Here are some technical articles we thought would be of interest to you that were authored or co-authored by members of the IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) team this year.
This white paper describes the various use cases and sample code for the IBM WebSphere Portal versions 6.1.x and 7 Controller Service Provider Interface (SPI), including creating a page, adding containers to a page, the default layouts, and how to add portlets to a page, change the theme and metadata, change the skins, and create custom layouts.
James Barnes is currently a Level 2 Engineer for the WebSphere Commerce team. He joined IBM in 1999, first working the Lucent outsourcing account and then moving to Level 2 Support in 2003, where he focused on development-related issues. Other works include the 5.1 WebSphere Portal Handbook, and extensive articles for the Support site on migration and development. He holds Certifications for WebSphere Portal development (5.1, 6.0, 6.1, 7.0) and WebSphere Portal Administrator (5.0, 5.1, 6.0), and earned a B.Sc. in Agriculture and Applied Economics from Virginia Tech University. He is based at IBM's RTP, North Carolina, facility.
This white paper describes the IBM® Sametime flows that use the single sign-on (SSO) mechanism and how SSO works in the IBM Sametime Community Server. It focuses on best practices for configuring SSO in the Community Server, including the various configuration settings involved in that process, along with tips on troubleshooting common problems and their resolutions.
Leonid Koren is a Staff Software Engineer based at IBM's Haifa, Israel, Software Lab. He joined IBM in 2008 and is currently a member of Sametime Community Server Development and Level 3 Support team. His main areas of expertise are Sametime Community Server components related to directory and SSO.
This white paper provides a brief overview of the various types of customizations seen in typical IBM WebSphere Portal and Lotus Web Content Management 6.1.5 projects, including best practices for when to use, how to develop, and how to deploy these artifacts.
Johannes Langer is a Lotus Services Consultant working for IBM in Germany, focusing on WebSphere Portal and Web technology, and is one of the leaders within the IBM Web Content Manager community. He has more than six years experience in providing solutions for WebSphere Portal and Web Content Manager
Learn how to use the IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS) migration framework to quickly and easily move the IBM WebSphere Portal Server on z/OS from a WAS v6.1 profile to a WAS v7.0 profile, while keeping WebSphere Portal operational at v6R1.0.5.
Terry Swope has worked as a Software Engineer at IBM in System Test on various hardware and software products for 27 years, the past six of which he has been the IBM System z Specialist on the Portal System Verification Test (SVT) team. He holds a BS degree in Computer Science from RIT in Rochester, NY.
Customers are often challenged by migrating Web content from one content management system to another. This article describes an approach for migrating to IBM Web Content Manager V7, based on customer experiences, addressing topics including process, tooling, and mapping concepts.
Richard Gorzela, Solution Architect, Certified IT Specialist, IBM
Gorzela is a Solution Architect and a Certified IT Specialist with IBM
Software Services for Lotus (ISSL), where he specializes in helping
customers be successful with WebSphere Portal, Web Content Manager, and
related assets and products. Prior to joining ISSL, Richard was a member
of the Workplace, Portal, Lotus, and Collaboration product development
Hosted mailing solutions have become quite popular, and many service providers are providing them successfully for businesses. LotusLive iNotes is a hosted mail solution for businesses that provides email, calendar, and contacts management. Many of these businesses are also opting for a combination of hosted and on-premises email solutions when they have a mix of online and on-premises users who access email. This discusses how to address the online and on-premise users question so as to implement a coexistence model for an organization, whereby on-premises mail servers such as Lotus Domino and Microsoft Exchange can coexist with IBM’s SaaS LotusLive iNotes mail service.
Anurag Srivastava has roughly 15 years of IT experience, working for many different clients in many different countries, including the US, the UK, and India. He has been with IBM Software Labs since 2007 where he works in the social and collaboration domains for the CIO group. He is currently the Team Lead for BSS Partner Integration for IBM's Cloud offering LotusLive. He has filed two patents, published many articles, and also speaks at seminars on LotusLive, Mashup, and IBM WebSphere Portal. You can reach him at email@example.com.
Sujit Shet has been with IBM India Software Labs since July 2007 and is part of LotusLive Integration development team focusing on integration of various products and services in LotusLive for customers. His research and development includes Mail & Data Migration Assets for LotusLive iNotes. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RajKiran Guru has been with IBM since 1999 and has led and architected several customer integrations for LotusLive. He also serves as a Technical Evangelist, enabling partners, customers, and IBMers on LotusLive capabilities. He has published several articles for developerWorks and external publications, and has co-authored two IBM Redbooks publications. You can reach him at Rajkirang@in.ibm.com.
This white paper outlines the steps required to enable Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) for an IBM Lotus Sametime component based on IBM WebSphere Application Server. It focuses on installing the trusted root and intermediate root certificates, and on generating and installing a SSL certificate signed by a Certificate Authority. In addition, we'll cover the steps to enable the Sametime Community server to connect to LDAP over SSL (LDAPS).
Yiu is a Managing Consultant with IBM Software Services for Lotus
(ISSL). He previously worked with IBM Support as a Technical Team Lead
for the Sametime Support team. His main experience is with the Sametime
family of products, including Sametime Standard Server, Sametime
Gateway, Enterprise Meeting Server, and the Sametime 8.5x technologies.
Andy has presented several Web casts and Open Mic sessions on Optimizing
the Sametime server, on Enterprise Meeting Server deployment, and on
Sametime Client Deployments.
This white paper describes the various architectural possibilities for an IBM Lotus Sametime 8.5.1 environment. It discusses how each component can be implemented in both a managed and unmanaged configuration, including example deployments, as well as caveats and restrictions for each component.
Andy Yiu is a Managing Consultant with IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL). He previously worked with IBM Support as a Technical Team Lead for the Sametime Support team. His main experience is with the Sametime family of products, including Sametime Standard Server, Sametime Gateway, Enterprise Meeting Server, and the Sametime 8.5x technologies. Andy has presented several Web casts and Open Mic sessions on Optimizing the Sametime server, on Enterprise Meeting Server deployment, and on Sametime Client Deployments.
In the latest IBM Forms 4.0, there comes a new feature FormParts which make it easy to reuse and maintain common components consisting of one or many user interface controls and corresponding behavioral markup. Users are able to reuse and maintain common components consisting of one or many user interface (UI) controls and corresponding behavioral markup.
Gu Yi is a Staff Software Engineer on the IBM Software Services for Lotus (ISSL) Emerging Services Team at IBM's China Development Lab. Gu Yi has been involved in IBM Software Services projects since 2005 and has worked on several service projects involving IBM Forms. In addition, Gu Yi has five years of experience working with IBM WebSphere Portal as well as industry experience in J2EE development. You can reach him at email@example.com.
During migration many issues are faced – some due to incorrect info on wiki, some due to scattered info. This article consolidates all these issues; however, it does not cover step-by-step process of migration because that is already presented in the product documentation. To get the most from this article, readers should be well versed in Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal 8.1.x, AIX, and IBM WebSphere Application Server (WAS).
Pareek works in Lotus Lab Services, IBM India Software Labs, based in
Pune, India. He specializes in Enterprise Portal and content management
solutions, Web 2.0 technology, and Enterprise Collaboration platforms
including WebSphere Portal, IBM Web Content Manager, and Lotus Quickr.
You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suvra Chakraborty works in Lotus Lab Services, IBM India Software Labs, Pune. His expertise is in the WebSphere Portal Server, WebSphere Application Server, and Lotus Quickr products, focusing on infrastructure, installation/configuration/integration, performance tuning, and migration. You can reach him at email@example.com.