The past 1 1/2 years has lead to a lot of changes in my day to day job. Aside from the usual Domino stuff, I have been involved heavily in Traveler, Google Apps and more recently security. Also connections. Quite a bit of connections recently. Aside from hating the product with a passion when it first came out (due to having to install Connections 1.0) I have come to two conclusions.
1. IMO there is little coherrant documentation on the installation with suffiient explanation to educate admins on “what” they are doing and potential implications. I like good documentation. I like to think that I write good documentation. And bad documentation drives me nuts.
2. Once Connections is installed on a site, it does provide value if championed and used correctly.
So, I have been chatting with my partner in crime, Gab Davis on an idea I have been toying with. I would like to see if there is any interest in the crowd as we both think it is a reasonable sized undertaking. What if we documented a complete installation of Connections under what we could consider a starter deployment, and explain the products as we go. By that I mean, starting with operating system level, and taking you through the installation, configuration, bolt on of moving parts and eventual administration of Connections. I reckon this would take about 25-30 blog posts to get to a production”ish” deployment. Possibly using google video for some of it too.
If you think it would be useful, let us know in the comments. If you think the documentation is good enough out there and something more advanced is needed, that’s cool too.
Finger in the air question for Blackberry customers/consultants
Thu, Oct 3rd 2013 4:00a Paul Mooney I am currently moving to Proof of Concept on a customer that wants BES10 service for new devices.
One customer. That’s it. I remember the days of doing 2 BES installations a week (from 2.2 to 4.x) many years ago. Lots of MDM/Traveler installations. Gartner’s recent recommendation to find an exit strategy for Blackberry Enterprise houses has not helped the abandonment. As opposed to media suggestions I wanted to ask constants and specialists and try to get an idea on takeup [read] Keywords: traveler
Bruce’s hair. An obituary
Wed, Oct 2nd 2013 9:00a Paul Mooney I first met Bruce’s hair in 2006, when he, his carrier and his wife started to talk to me at Lotusphere. He knew me from some posts I did on Microsoft application analysis and wanted to talk about business and life in general. From there on, Bruce’s hair helped me with session ideas, podcasts, dealing with storm’s in teacups and rallying the troops when needed. Bruce’s hair, or his carrier never spoke code to me, as I don’t speak that lingo, but always spoke c [read] Keywords: domino
IBM Connect 2014 Call for abstracts is now open
Mon, Sep 23rd 2013 10:40p Paul Mooney That time of year has come again. IBM have opened the doors for submissions on the expanded Lotusphere+everything else event for speakers to submit abstracts to present.
This is a year of ‘new’ and of ‘more.’ The new expanded focus for Connect 2014 is all about “Energizing Life’s Work,” empowering IBM clients and their employees to drive real business results. Whether it’s the Lotusphere Technical Program, the Smarter Workforce track (Kenexa Worl [read] Keywords: collaboration
show and tell
Reverting to “old” google maps
Tue, Sep 10th 2013 7:40a Paul Mooney Whilst planning a bike ride on the new Google maps, I noticed you can’t multiple destinations. It’s a feature they haven’t implemented yet. After scratching my head, I figured out how to get back to “classic” maps.
Go to help and feedback
Click return to classic google maps.
You’re welcome. [read] Keywords: google