Lotus Alive: Lotus Administration for Everyone

August 18, 2010  1:06 PM

Link – Chris Miller – Lotus Notes 8.5.2 7 ODS Upgrade

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Lotus Notes 8.5.2 and force local ODS upgrade

“How many times during an upgrade of the Lotus Notes client have you wished you could also force the ODS to be upgraded? ┬áScheduling the compact task as a local program document was a hack I showed some time ago on SnTT.”

Chris Miller goes over something we all run into when doing an big upgrade. Thanks Chris!

August 18, 2010  1:03 PM

Welcome – A little about me

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If you have been around ITKE for a while you know who I am. But in case you are new, and I am sure we have a few new people then let me take the optotuinity to say a big hello!

My name as you can see is David Vasta. I currently live in Charlotte, NC and work for a manufacturing company in Rock Hill, SC. I am one of the many Lotus Administrators in the company and love working with Lotus products. I have over 20 years in I.T.

I started on the AS/400 in 1990 and over time became an Administrator, then in 1999 someone introduced me to Lotus Domino on the AS/400. I learned a great deal about it working at REAL Solutions (They are out of business) and slowly over time ended up in a few System i + Lotus companies over the years. I picked up more and more Lotus skills and eventually ended up where I am now doing 100% Lotus support. I have left the System i behind but not forgotten it. It’s still very near and dear to my heart. Lotus runs so well on the System i, give it a try you will love it.

I am also a Certified UNIX Administrator and love using Linux. At home I use a mix of MacOSX for most of my day to day at home stuff. I think the Mac offers the best of two worlds. Good UNIX on the back end and one great UI. I have a few Linux Servers at home and one Gateway Netbook running Windows 7…. and I kind of like it. I know I should not but I do? Go figure?

I am an avid reader of Linux Journal as well.

In my free time I am learning Lotus Development (Something I enjoy and struggle with). I have an Open Source Project on OpenNTF.org I am starting. I also love to Kart race, both indoor and outdoor. I have a nice Cannondale Mountain Bike and am currently expecting a Road bike any minute….DING DONG…that must be the UPS Man! I have to run. More post are coming.

August 18, 2010  12:43 PM


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I have been on vacation. Sorry for the lack of post. In fact no post at all. Very little internet where I was and I am primed with some new info to get started. Hang on Lotus Fans!

July 29, 2010  1:04 PM

Lotus is Alive!

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Hello ITKE and How are you all. I am back talking about Lotus this time and this is the inaugural post. Leave me some comments to let me know you are here and reading. Looking forward to a few things I need to blog about when it comes to Lotus and how it’s changed for the better.

Looking forward to more good times at ITKE!

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