Perhaps long-forgotten, this is an age-old tip that I have used forever without thinking about it until someone saw me do it and asked.
First, go to the Workspace. That’s the page everyone uses for their homepage, that looks like an iPhone screen and that IBM doesn’t want us to use because it’s “the old look” of Notes.
Now click on the View menu. If Show Server Names is selected, deselect it and click on the View menu again.
Now that it is unselected, hold down the Shift+Ctrl keys and select Show Server Names.
OK, trivial. But handy when trying to clean up a user’s workspace with a mess of replicas and copies of databases. In dire cases, you may want to also unstack the icons.
As I prepare to head to Orlando, I saw a clip from Disney’s “Fantasia”. All those brooms bringing bucket after bucket of water and nearly drowning Mickey Mouse. Much like your inbox, yes?
Well a month ago I gave a suggestion on keeping your inbox empty enough so you don’t have to scroll to see all the messages. You might have faithfully followed those steps in the beginning. How long did it last? A few days? Maybe a week? Here it is a month later and that scroll bar probably returned with a vengeance as if you had taken an axe to it like Mickey did to the broom and all the splinters became more brooms bringing even more water. Don’t be discouraged. Make a new folder “Inbox 2011″ and start again. Only through persistence will it become manageable and over time you will notice you go longer before the evil scroll bar shows up again.
Promoting Lotusphere to college students: Learn about careers in Lotus software for web dev tools, social media and more!
It’s great to see an IBM business partner stepping up and making an effort to promote careers in Lotus software at colleges and inviting students to attend the opening day of Lotusphere 2011 is a fantastic venue for showing IBM’s stuff to the workers of the future. As an online prelude to the free attendance to opening day, they take visitors through a quick history of Lotus software and a lesson on xpages development.
An excerpt from their site tells you the WIIFY:
What’s in it for you?
A rare opportunity to attend a student’s only meeting with key IBM Executives from R&D, Marketing, and Business Development
Meet with IBM Engineers to learn what skills will allow you to quickly start a career working on IBM platforms as well as their insight into the future
Learn what new IBM software will be delivered around social media, collaboration and web development
Network with 200 small, medium and large companies in the IBM Showcase
Network with over 6500 business professionals in attendance
Attend technical and business oriented sessions
Go to the Labs where you can get hands-on experience with the software as well as talk to IBM developers and engineers
Attend a Women in Technology session with Kristen Lauria, VP Marketing IBM and Sandy Carter, VP IBM Software Group (for woman only)
Check it all out here:
Even if you aren’t at a college in Florida, you should check out the info on the history of Lotus software and the latest on their software development platform with XPages:
Students, it’s easy to think Microsoft is the end-all for software. The reality is IBM is the leader in business software. They just don’t make a big deal about it.
Welcome to my new home. Please visit my original blog at BleedYellow to view earlier posts.
The purpose of this alternate blog from my blog at BleedYellow.com is in part a re-branding to be easier to find
(Notes Guy –> Lotus Guy).
The content will continue to be edgy, thought-provoking, and otherwise politically incorrect with technical tidbits thrown in for good measure. Wallflowers are welcome, but the value comes with dialog and collaboration, not monologue. So please join in.
And if you’re looking for an expert Domino system administrator, I am for hire.
David (The LOTUS NOTES Guy in Seattle)