IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration


IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration
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  • Gain a thorough understanding of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 Team Collaboration, Repository, and Connectors
  • Recommended best practices to upgrade to the latest version of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5
  • Customize logos, colors, templates, and more to your designs without much effort
  • A combination of technical insights, step-by-step instructions, and guidelines to successfully enable team collaboration within your enterprise

Book Details

Language : English
Paperback : 252 pages [ 235mm x 191mm ]
Release Date : February 2011
ISBN : 1849680523
ISBN 13 : 9781849680523
Author(s) : Keith Brooks , David Byrd, Mark Harper, Olusola Omosaiye
Topics and Technologies : All Books, Enterprise Products and Platforms, Enterprise, IBM

Table of Contents

Preface
Chapter 1: Introduction to Team Collaboration with IBM Lotus Quickr
Chapter 2: IBM Lotus Quickr Services Overview
Chapter 3: IBM Lotus Quickr Domino Architecture
Chapter 4: Installation of IBM Lotus Quickr
Chapter 5: Clustering IBM Lotus Quickr
Chapter 6: Managing IBM Lotus Quickr Servers
Chapter 7: Upgrading and Migrating to IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5
Chapter 8: Managing Places in IBM Lotus Quickr
Chapter 9: Customizing IBM Lotus Quickr
Chapter 10: IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors
Chapter 11: Leveraging IBM Lotus Quickr APIs
Chapter 12: Integrating IBM Lotus Quickr with Other IBM Products
Index
    • Chapter 2: IBM Lotus Quickr Services Overview
      • IBM Lotus Quickr services architectures
        • IBM Lotus Quickr for Domino
        • IBM Lotus Quickr for WebSphere Portal
      • IBM Lotus Quickr connectors
      • Interaction with IBM Lotus Connections
      • Interaction with Enterprise Content Management products
      • Summary
        • Chapter 4: Installation of IBM Lotus Quickr
          • Before you get started
          • Start with an IBM Lotus Domino server
          • Setting up an IBM Lotus Domino server
            • Starting the server
            • Installing Fix Pack 3
            • Installing Interim Fix 2
            • Installing Quickr 8.5
            • Post installation IBM Lotus Quickr configuration
            • The Domino Servlet
            • Configuring single sign-on (SSO)
          • Offline settings for notes.ini
          • Web page cache settings for notes.ini
          • Other settings for notes.ini
          • Client logging notes.ini settings
          • Server logging settings for notes.ini
          • Summary
          • Chapter 5: Clustering IBM Lotus Quickr
            • IBM Lotus Quickr clustering concepts
            • IBM Lotus Quickr cluster installation
            • IBM Lotus Quickr cluster configuration
            • IBM Lotus Quickr cluster management
            • Summary
            • Chapter 6: Managing IBM Lotus Quickr Servers
              • Using the site administration tools
                • Security
                • User Directory
                • Other Options
              • AdminP and Quickr
              • Managing place members
                • Adding an external member to a place
                • Adding local members to places
                • Changing member names in places
                • Changing the hierarchy of a user name in a place
                • Updating external member names in places
                • Removing members from places
                • Changing local member passwords
                • Maintaining your Quickr server
                  • Place Catalog statistics
                  • Generating reports for the Quickr server
                  • Maintaining your Quickr server in a cluster
                • Understanding replicamaker
                • Automating replicamaker
                • Manually using the qptool replicamaker command
              • Using the qptool command
              • Summary
              • Chapter 7: Upgrading and Migrating to IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5
                • The process of upgrading
                • Upgrading IBM Lotus Domino
                • Which version are you running today?
                  • Version 8.1 or 8.2
                • Upgrading the IBM Lotus Domino server
                • Unlocking the places
                • Let's talk about DAOS
                • Version 6.5.1 or 7.0 of QuickPlace
                • Are offline services enabled?
                • Summary
                • Chapter 8: Managing Places in IBM Lotus Quickr
                  • Creating a place
                  • Place Catalog
                  • Place Statistics
                  • Managing places
                    • Locking and unlocking places
                    • Archiving a place
                    • Restoring a place
                    • Renaming places
                    • Creating place policies
                    • Assigning policies to a place
                    • Assigning policies to a template
                  • Managing PlaceTypes
                    • Creating a PlaceType from an existing place
                    • Reordering PlaceTypes
                    • Hide/unhide PlaceTypes
                    • PlaceTypes design updates
                      • Refreshing a PlaceType through the web
                      • Refreshing a PlaceType using qptool command
                  • Summary
                  • Chapter 9: Customizing IBM Lotus Quickr
                    • You bought it, now brand it
                    • Changing the logo
                    • Creating a place
                    • Customizing your place
                      • Basics
                      • Choose a Theme
                      • Forms
                      • Placetype Options
                      • Custom Themes
                      • PlaceBots
                    • Summary
                    • Chapter 10: IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors
                      • Overview of connectors
                      • Connector deployment
                      • Leveraging policies with the connectors
                      • Implementing desktop single sign-on
                      • Implementing other authentication services
                      • Summary
                      • Chapter 11: Leveraging IBM Lotus Quickr APIs
                        • Interacting with IBM Lotus Quickr services
                          • Example business scenario
                            • Implementing and leveraging the APIs
                          • APIs on IBM Lotus Quickr for IBM Lotus Domino
                          • Listing all my places (ACME Claims I am assigned to)—place services
                          • Displaying my role on the team—member services
                          • Contributing to the artifacts in the place—document services
                            • Listing folder contents
                            • Editing folder content
                        • Summary
                        • Chapter 12: Integrating IBM Lotus Quickr with Other IBM Products
                          • Enabling LDAP for integrating applications with IBM Lotus Quickr
                            • Enabling IBM Lotus Quickr to use LDAP
                          • Integrating IBM Lotus Sametime with Quickr 8.5
                            • Planning for Sametime integration
                            • Installing the Sametime SDK files
                            • Configuring the Quickr server to use Sametime
                            • QPConfig.xml Sametime settings explained
                          • IBM Lotus Connections and Quickr integration
                            • Activities integration
                            • Communities integration
                              • Sample of Communities integration on the IBM Lotus Connections server
                            • Business card integration
                              • Sample of Business card after integration to the IBM Lotus Quickr server
                          • Integration of IBM Lotus Quickr to ECM(IBM Filenet P8 and IBM Content Manager)
                            • Configuring SSO to the ECM
                            • Configuring the iNotes proxy configuration
                              • ECM settings in the qpconfig.xml file
                            • Installing the ECM connector on your ECM system
                            • Verifying your IBM Lotus Quickr ECM integration
                          • Summary

                          Keith Brooks

                          Keith Brooks is the CIO of Vanessa Brooks, Inc., an IBM Business Partner in South Florida and has worked previously for IBM and Lotus. Keith has been working with clients around the world on their IBM Lotus Quickr and Quickplace infrastructures since it was in beta and continues to work with his customers on advanced solutions for Quickr today. Keith has spoken at Lotusphere, The View Admin Conference and various regional Lotus User Group events. Keith is a member of the Technical Board of The View magazine and has published a number of articles related to Quickr as well as other Lotus subjects. Lastly, Keith holds certification as an IBM Lotus Quickr and Sametime Administrator.

                          Keith maintains an active blog at http://blog.vanessabrooks.com

                          David Byrd

                          David Byrd is an IBM Senior Certified Executive IT Architect with IBM Software Services for Lotus from Fayetteville, GA. He has been an IBM/Lotus employee for over 9 years in a number of consulting positions covering various technology areas. David has a deep background in virtually all areas of Lotus products and technologies covering areas ranging from low-level API development and collaborative application architectures, to security architectures and messaging architectures. His current focus is on Lotus Quickr as well as other team collaboration technologies and its deployment within enterprise customers. He has worked with Lotus Notes and Domino for over 15 years.


                          Mark Harper

                          Mark is a IBM Certified Consulting IT/Specialist with twenty years of experience in messaging and collaboration system implementation and administration. He possesses a strong knowledge of messaging systems with a focus on Lotus Notes/Domino. He has an extensive background with collaboration including Lotus Quickplace and Domino.Doc, and Lotus Quickr. Mark also poses a strong skill set in messaging system migration products and planning. Mark spent 10 years in the IBM Software Services for Lotus before making the move to Sales and Distribution in January of 2007. I would like to thank my Wife Sonia Harper and my two daughters Amber Harper and Bailey Harper for the support in writing this book. I want to thank my Mother LaVada Harper and Father George “Woody” Harper for pushing me to be the best I could be. I want to thank David Byrd for his help and patience in completing this process. I would also like to thank other co-workers and friends who drive me to better myself and grow everyday. Some of those that have helped me along the way are Jeff Pinkston, Ann Marie Darrough, Holly Rush, Lori Clark, Gene Leo, Johnny Smith, Larry Berthelsen, Bob Miller, Carl Radino, Chris Biega, Luis Benitez, Ted Stanton, Carla Gillespie and Steve Hardison.

                          Olusola Omosaiye

                          Olusola Omosaiye (Sola) is an IBM Software Engineer and IBM Manager with IBM Software Group's Lotus Division.  He has been an IBM employee for 12 years in a number of positions covering various technology areas. Sola has a deep background in technology and software solutions as a Developer, Technology Specialist in Web Content Management as well as serving as a Solutions and Services Architect. Sola is now focused on the business value chain link of social collaboration in the globally connected world. As a Development Manager, Sola leads a team of skilled technical engineers in global delivery of service to the real world deployments of IBM's social software solutions.
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                          What you will learn from this book

                          • Integrate social networking tools such as blogs, wikis, social bookmarking, and talent profiles seamlessly through Lotus Quickr
                          • Discover the foundational concepts around Team Collaboration in an enterprise
                          • Explore the product architecture of Lotus Quickr Services for Lotus Domino and some potential deployment topologies that can be leveraged
                          • Install, configure, maintain, and troubleshoot a clustered environment with Lotus Quickr
                          • Understand some of the most used administrative functions of Lotus Quickr for Domino
                          • Upgrade your IBM Lotus Quickplace and Quickr services to the new version 8.5
                          • Manage Quickr place and placetypes in a Lotus Quickr Domino environment
                          • Provide your organization with themes for its projects and clients through customizations
                          • Manage collaborative content directly from inside your traditional desktop products with Lotus Quickr Connectors

                          In Detail

                          When the IT strategy calls for maximizing the value of social software for building effective teams, neither social networking nor team collaboration is sufficient on its own. Lotus Quickr Team Collaboration software delivers the promise of social software; but ensuring that a business's social networking site is compliant can be daunting. This book will help you ensure effective and efficient team collaboration by building a solid social infrastructure with IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.

                          The book will familiarize system administrators with all the information they need to install, upgrade, and manage IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. You will also learn to leverage social software principles to foster diverse teams in an interconnected world. This book will help you break virtual boundaries and remove the impediments to the development of high-performance teams through the use of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.

                          This practical book starts off by providing you with a clear, detailed walkthrough of key concepts including collaboration beyond document management, and adopting social collaboration in an enterprise.

                          We then examine the product architecture of Lotus Quickr services and provide a walkthrough of deployment aspects of Lotus Quickr to provide a scalable environment through clustering. We cover some of the basic tools used to set up and manage the IBM Lotus Quickr server along with unique methods for upgrading to the latest 8.5 version. We provide you with an in-depth look at the concepts of Lotus Quickr Connectors deployment, management, and a new capability around Windows-based single sign-on to solve a variety of problems.

                          By the end of this book, you will be able to build a well-executed social collaboration platform that delivers the productivity edge needed to succeed in the digitally interconnected business world of today.

                          Install, configure, and maintain IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 from a single location in an interconnected world

                          Approach

                          This is a step-by-step manual, with explanation from installation and upgrading, to the development and management of Quickr, to what-to-do-next when you finally have everything set up. It discusses problems that you might face while upgrading to the latest version. The authors show you how to get the most out of the most important features including installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting a clustered environment with Lotus Quickr.

                          Who this book is for

                          This is a step-by-step manual for System Administrators and Business Analysts who need to facilitate the effective and efficient performance of diverse teams in an interconnected world. It can also be read by Management to gain a high-level understanding of the new features and capabilities offered by the product. You don't require any knowledge of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. This book will teach you everything you need to know.

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