Peter Presnell

About Peter Presnell

CEO at Red Pill NOW. Strategist, technologist, blogger, presenter, and IBM Champion 2011/12. For years many companies have invested heavily in the Notes/Domino platform and I see my role as helping to find paths forward for that investment.
31 08, 2016



Earlier this month Red Pill Now had the chance to introduce Kito Mann to the Lotus community when he co-presented with Keith Strickland at MWLUG - An Introduction to Web Components. JavaOne might seem a strange place for a Front End developer to attend, but Kito's background was originally in the areas of JSF and

JavaOne 2016-08-31T16:51:09+00:00
22 08, 2016

Why Web Components Matter


At MWLUG last week Kito Mann and Keith Strickland gave a presentation - An Introduction To Web Components. This presentation is now available on Slideshare and we hope to have a video of the session available soon.  It is now clear that Web development is moving away from server-sided development platforms such

Why Web Components Matter 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
19 08, 2016



The Event As always MWLUG has been an awesome event thanks to the amazing efforts of Richard Moy and his team. There were many familiar faces, but there were some new faces as the mid-west slowly expands further south and further west each year to arrive in the center of Texas. This was my first

MWLUG Recap 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
16 08, 2016

The Lotus Position


Over the years I have had the chance to attend a lot of LUGs around the world including Engage (BLUG), Inform (AUSLUG), and of course there is MWLUG (people call me MWLUG). These events have provided me with the chance to hear from leading Notes Developers and Domino Administrators. But rarely do I get the

The Lotus Position 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
14 08, 2016

Pete Janzen: Lotus Legend


Many years ago I launched a web site called Lotus Legends that recognized the contributions made by many people inside and outside IBM to the Lotus Notes product. I retired the site after IBM announced its IBM Champions program. While both sought to provide recognition of the many contributions made by our community the two

Pete Janzen: Lotus Legend 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
2 08, 2016

Reading The IBM Tea Leaves


Last week I read an interesting statement from an IBMer outlining a pending announcement in September of an updated policy on the Support Lifecycle for Notes/Domino. The standard IBM Support Lifecycle Policy commits IBM to supporting any version of its software for 3 years from its release date. With Notes 9.0.1 having been released in October 2013 we are

Reading The IBM Tea Leaves 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
27 07, 2016

Rethinking Notes


Red Pill Now has the distinct pleasure of being a Platinum sponsor for this year's MWLUG, being held in Austin, TX on August 17-19. We are also very excited that members of the Red Pill Now team have been invited to deliver a total of five sessions at this event. While IBM seems to have

Rethinking Notes 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
25 07, 2016

Co-Existence With Notes


In my last post I covered some of Red Pill's thinking as to why we recommend to our customers not to rush to migrate. Ultimately organizations will move away from Notes databases simply because IBM is showing no signs it has plans to invest any further in the platform and hence will eventually discontinue support. So the

Co-Existence With Notes 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
18 07, 2016

The Pitfalls of Migration


With IBM Notes and XPages having reached an apparent end of life most companies are now giving serious thought to what they do with their Notes applications. This usually leads to a serious consideration of migrating Notes applications to another database platform such as SQL, SharePoint, SalesForce, or Mongo DB. The future of Notes Data is perhaps the

The Pitfalls of Migration 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00
6 06, 2016

Beyond XPages


Early last year I did a presentation at several User Groups entitled "Beyond XPages". The presentation outlined an approach for building modern Web applications for Notes data that was not based upon XPages. We believe XPages has a shelf life of (at best) 5 years before companies will become very active in seeking to migrate to other development

Beyond XPages 2017-07-28T20:22:16+00:00