Jul 282008
 

Julian Robichaux is joining SNAPPS

For the first time in 5 years SNAPPS have hired a new member to our team. I’m thrilled to announce that Julian Robichaux is joining SNAPPS as a Senior Developer (or whatever he wants his title to be). Julian, who you know from six years of blogging at nsftools.com, the Taking Notes Podcast, and various speaking engagements at Lotusphere, The VIEW, ILUG, and others, brings 12 years of Notes & Domino experience to SNAPPS. Julian has provided companies and clients with a number of “out of the box” solutions, knows all the relevant programming languages and toolkits, and has extensive experience with relational database integration.

He spent a couple of days here in Overland Park with the team last week to make sure we were a good fit and let me say, I know it will be. Julian and I have met just briefly before at various conferences but I have followed his blog and the TNP’s closely. He will continue to work from his office in Georgia but will come in to the office every so often. He will be joining us for Collaboration University in September and will continue to speak at various events, just under the SNAPPS name now.

So Julian, I’m very excited about working with you and I know that SNAPPS will benefit from your knowledge and expertise. Hey, we might have some fun too. :lol:

Jul 212008
 

Liz & Rob Novak

Today is SNAPPS president Rob Novak’s birthday. Rocky Oliver created a post where you can write a limerick for him.

Here is my contribution:

A man named Rob was a vegetarian
He was eaten for lunch by a librarian
Said the woman, “Hello!
You’d be tastier, for sure
If you had been salted and septuagenarian!”

Happy birthday Rob.

Jan 152008
 

We here at SNAPPS has outlined plans to convert our entire line of AnyPlace™ for Quickr and QuickPlace to free licenses.

From Rob Novak’s blog:

Our products, especially AnyPlace Administrator, have been an entry point for many enterprise customers who have then become high-value consulting or development clients. Making the AnyPlace products free brings down the price barrier to realizing the value of these powerful tools, while expanding the reach of the SNAPPS name throughout IBM’s Lotus Quickr customer enterprises. Our goal is to expand the use of these products by 50 times their level as paid licenses. It’s about giving back, and it’s about ubiquity.

The four products are detailed on the SNAPPS website under “Solutions”, and have trial versions available.

At the same time we are announcing the immediate availability of fully supported subscription versions of the template applications for as little as $1 per user, in addition to new support options for the free versions.

A subscription entitles the subscribing company to benefits usually associated with fully paid licenses – for a fraction of the price – including:

  • Unlimited technical support, a helpdesk and escalation system
  • A new blog, wiki and documentation site combined with the template website
  • Guaranteed first release with new features, and a feature request mechanism
  • Guaranteed compatibility with new IBM Lotus Quickr versions within 30 days of their release

Subscription pricing is between $1 and $2 per user, per application, per year depending on the number of subscription units purchased. Custom subscription options are available for modified or combined templates, and QSite is priced at 2x the normal subscription price (QSite includes 10 applications in one).

Is that not great news just before Lotusphere?

Dec 052007
 

As Rob Novak already blogged about here, today is SNAPPS (real name – Strategic Net Applications, Inc.) 10th birthday.

I have been an employee of SNAPPS and Rob for 8 years now and I could not be happier and, yes, proud that we reached this milestone together.

Congratulations Rob, and the rest of my co-workers, Melissa, Troy and Jerald.

Oct 092007
 

From Rob Novak’s blog, his original posting can be found here.

So – to recap – we found a massive, hairy, evil monster that can cause pain and most definitely fear in most human beings, especially around the office. So naturally, we named it SharePoint. Here is an actual photo of the beast, taken just this weekend.

Sadly this week, we’re going to kick SharePoint out. Turns out it’s too expensive to keep feeding it, and it really needs a bigger box (probably more than one) and more attention than anybody originally thought. It keeps getting bigger and bigger, and we’re honestly getting more afraid of it every day.

We have a lot of fun at SNAPPS.

Jun 192007
 

Rob Novak has posted the sessions and speakers for Collaboration University for Lotus Quickr, QuickPlace and Sametime in July for both Kansas City and London.

For Sametime

  • Sametime 101 – Deploying Sametime
  • Sametime Meeting Center Customization Tricks – How to Roll Your Own!
  • Top 5 hidden Sametime Hacks and Programming Tricks
  • Developing Sametime Connect plugins
  • Exploiting the Toolkits for Sametime Bots and Automation
  • Sametime Links – Developing your own Queueing Application *Note from Rob – $10,000 in free code anyone???
  • Installation and Configuration — Sametime Gateway for Public IM
  • Deploying Sametime Connect Plugins
  • Sametime 7.5.1 New Features (It’s Bigger than it Sounds!)
  • Clustering Sametime Servers — Models and Examples
  • Bandwidth and Capacity Planning
  • Top 10 Support Issues for Lotus Sametime
  • Monitoring and Managing Your Sametime Servers (Including the new Monitoring Toolkit)
  • A Guide to Telephony Integration – A User’s Guide to Terminology and Options

For Lotus Quickr:

  • Lotus Quickr 8.0 Introduction and Features
  • Lotus Quickr Domino Installation and Configuration
  • Lotus Quickr – Introducing and Understanding the new Templates Part 1
  • Lotus Quickr – Introducing and Understanding the new Templates Part 2
  • Quickr Development Fundamentals – Placebots, Forms and Themes
  • Introducing the Dojo Toolkit
  • Lotus Quickr Development — Leveraging Template Code to Create Your Own Applications
  • Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Installation and Configuration
  • Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal Development Overview
  • Using the Dojo Toolkit for Advanced Development in Lotus Quickr
  • Integration Strategies for Lotus Quickr, QuickPlace, Domino and Sametime
  • Flexible Views, Workflow Engines and More Reusable Tools!
  • Roundtable – Small Groups Session (size limited)
  • Lotus Quickr – Deploy How You Want, Where You Want – Integrating the Platforms

We will also have some foundation sessions on LDAP, Firewalls and the popular “Best 10 minutes from each speaker” session on the final day.

Collaboration University is a small, focused conference so you get one-on-one time with real experts and IBM development – folks like Carl Tyler, Rob Novak, Gabriella Davis, Chris Miller and more. Check out the speakers page, and get registered! See you in Kansas City and London!