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Notes and Domino 8.5, 8.5.1 and 8.5.2 presentation and a Lotus mobility presentation from GLUG by Darren Duke

Presentations from the Q3 2010 Greenville Lotus User Group (GLUG) for downloading and showing to you team....
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Connections - It Isn't Just For Enterprise Any More by Lisa Duke

Ever wish your company had a solution like LinkedIn or Facebook so you could find experts and highlight your own skills and background? IBM actually markets such a product, based on their own corporate directory, called IBM Lotus Connections....
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Connect with the Lotus Community by Lisa Duke

There is a vibrant Lotus Community providing breaking news on products, free training, and local speakers. This article details how you can join in the conversation.
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Quickr Use Cases Presentation Available by Abigail Brown

Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc. (STS) has just developed a presentation on use cases for IBM Lotus Quickr featuring several of our clients.
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Notes on Linux - Is it Ready for Primetime? by Lisa Duke

IBM Lotus Notes isn't just an application for Windows - it also runs well on Mac and Linux desktops and laptops. But is the idea of Linux as a desktop operating system really viable? Can a mere user figure out the differences, or would a roadtrip with Linux on a netbook leave the average user in tears? I decided to find out. My adventure, and some conclusions, appear below.
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Domino on VMware Best Practices Whitepaper Published by Lisa Duke

Darren Duke, STS Technical Lead, has just published a new whitepaper based on his Domino on VMware Best Practices presentation.
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Social Software - How's This Going To Make Me Money? by Lisa Duke

Social Software like LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Skype, are getting huge buzz. But are they toys for your kids, or the next generation of business tools? One of the primary objections we hear when discussing social software with clients or potential clients is that if they allow employees access to these new tools, that they will use them to waste time and socialize with friends..
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2009 Customer Survey by Lisa Duke

STS has completed its annual survey of clients. Yet again, STS has received high marks for its customer service, its knowledgeable staff, and its tradition of educating the client in addition to completing technical tasks.
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Why you need to upgrade to BlackBerry Device OS 4.5 by Darren Duke

The next generation of BlackBerry operating system has arrived, and boy is it worth upgrading to. It really is all we hoped it would be. The new features are outlined in this review along with screen shots to whet your appetite.
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BlackBerry On Domino by Lisa Duke

Simplified Technology Solutions, Inc. (STS) will be presenting "Best Practices for BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) in an IBM Lotus Domino Environment" at the Fall Atlanta Lotus Users Group (ATLUG) session. The session will be held September 9, 2008 at 11:00 AM at the IBM Atlanta Office.
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2008 Customer Survey by Lisa Duke

STS has completed its annual survey of clients. Yet again, STS has received high marks for its customer service, its knowledgeable staff, and its tradition of educating the client in addition to completing technical tasks.
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Rapid-Ask Updates by Lisa Duke

Rapid-Ask by STS, an application that allows users to push questions to field personnel and receive formated answer reports in the office, is now available in version 1.2.
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BlackBerry Tricks and Tips by Lisa Duke

Want to get more out of your BlackBerry smartphone? This article by Lisa Duke recaps a tips and tricks session from WES with lots of suggestions.
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BlackBerry MDS Runtime by Darren Duke

Research in Motion (RIM), makers of the BlackBerry solution, have developed a rapid application development environment for their smartphones called Mobile Data System (MDS). To take full advantage of this functionality, you'll need to install a component on your BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) and a component on your smartphone, the MDS Runtime. This article will guide you through installation of the MDS Runtime on your BlackBerry smartphone.
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WES 2008 by Lisa Duke

If you couldn't make it to this year's BlackBerry conference, check out our recap! What's new, what's cool, and what you need to know are covered here.
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WICKSoft by Lisa Duke

STS reviews the latest version of WICKSoft, a program that allows users to access documents on the corporate file share or SharePoint from the BlackBerry device.
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How to find a Boutique Consultancy by Lisa Duke

Need advice, but not sure where to turn? Lisa and Darren share tips on how to find a good "boutique" consulting firm for high end expertise at reasonable rates.
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Is your BES installed wrong? Most are.... by Lisa Duke

Be honest, you gave your email administrators the BES disks and tasked them to install in it. See why using trained and certified resources can save your organization from potential security issues.
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BES 4.1.5 Released by Darren Duke

Yet another point release that adds a slew of new features and official R8.0.0 support. See why you need to upgrade in one of the first 4.1.5 reviews.
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Domino 8.0.1 Server Enhancements by Darren Duke

8.0.1 may seem like "only a point release" but there are slew of net new functional enhancements. See why STS is now running this latest release on the most of our production servers and why you should upgrade too.
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"Jargon Free IT" LDAP by Darren Duke

Need a quick overview of Lightweight Directory Access Protocol or LDAP to impress your boss, collegue or spouse? Well maybe not your spouse, but brush up on the teminology and uses.
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Has an ActiveDirectory Patch Nuked Your BES? by Darren Duke

We've been busy over the last few months "repairing" ActiveDirectory to allow BlackBerry Enterprise Server to send out emails. Various error messages are returned to a users BlackBerry smartphone. A security fix from Microsoft accidentally stopped BES from working. See how to fix it.
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STS 2007 Customer Survey Results by STS customers

100% of the respondents said they were Highly Satisfied with their overall level of satisfaction with STS and a very impressive 86% responded that STS provides a Much Higher level of service, in comparison to other companies offering the same service.
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R8 Technical Brief Update by Darren Duke

See screenshots of the new R8 client and the no cost productivity tools, including a word processor, spreadsheet and presentation tool.
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Customer Service, the Magic Revealed by Scott Eastin

Customer service is a competitive advantage for STS. It is woven into our organization beginning when we recruit new hires, to when we come to your office and all the way through to the completion of your project. Perhaps it's better to say that customer service is THE competitive advantage for STS. Learn how STS uses a simple four step approach to differentiate from competitors.
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Lotus Domino & BlackBerry MDS : How STS Enables Its People with Critical Client Information, Anywhere, Anytime, Anyplace by Darren Duke

BlackBerry Mobile Data Services (MDS) provides a cost effective solution to full blown BlackBerry application development. Find out how STS utilizes MDS to enable remote sales people and employees to access client releated infomation in a secure fashion.
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Lotus Notes R8 Technical Brief by Darren Duke

IBM Lotus Notes/Domino R8 has finally gone into public beta, and the naysayers should prepare to eat their words. It’s simple, easy to use, intuitive, integrated and most important: the user interface is polished to a degree that will make Microsoft jealous.
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Eight Notes Tips by Scott Eastin

See how some tips from our Domino experts can improve your Lotus Notes experience and help better organize your business and personal life.
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2007 Daylight Savings Time Changes by Darren & Lisa Duke

American companies are busy implementing patches and fixes before "new" Daylight Saving Time (DST) arrives March the 11th. Starting in 2007, DST will begin on the second Sunday in March and end the first Sunday in November. This means Americans will "spring forward" three weeks earlier than in past years and "fall back" one week later. In this article, we discuss the impact and solutions for your company.
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A Blackberry Introduction by Edward Lineberry

Research In Motion's BlackBerry architecture provides the framework for mobile communication in many organizations. From the varied BlackBerry devices, through the encrypted network, all the way to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, corporate communication is expedient, secure, and reliable. In this article, I'll discuss how to build on this framework to get more out of your company's data.
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Web Services in BlackBerry J2ME Applications by Edward Lineberry

The BlackBerry MDS Studio from Research in Motion provides a rich runtime and development environment for building applications and integrating web services on the BlackBerry. But the MDS environment may not be suitable for all situations. In this article, I'll show how to use web services in J2ME applications without the overhead of MDS Studio.
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An Introduction to BlackBerry J2ME Applications by Edward Lineberry

 

Research in Motion's BlackBerry devices and architecture are commonplace in enterprise infrastructures, but beyond standard functions like email and calendaring, the platform goes largely underutilized. For the average Java developer--even one with no experience in J2ME--writing applications for the BlackBerry is fairly easy. In this article, I will give an overview of building a simple user interface, and, because networking is the very heart and strength of the BlackBerry platform, how to transmit data through the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to a CGI servlet. .
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Tomcat and OpenLDAP, from Configuration to Application by Darren Duke

Almost all Java web applications require some type of secured access, and this is usually addressed via a Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) directory. As a developer, it is advantageous to have a local OpenLDAP directory and web container to enhance productivity. Configuring Tomcat to connect to an OpenLDAP directory is a relatively straightforward if the process is understood. This article details that process, and examines the Apache Jakarta project tag library (taglib) to demonstrate an easy way to test the security mechanisms..
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