Archive for Lotusphere2008

A rare ASW moment from me - a comment about my Lotusphere 2008

February 11 2008

I rarely do any kind of ASW postings on here, but I got these comments in an email from someone who was in two of my Lotusphere 2008 sessions: "I attended a couple of sessions (JMP 201 & BP215) on Microsoft Office and Symphony integration with Notes that you gave at LS08 ... As always, your sessions are always on my "can't miss" list. Nice job again this year." That makes all the hard work worth it. Doing the Introduction to Integration JumpStart is a lot of work ... 20+ demos across 4 computers/VMs in 2 hours is always a lot of work, but doing it twice back to back just makes Sunday a very long day. But getting comments like this makes it worth it and keeps me submitting the session each year. Thanks

BP218 IBM Lotus Notes 8 and IBM Lotus Expeditor Customization for LotusScript Developers

January 22 2008

BP218 IBM Lotus Notes 8 and IBM Lotus Expeditor Customization for LotusScript Developers Speakers: John Head, Alex Kassabov SW Pelican - Tuesday 10:00am - 11:00am So you are a LotusScript developer. You can make forms and agents sing. But with Lotus Notes 8, you want to extend your applications into Composite Applications, the sidebar, and the menus. You notice this is all done in Eclipse.org, IBM Lotus Expeditor, and Java. What is a LotusScript developer to do? You come to this session. You will learn how to get started with these new tools, see demos and take home samples on how to begin integrating today. We will talk about why Composite Applications should excite you. We will walk you thru building your first Sidebar application. And, we will show you how to interact with the Lotus Notes 8 menus. A few surprizes will give you the tools and knowledge on how to make your applications look like they belong in Lotus Notes 8! | View | Upload your own Download Updated Slides here

BP215 Integration of IBM Lotus Notes 8 with IBM Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice.org

January 22 2008

BP215 Integration of IBM Lotus Notes 8 with IBM Lotus Symphony and OpenOffice.org Speaker: John Head SW Osprey - Tuesday 1:30pm - 2:30pm The inclusion of Lotus Symphony (productivity editors) with IBM Lotus Notes 8 and the release of the IBM Lotus Symphony product bring new and exciting integration options for Lotus Notes users and developers. This session will cover the integration options available today, including client provisioning of the Lotus Symphony editors. Inclusion of the editors in Composite Applications will demonstrate the programmatic options. This session will also cover integration of OpenOffice.org with Lotus Notes 8 and the development options available. Applications such as export, charting, and mail merge will be explored. This session will wrap up with a preview of integration options with Lotus Notes 8 and the editors as well as Lotus Symphony coming in future versions of Lotus Notes! Expect lots of code and take-home applications. | View | Upload your own

Project Atlantic a.k.a the IBM and SAP annoucement ... is a HUGE deal!

January 21 2008

I can not tell you how excited I am about this announcement! Here is a tidbit from Ed's blog: Today, IBM and SAP announced a joint product development, codenamed "Atlantic". From the press release: Currently planned for inclusion in the first release of project "Atlantic" is support for SAP workflows, reporting and analytics, and the use of roles from within the Lotus Notes client. In addition, tools are planned to be included to provide the ability to extend and adapt these roles and capabilities, as well as leverage additional collaborative and offline capabilities inherent in Lotus Notes and Domino products. The initial release is planned to ship in the fourth quarter of 2008 and will be sold by both companies. "SAP and IBM Lotus are strategic partners to The Coca-Cola Company," said Jean Michel-Ares, CIO, Coca-Cola Company. "Our IT goal is to help our people to be more responsive, productive and effective, and SAP and IBM Lotus have helped us get closer to that goal. The partne

JMP201 - Introduction to IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino Integration with Desktop Applications

January 20 2008

JMP201 Introduction to IBM Lotus Notes and IBM Lotus Domino Integration with Desktop Applications Speakers: John Head, Alex Kassabov SW 5-6 - Sunday 1:30pm - 3:30pm Repeats: SW 7-10 - Sunday 4:00pm - 6:00pm Welcome to the real world, where Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino are just part of your corporate toolset. This session will introduce you to integration of Lotus Notes and Domino 8 with Microsoft Office, OpenOffice.org, and Lotus Symphony. We'll start with the basics and gradually build up to advanced integration. Mail Merge, exporting to a spreadsheet, charting, presentation building, and integration on the Web will all be covered. Advanced topics such as Visual Studio Tools for Office, use of BIRT for reporting and integration with Lotus Domino Web Services will round out the session. You'll walk away with sample applications and code you can use immediately! (Participation in the "Kum Bah Yah" sing-along is optional) | View | Upload your own Download Updated Slides here Do

Lotusphere After Party - Thursday Night Jan 24th - I need a rough count

January 7 2008

OK folks .. it is that time. I need a rough count of how many people want to attend. The plan is still to have something on-site at a conference hotel, with a fixed fee that includes use of the room, bad food (pizza or subs), and beverages. Figure between $50 and $60 US. What I need from folks is two-fold: 1. Please respond in comments here. Names and Yes/No/Maybe for RSVP. I will not hold anyone to commitment, but please be realistic in your response. 2. Please get people to see this .. and point the conversation here. I really would like a single list. If you want to blog this, I would appreciate if you pointed people to this entry and closed the discussion on your site. Thanks and see you at Lotusphere - John