IconUK .. yes we are a go

As hopefully you will have seen ICONUK 2015 is going ahead ..

Registration will be open shortly and please start thinking about those abstracts as you will soon be able to put those forward too.

The call for abstracts will be open until the 31st of July .. and sessions announced in August.

Of course if you wish to sponsor this amazing event the sponsor pack will be available in the next few days ..Β  you can also mail sponsors at iconuk dot org for more info πŸ™‚

Please check the ICONUK site for further information.

gotchas, UKLUG, and TWiL

I haven’t blogged for a while … (again) .. mainly because I have been a busy little Shaz

I spent a few days at UKLUG in Manchester – which was brilliant I must say. I spent some time with friends old and new – as always it was fantastic to spend time with Darren and Lisa Duke and the lovely yellow wearing Mat Newman – but was also good to see some of the other Loti that I don’t socialise with in my normal working life.

UKLUG was actually very good – I attended a couple of sessions on Domino which was useful as I will be gaining some Domino infrastructure over the next few months. One of the best sessions was Lisa and Stuart’s Social inside and outside the firewall – 1 slide, 48 doughnuts and an audience with many questions.

The Live recording of This Week in Lotus was great as well – live TWiLs are always great – we gave away many This Week In Lotus Shirts as well πŸ™‚

I seriously hope I make it to Lotusphere 2012 – or whatever its called – just for the relationships alone it’s worth any penny – to the point where I may try and fund myself going.

Talking of TWiL – there has been some great ones over the past few weeks – including the latest one ( episode 54 ) – with Paul Mooney – Whatever happens with the brands or colours I really hope we keep TWiL – Coming from mainly a WebSphere background its the place I go to – to catch up with what is going Β on in the collaboration world of Lotus and IBM.

A gotcha I have discovered this week to do with Portal Patching. When patching portal 7.0.0.0 to 7.0.0.1 if running portal on windows you MUST remove the services before installing or un-installing the patch – if you don’t remove the service, the patching will fail!

and now am back to installing a portal / wcm dev environment to test my patching process .. O the joy πŸ˜€ Β