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Easy installation of a plugin in IBM Lotus Notes 8

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Since the standard installation process of a plugin is to complicated for a ‘normal’ user, the PAVONE NewsReader 9 contains a new function to install the plugin with only some clicks. After the application
was opened the setup page is visible. On the setup page the user can clicks on a graphical button and the plugin will be installed. The user has to confirm the standard dialogs, but that is all. For the installation an integrated composite application is used. I hope the release version of the PAVONE NewsReader 9 will be available in a few days.

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November 6, 2008 at 10:40 pm

Posted in Blogging, Lotus Notes

EULUC was migrated to IBM Lotus Connections 2.0

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Today I saw that the EULUC platform was migrated to IBM Lotus Connections 2.0. Of couse, it looks nicer… 🙂

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October 8, 2008 at 8:28 pm

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My working environment

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Below you see my working environment in the
office.
On the left side you see my notebook and on the right some magazines and
papers. In the background you can see an ILUG
souvenir and a chinese quote which I have got from a chinese student.

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October 2, 2008 at 8:15 pm

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Second beta of an Atom/RSS sidebar plugin for IBM Lotus Notes 8.x is available

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A new beta of the PAVONE NewsReader application with a sidebar plugin to reads the news is available. This version has some improvements. For example, it is not necessary to copy the database onto a server. Now, the plugin can read the news from a local database. Further, a right click menu is available. In the menu you have some options to open the news link, to open the feed website or to delete the news. Besides this, you have a new option to automatically refresh the news, for example every 30 minutes. If you are interested to test the beta version you can send me an e-mail. An updated presentation about the plugin is on SlideShare available. If you have not IBM Lotus Notes 8.x and like to see the plugin you can do this at the UKLUG booth of PAVONE on 18th and 19th September in London.

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September 8, 2008 at 11:58 pm

Posted in Blogging, Lotus Notes

Yellow blog

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Today I read in some blogs today is the YellowDay. Since it was the first time I read about it I have nothing prepared for this special day. But, after I came from the office I changed the background color of my weblog for this day to yellow and I used Lotus Notes the whole day in the office.. 🙂

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August 11, 2008 at 7:27 pm

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Enterprise Atom/RSS Information distribution with IBM Lotus Notes/Domino

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I have published a new presentation on SlideShare about the usage of Atom/RSS information with IBM Lotus Notes/Domino. The presentation is an update and contains some new screenshots about the upcoming PAVONE NewsReader 9 with sidebar plugin.

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August 6, 2008 at 12:25 am

Posted in Blogging, Lotus Notes

New Atom/RSS sidebar plugin for IBM Lotus Notes 8

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Since some weeks we work on a new version of the PAVONE NewsReader application. The next version of this IBM Lotus Notes-based Atom/RSS reader will contains a sidebar plugin to display the news. Further you can use the plugin in an IBM Sametime client (7.5.1 or above). The main advantage of this plugin compared to the standard Feed Reader in IBM Lotus Notes 8 is that the news come from the NewsReader application (database) and not from the feed sites. This means the NewsReader application collects all news from the feed sites and the sidebar plugin collects the news from the NewsReader application. This approach has several advantages if you use a feed reader in a company. For example, less trafic, since the news will be collected only one time from the feed sites. Further, the administrator can decides from which feed sites the news should be collected. If you are interested to be a part of the upcoming beta program of the new version you can send me an e-mail.

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July 28, 2008 at 11:45 pm

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In two days I will be in Dublin…

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I hope.. 🙂 Since my iStockphoto credits will expired in a few days, I bought the following nice image from Dublin for one credit.

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May 30, 2008 at 9:54 pm

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PMI: Blogging for Business Results

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On the PMI.org website I found the article ‘Blogging for Business Results‘. It describes some reasons for the usage of blogs in projects. One reason could be to cut down the e-mails and meetings of a project team. In several cases a communication in a project team blog can be better than e-mails. If you write an article in a blog each project member can answer to the article at the same place. It is not necessary to respond to the e-mail, which will be lost in the e-mail boxes of each project member. But the face-to-face communication in a meeting is in some cases very important for the project success. In meetings a project member can become better acquainted with each other and can learn the behavior of the others.

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May 25, 2008 at 7:48 pm

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Bezahltes Bloggen

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Durch Zufall kam ich über Google auf eine Seite von MAIN-Blog.de. Beim Durchlesen des Artikels kam es mir vor, als ob es sich um Werbung handeln sollte. Also schaute ich im Blog nach, ob der Verfasser irgendetwas mit dem Produkt oder dem Unternehmen zu tun haben könnte. Ich fand nichts. Beim nochmaligen Ansehen des Artikels entdeckte ich am Anfang den “Hinweis: Dies ist eine von trigami vermittelte Auftragsarbeit, für welche ich ein Honorar erhalte.” Dies hatte ich bisher noch nie gesehen. Trigami ist ein Unternehmen, welches Unternehmen mit Bloggern zusammenbringt. Ein amerikanischer Anbieter ist das Unternehmen PayPerPost.com. Die Blogger schreiben in ihren Blogs einen Bericht über z. B. ein Produkt des Unternehmens und bekommen dafür eine finanzielle Gegenleistung. Erfreulicherweise besteht Trigami darauf, dass am Beginn eines Artikels ein Hinweis auf Trigami gemacht wird. So kann der Leser doch herausfinden, dass es sich um eine bezahlte Arbeit handelt und nichts mit eigener Meinung zu tun haben muss. Eine gute Beschreibung der Vorgehensweise findet sich im Upload Magazin. Als ich daraufhin über Google nach weiteren Webseiten suchte, wurde ich auch fündig. Auch im Widerspenstig-Blog und im MindBlog finden sich solche bezahlten Reviews. Im MindBlog schreibt der Autor fairerweise aber auch “Zugegebenermaßen habe ich genau null Ahnung von Lotus, und [habe] es aber auch noch nie verwendet…”. Insofern ist bei Artikeln in Blogs Vorsicht geboten, bei denen am Anfang ein entsprechender Hinweis erscheint.

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April 27, 2008 at 4:20 pm

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