I was lucky to visit the #domino2025 Jam in Vienna, this was a pleasant and positive experience. Together with IBM, HCL was also present. We learned a few new things about the future of Domino and about the HCL.
First of all, HCL is a large and stable company with most employees in North America. They have a large revenue and experience in partnerships like this, they worked with Cisco before in a similar partnership. It is clear that this is not Outsourcing but a full partnership.
The development of Domino 10 has already started, and the first package should already be delivered in 2018 Q3. Everything involving Version 10 is called “Project Sapphire” and “Chat” is also part of it. I also like that the HCL does not want to force the customers to cloud.
After we got briefed on the new Partnership and the future of Domino we started brainstorming and presenting ideas for solutions to existing problems and ideas for features we would like to have in long-term. The word “Marketing” was mentioned a few times by every team, marketing was actually discussed most, and all participants wanted it changed from ground up.
All in all, it is clear that a lot is invested in #domino2025 initiative and that it is taken seriously by both IBM and HCL. I think that many good things are going to be produced from the domino jam and I am looking forward to Domino 10.
Thank you very much everyone for nominating me. I am honored and proud to be part of such great community.
Over the years I met many IBM Champions and IBMers, they are all exceptional, brilliant and dedicated people. They helped me to overcome many problems and obstacles, showed me the World of IBM Collaboration Products and the importance of sharing. Thank you a ton for that!
I also want to thank Libby Ingrassia, Alan Hamilton and everyone who is part of IBM Champion Program.
I will be more active, I am going to share more and most importantly I will give my best to help other members of the community.
IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 is available and it brings some long awaited enhancements.
With CR3 you can deploy Conversion application on a Linux machine, that means, that your whole Docs 2.0 environment can be deployed on Linux, you can also migrate the already deployed Conversion application from Windows to Linux.
Other cool thing is the “Track Change”, with this feature everyone who has editor access can see in a sidebar what changes were made and by whom. I saw this feature once in a demo and it looks great.
This time Social Connections took place in Vienna, so as it was at my doorstep I didn´t want to miss it. And it did not disappoint. The atmosphere was great, there were some nice Sessions and many important things were announced.
So for me, the most important announcements, from my perspective, were the following:
New Connections Application Catalog in the cloud.
With applications like Cisco Spark and Jabber.
IBM Connections 6.0 CR1, it will be available this month.
IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 which is coming next month.
With a cool feature, “change tracking” this looked great in a demo.
There will also be TLS 1.2 support.
“Docs Next” or “Docs Pink” which will be developed.
“3D Search” for Connections Pink codebase
Blown away by this, this will be a significant improvement against traditional search.
There were many good Sessions but I liked following the most:
“IBM Connections Adminblast”, by Christoph Stoettner and Nico Meisenzahl.
Christoph and Nico have done a great job, they update their session all the time, so it is always a pleasure to visit it.