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Connections, Sametime, Domino, AD, and SSO
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Warning for Connections 4.0, SQL, and Cognos setup
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Perhaps a world first! : Connections 4.0 hosted on an iMac!
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Solution for Quickr/FileNet/XenApp, Earthquakes and Stuff
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Connections, Sametime, Domino, AD, and SSO
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 105
Mac OS X 10.8.3 update breaks Lotus Notes
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 103
Social Network exercising: a peleton of 1,108 online riders
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 87
Solution for Quickr/FileNet/XenApp, Earthquakes and Stuff
Sun, Apr 24th 2011 73
Perhaps a world first! : Connections 4.0 hosted on an iMac!
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 59
I’m Cycling Across Australia
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 59
Notes 8.5.x + XenApp 6 + Quickr + FileNet = no sale?
Thu, Feb 10th 2011 53
Warning for Connections 4.0, SQL, and Cognos setup
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 51
Bold 9700, Garmin GPS, DAOS scare, and Blink!
Thu, Jan 28th 2010 41
I don’t know how regular bloggers do it!
Thu, Jan 28th 2010 37


Mike Burford
 
Blog Title B'musings
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I’m Cycling Across Australia
Fri, Jul 12th 2013 6:12a   Mike Burford
I’m offline a fair bit at the moment as I cycle from Broome to Perth to Sydney. 7,200 km in 64 days – including 9 rest days otherwise my legs would fall off which makes it a lot harder to ride. It’s a fundraiser for a literacy program for marginalised and/or abused women in Latin America (Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, Peru, and Panama). If you’re interested you can follow my progress via the Facebook page I set up at Mike’s Bike Across Australia. [read] Keywords: facebook
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Mac OS X 10.8.3 update breaks Lotus Notes
Fri, Mar 22nd 2013 9:12a   Mike Burford
I had a couple of customers who updated their Macs to the 10.8.3 release and Lotus Notes “disappeared”. Sure enough, the icon had gone, the app wasn’t showing in Launchpad, and Spotlight couldn’t find it. A reinstall of Lotus Notes brought everything back, but the problem turned out to be the Apple Notes app (i.e. the note taking app). It looks like there’s a bit of crossover going on as you can either have one or the other, not both. I haven’t had time to d [read] Keywords: lotus notes apple mac
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Social Network exercising: a peleton of 1,108 online riders
Tue, Feb 5th 2013 11:12p   Mike Burford
In July and August this year I’m cycling 7,200km across Australia for a fundraiser.  I only started road riding a year ago and like most people, don’t have the time during the week for long distance rides to build up my fitness.  In my search for training options I came across the Sufferfest videos.  These are intense, predominantly interval based workouts that you can download to your computer (or smartphone, tablet, etc) and use for indoor training.  I have an iMac and a cycle [read] Keywords: community facebook network
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Connections, Sametime, Domino, AD, and SSO
Thu, Dec 13th 2012 6:16p   Mike Burford
The Connections project I’m currently working on is somewhat complex: Connections 4, Domino for mail, iNotes, Traveler, and Sametime Community server (not all on the same server), Sametime Standard, FileNet, and MS Active Directory 2008 for LDAP and authentication across the environment. Being that I’m still a relative ‘newbie’ as far as WebSphere Application Server (WAS) is concerned, having only really used it for the setup and maintenance of the IBM/Lotus products sitt [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm inotes lotus sametime traveler application community server websphere
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Warning for Connections 4.0, SQL, and Cognos setup
Mon, Oct 29th 2012 4:13p   Mike Burford
I hate to think how much time I’ve spent trying to work out how to get the Metrics functionality to work in Connections 4.0 with SQL databases.  I did the testing against DB2 and that was fine, there was documentation for that, but the documentation in the IBM Connections Wiki doesn’t include a section on SQL.  There is a recent update though, in the comments to the section on “Installing the database client for Cognos Transformer” there is a warning for the SQL Server [read] Keywords: connections ibm ldd lotus database db2 properties server sql wiki
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Perhaps a world first! : Connections 4.0 hosted on an iMac!
Tue, Sep 25th 2012 4:59a   Mike Burford
Okay, so it’s not very functional in that it can only handle one user, very slowly, and I’m pretty confident it’s not a configuration supported by IBM, but it works!  I’ve got a production installation coming up within the next few days and as it’s been a long time since I last did a Connections install, and as the documentation warns right at the outset that the installation process has changed and the installation has to be followed exactly as per the documentati [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm ldd lotus sametime db2 integration network server vm websphere wiki




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Solution for Quickr/FileNet/XenApp, Earthquakes and Stuff
Sun, Apr 24th 2011 5:11p   Mike Burford
It’s been a couple of months and a somewhat disruptive earthquake since I posted about the problem we had run into with Quickr not being supported in a Citrix/Xenapp environment. The customer’s offices were in the building next to the collapsed CTV building that was shown on TV around the world, so they are now spread around three offices around the city.  We lost our office as well so things have been a bit more challenging than normal, but we’re all up and running and the pr [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes quickr sametime traveler archive citrix email facebook integration interface office server twitter websphere websphere portal
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Notes 8.5.x + XenApp 6 + Quickr + FileNet = no sale?
Thu, Feb 10th 2011 8:08p   Mike Burford
Last Friday was an exciting day, an opportunity turned into a potential sale when a customer emailed to say that they have decided to replace their Exchange and online document management environment for a Lotus software solution that includes Notes/Domino 8.5, Traveler, Sametime, and Quickr.  At the meeting on Tuesday to look at the scoping/design approach they stated that the planned environment is for everything to run on Win Svr 2008 R2, with the clients in XenApp 6, and Quickr connecting t [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes quickr sametime traveler citrix exchange exchange facebook integration microsoft outlook sharepoint twitter
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Bold 9700, Garmin GPS, DAOS scare, and Blink!
Thu, Jan 28th 2010 11:53p   Mike Burford
Okay, so whilst I’m on a roll (and the baby’s asleep and nobody’s telling me to come in from the office): Bold 9700: Recently upgraded from my Curve 8310 and am loving the 9700.  It’s taking a bit of getting used to the new keypad but the screen is very impressive, WiFi is great, I reckon the trackpad is an improvement over the ball, and overall I think it’s a great device. Another new device is the Garmin GPS my father got me.  It’s a nuvi 1390 and although [read] Keywords: domino ibm ods archive email integration office server wifi wiki
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I don’t know how regular bloggers do it!
Thu, Jan 28th 2010 8:26p   Mike Burford
I thought if I started off a blog whilst things were relatively quiet then I would be in the habit of keeping it up to date so it wouldn’t be too much of an effort when things got busy.  I was wrong.  I never seem to be able to find the time, or if I have got some time spare I try to use it to catch up on email, reading/learning, documentation, overdue stuff, or feeling guilty for not doing enough exercise!  Yet here are all these people online who not only manage to produce informative [read] Keywords: email facebook google linkedin twitter
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State Services Commission tells (NZ) Govt agencies to dump Microsoft
Wed, Jul 1st 2009 5:46p   Mike Burford
Now here’s an opportunity for IBM! National Business Review Article [read] Keywords: ibm microsoft
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Migrated from Domino to Exchange for an iPhone
Sat, Jun 13th 2009 10:51p   Mike Burford
Well, that was a first for me.  A small company – 8 users with Domino and BES on SBS 2003 – had one guy who bought an iPhone and didn’t want the Web access to his mail so the company ditched Domino for Exchange!  One of the other guys from our company did the migration with Exchange and Domino side-by-side on the same server (it went very smoothly, I was quite impressed) and I was called in to migrate BES from Domino to Exchange for the other company members. They were only u [read] Keywords: domino bes exchange exchange iphone mac office outlook server
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It sure has been a while!
Tue, Jun 2nd 2009 6:12p   Mike Burford
It’s a bit like the confessional thing: “Forgive me for it has been a long time since my last blog …”  I’ve been on a non-Notes/Domino project doing some business analysis work for a client looking at implementing an ERP system.  I’ve spent the last few months interviewing staff and documenting the current and proposed process models for various departments using Tibco Business Studio – quite a cool program.  The thing is, I spend most of the day doin [read] Keywords: domino notes quickr sametime blackberry exchange exchange server
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Twitter for research?
Wed, Feb 25th 2009 7:36p   Mike Burford
I’d read a few comments in the past about searching Twitter but didn’t think much about it until reading Anthony Pisani’s comment on Eric Mack’s “Twitter as a tool for Personal Knowledge Management” post.  Eric raises some good points as I hadn’t thought of using Twitter for research before, and Andy makes a really good comment in response.  But Twitter Search is helpful for identifying the people who Twitter about something I’m interested in, th [read] Keywords: networking twitter
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Michael Sampson comments on “How to manage your business in a recession”
Sun, Feb 8th 2009 9:19p   Mike Burford
Just because Michael used to be my boss doesn’t mean that I’m at all biased towards his writings, much.  Michael puts out some good stuff and I usually don’t need to link to it because a whole bunch of other people already have, but in this case it’s well worth repeating.  He has taken two (so far) of the ten principles Geoff Colvin listed in his Fortune magazine article “How to manage your business in a recession” and analysed them based on collaboration s [read] Keywords: collaboration




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