Check out what CollabSphere 2018 has to offer when it comes to Infrastructure and Integration sessions.


DIY: How to build your SmartCloud Notes Hybrid environment. Easy as 1-2-3



LOCATION: Grande II DATE: Monday, July 23rd TIME: 03:00 PM – 03:45 PM

This session will cover everything you need to know to build your SmartCloud Notes / Connections Cloud hybrid environment. Getting it right the first time will save headaches and lengthy rebuild time later. Also learn some of the pitfalls and best practices that will make your move the cloud smooth and seamless and how to implement it using the just-announced Domino Applications on Cloud service (DAC) and move ALL of your Domino infrastructure to the cloud.

Speakers: David Hablewitz , Divergent Solutions LLC

Optimizing the Domino web server



LOCATION: Grande II DATE: Monday, July 23rd TIME: 03:00 PM – 03:45 PM

As many organizations look to reduce software footprints on user workstations, transitioning to iNotes/Verse on Premise for email and modernizing Domino applications to be primarily used by web browser clients has become the forward direction. However, configuring a Domino web server is different than setting up one used by mostly Notes clients. This session will discuss how to leverage the available options to ensure your Domino servers offer peak performance in order to avoid web browser time outs and end user frustration. Also, Domino web security tactics and best practices will be reviewed in order to ensure data integrity.

Speakers: Heather Hottenstein , RPR Wyatt

Canal Barge Company adoption update of Connections, Verse, Watson Workspace, Notes app modernization and more!



LOCATION: Petit II DATE: Monday, July 23rd TIME: 05:00 PM – 05:45 PM

Kerry and Slobodan will provide insights into CBC’s adoption of Connections, Verse and the pilot of Watson Workspace. They’ll also discuss the status of their cloud mail migrations from their OnPremise Domino 9 server as well as the migration of shared mail .nsfs to the IBM cloud. They’ll explain their preparation for and execution of the CBC App Modernization project which included steps taken to analyze the many Notes apps on their on-premise Domino server and identify candidates for XPage modernization / containerization in the cloud and also identify other apps could be retired. They’ll also touch on work completed for an employee Question and Answer bot created in Bluemix.

Speakers: Kerry Godbold , Canal Barge Company
Speakers: Slobodan Lohja , Canal Barge Company


When management says you have to migrate apps off of Domino



LOCATION: Petit II DATE: Monday, July 23rd TIME: 06:00 PM – 06:45 PM

With HCL’s acquisition of of Notes/Domino, there is a renewed investment in the platform, and it remains a superior server for most types of collaborative applications. Nonetheless, some organizations are unfortunately forcing the removal of Notes and/or Domino due to political, budget/consolidation, or other reasons. What are your options, and what are the costs and expectations of each? This session begins with analysis tools for discovering what applications are used in your environment and which designs will be most challenging to implement outside of Domino, including Panagenda, TeamStudio, Quest, and Rivit.

Then you’ll survey the landscape of several options for tools and platforms to migrate your data and designs, including SharePoint & .NET, SalesForce, DOCOVA, LDC Via, Darwino, Google Apps, Structure4Notes and even some hybrid modernization techniques for migrating some elements of the Notes/Domino platform out of your organization while still using it. Differences and costs of these various approaches are compared for various types of Domino applications. This high level session does not delve into code, but includes detailed screenshots of each approach. You will be prepared for further evaluating the range of migration options for your own applications, including how to push back on management to keep certain types of applications in Domino.


Speakers: Jamie Magee , Martin Scott Consulting


An Introduction to Configuring Domino for Docker



LOCATION: Petit I DATE: Tuesday, July 24th TIME: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

You may know that docker is a container solution but what does that mean and how could it affect your Domino infrstructure? In this session I will explain what Docker may offer, highlight the decisions to consider when designing container architecture , how to construct a container, how to install and run Domino inside one and discuss options for clustering. Is Docker for you?

Speakers: Gabriella Davis , The Turtle Partnership


Comparing NoSQL Databases: MongoDB and Domino 10



LOCATION: Petit II DATE: Tuesday, July 24th TIME: 04:00 PM – 04:45 PM

The industry at large may not think of Domino as a NoSQL database, but we all know it is. Both Domino and MongoDB are document-based NoSQL databases. This session provides the details on how MongoDB and Domino are similar and how they are different.

Speakers: Kim Greene , Kim Greene Consulting, Inc.


Linuxfest MI



LOCATION: Grande III DATE: Tuesday, July 24th TIME: 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM

Linuxfest comes to Michigan! Join Bill Malchisky and HCL’s Barry Rosen as they discuss the current strategy and technical insights regarding Linux on ICS products–including Notes and Domino. If you are new to Linux, a pro, or just curious, bring your questions while hearing the latest information from within the IBM Community. We welcome you to provide feedback to IBM about their current direction including SLES and AIX, too. Join us!

Speakers: Bill Malchisky , Effective Software Solutions, LLC
Speakers: Barry Rosen , HCL

Adopt Domino running in Docker Containers



LOCATION: Grande II DATE: Wednesday, July 25th TIME: 09:00 AM – 09:45 AM

Align your Domino infrastructure with the next evolution of computing with Containers. Quickly build machines in seconds and turn off machines when you do not need them. Containers are orchestrated with Kubernetes to scale your applications. Not only are you using a rapid application platform, you can also have a rapid infrastructure on demand. Containers are much more efficient than virtual machines.

Speakers: Slobodan Lohja , Canal Barge Company

Enterprise Architecture and Integrated Digital Workplaces – Inextricably Relevant



LOCATION: Petit II DATE: Wednesday, July 25th TIME: 09:00 AM – 09:45 AM

Modern integration strategy and solutions are crucial in modern companies to be fast, to promote work in context, to operate sustainably and to receive excellent technical support. The WHY of the solutions is as important as the WHAT – and the integration must be deep enough to streamline your work, save time and be fun. AppFusions has been developing enterprise architecture friendly integration experiences for IBM customers – and the world at large – since 2011.

Our solutions have been tried, tested, scaled, and are used in 100 companies. Our customers range from small and medium-sized enterprises to large companies with 300,000 employees. When it comes to integrating your collaboration environments and tools, you can rely on our in-depth experience. Join this interactive live demo and Q&A session, where we show you AppSpokes for IBM Connections or IBM DX/Portal (cloud or on-premise) and AlohaDXP, a full-featured modern, integrated, digital experience/workplace strategy AND platform that you need to get to know. Trust me on this one!

Speakers: Ellen Feaheny , AppFusions

The Road To A #Perfect10 – How To Get Ready For Domino, Sametime, VOP and Traveler v10



LOCATION: Grande III DATE: Wednesday, July 25th TIME: 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Later this year HCL will be releasing the first major updates for Domino, Sametime, Traveler and Verse on Premises for several years. We’ve already heard about developments on the way such as a Notes client for tablet and phone as well as structural changes like the removal of the 64GB file limit. The more up to date and well designed your infrastructure is, the easier these upgrades are going to be so In this session Gab will explain how to audit, evaluate and fix your environment as well as what changes you can (and should) do in preparation so you can be fast to move when the products arrive.

Speakers: Gabriella Davis , The Turtle Partnership

The Domino 10 RHEL 7 Primer



LOCATION: Petit I DATE: Wednesday, July 25th TIME: 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

Domino 10 is due in October and if you want to take advantage of all the new feature goodness, you will need to know RHEL 7. Domino for Docker is on Linux and future major product releases support RHEL7. It is important to stay current on your Linux knowledge as this is not the usual Linux upgrade. Join Bill to cover as much Linux info as he can: containers, systemd, security, administration, and upgrade tips–all very technical. Get ready for October!

Speakers: Bill Malchisky , Effective Software Solutions, LLC

Virtual, Faster, Better! How to Virtualize IBM Notes V10



LOCATION: Grande II DATE: Wednesday, July 25th TIME: 01:00 PM – 01:45 PM

Virtualizing IBM Notes V10 (incl. Language Packs, Feature Packs, IBM Connections Plugins for Notes and more) is an effective way to standardize your client infrastructure, reduce costs for workstation hardware and give your users a consistent experience. Learn how to implement, configure and tune IBM Notes V10 on platforms like Citrix XenApp/XenDesktop and get the most out of it by dramatically reducing start-up times (up to 70%) and more. Beside a live demo you’ll also get some worst practices stories as Chris shares his experiences from real-world client virtualization projects and a recipe, how to run the Installation and initial configuration in the best possible way.

Speakers: Christoph Adler , panagenda


Self-Healing Capabilities of Domino 10



LOCATION: Grande III DATE: Wednesday, July 25th TIME: 02:00 PM – 02:45 PM

Domino 10 has some amazing self-healing capabilities that are going to make every admin’s life much easier. Learn how automatic cluster database symmetry works to ensure both NSFs and DAOS content are kept in sync across cluster mates. Understand how the repair engine remedies any missing databases or NLOs, rebuilds full text indexes, and detects and repairs corrupt NSFs and NLOs. You will also learn how to use the new commands to manually invoke corruption repair and how the new replica synchronization tool and replication currency monitoring work. Get the ins and outs of the functionality of automatic hot view updating and how to setup deletion logging so you know who/what deleted a document.


Speakers: Kim Greene , Kim Greene Consulting, Inc.