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

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.

Wouter Aukema, Trust Factory B.V.
Viktor Krantz, IBM Software Group
Tuesday, January 29, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
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:



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

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.
Stephan Wissel, IBM Singapore Pte Ltd,
Viktor Krantz, IBM
Monday, January 16, 05:00 PM – 06:00PM UPDATED DATE
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!

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.

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.

May 282008

Collaboration University opened it’s new website today with a brand new fresh look. Registration also opened for the event. This year we will be in Chicago and London. This event is a deep focus on Lotus Quickr, Lotus Sametime and new this time Lotus Connections focused on on integration and APIs.
From Rob Novak’s site:

In Chicago we’ll be at the IBM Innovation Center, located on the Chicago River a few blocks from Michigan Avenue. I have visited the building twice this year, and folks it is a great place to have the size and type of conference we produce. In two weeks I’ll be in London visiting our venue there, IBM South Bank. Just a few blocks from Waterloo station, Marriott County Hall, the London Eye, and accessible from all over central London. Our dates (both start on a Monday and run through Wednesday)

Chicago: September 8-10, 2008
London: September 15-17, 2008

This year we are also trying a brand new workshop concept

For our workshops this year (Wednesday afternoon post-con), we’re trying something different. We’re going to give you a month’s experience in 3 hours! The workshop will focus on Quickr Domino development and administration. Developers will go to one room and work on an application – with significant help – for 90 minutes, while the admins will start with a “bare bones” install of Quickr and apply best practices security settings, modify LDAP, configure notes.ini and qpconfig.xml, and set up MSSO. Next, each developer will pair up with an admin to deploy the application and test it. If that’s not real-life enough, your resident business client (me) will request a critical change in the application so everyone – developers and admins alike – can learn what choices you have to make when deploying changes to a production Quickr environment.

Visit collaborationuniversity.com and look around and register early for discounts. We also have a discount for past Alumni this year.

Aug 142007

As many bloggers out there, including Rob Novak, Ed Brill and Mary Beth Raven, has posted; Lotus Notes & Domino 8 will be available this Friday.

Speaking of above bloggers, Collaboration University for Notes & Domino 8 still have seats available. This is the first technical conference on the new release. Other notible IBMers present at the event are Bob Balaban and Kevin Cavanaugh.

Hope you can join us.

UPDATE! I must be really tired. It’s not September but August 17 for the release date. I’ve changed the title of this post.

Jul 172007

It’s been nearly four months since IBM said “go” on the Lotus Quickr template project that you’ve read so much about on my and other blogs. Today, after an exhausting but very rewarding development cycle, we get to say “go” too. Code was complete June 29 (as promised to IBM), testing on Lotus Quickr Gold code was July 2-6, last week was CU and finishing the download system, and this weekend we put the final touches on and did a limited test with IBMers. Then yesterday we knocked out one last bug in the download system after flying to London for Collaboration University this week.

In these last months I and the team at SNAPPS had a lot of fun developing these templates. I learned new code and got to dig really deep into the Dojo Toolkit which, you know by now, I really like.

So after all that we’re happy to announce that the SNAPPS templates for Lotus Quickr are ready for you. Make absolutely sure you get the documentation, read it, and install and sign the prerequisite files. Then go have some fun!

I will continue posting on developing and digging deeper into both Lotus Quickr as well as the Dojo Toolkit code.


Apr 272007

Rob Novak announced the keynote speakers for Collaboration University, and the list is very impressive.

Mike Rhodin
General Manager
Workplace, Portal and Collaboration Software
IBM Software Group

Mike will deliver the keynote address at Collaboration University on July 9 in Kansas City.

Ken Bisconti
Vice President, Lotus Software Products
IBM Software Group

Ken will deliver keynote addresses at Collaboration University in London on both July 18 and September 19.

Ed Brill
Business Unit Executive
Worldwide Lotus Notes/Domino Sales
IBM Software Group

Ed will deliver the keynote address at Collaboration University on September 10 in Kansas City.

These keynotes, together with some of the best experts assembled exclusively for each event will make Collaboration University 2007 your gateway to the most in-depth, advanced, highly focused, and complete coverage of IBM, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Sametime, and Lotus QuickPlace.

If you are like me and want to see stuff now, there is a new version of Sametime 7.5.1 and a new demo of Lotus Quickr.

Register today