Monthly Archives: August 2011

And here’s to you Mary Beth Raven….

As you may know, Mary Beth Raven, Mat Newman and others have created the Sametime songs (version 1 and version 2).  We included the first version in the IBM Lotus 8.0 Sametime Essentials: A User’s Guide and plan to include the latest Sametime song in the Sametime Admin book!

And along those lines, Tom ‘Duffbert’ Duff and I put together our own song expressly for Mary Beth.  To the tune of Simon and Garfunkel’s Mrs. Robinson – here’s our version!  Thanks Mary Beth – we hope to see you at Lotusphere 2012!!

And here’s to you, Mary Beth Raven
We’ll miss you more than you will over know (whoa, whoa, whoa)
God bless you please, Mary Beth Raven
You’ll have to come to Lotusphere to play
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

We’d like to keep you around our group, surround you with our smiles
We’d like to hear you sing another song
Look around you, all you see are sniffling teared-up eyes
But we know you’re going on to better things

And here’s to you, Mary Beth Raven
We’ll miss you more than you will over know (whoa, whoa, whoa)
God bless you please, Mary Beth Raven
You’ll have to come to Lotusphere to play
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

Store your yellow shoes and cape where no one ever goes
Put them in your closet with your jackets
They’re a major part of you that we will not forget
Most of all, hold on to all those memories

Coo, coo, ca-choo, Mary Beth Raven
We’ll miss you more than you will over know (whoa, whoa, whoa)
God bless you please, Mary Beth Raven
You’ll have to come to Lotusphere to play
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

Sitting in your cubicle, a new day coming soon
Thinking back on places that you’ve been
Laugh about them, smile about them
When they come to mind
Every one has made you who you are today

We’ll miss you lots, Mary Beth Raven
No one can ever fill those yellow shoes (woo, woo, woo)
But don’t you fret, Mary Beth Raven
You may be gone, but we’re never far away
(Hey, hey, hey…hey, hey, hey)

 

Good News! New 8.5.3 IMAP Commands/Features

In 2008 I posted the following to IdeaJam:

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re a Domino administrator you know that up to know you have not been able to “drop” an individual IMAP or HTTP user like you have been with a Notes user.  Why would you need to do that?  Perhaps you’ve noticed that they have multiple threads or you know that they are causing the IMAP task to hang, or the IMAP task is not completing its shutdown because a few users are still logged on, etc., etc.

In any case, we asked for this feature to be included for IMAP and thanks to John Woods, Nick Orrick and team, it is currently in 8.5.3 CD5 (Note – it is always up to the discretion of IBM as to what features will be included in the generally available release).  The commands are as follows:

tell imap show threadpool threads debug

tell imap drop all

tell imap drop session <abcd123>

This a big step towards providing IMAP stability.  And no IMAP Idle is still not included.  If you are a customer who requires IMAP in your environment, please make your requirements known to IBM!

The true value of Linkedin? Recommendations!

Okay you’re social and you have access to all these different social networks.  And perhaps you’re wondering exactly what is the value of one network versus the other. 

In my opinion the value of Linkedin is recommendations.  This is a unique feature of this network. 

You have the ability to write a recommendation about a friend, colleague, co-worker, consultant, presenter, etc.  Think about it.  You know how you feel when someone writes something complementary about you. So why not take the fifteen to twenty minutes each week it might take to write a recommendation about someone.  It will make you feel good, it helps out the individual in that they now have a bank of recommendations for future job references, and they might in turn do the same favor for you. 

It really is a “pay it forward” kind of action!

Flash – IMAP crash issue with 8.5.2 FP3

If you are considering upgrading to 8.5.2 FP3, run in a Windows server environment and run IMAP – you should contact IBM Support before doing so.  A colleague has found an issue with the build this morning — the updated nimap.exe was not included in the Fixpack.   A flash supposedly has been released to make customers aware of this.  I’ll update this post as soon as I can confirm of the flash status.

UPDATE:  SPR # TLAM8JZNMN in which Domino Fix Pack 3 did not include the latest imap.exe.  This SPR will be addressed in 8.5.2FP3IF1

Chasing the Cloud, Part 2 – New Article in THE VIEW

My second article in the series of three: “Chasing the Cloud: Part 2: Plan and Prepare for Moving your Domino Environment to the Cloud” has just been published online in THE VIEW.  Part 1 of the series can be found here:  “Chasing the Cloud Part 1:  What Domino Administrators and Managers Need to Know.” This site does require a subscription.  If you’re new to THE VIEW – this is one of the leading resources for technical content for all IBM/Lotus products.