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Published: 23 Mar 2018 13:18:47 +0000

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Changing IBM Connections behavior with IBM Connections Customizer

15 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

If you’ve ever wanted to change the way IBM Connections looks or behaves, the new IBM Connections Customizer gives you the control you’ve been looking for. In this article, you’ll learn how Customizer lets you change the behavior of Connections to suit your business processes.

Taking control of the IBM Connections user experience

01 Feb 2018 05:00:00 +0000

If you’ve ever wanted to change the way IBM Connections looks or behaves, the new IBM Connections Customizer gives you the control you’ve been looking for. In this article, you’ll learn how Customizer lets you change the Connections user interface, and how you can get started using Customizer right away.

IBM Connections Customizer is available! What's New?

15 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000

The formal release of IBM Connections Customizer on IBM Connections Cloud took place on Friday, December 8th 2017. This means that any tenant organization of IBM Connections Cloud on the North America or Europe data centres can now sign up for this new production offering and use it to modify the out-of-the-box IBM Connections user experience.

IBM Lotus Domino 8.0.1 for 64-bit server performance

11 Jan 2018 05:00:00 +0000

Learn how the 64-bit IBM® Lotus® Domino® 8.0.1 server performs against 32-bit Lotus Domino 8.0.1 using the N8Mail workload.

Getting started with IBM Connections Engagement Center

14 Dec 2017 05:00:00 +0000

IBM Connections Engagement Center (ICEC) provides an easy way to build a social intranet by creating a portal-like experience using various out-of-the-box and custom widgets.

Compatibility Mode improvements in IBM Notes 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9

05 Sep 2017 04:00:00 +0000

IBM Notes 9.0.1 Feature Pack 9 includes improvements to Compatibility Mode, introduced in IBM Notes 8.5, providing enhanced interoperability between IBM Notes and other email clients.

Exporting a Live Text Widget from IBM Notes

07 Jun 2017 04:00:00 +0000

If you want to use your IBM Notes Live Text widgets in IBM Verse, you can migrate them with the Notes Live Text Widget Export Plug-in. To use the plug-in, first install it, which adds it to your My Widgets panel. Then use the plug-in to export each Live Text widget from Notes to a JSON file that can be imported into Verse as an extension.

Exporting a Live Text Widget from IBM Notes

01 May 2017 04:00:00 +0000

If you want to use your IBM Notes Live Text widgets in IBM Verse, you can migrate them with the Notes Live Text Widget Export Plug-in. To use the plug-in, first install it, which adds it to your My Widgets panel. Then use the plug-in to export each Live Text widget from Notes to a JSON file that can be imported into Verse as an extension.

IBM Connections 6.0 Reviewer’s Guide

06 Apr 2017 04:00:00 +0000

With this latest 6.0 release, we continue to build on the strong capabilities of IBM Connections by adding new and relevant features helping our customers to more effectively run their social enterprise environments. With IBM Connections 6 we added new functionality across the board from Communities, to Files, Search, Onboarding as well as the brand-new IBM Connections Homepage – Orient Me.

Share data between different IBM WebSphere Portal applications

24 Jun 2016 04:00:00 +0000

The Shared Data application object is one of the preinstalled application objects that are available to use with IBM WebSphere Portal Personalization rules. To use a Shared Data application object, you must use the Personalization API to initialize and set its properties. This tutorial shows how to set properties for a Shared Data object and then use those properties in a Personalization rule.

Installing and configuring a clustered Sametime 9 Gateway to use instant messaging with external communities using a DMZ XMPP proxy and a DMZ SIP proxy

20 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000

This paper describes the procedure for installing a cluster of IBM Sametime Gateway Servers in a network deployment to allow internal Sametime communities to communicate with instant messaging communities that are hosted outside of the intranet.

Mastering XPages: A Step-by-Step Guide to XPages Application Development and the XSP Language, 2nd Edition

20 May 2014 04:00:00 +0000

IBM's Best-Selling Guide to XPages Development–Now Updated and Expanded for Lotus Notes/Domino 9.0.1

IBM Notes Application Virtualization

06 Feb 2014 05:00:00 +0000

Application virtualization provides a simple solution for managing and maintaining the IBM Notes life cycle on the Windows operating systems. The IBM Notes collaboration rich client software provides full support for applications both on-line and offline, an intuitive user interface and takes full advantage of the host machines resources.

Introducing the IBM Connections 4.0 Desktop Plug-ins installer for Microsoft Windows

12 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000

This article introduces the new command line option for installing IBM Connections Desktop 4.0 plug-ins for Microsoft Windows. We explain the background on why we added this new command line option to the installer and then show how to use the new option.

Administrator's guide to IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.x Attachment Object Store

12 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000

This article describes how to set up the IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.x Attachment Object Store (DAOS) feature and troubleshoot some commonly reported issues.

Creating a “Schedule meeting” option using persistent rooms in IBM Sametime 8.5 Meeting Server

28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

This article describes an application with which you can create, manage, and delete a persistent meeting room to create a schedule online meeting rooms option. Using the application, you can realize all the advantages of the Ajax-based meeting room of IBM Sametime Meeting Server 8.5, along with all functionalities of the “classic” Schedule Meeting feature, and render meetings from various interfaces such as via the Desktop, Mobile through the Web, or via the Sametime Connect Client.

Integrating IBM Sametime in a Web application without the Dojo Toolkit

28 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

The current documentation for the IBM Sametime Proxy SDK refers to using the Dojo Toolkit to provide integration into a user's Web application. However, many applications do not use Dojo as their JavaScript framework. This article explains how to enable presence awareness with no external JavaScript toolkit, that is, by using simple JavaScript.

Managing features in the IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.x Client

22 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Starting with version 8.0, the IBM Lotus Notes Client uses the IBM Lotus Expeditor Client as its framework. Lotus Expeditor is based on Eclipse, and all functions are packaged as plugins/features, so that means all functions in Lotus Notes are packaged as features/plugins. In this article, we explain seven approaches on managing features in the Notes 8.5.x Client.

Simplifying your IBM Sametime deployment using an efficient topology and automated scripts

18 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Learn how to model and easily deploy your IBM Sametime 8.5.2 IFR 1 deployment on Linux. This paper describes a new script-based deployment tool for IBM Sametime that allows you to quickly create a set of deployment models, featuring the most efficient and costeffective groupings of Sametime servers, or packages. It covers the most widely used deployment scenarios for each of the functional components and includes detailed steps to expand the deployment from a small user base to a large user base.

Building third-party Embedded Experience gadgets for IBM Connections Activity Stream

18 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

The IBM Connections 4.0 Activity Streams feature supports posting third-party microblogs onto Connection's Activity Streams and displaying details in the Embedded Experience (EE) OpenSocial gadget. This article introduces how to develop an EE gadget for third-party applications and demonstrates EE's interactive operations with the Facebook open API, such as retrieving its news feed and posting comments.

Using and understanding the IBM Connections 4.0 Discuss This feature

18 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Learn about the new IBM Connections 4.0 Discuss This feature that allows you to add any Web page-even a non-Connections Web page-into Connections as a Forum topic, making it easier to use forums to share information and collaborate with others.

Migrating from IBM Connections 3.0.1.x to 4.0: Best practices

02 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Down time is a major concern for most users when performing a migration. This article summarizes the best practices for migrating from IBM Connections 3.0.1 to 4.0, based on our experience with customer support. We explain how to upgrade databases and the steps for Content Store and IBM WebSphere Application Server-side migration.

Tips for an IBM Connections 3.0.1-to-4.0 database migration

02 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

This article explains how to troubleshoot an IBM Connections 3.0.1 to 4.0 database migration, including the database transfer process, and provides solutions to common issues and advice that can help you avoid the issues in the first place.

Determining the best deployment topology for IBM Connections 4.0

02 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Learn how to determine which topology is the best for your environment and what structure is recommended from a performance standpoint before deploying IBM Connections 4.0.

Introducing the IBM Connections 4 plug-ins installer for IBM Lotus Notes

02 Jan 2013 05:00:00 +0000

Learn about the new IBM Connections 4.0 plug-ins installer for IBM Lotus Notes. This new installer is based on the Addon installer but has some differences from the existing Connections plug-ins for Lotus Notes installer.

Understanding roles in IBM Connection 4.0 Metrics

13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000

The IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics application has four kinds of roles: "metrics-report-run", "admin", "community-metrics-run", and "metrics-reader". This article introduces these roles, including their purpose and default mapped user, and what they do within Connections Metrics.

Best practices for developing plug-ins for an IBM Lotus Notes standard client

13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000

At times the IBM Notes standard client's custom plug-ins can interfere with the product's startup, exit, or routine usage. If not used properly, the APIs provided by the Notes client can lead to problems. The article presents some of the best practices to avoid any impact to the core product as well as useful tips for plug-in developers.

Introducing IBM Connection 4.0 Metrics reports

13 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000

Learn all about the many types of IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics reports. We begin by discussing some common terms that appear in many reports, and we then categorize the metrics reports into particular types and then explain each category and Metrics report.

Configuring IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics to use SSL

07 Dec 2012 05:00:00 +0000

Metrics is a new component in IBM Connections 4.0 supported by IBM Cognos® Business Intelligence, which is installed as a part of a Connections deployment. So if you want to configure IBM Connections to use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), you must deal with the Cognos part as well. This article explains how to configure SSL for a Connections server with Metrics installed, focusing on the SSL configuration for Cognos.

IBM Sametime 8.5.2 Unified Telephony Lite Client troubleshooting guide

29 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000

The purpose of this guide is to help you troubleshoot an IBM Sametime Unified Telephony (SUT) Lite Client deployment. It includes information on how to diagnose common problems, starting with product activation and continuing through making and receiving calls.

Troubleshooting an IBM Sametime/Lotus Domino server crash

29 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000

The IBM Sametime Community Server is the last single component that still uses the IBM Lotus Domino Server, and we experience crashes in this area that require a good skill set to be able to diagnose why IBM Sametime causes Lotus Domino to crash. This article explains the basics of troubleshooting IBM Sametime Community Server crashes.

Using IBM Mobile Connect Client to implement secure enterprise-class wireless communication

16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000

This article outlines the best practices for implementing the IBM Mobile Connect client on different wireless smart mobile platforms as well as OS's using wireless networks.

Using the Moderation application in IBM Connections 4.0

16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000

Moderation is a component in IBM® Connections 4.0 that allows moderators and Community owners to better control what is displayed in certain applications. Moderators can review Blogs, Forums, and Files content before it is posted to Connections, and manage content after it is added to IBM Connections. This article provides a detailed introduction to Connections Moderation configurations so you can better understand and use it.

Archiving and recovering IBM Lotus DAOS-enabled databases

13 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000

IBM Lotus Domino 8.5.3 Attachment and Object Service (DAOS) removes attachments from databases and streamlines the use of attachments on a server. This article examines the methods that Administrators can use to archive the databases, taking DAOS into account, to allow a full recovery of the database and all its attachments.

IBM Lotus Notes ID Vault Database Scanner: An overview

10 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to configure and use the Vault Database Scanner tool, which scans the IBM Lotus Notes ID Vault database and Lotus Domino server directory and reports missing Notes ID files for users

Configuring and administering the IBM Connections 4.0 ReplyTo feature

03 Oct 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Among the new features in IBM Connections 4.0 is the Mail-in feature or, as we call it in this article, ReplyTo, which allows you to make new posts to Forums by replying to an email notification. There are a number of configuration steps that must be performed to enable this feature, both on the WebSphere Portal server and on the mail server being used. This article describes how the ReplyTo feature works and the steps required to enable it successfully.

Developing OpenSocial gadgets for IBM Connections 4.0

28 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000

OpenSocial gadgets are small components written in XML, HTML, and JavaScript that display custom content. This white paper explains how to develop gadgets for IBM Connections 4.0, primarily focusing on using the developer bootstrap page for quickly testing gadgets

Working with IBM Lotus Notes rich text fields

18 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000

An IBM Lotus Notes rich text field is an important, special type of field into which you can enter simple text, formatted text, and all types of attachments, and is used by almost every Notes developer. This article provides a detailed description of how to use them.

IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 Traveler Upgrade Pack 1 in High-Availability configuration performance

18 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This article reports the performance test results of a IBM Lotus Notes Traveler 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 in High Availability (HA) configuration on Microsoft Windows 64-bit with both IBM DB2 in HA Disaster Recovery configuration and Microsoft SQL database with mirroring.

IBM Connections 4.0 Reviewer’s Guide

18 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This Reviewer's Guide provides an extensive overview of the latest version of IBM’s social software, IBM Connections 4.0, and its nine applications: Home, Profiles, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, and Wikis. In addition, this guide explains how to extend the features and functions of IBM Connections to your existing applications.

Integration mechanisms in IBM Connections portlets

18 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000

The IBM Connections Portlets internally uses IBM WebSphere Portal features like Page Properties (Page Parameters), Property Broker events, and Public Render Parameters to interact among each other, and these features can also be used to interact with other Portal applications. This article describes all three approaches and uses a sample out-of-box portlet (attached below) to help demonstrate these various integration points and debugging. The attachment also contains the source code of the sample portlet that can help developers extend these integration points to their applications.

Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise Microsoft SQL database

05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler to use a High Availability Pool requires special configuration steps. This document describes the step-by-step process to configure Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise Microsoft SQL database.

Troubleshooting IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal security / access issues

05 Sep 2012 04:00:00 +0000

IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal, as the name suggests, is an application running on WebSphere Portal that relies on underlying infrastructure for its security management, WebSphere Identity Manager (WIM) / Portal User Management Architecture (PUMA). Therefore working with Lotus Quickr requires familiarity with IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM WebSphere Application Server's security setup and user management.

Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise IBM DB2 database

22 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Configuring IBM Lotus Notes Traveler to use a High Availability Pool requires special configuration steps. This document describes the step-by-step process to configure Notes Traveler High Availability with an enterprise IBM DB2 database.

Integrating SPNEGO with IBM Sametime components on a federated deployment

22 Aug 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This paper explains the steps on how to configure Simple and Protected GSSAPI Negotiation Mechanism (SPNEGO) on a federated deployment for IBM Sametime Community Server, Meeting Server, Proxy Server, Media Manager, Advanced Server, and the Connect Client. SPNEGO enables the SSO mechanism for Microsoft Windows clients that are part of a Microsoft Active Directory Domain.

Creating and updating offline applications with IBM Forms

11 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000

IBM Forms automates forms-based business processes to help improve efficiency, customer service, and time to value, making you more responsive to customer and market needs. IBM Forms are used in different industry sectors like government, banking, insurance etc.

Authentication mechanisms in IBM Connections portlets: Scenarios and implementation

11 Jul 2012 04:00:00 +0000

The IBM Connections portlets render social data from IBM Connections in the WebSphere Portal environment, and IBM strategically promotes the integration of Connections with WebSphere Portal using IBM Connections portlets. Customers and Business Partners can download the IBM Connections 3.x Portlets for WebSphere Portal from the Business Solution Catalog and customize them per their requirements.

IBM Support Tools portlet for IBM Web Content Manager: Empowering you!

27 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000

The IBM Support Tools portlet for IBM Web Content Manager (WCM) is one of the most widely used applications to troubleshoot issues related to Java Content Repository nodes. The tool does not ship with the WCM product, however, and lacks detailed documentation for users. This white paper explains how to install, set up, and use the Support Tools portlet.

A lightweight framework to track and manage IBM Sametime client plug-ins

21 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000

It sometimes makes sense to leave users completely in charge of their workstations, giving them complete latitude on installation and product and software versions. However, it can turn into an IT administration headache when direct management is required, for example, to make sure that a certain component has been brought to a required service-pack level to ensure compatibility with a company server. This is particularly true for modular client software such the IBM® Sametime® client which, through its underlying Eclipse and Lotus® Expeditor platform, offers infinite customization possibilities through the addition of new plug-ins or extension of existing ones. To mitigate this problem, this article describes and implements a lightweight and extensible framework to track and manage the configuration information of the Sametime client and plug-ins inside an organization.

Document search by integrating IBM Forms Experience Builder view responses with Ajax Solr

13 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This article provides a brief overview of Forms and Solr technologies and illustrated instructions on implementing a real business scenario. It then explains how to configure and install both products, how to integrate them to obtain an intelligent search of Forms Experience Builder view response documents, and how we can present it on the Web, using Ajax Solr (a JavaScriptTM framework for creating user interfaces to Apache Solr.

Using a Notes.ini file's automatic backup utility

13 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to set up a Notes.ini backup utility for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino, which takes the backup of the Notes.ini file, whenever there was a change on the file. The backup copy would be the copy of the Notes.ini file, without that change.

Configuring IBM Tivoli Access Manager / WebSEAL transparent junctions to work with an IBM Sametime environment

06 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Single sign-on (SSO) enables users to log in to one application of IBM Sametime and switch to other applications and resources without having to authenticate again. There are several different ways to configure SSO. This procedure describes one approach, in which we use an IBM WebSphere® Application Server Lightweight Third-party Authentication (LTPA) key and WebSEAL transparent junctions.

Measuring the distribution and skew of transaction response times for IBM Enterprise application datasets

29 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This white paper describes our analysis and approach to measuring the distribution of transaction times during a five-day workload run of the IBM Lotus Domino, IBM SmartCloud Engage, and IBM Lotus Quickr for Domino Enterprise applications and provides a qualitative assessment of each dataset.

Behind-the-scenes look at ZK Spreadsheet for IBM Lotus Domino Designer XPages

29 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how ZK and ZK Spreadsheet are integrated into IBM Lotus Domino Designer XPages. This white paper explains the concepts and implementation of ZK, ZK Spreadsheet, and XPages.

IBM Lotus Domino Attachment and Object Service: Why optimizing transaction logging matters

23 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000

In this white paper we discuss the technical reasons why the IBM Lotus Domino Attachment and Object Service (DAOS) needs Domino transaction logging as a pre-requisite and describe how to configure transaction logging to best meet the needs of DAOS.

Getting started with IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino

10 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This article outlines the steps for installing IBM® Lotus Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino on Microsoft Windows. For additional details and installation steps on other operating systems, review the product documentation topic, "Installing and upgrading."

IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0 IIM / Launchpad / FirstSteps at a glance: Installing WebSphere Portal and Portal Express

09 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This article is aimed at first-time users of IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0, introducing some key functions and best practices, and briefly looks at IBM Installation Manager (IIM), WebSphere Portal 8.0 Launchpad.

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator solutions for IBM Connections real-world scenarios

07 May 2012 04:00:00 +0000

The intent of this article is to give you an insight into the real-world scenarios occurring with IBM Connections 3.0.1 with respect to IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) scripts and user population. It is assumed that the reader is familiar with basic concepts of TDI and its corresponding usage in IBM Connections Profiles population activity. For details on setting up TDI and IBM Connections 3.0.1, refer to the IBM Connections 3.0.1 product documentation topic, “Configuring Tivoli Directory Integrator.”

Integrating Java desktop applications with IBM Sametime using the Sametime Proxy Server

19 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Introduced with IBM Sametime version 8.5, the Sametime Proxy Server is a Web-based application server allowing applications to securely integrate with IBM Sametime and benefit from its real-time collaborative features, using a simple HTTP-based Representational State Transfer (REST) API and the JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) data format.

Messaging security guide for IBM Lotus Expeditor 6.2.3 integrator software

19 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000

This white paper extends the existing IBM Lotus Expeditor integrator documentation with step-by-step instructions for enabling messaging-communication security for Lotus Expeditor integrator scenarios.

Configuring and deploying IBM Lotus Domino v8 Off-Line Services (DOLS) for IBM Lotus iNotes

19 Mar 2012 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to configure and deploy the IBM Lotus iNotes (formerly known as IBM Lotus Domino Web Access) with IBM Lotus Domino 8.x and 8.5.x Off-Line Services (DOLS), including how to archive locally and how to use DOLS on clustered mail servers. This white paper focuses on how to implement DOLS functionality, covering best practices and tips for planning the DOLS deployment.

Performance management tools for IBM WebSphere Portal

06 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000

This document details the tooling that was used during a recent performance-related customer engagement. It describes the tools and how they were used to evaluate IBM WebSphere Portal 7 performance / problem determination issues.

IBM Sametime Unified Telephony: User provisioning for reliability testing

06 Mar 2012 05:00:00 +0000

This article describes the process used by IBM's Sametime United Telephony (SUT) Systems Verification Test (SVT) team to generate test users for reliability test cases.

Enabling communication between IBM WebSphere Process Server and IBM WebSphere Portal via command line operations

24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000

Learn how to enable SSO and generate LTPA tokens between IBM WebSphere Process Server and an IBM WebSphere Portal server in cross-cell mode; that is, via command line operations (silent mode). Included is a detailed example .zip file with python scripts.

Creating an IBM Lotus Quickr cleanup utility

24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000

Learn how to create a cleanup utility to delete unused/empty folders (and memory space) from IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1 for WebSphere Portal, using the Quickr Web services API, to help improve Quickr's performance.

Integrating IBM Connections with IBM Lotus Quickr for Domino

24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000

This article presents a detailed scenario for integrating IBM Connections 3.0.1 with IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.1 for Domino. It can help you show a user’s Profile from Quickr, publish an Activity attachment to Quickr, and create a community with a Quickr Teamspace.

Leveraging Reverse AJAX in IBM WebSphere Portal 7.0 using Dojo CometD and Web messaging service

24 Feb 2012 05:00:00 +0000

This article provides a hands-on exercise to leverage Reverse AJAX in portlets using Dojo CometD foundation and the Web messaging service component of the Feature Pack for Web 2.0. It demonstrates a scenario in which an open channel is kept between a client's browser and the IBM® WebSphere® Portal server so that WebSphere Portal can push updates to the client as soon as they are available.

IBM Mashup Center Need-to-know tips and tricks, Part 2: Building mashups and leveraging widgets

13 Oct 2011 04:00:00 +0000

IBM Mashup Center is a powerful tool aimed at gaining insight and sharing information by rapidly assembling and visualizing data. This article shares some of the essential "need-to-know" tips we have collected in our experience with the product. In the first article in the series, we reviewed the components of IBM Mashup Center and some terminology, and then provided you with nine practical tips on working with feeds and building Data Mashups. Whereas the previous article focused on the "data site" of a mashup, in this this article we'll cover the presentation layer of a mashup - the "Mashup Builder". This article applies to Mashup Center version 2 and version 3.

Lotus Notes wiki

23 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to use IBM Lotus Notes, contribute to its product knowledge base, and collaborate with others. Find IBM Product Documentation and Learning Center materials, including how-to videos and getting started materials, and supplemental articles written by Lotus community members.

Lotus Domino wiki

23 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to use IBM Lotus Domino, contribute to its product knowledge base, and collaborate with others. Find IBM Product Documentation and Learning Center materials, including how-to videos and getting started materials, and supplemental articles written by Lotus community members.

IBM Lotus Quickr wiki

17 Mar 2011 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to use IBM Lotus Quickr, contribute to its product knowledge base, and collaborate with others. Find IBM Product Documentation and Learning Center materials, including how-to videos and getting started materials, and supplemental articles written by Lotus community members.

Smarter collaboration for the education industry using Lotus Connections, Part 3: Use Profiles to share research interests and grant awards

22 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000

Learn to augment IBM Lotus Connections Profiles pages with information about research grant awards and academic research interests. An example application, including code samples, shows how to gather source data on grants and publications and persist it to a text analytics collection point. The content is ranked and shaped into a research interest cloud tag for the Profile user. Implement the UI using two custom widgets composed of XML and JavaScript files.

Smarter collaboration for the education industry using Lotus Connections, Part 2: Optimize assignment of students to research projects

08 Feb 2011 05:00:00 +0000

Build a web application to optimize assignment of students to research project positions using data from a remote DB2 database, ILOG CPLEX for the optimization, and iWidgets in the browser-based client.

Your Co branding for IBM Lotus Sametime 8.0 and later using the Connect client

05 Jan 2011 05:00:00 +0000

The IBM Lotus Sametime Connect client user interface can be customized with images, icons, logos, slogans, design schemes, and more. Users can brand the Lotus Sametime client to provide a unique and personal experience. A company can brand the Lotus Sametime client so that all employees see the company's branding when they use Lotus Sametime. This article describes installing and modifying a Lotus Sametime branding plug-in, using the branding plug-in of a fictitious company, Your Co.

Developing a social networking iPhone application based on IBM Lotus Connections 2.5

12 Oct 2010 04:00:00 +0000

IBM® developerWorks® recently introduced its first native iPhone application to the Apple Application Store, a great tool for users to explore and discover developerWorks content and community, connect with other IT professionals and subject matter experts, and seek out opportunities to share experience.

Mashups, beyond reporting

19 Aug 2010 04:00:00 +0000

Developers of all kinds may occasionally find a need to build an application that makes simple updates to a database table. This article describes how to build an IBM Mashup Center widget that can display an HTML form that lets users update relational database tables. Optionally, you can quickly create your own mashup page by simply using the downloadable sample widget as is and supplying your own HTML form.

Managing custom fields using the REST document service in IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1.1 services for WebSphere Portal

23 Feb 2010 05:00:00 +0000

This article introduces the Representational State Transfer (REST) document service's custom field support in IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ 8.1.1 services for IBM WebSphere® Portal, also called the Java™ 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition (J2EE) version of Lotus Quickr. We explain the concept of custom fields, discuss the programming model to manage custom fields with the Lotus Quickr REST document service, and demonstrate a business scenario for extending the core set of document attributes.

Mash active and archived data using IBM Mashup Center and Optim

21 Jan 2010 05:00:00 +0000

For cost, operational efficiency, and regulatory requirements, enterprises are required to archive transactional data. But that data might still be useful for reporting purposes. This article shows how easily you can use IBM Mashup Center to modify a reporting mashup to combine data from a DB2(R) relational database with data that was archived using the Optim(TM) Data Growth Solution.

IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 server performance, part 2: iNotes performance

28 Jul 2009 04:00:00 +0000

Improving input/output (I/O) performance is one of the major goals for IBM® Lotus® Domino® 8.5. The developerWorks® article "IBM Lotus Domino 8.5 performance for IBM Lotus Notes users" showed the impressive I/O reductions of Lotus Domino 8.5 with the Lotus Notes client. This article shows the I/O performance improvements of Lotus Domino 8.5 performance with Lotus iNotes® users. Lotus iNotes had been called Lotus Domino Web Access in the past; its name is iNotes in Lotus Domino 8.5.

Working with components in IBM Lotus Quickr 8.1, part 3: Exposing components as a custom Atom feed

29 Jun 2009 04:00:00 +0000

This article, the third in a three-part series, demonstrates how to expose the IBM® Lotus® Quickr™ content (items) as a custom Atom feed. The new Atom feed can be used to fetch Lotus Quickr content from components such as task or announcement across all teamplaces to which the user belongs. The content can also be filtered based on any option field of the component, such as the priority field of the task component or the type field of the announcement component.

Performance report: Alloy by IBM and SAP 1.0

29 Jun 2009 04:00:00 +0000

This article reports on the performance of the IBM® components of the Alloy™ by IBM and SAP 1.0 software. Alloy by IBM and SAP 1.0 software simplifies your interaction with people, processes, and information by providing intuitive access to SAP software and information through the familiar IBM Lotus Notes®.

IBM Lotus Forms 3.0.1 integration with IBM DB2 9, part 2

29 Jun 2009 04:00:00 +0000

This article is the second in a series that explores the XML capabilities of IBM® DB2 9 and integrates those capabilities with IBM Lotus® Forms by looking at retrieving the Lotus Form document in its XML native format from the database and embedding it in Java™ Server Pages (JSPs).

Integrating IBM Lotus Forms with IBM Lotus Domino

26 Jun 2009 04:00:00 +0000

IBM® Lotus® Forms and IBM Lotus Domino® servers complement each other. Integrating these two products can yield a varied list of features for better application architecture. This article explains the various ways that you can integrate Lotus Forms with Lotus Domino and details the benefits that this integration brings.

Moving from Microsoft Outlook to IBM Lotus Notes for end users

25 Feb 2009 05:00:00 +0000

This white paper is intended for former Microsoft Outlook users who have moved to IBM Lotus Notes 8. It describes the functionalities of Lotus Notes, mapping these features from those of Microsoft Outlook and describing how to customize Lotus Notes to deliver a user experience comparable with that of Microsoft Outlook.

Integrating IBM Lotus Sametime with the IBM Lotus Connections REST service

05 Feb 2008 05:00:00 +0000

Learn how to customize IBM Lotus Sametime Connect with your own team chat feature. This extension takes advantage of the profile information accessible from IBM Lotus Connections using REST service APIs.

IBM Lotus Notes V8 workloads: Taking performance to a new level

18 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +0000

Learn about the IBM Lotus Notes/ Domino V8 enhancements to the NotesBench and Server.Load workloads. Three new workloads, N8Mail, N7Mail, and N8MailInit, demonstrate the typical tasks of a Lotus Notes user interacting with a Lotus Domino server.

IBM Lotus Expeditor restricted workbench: The lockdown service and associated native function

18 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +0000

Learn about IBM Lotus Expeditor restricted workbench and discover how to prevent users from accessing applications and functions without specific permission from the administrator.

Deploying IBM Lotus Connections: Post-installation tuning

11 Sep 2007 04:00:00 +0000

This article, part 2 in a seven-part series about deploying IBM Lotus Connections, focuses on post-installation tuning tips to ensure that your deployment does not suffer from common performance pitfalls. Learn from an expert on recommended practices to perform after the initial installation of Lotus Connections is complete.

Integrating composite applications with activities in the IBM Lotus Notes V8 client

31 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to create an Eclipse view component and how to add it to a new composite application in IBM Lotus Notes V8; the component uses the Activities API to create, read, update, and delete activities on an Activities server.

Leveraging user context in the IBM Lotus Notes V8 sidebar and toolbar

24 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +0000

The new architecture of IBM Lotus Notes V8 enables visibility into what the user is doing at any given time. This article describes how to access this information and suggests ways in which it can be used to increase user productivity.

Working with plug-ins in IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1: Developing the BuddyNote plug-in

17 Jul 2007 04:00:00 +0000

Building IBM Lotus Sametime on top of Lotus Expeditor lets you use Eclipse as a Plug-in Development Environment (PDE) to extend Lotus Sametime's functionality in many ways. This article, part 2 of a four-part series, shows how to develop the BuddyNote plug-in from scratch.

Building an acronym expander plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1

19 Jun 2007 04:00:00 +0000

Use extension points in IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1 to build a plug-in that allows you to show the expanded version of acronyms.

Adding a dictionary facility to IBM Lotus Sametime Connect V7.5.1

30 May 2007 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to tap into the Eclipse-based nature of IBM Lotus Sametime V7.5.1. Create a plug-in that adds dictionary facilities to IBM Lotus Sametime Connect. Learn how to use the Dictionary and Thesaurus API for Java to add linguistic features to your Lotus Sametime client applications.

Creating an audio playback plug-in for IBM Lotus Sametime Connect V7.5

24 Oct 2006 04:00:00 +0000

Learn how to create a plug-in that plays back an assigned audio file when an instant message is received from a specified Sametime partner.

Integrating Macromedia Flash and IBM Lotus Notes/Domino: Flash-based UIs for your Domino-based solutions

11 Jul 2006 04:00:00 +0000

Present content and incorporate the design from a Domino view into a Macromedia Flash-based view. With this solution, you can quickly expose standard Domino views for Web users and easily update the design of a single Domino view for both Lotus Notes and Web clients.

Troubleshooting application performance: Part 1: Troubleshooting techniques and code tips

29 Mar 2005 05:00:00 +0000

When it comes to application performance, faster is better. In part one of this series, we offer a tried-and-true method for troubleshooting application performance with a real-life example of how we applied this process to a customer's application.

Lotus Notes mail: comparing server-based mail and local replica mail

01 Mar 2005 05:00:00 +0000

This article offers some fresh insights about a long-standing question: In which situations is it better to use a server-based Lotus Notes mail file, and when should you use a local replica copy?

IBM Workplace Client Technology architecture

15 Feb 2005 05:00:00 +0000

This article takes an "under the hood" look at IBM Workplace Client Technology to help you better understand its architecture and how you can use its standards-based technologies to build and manage IBM Workplace client applications.

Defining processes in your Notes/Domino environment

04 Oct 2004 04:00:00 +0000

This article explains how you can develop good processes that help ensure reliability and availability in your Lotus Notes and Domino environment -- without turning you into a Borg!

Integrating Google’s Web API service in Domino applications

12 Jan 2004 05:00:00 +0000

Add Google Web search functionality to your Domino applications with Google's Web API service. This article shows how to implement that search functionality in an application using a simple agent. Download the code samples and get googling!