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Get a load of these speakers…
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Get a load of these speakers…
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Connections DB Schemas
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 9:30a   Gabriella
A fantastic visual representation of the key relationships in Connection database schemas by Mark Myers.  None of this is documented by IBM publicly so this is entirely Mark’s effort to take apart and document.  Some of us have tried it in pieces but this is by far the most comprehensive and useful attempt to document the underlying architecture I’ve seen. Another one for the bookmarks… http://www.stickfight.co.uk/blog/Connections-Db-Schema-Tip2-Finding-the-UserID Tagged: de [read] Keywords: connections ibm database development
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Adventures With CCM and Libraries
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 7:30a   Gabriella
Recently I’ve run into all sorts of problems deploying CCM for a customer who is running multiple servers.  In this case two of the biggest problems were down to the Filenet application server being different from the Connections application server so I’ll write them up here in case anyone else runs into the same thing. Problem No.1 CreateObjectStore batch file fails with “CC0050E CONTENT_FCA_ROOT_DOES_NOT_EXIST the root folder does not exist d:ibmconnectionsdatasharedccmR [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm application bug email mobile password server websphere
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Keeping On Top Of Sametime Fixes
Thu, Apr 10th 2014 6:10a   Gabriella
Thanks to Jeffrey Miller @ IBM for posting a blog page with links to all the latest fixes for the Sametime components.  He has offered to keep this up to date and I strongly suggest you bookmark the page (I did) to save trying to navigate through the hundreds of individual items on fix list and work out what supersedes what. http://www.mymiller.name/wordpress/sametime/sametime-9-0-latest-published-versions/ Tagged: Sametime [read] Keywords: ibm sametime
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Problems Deploying Sametime Policies – The Missing Link
Wed, Apr 2nd 2014 5:10a   Gabriella
I’ve recently run into a problem deploying Sametime Community Server 9.0.1 at two new sites and on an existing 8.5.2 IFR1 site which I’m not 100% convinced is the same issue but as part of my troubleshooting I discovered a missing piece of  policy behaviour that I”m finding extremely useful. Prior to Sametime 9, policies were deployed on the Community Server and used the database stpolicy.nsf.  That database no longer exists in v9 and later.  In Sametime 8.5.2, if you didn&# [read] Keywords: admin domino ibm policies rich text sametime community database db2 password properties server xml
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Get a load of these speakers…
Mon, Mar 10th 2014 4:30a   Gabriella
I’m really excited by the breadth of world class speakers and moderators joining us at CSCEvent.   Take a look below and visit our agenda.  It’s only 2 weeks away and not only do you have us, LDC and these speakers but it’s being held at one of the most fun locations in London, The Soho Hotel (look at those seats!).  There are still a few places left so please join us and register here Tom Ball (Neardesk) Steven Chapman (Trailfinders) Alan Bell (Libertus Solutions) Samu [read] Keywords: collaboration community
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Video From Spark Ideas @ Connect 2014?
Thu, Feb 13th 2014 9:23a   Gabriella
If you missed Spark Ideas and our great speakers or just want to see them again, the videos of each talk are now uploaded to our Vimeo channel. Thanks to Chris Miller and Spiked Studios for recording producing and uploading! Spark Ideas Videos Get your motor running – Head out on the highway – Looking for adventure – And whatever comes our way (Debora Cole) Fighting For Rural Internet (Bill Buchan) Living without walls: How some goats, an orphan and a very long cup of tea changed my life [read] Keywords: community
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Something Different This Way Comes..
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 4:10p   Gabriella
If you’re in the UK (or visiting) and have any kind of interest or background in Collaborative technologies, we, together with our friends at LDC, are putting together a new networking event in London on March 21st.  The agenda can be found on our website http://cscevent.com/agenda and you’ll see we are trying something different (and no-one, least of all us, will be selling to you.) “This is a technologically agnostic networking event for those who work in or are interested [read] Keywords: networking security




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SHOW401: Taking IBM Sametime Mobile
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 9:20a   Gabriella
This is my Show and Tell presentation with Paul Mooney.  We start with a single Domino server and take you step by step through installing Sametime 9.0.1 System Console, Community Server, Proxy Server and configuring SSL and mobile access. Tagged: IBM Connect, Sametime [read] Keywords: domino ibm sametime show and tell community mobile server
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BP304: What We Wish We Had Known: Becoming an IBM Connections Administrator
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 9:20a   Gabriella
This is my presentation with Paul Mooney on Connections administration.  In it we attempted to cover all the key things about Connections administration we think you need to get started.  I realise it’s a very heavily graphics based presentation and I will be uploading some speaker notes to go with it next week hopefully. Tagged: Connections, IBM Connect [read] Keywords: administration connections ibm notes
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BP104: Simplifying The S’s: Single Sign-On, SPNEGO and SAML
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 9:20a   Gabriella
This is my presentation with  Chris Miller on Single Sign On technologies.  We struggled with how to convey such complex ideas and varying technical implementations in such a short time and opted to step away from much of the low level technical detail and talk about the concepts and use cases instead. Tagged: IBM Connect, SSO [read] Keywords: ibm
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IBM Connect Wrap Up
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 9:10a   Gabriella
Hello again.. well i’m still in the US but now fully recovered from Connect and the nasty bug that took me out and apparently used me as a carrier to take out 40% of the community.  Last year I spent most of Connect down with flu so this year I thought ahead, got a flu jab and lasted until Weds night, right after the geek challenge before being wiped out by a stomach bug.  Curse you random travel bugs preying on my lack of sleep and reduced immunity!!! So how was my Connect?  Truthfully [read] Keywords: calendaring domino ibm lotusphere notes roaming application bug community development facebook interface server
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Announcing A New Kind Of Event For The UK
Thu, Jan 23rd 2014 9:50a   Gabriella
I’m very happy to announce that, together with our friends at LDC we are putting together a technical networking event in London this March. This is something new and different and we hope people will come to exchange ideas across a broad range of topics, share what they are working on and learn from others. Collaboration Stack Community Event Do you work with collaboration platforms? Meet your peers at an informal, technical get-together. Whilst making valuable new contacts, you can sha [read] Keywords: collaboration best practice community development exchange exchange networking security
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One Of Our Sparks Is Missing…
Mon, Jan 13th 2014 8:40a   Gabriella
Stupidly amongst all my cutting / pasting last week to get the Sparks in place on the Nerd Girls blog I completely lost one of them.  Apologies to Stuart McIntyre who spotted he’d been lost in the shuffle, I think you’ll agree his is one not to be missed.  I’ve updated the Nerd Girl Blog as well Is love enough? The passion to help children find a home for good (Stuart McIntyre) Parents to two boys and two girls (currently 9-16 years old), home educators and business owners, s [read] Keywords: ibm
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Sparks Ideas Is Back – Don’t Miss It
Fri, Jan 10th 2014 10:30a   Gabriella
Over on the Nerd Girls Blog we have posted the speakers and topics for our Spark Ideas session at IBM Connect 2014 on Tuesday at 11.15 am in Swan Mockingbird 1&2.  Susan Bulloch and I will be watching the clock and keeping things moving.. There are more great speakers and topics this year , see them all here and we will all see you in Orlando Nerd Girl Blog Spark Ideas Full Details  [read] Keywords: ibm
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My Search For The Perfect Doorbell Is Over (Yes Seriously)
Thu, Jan 9th 2014 5:40a   Gabriella
Last March the build of our home office was completed.  It sits at the end of our , not very long garden and is s our primary place to work now.  We love it. About 20m from the back of the house The only downside to the office is that it’s the full length of the house and the length of the garden away from the doorbell.  We order plenty of things for home delivery and our poor neighbours were having to take things in because we never heard the bell ring.  So we tried a few things 1. Bu [read] Keywords: mobile office wireless
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Connect 2014 Sessions, Plans For The Month & Thank Yous
Wed, Jan 8th 2014 10:50a   Gabriella
Let’s start with the thank you’s – I was delighted to be named an IBM Champion again for 2014 and for that I have to thank the (anonymous) people who nominated me.  I find the whole nomination / tell us why you’re good process very difficult to work with as I think I lot of English people do.  Being self effacing is more our style but this year I made a promise to myself that if I were nominated I would take a deep breath and fill in as much information as I could on wh [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm sametime show and tell mobile password server
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Dukes of Hazzard Analogy
Tue, Dec 10th 2013 5:10a   Tim
I was talking about development and customers today, and remembered an email I once sent to a customer a long time ago. The customer was complaining that the system that we had developed and that he had been using for a few years did not do a certain thing. We should add it for free because it should have been included from the beginning as it was an obvious requirement. I used this analogy in my reply: Imagine you are the Dukes of Hazzard. You have been getting in and out of your car by the win [read] Keywords: development email
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The Worst Product Apple Have Ever Released
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 5:20p   Gabriella
It hurts me to say this and goodness knows I’m not a fan of the “if Steve Jobs” were alive mantra but Apple have finally managed to release a product so bad, so beta, so limited and so shonky that I had to spend time working out how to remove it and that takes me back to my windows days. So what is it? Well most of you won’t even notice but in Mavericks Apple kindly introduced iBooks for OSX.  I read a lot on my iPad on my iPhone and  - you know – actual books.   [read] Keywords: apple community iphone mac
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Rethinking the iPad Air
Sat, Nov 2nd 2013 10:30a   Gabriella
Yesterday I switched my iPad for an iPad Air. I had an iPad and I have an iPad mini which I thought would replace my regular iPad but it’s now barely used. The iPad has two SIM cards, one for O2 in the UK (which also works in Europe at no charge which I suspect O2 don’t know) and one for AT&T in the US. Despite its size and weight (and how difficult it is to fit in a handbag) I find it more enjoyable to read books on and it’s really reliable for data connections. The iPad m [read] Keywords: connections apple iphone
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A word of warning about Sametime 9 Community Server
Mon, Oct 28th 2013 9:10a   Gabriella
Someone on our Sametime exam team questioned this this morning and I realised it definitely needs to be publicly called out. The Sametime 9 Community Server no longer has any stpolicy.nsf database or a policies view under the old school web based admin. If you upgrade to Sametime 9 you must install the system console (and db2) to be able to manage and maintain policies going forward. Something for your planning… Tagged: Sametime [read] Keywords: admin policies sametime community database db2 server
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Sametime Pt 3: Installing Communicate
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 5:40a   Gabriella
As I said when Sametime 9 shipped, I wanted to spend a few weeks working with it and trying to install it and migrate my existing sites before I blogged.  I’m coming near the end of that now and so wanted to share a few things.  This first blog is about Sametime Communicate which includes Domino , Sametime Community Server, DB2, LDAP, Sametime System Console and Sametime Proxy.  It also includes installing the Sametime Advanced server for Persistent Chat and Broadcast Tools but I want t [read] Keywords: domino ibm ldd lotus sametime apple community database db2 google interface mobile networking security server vm websphere
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Keeping It Clean
Thu, Oct 17th 2013 7:50a   Gabriella
Two recommendations for accessories for my Macbook Air extremely useful for both what they are meant to do and also as something completely different.  The first was a simple privacy screen to keep things private when I’m sat in meetings making notes I don’t want seen travelling.  The second is a keyboard cover to protect the keys from my aggressive typing (I wore the M and N keys away in 6 months on my last laptop). The unexpected bonus of the privacy screen is that, because  I b [read] Keywords: notes protector laptop macbook
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MOBUG 2014 – The Mobile User Group
Thu, Oct 10th 2013 12:40p   Gabriella
Some of you may have already heard of MOBUG from some activity this year but for those that haven’t, MOBUG is a new idea for a user group and community around all things Mobile.   Designed to be entirely independent of software, hardware and service provider  it hopes to bring together anyone involved in mobile strategy at strategic or technical levels to share knowledge and discuss ideas. For this format there needs to be a different approach so alongside regular expert presentations th [read] Keywords: community mobile
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Great Geek Challenge is coming to Connect 2014
Mon, Sep 30th 2013 12:30a   Mike Smith
The Great Geek Challenge is back at Connect 2014 - for more info see our new blog here ... [read] Keywords:
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Great Geek Challenge – Connect 2014
Sun, Sep 29th 2013 12:47p   Gabriella
If you’ve been to IBM Connect (formerly known as  LotusSphere) in the past 3 years you may have heard of the Great Geek Challenge organised by the Nerd Girls.  On Tuesday night of the conference we take over the Fountain restaurant at the Dolphin hotel (the one that sells Ice Cream) and have a fun, loud, stupid, competitive, quiz evening.  Carl Tyler and Paul Mooney have been hosting the past few years and although we are limited by the capacity of the restaurant and the number of event [read] Keywords: ibm
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My Webcast with Chris Miller on Sametime 9 Tomorrow
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 11:10a   Gabriella Davis
See here for my latest blog talking about the webcast tomorrow on Sametime 9 Sorry again for the PL post - it's the only way I can link until addresses are updated. ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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My Webcast With Chris Miller on Sametime 9
Wed, Sep 25th 2013 10:59a   Gabriella
Just finished a great couple of days with the Salvation Army team here in Orlando talking about all things ICS and CCM (I do loves me some acronyms.. that’s IBM’s Collaboration products like Connections, Sametime, Notes etc plus Connections Content Manager and the Filenet engine).  I don’t often get the opportunity to talk to an international group all working together on a single strategic direction so both the content and the audience (if not the location were new and fun. [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm notes sametime
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Some Punny Title With The Word Abstract In It
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 12:30a   Gabriella Davis
Sorry - redirection to our new blog since PL still has the old address. Today I'm talking about the IBM Connect Call For Abstracts and changes in the Show and Tell track. Click here to read. Thanks! ... [read] Keywords: ibm show and tell
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Some Punny Title With The Word “Abstract” In It..
Tue, Sep 24th 2013 12:16a   Gabriella
IBM Call for Abstracts is open as I’m sure you’ve heard from 100 other sources but I wanted to talk a bit about some of the tracks and especially the Show and Tell track that Paul and I have been working on with the track manager Christian Holsing at IBM since its inception.  You’ll notice if you go look (oh go on, here’s a URL if you can’t wait) that the Lotusphere Technical Program at IBM Connect remains a big  component of the overall Kenexa World / IBM Connect [read] Keywords: collaboration ibm lotusphere show and tell application community development
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Sametime 9 Launch Day
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 4:00a   Mike Smith
Gabriella has just blogged about today being launch day for Sametime 9 and her plans - you can see it over on our new blog http://turtleblog.info ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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IBM Wiki Outage…
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 3:24a   Gabriella
IBM Wiki Outages Coming up “Planned outage Friday October 4 to Monday October 7, 2013 This wiki, along with all other wikis, forums and other applications hosted on www-10.lotus.com, www-12.lotus.com, and infolib.lotus.com are expected to be unavailable from 5:00 PM EDT (9:00 PM GMT) Friday, October 4th 2013 to 9:00 AM EDT (1:00 PM GMT) Monday, October 7th, 2013 due to maintenance work at our facility” [read] Keywords: ibm lotus applications wiki
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Sametime Launch – Backing Out Of The Race
Fri, Sep 20th 2013 2:47a   Gabriella
Today is the launch day for Sametime 9 which means the gold code should be available to download and install.  Usually on gold release day I see a rush on blogs and twitter to download the software get it installed and start talking about it which always makes me feel under pressure.  Added to that is that i’m currently at the airport heading to Florida to do some presentations on Connections Content Management, Quickr migration and Filenet so the chances of me getting a) time and b) dec [read] Keywords: connections quickr sametime db2 redhat twitter vm
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Fun With Domino LDAP
Tue, Sep 17th 2013 9:50a   Gabriella Davis
Sorry for the redirection, just whilst PL is updated. Here's where you get to laugh at the time I wasted troubleshooting something I'm fairly sure everyone else knows ... [read] Keywords: domino
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Domino LDAP Insufficient Access
Tue, Sep 17th 2013 9:48a   Gabriella
Here’s where you all get to laugh and point at me for not knowing this sooner.  I was setting up Domino for LDAP access on a server with multiple directories in DA.  Everything was working fine until I wanted to write values from another source into the Domino LDAP.  Insufficient access.  OK so let’s check Account being use to authenticate has Editor access to the ACL in all directories in Directory Assistance Global Configuration document in Domino is set to allow LDAP write ac [read] Keywords: acl domino ntf interface server
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Adventures In TDI – Connections and Updating Profiles
Tue, Sep 17th 2013 4:00a   Gabriella Davis
A new entry on our (new) blog on using TDI and creating your own Assemblylines. See it here. Sorry for the crosslink but PL still points to this location for our blog. ... [read] Keywords: connections
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Adventures in TDI – Connections and Updating Profiles
Mon, Sep 16th 2013 5:00p   Gabriella
Recently (well the past couple of months) I have been working on building custom Assemblylines to sync Connections data held in DB2 to LDAP data held in Domino.  I really struggled with finding good documentation for doing this and that’s because the best documentation was written for 3.0.1 and hasn’t been updated since.  Thanks to help from some people at IBM (who I’d name publicly here but I’m not sure they want emails from everyone) I managed to get hold of some draf [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus db2 linux profile properties sql tivoli xml
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A Refreshing Dose of Meh..
Sat, Sep 14th 2013 10:01a   Gabriella
At Malpensa (Milan) airport and heading home for a few days I really notice the Italian difference. You see although I travel a lot, about 70% is to the US and the rest to Europe but much of that’s driving. I haven’t been to Italy in 3 years since I visited Rome but I remember travelling with only hand baggage and being frustrated I couldn’t buy some perfume in Capri because I’d have to check a bag to get it home. However when we flew back from Rome no-one cared about liq [read] Keywords: security
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SAMETIME 9 – PT 2: DON’T PANIC
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 1:00p   Gabriella Davis
We are transitioning our blog to a new site and whilst PlanetLotus updates I am cross posting a link here . Today's blog is more on Sametime 9 Please read it here http://turtleblog.info ... [read] Keywords: sametime planetlotus
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SAMETIME 9 – PT 2: DON’T PANIC!
Thu, Sep 12th 2013 12:55p   Gabriella
THIS IS THE BLOG I MEANT TO WRITE – CALL IT A DO-OVER Still staying within NDA here until Sametime 9 ships, so please bear in mind there are things I can’t talk about in detail until then. I’m not leaving gaps purposefully but did want to post what is public to help people prepare. So let’s get started on what you need to know if you’re an existing Sametime customer. As I said yesterday the Community Server, which is still based on Domino, runs on Domino 9 and isn&# [read] Keywords: domino ibm sametime community development email linux server websphere
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Icon UK Presentations
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 12:21p   Gabriella
Doesn’t time fly? Icon UK is already nearly two weeks’ behind us but here, finally , are my presentation slides.  I did two presentations this year both with great presenters.   My first one was with Mark Myers (who, despite having a genius brain, has not grasped that I understand very little of what he says regarding development).  Our presentation was on how Administrators and Developers have to work together when doing Connections customisations and developments and was based [read] Keywords: connections development
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We have revamped our blog - and its in a new place with a new article ’Sametime 9 - Part 1: The Basics’
Wed, Sep 11th 2013 7:40a   Mike Smith
After quite a long while we have revamped our blog again, and and as part of that you'll find its in a new place. To see our new blog please go to: http://turtleblog.info Gabriella has already po ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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Connections101.Net Updated and Live
Tue, Feb 19th 2013 2:00p   Gabriella Davis
Paul and I are pleased to announce a week's worth of re-writing connections101.net. Now, you have (hopefully) in an educational format the steps required to deploy a pilot installation of Connections ... [read] Keywords: connections
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The Conference That Never Happened And My Slides From It
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 5:00a   Gabriella Davis
Apparently a conference happened two weeks' ago. I heard good things however if you saw me any time after Monday night it would be good to know what I was doing and where I was because, like many oth ... [read] Keywords: ibm
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The Conference That Never Happened and My Slides From It
Tue, Feb 12th 2013 4:40a   Gabriella Davis
Apparently a conference happened two weeks' ago. I heard good things however if you saw me any time after Monday night it would be good to know what I was doing and where I was because, like many oth ... [read] Keywords: ibm
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ST Connections and Domino LDAP Not Playing Well Together
Mon, Jan 21st 2013 6:30p   Gabriella Davis
An interesting problem I wanted to write up here. A customer is using Domino LDAP serving both Sametime and Connections (currently 3.0.1). For Sametime I always configure the LDAP settings in the Gl ... [read] Keywords: connections domino sametime
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3 weeks and counting... speaking, learning, being, doing, hanging
Thu, Jan 3rd 2013 5:50a   Gabriella Davis
Well here it is, 2013 and Connect 2013 is fast approaching. As always I'm nervous/panicked/trepiditious/excited to be going and hope to see many of you there. Here's what I'm planning Speaking I hav ... [read] Keywords:
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Connect 2013 - New Tracks And Things You May Not Know
Wed, Oct 17th 2012 6:00a   Gabriella Davis
So everyone knows by now that the Call For Abstracts for Connect 2013 is open and ready for your abstract submissions. The timeline for submissions is short, they have to be in by November 1st but tw ... [read] Keywords:
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Heathrow Lost Property - Incredible Service
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 5:30a   Gabriella Davis
Flying out to Switzerland with my parents in September, my stepfather left his iPad at Heathrow T5 security. We didn't notice until boarding the plane and despite many phone calls around the airport, ... [read] Keywords: security
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Time to take a bow, I have officially broken the ibookstore app
Mon, Oct 15th 2012 10:30a   Gabriella Davis
It finally happened. I bought more books than the ibookstore app can handle. It's not the library itself, all my books sync fine and appear in their collections. The problem is the "Purchased" page ... [read] Keywords: apple
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Connect Abstracts - Start Your Engines Everyone
Tue, Oct 9th 2012 12:10p   Gabriella Davis
At the IBM Leadership Alliance conference in Boston last week Paul and I had many conversations with people from IBM about Connect 2013 and the Lotusphere track within it. I know lots of people (incl ... [read] Keywords: ibm lotusphere
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Connections 4, Two Upgrades and a New Install - That Went Well’ish
Mon, Sep 17th 2012 6:43p   Gabriella Davis
Well that was quick. Lots of demand over here for Connections 4 which have resulted in upgrades of 2 pilot environments and the install of a new server entirely for test. No big upgrades yet, we're ... [read] Keywords: connections server
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OK If I’m going to boo.. it’s only fair I also cheer
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 6:20p   Gabriella Davis
Very nice new site from IBM on the Connections 4 Experience. Great design, clear and clean content and some nice relatable quotes. Send anyhone who's curious about Connections here to find out more ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm
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How To Make Installing Connections 4 Impossible or IBM What Were You Thinking?
Mon, Sep 10th 2012 1:24p   Gabriella Davis
Tonight I decided to upgrade one of our servers to Connections 4. I was involved in the beta but this server is still 3.0.1.1 so I start at the beginning, with the system requirements. What I want to ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm server
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Debug Days. Sametime Failing To Login
Thu, Jul 5th 2012 6:23a   Gabriella Davis
Here was an old problem that came back from nowhere. I built two new ST 8.5.2 IFR1 servers for a customer. With a Sametime Proxy Server and a separate Multiplexor. I set up an LTPA Token and SSO. ... [read] Keywords: sametime server
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Communities and How Things Have Changed
Mon, Jul 2nd 2012 7:53a   Gabriella Davis
I've been thinking a lot lately about my changing world and Tom's recent blog post on user groups has encouraged me to put my thoughts into words. When I started working with ccMail I had no concept ... [read] Keywords:
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Traveler HA Webcast This Afternoon with Paul Mooney, Chris Miller and Me
Thu, Jun 21st 2012 7:43a   Gabriella Davis
This afternoon I am taking part in a webcast on the upcoming Traveler High Availability features with Paul Mooney and Chris Miller. You can register for it here . There's lots we're going to talk ab ... [read] Keywords: traveler
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Head Down Working - Connections, Sametime and Lots of System Design
Thu, Jun 14th 2012 8:23a   Gabriella Davis
I realised recently that my blog has been quiet for a few weeks and so have I. I was travelling pretty much non stop from mid March to end of May and nearly all of it was for work. I'm working on so ... [read] Keywords: connections sametime
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Problem Solving The 1-2-3 Punch. LDAP, WAS and SSO
Tue, May 8th 2012 4:40p   Gabriella Davis
Last weekend I was working on a Sametime install and ran across 3 separate problems that took more time than I'd like to resolve. I thought I'd post here in case it's of use to anyone else. Problem ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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Connections101 Blog
Tue, Mar 27th 2012 8:40a   Gabriella Davis
This is a joint post by Paul and Gab. As posted on here a few weeks ago and due to the feedback from the community and IBM, we have decided to go live with an education site dedicated to IBM connect ... [read] Keywords: connections ibm community
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Off To Melbourne AUSLUG Jumpstarts and Travelling to China
Fri, Feb 17th 2012 4:40a   Gabriella Davis
Well that was sudden. I had been hoping to make it to Melbourne for the 2nd AUSLUG this March but things just didn't gel when I was trying to plan. Then about a week ago Mat contacted me to ask if I ... [read] Keywords:
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Spark Ideas Video Online - Plus BLUG!
Thu, Feb 16th 2012 4:51a   Gabriella Davis
For those that didn't make it to Lotusphere this year or those that did and missed out on our Spark Ideas session, or those that came to the session and loved it so much you want to see it again (we k ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Presenting at BLUG on Sametime
Wed, Feb 15th 2012 6:10p   Gabriella Davis
I'm delighted to say that i'll be speaking at the fantastic BLUG conference in Antwerp on March 22nd (sidebar -only 5 weeks away!). My session is on Sametime and is the only one able to be squeezed i ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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Why I love XPages
Tue, Feb 7th 2012 10:20a   Tim Davis
I have been thinking a lot recently about why I love developing XPages. I had a few conversations at Lotusphere around this subject, and certainly while most people consider it powerful and the right ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere xpages
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Social Media: Back to the 1800’s
Thu, Jan 26th 2012 9:10a   Tim Davis
When I read old ghost stories on my iPad, I keep tapping Define to improve my olde worlde vocab. Most of the time I think I know what a strange word means, but its fun to be able to immediately look i ... [read] Keywords:
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Lotusphere presentation - Speedgeeking Websphere
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 10:41p   Gabriella Davis
Here is my Speedgeeking presentation, Websphere in 5 Minutes. ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere websphere
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Lotusphere Presentation - Leveraging Software Entitlements
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 10:30p   Gabriella Davis
This is the session I did with Paul Mooney on software entitlements. ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Lotusphere Presentation - Domino Security
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 10:21p   Gabriella Davis
This is the Jumpstart presentation I did with Andrew Pollack on Domino Security (images intact). ... [read] Keywords: domino lotusphere security
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Lotusphere Presentation - Traveler Level Up!
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 10:10p   Gabriella Davis
Here is the Show and Tell session I did on Lotus Traveler. ... [read] Keywords: lotus lotusphere show and tell traveler
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Lotusphere Presentation - Sametime Pick n Mix
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 9:51p   Gabriella Davis
Here is the Best Practices session I did on Sametime. ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere sametime
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LS Presentation - Traveler Level Up!
Mon, Jan 23rd 2012 9:10p   Gabriella Davis
:: Abstract not available :: [read] Keywords: lotusphere traveler
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There’s A Tornado In That Teacup Or How To Become An Inadvertent Activist
Mon, Jan 16th 2012 3:30a   Gabriella Davis
This isn't a blog post I planned to write. Or intended to write. However I know how much this community likes a good story and I seem to have inadvertently become one so before this story becomes, fo ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere community
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LS Sessions DB, iOS and BB - Refresh / Reload your data NOW (and again on Friday)
Mon, Jan 9th 2012 10:20a   Gabriella Davis
If you have a replica of Ben's session database for Lotusphere, or a version of the mobile application for iOS or BB. Or any other application that imports data from Ben's database - please refresh / ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere application database mobile
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Lotusphere Plans - Let The Panic Begin
Thu, Jan 5th 2012 6:00a   Gabriella Davis
Lotusphere is only 1 week away (we fly out next Thursday for other onsite meetings) so I'm putting together my plans, and commitments with the clear goal of establishing when and how often I can skip ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Lotusphere Sessions Apps for BlackBerry
Wed, Dec 28th 2011 9:30a   Tim Davis
We are having some delays getting the LSMobile apps into the BlackBerry App World, so in the meantime the latest versions are upon our website for direct downloading. Just browse to the following urls ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere blackberry
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Lotusphere Sessions Ready for Mobiles
Fri, Dec 23rd 2011 7:20a   Tim Davis
Ben Langhinrichs has his new sessions db ready with the first version of all the sessions data. If you have our mobile app for the BlackBerry, iPhone or iPad installed from last year, just tap the Rel ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere blackberry iphone mobile
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Super-cooled
Thu, Dec 1st 2011 2:00p   Tim Davis
I was thinking about what makes a truly great superhero. What would they need? They could be super-strong, or be able to fly, turn invisible, walk through walls, or they could have armour, machine g ... [read] Keywords:
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The Great Geek Challenge Returns!
Wed, Nov 30th 2011 4:50p   Gabriella Davis
After the amazing success of the Great Geek Challenge at Lotusphere 2011, the Nerd Girls are delighted to throw down the gauntlet once more and announce the Great Geek Challenge 2012 . Again we chall ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Sametime Admin Guide gains one new reader
Wed, Nov 30th 2011 4:50a   Mike Smith
Milo gets the latest on Multiple TURN Servers..... Milo actually helped make the book, he appears on Page 78. ... [read] Keywords: admin sametime
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Some things are so exciting you can’t get people to focus on their work
Mon, Nov 28th 2011 8:40a   Gabriella Davis
In preparation for the spot quiz coming later in the week, everyone gets immersed in the Sametime Admin Guide. ... [read] Keywords: admin sametime
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Sametime IFR1 - Offline Messages, Org Views and Why You Won’t Be Able To Use iOS Yet
Tue, Nov 22nd 2011 4:00a   Gabriella Davis
Sametime IFR1 for Sametime will be available for download today from IBM but what has got everyone off and running is the appearance of the Sametime app for iPhone and iPad in the appstore. Don't hur ... [read] Keywords: ibm sametime iphone
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Amazing European Conference Next Week
Wed, Nov 9th 2011 7:10a   Gabriella Davis
In case you have missed the news, there is an incredible conference happening in Barcelona next week bringing together a handful of world class experts on both administration and development - oh and ... [read] Keywords: administration development
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Show and Tell Track - What It’s About And Abstracts
Tue, Oct 11th 2011 7:50a   Gabriella Davis
This year will be the 3rd year of the Show and Tell track at Lotusphere and once more Paul and I will be helping put it together, as we have in previous years working with the track manager Christian ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere show and tell
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Everyone Hold Hands - Notes 8.5.3, iNotes Awareness, Connections Profiles, Sametime Proxy, TDI
Tue, Oct 4th 2011 10:30a   Gabriella Davis
Notes and Domino 8.5.3 ship today and although the embedded Sametime client has been upgraded to Sametime 8.5.1 (not 8.5.2) that's only part of the news for Sametime and the Notes client. iNotes Awar ... [read] Keywords: connections domino inotes notes notes client sametime
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A Sad Loss - George Paglia
Sun, Sep 25th 2011 12:40p   Gabriella Davis
Last week our Lotus Community lost a friend. George Paglia was a well known Developer and reluctant Administrator (as he often told me laughingly) who had worked at LeCroy for the past 11 years and a ... [read] Keywords: lotus community
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Be careful staying at a Marriott
Wed, Sep 21st 2011 3:00p   Tim Davis
I realise this is all going to sound stupid. We are staying at the Marriott Grosnevor Square in London for the next six nights. We want to watch our programs using our AppleTV but the room's TV is lo ... [read] Keywords:
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Notes 8.5.3 and Embedded Sametime - A Warning
Tue, Sep 13th 2011 9:30a   Gabriella Davis
A quick heads up for the forthcoming Notes 8.5.3 release due October 4th. Up until now the embedded Sametime client has been version 8.0.2, which meant you couldn't benefit from many of the new Samet ... [read] Keywords: notes sametime
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It’s Nearly That Time Again - Lotusphere Sessions
Tue, Sep 13th 2011 5:40a   Gabriella Davis
It’s Nearly That Time Again - Lotusphere Sessions Mid September is here, the leaves are turning, in London the Autumn weather has arrived and the kids are back at school. From here it’s ... [read] Keywords: lotusphere
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Domino Admin On The Mac - Works For Me!
Wed, Aug 24th 2011 10:43a   Gabriella Davis
I love my Mac but I do have to run a Windows VM to use Domino Administrator. Sometimes all I want to do is look at a server console or send server commands directly from my Mac client. I know there ... [read] Keywords: admin domino mac server vm
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This stuff is harder than it looks
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 5:47a   Gabriella Davis
The first draft of the Sametime Admin Guide is now done and we've moved onto to the first review copy. On Chapter 3 which is about Sametime Telephony the publishers had issues with a couple of the s ... [read] Keywords: admin sametime
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Adventures In ST Installing - Lessons I Learned So You Don’t Have To
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 9:23a   Gabriella Davis
Time for another Sametime blog post. I've been installing Sametime servers in various configurations for a few months now and in between I've been working with Marie and Tom on the Sametime Admin Gui ... [read] Keywords: admin sametime
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Just in time - a fantastic new Mac tool for working with Instapaper
Thu, Jul 14th 2011 7:10a   Gabriella Davis
I use Instapaper a lot for saving web pages offline and reading later. In fact I use mostly to store IBM technical papers and technotes I want to have at my fingers offline. Instapaper is great, and ... [read] Keywords: ibm mac
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Coming up for air
Wed, Jul 13th 2011 9:50a   Gabriella Davis
Where to start. It's been a hectic few weeks since I last posted and I've had about 100 blog ideas, none of which were written so here's a summary of my highpoints. Sametime Installs I've completed ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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Octets to the right of me Octets to the left - Sametime Switches Things Up For Giggles
Fri, Jun 17th 2011 5:50a   Gabriella Davis
This week a freakish confluence of events led to me losing a nights' sleep finding and fixing a Sametime behavioural problem. It could happen to you to, so here's the story and how to avoid it. Fo ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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Sametime 8.5.2 - Install Cheat Sheet and Forget-Me-Nots
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 5:24a   Gabriella Davis
If you're building a Sametime 8.5.2 environment you may be confused where to start and where to stop. Don't try and wing it without reading any documentation, you won't lose geek points for at least ... [read] Keywords: sametime
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Sametime 8.5.2 Available Today, A Week Early. What You Need To Know
Wed, Jun 1st 2011 4:33p   Gabriella Davis
Sametime 8.5.2 is now available to download from the IBM site. I'll be following up this blog post with more information on installing but I thought it would be helpful to identify what you need to d ... [read] Keywords: ibm sametime
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Why I’m No Evangelist
Wed, Mar 2nd 2011 7:11a   Gabriella Davis
There's a lot of evangelism out there right now (can I get a woo!) and seemingly more every day. On linked in I can see new evangelists popping up all the time. So clearly it's the newest, buzziest ... [read] Keywords:
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Wasted 2 hours watching "The Social Network" this weekend
Mon, Feb 28th 2011 4:20a   Tim Davis
The Oscars went the right way, The King's Speech was much better. The Social Network was just dull, with no interesting characters or plot. Except the two honestly fascinating plot points where they ... [read] Keywords: network
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One of our Dojo’s is missing
Thu, Feb 24th 2011 10:13a   Gabriella Davis
Received a call yesterday from a customer who we had upgraded to 8.5 and 8.5.1 with all the fixpacks in between. They were ready to get started on deploying some Xpages goodness but their Intranet se ... [read] Keywords: admin xpages dojo
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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly vs Once Upon a Time in the West
Wed, Feb 23rd 2011 3:30a   Tim Davis
I have always loved the three Sergio Leone/Clint Eastwood spaghetti westerns ever since my Dad made me and my brother watch Fistful of Dollars when I was about 16 or so. Last year they were the first ... [read] Keywords:
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Some indispensible new tools for admins - don’t miss them
Sun, Feb 13th 2011 9:50a   Gabriella Davis
A great announcement today from IBM technical support, making available some tools they use for analysing and fixing recurring client issues. Over the years we have generated our own agents to be use ... [read] Keywords: admin ibm




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