We created a new appliance that allows customers to run cloud-enabled enterprise apps alongside cloud-native apps, all in a single, fully-integrated, on-premises environment that provides the business agility, control and security they need to stay ahead of their competition.
The Bluemix Local System comes fully integrated with IBM PureApplication Software and IBM Bluemix Local, delivering a local private cloud that simplifies, automates and optimizes deployment of application environments, allowing developers to simply focus on building exciting new apps.
This is a piece of a much larger puzzle of making more apps and environments of brining IBM's cloud platform into your own data center. Of course there are some costs here around PureApplication systems to consider. You can see more in an IBM video here and an upcoming August 10th webcast. (registration)
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Just wanted to share with you my latest frustration with IBM.
You may or may not be aware, that the "Holidays" import that "Lotus" provided 10 years ago, will end at the end of 2016.
Just to make sure I wasn't missing some critical update that included newer "Holiday" documents, I opened a PMR with IBM.
Their response was, "there is an enhancement request open for this". Their "work around" for this issue, "you can edit the records yourself, to add the additional dates".
An "enhancement request"? They can't afford to let a data entry person spend a couple of days creating newly updated "Holiday" documents. It's not like they are busy putting out new versions of Notes and Domino. (Since it has been almost 3 years since we had a point release, and that point release was mostly for bug fixes and XPages stuff.)
You know as well as anyone, how much of a battle this is to keep a positive light on Domino. Constant bashing about it being a dead platform, and antiquated (which is the most ridiculous argument I've ever had to have)... BUT... when IBM doesn't support the simple things, it just makes me think, "IBM really is trying to kill Domino".
OK... venting completed... I feel better now.
Thanks for reading,
There is an APAR for this found right here, and numerous documents and blog posts to create public holidays. I understand the reader frustration that we know this is happening soon with no updates yet.
IBM has announced the General Availability of IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO) version 2.0. This means that everyone is now eligible to download and install IMSMO.
Here is the announcement from IBM about the general availability of IMSMO
IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook enables you to connect a Microsoft Outlook client to a Domino V9.0.1 Server. As a Domino V9.0.1 user, you can download IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook at no charge from Passport Advantage
If you are currently part of the Project Hawthorn program, Continue Reading here" IBM mail support for MS Outlook (IMSMO) V2.0 announcement - formerly Project Hawthorn" »
VR House 3D VR headphones
The VR House 3D VR headsets were the clear winner in the under $50 challenge from the ones we were able to test. Continue Reading here" Under $50 3D VR Headset showdown and reviews" »