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Jan 20, 2010

IBM Project Vulcan, photos and news

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On the OGS we learn about IBM Project Vulcan, as report on Ed Brill's Blog “Project Vulcan is the blueprint for where Lotus Notes is going”. During the Opening general session we have some screen shots of the evolution of the Notes client:

and some concept on mobile devices like BlackBerry or iPhone:

Other news comes from the keynote during the first two day of Lotusphere, one is particularly important: after 8.5.2 Notes will be “vulcanized”.

Other pictures on Project Vulcan can be found in my Flickr photostream.

My 2 cents on this project are:
  1. Notes 9 will be the Project Vulcan implementation like Notes 8 has been the Hannover's one.
  2. Project Vulcan will be hugely developed in xPages and other web technology.
  3. Notes 3 to 8 apps still work fine in the Vulcan. This doesn't came from me but from history. :-)

Jan 19, 2010

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 2 - general and Lotus application development strategy

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  1. My daily agenda: BP210, KEY101, BP108, BP111, BP204, ID615.
  2. “Project Vulcan is the blueprint for where Lotus Notes is going” [Ed Brill Blog]

Lotus Application Development Strategy:

  1. Lotus Notes/Domino developer skills are important and remain important.
  2. For the future release Lotus will support and integrate to OpenID.
  3. For the future release Lotus will support and integrate to Oauth.
  4. Again, next releases? Will be much more based on web technology (e.g. HTML5, CSS3, Dojo).
  5. Samples of integration with cloud software already exist: Tungle, Gist, Openspan.

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 1 - other sentences

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  1. My daily agenda: OGS, ID201, KEY104, AD201, BP306, AD207, BOF201.
  2. Thanks Bob for the button!
  3. Great sushi at Kimonos restaurant.

Lotus Notes and Domino strategy and future:

  1. LotusLive Notes will be launched
  2. Support for Citrix, XenApp, VMWare client virtualization technology
  3. Lotus Notes Traveler on Android
  4. Lotus Domino will be available as a image on  Amazon EC2
  5. Lotus Business Solutions Catalog is being released
  6. Symphony 3.0 will be beta in the next month and it will be released in 2010
  7. After 8.5.2 Notes will be “vulcanized”
  8. Project Concord was introducted: web-based collaborative document editor for creating, editing and sharing documents.


  1. Symphony “Vienna” will be based on OpenOffice 3.x (Q2 2010).
  2. Symphony “Vienna” will be support MS VB macro.
  3. LotusScript classes are available to manipulate Symphony applications (Java API will be available with “Vienna”).
  4. Strategy: catch up with the latest OpenOffice regurarly.

Domino Designer:

  1. Many people during BOF push to have a Mac based Domino Designer soon.
  2. Performance in opening mail template: benchmark says 10 seconds, if you experience are minutes it's not normal.
  3. Lotus Domino Designer 8.5.2 beta is available for partner program.

Jan 18, 2010

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 1 - IBM Lotus Server: Present and Futures

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In the form of "aspect - goal" that's the key sentences of the Domino server future:

  • Database management tool improvements - Leverage a single tool that performs all application/database maintenance tasks (eg compact, index update, ...).
  • SAML - Provide greater flexibility regarding secure authentication.
  • Platform expansion – Lower costs, improve flexibility and scalability (64 bit, virtual env, Linux platform).
  • RESTful APIs – Enable ISV's and application builders with broad set of API's usable from any application endpoint.
  • DXL – Roud-trip DXL design elements with no loss.

Lotusphere in sentence, Day 1 (Opening general session)

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General and vision:

  • Lotus knows why.
  • Lotus knows how.
  • This year the special guest is Captain Kirk William Shatner directly form Enterprise!
  • GM, RIM, Continental, Panasonic and Zurich are the customers presented this year by Lotus.
  • You knew the importance of delivering on promises.
  • 18378 new customers after Domino 8 was been released.
  • Positive disruption: capabilities for free Symphony.
  • Collaboration agenda is a new offering who puts together different Lotus products and is designed with industry specific teams who helps company to design his own specific solution: lower the cost of collaboration and improve people collaboration.
  • File Navigator by Rene Winkelmeyer is the best open source Notes application.
  • LotusLive with 18M users, now is offered for 4 USD per user per month.
  • IBM Project Vulcan is a sneak peak into the evolution of collaboration.

Demo time:

  • Now in xPages applications is possible to use Quickr component.
  • IBM Multimedia Library for Lotus Notes: the fastest, most affordable way to learn Lotus Notes, Sametime and Quickr!
  • Quickr and Alfresco are now integrated.
  • Announced Lotus Notes Traveler for Android
  • Lotus Notes Traveler Companion is an iPhone plugin who can provide to access encrypted email on the iPhone (using Notes ID security!)
  • xPages now runs in the Notes client: develop once, run everywhere!
  • LotusLive labs is a set of services availables in Some examples: slide library, event maps, collaborative recorded meetings and composer.

Specific on Project Vulcan:

  • Project Vulcan embraces the one programming model: public REST APIs, Widget and Mashups, xPages for Notes, HTML5 for richer user experiences.
  • Project Vulcan: continuity, convergence, innovation, new opportunities
  • Project Vulcan and the competition? IBM says it is not an answer to Google Wave.
  • Project Vulcan is based on Notes Client and in the browser you have the same experience.
  • Project Vulcan can be accessed through Blackberry or iPhone.
  • Project Vulcan as the brand new Notes 9 is my guess.
  • Project Vulcan will be shipped in 2011.