Adding a favourite Notes feature to Outlook
Moving from IBM Lotus to Microsoft last year, one of things I thought I might…
I’m not deleting this and I’m keeping it for posterity, but notesiscool.com has now been decommissioned. However notesiscool.net rose from the ashes, and actually looks a bit like my original.
The idea has been buzzing around my head for a while, and the inspiration to do it went into overdrive after I Love Lotus Notes was recently launched. So during half-term last week, in between washing the car and packing away the trampoline for the Winter, I worked on the site and created some content.
Why do this? There’s a few reasons…
The reaction this morning was overwhelming. There was a huge number of tweets and re-tweets, and already a huge number of visitors. Without wanting to boost his bulging ego further, I expect the visits to grow further when Ed Brill does get around to blogging it (Ed, luv ya buddy).
I’ll pick out a couple of choice quotes from the blogsphere today. First, Volker Weber… much respected and very knowledgeable, we all love him, but he loves to fan the flames. In his blog entry Darren Adams is cool (can’t argue with that) Volker wrote:
Darren Adams, who works for IBM in the UK, has finally done something Lotus Marketing has not been able or willing to do in 10 years: show the product.
He also called on Lotus General Manager, Alistair Rennie, to give me a pay rise. Volker, can you remind Mr Rennie when you see him at Lotusphere?
Secondly, David Vasta… the picture of himself on his blog may lead you to believe he’s a bit bonkers, but his words make perfect sense. In reaction to my goal of telling the world about the great features David writes:
Now I can agree to that and to all the Microsoft people out there, what do you have that can compete directly with Lotus Notes & Domino[?]. I will go ahead and answer that for you, nothing!
Finally, I’ve just received a very interesting e-mail from the IBM UKI marketing team…