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Polymer and Material Design – A Roundtable Discussion from Engage 2017
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What We Learned at MWLUG 2017
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Red Pill Now @ MWLUG 2017
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“M” is for Modernization Rehearsal for MWLUG 2017 Sponsor Session
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Installing and Configuring IBM Domino 9 on CentOS 6 Enterprise Linux
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Red Pill Now @ MWLUG 2017
Fri, Aug 18th 2017 6:11a   Peter Presnell
As a CEO of an IBM Business Partner there is always a positive feeling that comes when being able to support a User Group event such as MWLUG. Its a chance to give back to a community that has helped us all in our earlier careers. It’s a chance to not only finance these events so that the cost to attend is modest, but also a chance to be part of an ongoing conversation about our community and to share some of expertise with others following in our footsteps. This year we had our largest co
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What We Learned at MWLUG 2017
Wed, Aug 16th 2017 8:02p   Peter Presnell
Richard Moy and team put together another great User Group event in Alexandria, VA last week. Its an event that falls half-way between the annual event once known as LotusSphere. This year’s event set a new attendance record, including a large contingent of IBMers allowing all to get the latest information and news for all things Collaboration (ICS). The following are the key take aways that I noticed as a former Notes developer still passionate about finding future paths for Notes data.
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“M” is for Modernization Rehearsal for MWLUG 2017 Sponsor Session
Wed, Aug 9th 2017 11:27p   Red Pill Now
A cold reading of “M” is for Modernization – our sponsor session for MWLUG 2017 presented live in Alexandria, VA on August 9, 2017. Download Podcast
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MWLUG – The Perfect event at the Perfect time
Fri, Jul 28th 2017 8:07p   Peter Presnell
For CIOs who oversee an active portfolio of Notes/Domino applications it is now clear they have a need to develop a strategy to transform their investment. IBM is moving on from the platform that has served many of us well for 28 years. The path forward has been less than clear. There has long been a hope that a magic button would appear capable of taking an aging collection of Notes applications and make them relevant in 2017. A quick simple solution does not exist and CIOs must chose between t
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Polymer and Material Design – A Roundtable Discussion from Engage 2017
Mon, May 15th 2017 8:37p   Red Pill Now
Red Pill Now’s Peter Presnell, Bob Kadrie and Devin Olson discuss Connect 2017 in our first ever, “conference wrap-up by podcast.” From the OGS, to the final celebration, here’s (almost) everything you need to know about the conference, and why Peter and Devin think the future looks bright for the Notes community.   Download Podcast
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What We Learned at Engage
Fri, May 12th 2017 6:54p   Peter Presnell
Being one of the major events in the ICS community, Engage provides a chance for IBM, Customers and Business Partners  to get updates on the platform and exchange thoughts and views about what the future holds. This year’s event was no exception. Business Partners During the OGS we heard IBM outline how important business partners were to its success. And then a few minutes later under the pressure of time they decide the best way to catch up was to cut the Business Partner presentations
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Let’s Talk About Better Designed Apps at Engage 2017
Mon, May 8th 2017 10:57a   Bob Kadrie
I can’t think of a more appropriate place than Antwerp, Belgium to discuss design thinking, user experience, and UI design. For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit Antwerp, the city is safe, the architecture designed to be beautiful and functional, built on a historically reliable foundation, and connected by an infrastructure that works — further adding to the beauty that is this city. This is a nearly perfect analogy for how we at Red Pill Now, and what we are wo
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Taking The Red Pill @Engage2017
Mon, May 8th 2017 5:12a   Peter Presnell
Red Pill Now is pleased it will again be represented at Engage. This year’s event is being held in Antwerp, Belgium May 8-9. This will be the third year. Without doubt this is one of the best User Groups for IBM Collaboration Software.. Organizer Theo Hesslmans does an amazing job, and usually finds some way to make each event even better than the one before. So we look forward to see what Theo and his amazing team have planned for this year. Last year we had four people from Red Pill Now
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IoT The Next Big Thing For Application Development?
Wed, May 3rd 2017 6:35a   Peter Presnell
I consider myself fortunate that my career has coincided with the rise of the computer as a business tool. Over that time I have seen a series of break-out technologies that have significantly changed the way computers have not only solved business needs but also transformed that way businesses can work. Each new technology has driven innovation and business opportunities. Technology companies such as Apple, CISCO, Microsoft, Amazon, and FaceBook have all shot to prominence catering to these new
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Our Views On Connect 2017
Tue, Feb 28th 2017 7:21p   Peter Presnell
Last week Devin Olson and myself had the chance to attend IBM Connect 2017 in San Francisco. It was a new venue in a new location combining some of the traditions of the past along with a few things new and different. I had the chance to hear IBM’s message, discuss the events with a number of the people who attended as well as share ideas internally with the team at Red Pill Now. The following is a summary of my thoughts from this year’s event. Application Modernization After having
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Wrapping up IBM Connect 2017 with Bob, Peter and Devin
Fri, Feb 24th 2017 3:59p   Bob Kadrie
http://redpillnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Red-Pill-Now-Connect-17-Wrapup.mp3 Red Pill Now’s Peter Presnell, Bob Kadrie and Devin Olson discuss Connect 2017 in our first ever, “conference wrap-up by podcast.” From the OGS, to the final celebration, here’s (almost) everything you need to know about the conference, and why Peter and Devin think the future looks bright for the Notes community.
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Connecting With Graphs At IBM Connections
Mon, Feb 20th 2017 4:24p   Peter Presnell
Over the past 12 months Red Pill Now has continue to explore new and exciting ways in which we can exploit the potential of Graph Databases. The unique characteristics of Graph databases combined with REST APIs and the awesomeness that comes from Web Components and Material Design (via Polymer) is allowing us to transform Notes data in ways that was never possible until now. This includes modeling the structure of an entire portfolio of Notes databases, providing graph-based search for those dat
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Red Pill Now’s Champions
Fri, Dec 16th 2016 7:39p   Peter Presnell
Since its formation in 2013 Red Pill Now has actively encourage its team members to be active members of the community. Whether it be through participation in technical forums, presenting at conferences and user groups, writing blog articles that share knowledge and insight, or contribution code to open source foundations such as OpenNTF, almost every member of Red Pill Now is an active contributor to the community it serves. Because of this commitment Red Pill Now is proud to be able to recogni
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Installing and Configuring IBM Domino 9 on CentOS 6 Enterprise Linux
Wed, Nov 9th 2016 11:11p   Devin Olson
A few years ago, shortly after the release of Domino 9,  I wrote an instructional guide (along with some videos posted to YouTube) on how to install and configure IBM Domino on CentOS and posted it to dropbox.   The response was overwhelmingly positive, I had no idea so many people needed this type of guide. This year I presented a hands on workshop at AdminCamp 2016 where we went from a “bare metal” empty VM to a running Domino server, and while preparing that session I realize
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IBM Traveler and Verse: Device Security and Administration Overview
Tue, Nov 8th 2016 2:17p   Devin Olson
There currently seems to be a great deal of confusion about IBM Traveler and Verse with regard to device security and administration. The necessary overview information is available from IBM, but is rather dispersed and somewhat difficult to track down in a single concise location. This document will attempt to answer some of the most common points of confusion and concern for those considering a Traveler deployment in their Domino environment -without necessarily having IBM Connect or Cloud sol
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Welcome Devin Olson
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 11:24p   Peter Presnell
Red Pill Now is pleased to announce that it has expanded its team of software consultants with the addition of  Devin Olson. Devin is well known to many in the community as an IBM Champion 2016, global presenter, and/or brewer of fine ales. For the past 18 months Red Pill Now has focused its efforts on securing talent from outside the Notes community as we broaden our experience with Design and Web Component development. Devin will be the first “Notes” person joining Red Pill Now s
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Design Matters 2.0
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 9:52p   Red Pill Now
Red Pill Now’s Creative and UX Director, Bob Kadrie, and Software Engineer, Keith Strickland discuss how good design can profoundly impact the effectiveness of the applications you develop. In this session we explore the industry’s renewed dedication to user experience by taking a closer look at the design standards created by Google, IBM and Microsoft, and how you can utilize these design strategies to improve your application’s usability and adoption.
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Video Title Test
Sat, Sep 24th 2016 2:09p   Red Pill Now
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SmartChat
Tue, Sep 20th 2016 11:18p   Peter Presnell
Today it is almost impossible to imagine heading too far without without (a) possession of a smartphone; and (b) having it connected to the Internet. Smartphones have totally transformed the utility value of s mobile phone. While phones themselves are not all that new, it has been the integration of software capabilities and data that has transformed what we can and can’t do in our daily lives. Chat may never be quite as transformative, but we are definitely in the early stages of a new re
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Was That It?
Wed, Sep 14th 2016 1:02a   Peter Presnell
As expected, IBM came out with a series of announcements today. I already had a low set of expectations for what would be announced. But even then I still found myself profoundly disappointed with how little was actually released. At the heart of today’s announcements was an announcement by IBM that they were extending support for Notes & Domino to 2021. By my calculations IBM has generated around $2.5 BILLION in maintenance revenue since 9.0.1 was released. So essentially IBM have of
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The Future Of Your Notes Data
Sun, Sep 11th 2016 11:01p   Peter Presnell
Since I published my article Reading The IBM Tea Leaves just over a month ago we have been involved in a lot of discussions with customers and business partners about what happens next with Notes applications. There have also been significant discussion within the community following MWLUG, an event at which IBM allowed itself to get behind the story. IBM are likely to make some sort of public statement later this month about its commitment to supporting Notes moving forward, although it does
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And Its Still Only Wednesday
Thu, Sep 8th 2016 1:51a   Peter Presnell
It seems to be getting harder and harder for technologists to stay on top of all the announcements, especially as they relate to the collaboration space. This week has been no exception with a number of major announcements being made. Monday: Skype Teams Details have started to appear  that Microsoft on are developing their own competitor to Slack to be known as Skype teams. This product will build on Microsoft’s strengths in areas such as content editors (Office), voice calls (Skype) a
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JavaOne
Wed, Aug 31st 2016 12:42p   Peter Presnell
Earlier this month Red Pill Now had the chance to introduce Kito Mann to the Lotus community when he co-presented with Keith Strickland at MWLUG – An Introduction to Web Components. JavaOne might seem a strange place for a Front End developer to attend, but Kito’s background was originally in the areas of JSF and J2EE development making him well placed to talk about the integration between Java and modern web application development using technologies such as Web Components. JavaOne
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Why Web Components Matter
Mon, Aug 22nd 2016 12:13p   Peter Presnell
At MWLUG last week Kito Mann and Keith Strickland gave a presentation – An Introduction To Web Components. This presentation is now available on Slideshare and we hope to have a video of the session available soon. An Introduction to Web Components from Red Pill Now It is now clear that Web development is moving away from server-sided development platforms such as eXPages and .Net towards client based (JavaScript) frameworks such as Angular, Ember, and Polymer. If you have been playing
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MWLUG Recap
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 7:22p   Peter Presnell
As always MWLUG has been an awesome event thanks to the amazing efforts of Richard Moy and his team. There were many familiar faces, but there were some new faces as the mid-west slowly expands further south and further west each year to arrive in the center of Texas. IBM provided no clarity at this event as to how it might fill the void for customer who have invested in the Notes platform over the past 25 years. The tone of the conference was such that I am sure if IBM had not gotten the messag




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