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The IBM XWork Server sounds like a pretty good idea

If you’re an ISV working with IBM Lotus Notes/Domino, or if you’re simply trying to sell applications built on Domino technologies, then The IBM XWork server sounds like a great idea in terms of licensing. I can think back to many of my past Domino clients (because I don’t really work with it much anymore) who would have had use for this, and a couple of instances where it would have made a lot of discussions around justifying costs/an investment in Domino much easier. It’s something that could have had a lot of relevance in the New Zealand marketplace...

posted @ Monday, October 3, 2011 11:28 PM | Feedback (0)

Ed Brill is living a Microsoft free life!

Ed Brill lives a Microsoft free life. I'm successful in both business and personal life without any influence from Redmond. This is an interesting quote, because based on the historical contents of Ed Brill’s website you might find that claim about there being ‘no influence’ to be a little bit misleading! Irony is always funny. Tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes/Domino

posted @ Tuesday, April 19, 2011 8:50 PM | Feedback (1)

Lotus fans: Show me the money or shut the hell up

Lotus fans: Show me the money or shut the hell up – insightful information into the life of a modern Lotus Notes/Domino professional. Tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Friday, March 11, 2011 6:15 PM | Feedback (0)

Lotus Notes dumped in AMP cloud email move

Lotus Notes dumped in AMP cloud email move There are some IBM customers in Australia who continue to be happy with Notes — such as Australian youth charity BoysTown, which recently decided against Exchange or Gmail and instead upgraded its Notes installation – but in general there have been no large new Australian Notes customers reported for some time. I'd safely say the same trend applies in New Zealand. Tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Friday, July 30, 2010 7:43 PM | Feedback (0)

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5 beta available

Get it here. Tags: IBM , Lotus , Notes , Godzilla

posted @ Sunday, June 1, 2008 3:26 AM | Feedback (0)

IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.0.1

IBM Lotus Notes & Domino is now available. Kudos as always to IBM - who in this age of web site usability where developers around the world to keep their URLs as short, readable, and user friendly as possible, refuse to give in to this pressure, and continue to do things their own special way: http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/index.wss?DocURL=http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ ssi/rep_ca/4/897/ENUS208-024/index.html&InfoType=AN&InfoSubType%C3%8A& InfoDesc=Announcement+Letters&panelurl=index.wss%3F&paneltext=Announcement%20 letter%20search">http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/index.wss? DocURL=http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/rep_ca/4/897/ENUS208-024/index.html &InfoType=AN&InfoSubType%C3%8A&InfoDesc=Announcement+Letters& panelurl=index.wss%3F&paneltext=Announcement%20letter%20search Tags: IBM , Lotus , Notes , Domino

posted @ Wednesday, February 20, 2008 5:08 PM | Feedback (0)

Pot. Kettle. Black. Etc.

I'm finding this post pretty funny, considering it's coming from a camp which has historically been pretty quick to sling mud at other corporations for "forcing" hardware upgrades on it's users in order to run their software. Also, any up and coming Virus writers out there might like to take note of this little gem: I excluded my Notes Program and Data directories from Symantec AV and things are 200% better. I'll pass this on to those who are piloting Notes 8.0 with me. Maybe we can rollout after all.   Jumping across to this post (which is...

posted @ Tuesday, February 12, 2008 12:21 PM | Feedback (4)

Resources for Transitioning IBM Lotus Notes Customers

While I can't comment on the effectiveness of any of these tools, I have to say that the aggressive marketing cracks me up.  If your customers’ business and technology needs have outgrown IBM Lotus Notes, they're not alone. Many enterprise system customers are choosing to upgrade their legacy email technologies to Microsoft collaboration and productivity solutions. As much as I'm not missing the Notes Client for day to day "collaboration", and as much as I'm not missing working on an old outdated platform which has 0 day to day interest in terms of active / current web projects, I...

posted @ Monday, October 15, 2007 10:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Highly Scientific Notes 8 speed comparisons

sonic says (2:55 p.m.): HAHAHAHA I've been running the java notes client for the last couple of weeks and I just ran the native basic client. sonic says (2:55 p.m.): fuck it's quick!   Tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes, Godzilla

posted @ Thursday, September 20, 2007 2:59 PM | Feedback (1)

What were they thinking?

I'm simply echoing Volker's sentiment in asking what were they thinking? I've talked about the excellent Notes error messages before - or more to the point, I've passed along the comments of a friend (Mr Sonic, who really needs a web presence, as in yesterday). They really are pretty spectacular - at times Helpdesk operators attempt to get a user to describe an error message "exactly as it appears" for troubleshooting purposes. What's the conversation going to be like when someone tries to describe this:   I'd say "Godzilla pwned my Workstation". But that's just me. Because I loved Sonic's quote...

posted @ Tuesday, September 4, 2007 11:10 PM | Feedback (0)

Notes/Domino R8 release date announced

First, the positive stuff (for people who care about Notes/Domino). Your release date for Notes/Domino 8  has been announced. Like what I did there? Starbucks do it too. You don't order "coffee" or "a coffee" from Starbucks, you go there to be united with "your coffee". And in this case, it's your release date! Congratulations are due to the team at IBM who have obviously been working hard to try and get it out the door in a timeframe close to what they promised. The negative stuff - you knew it was coming! What the hell is it with IBM and...

posted @ Wednesday, August 15, 2007 12:13 AM | Feedback (0)

Password Exposure in Lotus Notes

Ed Brill updates the community on the Notes password exposure issue.. however, isn't it amusing when grown men play little games in between the lines of blog postings? The old debate of "Should people blog about security vulnerabilities" is getting pretty old now. If one blogger knows about it, then chances are many other people do too. Lets all keep quiet and ignore it shall we? Wooo, sounds good to me. Yes, posting things publically might be considered alarmist by some, but it really does force vendors to take action quickly. Given IBMs past history of listening to customers, can you...

posted @ Friday, July 20, 2007 11:35 PM | Feedback (0)

Linux Killer! Die die die!

Notes/Domino 8 is a killer Linux application! I admit, I only read the article because I misread it and thought it was a 'Linux Killer'.. my bad.. Technorati tags: Lotus, Notes, Non Infectious Virus

posted @ Monday, July 16, 2007 11:29 PM | Feedback (2)

Lotus Viral Marketing

The Lotus Viral Marketing presents a new approach to viral advertising.  Wikipedia says that Viral marketing and viral advertising refer to marketing techniques that use pre-existing social networks to produce increases in brand awareness, however I guess if that doesn't work out for you then you could simply create a quick website that looks like absolute rubbish, throw up a quick couple of posts, and then let it stagnate and die (remember The Worst Practices anyone?). Yeah, that works too! Viral baby! It's so Web 2.0! I'm not claiming I'm any sort of design genius when it comes to website design -...

posted @ Monday, July 16, 2007 11:28 PM | Feedback (5)

Porcelin Roadmap

It might just be me, I'm a bit tired right now - does this roadmap image conjure up make you think of something swirling down the toilet? Technorati tags: Notes, Domino, Lotus

posted @ Thursday, June 14, 2007 11:23 PM | Feedback (3)

Notes 8 - apparently less confusing, but destroys cities with it's huge scale clad footprint

Sonic has been playing with the latest Notes beta. I'm glad he has, so I don't have to! (No really dude, thanks) "When I try to launch beta 3 I get this error. I'm glad to see that they've cleaned up the error messages and made them less obscure, eclipse seems to be a real win win for them so far."   Next he clears up any confusion between the 2 client versions. One version is Notes 7.5, the other is rampaging beast affected by exposure to radioactive waste that destroys large...

posted @ Monday, May 28, 2007 8:11 PM | Feedback (1)

Lotus Notes and Domino public beta 2, now available

There are a few issues with the download servers at the time of writing, but it should all be sorted soon. Link: Lotus Notes/Domino R8 Beta 2 Link: edbrill.com: Notes and Domino 8 public beta now available Technorati tags: Domino, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Sunday, March 11, 2007 8:41 PM | Feedback (0)

Well, we knew it was coming..

Not today - the Notes/Domino beta build 2 has been delayed, and won't make the February release that they'd previously talked about. We all knew this was coming, this is just the official announcement. The Notes/Domino 8 beta 2 build will not be posted today. Internal process-wise, today is a big day as we will be making a go-no go call on the code itself, along with several other important readiness factors. After that meeting, we should have a solid date for when the public beta will be available. Though things could change, I expect it won't be more than a...

posted @ Wednesday, February 28, 2007 3:47 PM | Feedback (0)

For those waiting on the public beta of Notes 8

It's sounding like it might not appear in February. Of course it still might. Who can tell. I'd heard rumors that some people were expecting it this week, but now it's sounding like it's a week or two off. Technorati tags: Lotus, Notes, notes8beta

posted @ Tuesday, February 20, 2007 7:19 PM | Feedback (0)

Lotus Connections - What is it?

If you've heard some talk about Lotus Connections, and wonder what they're talking about, then you might want to read this post from Roberto Boccadoro. It will certainly give you a lot more insight into the product than the marketing video, which is pretty uninformative. Actually the marketing video seems pretty similar to all of the Sametime ones ever produced - same buzzwords and concepts, they've just thrown in some dudes saying "I BLOG!". Well good on you. Check it out below. Or, don't. Technorati tags: Domino, IBM, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Tuesday, February 20, 2007 10:27 AM | Feedback (0)

He hates Notes!

Yep, another one! This guy hates Notes! He also seems to hate proper spelling and punctuation.Technorati tags: Domino, IBM, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Sunday, February 18, 2007 10:24 PM | Feedback (0)

A quick Notes/Domino roundup

A quick mention of a few things in the world of Notes/Domino. I quickly read this IBM press release, and really don't know what it's talking about. I mean, it's talking about client options and Linux, but is it announcing something that has been released, or talking about a future release? Is this R7, or R8, or what? Regardless of whatever good work IBM might be doing in places, their press releases are still a complete corporate wankfest. "IBM (NYSE: IBM) today unveiled a new Open Client Solution for customers of any size or industry so they can help their employees...

posted @ Wednesday, February 14, 2007 9:13 AM | Feedback (0)

Simpler times..

Chris Linfoot looks back on simpler times.. a blast from the past indeed.Technorati tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes, notes.net

posted @ Thursday, February 8, 2007 9:24 AM | Feedback (0)

Farewell Workplace Messaging, we hardly knew you!

Software withdrawal and service discontinuance: IBM Workplace MessagingTechnorati tags: Lotus, IBM, Workplace

posted @ Thursday, December 14, 2006 5:17 PM | Feedback (0)

Java vulnerability in Notes and Domino

Link: Is the security of the Notes/Domino Java implementation questionable? Link: Java vulnerability in Notes and Domino Link: IBM Technote: Understanding Notes/Domino Java Archive (JAR) file signingTechnorati tags: Domino, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Friday, December 8, 2006 6:14 PM | Feedback (0)

Word of the Day: Notesbase

My friend Sonic tells the story of his word of the day:   Notesbase. -noun 1. A legacy system to store documents for easy search, access and retrieval NB: Not to be confused with Database Usage: Put this document in the Notesbase. The discussion started when the new helpdesk pleb asked me where a particular Notesbase was and I corrected him on his terminology. His team leader was listening in and immediately "corrected" my "misinformation". Because Notes apparently isn't a database, because Microsoft said so. I stated it was a database it just wasn't a relational one - to which I was retorted...

posted @ Tuesday, November 21, 2006 10:16 AM | Feedback (0)

With all this talk of the nifty fifty..

Following on from discussions about the Domino community collaborating to create a series of templates to ship free with Notes/Domino, I came across this link: Can the "Nifty Fifty" be revived? Should it? and check the date of the post: June 8th 2003. The post echoes the exact sentiment of the current discussion. Looks like it got nowhere then either. It's very sad. IBM has had the power at any time to jump in here and get on board with this, and that's the key. As long as they're not involved then these templates won't be "out of the box"....

posted @ Wednesday, August 2, 2006 6:52 PM | Feedback (0)

Do you want to do IBM's job for them?

If so, then head on over here and contribute to the 'out of the box' project.Technorati tags: IBM, OpenNTF, Lotus, Notes, Sharepoint, Nifty Fifty

posted @ Tuesday, August 1, 2006 11:35 AM | Feedback (0)

What does it take?

The walls of the office speak the truth. Thanks sonic! Technorati tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes, Domino

posted @ Tuesday, August 1, 2006 8:40 AM | Feedback (0)


Domgle is a beta version of an application which allows the searching of multiple databases via the web using Ajax technology. Ie, something IBM should probably have included in the product themselves, but /shrug. It's in beta, and there's no download link on the site, but if you drop him a mail he'll send the template out to you. Technorati tags: Domgle, Lotus, Domino, Ajax

posted @ Sunday, July 30, 2006 6:06 PM | Feedback (1)

Marketing innovation from IBM

When IBM cuts it's marketing budget: Technorati tags: Amusing, Domino, IBM, Lotus, Notes

posted @ Thursday, July 13, 2006 8:48 AM | Feedback (0)

.NET for Domino Developers

A while back I did a couple of posts about ASP.NET Development which were targetted at Domino Developers looking to make the switch. I intended to do more, but never really did. This was mostly because I actually started working on a commercial ASP.NET Development project, so I was spending all my time actually converting from Domino to ASP.NET and had no time to write about it. A while ago I came across Jeff Crossett's site. He has a series of articles called .NET for Domino Developers. Worth checking out if my slackness in writing has created a void in your...

posted @ Thursday, March 9, 2006 12:26 PM | Feedback (0)

Searchdomino's expert advice

Searchdomino.com went downhill a long time ago. One of my accounts is still subscribed to the newsletter however, and occasionally I actually read them (woah). The one I read today made me wonder why I bother. The article is here if you can be bothered, but you can read on anyway regardless. The question: I am experiencing an issue with Notes 5.0.10 on a Windows 2000 server. We have not upgraded but it was said that a file could be of unlimited size. But now that our file has gotten to 64GB, we can no longer add anything to it. Was this a...

posted @ Monday, March 6, 2006 10:48 PM | Feedback (4)

News.com: IBM patches Lotus flaw

From the News.com article: IBM has issued a patch for a half dozen "highly critical" security flaws in versions of its Lotus Notes, which could allow a malicious attacker to execute arbitrary code remotely when users access files through the Notes attachment viewer. Those are some more reasons to upgrade to 7.0.1. The Notes client has a pretty good track record of not normally needing this sort of patching attention, it's a shame that this exception had to be made. Link: News.com: IBM Patches Lotus flaw Link: Lotus.com/security Link: Ed Brill: IBM Patches Lotus flawTechnorati tags: Lotus, Notes, Domino

posted @ Sunday, February 12, 2006 12:06 PM | Feedback (0)

Consistently inconsistent

I'm wondering if anyone who read this post, and then went on to read this one would get a bit confused? The point being I wouldn't be making the shift to ASP.NET if it wasn't for the state of Notes/Domino in ANZ over the past 3-4 years (and it could have been in decline for longer than that, but at that time I was over in London, consulting in a land where Notes/Domino jobs were plentiful and varied!). I still love many things about the product. We still run it at my current workplace, and I have a heavy personal...

posted @ Thursday, February 9, 2006 10:50 PM | Feedback (0)

The Guardian UK: Survival of the unfittest

To start off, I'll quote the same paragaph as Ed Brill:   Imagine a program used by 120 million people, of whom about 119m hate it. Sound unlikely? Yet that's the perception one garners in trying to discover whether Lotus Notes, IBM's "groupware" application, is - as readers of Technology blog suggested - the "world's worst application". Where do you start with an article such as this? It's so incredibly out of date and vacuous that it's hard to respond. Once again, I don't want to write much, so here are a few points:   What is the credibility...

posted @ Thursday, February 9, 2006 10:02 PM | Feedback (23)

On the notion of a need for a Lotusphere in Europe

Ed Brill writes about the need for a Lotusphere in Europe/Elsewhere (the title only mentions Europe, but the rest of the post mentions Asia Pac and the cancelled Lotus Fusion that used to be held in Australia). I don't want to write a lot about this - just a few quick comments based on my own personal observations and experience; That's a very long way to say "No" Ed seems to get a bit angry and defensive at the comparisons to TechEd. I feel that those comparisons are quite valid. I don't think the line that "Microsoft has a broader product...

posted @ Wednesday, February 8, 2006 9:13 PM | Feedback (4)

Notes/Domino 7.0.1 due Monday/Tuesday

According to various IBM/Lotus sources, the 7.0.1 releases of Notes & Domino are due this Monday or Tuesday. According to the fix database, thats 509 fixes coming our way. (Also, what's up with that database name - r5fixlist.nsf, that's some bad planning while choosing a filename)Technorati tags: Lotus, Notes, Domino

posted @ Sunday, February 5, 2006 3:04 PM | Feedback (0)

The Distance between IBM and you?

What's the lesson here? Don't bother with IBM Tech Support because they're useless? Or is it that you should follow the methodology around "How to get something fixed with Linux - complain that 'linux sucks because it can't do.......' to a bunch of Linux zealots and check the flamewar for useful comments"? I'm not sure the story is really as positive as Ed tries to make it sound.Technorati tags: Lotus, Notes, Domino

posted @ Wednesday, February 1, 2006 8:08 AM | Feedback (0)

Lotusphere Comes to You

Lotusphere Comes to You - AP Event Locations Currently, there are none in there - check back soon, cities and dates to come.Technorati tags: Notes, Domino, Lotus

posted @ Tuesday, January 31, 2006 9:09 PM | Feedback (0)

Migration to Microsoft: Look before you leap

Ed Brill writes about Migration to Microsoft: Look before you leap. The entry is basically talking about thinking carefully before making a commitment to starting on a Domino -> Microsoft migration. If you're in the situation where you're considering this, then you should definately read his post and read all the links. You'd expect a bit of bias from Ed, however my personal situation backs Ed's stance up very well. After 9 years of working with Notes/Domino, I'm shifting my career to ASP.NET. I'm surrounded by custom Domino databases - ones I've written myself for my own "life management", and ones...

posted @ Wednesday, January 25, 2006 10:04 AM | Feedback (0)

More info from Lotusphere

Lots of stuff coming out of Lotusphere at the moment, most importantly new annoucements and screenshots. I was going to make this a longish entry, but there's a lot of people writing live from the event, so it's probably easier to just post summaries of links along with some short comments. RSS feeds and blog templates coming in Domino They're a little overdue, but it seems we have RSS feeds and blog templates as standard in Domino. The unofficial "IBM Lotus Blogging Community" has been working on their own solutions to this for quite some time now, but it's nice that it's...

posted @ Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:47 AM | Feedback (1)

Intriguing Lotusphere announcements

Posted today on www.edbrill.com: There's more to the Sametime 7.5 news than what has been written so far There's more to the Mac news than what has been written so far "Hannover", according to those who had a sneak peek today, is a "wow" Workplace Forms, as was commented here and on other blogs today, is a "wow" From the bottom up: Workplace forms? Could be interesting, however I'm not sure how many Workplace deployments have been done in NZ. I can only count the number of deployments among my customers (0), or the number of enquiries I've had about the product (0). Hannover...

posted @ Monday, January 23, 2006 8:36 PM | Feedback (0)

Lotusphere.com now works

There was a bit of discussion recently in various Lotus blogs about the fact that the domain Lotusphere.com simply redirected to the IBM homepage, instead of to the actual page for the event. Some people didn't see the big deal, some people thought it was a pretty poor show from IBM (which I tend to agree with). So now it appears that LotuSphere.com correctly redirects to the homepage - what was the big deal? I mean http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/events/govfor.nsf/wdocs/ls2006home is a pretty easy URL to remember, right?Technorati tags: Lotus, Notes, Domino

posted @ Sunday, January 8, 2006 9:50 AM | Feedback (0)

Notes/Domino 7.01 beta released

Grab it from the usual places. Also, you can check out the fix list, which currently contains 45 entries for the 7.01 release - all of which seem pretty minor fixes. Pretty impressive really, and it shows that the x.0 release of the product really is/was fine for deploying across a production environment.Technorati tags: Lotus, Notes, Domino

posted @ Tuesday, December 20, 2005 7:44 PM | Feedback (0)

LotusSphere 2006 full session listing

Here.Technorati tags: IBM, Lotus, Notes, Domino

posted @ Monday, November 14, 2005 9:00 AM | Feedback (0)


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