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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 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

31 01, 2016

IBM Verse: Final Impressions

Back in May of last year I shared my first impressions in using IBM's new e-mail client Verse. After using Verse for seven months the trial in which I had been participating came to an end. It was an interesting time as my experience with Verse caused me to look very closely at the various email clients

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

29 01, 2016

Automating REST Services For Notes Data

At Red Pill Now, we have a strong belief that the future for Notes data lies in the ability to access the data via REST services. In their wisdom IBM have decided to make REST services available for all Notes databases using Domino Data Services. Unfortunately to get DDS to run it is necessary to

28 01, 2016

Lotus Notes Market Share

"An approximate answer to the right problem is worth a good deal more than an exact answer to an approximate problem." -- John Tukey The issue of market share has been long debated within the Notes community. It reached a peak just over ten years ago when Exchange first gained a lead over Notes/Domino in

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,