Like the humorous review of last year (or attempt there of), off we go from 2010 into 2011.....

For a somewhat more sane review be sure to check out the supersized 2010 review over on This Week In Lotus 32.

First things first, what the hell was released in the last year?
  • Notes and Domino 8.5.2
  • QuickrD 8.5 and 8.5.1
  • Symphony 3.0
  • Connections 3.0
  • LotusLive Notes
  • Quickr Entry was laid to rest
  • Lotus Traveler for Android was released
  • This Week In Lotus was born

So what else happened?

Never, ever try to do a weekly tip section on any media whatsoever. Lesson learned.

We got Domino Designer for free. Literally 1,000's of customers commented, "You mean we were supposed to pay for that? Huh".

We got clustering in Domino Collaboration Express for free. Literally 1,000's of customers commented, "You mean we were supposed to pay for that? Huh".

Quickr Entry was removed from Quickr 8.5 and hence 1,000's of customers (who'd installed full QuickrD) commented, "You mean we were supposed to pay for that? Huh".

LotusLive Notes was released. Not to be confused with LotusLive iNotes, or LotusLive. And now you can get it for any number of seats. But it seems to  take 2 months to get set up. I think IBM are missing the point here. Or maybe I am. Anyway, someone is missing the point.

Try to get a LotusLive Meetings account and a LotusLive Engage account using the same email address. Lesson learned.

I got a Samsung Galaxy S Android phone. This thing makes my BlackBerry Tour look like a Jitterbug phone. Yo Sprint! I'm still waiting on Froyo.

I got a Samsung Galaxy Tab Android tablet. This thing will probably make the  BlackBerry Playbook look like a Jitterbug phone.

I "upgraded" my iPod Nano to an iPod Touch. Boy, I miss the nano. If this is what an iPhone is like glad I passed on it. It is difficult to use and un-intuitive. Maybe Apple modeled it on Notes.

What does it take to get 4,000 geeks a stiffy on? William Shatner was eventually the OGS speaker at LS10. Obviously he got cheap travel to the event.

Vulcan was launched. Except it is not a product. But expect it in 2011 and 2012. It will be a product then.

Lotus Foundations was....erm.....well no one knows. It maybe alive. It maybe dead. And IBM were named in Mashable's "Top Employers for Social Media". Someone should tell the Foundations folks, were any to still exist.

IBM really needs to buy their employees a decent headset and boom mic for Christmas. How on earth do they use SUT? Or do they?

IBM extst rose from the ashes. Shame as everyone has already moved to Skype. Except IBM.

If you are not doing Xpages you are an idiot. If you don't code Xpages in Notepad then copy the code to the source window then you are an idiot.

We got SCM in Domino Designer. 1,000 10's of Domino developers around the world asked what SCM was.

From last years post....

Questions to be answered in 2010.....
1.        Were Ed Brill, Bruce Elgort and Matt White separated at birth? I saw Ed and Bruce at the same time and Bruce and the question still remains around Matt = Ed?
2.        Who is this "Bob" dude?  No sooner had he arrived, smacked around MS he left.
3.        Whatever happened to "Workplace". Is that what Connections really is? Yes!
4.        Two Quickr's enter, how many will leave (in 2010)? Well three entered, two leave.
5.        Will England or the USA win? Arghhh. WTF! Why, oh, why do I care about England in the World Cup?
6.        Will anyone turn up to my LS10 session (Ernie and Lisa notwithstanding)? They did! Thanks!
Darren Duke   |   December 27 2010 10:52:45 AM   |    misc  lotus    |  
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1 - Richard Moy    12/27/2010 12:19:08 PM

Well the yellow bubble got smaller or bigger in 2010 depending how you look at it.

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2 - Craig Wiseman    12/27/2010 12:34:31 PM


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3 - Dan Sickles       12/27/2010 2:06:20 PM

Lotus Quickr 8.5 for WebSphere Portal. Wouldn't want to forget that one.

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4 - Bill Malchisky    12/28/2010 12:54:14 AM

Good post. As you included Android support, I would suggest including these two items: Lotus Traveler's Linux support, plus the Lotus Quickr 8.5 Domino for Linux build, as it was many years in the making and works well.

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5 - Erik Brooks       12/28/2010 6:40:43 AM

IBM marketed Domino as RADD in a whitepaper. It took 100's of Yellowsphere members 6 weeks to notice.