Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Embracing Microsoft while keeping Domino

When I first started this blog, my aim was to stay with mainly IBM (Lotus) Notes and Domino, hence the URL of DominoGavin. 

Things changed over the years and I've found myself wanting to talk about all manner of technology brands from Symantec to Blackberry, Google, Windows and Linux. (Hence the renaming of the blog to "Real World Computing'. 

Many of my most recent posts were on IBM connections. I've also tried to cover a few business IT concepts.

Things are changing again and we've reached the point where it makes sense to swap out some of our IBM technology solutions for Microsoft ones.

We're not leaving Domino, it's still an important part of our strategy but we are planning to move our mail from Verse to Outlook and our collaboration from Connections to the Microsoft jumble of OneDrive, Yammer, SharePoint and Delve.

All of this while rebranding and moving office in a typical “office-politics” hands-tied scenario. It's going to be a fun ride.

I’ll still be keeping a foot in the IBM camp as we currently have another company still in Verse/Connections and in the Google camp too, as we have a company on the amusingly named G-Suite.

Stay tuned…

In the meantime, I'm off to my first Microsoft event in years (since Steve Ballmer took over - I'm glad I missed that era). Today I'm heading out to a Microsoft developer conference in Sydney to hear Satya Nadella speak.

So long as there are no “monkey dances”, I think I'll be okay.


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