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Successful Local Domino V11 Launch Party

December 5th, 2019 | Posted by elfworld in Domino | HCL - (3 Comments)

iSi' Domino V11 launch and iBricks 2 demo

On December 4th 2019, HCL launched Notes/Domino V11, Sametime V11 and HCL Connections 6.5 with a worldwide launch party. This was done with the help of business partners having their own local launch parties. This is a report from my employer iSi’s event.

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The Best Bad Idea that I’ve Ever Had

November 8th, 2019 | Posted by elfworld in Music - (12 Comments)

Best Bad Idea video

Tea Megaard is out with a new single and a new music video. And I directed it, from a script we co-wrote together. See it here!

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Hogne does his presentation

Have you ever seen a Domino based system that combines traditional Notes applications with GPS measuring devices, Electron apps, JSON, Xpages and Java-servers to keep roads safe? You will now!

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Is IBM Smart Cloud Really Dead?

August 13th, 2019 | Posted by elfworld in Connections | HCL | IBM - (8 Comments)

Connections Cloud

In short: The answer to the blog post title is yes. However, HCL is committed to Connections in the cloud as well as on premises. It’s just going to be different. Here’s what we know so far.

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You're such a shhhhhh...

In April. Norwegian artist Tea Megaard asked me whether I directed music videos. – I’ve never done that before, I thought. – So I’m sure I can. Here’s the result.

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Lies about Turkey

Does Facebook really ruin democracy? Yes, it does. And in this blog posting I will tell you, and provide documentation on, why that is. Did you know Brexit most likely happened because of fake news on Facebook?

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Domino video

But it’s true! A brand new video promoting Domino is right now making the rounds on the Internet.

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This is What Happened at IBM Think 2019

February 19th, 2019 | Posted by elfworld in IBM - (0 Comments)

Think

This is what was presented by IBM and HCL at IBM Think in San Francisco last week. See videos, summaries and presentations here! 

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Youtbe interview

Do you want to know what it’s like to go to another country as an exchange student? Do you want to know about the culture shock you can experience when coming home again? Or do you want to see a moment that is like it’s taken straight out of a high school movie? Then you should check out this video!

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No more NotesLast week there was an online presentation co-hosted by TeamStudio and TLCC where IBM presented their roadmap for IBM Notes/Domino.

I didn’t listen to the whole thing, I skipped some parts, because I could basically read the slides. In addition, they didn’t present anything new that they didn’t present at IBM Connect 2016. Nothing! Except one thing: You can now also use Outlook 2016 with Domino. Yay…

To paraphrase a friend of mine in the Domino community: “They are killing it, man.” And I find it hard to argue against that. For the past three years, I’ve been telling people who said that Xpages was going to save Domino that they were wrong. And this latest roadmap (which is the same as it was in January in Orlando) makes me ask: Is IBM interested in saving Domino?

Now, the Notes client was never going to be saved. We all knew that, even if IBM never comes right out and say it. But when it comes to email, they want you to start using IBM Verse or they actually want you to start using Outlook. In a world where people want to run light clients and use handheld devices, a huge bloated client is not the way to go, so I’m not really complaining about that. But the seemingly lack of commitment to the Domino platform is glaring.

It’s time to start delivering on your promises when it comes to Domino, IBM. But what’s happening is just one slow and drawn out torturing of a dying beast. If you’re not dedicated to the platform, at least come out and say it. “It will happen at Connect 2017,” they say. What will happen? That you will say the exact same things you said at Connect 2016? And the Java version running on the platform now isn’t just outdated. It’s a sediment on the bottom of the ocean which still hasn’t turned into black gold, and never will. We have been promised a Java update for a year now, and it still hasn’t arrived. Neither has any of the other stuff they promised.

One of the things that makes me want to say that “this is it, folks,” is the way IBM now lets you use Outlook with Domino. What’s basically happening is that IBM is saying: Connect Outlook to Domino, have the entire .nsf mail file downloaded to an Outlooks .pst file and then you can just move that pst file onto an Exchange server or up into the Office 365 cloud. They are even eliminating the need for a huge migration project, like a move from Notes to Outlook used to be.

My employer is, like 99% of the rest of the world, using Office 365. Mail is a part of the Office license, which basically means we are currently paying for two different mail platforms. In a time where we are struggling financially (I’m currently made 50% redundant), and we have to cut costs, what do you think we are going to choose? Staying on a platform where the company making it won’t make a commitment? Or go with the company which is constantly developing and refreshing their platform, and also makes integration and single sign on between all their products a default functionality?

Domino will remain in my company as an application server, because we are still running lots of Notes applications. However, we are currently webifying them and using anything but IBM technology to do so, apart from the nsf files which, for the time being, still will be on Domino.

Oh, well. See for yourself, and tell me if I’m wrong:

And here are the slides: