Jan 032013
 

It’s that time of the year again, time for me to post an entry here on my blog because it’s time for Lotusphere again. Well, the conference has been renamed to IBM Connect, so after 12 years I now have to create a new tag for this entry. You can find the session on Vivastream.
This year I’m co-presenting with Wouter Aukema of Trust Factory and I’m really looking forward to it.

ID104: The Best Defense is a Good Offense: Competitive Evaluation of Your IBM Notes/Domino Infrastructure

Abstract:
Many IT managers, IT architects and decision makers find it challenging to define a future social strategy among the onslaught of demands to try something else. This session will arm you with crucial information to defend years of successful investments in the IBM Notes and Domino platform, producing factual data that can be trusted. You will learn how your roadmap becomes stronger when obtaining evidence from your environment that reveals how your business is making use of the IBM Notes and Domino platform so successfully deployed.

Speakers:
Wouter Aukema, Trust Factory B.V.
Viktor Krantz, IBM Software Group
Time:
Tuesday, January 29, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Location:
Dolphin S. Hem IV-V

This session ID104 on Vivastream

Sep 042012
 

I travel a lot and I use Tripit.com for all my itineraries. I also use FlightTrack Pro and it syncs all my flights automatically from Tripit. This help me keep me up-to-date with any last minute flight and/or gate changes.

I use Lotus Notes as my email and calendar application on my Mac and I like having all my Tripit itineraries showing up on my Lotus Notes calendar. Today I found that I have to change the URL that Tripit tells me to use from “webcal://” to “https://” and it will work great.

So on the Tripit calendar instructions page under instructions for Lotus Notes, I had to also change the URL from:

webcal://www.tripit.com/feed/ical/private/.../tripit.ics

to

https://www.tripit.com/feed/ical/private/.../tripit.ics
Jan 252012
 

Stephan Wissel has already posted about our session at Lotusphere 2012 here. Thank you all for your positive feedback, it’s always fun and interesting to present at Lotusphere and this year was no different.
I wanted to recap a few comments from the evaluations below. You can also see the slides below them.

AD106 – IBM Lotus Domino XPages anywhere – Write them once, See them Everywhere:
97.5% Excellent & Good ratings for quality and content and 90.0% Excellent & Good ratings for quality and effectiveness of speakers

  • Excellent
  • Good info …not *quite* as relevent for us as some of the other sessions, but when either of these gents is presenting, I try to be there …always take away useful knowledge
  • Lot of material and very useful stuff
  • Already moving down this path
  • With XPages, we can now integrate applications with Connections, Portal and for mobile devices
  • Knew what they were talking about and kept it moving for late in the day
  • Well qualified and entertaining. Definitely kept my attention even after a long day of sessions
  • fantastic session and presenters
  • Good session, lots of information
  • Lots of good and useful content
  • Packed house with people standing. Needed a larger room
  • Viktor and Stephen always enjoyable, informative and relevant. Looking forward to Stephen’s promised blog postings!
  • well done
Dec 122011
 

Lotusphere 2012 - Business Made SocialIt’s that time of the year again! Lotusphere time.
For the 11th year in a row I’ve been gracefully selected to speak at Lotusphere.

AD106 IBM Lotus Domino XPages anywhere – Write them once, See them Everywhere

Abstract:
If you need to feature Domino XPages applications in more than just a browser – for example in the IBM Lotus Notes client and sidebar, desktop gadgets, mashups, IBM WebSphere Portal, and IBM Connections – then come to this session! You will learn how to write XPages applications once and show them everywhere.
Speakers:
Stephan Wissel, IBM Singapore Pte Ltd,
Viktor Krantz, IBM
Time:
Monday, January 16, 05:00 PM – 06:00PM UPDATED DATE
Location:
SW Mockingbird 1 & 2

Lotusphere –  Business. Made Social.
January 15-19, 2012 – Orlando, Florida

The premier event for the Lotus community worldwide – developers, administrators , IT and business professionals looking for collaborative software and solutions. From presentations on the latest innovations to hands-on training to interactive networking discussions, it’s all about getting the latest word on Lotus products and strategy that you can’t get anywhere else!

Oct 202011
 

Once again I will be going to Florida for 10 days of fun with friends from Sweden. This year we will be 10 of us watching five football games and one NHL game. We got two NFL games, including a Monday Night Football game in Jacksonville, two NCAA games and one high school game.

We will also have time for tailgate parties before all the games, deep-sea fishing, Segway tour of Tampa, shopping at outlet stores in Orlando, visit the beautiful beaches of Clearwater and a tour of Raymond James Stadium, home of Tampa Bay Buccaneers and USF Bulls. Read more about the adventure here.

This years tour is organized as always by Sport Tours Professionals.

Aug 092011
 

After almost exactly one year my blog is now up and running again and a lot of things have happened since I last posted an entry.

I have a new employer and now work as a Sr. Technical Advisor for IBM. I started back in April and my primary job role is helping customers with their XPages in Notes and Domino, Social and Mobile decisions.

I worked for SNAPPS for 11 fulfilling years (about 22,000 hours) and I had a blast together with Rob Novak and my co-workers; Troy, Jerald, Julian and Melissa. Rob wrote a wonderful blog post of our years together on my last day at SNAPPS.

Aug 172010
 

From Rob Novak’s blog:

SNAPP-On Modules for Lotus Quickr are quite simply enhancements to the core product that Quickr users around the world need to make their collaboration experience more productive, easier, and more intuitive. Each module extends the “My Places” area of the product, adding functionality, new tabs, and even customizations unique to a particular company. The first two generally available SNAPP-On Modules are “Favorites” and “Custom HTML,” with several more planned and options for custom modules.

Read more about it here.

Feb 032010
 

I just uploaded a new update to PandaBear: 0.54 with some small bug fixes. The update will download automatically from within the application when you open it.

PandaBear (Beta) is the code name for a desktop application of the research & development labs at SNAPPS, the company that also brings you QuickrTemplates.com. Use PandaBear for uploading, downloading and locating files stored in Lotus Quickr 8.1+.

Jan 282010
 


From Rob Novak’s blog:

Last night, amidst the buzz in Cupertino about the launch of the iPad, we at SNAPPS quietly got an email notification that the fruits of Julian’s labor for the past few months, SnappFilesTM, is now available for sale on the Apple app store. “Sale” is a bit of a misnomer, since like many of our other “SNAPPS Labs” efforts, the inaugural version of SnappFiles is free. Yep, free. Can’t think of a better price.

So what is SnappFiles? It’s fairly easy to grok. Start it up, point it to a Lotus Quickr server (Domino or J2EE), and browse for your files. If there’s a viewer, open and read them on the device. Or, send a link to the page and file to anyone with one click. That’s it. Pretty easy, huh?

And, it will work straight away on the iPad when it’s released. In fact, I think it will be a killer app for iPad in business – ECM integration – as the format is so good for reading documents.

Enjoy, folks. We’ll issue a press release later today. Movies and more coming over the next couple days. And of course, we’ll be doing more of this with Domino and the iProducts…it’s fun! Go get it, or read more about it here: snappfiles.snapps.com