A new page is up detailing training and enablement opportunities for Lotus Connections:
Offerings for IBM Lotus ConnectionsComing Soon! Technical Skills Workshops
No-fee technical skills training workshops (English only) for this product are offered to customers and business partners to gain hands-on skills for installing, configuring, operating, and supporting this product. The workshops are ideal for customers and business partners who are in the process of evaluating, or have already purchased the product.
For more details on current workshop content, schedules, and to register, visit:
After following this link and then another for “Social computing with Lotus Connections“, we get to this:
In this workshop, you will learn how this software enables you to promote collaboration and innovation by connecting people with common work objectives or professional interests. It helps you harness the inherent social drives of the people in and around your company, and makes it easy for people to connect in new ways-which is the key to unlocking and leveraging all the skills within your organization and beyond.
What you will discover by attending this workshop
* The components, features and functions of Lotus Connections:
o Profiles: Search for and find people based on criteria such as name, organization, location, reporting structure and interests.
o Communities: Groups of people who share a common interest can collaborate with one another by exchanging and sharing information or interacting with one another using IBM Lotus Sametime and e-mail.
o Blogs: Communicate with your peers or colleagues and nourish innovation.
o Dogear: Save, organize and share bookmarks; discover bookmarks that have been qualified by others with similar interests and expertise.
o Activities: Track your work with a dashboard; invite and share your tasks with others; and manage work items.
* Available development tools
* How to set up, configure and use each feature of Lotus Connections
* How to incorporate the features in existing applications and Web sites
Select the desired date and location, then click enroll. There is no charge to attend this workshop.
14-16 Aug 2007, Virtual workshop (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. central time)
28-30 Aug 2007, Chicago, Illinois
11-13 Sep 2007, Hursley, United Kingdom
18-20 Sep 2007, Stockholm, Sweden
25-27 Sep 2007, Waltham, Massachusetts
Ahh, we’ve seen these before! However, a useful reminder for anyone that is local to these venues and hasn’t already registered – get yourself booked on these events ASAP…