Opening Sessions
Kevin Cavanaugh (IBM)

Keynote: Get Social. Do Business. The IBM Lotus vision on collaboration software

Join Kevin Cavanaugh when he updates you on the latest announcements and developments at IBM Lotus, as discussed and demonstrated at Lotusphere 2011, this January. IBM has a very clear vision on the future of collaboration. You will hear about the trends in mobility and the roadmap to exceptional web applications. Building on the results of project Vulcan, you will hear about software usability and the contribution to a more ´social´ way of working. This will result into more productive employees, effective organizations and better business.
Cornelis (Cees) van der Woude (IBM), Steve Lievens (IBM)

IBM LotusLive - Secure Messaging, Meetings and Collaboration in the Cloud

IBM´s LotusLive is a set of award-winning cloud services consisting of online collaboration tools, e-mail and social networking services that all work together. LotusLive can help businesses of all sizes reduce IT costs, increase productivity and save money. Reliable and Secure.
Join Cornelis van der Woude in this session where he both outlines and demonstrates the entire LotusLive portfolio, including online meetings and the brand new online document editing features of LotusLive Symphony.
Business Track
Chris Van Der Jonckheyd (BASF IT Services)

BASF: Our roadmap to a global Sametime 8.5.2 deployment: It works for us, why wouldn't it work for you

BASF is the world's leading chemical company, with about 105,000 employees and close to 385 production sites worldwide.
Until today BASF works with a heterogenous Sametime environment with different Sametime versions brought together in one community. The goal of this roadmap is to come to a homogenous Instant messaging and meeting environment with Sametime 8.5.2 as basis.
This presentation will focus on why on how BASF an IBM together designed a roadmap to come from this heterogenous environment to a homogenous global environment. It will be shown how we came to the architectural design and an implementation plan by first analyzing the functional and nonfunctional requirements.
John Head (PSC Group, LLC), David Via (IBM)

The Notes/Domino Application Development Competitive Advantage
Competitive Advantage Slideshare

Some organizations are neglecting or under-utilizing one of the greatest IT assets in their portfolio today - the Notes/Domino application platform. Some are even considering re-coding Domino applications in other languages and development tools. In this session we present the business case and technical merits of Notes and Domino in direct comparison to other tools such as Microsoft SharePoint. Based on data collected from real-world engagements we will demonstrate the positive return on investment of the Notes platform. We will also discuss PSC’s “Application Modernization” strategy and how it helps move customers from merely maintaining Notes applications to increasing their value with XPages and advanced collaboration functionality.
Keno Torfs (BASF IT Services)

BASF Implements connect.BASF: A Global Online Business Network

BASF is the world"s leading chemical company, with about 105,000 employees and close to 385 production sites worldwide. To create an easy way of networking among employees and communities, and to enable faster and more efficient knowledge sharing and collaboration across all units and regions, BASF established an internal Online Business Network, connect.BASF, based on Lotus Connections technology. The presentation will focus on why and how BASF successfully realized this global implementation and address the issues that were encountered and the modifications that were needed to the standard technology. Also, some success stories already realized on this platform will be shown.
Kris Geens (GFI)

Collaborative Project Management 2.0

Collective intelligence is one of the core principles behind the whole idea of the new project management trend.
Project Management 2.0 tools and practices help people to share project information and contribute to the project plan easily. They help gather valuable bottom-up knowledge from emails, disconnected files and spreadsheets into one place.
Anyone on the team, has the up-to-date information at hand. Project operations become more transparent, projects become more controllable and project management more adaptable.
Marten Vosmer (Lialis)

Search engine optimization (SEO): Tips from the Pros

Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the visibility of a website in search engines via the "natural" or unpaid search results.
If you want to sell your products (like web shops do) to the world wide community via Google unpaid search results you must follow this session.
Martijn de Jong (Ilionix)

Get the Facts: Comparing Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange
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IBM Lotus Notes/Domino and Microsoft Outlook/Exchange are the dominant messaging systems in the corporate world. Many organizations are currently considering whether to upgrade their current environment or to switch to the competing product. Good reports that compare these two systems are however scarce. Martijn de Jong and Sander Zwart delved into all aspects of these two systems to bring you a presentation that objectively compares these products both on features and costs. We also look at strategic reasons to choose the one or the other. If there is a discussion about Domino and Exchange in your organization, this is a presentation you don’t want to miss!
Roland Driesen (Silverside)

The Document Management Spectrum (Follow up of last year's presentation at the BLUG)

1. Wrap-up of our DMS-spectrum
2. In depth functional analysis between: LotusLive/Connections Files, Quickr (Domino and WebSphere), Other Domino solutions like Docova, FileNet, Competition
3. Demonstration of customer reference cases: Connections Files @ Forbo Flooring, Quickr 8.5 Domino in the Industry, Quickr 8.5 WebSphere, Docova @ Vredestein Tires
Wouter Aukema (Trust Factory B.V.)

Lessons learned after analyzing a million end users

Over the past years we have analyzed the real end user demand for more than 1 million corporate end users, and how infrastructures of our customers were responding to that user demand.
During this session we will share some important and frequent recurring findings and what effect they have on costly resources, support/operations, end user experience and management bias towards migrating away.
We aim to give you the inspiration and ammunition you’ll need to help your boss make a well informed decision, not to migrate but to optimize, upgrade & innovate the existing platform.
Ulrich Krause

When Plato Left The Cave - A brief history of Lotus Notes

Jump back in time to 1974. In a Harvard dormitory, Bill Gates, future cofounder of Microsoft, is goofing off playing poker and pinball. Over in India, Steve Jobs, future cofounder of Apple, has shaved his head and is wandering around seeking enlightenment. Out in Hawaii, Steve Case, future cofounder and head of AOL Time Warner, is busy writing album reviews for his Honolulu high school newspaper. While these future billionaire CEOs of Internet-industry behemoths are busy enjoying their last teenage years, at a university town in Illinois the 'Net' has already arrived. Indeed: it's in full swing!
In the following years the germ cell of Lotus Notes began to grow and to evolve to the world's leading groupware application.
Follow the timeline from the past to present in the history of Lotus Notes / Domino.
Max Verbong (Acuity)

Lotus Protector - Extending Notes & Domino security out to the Internet

Lotus Protector is a security platform that contains content filtering for Internet e-mail and encryption for Internet e-mail. It is specifically optimized for Lotus Domino and fully understands Lotus Notes and Domino and the ways your users use it. Topics in this session are:
  • Understanding the Protector strategy
  • Why hasn't email encryption become universal?
  • Extend the capabilities of Notes encryption to the Internet.
  • Understanding the differences between Objective and Subjective spam.
Dive into how Lotus is expanding the Lotus Protector portfolio to support more than just Lotus Notes and Domino. We'll cover the latest Lotus Protector offering built in partnership with Symantec, and dig into the details of how this can help empower your end users. Expect announcements regarding integration into IBM LotusLive, Tivoli and other Lotus products.
Sponsor Track
Eileen Fitzgerald (GSX)

Service Reporting and how it applies to your Collaborative Environment

Service Delivery is a an often used phrase currently, but what is a service? How do you report on quality of service delivery? Eileen shall take you through the definition of Service Delivery as it relates to your collaboration tools (Domino, Sametime, Quickr, BES, Traveler,...) whether hosted on site, via a service provider, via a hosting service provider or the cloud.
Using ITIL Terms and Definitions we shall break down service delivery and how it relates to your Collaborative System, from Administrators to Management to Customers. From Technical KPI's ( Key Performance Indicators ) to Customer SLA's (Service Level Agreements). Expect lots of Buzz words such as Capacity Management, Availability Management, Demand Management, ... but have them accompanied with practical (Generic and GSX Specific) example to assist in clarifying them.
John de Giorgio (Integra for Notes)

Using Microsoft Word & Excel with your Lotus Notes applications

Many Lotus Notes developers recognize the importance of Microsoft Word and Excel to compliment their Notes environments and allow improved extraction of data, reporting and analysis. However many have built the integration code into their apps creating a support and maintenance overhead when reporting requirements change or versions of Notes or Office change.
Integra for Notes® and Integra Quick Reports® allow developers and end-users respectively to implement their integration without needing to change the code of their applications while still maintaining a great deal of flexibility.
Users looking to migrate the data from within Lotus Notes applications will also learn some great tips. We will not serve beer, but it will be worth it.
Laurent Boes (IBM) & Louis Richardson (IBM)

Reinventing Relationships to become a Social Business: Get Social, Do Business

Introducing the IBM social collaboration platform
Social businesses will be more agile, more responsive and more successful than all the rest.
With the IBM social collaboration platform, you can empower people with social networks, engage with experts and clients, and cultivate trust using people-centric experiences. IBM expertise helps you transition to a social business.
Paul Calhoun (GROUP Business Software)

The future in your hands - how to modernize Domino applications

Many companies are using a huge amount of Domino applications. Often these applications are not up-to-date in terms of flexibility, usability and Web 2.0-readiness. In this session you will learn how to automatically transform existing Domino applications into modern XPages applications. Without the need of migrating data, companies will be able to make their existing Domino applications web and cloud ready.
Administration Track
Carl Tyler (Epilio)

Introducing the IBM Lotus Sametime Proxy (UPDATE: no longer encrypted)

A new component first delivered as part of Sametime 8.5, the Sametime Proxy delivers a browser-based Sametime IM experience, and a feature rich SDK for enabling organizations to presence enable their web properties. In this session you'll be introduced to the Sametime Proxy server installation requirements and steps, an overview of it's out of the box features and many of the capabilities of the Proxy SDK.
Chris Miller (Connectria, IdoNotes)

Secure and easy Widget and Plug-in Deployment (2-hour session)
Video Replay Plugins-Widgets

Learn the differences between plug-ins and widgets before diving into policies, site updates, provisioning, catalogs and more. See samples of both widgets, plug-ins and the hidden trick of widgets that call plug-ins. Then wrap it all up with proper security controls and best practices.
Chris Miller (Connectria, IdoNotes)

Seeing Shapes in the Clouds - deployments and hybrid
Video Replay Shapes in the Clouds

With all of the talk around cloud deployment and hybrid architecture, learn what questions to ask when planning a solution from a top Lotus cloud provider. In this vendor agnostic session, learn about on premise, hybrid and remotely manager. Talk bandwidth, network topology, firewalls, security, management and more.
Dave Schrijvers (Brain²)

Notes Traveler Security and Best Practices

Policies, remote blocking and wiping and much more.
Join us in a session with best practices and examples of 4 top industry customers.
Florian Vogler (panagenda)

Under the hood of Lotus Notes Clients or How to make your company love Notes again

Why is the Notes client so slow? Why does the Notes Client sometimes open databases from far, far away? Why does it take so long to open one of our databases? What's so important about ODS (and what is ODS anyway)? How does network latency (what's that?) affect my Notes clients? Why does deleting cache.ndk seem to fix problems but then deleting it causes others? Why doesn't Notes love me back (or when did you actually start to not love Notes that much any more)?
This session shares information from almost 20 years of infrastructure analysis and optimization (still relevant today ;-)) in Lotus Notes/Domino environments.
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership)

Get started installing Sametime 8.5.1 – You Can Be A WAS Admin Too (2 hour session)

Sametime 8.5.1 is more than just Domino instant messaging, we now have Websphere components like the Meeting, Media and Proxy servers to build too. In this session we take you through preparing for the install and the decisions you need to make ahead of time. Based on many experiences of installing Sametime 8.5x in the past year, we’ll step through each server install screen with screenshots, details of the options and recommendations on what to choose. If you’re considering Sametime in your company then this is your fastest way to learn. No previous WAS knowledge required.
Gabriella Davis (The Turtle Partnership)

One Directory To Rule Them All? Yes!

You’ve heard buzzwords like single-sign on, single user id, or authentication management, but also heard that they were a nightmare to implement. Or perhaps you always wanted to use another directory - like Active Directory - for your Sametime, Web, IMAP or Traveler password authentication but thought it required a 3rd party tool or something installed on the Domino server? In this session we'll show you how to configure your Domino server to authenticate with either the HTTP Password or the LDAP directory password without a server reboot! We will extend that idea to demonstrate how with a little bit of magic and a sprinkling of Tivoli Directory Integrator you can get closer to that simple single userid or directory system you’ve always wanted.
Kris De Bisschop (EASI)

Demystifying the Domino HTTP Server

Do you still have questions about Internet Sites ? Can you combine SSO Configuration between Internet Sites and old fashion Domino Web Configuration ?
What do you need to configure when running a Domino Cluster with iNotes on top ?
Ever wanted to have a checklist about how to secure your Domino HTTP Server ?
On all these kind of questions you can get an answer during this session.
Paul Mooney (Bluewave Technology)

All Paul's downloads (Adminblast 2011 at the bottom)

Bring coffee to this session as Paul Mooney brings you though over 60 administration tips aimed at improving the domino server environment for all the administrators. This brain dump of configuration features, notes.ini parameters and recommendations covers almost every aspect of Domino servers, and you are guaranteed to pick up something new.
Wannes Rams (GFI)

Lotus Connections new features and configuration tips

Talking about the new features in Connections 3.0 and the new configuration options for Lotus Connections.
A deep dive in the configuration possibilities.
Overview of the Lotus Connections Reporting Solution.
Warren Elsmore (Bluewave Technology)

Directory Spaghetti

Ever wondered what all those Domino directory integration points are? How you integrate front end servers, what single logon options there are - and what on earth is SPNEGO anyway?
This session covers all the ways in which you can integrate the Notes an web clients into Active Directory.
Development Track
Fergal McKenna (IBM)

Quickr Domino 8.5, The full package, What's new, how to upgrade and how to customize it

Check out what new features are in Quickr Domino 8.5 and how they work. Learn how to upgrade to Quickr 8.5 and what tricks of the trade can help you do so with the minimum amount of work. Finally see how the new architecture allows you to control the UI components to modify themes, learn how to change pages to automatically display attachments, modify image views to display as thumbnails and alter menus to your needs.
Kathy Brown (Running Notes)

Fantastic @Formula

Many times @Formula is the forgotten language of Lotus Notes and Domino development, but it can often be the best choice in fewer lines of code. Learn what fantastic feats you can achieve with @Formula. From the many uses of @Text, to cutting out lines of code with @Sort. We’ll compare and contract @Formula with LotusScript to see where it provides faster and easier solutions as well as instances when it doesn’t. Find out how to use overlooked @Formula like @Transform and see which @Formula you can use in XPages and the differences in using those commands in the Notes client and on XPages.
Manu Vermeyen (Groupwave)

Picking and Choosing for a rich user experience; the case of the Flanders Investment & Trade intranet

Flanders Invest & trade is a government agency that trusts Lotus Notes and Domino for its communication and international collaboration. When the agency decided to add web to its arsenal of tools, their intranet required quickly offering a growing number of applications to it's connected partners and colleagues.
Current web development techniques offer a grab bag of functionalities that can (easily?) be integrated into their current Notes applications, offering a rich user experience.
During this session, the case of Flanders Investment and Trade is used to walk through a list of DOJO, YUI, MOOtools functionalities, discussing broadly why and how they are used within 'classic' domino web development. Additionally, we show how the Mobile Components for XPages are used to offer business functionality via iPhone/Android phones.
This talk is aimed at web developers and companies looking towards (further) leveraging their Notes Infrastructure for functionality on the web.
Martin Donnelly (IBM)

Domino Designer & XPages 8.52 and Beyond

In this talk you will learn about the newest features of both Domino Designer and XPages in Notes/Domino V8.5.2, and also get a glimpse of the cool stuff coming down the pike in 8.5.x. A must-see session for any developer looking to improve the look, feel, behavior and performance of their XPages applications.
Martin Donnelly (IBM)

XPages Extension Library

Using XPages? Want to get your hands on some cool new controls? Need a dialog, outline or application layout? The XPages Extension Library is your answer! The XPages Extension Library (ExtLib) is a free open source project, the largest IBM code drop to OpenNTF, EVER. It contains dozens of new controls, easy to install and use in your applications. This session will not only demonstrate the out-of-box features, but will discuss the concepts and frameworks provided for building truly dynamic XPages. You'll come away with a richer set of functionality in your toolbox ... and maybe even share your new riches with the wider world. This is for everyone, so come discover the XPages ExtLib!
Paul Calhoun (GROUP Business Software)

Using XML and RDBMS as XPage Data Sources
Sample App:

In version 8.5.x developers are limited to Domino View and Form designs as data sources for the controls on an XPage. Where in most cases this is not a limiting factor it can be restrictive. What if you could render any XML stream that is accessible via URL and output that data to an XPage using standard XSLT Stylesheets, Table or Data Table controls? The majority of systems today (from RDMS to ERP systems) have the ability to output their data as an XML stream. This session will walk attendees through the process of accessing Domino and Non-Domino based data as XML and rendering that data to XPages controls. Attendees will leave with working examples of how to integrate any XML stream into their XPage designs. In addition what if you could use RDBMS data as an XPage data source without writing a SINGLE LINE of CODE !!! Come to this session to find out how.
Paul Calhoun (GROUP Business Software)

XPages Jumpstart (2 hour session)
Sample App:

This jumpstart will provide an introduction to XPages for Domino Developers. This session will cover the XPages architecture and runtime as well as the components used to build XPages applications. At the completion of this session, Domino Developers should feel comfortable navigating the XPages design environment as well as create basic XPages Applications.
Paul Withers (Intec Systems)

XPages: Enter The Dojo

As you start to flex your muscles with XPages, you'll want to use the Dojo framework that is delivered with Domino. This session will take you from the basics of referencing Dojo modules and styling fields, to useful client-side JavaScript functions, through to the ease of using Dojo functionality delivered in the XPages Extension Library. As well as code samples, you'll have the confidence to dive into the Dojo libraries and incorporate the wide variety of functionality available in the Dojo framework.
Philippe Poupeleer (EASI)

Mobile XPages Apps in 60 seconds

Got any iPhones, iPads, BlackBerry or Androids in your organization? Using Lotus Notes apps by any chance? Well, come and see how you can turn those LN Apps into Mobile Apps in 60 seconds using XPages !
The live demos, background info, frameworks, tips & tricks will give you a good insight of what is possible with LN Apps in the mobile space and give you a head start.
Just don't tell you boss you can do it in 60 seconds ;-)
René Winkelmeyer (dp consulting)

Explaining the IBM Social Business Toolkit

The IBM Social Business Toolkit, better known as the Activity Stream in IBM Project Vulcan, will be the most important piece within the Lotus portfolio for the next years. In this session we'll have a look at how the toolkit generally works, which API is currently available and how to use it. Last but not least we'll dive into some live demo applications - which you can take home with you!
Tim Clark (IBM)

XPages Blast

30 Top tips for XPages in just 60 minutes. Come and learn some of the top tips and tricks that will help you develop quicker and build better apps. Everything from beginner to advanced tips is covered in this rapid-fire session.
Tim Tripcony (GROUP Business Software)

Taking Themes to the Next Level
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Most XPages developers who have already started working with themes understand that they offer a simple way to ensure inclusion of stylesheets and client-side JavaScript libraries, as well as automatic addition of style classes to components that match certain criteria. But themes are so much more powerful than that. This session will teach you how to leverage the full potential of themes to keep your XPages source code lean and tidy, enhance the performance of your applications, maintain device-targeted user interfaces, and even streamline resource management within large development teams. This session might just change the way you think about the very nature of XPages.
Vince Schuurman

Debugging and Error handling in XPages

Debugging XPages is not that obvious, especially if you only just got the hang of XPages development. This session shows the most common caveats and provide techniques to help you to handle fix errors more easily.
What will you get:
(1) Short introduction to the basis of error handling
(2) Loads of techniques/code examples on how to debug your XPages and how to handle errors.
And on top of that, we will take it a bit further by hooking into open frameworks like Eclipse and OpenLog.
Mikkel Flindt Heisterberg (OnTime)

Plug yourself in and your app will never be the same! An introduction to plugin development for Notes and Sametime

Come to this session to get up and running on plugin development for Lotus Notes, Lotus Sametime and Lotus Symphony and learn the ropes to get started. We will take you from getting the Eclipse IDE and Lotus Expeditor Toolkit installed to configuring, testing and verifying your setup. Next you will learn the basics of plugin development and based on real life examples you will see just how easy plugin development can be and how to reap the rewards. This is a must see session it you want to get started with plugin development for the clients or the XPages Extensibility Library but never knew how.