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

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

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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!

Jan 262010
 

So I have not posted anything here for a long time. I’m sorry about that, but it’s been a hectic fall and winter so far. But now Lotusphere 2010 is over and I can perhaps get a little break. 😎 …or maybe not.

Orlando hosted great weather this year. We had between 70-80º F every day and it was really nice to get away from the cold in Kansas City. (On a side note: The temperature difference between Orlando and KC on Thursday when we went home was 40º.)

My 9th Lotusphere was fun, but busy, as always. Very good to meet new and “old” friends every year. For me as an “old” Swede I really enjoy visiting with the Swedes that come to Lotusphere. The Swedish Dinner Monday night took place at Bongos Cuban Cafe Downtown Disney. I would like to thank Mats Holmberg och Kalle Dettner for inviting me again.

I actually attended more sessions this year than I have in the past.
Sunday I attended SHOW112 How to Build an XPages Application from Start to Finish with Tim Clark and Matt White. Great session with great speakers. I know both Matt and Tim and they are great presenters with some great code skills.

Tuesday I went to BP207 Make Your XPage Apps “Pop!” with CSS and Themes with Declan Lynch and David Leedy. Great session with great demos! I also attended AD111 Harnessing the Power of Server-Side JavaScript and Other Advanced XPage Techniques with Tim Tripcony and Stephan Wissel. Brilliant code and speakers.

Thursday I went to Julian Robichaux’s BP213 Apple iPhone Development Served Two Ways: Extending Lotus Domino Apps to the Cool Kids. Rob McDonagh was suppose to speak but could not attend. Julian, besides being a great co-worker at SNAPPS, is a brilliant speaker. You don’t often see a better or more prepared speaker. The session was great too with great examples and Julian even walked us through creating an iPhone app from start to finish.

At Lotusphere this year I spoke in two sessions:
BP211 IBM Lotus Quickr Development Grows Up: Now This Changes Things together with Troy Reimer.
We showed new ways to interact with Lotus Quickr including using Web Services and REST. Troy also showed the new “hook” events using agents. Very cool.
You can find the download at SNAPPS download site (direct link).

BP210 The Great Code Giveaway 9 – Never Gonna Let You Down together with Rob Novak.
Rob and I changed things a little from last year and instead showed many different ways to add data to and extract data from a database. The code this year included lots of JavaScript, HTML, Java, XML, CSS, ActionScript, MXML and XPages. We demoed how to input feedback into a database using browser, Adobe AIR application, Sametime bot, Lotus Notes Sidebar app and from inside another database. We also exported “reports” using the browser using Dojo and Xpages and to Excel using an Agent. We created a “Devloper History” and exported to PDF. It was a combined effort from many of the developers here at SNAPPS including Jerald Mahurin, Troy Reimer, Julian Robichaux, Rob Novak and myself and we spent +600 hours on the code. Most of you should hopefully be able to find something useful this year.
You can find the download at SNAPPS download site (direct link).

I also sat up on stage during GURUpalooza! but no questions came my way this year. 🙄

Until next time…

Jan 232009
 

This years version of our Lotusphere session: “The Great Code Giveaway”: The Art of the Possible, is now available for download at download.snapps.com.

Prerequisite:

This application needs to run on a Domino server version 7.0.2 or above. Some Widgets may need version 8.5 or above to run.

This application uses The Dojo Toolkit JavaScript library.
The following is only needed, but required, if you are installing this application on a version of Domino below 8.5.

  1. Download version 1.1.1 or above of Dojo
  2. Unzip the download
  3. Rename and place this directory on your Domino server in the following path:
    path_to_root_data_directory/domino/html/domjs/dojo-1.1.1

This path is hard coded into the MyDomino form. If you want to change the path you can by modifying the HTML shown below in the MyDomino form:

<script type="text/javascript" src="/domjs/dojo-1.1.1/dojo/dojo.js"></script>

This application was tested on version installed with Domino 8.5 (1.1.1) and downloaded version 1.2.3

The application was tested on:

  • Internet Explorer 7.0.5 on Windows
  • Firefox 3.0.5 for Windows
  • Firefox 3.0.5 for Macintosh

Installation:

  1. Change the ACL to match your current environment
  2. Make a non replica copy of the application on your Domino server
  3. Sign it with an appropriate administrators ID

Usage:

Browse to the application and log in as a valid directory user. It should create a myDomino document automatically for the user.
HAVE FUN!

The code is released under the Apache license. You may obtain a copy of the License at:
www.apache.org/licenses/LICENSE-2.0

Have fun with it.

Nov 192008
 

I have been accepted to speak at Lotusphere again. Lotusphere 2009 will be held at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort in Orlando, Florida January 18-22. This year I have three sessions.

BP204 – Enhancing IBM Lotus Quickr for IBM Lotus Domino with Web 2.0 Integration

Troy Reimer, Viktor Krantz
These speakers were the driving engineering force behind the popular Lotus Quickr Templates that shipped with Quickr 8 and have been continually updated. As well, they have been working with Quickr and its predecessors since 2000, developing applications for the world’s largest Lotus Quickr customers. In this session, we’ll introduce you to some innovations that make Lotus Quickr even more valuable to your teams – integration with external sources, tagging, categories, and more. Learn the techniques and pre-packaged code libraries that make Lotus Quickr development easy and valuable to your organization.

BP215 -“The Great Code Giveaway”: The Art of the Possible

Rob Novak, Viktor Krantz
Once again, we’ve invested hundreds of hours into new examples and applications that will open your eyes to “The Art of the Possible” with Lotus software. In its eighth year at Lotusphere, The Great Code Giveaway provides you with a new perspective and new applications that you can use to enhance your IBM Lotus Domino investment. Come and watch while we unveil this year’s valuable – and free – applications and examples!

SHOW202 – Show ‘n Tell: Developing for Lotus Quickr Domino Services

Troy Reimer, Viktor Krantz
In this session, you’ll learn how to develop custom themes for Lotus Quickr, implement custom forms, and build an application that can actually be used in your organization. We’ve developed a template for you to follow along, learning the intricacies of Lotus Quickr development and the most efficient approaches to programming based on their experience with the platform. Take away new approaches, new methods, and a new appreciation for what you can accomplish with Lotus Quickr.