A starfish is coming to a Lotusphere near you!

December 14 2004

Yes, it is true. I will be speaking at Lotusphere this year. I will again be speaking on the Office integration topic that I have done in the past, but this year with some changes. My theme this year is 'Glue', as in what ties Notes/Domino together with other applications.

First, I will be doing my first Jumpstart at Lotusphere. The title and description below:

The Glue That Binds: Integrating IBM Lotus Notes & Domino with Microsoft Office and other Applications

In the real world, applications that meet the high demands of the user require lots of functionality. Many times, Notes and Domino do not have all of the functionality that you need. To provide that functionality, integration with Microsoft Office is essential. This jumpstart is targeted at developers who need to add more functionality to their applications. The jumpstart will start at the beginning, reviewing how to architect the integration. Basic demonstrations of integration between Notes and Microsoft Word and Excel will demonstrate how to call the application and pass data. We will then discuss how to store the Office documents and value-added samples of mail merge, reporting, and importing and exporting data. The jumpstart will conclude with lessons learned on building the integration into your applications at the framework level, allowing for multiple business applications to take advantage of the development without recoding. Advanced samples of end user template building and how to take the integration to the web will also be shown. Integration with other applications, including Open Office, will also be discussed.

I will also be doing a session during the week:

Integration SuperGlue - Advanced Integration Techniques with IBM Lotus Notes/Domino 7 and Office 2003

With the release of the newest version of IBM Lotus Notes / Domino and Microsoft Office, the integration possibilities has taken a major step forward. With DXL (Domino XML) and the XML capabilities of Office 2003, data can be exchanged in ways never before possible. Real world techniques and a proven architecture will be discussed on the best ways to add integration functionality to your applications. Advanced sample applications that demonstrate WordProcessingML from Microsoft Word that allow for complex mail merges, SpreadSheetML with Microsoft Excel for advanced reporting, and integration with Microsoft Project and Microsoft Visio will be shown. New techniques that allow for integration to be executed from the web will also be discussed.

If anyone has any requests on specifics they would like to see, please let me know! Looking forward to seeing you all in Orlando!