Thursday, January 28, 2010

IBM Project Vulcan from a Google Wave point of view



whatisgooglewave.com is an interesting site that talk about Google Wave. After Lotusphere 2010 and the launch of IBM Project Vulcan (Notes 9), a new section has born: stay tuned on the IBM section for a Google Wave point of view.

Lars Rasmussen interview's about IBM Project Vulcan on whatisgooglewave.com:
He comments regarding IBM’s Project Vulcan was very interesting. It sounded to me that they were taken a little by surprise by this product. Lars indicated they had talked with IBM, but not particularly about Project Vulcan.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The last version of Lotus Notes Traveler Component is ...


.. the 1.4

Lotus Notes Traveler, news and photos


Again, during the opening general session IBM talks about Lotus Notes Traveler. First of all they announce the support for Android platform, then a big news for people who wanted encrypted mail on iPhone: Lotus Notes Traveler Companion is available today on App Store!


Lotus Notes Traveler Companion allow to read encrypted mail on the iPhone directly using the Notes ID security!

Last is the extension of the support for other operating system. I mean, now Travel can be installed only on Windows OS, with Traveler 8.5.2 you can also install on Linux SUSE!!!

Cool! Isn't it? It's so cool that we can't wait. 8.5.2 is supposed to be released in Q3-Q4 2010. This mean that we can have Android support on Linux based Traveler at the end of this year!

IBM Project Vulcan, photos and news


On the OGS we learn about IBM Project Vulcan, as report on Ed Brill's Blog “Project Vulcan is the blueprint for where Lotus Notes is going”. During the Opening general session we have some screen shots of the evolution of the Notes client:






and some concept on mobile devices like BlackBerry or iPhone:







Other news comes from the keynote during the first two day of Lotusphere, one is particularly important: after 8.5.2 Notes will be “vulcanized”.

Other pictures on Project Vulcan can be found in my Flickr photostream.

My 2 cents on this project are:
  1. Notes 9 will be the Project Vulcan implementation like Notes 8 has been the Hannover's one.
  2. Project Vulcan will be hugely developed in xPages and other web technology.
  3. Notes 3 to 8 apps still work fine in the Vulcan. This doesn't came from me but from history. :-)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 2 - general and Lotus application development strategy


General:

  1. My daily agenda: BP210, KEY101, BP108, BP111, BP204, ID615.
  2. “Project Vulcan is the blueprint for where Lotus Notes is going” [Ed Brill Blog]
Lotus Application Development Strategy:
  1. Lotus Notes/Domino developer skills are important and remain important.
  2. For the future release Lotus will support and integrate to OpenID.
  3. For the future release Lotus will support and integrate to Oauth.
  4. Again, next releases? Will be much more based on web technology (e.g. HTML5, CSS3, Dojo).
  5. Samples of integration with cloud software already exist: Tungle, Gist, Openspan.

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 1 - other sentences

General:

  1. My daily agenda: OGS, ID201, KEY104, AD201, BP306, AD207, BOF201.
  2. Thanks Bob for the button!
  3. Great sushi at Kimonos restaurant.
Lotus Notes and Domino strategy and future:
  1. LotusLive Notes will be launched
  2. Support for Citrix, XenApp, VMWare client virtualization technology
  3. Lotus Notes Traveler on Android
  4. Lotus Domino will be available as a image on Amazon EC2
  5. Lotus Business Solutions Catalog is being released
  6. Symphony 3.0 will be beta in the next month and it will be released in 2010
  7. After 8.5.2 Notes will be “vulcanized”
  8. Project Concord was introducted: web-based collaborative document editor for creating, editing and sharing documents.
Symphony:
  1. Symphony “Vienna” will be based on OpenOffice 3.x (Q2 2010).
  2. Symphony “Vienna” will be support MS VB macro.
  3. LotusScript classes are available to manipulate Symphony applications (Java API will be available with “Vienna”).
  4. Strategy: catch up with the latest OpenOffice regurarly.
Domino Designer:
  1. Many people during BOF push to have a Mac based Domino Designer soon.
  2. Performance in opening mail template: benchmark says 10 seconds, if you experience are minutes it's not normal.
  3. Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.2 beta is available for partner program.


Monday, January 18, 2010

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 1 - IBM Lotus Server: Present and Futures


In the form of "aspect - goal" that's the key sentences of the Domino server future:

  • Database management tool improvements - Leverage a single tool that performs all application/database maintenance tasks (eg compact, index update, ...).
  • SAML - Provide greater flexibility regarding secure authentication.
  • Platform expansion – Lower costs, improve flexibility and scalability (64 bit, virtual env, Linux platform).
  • RESTful APIs – Enable ISV's and application builders with broad set of API's usable from any application endpoint.
  • DXL – Roud-trip DXL design elements with no loss.

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 1 (Opening general session)


General and vision:

  • Lotus knows why.
  • Lotus knows how.
  • This year the special guest is Captain Kirk William Shatner directly form Enterprise!
  • GM, RIM, Continental, Panasonic and Zurich are the customers presented this year by Lotus.
  • You knew the importance of delivering on promises.
  • 18378 new customers after Domino 8 was been released.
  • Positive disruption: capabilities for free Symphony.
  • Collaboration agenda is a new offering who puts together different Lotus products and is designed with industry specific teams who helps company to design his own specific solution: lower the cost of collaboration and improve people collaboration.
  • File Navigator by Rene Winkelmeyer is the best open source Notes application.
  • LotusLive with 18M users, now is offered for 4 USD per user per month.
  • IBM Project Vulcan is a sneak peak into the evolution of collaboration.
Demo time:
  • Now in xPages applications is possible to use Quickr component.
  • IBM Multimedia Library for Lotus Notes: the fastest, most affordable way to learn Lotus Notes, Sametime and Quickr!
  • Quickr and Alfresco are now integrated.
  • Announced Lotus Notes Traveler for Android
  • Lotus Notes Traveler Companion is an iPhone plugin who can provide to access encrypted email on the iPhone (using Notes ID security!)
  • xPages now runs in the Notes client: develop once, run everywhere!
  • LotusLive labs is a set of services availables in lotuslive.com. Some examples: slide library, event maps, collaborative recorded meetings and composer.
Specific on Project Vulcan:
  • Project Vulcan embraces the one programming model: public REST APIs, Widget and Mashups, xPages for Notes, HTML5 for richer user experiences.
  • Project Vulcan: continuity, convergence, innovation, new opportunities
  • Project Vulcan and the competition? IBM says it is not an answer to Google Wave.
  • Project Vulcan is based on Notes Client and in the browser you have the same experience.
  • Project Vulcan can be accessed through Blackberry or iPhone.
  • Project Vulcan as the brand new Notes 9 is my guess.
  • Project Vulcan will be shipped in 2011.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 0


General:

  1. After “Emergence” in 2008 and “Resonance” in 2009, this year the Lotusphere theme is “Lotus knows”.
  2. My daily agenda: BOOT103 (great job Franziska), SHOW105, BOOT104, JMP102 and Welcome Reception.
Admin tips:
  1. DAOS and SAN? Again, be sure transaction logging is on a separate and dedicated LUN.
  2. Set all compressions "on" using console: load compact mail -ZU -n -v -C
  3. Deny access list and HTTP? Be careful you have to set “Enforce server access settings” in server documents, ports, Internet ports otherwise HTTP do not follow the configuration.
  4. In NAB “Actions-> Set Secure Internet Password” allow you to encrypt the HTTP password in secure way. Note, I mean a “secure”, not a “more secure” cause the standard HTTP password mechanism use @Password to encrypt so (eg) same password are show with the same encryption. Mandatory!
  5. In the configuration setting, set “Enforce Internet/Password Lockout” to prevent a brute force attack over HTTP. You can also use policy to specify a per-person criteria.
  6. Notes Shared Login do not require software installation on the clients (and it's much better than previous OS login) and you can use policy to set it!

Sametime:
  1. Sametime 8.5 will be released in two flavors: Sametime 8.5 Community Services for chats and awareness (Domino based) and Sametime 8.5 Meeting Services (Websphere based) for meeting and video conferencing.
  2. Wes Morgan rules on Sametime 97/3 utilization: 97% of the users will be logged into chat, 3% parteciping in meetings.
Welcome reception:
  1. Still cold. :-(
  2. A nice match against Andrea playing tennis with Wii.

Lotusphere in sentence, Day -1


  1. Luckily the temperature is higher than the last two freezing years (around 20°C during the day).
  2. I have had great times with Andrea e Daniele relaxing and eating shrimp and crab in front of the ocean in Cocoa Beach.
  3. The pocket agenda is changed, now we have a tabular folder instead the traditional pocket book.
  4. The backpack is almost the same of last year.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

lsonline.info on iPhone

Yes it works! Just point Safari here: www.lsonline.info/m




747-8 is coming


Less than 1 month from the 787 Dreamliner first flight, another great news from Boing: 747-8 is coming with more seats, new wings design (very similar that 787 Dreamliner), cleaner, quieter and more fuel efficient.
747 was introduced in 1970 and until now Boing has delivered more 1400 units. Air Force is a 747 model and it is the official airplane of the Space Shuttle.

Full 747-8 details here