Archive for Redbook

Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Document Manager Redbook has Shipped!

September 28 2009

Months of work by many fine people have finally come to completion. The ILDDM Migration Redbook is complete! Here is the full announcement: Form Number: SG24-7747-00 Title: Self Assessment and Strategy Guide for Migrating from Domino Document Manager Can now be downloaded as a PDF file and ordered in hardcopy two weeks following the Publish Date! (see for online access) This IBM® Redbooks® publication is intended to help your organization plan and prepare for a migration away from Lotus® Domino® Document Manager (formerly known as Domino.Doc). This IBM Redbook focuses primarily on analyzing, planning, and preparing with only a small portion devoted to the actual process of migrating to another solution. While there is no exact equivalent to Domino Document Manager (DDM), we discuss IBM Lotus Quickr™ in detail and illustrate how your organization can achieve many of the same functional goals using Lotus Quickr services f

Part One of the Domino.Doc Redbook is complete

March 20 2009

So today marks the completion of the first phase of the Domino.Doc Redbook. The team is leaving after three weeks in Cambridge, MA and it is a bit sad. We have bonded - well, you have too after being in the same conference room together for three weeks. We have lots of work to do still - a couple weeks of writing and testing at the minimum. We will do that remotely and interact via IM, Email, and our team room. I have lots more to share but I need to decompress a bit. I had an amazing time with the team - thanks to all of them for the experience! And yes, the margaritas were flowing last night (if you watched the twitter or facebook streams) :-)

Week 2 of the Domino.Doc Migration Redbook & poll wrap-ups

March 9 2009

Week 2 of the IBM Redbook that focuses on the termination of Domino.Doc and their migration path is in process. Last week was all about planning and strategizing. The team organized our outline and built our multiple scenarios for how we think the Domino.Doc customers will be segmented. We met with the Quickr team to talk about our thought process and talk about the future of Quickr. We also started getting our head around the IBM Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions and how they fit into the picture. This week is about chapter assignments and starting the writing process. We are also having more meetings as we get into the specifics of Collaborative Document Management, Robust / Enterprise Document Management, and much more. Hard for me to talk more about stuff - but I am working on getting an official voice from IBM who can talk about all of this on-line and blogging very soon. Thank you to everyone who answered the polls. The good news is that I did not see anything that

Redbook Weekend #1 Part 3 - Driving thru Maine and a visit with Andrew Pollack

March 8 2009

Day three of this first weekend found me driving up to Maine. I have never been to the state of Maine and decided this was my chance. About 90 minutes north from Boston. My first stop was York County and Cape Neddick "Nubble" Light. A great view of a lighthouse near a seaside town that screams tourist summer location. My second stop was to Fort Williams Park and the Portland Head Light I then drove to Andrew Pollack's house in Cumberland. We chatted for a bit and then he gave me a tour of the firehouse he is a volunteer firefighter at. He treated me with a drive in the truck and a tour of the town. As we got back to Andrew's house, we were chatting about the Lotus community and techy stuff. Andrew had to leave to head to an alarm - something that turned out not to be serious. Great to see Andrew and get his feedback on things. I then drove up to Freeport to the flagship LL Bean store. I took a few pics and walked around, but not being super outdoorsy, it was mos

Why I am in Boston for 21 days - ILDDM / Domino.Doc Redbook

March 2 2009

So those that follow me on Twitter know that I arrived in snowy Boston for an extended stay - 3 weeks to be exact. The purpose of this trip is to participate in the writing of the IBM Lotus Domino Document Manager / Domino.Doc Migration Redbook. The purpose of the redbook is to help customers decide what to do with their existing ILDDM / Domino.Doc installs and what their options are. It will also cover the migration tool that IBM will be releasing. I have an interesting perspective on the withdrawl of ILDDM / Domino.Doc from the marketplace. I was at the first Domino.Doc Advisory Council meeting before the product even went into beta. With my focus on integration of Lotus Notes & Domino with other technologies, Domino.Doc was the perfect container. Originally released right after Notes 4 - that is before the Domino HTTP web server folks - the product did things that Notes could not. It did document locking and versioning / revisioning in a way that it worked in Notes, even in a