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Teamstudio Celebrates 20th Anniversary with New Product

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

February 1, 2016

This week at IBM Connect 2016 in Orlando, Florida we’re celebrating 20 years in business. Our inauguration took place at that show’s predecessor, Lotusphere, in 1996. Over the past 20 years, we have built and maintained an expanding suite of software tools for organizations using IBM Notes and Domino.

As an increasing number of companies using Notes and Domino consolidate, modernize, or consider alternative platforms, they are looking to understand the true business usage of their applications so they can make informed decisions for the future.

At the same conference where we first debuted our company 20 years ago, we’re announcing a new, modern tool to help with this increasing need for detailed insight into an organization’s application environment. This tool, Usage Auditor, captures business usage history across an entire Notes and Domino environment, so users have the information they need to remove unused applications and move into the future with confidence.

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All about the IBM Champions Program

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

January 7, 2016 

The IBM Champions Program recognizes and rewards thought leaders in the technical community who advocate for the professionals who use IBM solutions and services. The program has been running every year since 2008. There are currently five categories that collectively represent the spectrum of IBM technologies: IBM Analytics, IBM Social Business, IBM Power Systems, Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure, and Systems Middleware. For the most part, individuals are only champions in one of these categories. Champions amplify IBM’s voice and influence the category to which they belong.

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Video Introduction to Teamstudio Profiler

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

December 24, 2015

This week we’ve added a new NotesTools demo video to our collection for Teamstudio Profiler. This demo shows how this performance-monitoring tool for IBM Notes and Domino compares two functions for speed, times each line of code, and watches the Notes Client or Domino Server.

Hobbled applications are frustrating. Profiler quickly reveals performance issues by timing each line of LotusScript. It eliminates the inefficiency of trial-and-error troubleshooting and reduces the risk of application glitches reaching production.

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Improve Your XPages Knowledge in 10 Minutes

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

December 17, 2015

We get a lot of good XPages questions from attendees during our monthly webinars with TLCC. Read through the list of 10 questions and answers below to improve your XPages knowledge in 10 minutes.

Q: Does the document data source have to be passed as a custom property to a custom control, or can you update the data source defined on the main XPage without passing it as a property?

A: You can pass in a document data source as a property in the custom control, which can be very helpful when you’re designing custom controls and don’t want to hard code in the name of the data source. The custom control can affect a data source above it. You don’t have to pass it in as a property. If you have something above it in the tree, the custom control should be able to see that and affect the data, but it won’t go the other way. You can’t define a data source on the custom control and access it from the calling XPage.

Thanks to Howard Greenberg, Mike McGarel, and David Leedy for this answer.

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Video Introduction to Teamstudio Design Manager

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

December 9, 2015

This week we’ve added a new NotesTools demo video to our collection. This new video, “Overview of Teamstudio Design Manager,” walks viewers through the features of this tool that helps users build and maintain central libraries of elements that they’d otherwise be copying between different databases within Designer. This three-minute video shows how users can move data elements around within Design Manager, scan for and copy over missing database dependencies, synchronize designs between databases, and more.

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How to Begin IBM Notes and Domino Development

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

December 4, 2015

Properly implementing development policies can be just as difficult as actually creating the applications. Traditionally, one of the biggest roadblocks to policy adoption is people, not the process. This isn’t intended as a criticism of the developers themselves, and is more the customs prevalent in the Domino development community.

The Domino applications many businesses have come to depend on may have started life as a simple automation of an existing manual paper process. IBM Notes and Domino have always had the admirable ability to allow development to happen at every level in the organization. Creating simple Domino applications has never been hard. This blog post isn’t intended to cover every aspect of good development polices, but more to give you a place to start on day one. Once you have the ball rolling with the basics, the rest of the policy areas will begin to fall into place. Remember that adopting IT governance policies doesn't happen overnight. It’s a cumulative process, which builds on achievements made year after year.

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Tags: IBM Notes and Domino

XControls v1.5.2 Released

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

November 24, 2015

On Nov. 23, 2015, we released version 1.5.2 of the XControls project. We're continuing the approach of releasing small and relatively frequent updates to the project. This way, you continue to get great new features and useful bug fixes without dramatic changes to the framework that would require you to change your application too much.

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A Comprehensive Guide to the IBM Notes Design Lifecycle Stage

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

November 18, 2015

Design policies are where the technical blueprint of the system is created. Designing the technical architecture and choosing among the architectural designs of software, hardware, and infrastructure that best suit the organization’s current and future needs creates this blueprint. This includes everything from designing the systems model, to graphically creating a model from a graphical user interface (GUI), to GUI screen design and databases, to placement of objects on the screen. Explore the collection of blog posts below to optimize the design stage of your IBM Notes application lifecycle.

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Tags: IBM Notes and Domino

How to Implement Search Functionality with the XControls

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

November 11, 2015

Earlier this week we added a new XControls how-to video to our videos page. This new video, “How to Implement Search Functionality with the XControls,” walks viewers through setting up the ability for app users to search through a list and display only the relevant results. There are two ways to do this with the XControls. This video gives some insight into when one of these methods might be better than the other, depending on the amount of data in the application.

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IBM Notes Design Implementation Guide

BY Teamstudio  /  0 RESPONSES

November 4, 2015

There are many reasons why implementing some level of formal design process is important to any IBM Notes and Domino development project. First, it gives you a clear reason for what you’re trying to accomplish with any given project or feature. Each piece of the design specification should be linked back to a requirement from the business segment the application is designed for. This is an important aspect of any design process and shouldn’t be overlooked. The requirements and design phases are very rarely a one-time process. Before development begins to implement the designs, the requirements are usually systematically flushed out in a very iterative manner.

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Tags: IBM Notes and Domino