verb: engage; 3rd person present: engages; past tense: engaged; past participle: engaged; gerund or present participle: engaging
1. occupy or attract (someone's interest or attention).
"he ploughed on, trying to outline his plans and engage Sutton's attention"
synonyms: capture, catch, arrest, grab, seize, draw, attract, gain, win, captivate, hold, grip, engross, absorb, occupy
"the tasks must engage the children's interest"
involve someone in (a conversation or discussion).
"they attempted to engage Anthony in conversation"
2. participate or become involved in.
"organizations engage in a variety of activities"
synonyms: participate in, take part in, join in, become involved in, go in for, partake in/of, occupy oneself with, throw oneself into; share in, play a part in, play a role in, be a participant in, be associated with, have a hand in, be a party to, enter into, undertake, embark on, set about, launch into
"they like to engage in active sports"
establish a meaningful contact or connection with.
"the teams needed to engage with local communities"
This time we did not have our meeting at the IBM forum, due to unavailability, but very close by in Diegem, at the NH Hotel (details below).
On Tuesday, June 28th we had a BLUG meeting.
This was the agenda:
Welcome with Coffee
UCC Is The Action In Social Business: What's new with Sametime ?
We had 2 speakers:
Thierry Batut is driving Sales in Southwest Europe and leading many engagement for Sametime and telephony convergence project.
Teaming with many high value partners in the UC ecosystem like Polycom, Radvision, Plantronics, Alcatel Lucent, Avaya, Cisco, Siemens, ...
Follow him on twitter: @tbatut
Vincent Perrin, IBM Collaboration Solutions Architect for SouthWest Europe Look at the slides: Sametime 8.5.2 and beyond
Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) for Domino Admins/Devs
We'll demonstrate how the FREE tool Tivoli Directory Integrator (TDI) can be used to “fill in the gaps” of your Domino Directory using other non-Domino data sources. Learn how you can use TDI with your Domino directory and other databases to move data back and forth between Domino and other data sources. We’ll cover simple and complex data transformation, setting up connectors, and other scenarios for using TDI. You’ll have the skills to start using these assembly lines immediately in your own environment – as an administrator or a developer. So why not start leverage the best tool for Domino you’ve never heard about? You’ll think that TDI stands for The Domino Integrator when we’re done!
Amy Widmer , Solution Architect - Lotus Services (ISSL) EMEA Pan-IOT Team Download the slides: Domino_TDI.pdf
Networking time !
Drinks offered by our sponsors.
Thierry, Vincent and Amy did a great job. Thanks a lot.
See the map below. The hotel is close to the main highway exits of Brussels.
You can park your car for this meeting for free in the pretty big underground parking lot (there is also some space the left and right of the hotel entrance).
The hotel is opposite a small railway station 'Diegem' (so a 25 m. walk). You can get there e.g. via Brussel 'North'
The hotel itself is very close to the Airport of Zaventem (Brussels).
There is a complementary shuttle service, on the busiest hours of the day.
Here's the shuttle timetable:
You can also take a taxi. This will be around 15 EUR.
Here's a map for you
A is the Hotel where the meeting is being held this time (B is the IBM Forum, Bourgetlaan 42, Zaventem, where it used to be):