IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration

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  • 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

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.

  • 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
Page Count 252
Course Length 7 hours 33 minutes
ISBN 9781849680523
Date Of Publication 21 Feb 2011


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.

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

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.