Postmortem of the PSC and IBM Notes 8.5 Upgrade workshop & News about more!

May 31 2009

The general of PSC's Lotus / Collaboration practice, Alex Kassabov, has posted a review of the two day Notes 8.5 upgrade workshop and news about more of them coming to the Chicago area:

Notes 8.5 upgrade workshop
Posted on May 31, 2009 by Alex

On Wednesday and Thursday of this week we [PSC] and IBM hosted a Notes 8.5 upgrade workshop. The workshop was held at IBM Innovation Center downtown Chicago and it was a great event. Thank you everyone who found 2 days in their busy schedules to join us for the workshop. The event was “sold out”. We had no empty seats in the room and unfortunately we had to turn away a few people who tried to register at the last moment. Not to worry, we are planning to hold more workshops during the summer. Please come to the PSC site for event information and registration.

The workshop focused on showcasing the new and exciting features of Notes and Domino 8.5: things like DAOS, ID Vault, Shared Logon, XPages. The agenda is a good mix of presentations and hands-on labs, so not only did the attendees get to listen about the new features, they got to feel and touch them, practice setting them up and using them.

All in all, a great event. I’m looking forward to hosting a few more of these during the summer.

Currently, we’re looking at hosting 1 workshop in Schaumburg at the PSC office on June 24 – 25.

In addition, we’re planning to host another workshop downtown Chicago at the IBM center just before MWLUG on August 25 – 26.  Seating will be limited again, so please stay tuned for registration announcements.


So to recap, there is another event coming in Schaumburg on June 24th and 25th and another one downtown Chicago right before the Midwest Lotus User Group meeting - so you could come to Chicago for 4 days of Lotus goodness! I will blog the event invites once they are available.

1 Responses to “Postmortem of the PSC and IBM Notes 8.5 Upgrade workshop & News about more!”

  1. 1) Chris Blatnick says:

    Excellent! Lisa Sarkady and I have delivered the Notes 8.5 Upgrade workshop 4 or 5 times now and it seems to be well received every time. I definitely like the mix of show, tell, and hands on goodness. That's so cool to hear that you are "selling out" these events. Keep up the good work guys!

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