Article archive for 1999 – Page 9

Monday, March 1, 1999

Another look at Exchange vs. Notes and Domino

One of the most common questions we get is, "What’s the difference between Notes and Exchange?" In reality, they’re very separate beasts. But understanding how the Lotus integration strategy differs from Microsoft’s can help you plan how to best move your organization forward. In this insightful article, Senior Technology Editor Ron Herardian compares the two companies’ strategies and concludes (no big surprise) that Lotus’ is better for groupware.

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Monday, March 1, 1999

Lessons learned from CRISISWATCH.COM

One of the advantages of being an Editor-in-Chief is that many of David Gewirtz’ personal experiences eventually become grist for the editorial mill. Last year he talked about his new car, his cat, and all sorts of other seemingly unrelated topics that, due to sheer editorial hubris, he managed to make relevant to the journal. Now he’s trying to turn the CrisisWatch Web site and the Clinton impeachment trial into a relevant topic for DominoPower. Amazingly, he made it work. Since many of you are running your own Web sites, his experiences and lessons learned with CrisisWatch will most probably give you some great ideas for your new projects.

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Monday, March 1, 1999

Delay of R5 may spark new quality trend

Senior Technical Editor Ron Herardian provides DominoPower readers with a new no-holds-barred opinion on the state of the R5 delay. In this important editorial, Ron explains why it’s better to have a late R5 and actually applauds Lotus for their decision to hold the product back.

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Monday, March 1, 1999

Manchester United On-Line Megastore

What do European football, Lotus Domino, and Posh Spice have in common? Of course, the DominoPower Site of the Month. This month, DominoPower’s resident sports fan and news editor, Heather McDaniel, reviews the Manchester United On-Line Megastore. At this site, you can buy the gear to dress up just like a football player. We leave getting a date with your favorite rock star as an exercise for the reader.

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Monday, March 1, 1999

Who’s on your ACL?

What we’re about to show you almost got Contributing Editor Dan Velasco killed. Fortunately, our hero managed to escape the evil clutches of his manager and survived to share this most-secret information with you. Do you know who really has access to your Notes data? Dan, prior to his brush with mortality, developed a tool that looks deep inside an Access Control List and ferrets out each and every person with any sort of access, all in a pretty report. We’d show you the original report he created, but then we’d have to kill you. Instead, in part because it’s hard to grow a magazine when you kill off its readers, Dan’s prepared some mock-up reports and very real scripts that show you all the power of his ACL analysis tool without risking life and limb.

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Monday, February 1, 1999

Lotusphere’99 technical review

Richard’s back from Lotusphere. In this detailed article, Senior Technical Editor Richard Echeandia takes us inside of the new R5 release of Notes and Domino. Lotus chose DominoPower for a private technical briefing with senior executives and Richard blabs all their secrets right here. So, if you want the latest scoop on R5, read this article right now.

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Monday, February 1, 1999

The care and feeding of your SMTP MTA

If you’re going to live on the Internet, understanding the operation of the SMTP MTA (Message Transfer Agent) is critical. In this very important article, Jon Johnston tells you how the SMTP MTA works, and then helps you understand what you need to do to keep it working properly. This is one of those articles that’s going to be printed out and taped to the side of the server.

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Monday, February 1, 1999

Lotusphere ’99: the party report

What can we say to do justice to Lotusphere ’99? What a good time it was. While we could have chosen one of this issue’s great technical articles on R5 for our cover, we thought this would be much more fun. In her official Lotusphere ’99 Party Report, Managing Editor Denise Amrich shares some of the good times and great pictures from Orlando. While you’ll get some insight into the goings on, she can’t tell you everything. For example, she’d like to say more about the mayhem and madness, but she promised she would not discuss "the power floor-waxer riding episode" and she shall not.

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Monday, February 1, 1999

Extracting values from multi-valued fields

This month, Managing Editor Denise Amrich, fresh back from Lotusphere, is writing an editorial on her experiences down there in warm Florida (it’s supposed to snow and sleet here tomorrow). Given that, rather than writing his normal "From the Editor-in-Chief" editorial (and subjecting you to two editorials in one issue), Editor-in-Chief David Gewirtz rolled up his sleeves and dived into a Notes programming tutorial. In this handy article, you’ll learn about a series of powerful @Functions that will make your life much easier when dealing with strings and lists.

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Monday, February 1, 1999

R5: FileOpenDialog and Prompt methods

In our continuing series on Release 5 programming, contributing editor Tony Patton shows off FileOpenDialog and Prompt. These are two LotusScript methods that probably should have been in much earlier releases, but are absolutely critical for basic user interaction. If you’re doing any LotusScript work, understanding these two new functions will save you a whole pile of time.

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