This year I attended IBM Connect in San Francisco. In my eyes it was a great event and I enjoyed it very much.
Some announcements are very important for the future and evolution of the IBM portfolio:
IBM Connections Pink – Jason Gary and the IBM Development team showed the future of IBM Connections. The basis will be Docker and a lot of other Opensource products. I see forward to work with a complete new stack and be very curious on deployment, migration and scaling. It is a complete rewrite and will not longer need DB2 or WebSphere. A good summarize was written by Glenn Kline.
panagenda ApplicationInsight – all IBM Domino customers with valid maintenance will get ApplicationInsights to analyze the code and usage of their Domino databases
IBM Domino will be updated through feature packs, we will get Java 8 and other long awaited functionality
IBM announced a new lifetime IBM Champion: Julian Robichaux, big congrats to him and well deserved
Just a few session slides are available through the official conference page (we provided them, but they are still not available), so we uploaded ours to slideshare:
Best and Worst Practices for Deploying IBM Connections
IBM Connections Adminblast
All other session slides of my panagenda colleagues can be found in the panagenda slideshare account.