Live blogging from Powersphere
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.
Works offline with the last 10 entries. Data will be stored locally in a SQL database.
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, Salesforces.com, eproductivity and others.
He shows some Sidebar plugins: LotusLive meetings, Travelling information from TripIt. Shows a live demo of Tungle.me 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.