Friday, 18 January 2013

Stuff I'm looking forward to at Connect 2013

I'm attending the IBM-Connect-o-Lotusphere 2013 event for my first time this year. I'm really looking forward to it.

Here are just a few of the things I'm looking forward to learning / doing / experiencing while I'm there.

  • Meeting like-minded Domino and Messaging Administrators and IBM customers.
  • Finding fixes for some of the more frustrating features of Lotus Notes and Domino.
  • Learning more about Portal / Connections.
  • Learning more about Tivoli Directory Integator, and having a play with it.
  • Understanding how other administrators or infrastructure experts would re-design my server topology if they got the chance. There are so many ways to skin that cat! :)
  • Learning more about automated client deployments or upgrades.
  • Having a play with ND9.
  • Meeting the guys from Panagenda, understanding more about the Eclipse manager plugin for Marvelclient and the product roadmap. (I'm a big fan of Marvelclient, but the last release had its limitations for ND8 users).
  • Meeting third party suppliers, the vendors of the tools which I could not manage without, and those who have products I'm interested in.
  • Attending the general introduction meeting. I watched it online last year and laughed at how everyone applauded the demo's when they worked! :)
  • Buying Ed Brill's book.
  • Meeting the many Domino bloggers that I've learnt so much from personally.
  • Contributing in my small way to making Connect 2013 a social business event.
See you there if you're going!