Cliff Saran’s Enterprise blog:

January, 2009

January 30, 2009  8:48 AM

Office 2007 Deployment: The Main Script Part 2

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Kix, Office 2007

As mentioned last time, we are continuing with the content of the KIX script used to deploy out Office 2007: ? "***** Run Office Install if allowed here ******" ;This part will begin the office install if the above officeinstall variable is set to one If...

January 29, 2009  7:25 PM

Office 2007 Deployment: The Main Script Part 1

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Kix, Office 2007

The most important part of all this is how we are going to deploy all this in the first place, which of course as mentioned in earlier blog posts is the kix based logon script. But in order to do without enough resilence for the script to continue in the event that things go wrong, we're...

January 22, 2009  5:46 PM

Lotusphere buzz

jdegiorgio Profile: jdegiorgio
IBM, Lotuslive, Lotusphere, Picciano, Symphony

This is my tenth Lotusphere and I have to say that the energy and buzz this year has been high.  Higher than it has been for many years.  So, what's behind it?

I do not think there is one single thing that one can point at on its own but rather it is a series of things.

January 22, 2009  2:30 PM

Microsoft sheds 5000 job losses after net income falls 11%

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran

Microsoft has been hit hard by the downturn as businesses cut back on upgrading their IT during these tough economic conditions.

58 staff from...

January 21, 2009  7:02 AM

IBM Listens

jdegiorgio Profile: jdegiorgio
IBM, Lotus, Lotus Software, Lotusphere

It is not often that one reads the words "IBM" and "listens" in the same sentence but I have to say that I have the evidence.

Tuesday is the second main day of the Lotusphere conference and is traditionally packed tight with detailed sessions on a vast range of topics related to Lotus...

January 20, 2009  9:57 AM

Office 2007 Deployment: Planning

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Office 2007, Planning, Project management

Without a good plan, any type of deployment is bound to have problems. Arguably you would have a project plan in place to follow before any techincal work begins, as naturally you have to ensure that you will have the right resources at the right time who can do the job within a...

January 20, 2009  4:46 AM

Lotusphere Day 1 – a very yellow day

jdegiorgio Profile: jdegiorgio

Lotusphere always kicks off with the Opening General Session (OGS) a 2 hour event that sets the tone for the whole week.  IBM lays out its main strategy and product directions and the main themes of the event are clearly laid out in this session.  IBM clear sets out what it wants you to...

January 18, 2009  9:40 PM

Is yellow the new black? (Lotusphere – Lotus business partner community)

jdegiorgio Profile: jdegiorgio
Collaboration, Lotus, Lotus Software, Lotusphere

Lotusphere, the main IBM Lotus event of the year held annually in Orlando, starts ramping up for its main launch on Monday at 10:00, Sunday was Business Development day dedicated to the vibrant Lotus Business Partner community.

Not many communities have the level of camaraderie of the...

January 14, 2009  1:50 PM

Sony blasts cheap NetBooks

Cliff Saran Profile: Cliff Saran
Netbook, P-Series, Sony, vaio

Sony's just annouced an Intel-Atom powered NetBook, with a starting price of £849. That's probably four time more expensive than the cheapest NetBooks and significantly more expensive than the majority of...

January 12, 2009  10:47 AM

Office 2007 Deployment: Fight for your rights!

phughes2 Profile: phughes2
Deployment, Kix, Managment, Office 2007

Something which has come up during our deployment of Office 2007 is the issue over rights, more specifically that of local administrator rights. You see, a lot of what we are going to do in terms of the deployment requires those rights in order to install the various parts...

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