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My Blackberry Enterprise Server Push Utility for the Lotus Notes Client, allows you to create Jobs for individual Channel, Message, and Browser Content Pushes, as well as allows you to delete Pushed Channel Icons from defined recipient devices.

Time Tracker
The idea is simple. At the start of your day - upon completion of your first task - create an entry highlighting what you did and whether you feel it was an efficient or inefficient use of your time. Based on several requests, you can also select the priority, apply categories, or even align your time against a project.

For Lotus Notes Client v8.0 and above, you can use the Time Tracker Widget to make this process even easier!

My Configuration-based Rich Text Mail Merge and Emailing Utility, Zephyr allows you to create rich, data-driven emails to support automated workflow - all via Microsoft Word Mail Merge-like architecture. Dear <firstname> allows you to personalize each email message not only to the individual recipient, but also to the individual application workflow event!

xCopy is a simple configurable xCopy client for the Lotus Notes client. By creating and defining xCopy Profiles, you can batch process your file backup or remote upload jobs. With the addition of the xCopy sidebar widget, you can easily kick-off these jobs, and modify both the xCopy Profiles and xCopy itself.

Community & Resources

Lotus Technical Information & Education Community

The Lotus Technical Information & Education community is comprised of IBM, business partner, and customer subject matter experts who use product wikis, published articles, white papers, community blogs and the latest in social media to build and share high quality technical content. - Open Source Community for Lotus Notes Domino

OpenNTF is devoted to enabling groups of individuals all over the world to collaborate on IBM Lotus Notes/Domino applications and release them as open source.

developerWorks Lotus : Wikis

Share your deployment experiences and best practices in our wikis and help IBM to create scenarios for successful deployments. Contribute to the community by collaborating on shared content and leverage the shared knowledge from that community.

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Focused on being the go-to resource for the IBM Lotus Notes Domino developer, delivers introductory-level best practices and advanced development deep dives for the IT professional, book and gadget reviews, and technical weblog, and more!

Is there a need to 'blog' anymore?

08/01/2013 01:33:00 PM by Chris Toohey

Will write for bananas... If you're not following me / connected to me on any of the major social networking sites that're out there today, you might think that I've gone dormant. But in truth, I post on average 8 times per day including links to various resources covering gamification, user interface and user experience design, learning web development technologies, and more.

Most of my posts on have been full-length articles on IBM Lotus Notes Domino XPages application development, or links to other media (recorded webinars, Google+ Hangouts, etc)... which begs the question: should I be running this site as a blog, or something more?

I have a few ideas brewing that I'm not quite ready to divulge just yet, but I'm considering making this site more of a developer resource vs. a personal weblog.

And since I've always said that this site is more yours than mine, I'm curious as to what you think -- so please leave a comment on this post with your thoughts below.

Lotusphere / IBM Connect 2013 Hangouts

01/25/2013 03:12:00 PM by Chris Toohey Hangouts

Based on the amazing feedback to my post from the other day, So you are NOT going to Lotusphere / IBM Connect 2013, I've put together the current schedule of Google+ Hangouts that I'll be hosting...

(View the complete schedule and how you can participate by clicking here...)

2013 Predictions

01/14/2013 10:44:00 AM by Chris Toohey 2013 Predictions!

2013 promises to be an amazing year for the advancement of certain technologies, and I truly think the end of others. Here are some of my predictions for 2013 for IBM Notes and Domino, trends in enterprise and consumer technology, and more.

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Introducing Hangouts!

11/27/2012 10:10:19 AM by Chris Toohey

Introducing Hangouts!

I've been wanting to do this for a while now - ever since Google+ introduced their Hangouts solution - so in between project work and the 10 year anniversary of, I thought now would be the perfect time to start Hangouts.

The idea is fairly simple: I'll host a panel of experts where we'll discuss various topics. Since this is expect those to focus on application development both IBM-related and beyond. I hope to cover things like modernization, mobilization, gamification, collaborative/team development, integration, and more.

Today I'll be hosting our first panel, which will include Dave Leedy, Russ Maher, and Paul Calhoun. The topic we'll cover should interest the well-versed, but particularly interest those developers who have yet to get into XPages application development for IBM Lotus Notes and Domino.

So... how can you get involved? Simple really, each Hangout will be live-streamed via my YouTube channel: I've scheduled this Hangout for today at 12:00PM (Noon) EST, and while I've booked the entire hour I doubt it'll take that long...

Subscribe to my YouTube channel & the live event Hangout stream will show up in your feed.

You can also follow me on Twitter, Facebook, or Google+ - as I'm certain I'll be getting word out about the event via those outlets:

If you can't make the event, Google Hangouts auto-save, so you'll be able to view (and re-watch, if you're so inclined) each Hangout at your leisure.

And there you have it. Hopefully this works out, and can become a resource for you to learn new things. Please keep in mind this is our first attempt, so be kind and expect glitches.

Oh, and if you have topic suggestions, schedule suggestions, gear/tech suggestions, leave a comment below. Like/+1/Share this post to help spread the word, and I'll see you all (or, more accurately, you'll all see me) later today!

HTML5 Geolocation and Canvas IBM XPages Custom Controls Demo

07/10/2012 01:34:00 PM by Chris Toohey

HTML5 Geolocation and Canvas IBM XPages Custom Controls Demo After creating various HTML5 Custom Controls for my IBM XPages application development toolkit, I thought I would showcase two of these controls -- Geolocation and Canvas -- to paint a Google Map of the current user location. Bonus: works great on mobile devices too!

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