Mat Newman (blog | twitter | company) is the Director of Education for ISW (an IBM Premier business partner in Australia, and this years winner of the IBM South-East Asia Business Partner of the Year award), Mat is an IBM Champion for Collaboration Solutions, owner of the coolest yellow suit around and friends with Lisa Duke and Sharon Bellamy!
Karen Hooper (company | twitter | linkedin) is an Advanced IBM Certiﬁed Instructor in both System Administration and Development. Karen and her husband Steve own and manage Dr Notes Solutions, a Premier IBM Business Partner in Australia. Karen is the author of the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide (available on Amazon). Her passion is to empower people so that they increase their productivity and use the tools available to them.
Richard Smith (company | linkedin | twitter) is a skilled and passionate IT professional, able to communicate both at technical and business levels.His awareness of business systems, processes and workflows orginated from a business background, before making the jump to more technical systems development roles on IBM's Lotus Notes and Domino platform. His grounding allowed him to quickly apply Notes and Domino technology to real business problems. He’s been architecting systems for this platform since 1996 (version 3). Richard's overriding aim for the solutions he has architected, is to provide a defined return on investment and demonstrable wins for users of his systems.Richard is a PCLP Administrator and is the Technical Director and Owner of Basic Business Systems Ltd a IBM Lotus Business Partner in the UK..
Mat runs down the differences between the IBM versions and iWildFire
Tips: Darren: Free antivirus from Microsoft.....yes! Microsoft. And it’s pretty good. Good for home PCs and personal laptops. See the Microsoft Security Essentials site for more details. Mat: Web 1.0 was I’ll publish something, so you can you consume it, Web 2.0 is “let’s interact with one another”. I know a product that’s over 21 years old which does BOTH! If your Admin hasn’t given you “social” apps in your Notes/Domino environment, things like Forums, Wikis, Blogs and SameTime you should be demanding them to improve your productivity and interaction with others - they are, after all - FREE! Karen: Attend the biggest IBM/Lotus conference in Australasia - AusLUG! And buy my book - IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 User Guide! Richard: Xpages and modern web interfaces mean that you need to know CSS, as well as everything else! A good CSS editor will help. Getting into this means understanding how pages will look in a different way. I user TopStyle but there are other tools. The trick is to lay out your CSS in a good way, so your processing order is correct as much as possible as styles are applied in order as they are read by the browser as they go through the sheet. The first style is applied and then the second and so on. That means if a style appears at the top of a style sheet and then is changed lower down in the document, the second item of that style will be the one applied, not the first one. So what you might think should be black could be Red, as its defined again later in your sheet. !Important helps overide this, but its better to structure your CSS sheets in a logical way up front, using a defined structure. So, your most underlying elements, like pages, navigation, content containers and global styles such as default fonts, define at the top of your CSS sheet in clearly labelled areas. More granular stuff, define later in the sheet, but labelled according to the job the code is going to do, eg article styles, call to action buttons, quote boxes or page specific items. Stuart: My word, these tips are getting tough! Handbrake DVD ripping made easy. Awesome app, started on Mac, now on Windows & Linux too. Oh, and Plex for viewing said rips, including new Plex iOS app.
This Week in Lotus 114 - Engage!
Tue, Apr 22nd 2014 12:57p This Week in Lotus Recorded during the Engage user group in Breda, Netherlands on 18th March 2014, live in front of a select audience! Stuart meet with a panel featuring Tom Smith, Sean Cull, Simon Peek, Erik Vos, Oliver Heinz and Martin Jinoch to discuss the conference, the agenda, the keynotes, the social events and much more.... In mid March I was delighted to attend the Engage user group in Breda, Netherlands. Formerly known as BLUG, this is the largest ICS user group worldwide and was one of the most imp [read] Keywords: collaboration
TWiL - The show must go on!
Sun, Mar 16th 2014 11:51p Stuart McIntyre In response to lots of kind words from our listeners, Darren and I are continuing to produce This Week in Lotus on an occasional basis... Whilst there are really no IBM products left that enjoy the 'Lotus' moniker, there is definitely a 'Lotus community' that survives. Given the closeness of the friendships and the enduring sense of kindred spirit, I have a feeling that we'll still be gathering in person and online many years after all installs of Notes and Domino have long since been r [read] Keywords: collaboration
This Week in Lotus 113 - IBM Connect After Dark
Mon, Feb 17th 2014 6:09a This Week in Lotus Recorded during the early hours of 31st January 2014, live from the Dolphin Lobby at IBM Connect. Darren and I meet with Mat Newman, Mitch Cohen, Colleen Burns, Andreas Ponte, Bill Buchan and many others to discuss the conference, the agenda, the keynotes, the social events and much more.... This isn't a return of TWiL (or even 'This Week in IBM Collaboration Solutions'), just a one-off as we loved getting together again in Orlando. It's definitely an informal kinda' show, but we hope [read] Keywords: collaboration
This Week in Lotus Live - The Finale!
Wed, Jan 30th 2013 7:04a This Week in Lotus Come to the final ever This Week in Lotus, recorded live at IBM Connect! Thursday lunchtime, 12:30-13:15, Dolphin Europe 8. So, come out of Ask the Product Managers, go grab your box lunch, and head to Europe 8 to hear from Darren, Stuart and a panel of very special guests. We'll discuss the conference, the announcements, the OGS, the social activities and anything else we think happens to be relevant at the time! It will be our 112th and very final show, so come along for some grea [read] Keywords: ibm