This Week in Lotus
By Stuart McIntyre & Darren Duke
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Join Stuart McIntyre, Darren Duke, and other community luminaries in a weekly round-table discussion of all things Lotus. Recorded every Friday at 12pm GMT/7am ET and released on Sunday, we aim to cogitate, deliberate and confabulate on the latest news and trends in the Lotus community.
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 114 - Engage!||Recorded during the Engage user group in Breda, Netherlands on 18th March 2014, live in front of a select audience! ...||4/22/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 113 - IBM Connect After Dark||Recorded during the early hours of 31st January 2014, live from the Dolphin Lobby at IBM Connect. Darren and I meet with Mat Newman, Mitch Cohen, Colleen Burns, Andreas Ponte, Bill Buchan and many others to discuss the conference, the agenda, the keynote||2/17/2014||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 111 - User Groups Unplugged||Recorded on 23rd January 2013. We meet with Sam Sawatzky, Julia Weisman, Sarah Cenedella, Stephen ives and Joyce David to discuss Connect 2013 plans, the new Connections and XPages-based User Group community site, the latest updates to TeamStudio's Unplu||1/26/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 110 - Pardon the Interruption!||Recorded on 16th January 2013. We meet with Louis Richardson, Mitch Cohen, Colleen Burns and Joyce Davis to discuss Connect 2013 - the sessions, the social, the buzz, the online communities and much more! ...||1/23/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 109 - Looking forward to Connect 2013||Recorded on 7th January 2013. We meet with Mat Newman, Per Lausten and Bill Malchisky to discuss Connect 2013 sessions, announcements, tips, social events and hidden treasures, the recent openNTF contest, the Notes/Domino 9 beta and new features in Kudos||1/8/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 108 - Champions of the Connect-o-Sphere||Recorded on 18th December 2012. New IBM Champion (and This Week in Lotus producer) Alan Hamilton joins us to discuss the new IBM Champions for 2013, the upcoming Connect conference, Social Connections IV and the changes to IBM Smart Cloud for Social Busi||1/7/2013||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 107 - ’The one that almost got away’||Recorded on 8th November 2012. We are joined by Handly Cameron and Sharon Bellamy to discuss Connect 2013, the launch of Connections 4.0, Social Connections IV and more. ...||12/18/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 106 - ’Leave a comment or the kitten gets it!’ (Lego, the Olympics, OpenNTF and UKLUG)||We are joined by Warren Elsmore, Niklas Heidloff and Christian Guedemann to discuss Warren's latest incredible Lego project and his link to the London 2012 Olympics, the new OpenNTF development contest and WebGate's experience with their winning entry la||9/11/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 105 - ’How do you do that without re-inventing Clippy?’||We are rejoined by two of our most popular guests ever, IBM's Director of User Experience for Collaboration Solutions, Chris Paul and ISW's International Man of Mystery, Mat Newman, to discuss a great new site for Notes users, designing for mobile, the n||7/23/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 104 - More Money Than God||Recorded on Thursday 12th July 2012. Darren and Stuart are joined by Mike McGarel, Richard Moy and Merry Berg to discuss MWLUG 2012, the rise of user groups and their impact on paid events, Connections 4.0, Notes 8.5.4 packaging and more. ...||7/17/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 103 - Making Social Connections in a Dublin hotel||What do you get when an Englishman and English woman, an American, a Welshman and a Dutch lady walk into a bar? Giggles that's for sure, but also some very illuminating discussion on matters of Social Business, IBM Connections, user groups and even Micro||6/26/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 102 - Faster than a speeding bi-winged insect!||Steven Ives from TeamStudio joins us to discuss their plans for an offline mobile client for IBM Connections, the need for disconnected access even in 2012 and how Notes apps can really be made available on mobile devices. We also discuss the new IBM Con||6/20/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 101 - Who promises to write the next book?||Recorded on Thursday 7th June 2012. The 'Xpages Extension Library' authors join us to discuss the state of XPages, the awesome new book, how they wrote it, and even what might come next... ...||6/15/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThank You to the Taking Notes crew!||Darren and Stuart were very excited to hear this episode from the Taking Notes crew, Bruce and Julian, earlier this week!Today we celebrate the 100th episode of the "This Week in Lotus" podcast hosted ...||6/1/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 100 - At last, guests with headsets!||Recorded on Tuesday 27th May 2012. Well, would you believe it? We've reached 100 shows! ...||5/31/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 099 - Social Business in a box||Recorded on Thursday 17th May 2012. Luis Benitez and Handly Cameron join Darren and Stuart to discuss the new IBM Connections Suite announced this week, a plethora of plugins for Connections, XPages and Connections integration and even why its dangerous||5/18/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
||CleanThis Week in Lotus 098 - The ’sweet’ episode||Recorded on Monday 14th May 2012. The sweet episode! SugarCon and the new Connections Suite. Keith Brooks joins Stuart to discuss the news from SugarCRMs conference, IBM shifting off Siebel, the new ...||5/16/2012||Free||View In iTunes|
A good balance of information and opinion
Disclaimer - I know the people that make this podcast. They operate in the same professional circles as me. One could be counted as competition, and the English guy living in the US could easily be counted as insane.
The TWIL podcast is a professionally run, informative, entertaining podcast, released weekly to summerise the many happenings in the collaboration technology space. Although focus is on the IBM product range, they touch on anything relevant but unlike many similar podcasts that discuss social/collaboration toolsets, these guys approach from a business perspective.
The two primary moderators have a mixture of business customers, suppliers, vendors and technical bloggers as guest staff, and the panel is given great freedom in what they can say.
Its my weekend "must listen" at the moment. Very well done guys.
Great weekly summary
I love having a podcast that wraps up the Lotus news, from blogs to product releases. And this covers more than the core Notes product, but the wide array of collaborative tools.
A special feature has been the occasional addition of Lisa Duke. She adds a non-technical, but very well informated perspective.
Well worth the time
If you use Lotus software or are interested in learning the latest happenings with the IBM collaboration software, this is a must-have podcast. It is professionally produced and has great content from all constituencies: IBM, customers and business partners. It is also great to hear perspective from both within and outside the U.S. market.
Each episode is informative and entertaining, and is well worth the time to listen.