Jan 152008
 

We here at SNAPPS has outlined plans to convert our entire line of AnyPlaceâ„¢ 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?

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!

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

Mar 282007
 

On IBM’s website you can now listen to a Podcast interview with Rob Novak, president and founder of SNAPPS. They also have a transcript of the Podcast. In the interview he is announcing new templates that will be available, free of charge, for Lotus Quickr. In the interview the marketing manager for Lotus QuickPlace and Lotus Quickr, Megan Moyer asks Rob what these business focused templates are all about.

Some of the examples are: Contact management, Company announcements, Image libraries and Collaborative presentation management. All in all SNAPPS will create 11 templates.

I’m going to post some more articles about these templates in the next few weeks. Why? How? I’m one of the lead developers on this project for SNAPPS. You want to help? Send lots of coffee to SNAPPS!

Mar 212007
 

As many of you may know I work for a company called SNAPPS. We do a lot of work with Lotus QuickPlace and the new upcoming Lotus Quickr. We are a IBM design partner for the two products. Rob Novak, my boss, has done several really good blog postings about what Lotus Quickr is including a really good FAQ.

In the next few weeks I’ll be posting about Lotus Quickr, the incredibly cool connectors and Dojo that will be part of the product. Come back soon.