Sametime Meetings for iPad

I used the app for a Sametime meeting room meeting with one of my staff this afternoon. From my iPad, I was able to share a document I had pre-loaded in the meeting room with her and she was able to share her screen and I was able to see it just fine. We used Skype for audio; I used Skype on the iPad. Sweet!

App store:

Blog Post:


Short movie shows you how you can use the app for IBM Sametime on your iPad:

Posted in Apple, Collaboration, IBM, iPad, Lotus, Sametime

Reflections on My First Lotusphere

After attending the past two Lotusphere conferences virtually, I was finally able to attend in person. This year DAI sent seven staff to Lotusphere. I registered early and booked into the Dolphin. I like to stay at conference headquarters hotel whenever possible; I’m glad I did this time. I read as much first time attendee information as I could and am glad I did – thanks Andy and Sharon! I purchased a portable charger as Andy suggested and used it ever day! I even posted a blog entry with links to Lotusphere resources, it was largely for my own reference but hope other’s found it useful. I took the time during the week before Lotusphere to plan my schedule and blogged it and, of course, added it to my Notes calendar – glad I did.

I was fortunate to make it in time to take the 2012 Newbie Tour of Lotusphere, hosted by The Turtle. This was a very valuable and informative tour. When I was making my way to breakfast, bleary eyed, Monday morning, I was glad I took the tour.

As many others have mentioned in postings, the Opening General Session was vastly improved over last year. Michael J Fox and Dr. Burns from Children’s Hospital of Boston were excellent. I made the General Session on Wednesday and Tim Berners-Lee was excellent as was Manoj Saxeona, Watson Software GM.

The majority of the sessions I attended were excellent and I only left one session early. I was bummed at missing UK Night and the Great Geek Challenge but other responsibilities prevailed; I’ll definitely make them next year.

WiFi was hit and miss; mostly miss. My iPhone battery held up well with the help of the portable charger.

I missed Seaworld due to a previously planned dinner engagement … an excellent meal at Il Mulino’s though.

I caught Mat Newman flu (that’s my story and I’m sticking with it) that knocked me out on Thursday. I did make it to “Ask the Product Managers” and “GURUpalooza”, picked up my box lunch (which turned out to be lunch and dinner along with some peanut butter crackers I brought with me), and made it through the CGS – anyone for Geoduck? Really disappointed I wasn’t able to make it to the Blogger Open.

I was really pleased to meet many of the people I only knew through Twitter, Blogs, and email.

I did make it to Kimonos a couple nights.

Last time a carry a laptop on any trip.

I’m definitely ready for Lotusphere 2013!

Posted in IBM, Lotus, Lotusphere, LS12

My Lotusphere Agenda

My Agenda for Lotusphere 2012


2012 Newbie Tour Of Lotusphere
4:00 PM in the Dolphin Rotunda.

NFL Playoff – N.Y. Giants (10-7) at Green Bay (15-1)
4:30 PM – Somewhere

Welcome Reception
6:30 – 9:00 PM
Poolside at the WALT DISNEY WORLD SWAN and DOLPHIN Resort


Opening General Session
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM 
Dolphin Northern-Southern Hemisphere


BP202 Cloud Chasing 101: Planning and preparing for your move to Cloud Collaboration
Speakers: Marie Scott
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
DL S. Hemisphere III


ID222 Exceptional Work Experience – Collaboration in Context with IBM Connection
Speakers:Mac Guidera, Jon Brunn
S. Hem IV -V – Monday  01:00 PM – 02:00 PM

INV301 IBM’s Social Business Strategy
Speakers: Douglas Heintzman, Andrew Warzecha
S. Hem I – Monday  01:00 PM – 02:00 PM


INV101 Strategy in Action: Messaging and Collaboartion
Speaker: Ed Brill
DL N. Hemisphere A-E  – Monday  02:15 PM – 03:15 PM


ID212 IBM Sametime Voice and Video: Understanding the Deployment Options
Speaker: Pat Galvin
TBD – Monday  03:45 PM – 04:45 PM


SHOW301 Leveraging the Sametime Proxy to support mobile users and web application
Speakers: Brendan Murray, Anthony Payne
Swan Osprey – Monday  04:30 PM – 06:15 PM

INV209 Strategy in Action: UCC & IBM Sametime
Speaker: John Delpizzo
N. Hem A -E – Monday  05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

FS216 Social App Throwdown
Speakers: Doug Cox, Kevin Cavanaugh
N. Hem A-C – Monday  05:30 PM – 06:30 PM


UK NIGHT @ Lotusphere
Shulas’ Lounge, Dolphin Hotel
8pm-10pm, Monday 16th January


BP102 User Blast with Mat Newman
Speaker: Mat Newman
S. Hem IV -V – Tuesday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


NERD101 Spark Ideas, featured by the Nerd Girls
Speaker: Gabriella Davis
Swan Mockingbird 1 – 2 – Tuesday  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

ID221 What’s New in IBM Connections 4
Speakers: Suzanne Livingston, David Brooks
Dolphin – S. Hem I – Tuesday  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM


ID101 Whats New in IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 and Beyond
Speaker: Saurabh Calla
N. Hem A -E – Tuesday  01:30 PM – 02:30 PM


ID219 IBM Sametime & Microsoft – A Full Stack Integration Story
Speaker: Olivier Bernin
Swan – Mockingbird 1 & 2 – Tuesday  02:15 PM – 03:15 PM


BP110 A Performance Boost for your IBM Lotus Notes Client
Speakers: Florian Vogler, CTO, Francie Tanner
S. Hem III – Tuesday  03:30 PM – 04:30 PM

ID213 What’s New in IBM Sametime
Speakers: Brian Ricker, Marlon O. Machado
Dolphin S. Hemisphere 1 – Tuesday  03:30 PM – 04:30 PM


BP201 Assemble ‘n Go: Integrate Data and Directories with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator
Speakers: Marie Scott, Thomas Duff
Mockingbird 1 & 2 – Tuesday  04:45 PM – 05:45 PM


GEEK101 SpeedGeeking! 
Speaker: Assorted Speakers
Pacific Hall – Tuesday  06:15 PM – 07:30 PM


The Great Geek Challenge
Tuesday 17th January
Fountain Restaurant (Bottom of the Dolphin escalators)
8pm – 10pm


IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Administration Guide Book Signing
Gabriella Davis, Marie L. Scott, Thomas Duff


ID231 eDiscovery and Compliance in Real Time Collaboration
Speaker: Mark Sheridan
SW 7-8 – Wednesday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

ID234 Trusting Your Data to IBM LotusLive Notes 
Speaker: David Kern
Dolphin S. Hem II – Wednesday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


ID117 What’s new in IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 
Speakers: Bill Wimer, Paul Miller
S. Hem II – Wednesday  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

ID235 Demystifying IBM LotusLive Notes Administration
Speakers:Scott Souder; Chris Baker
DL S. Hemisphere III – Wednesday  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM


BP301 Leveraging all the entitled software you never knew you had with license subscription
Speakers: Gabriella Davis, Paul Mooney
N. Hem E – Wednesday  01:30 PM – 02:30 PM

BP105 tick.tick.tick.tick. #! It’s time to Evangelize, Educate and Energize your users to Get Productive, Get Social and Do Business!
Speaker: Mat Newman
S. Hem IV -V – Wednesday  03:00 PM – 04:00 PM


BP205 IBM Sametime Pick ‘n’Mix: System Designs That Fit 
Speaker: Gabriella Davis
Pelican 1 & 2 – Wednesday  04:15 PM – 05:15 PM

ID220 IBM Sametime Unified Telephony Lite: Communicating with Devices
Speaker: Binh Q. Nguyen
Swan Mockingbird – Wednesday  04:15 PM – 05:15 PM

FS216 Social App Throwdown
Speakers: Kevin Cavanaugh; Doug Cox
DL N. Hemisphere A-C – Wednesday  05:30 PM – 06:30 PM


Lotusphere 2012 Party
Wednesday, 7:00 – 10:30 PM
SeaWorld Orlando


TWiL show at Lotusphere 2012 
8:00-9:45am in one of the Dolphin Europe rooms (exact location to be confirmed)

SHOW103 How to use InstallShield Tuner for Lotus Notes
Speaker: Andy Donaldson
SW Osprey 1-2 – Thursday  08:00 AM – 09:45 AM

BP206 Your Social Business advantage: using IBM Sametime to integrate telephony, audio and video; tying people and customers together in powerful ways 
Speaker: David Price
Mockingbird 1 & 2 – Thursday  08:30 AM – 09:30 AM


ID108 Virtual Realities: IBM Lotus Client Software in a Virtual Environment 
Speaker: Sarah E. Lachance
Osprey 1 & 2 – Thursday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

GURU101 GURUpalooza!
Speaker: Assorted Speakers
SW 5 –10 – Thursday  10:00 AM – 11:00 AM


ASK102 Ask the Product Managers
Speaker: Assorted Speakers
SW 5 –10 – Thursday  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

ID111 New Single Sign-on Options for IBM Lotus Notes & Domino
Speaker: Jane B. Marcus
S. Hem IV -V – Thursday  11:15 AM – 12:15 PM


ASK101 Ask the Developers
Speaker: Assorted Speakers
SW 5 – 10 – Thursday  01:30 PM – 02:45 PM


Closing General Session
DL N. Hemisphere A-S. HemisphereIV-V – Thursday  03:15 PM – 04:30 PM


2012 Blogger Open!
Thursday after the Lotusphere Closing General Session
Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf Course

Posted in Blog, IBM, Lotus, Lotus Notes, Lotusphere, Notes

My Links to Lotusphere Resources

A compilation of links to Lotusphere information and resources

Official Lotusphere Page

Lotusphere 12 Guide – Sharon “social shazza” Bellamy

Social Shazza’s Lotusphere for Newbies

Andy Donaldson’s Guide to Lotusphere 12

The Turtle (Scott Wenzel) explains how you can do LS on about $5 a day (ish)

The plain simple guide to conferences – Ulrich Krause

The Lotusphere Podcast – brought to you by Stuart McIntyre and an army of minions

Lotusphere 2012 Social Aggregator

Genii Software’s 12th Annual Lotusphere Agenda Database for PDA Synching and Session Planning

Lotusphere sessions on your iPhone, iPad and Blackberry

Lotusphere 2012 Sessions as a PDF

The Lotusphere Blog

Lotusphere Sessions

2012 Blogger Open at Lotusphere

Lotusphere on

Lotusphere Social Media Aggregator

The Blogger Open

The Great Geek Challenge

The Lotusphere Blog

UK Night

Mitch “Curious Mitch” Cohen

Luis Benitez – Socialize Me

Chris Miller – IdoNotes (and Sleep)Getting social at Lotusphere 2012 with IdoCheckin, Flickr, Twitter and more

Lotusphere Community on Greenhouse

Lotusphere Book Signings Cheat Sheet

Getting The Most From Lotusphere

IdoCheckIn site updated for Lotusphere 2012

Mitch Cohen – People to Thank at Lotusphere

IBM Connect and Lotusphere Livestream schedule

An Introductory Guide To Lotusphere For The New Attendee

Essential Geek Travel Gadgets

Lotusphere Sessions On Your Calendar

Lotusphere lingo: ‘Talk the talk’

Posted in Blog, IBM, Lotus, Lotusphere

I’m Going to Lotusphere!

After attending the past two Lotusphere conferences virtually, I’m finally going to Lotusphere.  At my urging, my company, DAI, started attending Lotusphere in 2010 with just one attendee. In 2011, we sent six staff, most of which were developers. This year, 2012, we’re again sending at least six staff, including our two Lotus Notes/Domino messaging administrators, a few developers, and me.

This will be the first time in many years that I’ve attended a weeklong conference. During the 1980’s, I attended most of the twice yearly, weeklong, IBM SHARE conferences and a few of the interim conferences. SHARE was social before the term social was coined. A lot of us communicated between sessions, helping each other overcome issues with installing, configuring and running IBM mainframe software. SCIDS, SHARE Committee for Informal Discussion Session or Session Containing Inebriates, Drunks, and Sots, depending on who you asked, an open bar held in the evenings, Sunday through Thursday, was the main social event.

In preparation for Lotusphere, I read Lotusphere Tips – New to Lotusphere? by  Sharon “social shazza” Bellamy and Andy Donaldson’s Andy’s Guide to Lotusphere 2012 – It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine edition! Let’s see: wear confortable shoes as you’ll be doing a lot of walking, bring plenty of Pepto and/or Imodium, don’t forget chargers for your laptop, tablet, an smartphone … Oh yeah, be prepared for a lot of drinking (no problem).

I’m looking forward to my first Lotusphere and also looking forward to meeting the people I only know from their blogs and from Twitter.

See you in January …

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Moving to A Mac

My new MacBook Pro should arrive next week. I haven’t used a Mac for more than a few days at a time for over 10 years, so I’ve started compiling links to help me learn (re-learn) Mac OS and moving from Windows.

  • Tao of Mac – How to Switch to the Mac
  • My Fist Mac – Switching from Windows
  • Other resources:

    Posted in Apple, Lion, Mac, Mac OS, OS X

    Moving To a Mac

    I’m getting a new MacBook Pro in a week or two. I haven’t used a Mac for more than a few days at a time for over 10 years, so I’ve started compiling links to help me learn (re-learn) Max OS and moving from Windows.

    Switch 101: Migrate your Windows files or system to your Mac

    Posted in Apple, Mac OS
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