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MWLUG 2011: The Never Ending Integration Story: How to Integrate Your Lotus Notes, Domino, and LotusLive applications with Microsoft Office, .NET, and Lotus Symphony

August 26 2011

The Integration Story started in 1994, with the first ways to combine Lotus Notes and Lotus Ami Pro to create custom applications. In 2011, the Integration story is still going strong. This session will start with the basics and ramp up in skill and capabilities. We will show how to integrate Lotus Notes, Lotus Domino, XPages, and LotusLive applications with the tools on your user's machines: Microsoft Office, Microsoft .NET custom applications, , LibreOffice, Lotus Symphony, and more. We will look how the ODF and OOXML standards are changing the integration story and how they will impact you. You will walk out of the session with lots of sample code and extending your own integration story! MWLUG 2011: The Never Ending Integration Story View more presentations from John Head

Symphony Thursday: Developer 201 - Saving & Generating PDF’s

May 7 2009

Symphony Thursday: Developer 101 1. Introduction to UNO Development and Documents/Writer "Hello World" 2. Spreadsheets"Hello World" 3. Presentations "Hello World" Last time, I covered the basics of UNO Development and walked you thru a "Hello World" application for Writer and Lotus Symphony Presentations. This blog entry will cover how any file type - documents, spreadsheets, or presentations, can be saved as a PDF. How Lotus Symphony Saves Lotus Symphony and have a built in command that save the current file. If we take the Lotus Symphony Presentations document we generated in the Presentations: "Hello World", we would do the following to save the file Call Presentation.storeToURL("file:///C:/symphonythursdaypresentation.odp", args) The storeToURL method has two parameters. The first is the complete path of where you want to save the presentation. Just as when we were creating the presentation, we have to use a URL format for t coming soon - web based ODF verifacation

February 5 2009

One of the things I asked for at the ODF round table at Microsoft last year was for a web based tool that would verify a file, both ODF and OOXML, and list what the rendering issues would be for various applications. It looks like someone else had the same idea. is going to do this for ODF files: will help you make a better choice by letting you compare the output and other behaviour of a wide variety of applications. Does your corporate style - the technical basis for many documents - actually look consistent across the board of applications - from 3.0, Adobe Buzzword and Symphony 1.2 to Microsoft Office 2000 with the ODF addin from Microsoft - or the one from Sun Microsystems? And how does it look on Mac OS X in iWork? When you are in an acquisition phase, will help you do a reality check if that fancy new open source suite or that productivity package you can get a bargain deal at - actually does what it says. On the

Lotusphere 2009 Approved!

November 13 2008

I am a bit late to the blogging about these, but I had three Lotusphere 2009 session abstracts approved! First, we have the Jumpstart that Alex and I have given the past couple years Introduction to integration of Lotus Notes and Lotus Domino with Microsoft Office, .NET, and Lotus Symphony. The session has been completely revamped with all new demos and new technology demos including the integration of Google Docs with Notes and Domino applications and some intro samples around creating OOXML and ODF documents. This session has been popular in the past with a back to back repeat pre-scheduled. That is 4 hours of integration demos Sunday afternoon in Orlando to kick off the week. If we do that again this year and you see my Sunday night at the party or eating Ed's sushi at Kimono's after, you will understand why I am punchy :-) Second, I will be giving Lotus Symphony and You - A Developer's Perspective, which is a revamped version of my Irish Lotus User's Group session with less Execut

New Whitepaper: Off-the-Shelf or Custom Development

May 27 2008

I am releasing a new white paper I wrote that covers the reasons on why I have been endorsing the move from being an advocate of pure custom development to supporting the use of a framework and/or a product. This white paper discusses my journey to find Integra for Notes and my personal experiences with the world of integrating IBM Lotus Notes and Domino with Microsoft Office,, and Lotus Symphony. You can download the PDF of the white paper here: Off-the-Shelf or Custom Development: How Frameworks Can Save the Day I look forward to feedback and thoughts! Printed copies will be available at ILUG 2008 next week.

I want this feature NOW - Presenter Screen

March 5 2008

Thanks to Alan Bell for pointing this out. I so want this feature now in Lotus Symphony .. and Microsoft should steal this and put it into PowerPoint NOW! This is from the wiki and is a feature that should be in the 3.0 release. Introduction The presenter screen for Impress is a feature (currently in development) that aids a presenter during a slide show. It provides information on a second screen, that typically is not visible to the audience. This includes a view to the currently displayed slide (for when the presenter faces the audience and can not see the primary screen) a preview of the next slide or next effect the notes of the current slide the current time and/or the elapsed time navigation buttons for going to the previous/next slide Here is how it looks at the moment (left the full screen presentation, right the Presenter Screen): The presenter screen is planned to be an extension. However, some core libraries will have to be modifi

BP215 Integration of IBM Lotus Notes 8 with IBM Lotus Symphony and

January 22 2008

BP215 Integration of IBM Lotus Notes 8 with IBM Lotus Symphony and 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 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

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,, 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