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

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

14 08, 2016

Getting Your Hands On Graphs

Next week I will be in Austin, TX at MWLUG 2016. Red Pill Now is a platinum sponsor again this year, and I am fortunate to have been accepted to present a two-hour workshop on the GraphNSF technology from the OpenNTF Domino API. I've been working on the GraphNSF implementation for over 3 years now.

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

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

4 04, 2016

Engage: A New Direction?

The Journey The team from Red Pill Now had an "interesting" journey to Engage when the plane carrying three of us was involved in the bombings at Brussels Airport. I have shared a detailed account of the journey and the staggeringly bad customer service provided by Delta in my personal blog at peterpresnell.com. OGS In 2010

14 03, 2016

Red Pill Now Sponsoring Engage, Eindhoven, NL – Mar 23/24, 2016

Red Pill Now is pleased to be a Platinum sponsor at this year's Engage event. Engage has grown to be the largest user group event for IBM Collaboration Software - not just Europe. This year's event is in Eindhoven, the Netherlands and is expected to attract a record 400+ attendees. The two day event is free

30 01, 2016

Connect, Connect, Connect

In 2015 it seemed like every other conference had Connect in its name. The year started with IBM ConnectEd (Orlando - Jan). This was followed by IBM InterConnect (Las Vegas - Feb), Graph Connect (San Francisco - Oct), js.connect (Atlanta - Oct), and the virtual conference Microsoft Connect(); (Nov). With so many people now having high speed Internet connectivity and larger high

17 11, 2015

Red Pill Is Presenting at ATLUG

Red Pill is pleased to be presenting at the week's ATLanta User Group for IBM Social Collaboration Products aka ATLUG. If you are in the Atlanta area please come and join us for the 54th meeting of what is now one of the longest running user groups for social collaboration. Design Matters Bob Kadrie (Creative Director,

14 08, 2015

An open letter to our friends and former colleagues recently terminated by GBS

The team at Red Pill wishes to extend our condolences to our friends and former colleagues who were recently laid off from GBS. We know this talented group will find new employment quickly, but we also want to do something to help. That is why we have partnered with MWLUG to arrange for you to