New and Notesworthy, December 2002

This month's wrap-up of Notes-related announcements features TLCC's course for new Notes developers, Teamstudio's new consulting division, the Beacon Award nominees and DYS Analytics' update to its e-mail management software.

TLCC launches Notes app dev course

The Learning Continuum Company (TLCC) in Boca Raton, Fla., has launched a distance learning course for developers who are new to Notes application development. The course teaches students how to create a Domino database, create forms, add fields to a form, create views, use the formula language and create agents.

Called "Notes Domino 6 Application Development 1," the class prepares students for the Notes Domino 6 Application Development Foundation Skills (610) exam. That's the first of three required exams for receiving certification as a CLP IBM Lotus Domino 6 Application Developer. The course costs $799 but is available now at a sale price of $499.


Teamstudio forms consulting arm

Beverly, Mass.-based Teamstudio has launched a new consulting and professional services division. Teamstudio Professional Services will offer expertise on Java, Notes and Domino and Web-to-host integration. It will do onsite application development support, development practices auditing, customized installation plans for Teamstudio tools and training on Teamstudio products. In addition, the consulting arm of Teamstudio will offer custom migration packages for those moving from Domino R5 to Domino 6.

Teamstudio Professional Services

IBM names Beacon Awards nominees

IBM has announced the nominees for the ninth annual Beacon Awards to be handed out at Lotusphere in Orlando. A panel of journalists and analysts will judge the awards, which recognize outstanding achievement among IBM's business partners. The nominees will compete in 13 categories with winners named at a ceremony on Jan. 27, 2003.

View the list of nominees

DYS Analytics adds reporting features to e-mail management software

DYS Analytics Inc., a Wellesley, Mass.-headquartered maker of traffic management and optimization software, has shipped Email Control version 4.0 for Domino and Exchange. The tool automates the measurement, analysis, trending and reporting of messaging traffic across the enterprise. New features in version 4.0 include Web-based reporting, automated report generation and delivery, and an interactive designer for customizing reports.

Version 4.0 is priced on a per seat basis and is now available directly from DYS Analytics or from IBM on a worldwide basis.

DYS Analytics

Instant Technologies releases Sametime-Outlook connector

Instant Technologies Corp. of Beverly, Mass., has made Instant TeamMessenger for Microsoft Outlook with IBM Lotus Sametime available for download from its Web site. The software combines IBM Lotus Sametime corporate instant messaging technology into the Microsoft Outlook e-mail platform. Instant TeamMessenger enables users to instant message within Outlook and allows end-users to determine exactly when their colleagues are on-line and save any conversations for later use within Outlook.

The software is available for Microsoft Outlook 2000 running on Microsoft Windows 98, ME, Windows NT, Windows 2000, and Windows XP, utilizing IBM's Lotus Sametime technology, version 1.5 or later.

Download at Instant Technologies

Ionet develops Domino Workflow alternative

Wellington, New Zealand-based Ionet has released a low-cost alternative to Domino Workflow. Its Workflow Manager is a plug-in, Web-enabled workflow engine that works with any version of Notes from 4.5 upwards. All workflow is based on documents that users create and maintain and is not contained in any design elements. Ionet says Workflow Manager is completely customizable and organizations can create e-mails to groups, users or field values based on the workflow stage.

Evaluation copy of Workflow Manager

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