to locations throughout
 Lotusphere to let others know where you are, find out where
others are meeting and plan trips to your favorite sessions
 [read] Keywords: admin ibm lotusphere mobile networking

IBM Lotus Awards 2011 - The Mark of Brillance
Wed, Jan 26th 2011 1:43a   LotusphereBlog
The first set of Lotus Awards for 2011 have now been formally listed: Congratulations to the 2011 Lotus Award Winners and Finalists! This year, IBM Business Partners have leveraged the IBM software portfolio to develop business solutions that support enterprises, communities and collaboration around the world. IBM evaluated nominations from five continents and many countries across the globe, competing for top honor in 15 categories. IBM Lotus honors your vital contribution to the worldwi [read] Keywords: administration collaboration connections domino ibm inotes lotus lotusphere mashup notes quickr sametime traveler applications community consulting development enterprise google instant messaging integration interface mobile networking sap social software web 2.0 websphere websphere portal

Lotusphere 2011 live video streaming - schedule now available
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 2:19a   LotusphereBlog
For the first time in Lotusphere history, selected elements of the conference are set to be streamed live online this year. The schedule for the coverage is now available:Schedule of live events Monday, January 31: 8:00 am - 10:00 am EST - Lotusphere 2011 Opening General Session Tuesday, February 1: 8:30 am – 9:30 am EST – Keynote Session Wednesday, February 2: 8:30 am – 9:30 am EST – Keynote SessionThis live stream can be found on the Lotusphere Social Media ag [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011

Super Women and Nerdy Girls — Join Sandy Carter for a Great Reception at Social Business Forum and Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Jan 25th 2011 2:06a   LotusphereBlog
IBM VP Sandy Carter invites all Lotusphere ladies to an exclusive party at Lotusphere 2011:IBM Super Women’s Group invites you to a special reception at IBM’s Social Business Forum and Lotusphere 2011 Join myself and Kristen Lauria, Vice President, Marketing and Channels The event is: Tuesday, February 1, at 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm Great networking, drinks, and appetizers Location:Americas Seminar, Dolphin Hotel Are you coming? Let us know!!! SandyWhilst Tuesday nigh [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere networking

Into Lotus Sametime and Unified Communications?
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 7:02a   LotusphereBlog
If your area of interest for Lotusphere 2011 is Unified Communications and Collaboration (UC2), then there are some great sessions scheduled. David Price of Meridian IT has summarised the details: INV106: "Unified Communications and Collaboration Strategy and Roadmap", with Caleb Barlow and John Delpizzo This session will present IBM's Unified Communications and Collaboration strategy and future directions for the Lotus Sametime product line. Topics to be discussed include new mobile cli [read] Keywords: admin collaboration domino ibm lotus lotusphere sametime application applications blackberry community development enterprise instant messaging integration iphone java linux mobile network office security server unified communications web 2.0 websphere websphere portal

Learn how Plantronics headsets and Radvision video can make Sametime sing - win an iPad too!
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 6:45a   LotusphereBlog
Swing by and see Lotus products integrated with Radvision video clients and Plantronics headsets - and then enter to win for a new iPad! Enter at Meridian IT booth (608), or our partners Plantronics (609), and Radvision (539). You can even enter online here. Even our "runner up" prizes are first rate - Plantronics headsets. Thanks to our joint sponsor Plantronics for donating the very new, very cool and very high end Voyager PRO UC v2 - which integrates beautifully with Sametime. [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere sametime

LotusTechInfo at Lotusphere 2011
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 4:46a   LotusphereBlog - Joyce D
We in the Information Development Center (IDC) are getting excited about Lotusphere 2011 and hope that those of you attending will take some time to drop by our conference activities to introduce yourself! VideoFest - Come relax with us in the VideoFest Lounge where you can view and rate videos submitted for VideoFest. The lounge is open daily on the Dolphin main floor near the showcase floor escalators and registration area. Winners of the top-rated videos will be announced by General Manager, [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus lotusphere notes community development facebook mobile twitter wiki

New at Lotusphere 2011: Announcing the Expanded Business Partner Cafe and Mini-Workshops!
Mon, Jan 24th 2011 3:59a   LotusphereBlog - Jacqi L
With Lotusphere 2011 just over a week away, excitement is building for this year's trip to Orlando. I've seen a lot of IBM Business Partners blogging and tweeting about all of the great things they have planned, so I wanted to share something that IBM has planned for Business Partners, which will be new this year at the Business Partner Cafe. Expanded Footprint and Convenient Location For the first time at Lotusphere, the Business Partner Cafe is moving to the EXPO floor! With this ne [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application applications blogging community microsoft mobile network web 2.0

Will you be participating in the Lotusphere Twitter Scavenger Hunt?
Fri, Jan 21st 2011 2:58a   LotusphereBlog
Alexis Adkins of IBM posts of a Lotusphere Twitter Scavenger Hunt on the LotusKnows blog:Join the Social Media buzz and follow @LotusKnows all week long. Why do you ask? Whether you are active on Twitter through your laptop or smartphone device, follow the @LotusKnows account for hints all week and participate in the Lotusphere Twitter Scavenger Hunt. Find the @LotusKnows sign at various locations throughout the conference and collect Lotus Lucky Tickets at each Scavenger Hunt spot by f [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere laptop twitter

Visiting the Disney Parks whilst at Lotusphere 2011?
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 4:13p   LotusphereBlog
If you're taking a trip to any of the Disney theme parks whilst at Lotusphere 2011, make sure you checkin to Gowalla whilst you're there:Beginning today, there’s a new way to explore and experience Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort. We’ve teamed up with location-based web service Gowalla to make ‘checking-in’ to your favorite Disney places a lot more magical. The fun starts with our new digital Passport Stamps. Hundreds of locations within Disney Parks [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere application

Win a 42" TV at Lotusphere with TLCC!
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 4:23a   LotusphereBlog
Get a FREE T-Shirt, wear it and you might win a 42" HD TV! Going to Lotusphere? Be sure to visit TLCC at booth 320. This is our 14th year as an exhibitor!!! Stop by TLCC's booth on Monday or Tuesday and get a cool T-shirt, in your choice of black or yellow!!! (Hurry, supplies of the shirt are limited.) Wear the shirt at Lotusphere on Wednesday and drop off your entry form (included with the shirt) at TLCC's booth and you could win a 42" flat panel HD TV!!! The drawing will be at [read] Keywords: domino lotusphere notes xpages apple

Lotusphere Online is *officially* open!
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 3:55a   LotusphereBlog
We announced this a little prematurely last week, but Lotusphere Online is now officially open:Welcome to Lotusphere 2011 Online! Access the latest Lotusphere information and 'Get Social' and mobile with Lotusphere Online! Whether you connect with your own laptop, smartphone device or one of our Lotusphere Online workstations located in the Walt Disney World Dolphin and Swan hotels, Lotusphere Online is your dashboard for all information about Lotusphere including sessions, sponsors, ex [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm inotes lotus lotusphere sametime traveler xpages apple application applications blackberry blogging email iphone laptop mobile network password server social software

One for the Lotusphere 2011 exhibitors
Thu, Jan 20th 2011 3:40a   LotusphereBlog
If you're exhibiting at Lotusphere 2011, I'm sure you'll be considering how you might drive the maximum number of attendees to your pedestal or booth... Yancy Lent, the man behind PlanetLotus, has a proposition for you:We all know the game. You get the vendor bingo card in your reg pack with vendor logos on it, you visit the booth's in the product showcase and get them stamped. You return the completed card which enters you into the drawing for an amazing prize. What if it were updated [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes email mobile planetlotus planetlotus.org

Geeking out at Lotusphere 2011
Wed, Jan 19th 2011 9:16a   LotusphereBlog
IBM are pleased to announce the sessions that have been selected for SpeedGeeking at Lotusphere 2011: Implementing Managed Replicas in IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.2 - Mitch Cohen 
Managed Replica is a new feature introduced in Lotus Notes 8.5.2. In 5 minutes learn what a Managed Replica is and how it can benifit your organization. A brief overview will be provided of implementation options for managed replica, including background creation, conversion of Local replica to managed replica, and s [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes quickr sametime symphony xpages application community development mac microsoft mobile office planet lotus planetlotus planetlotus.org server social software websphere websphere portal

The Lotusphere 2011 Honor Roll. Who would you add?
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 4:56a   LotusphereBlog
Imagine there was an Honor Roll positioned in the Dolphin Rotunda at Lotusphere 2011... Imagine it listed the heroes (well-known and unsung) of the Lotus world - the MVPs (most valuable professionals) if you like. Who would be on it? Who has made the biggest contribution to the community this year? Who has helped you personally? Who has gone out of their way to assist you or others to understand, use and promote Lotus software? Tell us... Add a comment to this post to help say 'Than [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere community

Looking forward to the Ascendant/iRise video for Lotusphere 2011?
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 4:12a   LotusphereBlog
Do you remember this from Lotusphere 2009? And this from Lotusphere 2010? Here's hoping we see a Lotusphere 2011 version! [read] Keywords: lotusphere

Calling all students! Enter ’Exploring Lotus - the XPages Adventure’ and win an iPad!
Tue, Jan 18th 2011 3:56a   LotusphereBlog
GROUP launch a contest for students: Overview: Do you have a spirit for adventure? Then enter the world of IBM Lotus technology and journey to learn Lotus lore. Pass the test of wits and you'll win a t-shirt and move on the next trial, if you dare. Don your new threads and delve into the world of development with Domino Designer and XPages. Complete the second test of wits and earn a $100 gift card and the ability to proceed to the final challenge. Leveraging everything you've learned alo [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusphere xpages apple application bleedyellow bleedyellow.com community development network

Lotusphere Online Mobile
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 11:46p   LotusphereBlog
As blogged yesterday, the Lotusphere Online site for 2011 is now available. This year it features an excellent mobile user interface, available at www.lsonline.info/m: This new mobile UI includes: LSOnline optimized mobile site via browser (using the Xpages mobile controls) Mobile Calendar and Scheduling with Lotus Notes Traveler Traveler-supported devices allow syncing of Calendar Unsupported devices can download iCal feeds or Mobile Dynamic LS Conference Agenda Application Access [read] Keywords: connections lotus lotusphere notes sametime traveler xpages application interface mobile

Are you up for ’The Great Geek Challenge’?
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 11:03p   LotusphereBlog
It's always exciting to see the innovative ideas that Lotusphere community members come up with for social and entertainment events after the formal agenda has come to a close for the day. It's even more exciting to see the work that the NerdGirls have done over the past three years at Lotusphere - really raising the profile of women in the Lotus community, offering a forum for discussion of related issues and providing a safe and supportive environment for assisting females coming to Lotu [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere community profile

Lotusphere 2011 Online is... online!
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 3:58p   LotusphereBlog
< a href="http://www.lsonline.info/"> The new and improved Lotusphere Online site is now available. As mentioned earlier, it is now a permanent site, and features a Lotus Connections-based online community that will be used for collaboration between attendees (e.g. between speakers and those attending their session) long after the conference. Login to www.lsonline.info using your Full Name as ID, and your confirmation number (from your registration email) as password. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections lotus lotusphere community email password

Looking for the location of the Lotusphere 2011 party?
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 10:54a   LotusphereBlog
It seems as if the word hasn't made it all to all attendees yet, as we keep being asked: Where is the Lotusphere 2011 party?? Well, the good news is that it was revealed on the This Week in Lotus podcast a couple of weeks ago... Yep, we're off to the newest attraction in Orlando, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Island of Adventure. It promises to be one of the most exciting Lotusphere parties ever! [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere development podcast

Are you a Lotus on Linux lover?
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 10:28a   LotusphereBlog
Like Lotus software? Enjoy using Linux? Then you'll love Lotus on Linux! (image from openreferent.com) Bill Malchisky is organising a second Linux Installfest at Lotusphere 2011:Joe Litton and I will be co-hosting the second manifestation of this informative event. It's a fun way for the both of us to give of ourselves to the community. As there is only one Linux session this year, this is really the only opportunity to get quality technical information for Lotus on Linux as LS11. Li [read] Keywords: inotes lotus lotusphere notes sametime symphony applications community desktop linux wifi

Not an Apple iPhone or Blackberry user? You can still plan your Lotusphere agenda on your mobile device!
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 10:19a   LotusphereBlog
We love Ben's Session DB. We adore the Turtle Partnership's iOS and Blackberry native apps. But what if you don't use an iPhone/iPad or a Blackberry? Step forward the mobile web application from Intravision. Featuring a suite UI, full session data (built from the IBM Lotusphere web pages), easy to use search and planning, it really is a great solution - in fact even if you use the Notes database, this is a great backup to use whilst wandering around the corridors of the Dolphin and Swa [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere notes apple application blackberry database iphone mobile

The Lotusphere product announcements keep coming - ilink Integrated Video Solution for IBM Lotus Sametime and Polycom CX5000
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 9:26a   LotusphereBlog
Good to see plenty of organisations are announcing and releasing new products for Lotusphere 2011. At this blog we're happy to cover them so that attendees get a headstart on which pedestals they need to visit! iLink have a new solution based on Lotus Sametime and the brilliant new 360-degree Polycom CX5000 video-conferencing camera:link TeamCall Video for IBM Lotus Sametime (version 8.0 or later required) and Polycom CX5000 solution brings video, voice, and content together. With ilink` [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere sametime instant messaging integration

Socialize and Learn with Lotus Education at Lotusphere 2011
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 7:28a   LotusphereBlog - Sonia M
The ISSL Education Team will be participating at Lotusphere 2011 in numerous ways: Instructor Day, Training Partner Activities, Certification Testing, and various Ancillary Sessions. BOF401 Creating Excited and Energized IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 Users Speakers: Denise Tinguely, Carlos Casas SW Toucan 2 - Tuesday 5:45pm - 6:45pm Is your company upgrading to IBM Lotus Notes 8.5? How do you get users excited about the new features? What do they need to know? What learning experiences shou [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes xpages community email network

Lotusphere Online is coming soon, and it’s all set to be the best yet!
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 6:57a   LotusphereBlog
Lotusphere Online will be available soon for Lotusphere 2011, and it should be the best ever... The big news for this year is a promise from IBM to keep Lotusphere Online and the associated community available permanently (until it needs to be prepared for Lotusphere 2012 in all likelihood), so no need to rush to download those presentations - if you are an attendee, they'll be available whenever you need them... There's more news to come as the Online site comes close to availabili [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere community

The students are coming!
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 6:42a   LotusphereBlog
Monday 31st January 2011 should be a special day in Lotusphere history - the day that the students arrive! Mary Beth Raven blogs:The first day of Lotusphere 2011 is "college day." (New this year! Thanks to a great deal of work and partnership between Group Business Software and IBM.) On Monday, hundreds of college students will be attending Lotusphere for the first time. They'll be there thanks to a big effort from Group Business Software to entice them to come. Lotusphere is only a [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere xpages applications community development email facebook instant messaging network twitter

IT Jungle: Lotusphere Coming into View; Social Business Looms Big
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 4:11a   LotusphereBlog
Wow, this is an excellent write-up of the Lotusphere 2011 conference experience by Dan Burger on the IT Jungle 'The Four Hundred' blog:Social networking has become a significant factor in the business world. Companies are lining up to tell their "Fastest gun in the West" success stories on a multitude of networking sites. The IT industry can't do enough to help these stories be heard. IBM's Lotus division, for one, is doing all it can to promote "social business." With Lotusphere coming [read] Keywords: collaboration domino ibm lotus lotusphere notes application community development networking

Another reason to use the Lotusphere Sessions DB - Fun and Games!
Mon, Jan 17th 2011 2:07a   LotusphereBlog
As you'll have been able to tell by now, the Lotusphere Blog team are big fans of Ben Langhinrich's Lotusphere Session database. For Lotusphere 2011, this has already been significantly improved with new additions such as book listings, Twitter and location checkin functionality. However, here's another one:While most of the world seems to think that the first element of something should be labeled #1, geeks know that in most languages (er, programming languages), the base element is 0. I [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere notes archive database twitter

Get to Lotusphere, get wet, have fun!
Wed, Jan 12th 2011 6:17a   LotusphereBlog
Now this is a plan I like, courtesy of Bill Malchisky:If you are one of the fortunate people to arrive early to Lotusphere this year, then you may be curious as to which activities are available. Saturday evening will have Turtle's Annual ESPN Zone bash. Preceding that, is B.A.L.D. which usually takes place mid-afternoon at Big River Grille & Brewery on The Boardwalk. But what can you do before 3pm? Of course the parks are there and you have Downtown Disney for shopping. But what if you wan [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application reservation widgets

Heard about the Lotusphere Sessions Database?
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 11:38p   LotusphereBlog
We've covered the incredible Lotusphere Sessions Database for Lotus Notes many times on this blog - it is just the most amazing contribution to this Lotusphere community. Ben Langhinrichs of Genii Software creates and maintains it every year, gives it away freely, and receives no payment from IBM or anyone else - yet it is always current, full of new features and useful content, and is the essential resource if you're headed to the conference. Thank you Ben! However, the reason for this [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes application community database mobile widgets

Need help to get from Orlando International to the Lotusphere 2010? Just call LotusCab!
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 3:46p   LotusphereBlog
Some folks in the Lotus community are seriously quick off the mark! No sooner had Stuart McIntyre tweeted the following this evening: Than there is a Twitter account called @lotuscab... Isn't that great? So as the bio for the account says:Helping the Yellowerse connect prior to and after Lotusphere with a shared Taxi Cab ride. Please post your details with #ls11, plus we'll RT.Great work, whoever you are! Amazon.com Widgets [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application community twitter widgets

IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) at Lotusphere 2011
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 2:14p   LotusphereBlog
It's great to see so many teams and individuals publishing their plans for Lotusphere 2011. It is shaping up to be one of the busiest Lotuspheres ever! IBM's own ISSL (IBM Software Services for Lotus) group is delivering a number of sessions and running many other activities at this year's conference, and have posted a list. Here's just the first section: IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) at Lotusphere 2011 Looking for what ISSL is doing at Lotusphere this year? Well you' [read] Keywords: collaboration connections domino ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes quickr sametime traveler xpages application applications dojo mobile openntf security websphere websphere portal widgets

Remembering the Lotusphere OGS last year
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 2:03p   LotusphereBlog
Remember this video from the Lotusphere 2010 OGS? I loved this, not least for the 'Nuttin but Stringz' music and the array of classic Lotus videos on display... Just 20 days until this year's OGS. I wonder what Chris Reckling and the team have in store for us? What's your highlight from Opening General Sessions past? What are you hoping for this year? Amazon.com Widgets [read] Keywords: ibm ldd lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application widgets

Lotus Partner? Register for Lotusphere Now and Save!
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 10:01a   LotusphereBlog
Whilst many partners will have already registered for Lotusphere 2011, or else will have already convinced their customers to register (as if they need convincing to attend this great event!), IBM are sure that there are still many that are yet to commit... Therefore, these offers may be of interest:If you haven't registered for Lotusphere 2011 yet, I wanted to make you aware of three great promotions that IBM is currently running for Business Partners that plan on attending this year: [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application widgets

Lotusphere Idol 2011 update
Tue, Jan 11th 2011 9:43a   LotusphereBlog
One of the highlights of Lotusphere over the past 4 years has been the Lotusphere Idol contest - the opportunity for prospective Lotusphere speakers to audition in front of a live audience, to receive constructive feedback from a panel of esteemed judges, and have a chance to win a full session on the Lotusphere agenda. It's a fun session to attend and take part in, and there is no better way to get yourself known in the community. Ed Brill brings us an update on the Lotusphere Idol 2011 co [read] Keywords: administration agent ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 traveler application bleedyellow bleedyellow.com community podcast twitter widgets

Calling all developers... Win a Blackbbery Playbook!
Wed, Dec 22nd 2010 11:56a   LotusphereBlog
A message from the great folks at RIM:Attention Lotus Developers, Lotusphere is fast approaching - here’s your opportunity to build some cool BlackBerry PlayBook apps for showcase at the RIM booth and in sessions highlighting BlackBerry. In addition, any application accepted into BlackBerry App World before the North American launch of the BlackBerry PlayBook, RIM will give you a BlackBerry PlayBook for free! For more information visit http://us.blackberry.com/developers/t [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application applications blackberry research in motion rim widgets

Win a trip to Lotusphere 2011!
Wed, Dec 22nd 2010 10:00a   LotusphereBlog
Yes, that's right. Win a trip to Lotusphere 2011, complete with flights, hotel and admission. Notes Code are giving away this great prize for one lucky individual picked from those that complete their entry form/survey: Once again, Notes Code and sponsors are sending a lucky Notes Professional to Lotusphere. Click here for the details and to complete your entry form. What is included: - Lotusphere conference badge - Airfare (up to $500) - Hotel accommodations (Sun thru Wed nig [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes application widgets

Never presented at Lotusphere?
Wed, Dec 22nd 2010 6:49a   LotusphereBlog
If you've never presented at Lotusphere before, but have a wish to get up on one of those stages to pass on your expertise, then there is no better way to get started than to enter Lotusphere Idol. Back for its fourth year, Lotusphere Idol is a terrific session in the agenda where a handful of prospective Lotusphere speakers get to present a 5-minute preview of a session they would like to deliver. They get to be critiqued and given positive feedback by a panel of respected Lotusphere pr [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application community widgets

Attended Lotusphere before, but not registered this time? Here’s the reasons why you should be at Lotusphere 2011!
Tue, Dec 21st 2010 5:13a   LotusphereBlog
Lotusphere has a reputation of being a conference that attendees come back to year-on-year. There is always talk of the 'Lotus family' that gathers every January in Orlando and the sense of community that is generated as a result. Fortunately, the Lotus brand is a dynamic and ever-changing one, with products ranging from those that are 20+ years old (Lotus Notes), right up to the new social products such as Lotus Connections and Lotus Mashups. That means that there is a demand for content [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 mashups notes application community facebook twitter widgets

New to Lotusphere this year?
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 5:58a   LotusphereBlog
If you're new to Lotusphere, you'll no doubt be wondering what it's all about? How to get there, what to take, what to wear, and so on... Well fortunately, Andy Donaldson once again comes to the rescue, with his 'Guide to Lotusphere - The "Can You Dig It?" 2011 Edition!':That's right buckaroos. It's that time of the year again. Time for the Lotus faithful to start looking at their calendars, counting down the days until we all pack up our bags and begin our journey to central Flo [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application widgets

Choose your favourite Lotusphere 2011 sessions, and vote for the BoFs you’d like to take part in
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 5:30a   LotusphereBlog
IBM has just published the full list of sessions and possible BoFs for Lotusphere 2011, and are asking attendees for their feedback:The Lotusphere Content Team would like your input on final content direction for Lotusphere 2011. By selecting the Lotusphere 2011 Jumpstart, Breakout, Show n'Tell and **Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) sessions you'd be most likely to attend - you'll help shape our final agenda! The information you provide will help determine not only which sessions appear on the age [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application email password widgets

IBM are planning exciting stuff for Lotusphere 2011 - including a year-round community
Fri, Dec 17th 2010 4:54a   LotusphereBlog
Members of the Lotusphere community have long asked for a version of 'Lotusphere Online' that continues throughout the year, rather than being closed at the end of February (if not before). It seems as if our wish might be granted in 2011. This is a response by Jacques Pavlenyi to a post in the Lotusphere Community on LinkedIn:I'm responsible for the overall Lotusphere online community strategy, and working very closely with Karen [Krieger] to make it a reality, so please keep the [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application community linkedin twitter widgets

Want your organisation to be more Social? You need to be at the Lotusphere 2011 Social Business Industries Symposium!
Tue, Dec 14th 2010 9:49a   LotusphereBlog
If you're a business leader, you might consider that Lotusphere is for technical folks - an education and networking event. However, there is a whole different side to Lotusphere 2011 - the 'Social Business Industries Symposium' - just for leaders like yourself:Becoming a social business has real advantages Social businesses are outpacing their competition and accelerating growth. If you're a business leader interested in how the era of social business is impacting real business results, j [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application development networking widgets

Why come to Lotusphere 2011? For the showcase...
Tue, Dec 14th 2010 9:28a   LotusphereBlog
Visitors and exhibitors at the Lotusphere 2010 Product Showcase discuss why the Showcase is a great place to see and be seen. Here's some quotes: "We would never not come [to Lotusphere]" "If you're not at Lotusphere, you're missing all the fun!" "It's all about the community. The social connections. We're a big family." "Boy, if you want to get energised, come to Lotusphere. There's not a better place to come.." Amazon.com Widgets [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application community widgets

Why come to Lotusphere 2011? For the sessions...
Tue, Dec 14th 2010 9:12a   LotusphereBlog
Lotusphere attendees and content gurus discuss the value of the many information packed sessions available at Lotusphere. Sessions provide a mountain of technical information as well as tips and techniques for users of Lotus/IBM technologies. Some familiar faces appear on this video, including Paul Mooney, Mary-Beth Raven, Kristen Keene and Julian Woodward. Amazon.com Widgets [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application widgets

Lotusphere 2011 sessions visualized
Wed, Dec 8th 2010 3:53a   LotusphereBlog
Thanks to Carl Tyler for doing this... Hopefully your focus topic is well represented! Amazon.com Widgets [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application widgets

The Lotusphere Sessions DB rides again!
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 1:11p   LotusphereBlog
One of the most amazing community contributions to the Lotusphere event is back for yet another year - Ben Langhinrichs blogs:Eleventh Annual Lotusphere Sessions Planning DB For those who can't do anything but dream of Orlando in January... A few people have deduced the super secret URL, such as Craig Wiseman. Unlike last year, where the URL was http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/LS2010_SessionsDB or the year before when it was http://www.GeniiSoft.com/showcase.nsf/LS2009_SessionsDB [read] Keywords: calendaring ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 notes application archive community planetlotus planetlotus.org widgets

Lotusphere 2011 Sessions now listed
Tue, Dec 7th 2010 7:45a   LotusphereBlog
Sessions for many of the tracks at Lotusphere 2011 are now listed on the Lotusphere site: So, take a look and see what you have in store for you come January 30th! Amazon.com Widgets [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application widgets

Attending Lotusphere 2011? Speaking even?
Fri, Dec 3rd 2010 1:16p   LotusphereBlog
IBM/Lotus Social Product Manager Luis Benitez has created a useful page on the Lanyrd social event site for Lotusphere 2011: It's well worth adding your name and details to the list if you are attending, speaking or just 'tracking' the conference. You can also add associated books, videos, links and more to the site - in many ways, it acts as an event wiki... Link: Lotusphere 2011 on Lanyrd.com Amazon.com Widgets [read] Keywords: ibm lotus lotusphere lotusphere2011 application widgets wiki

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