This article covers the benefits and features of Lotus Sametime, which is a built-in chat and presence awareness tool. There are many advantages that come with Sametime. First, it is relatively low cost; it is not like a cell phone call where one is charged by the minute. Another advantage is the ability to see who is available to chat, which is fantastic when we're communicating with people who are outside of their time zone or across the world, or even one floor down in their office building. Sametime is instant because we're online—people can start a chat with someone when they see them online and they can instantly respond.
In this article, by Karen Hooper, author of IBM Lotus Notes 8.5, we will learn:
- What is Sametime
- How to use Sametime
- Understanding availability status
- Adding Sametime contacts
- Chatting with contacts
- The chat window options
- Setting Sametime preferences
- Sametime help
In this article by Pav Kumar-Chatterjee, author of IBM InfoSphere Replication Server and Data Event Publisher, we will discuss three layers—The DB2 database layer, the WebSphere MQ layer, and the Q replication layer that make up a Q replication solution, and the relationship between Replication/Publication Queue Map, Q subscription, and subscription group. We will also take a look at the internals of the Q Capture and Q Apply programs.Read Q Replication Components in IBM Replication Server in full
Building Your Hello Mediation Project using IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7
This article by Swami Chandrasekaran and Salil Ahuja, authors of Application Development for IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7, provides an overview of WESBbased programming fundamentals including Service Message Objects (SMO) and Mediation Flows. It helps us to build our first HelloMediationModule. Instructions are provided to create, implement, and assemble the HelloMediationModule and HelloProcess. These modules are then deployed on the WebSphere Process Server, which is a part of the WID Unit Test Environment.Read Building Your Hello Mediation Project using IBM WebSphere Process Server 7 and Enterprise Service Bus 7 in full
Cognos Report Studio is widely used for creating and managing business reports in medium to large companies. It is simple enough for any business analyst, power user, or developer to pick up and start developing basic reports. However, when it comes to developing more sophisticated, fully functional business reports for wider audiences, report authors will need guidance.
In this article, by Abhishek Sanghani, author of IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio Cookbook, we will show you that even though macros are often considered a Framework Modeler's tool, they can be used within Report Studio as well. These recipes will show you some very useful macros around security, string manipulation, and prompting.Read Use of macros in IBM Cognos 8 Report Studio in full