I’ve finally hit a tipping point. I was reading the headlines in PlanetLotus.org this morning and the content immediately set off alarms.
Having been on both sides of the fence so to speak – both as a customer who wasn’t connected to the “yellowverse” per se and as someone who now has a network of peers who are business partners and leaders in the Lotus community, I can see how the average customer may be totally confused by what they read here.
There are headlines posted here prior to product release date that allude to features or entitlements. And these postings are such that the tone implies the author is privy to information that hasn’t been posted publicly yet and that they speak as an expert.
This is exactly what concerns me. What is the point of signing a non-disclosure agreement and agreeing to be a business partner or a beta participant if you’re going to disclose confidential material? Yes, I understand that at a point during a beta program, participants are encouraged to blog about their experience with the product. But this goes beyond that. How is the average customer supposed to discern what is fact and what is fiction?
Perhaps it comes down to ethics. What is the motivation for blogging? Do we as bloggers on Planet Lotus post to draw attention to our ourselves, our companies or services? Or do we blog to relay what we consider to be important information? Or are we blogging for the “betterment of the community”?
Key Takeaways for me from Lotusphere 2012
Sat, Jan 21st 2012 8:09a Marie Scott I’m winding down the week of Lotusphere 2012 trying to fight off the usual post-conference plague/cold. The last few years I’ve been fortunate to add a few days to the end of the week to spend some time in Florida before heading home to the grey and cold winterscape of home. Winters in Virginia are nothing like what lots of Lotusphere attendees experience; we don’t usually have much snow. But we do have cold spells, occasional ice storms, and days of gray cloudiness. So the opp [read] Keywords: collaboration
Emails received as HTML text – How to correct!
Thu, Nov 3rd 2011 7:10a Marie Scott Several users (8.5.1 and 8.5.2) have reported receiving emails as HTML formatted text. After reviewing Notes preferences and reinstalling the Notes client, IBM Support was contacted. Here are the findings:
This problem may occur after Google Chrome has been uninstalled. If the default browser is not chosen when uninstalling Chrome, Notes will not be able to find the OS default browser.
To resolve the issue, set Internet Explorer or Firefox as Window’s default browser. In some case [read] Keywords: ibm
Traveler 8.5.3 and Apple Devices
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 8:47a Marie Scott We’ve been testing Traveler 8.5.3 in advance of our roll-out to our users this weekend. One thing we noticed was that on our Apple test devices, lookups for groups returned extra data. See below:
Upon investigation, I found this wiki article. Adding the following property to the datatravelercfgNTSConfig.xml file
addresses this issue and does not affect lookups for any other device (Android, etc.). Be sure to test this out first before modifying this in your production environment!
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Domino 8.5.3 and iNotes Lite Mode
Wed, Nov 2nd 2011 8:04a Marie Scott A colleague of mine ran into this scenario after migrating to Domino 8.5.3 with iNotes. After upgrading, users logging into iNotes would experience a browser time. Research found that the setting in the notes.ini: iNotes_wa_DefaultUI=dwa_lite if removed, would allow the users to login successfully. However, the preference was to have iNotes_lite as the default. They aren’t using the iNotes redirect to set those settings on the fly.
After contacting IBM Support, they were notified t [read] Keywords: domino