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6 years a Champion !!
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So Docs 2 CR1 and iFix 1 is not playing ball
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Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 2
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IBM Cloud migration and management Webinar
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 14
So Docs 2 CR1 and iFix 1 is not playing ball
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 8
Want to go to IBM Connect .. be nice to a Champion for a discount
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 7
FEB / Connections Surveys – custom LDAP attributes
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Been kinda busy .. BUT
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Sutol, Pokemon and an awesome time
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6 years a Champion !!
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A new challenge …
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So much going on
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Is Verse on prem the end of Connections Mail?
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IBM Cloud migration and management Webinar
Mon, Feb 6th 2017 2:27p   Sharon Bellamy
I have the pleasure of giving another webinar on Wednesday at 4pm UK / 11 am EST – with my friend and IBMer Luis Guirigay We will be talking about migrating to the cloud and user management once you are there …. Join this webinar to learn more. Register here. Are you interested in running some or all of your messaging platform in the Cloud? Interested in IBM Verse? Worried about how to manage the user-lifecycle in a hybrid or cloud environment? Not sure about how or where to start?
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Want to go to IBM Connect .. be nice to a Champion for a discount
Thu, Jan 19th 2017 11:01a   Sharon Bellamy
Being an IBM Champion is great and it does come with some benefits. Today all IBM Champions are happy to announce that we can offer YOU a discount of $100 for IBM’s upcoming ICS event – IBM Connect in San Francisco So what do you need to do – just reach out to an IBM Champion tell us why you want to go to Connect and what your expectations are and as if by magic we will give you the dscont code. Now is a great time to register .. and I wish I was going to be there with you all
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6 years a Champion !!
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 11:24a   Sharon Bellamy
I recieved an email yesterday – just before I joined a live stream to watch the IBM Champions for ICS be announced. On behalf of IBM, it is my great pleasure to recognize you as a returning IBM Champion in 2017. Congratulations! I am so honoured to be amongst a great group of champions again. I have been an ICS IBM Champion since the program began in 2011. Being an IBM Champion is all about being part of a great extended  community, sharing knowledge, giving feed back and constructive c
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So Docs 2 CR1 and iFix 1 is not playing ball
Mon, Nov 28th 2016 2:46p   Sharon Bellamy
I knew that some of our community had seen issues with applying Docs 2 CR1 and the accompanying iFix, so I purposely held off applying it. But low and behold on Saturday afternoon when I did attempted to install CR1 I had problems. The Docs and Viewer applications deployed without issues, but the Conversion server had these errors: WASX7303I: The following options are passed to the scripting environment and are available as arguments that are stored in the argv variable: "[remote_install_a_vers
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Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 2
Fri, Nov 25th 2016 12:12p   Sharon Bellamy
In part 2 of this series we will cover preparing the system and the commands and files required. There is a fair bit of file creation to do and configuring of the Database Transfer Tool (DBT) Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 Step 3 – Prepare a system to recieve the data As I stated previously do not think you can recycle an existing Connections server if it has been installed with the DB type you are migrating away from as it causes issues with files particually. In my case I
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Migrating Connections DB from Oracle to DB2 part 1
Wed, Nov 23rd 2016 10:58a   Sharon Bellamy
For those of you that follow me on twitter, you will have noticed that I have posted a number of tweets relating to a fun project I am working on. I have been working with a customer to move them from Connections 5 to Connections 5.5 – Not a massive issue – EXCEPT they are currently using Oracle for the Connections DB and they can not upgrade it to the version required by 5.5 for quite some time, as most of their business systems require the version of Oracle currently running. This
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Is Verse on prem the end of Connections Mail?
Tue, Nov 22nd 2016 11:41a   Sharon Bellamy
A technote has come to light – marking the end of life for Connections Mail https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21993196 The content states November 2016 is the end of support for the following versions of ICM V 1.0 (for Connections 4.0), and version 1.3 (for Connections 4.5). End of support for ICM 1.6 (for connections 5.0) will be one year from the publication of this TechNote, November 17, 2017. We intend continue to support the latest version of the plug in, 1.7 with C
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Sutol, Pokemon and an awesome time
Fri, Nov 18th 2016 4:55p   Sharon Bellamy
As blogged over on the BCC page .. a round up of Sutol with some extra Shaz related bits  Last week we were in the beautiful city of Prague for the 8th annual SUTOL Czech user group. It was a small affair with approx. 100 attendees – making it more like an extended family gathering, which actually worked really well. The sessions were well attended and there seems to be a chunk of Czech business that already have hybrid and cloud environments and are uses of IBM Connections. The Keynote: L
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SUTOL Presentations
Thu, Nov 17th 2016 2:51p   Sharon Bellamy
I was lucky enough to be selected to speak at the 8th SUTOL conference which was held in the beautiful city of Prague. A round up blog post is coming. In the meen time please find below the slides from the presentations given with Wannes Rams & Roberto Boccadoro Sutol – A Hitchhiker’s Guide to troubleshooting IBM Connections from Sharon Bellamy James Sutol How To Be A Lion Tamer from Sharon Bellamy James The post SUTOL Presentations appeared first on Social Shazza.
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So much going on
Tue, Nov 15th 2016 12:11p   Sharon Bellamy
I know its been quiet here but that is because I have been a little busy with the new job at BCC .. which is great .. I love to be busy so what I have I been doing .. Starting at BCC which is awesome, I have been to MWLUG and spoke their again which was also great, We had ICONUK which was much fun (if a little stressful for the organisation team), Run a 5k and raised over £1,000 for charity, and I have been to SUTOL in Prague – all this and the day job at BCC BUT I do have lots to blog o




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