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New and Notesworthy, May 2004

Here's our roundup of announcements from the Domino community.

CertFX issues new WebSphere certification prep

CertFX LLC in Columbus, Ohio, has released its fourth WebSphere certification practice test. The 115-question practice is designed to help professionals prepare for the 000-286 Application Development with IBM WebSphere Studio, V5.0 exam, one of two tests needed to gain a WebSphere V5.0 certification.

The certification targets intermediate-level developers and is appropriate for those who have worked with IBM WebSphere Studio Site Developer V5, IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer V5, IBM WebSphere Studio Application Developer, Integration Edition, V5, WebSphere Application Server-Express V5.0, or IBM WebSphere Studio, Enterprise Edition, V5.


TLCC releases advanced programming course for WebSphere

The Learning Continuum Corp., in Boca Raton, Fla., has issued a distance learning class for Domino developers. "Servlet and JSP Programming using WebSphere 5 for Domino Developers" is an advanced programming course focusing on servlets, JavaServer Pages, JDBC and integration with Domino. It features numerous tips and hints to bridge from the developer's existing knowledge of Domino development to developing WebSphere applications. The course takes about 28 hours to complete.

The course, which regularly sells for $799, is on sale for $599 until May 31.


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Updated IM tool adds security, admin features

FaceTime Communications Inc., a Foster City, Calif.-based enterprise instant messaging vendor, has released IM Auditor 5.0. The instant messaging management tool now integrates with MSN Messenger Connect for Enterprises, allowing businesses to centrally administer and secure instant messages from home offices, smart phones or other handheld mobile devices. It also works with antivirus offerings from Symantec, Network Associates and Trend Micro to scan files transferred via instant messaging.


New server consolidation services offered

DYS Analytics Inc., a Wellesley, Mass.-headquartered performance management provider for messaging and collaboration applications, has a new professional service designed to help companies with their Domino consolidation projects. Consulting services assess topology design, infrastructure sizing and pre-consolidation clean-up tasks before implementing any consolidation. The new DYS' Control Server Consolidation Service is jointly sold with IBM.

DYS Analytics

Touchtone releases portlet app for WebSphere Portal Server

Touchtone Corp., a Costa Mesa, Calif.-based developer of native OS/400 software, has released Wintouch for WebSphere, a portlet application that uses IBM WebSphere Portal Server. Wintouch for WebSphere offers accessibility to Web-enabled PDAs and cell phones, and provides immediate access to iSeries data and customer information. It allows users to enter orders, check credit status and track shipping from the field.


New incarnation of ServerAdmin hits the streets

Percussion Software of Woburn, Mass., recently announced ServerAdmin Plus 8.5, a server and client administration add-on that helps Domino administrators manage projects and streamline maintenance. The new version offers several improvements to previous editions, including automation of server consolidation, extension of client management capabilities, better NSF search functionality and enhanced mail and document migration.

Percussion Software

Secure XML e-forms available for Workplace 2.0

Vancouver, British Columbia-based PureEdge Solutions's secure XML e-forms are now available for IBM Lotus Workplace 2.0 and IBM WebSphere Portal. PureEdge's open standards-based framework provides IBM users with more efficient business processes by integrating XML e-forms-based processes with backend systems, and expands on-demand capabilities by bringing rich client to the forefront, improving data sharing and enhancing collaboration capabilities.

PureEdge Solutions

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