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Archive for September 2010 Community announces The Document Foundation

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As you can read in the > press release leading members of the community has launched The Document Foundation. This foundation will coordinate the development of > LibreOffice. From the press release:

The Foundation will be the cornerstone of a new ecosystem where individuals and organisations can contribute to and benefit from the availability of a truly free office suite. It will generate increased competition and choice for the benefit of  customers and drive innovation in the office suite market. From now on, the community will be known as “The Document Foundation”.

Oracle, who acquired assets as a result of its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, has been invited to become a member of the new Foundation, and donate the brand the community has grown during the past ten years. Pending this decision, the brand “LibreOffice” has been chosen for the software going forward.

Some supporters are Google, Novell, Red Hat, but not Oracle and IBM.

More information: > The Document Foundation

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September 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm

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Teilnahme an ‘Wir sind Umsatz’

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Am Freitag, 24.09, fand eine Web-Veranstaltung namens > Wir sind Umsatz statt. Dabei wurden 24 h lang insgesamt 24 einstündige Webinars zum Thema Vertrieb durchgeführt. Obwohl ich nicht zur Zielgruppe (Vertriebsleiter, Vertriebsmitarbeiter und Junior-Vertriebler) gehöre, hatte ich mich angemeldet, da ich das Konzept interessant fand. Im Vorfeld musste jeder Teilnehmer mindestens 1 Euro als Teilnahmegebühr überweisen, die an eine Stiftung ging.  Da ich bis zum Freitagmorgen noch eine Projektanpassung fertig stellen musste, lief die Übertragung nur nebenbei. Ich habe insgesamt auch nur ein paar Vorträge verfolgt, u. a. Aus “Nein” mach “Ja”, Akquisemaschine XING, Networking 2.0 für den Vertrieb (teilweise), Verkaufs-Magie mit NLP (teilweise), Die 10 Gebote für ein erfolgreiches Unternehmen (teilweise). Danach bin ich eingeschlafen… 🙂

Neben den durchaus interessanten Vorträgen, fand doch eine gewisse Eigenpromotion der Vortragenden statt. Da merkte man, dass es sich um Vertriebler handelte. Fast jeder hatte ein von ihm geschriebenes Buch oder eine DVD angeprießen.  Da wohl fast alle Vortragenden auch solche Vorträge beruflich anbieten, war das ganze für diejenigen auch eine gute Promotion gewesen. Etwas befremdlich fand ich dagegen die Zählweise der Teilnehmer. Der Vortrag mit den wenigsten Teilnehmern hatte 223 Teilnehmer, der mit den meisten 801 Teilnehmer. Insgesamt 12.013 Teilnehmer, wobei jede Person für jeden Vortrag extra gerechnet wurde.  Da ich bei mind. 6 Vorträgen eingeloggt war, entsprach ich auch 6 Teilnehmer. Eine interessante Zählweise, um möglichst hohe Zahlen zu erreichen.

Zum Vortrag zu > NLP fiel mir auf, dass NLP doch sehr komplex und schwer zu verstehen ist. Ich weiß nicht, ob sich NLP mit > Structogram vergleichen lässt, aber die Structogram-Methodik ist einfacher zu verstehen und sicherlich auch anzuwenden.

Insgesamt eine durchaus lohnende Veranstaltung, auch wenn ich am Ende eingeschlafen war. Die nächste 24 h-Veranstaltung findet übrigens am 23. September 2011 statt. Wer sich schon anmelden möchte, kann dies auf der Website > Wir sind Umsatz machen.

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September 26, 2010 at 11:48 pm

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Dojo Toolkit and XHTML

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I had added > Dojo widgets to a website. After that, the markup was not > XHTML valid. I searched the internet and found a following solution for that problem. The main problem is, that you can use Dojo-specific html tags. Examples:

  • If you configure the Dojo parser, you can add the ‘djConfig’ tag, which is unknown by the XHTML dtd. For example, you can add ‘djConfig=”parseOnLoad:false’.
  • If you use widgets, you have the possibility to define the widgets via markup. The tag ‘dojoType’ is also unknown by the XHTML DTD.

Instead of using the markup tags, you have to add the widgets programmatically. The following script is an excerpt which shows, how a dialog can be added programmatically without damage the XHTML validation. It shows the page “dialog.html” in the dialog, if the user clicks on a link.

1. Load the Dojo javascript and css files:

<script type="text/javascript" src="http://.../dojo/dojo.xd.js" ></script>
<link type="text/css" rel="stylesheet" href="http://.../tundra.css"/>

2. Define the dialog in the addOnLoad event:

<script type="javascript">
  dojo.addOnLoad(function() {
     // create the dialog
     dialog = new dijit.Dialog({
        id: "dialog",
        style: "width: 200px; height: 240px;"

3. Define a javascript function to call the dialog and set the attributes:

  function showDialog() {
     dialog.attr("title", "Dialog Title");
     dialog.attr("href", "dialog.htm");;



4. Add the link to open the dialog:

<a href="javascript:showDialog();">Click on me</a>

Finally, you can verify the page with the > Unicorn validator.

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September 19, 2010 at 4:33 pm

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Scheduling Appointments and Vacations in Teams

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Yesterday on the Powersphere PAVONE announced a new release of its scheduling application PAVONE GroupCalendar, which is based on IBM Lotus Notes and Domino. It should be available in October. The application collects appointments and meetings from the user’s mail applications. In the new user interface the users can see the appointments and vacations from all other users. A single calendar view gives a complete overview about the dates of each colleague. The main improvement is the new user interface. For example, it contains a gantt view for vacations or a gantt view for all dates. The application can used with different function ranges. For example, you can use it only as a vacation scheduling application or as scheduling application without vacation dates. Further, it has an interface to a project management application and shows the project appointments in the views.

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September 15, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Posted in Lotus Notes

Build Workflow Applications based on XPages

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Today, PAVONE announced a new release of his workflow application PAVONE Espresso Workflow. This new release is based on XPages. With XPages the application developer can build an user interface for the IBM Lotus Notes client and web browsers. Espresso Workflow is on the market since 1995 and has the same roots as Lotus Workflow. Besides the XPages implementation Espresso Workflow provides a full featured API based on LotusScript. The workflow definitions can be modelling with the grafical tool called PAVONE ProcessModeler.

It is possible to create a workflow application based on the Espresso Workflow application or add the design elements into another application. The release will be available at the beginning of October.

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September 15, 2010 at 9:49 am

Posted in Lotus Notes

Live blogging from Powersphere

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Today, is the second day of the 10th > Powersphere in Paderborn (Germany). The first day was only for business partner. Today is an open day for everyone. Since I have no presentation today, I will try to blog some interested news. Ed Brill is the first time here in Paderborn. Unfortunately, Brent Peters is not here, due to illness. Hot topics are about IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, BPM and other things. Ed Brill will talk about the > Project Vulcan, Daniel Nashed will talk about > Lotus Traveler, Niklas Heidloff about mobile apps with XPages, Leo Westhues about Lotus Symphony. Besides these are some presentations about IBM Websphere Portal, LotusLive and Cloud Computing. So, please refresh this page during the day, since I will write down the news.

5:20 pm: End of the event for today. Tomorrow is the third day, but only for invited people.

4:30 pm: New session in the forum: > BPM in the Cloud. 2009 only 6 % of the companies uses business process models. Afterwards Artur Habel shows an introduction of workflow management with > PAVONElive.

4:10 pm: Back from a > session about grafical tools for Lotus Notes applications. Hady Mirian and Thomas Rychlik presented tools for designing the Organization structure or Project structure with the Eclipse Rich Client-based  > PAVONE StructureBuilder framework.

2:00 pm: Session from Niklas Heidloff about > mobile apps and XPages.

Transition effects without page refresh. Showed the > XPages Mobile Controls project, > XCamera (XPages with PhoneGap), > ImageViewer.

Works offline with the last 10 entries. Data will be stored locally in a SQL database.

He showed the new > XPages Extension Library. Very awesome! Controls will be deployed on the server. With the API the developer can develop own controls. More information on the > OpenNTF Blog.

12:20 am: Sitting in a > session from Daniel Nashed about Lotus Traveler. Some basics about Traveler.  Components: Traveler servertasks, servlet, LotusTraveler.nsf (documents can see in the Administrator client).

Two types of devices: a) Windows Mobile, Nokia S60 and Android (in future): Client download is needed. b) Apple devices: Only a profile is downloaded.

In Traveler 8.5.2 new Lotus Mobile Installer, which install and updates the clients

Deploying settings to users with Traveler policies. Settings are locked down on device for WM, S 60 and Apple devices. Pushed to the mailfile by default every 6 hours (speed up by tell adminp process traveler command).

Settings are written via Adminp to the profile. Policy settings are not used by Apple devices (ActiveSync does not support it). Security settings are supported by Apple devices. Security settings are very important. Settings for the devices are different. Important settings: Require device password and Wrong passwords before wiping device (for example 7 days). It is not possible to push specific policy settings.

12:10 am: Back from a > LotusLive presentation from Claudia Pölkemann. She spokes from “unglückliches Marketing” because of the product names from Lotus.. 🙂 16. Mio users of LotusLive due to acqusition of Outblaze. Concord will be a new tool “Web-Symphony” in which users can write documents and later work on spreadsheets together. A reference for LotusLive in Germany is the > Deutsche Aids Hilfe.

9:55 am: Ed Brill comes on the stage. He speaks about the strategy of Lotus Notes and Domino.

TCO Analysis for messaging services: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino is 52% cheaper than Microsoft Office 2007

Collaboration desktop: Web 2.0 integration with Tungle, LinkedIn, Gist, Doodle, TripIt,, eproductivity and others.

He shows some Sidebar plugins: LotusLive meetings, Travelling information from TripIt. Shows a live demo of and the integration in Lotus Notes. Very cool.

Updates in Notes 8.5.2: Startup improvements, more LotusLive integration, consistent window behavior for XPages in the Notes client, multithreated replication, saving mail entries to a file and some others. Some Calendar and Contacts enhancements. DAOS capabilities were improved.

More tools for developers and partners should be available in Domino 8.5.x.

Talked about XPages (as an example IdeaJam).

Lotus Traveler support for Android client/Windows 6.5 client will be available in 2H of this year.

Talks about LotusLive and LotusLive Notes.

Talks about Lotus Protector for security and mail encryption.

9:50 am: PAVONE announced the new release 10 of PAVONE Espresso Workflow. It is based on XPages. Some more infos: > Build workflow applications based on XPages.

9:40 am: Introduction to > Biotic CRM, which is based on the Lotus Notes/Domino-based CRM solution PAVONE Sales. Biotic CRM uses Structogram.

9:30 am: Jürgen Zirke (CEO PAVONE AG) starts the Powersphere with some presents for some customers.

8:47 am: The openning session starts at 9:30 am. Afterwards at 10:00 am Ed Brill will talk about the Lotus Notes and Domino Product strategy.

8:40 am: Powersphere is in the > Arosa Forum in Paderborn and we have sunshine… 🙂 A nice view about the buildings of the city.

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September 15, 2010 at 8:37 am

Presentation about new Features in IBM Lotus Domino Administration 8.5

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I have uploaded a short presentation about new features of release 8.5 in IBM Lotus Domino administration. Most of the content come from the Domino Administrator help. So, it is nothing new, but gives a short overview about the most importance innovations.

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September 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm

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