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Mon 15 Jan 2007, 07:29 PM
This worked so well before, I decided to do it again.  This message is addressed to those customers, and to those who make and sell applications and solutions, who will be attending Das EntwicklerCamp 2007 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in February.  (If you are not attending, and you live or work anywhere near Gelsenkirchen, I suggest you seriously consider this excellent conference.  It promises to provide a lot of value for the cost.)

Dear Customers, Notes/Domino Product Vendors, ISVs and Application Designers,

I am not comfortable spamming people with e-mail messages about our products, but I wanted to invite those who come here of their own accord to consider ways in which our products could enhance your solutions.  To paraphrase BASF's famous marketing slogan:

We don't make many of the Notes/Domino applications you buy.
  We make many of the Notes/Domino applications you buy better.
That's right, it isn't just developers adding cool whiz bang dynamic tables who buy our products.  It is also customers and vendors like you, including those in over ten countries around the world, who design, build, enhance, resell and support:

  • content management systems which utilize our ability to generate high quality HTML/XHTML;
  • solutions for the legal industry which require our rich text comparison and red-lining;
  • knowledge management engines which use our products for data mining;
  • CRM applications with approvals which use our ability to make doclinks accessible to non-Notes mail users;
  • e-learning courses that need to be converted from Notes based databases to HTML based tutorials on demand;
  • mail merge subsystems for all sorts of applications that use our ability to create and send HTML and MIME e-mails;
  • migration tools to help customers moving away from Notes/Domino;
  • other migration tools to help customers moving into Notes/Domino and away from other e-mail systems; and
  • applications of every type and description who just want to be better than the competition.
Some of you may recognize yourselves in these bullet points, because some of you already take advantage of our products.  If you don't, maybe your competition does.  If they don't, maybe you could gain an edge over them.

If you want to find out how you might be able to take advantage of our products to make your solutions, applications and systems better, and if you just happen to be going to Das EntwicklerCamp 2007, why not set up a meeting and have us show you how we can help you gain that edge?  I am available part of the weekend before the conference, and have some availability during the conference to meet.  I already have one or two meetings fairly firmly set up, so don't wait too long.  Besides our versatile Midas Rich Text family of products, we could talk about using our CoexLinks product for Blackberry support or for mixed IBM/Microsoft application support, or we could discuss our Notes/web coexistence plug-in, CoexEdit?

If you would like to set up a meeting, give me a call or drop me a line.  No hard sell, as we just don't do that, and the "meetings" can be anything from high level strategic discussions to quick and dirty hands on demonstrations, depending on what you need.  I know there isn't a lot of time available, but I think this just may be time worth spending.  It is entirely up to you.


      Ben Langhinrichs
      Genii Software
      +1 216-991-5220

Copyright 2007 Genii Software Ltd.

Mon 15 Jan 2007, 07:15 PM
At least my part of it.  Ever had trouble figuring out what to do with layers in Notes?  Perhaps you haven't even heard of layers?  Stop by my station/table/whatever and I'll take you through five different techniques you can use with layers, and even give you a place to download working samples of all five you can take away with you.  If five in five minutes sounds extreme, bear in mind that I have another five I am going to share with the good people at EntwicklerCamp in Gelsenkirchen, Germany in February, and then I may just share the whole lot with everybody.  Maybe.  If you want to be sure to see these useful and amazing uses, not one of which requires any third party products to run, don't miss SpeedGeeking.

If you have heard of layers, and think you might be able to guess what I am going to show, drop me a line at  and I'll let you know if you are correct.  You could also post a comment, but it might ruin the surprise.  I doubt it though.  I think these will be true surprises, even to you know-it-alls out there.

Copyright 2007 Genii Software Ltd.


Mon 15 Jan 2007, 09:48 AM
The latest, and probably last complete, Lotusphere 2007 Sessions db is ready for download or replication.  I have added showcase information, updated some sessions that have changed slightly, and added special interest sessions such as GURUpalooza and Speegeeking, which should not be missed.  In addition, I added a button to every view that allows you to replicate with the Turtle's on-line version, which I will update throughout the show.  For example, podcasts are planned during the show, and I will be adding a simple way to find them.

In addition, although it is just the beginning, I have added some interactivity.  I added the ability to post comments to individual sessions, whether before or after you see the session, and I am considering adding a related "Ask a question of the speakers", which would allow people to ask questions in advance of a session which the speakers could try to address, and questions after the session which might come up.  This interactivity has just been added, so there might be a few glitches early on, but that is why you should replicate periodically and make sure you can take advantage of the changes.

Copyright 2007 Genii Software Ltd.