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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

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

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

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

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

3 02, 2016

IBM Verse: Next Impressions

At IBM Connect this week IBM largely focused on its vision for its social collaboration platform Connections. Connections Next While IBM didn't say it, I couldn't help but think that IBM Verse is in the process of being totally integrated into Connections, to the point in which I am not sure if it would make