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This Week in Lotus 108 - Champions of the Connect-o-Sphere


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This Week in Lotus 108 - Champions of the Connect-o-Sphere

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Recorded on 18th December 2012. New IBM Champion (and This Week in Lotus producer) Alan Hamilton joins us to discuss the new IBM Champions for 2013, the upcoming Connect conference, Social Connections IV and the changes to IBM Smart Cloud for Social Business.

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Hosts:  Stuart McIntyre (blog | twitter | company) & Darren Duke (blog | twitter | company)

Alan Hamilton (blog | twitter) is Director of Services at Seric Systems, an IBM Business Partner who delivers IBM hardware and software solutions by day and social business fan by night

IBM Champions 2013 IBM Notes/Domino 9.0 public beta
  • Now available for download
  • What are we excited about? (new theme, embedded experience, new iNotes UI etc?)
Social Connections IV
  • 30th November 2012, Amsterdam, IBM Forum
  • Mat and Alan attended... What did you think?
  • What were the key sessions for you?
  • Mat, as a first timer, what did you think of a Connections and SocialBiz specific LUG?
  • What were the key takeaways?
  • Would you attend again?
  • Session presentations now available at Video to follow soon.
  • Those that attended, please fill in the survey!
Connect 2013
  • Session acceptance/rejections sent out
  • More details starting to be made available
  • Excited yet?
  • Where do we think party will be?
What else?
  • LotusLive renamed as  Community call suggested that this was down to customers wanting to white-label service.
  • Ed flags XWork Server changes to come in 2013
  • Alan has joined TWiL team to help with publishing podcast.  Thank goodness!


I’ve been through a few SSD’s since they first came out, but my latest “acquisition” is by far the fastest I’ve ever seen, let alone used. The SanDisk Extreme SSD (with updated firmware) is a very, very fast SSD. Right now it is on sale at Amazon (at least in the US) so go get a 240GB screaming fast SSD.

The forthcoming version of Notes 9 supports retina display on the MacBook Pros.  
Traveler to-do app

1Password - fantastic password saving app for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS. Syncs with iCloud or Dropbox, autocaptures and populates data in browser.  Also saves wallet and account details. Highly recommended! Also, flat ethernet and HDMI cables!


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