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IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration book is out!

  02/23/11 11:18 am, by , Categories: IBM, Lotus, Personal, Quickr
This is an excellent book (I should know, I reviewed it ;) ) for admins/business analysts to get to grips with Quickr 8.5 features and possibilities.

And, the good people at Packt currently are offering 20% discounts as well!! Read all about it here.

From the Packt site

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.

Install, configure, and maintain IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 from a single location in an interconnected world

What you will learn from this book :

  • 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


This is a step-by-step manual, with explanation from installation and upgrading, to the development and management of Quickr, to what-to-do-next when you finally have everything set up. It discusses problems that you might face while upgrading to the latest version. The authors show you how to get the most out of the most important features including installing, configuring, maintaining, and troubleshooting a clustered environment with Lotus Quickr.

Who this book is written for

This is a step-by-step manual for System Administrators and Business Analysts who need to facilitate the effective and efficient performance of diverse teams in an interconnected world. It can also be read by Management to gain a high-level understanding of the new features and capabilities offered by the product. You don't require any knowledge of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. This book will teach you everything you need to know.

Well recommended.


Migrate quickr places to Notes

  11/25/10 03:48 pm, by , Categories: Lotus, Quickr
Go read all about it over at Tom's blog

Quickr customization

  01/03/10 06:29 pm, by , Categories: Administration, Lotus, Quickr
Before the holiday season Tom and I where trying to "brand" our Quickr places to look a bit smarter.

After a lot of swearing, we took the easy way out. We customized the css files.
Below the before and after screenies and the explanation of what we did.

I also modified the dojo rich text editor, because when you insert a table, it doesn't have a css class, so you can't modify the style of the table.

Modify the following file to get a css class="ifftable" around table content created in posts:
var tbstyle = "";  //jcg
if (tborder != "0") {
	//tbstyle='style="border:'+ tborder+'px outset; 
		border-collapse: separate;" '; (OLD)
	tbstyle='style="border:'+ tborder+'px outset; 
		border-collapse: separate;" class="ifftable" '; //(NEW)
}  //end jcg
Add to bottom of default quickr81.css

Path: qphml/skins/quickr81/nls/en/quickr81.css
NB: for all languages!
Add to bottom of quickr homepage css (setup)

Path: qphtml/skins/setup/nls/en/setup.css
NB: for all languages!
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I hope this helps someone in branding their Quickr servers.

A word of warning though: customizing like this could mean you need to modify the files after each upgrade!

Re: New websecurity feature in Domino 8.5?

  11/13/09 01:40 pm, by , Categories: Administration, Lotus, Quickr
In regards to my post about a week ago, I'd like to offer to solution myself. Read the original here: New websecurity feature in Domino 8.5?.

This behaviour originates in Quickr. Excerpt from the qpconfig.xml file:
      This section controls several security related settings..


        attribute   value    default  description
        =========   =====    =======  =========== 
        enabled     true               uses default and custom filters to check for XSS URL and data field attacks				
                    false    yes       uses only filters provided in qpconfig.xml, and only for URL attacks. 
                                       If none are specified, doesn't filter at all 


        attribute   value    default  description
        =========   =====    =======  =========== 
        enabled     true               compares NonceToken values found in URL and server session for URL attacks
                    false    yes       will not compare NonceToken values. 

Very nice IBM!! Full documentation here.

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