Join Aktion Associates and IBM for the 2012 Spring Detroit Notes Professional (DNP) meeting:
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
8:30 am – 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Novi MI
This year, speakers from IBM and Aktion Associates will speak on recent updates and changes to Connections, Domino, and Xpages, as well as discuss the future plans for all Lotus products.
The day's agenda will include:
|8:30 am -||- Registration/Breakfast|
|9:00 am -||- Welcome/Open Comments|
|9:20 am -||- IBM Connections 3|
|10:20 am -||- Break|
|10:30 am -||- Strategy in Action: Messaging and Collaboration|
|11:45 am -||- Lunch & Raffle|
|12:30 pm -||- Notes/Domino Release 8.5.3 Update - Work Faster, Everyone!|
|1:30 pm -||- The Grand Tour of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack: XPages Capabilities|
|2:30 pm -||- Closing Remarks & Raffle|
|3:00 pm -||- Networking|
IBM Connections 3
Presented by Lisa Learned, IBM Technical Sales Support
IBM Connections provides the platform of social tools required to transform your organization into a Social Business. Connections enables you to reach your customers and partners faster, drive innovation, share content and expertise, and complete work faster. IBM Connections 3 expands on the rich feature set previously available, adding robust features like Enterprise Content Management, and social analytics, while expanding the functionality of profiles, communities, files, blogs, activities, bookmarks, wikis and forums. IBM Connections 3 also brings collaboration to your mobile device with a feature-rich set of installable applications. During this presentation, Lisa Learned will demonstrate IBM Connections 3, explain entitlements for Notes customers to use the Profiles and Files Services, and discuss the benefits of utilizing the hosted version of IBM Connections for small to medium businesses.
Strategy in Action: Messaging and Collaboration
Presented by Ed Brill, IBM Director, Messaging and Collaboration Solutions
Get a comprehensive overview of IBM's current and future offerings in the messaging and collaboration market. See the latest demos and hear about plans for Lotus Notes and Domino, Notes Traveler, Domino Designer, LotusLive Notes, Lotus Symphony, IBM Docs, and IBM XWork Server. The session will also feature highlights from our business partners.
Notes/Domino Release 8.5.3 Update - Work Faster, Everyone!
Presented by Suzanne Wilson, Lotus Application Consultant
As in 8.5.2, this release emphasizes productivity enhancements for end users, but also includes enhancements to improve efficiency for designers and administrators. Calendar, mail and contact enhancements help users work faster in Lotus Notes and Lotus iNotes. Besides the updates to XPages, Domino Designer enhancements improve developer productivity and team development. On the Domino server side, platform flexibility is increased and hardware efficiency is improved. Domino administrator productivity improves due to improvements to existing tools. Lotus Traveler improves usability, performance, and deployment primarily for Android users.
The Grand Tour of IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack: XPages Capabilities
Presented by Mike Sobczak, Lotus Application Consultant
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 Upgrade Pack 1 makes upwards of 150 new controls and complex types available to you as officially supported IBM components. It also delivers IBM Lotus Domino Designer extension library tooling enhancements, and upgrades to two mainstream application templates that leverage these cool new features. You will see how to install and deploy Upgrade Pack 1, and get a whirlwind tour of several of the application development goodies in this treasure trove.
Questions or comments? Contact Chris Elekonich at email@example.com
Past Detroit Lotus Notes User Events Hosted by Aktion Associates:
August 25 2011 - Lotus Mobile Solutions Webcast
iNotes, Traveler, Mobile Connect and Other Mobile Computing Options
Smartphones, tablets, laptops, or netbooks? Blackberry, Apple, Android, Windows Mobile, or Nokia? Or all of the above? Many people are not bound to one location or even one device and need to work from virtually anywhere. Mobile devices increase flexibility and responsiveness and offer cost reduction potential, but the variety of devices in the marketplace and the need for security means new challenges for IT departments. Fortunately Lotus provides options for anytime, anywhere communications. Even better, some of these products are no charge entitlements courtesy of your Lotus licenses. Presented by Aktion's Lotus CLP Notes Advanced Application Developer/Administrator, this event will feature highlights from the latest releases of Lotus iNotes, Lotus Traveler, Lotus Mobile Connect and other Lotus offerings for mobile computing.
July 26, 2011 - LotusLive Online Webcast
IBM's Online Solutions & Services for Lotus Users
LotusLive is a collection of integrated, online collaboration solutions and social networking services for your business. With LotusLive you can stay connected with e-mail in a reliable, secure, hosted environment, save time and cut travel by meeting online, build your business network, share files and work on activities with extended teams. Presented by Lisa Learned from IBM/Lotus, this demonstration will give an overview of all LotusLive's capabilities and answer your questions about deploying it in your organization.
June 23, 2011 - WorkFlo! for Lotus Notes Webcast
Adding Workflow Options to Your Lotus Application
Lotus Notes is known as a workflow platform. Surprisingly, it does not include workflow engine that you can easily add to your custom applications. As a result, developers typically create custom routines for each application that requires workflow functionality. This situation leads to increased support costs, as developers must take the time to understand each custom workflow process first before enhancing or fixing it. Workflo!, from Workflo Systems Inc., provides these and more options to handle all of your workflow process needs. Best of all, it can be added to any Notes application in a matter of minutes. Even better, the product is very reasonably priced. This demonstration that will show you how easy it is to add Workflo! to a typical Notes client application. We will also show how Workflo! may be enhanced for web client and smart phone users.
May 25 2011 - IBM Get Social Roadshow at the Hilton Garden Inn, Novi, MI
Spring Detroit Notes Professionals “Get Social” User Group Event
This event offers something for everyone. If you didn’t get to LotusSphere this year, this is your chance to hear from IBM representatives about IBM’s comprehensive software roadmap. This event will begin with an Executive Breakfast which will include our Keynote Speaker from IBM's Lotus Software Group and a presentation on IBM’s vision and roadmap for the “Exceptional Work Experience.” Executives will find value in this presentation so be sure to share this event information with your company’s management team. Directly following these presentations will be technical sessions which will be technology-focused, including: Mobility, XPages, Performance Tuning Tips for your Domino environment, and more.