Sametime Audio and Video For External Users - NWTL

Today I did the second in my series of Sametime presentations for IBM’s New Way To Learn (NWTL) initiative.    The session was recorded with audio and is available by joining the Community here . The session slides by themselves are on slideshare and shown below.

If your Sametime environment is going to include Audio and Video you will probably want to be able to talk to people outside your own company, or at least to your own users on their mobile devices who aren’t connected via VPN. In this recorded online session as part of IBM’s New Way To Work initiative we reviewed the infrastructure behind the Audio and Video elements of Sametime and how best to extend those features beyond your firewall.


Upgrading Sametime 9.0.1 - NWTL

I have been participating in IBM’s New Way To Learn (NWTL) initiative with presentations around Sametime 9.0.1.  The presentations are done online and recorded so they can be viewed later and are available with the audio recordings to anyone who joins the NWTL IBM Community.  If you want to watch the presentation and see other great NWTL presentations you can join the community here

My  first presentation which was last week was on how to upgrade your Sametime 8.5.2 or 9.0 environment to Sametime 9.0.1.  The slides without the audio are on Slideshare and shown below.

In this recorded online session we looked at all the options to upgrade your existing Sametime environment to Sametime 9.0.1. Whether you have only a single Community server on an early Sametime version or an entire infrastructure including audio and video on 9.0 we outlined how to plan for an upgrade and the pros and cons of doing the work side by side vs in place.

Connections and Traveler At ISBG

I was delighted to be invited to speak at the ISBG ( conference in Norway which this year was held in Oslo.  I’d like to thank the organisers for being so accommodating to the fact that I could only stay 1 day !

I presented on two topics , Upgrading Connections and Managing Traveler.  The content for both is on slideshare and linked below.  My upgrading Connections session had a lot of new content about 5.5 and 5.5 CR1 and I hadn’t written a Traveler management session from scratch in several years.  I’m not sure how well the audience received them but I am pleased with the content at least.  I hope you find them useful.

So you have IBM Connections installed, but now you need to decide what and when to update. It could be a WebSphere fix or a DB2 fixpack, a new application, a database schema or an entirely new version. Some updates are for security, some for performance and some for new features. In this session we’ll discuss how you can decide when and what to upgrade, how to plan for and perform a safe upgrade regardless of its size, and test when it’s complete. We’ll also discuss what things can trip you up along the way.


Traveler is a core component of most companies’ mail infrastructure, but its maintenance and security goes far beyond Domino server management. In this session we’ll look at a Traveler environment from daily tasks to enforcing TLS and starting with understanding how Traveler behaves. We’ll review both standalone and high availability configurations and discuss common problems, as well how best to plan and design a secure and stable infrastructure.