MWLUG Recap and the future of Notes/Domino

After reading blog for last few months and seeing the new post from him I agree with his analysis with the direction RPD.

“Everything that we heard from IBM, Business Partners, and other companies using Notes confirmed our belief that we are heading in the right direction.

But here is my thought on the new platforms that we are going to endure next 5 years.

With all the rapid changes we see in the JavaScript framework places. We are not going to see a web app with lifespan that will have more than 2 – 3 years maybe less. Developers are going to have 3 -6 years lifespan and the turnaround is going to be higher in IT DEV.  We see that now.

My workplace today has gone from Domino to O365 and with it we are in the early 2003 – 2005 ” in the way we work”.  We are back to excel on share drives for simple things. Confluence is doing things that it can´t handle and was not made to handle like vacation request. We use Jira for helpdesk and that works very well. Our 20 years old CRM is going to be replaced by SugarCRM.  O365 Email is dead slow and not dependable.

But whats next for Domino ? Will it just die and go away ? Maybe we could see a Open Source Domino/Notes. Would it be great if we could install it on SAN  like Synology SAN box ( Am currently  looking into that maybe its possible now )  Synology is open source and you can get it

Things are not as simple now a days


Password Reset Tool

I do read PL  few times a week and off and on i visit Today i saw a new app . Created by Martin RolphAdam FosterDavid G Mulvey

From the Website “This database will allow a user to request a token which will be sent by email and enable the user to change their password on the website. This will prevent passwords from being emailed to the user. This can be used for Domino or XPages applications. This can be set up to use the NAB (Name and Address Book) names.nsf or a second Directory Assistance or cascading address book. The user enters their username or their email address and the email address associated with their user profile is used.”

I have not tried this yet but it looks very promising.  Nice job.

Office 365 for 10 $

For 10 $ a month you get the latest, fully installed versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access. You get local copy of the office suite and get the fully installed Office experience on 5 PCs or Macs, 5 tablets and 5 phones (including Windows, Apple®, and Android™ devices).

And for 99 $ you get full year.  Did IBM fall a sleep while this was happening ?



Can anyone tell me why ?

Why can´t we , that could not attend IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando be able to get the presentations files ? is trying to get them out but only four available. Thanks Chris.

What would be the reason for “hiding them” is this information not valuable for all of us ? Could we not all benefit from this information.?  Does it matter if we was there or not. I do believe that the owners of the presentations are willing to put them out there for us or am i wrong ?


Buying IBM Verse is not that easy

IBM still is not getting this after all these years. We encourage our clients to try out the IBM Verse and they ask use why do they have to lie when they sign up. They need to pick the country they are from .

IBM when are you going to get this right ?  Where is Iceland in this list ?

Turning off Notes and Office 365 On

As of next Thursday we will be putting Notes to Rest as are main email system and turning on Office 365. Nyherji  ( IBM BP ) in Iceland has had long history using Domino / Notes software.

So it going to be interesting to see how Office 365 is going to be as we have been spoiled by using a great email system. Last time the email system was of line unscheduled was 2006.


Everyone is laughing at IBM Verse

Am speechless , I totally out of words. Does IBM really think that this is going to move people of other free email systems to IBM Verse with these limitations.
I can see now how they are creating architecture that help you unclutter your inbox, you only have 25 email to send per day, well if that does not unclutter your inbox nothing will. And why would someone want to move to Verse with these kinda restriction when other give them much more ?
  1. Send mail containing up to 10 recipients per email. you did mean 100 per email ?
  2. Send up to 25 emails in a 24 hour period. you did mean 100 per day? 
  3. Send mail messages up to 100MB in size. this is fine
  4. Have a mailbox quota of 500 MB. Why not 2 gb ?

IBM has taken the offline. I wonder why ? Are they embarrassed ? Well am not going to try anytime soon to sell this until they line up with what others are doing. Lets see what they are going to do next.

When they announced the name of the product someone at my work said ” it could be verse” it just got there.

Leaving IBM Notes arena

Well am at a crossroads right now , I have been in software consultant and development for Nyherji near 6 years but my Notes history goes far longer , around 15 years. But last year I toke over from my brother as sales consultant  and corporate account for large companies here at Nyherji.  My brother was at that time fighting cancer and was going on sick leave Oct 2013 to get better. He past away 14 feb 2014 and I have stayed in his job and i have had less and less time for my previous job function.

So I have decided to focus on the current job and get more into VMware , Xserver , Lenovo sales plus other products that fall into corporate account sales. I still have the burning desire to develop and read a lot of planet lotus blogs with great interest. But as all of you  knows the Notes “World” is getting smaller and smaller by every day and there is only so many hours in the day to do both.

Thank You for your help in the past and inspiring me to do better:   Brad Balassaitis , Fredrik Norling , Mark Leusink , Jesse Gallagher, Karl-Henry Martinsson, John Jardin , Mark Roden , Jeremy Hodge, David Leedy , Michael Marcavage , Bruce Elgort , Tim Pistor , Carl Tyler.

Thanks for your friendship and I will keep up with you on your blogs.

Special thanks goes to Jake Howlett , You have been my mentor and i have learn so much from you in my early days of Notes.

Marry Xmas to you and your family