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IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration

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IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration

Overview of this book

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.
Table of Contents (19 chapters)
IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino Administration
Credits
About the Authors
About the Reviewers
www.PacktPub.com
Preface
Index

Preface

When the IT strategy calls for maximizing the value of social software for building effective teams, neither social networking nor team collaboration are sufficient on their own. IBM 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.

This book will familiarize system administrators with all the information they need to install, upgrade, and manage IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. The reader 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 embrace of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.

It 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 IBM Lotus Quickr services and provide the reader with a walkthrough of deployment aspects of IBM Lotus Quickr, to provide a scalable environment through clustering. This book covers 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. This book provides you with an in-depth look at the concepts of IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors deployment, management, and a new capability around a 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 productive edge needed to succeed in the digitally interconnected business world of today.

What this book covers

Chapter 1, Introduction to Team Collaboration with IBM Lotus Quickr, covers the basic concepts around team collaboration in the Enterprise.

Chapter 2, IBM Lotus Quickr Services Overview, provides an overview of the IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 product. It includes a summary of both the IBM Lotus Domino and IBM WebSphere Portal-based architectures, additionally touching on the desktop connector services. Finally, it provides some guidance on selecting a platform.

Chapter 3, IBM Lotus Domino Architecture, dives into the IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino architecture covering the product and deployment architecture topics.

Chapter 4, Installation of IBM Lotus Quickr, provides a step-by-step guide to installing IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 and IBM Lotus Domino.

Chapter 5, Clustering IBM Lotus Quickr, covers the various aspects of installing and configuring a IBM Lotus Quickr for Domino clustered environment.

Chapter 6, Managing IBM Lotus Quickr Servers, will cover managing your IBM Lotus Quickr server including tools and commands that you may need.

Chapter 7, Upgrading and Migrating to IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5, provides information on the optional ways to perform an upgrade to IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5.

Chapter 8, Managing Places in IBM Lotus Quickr, covers managing IBM Lotus Quickr places as well as the tools and commands used to manage and maintain places in the IBM Lotus Quickr environment.

Chapter 9, Customizing IBM Lotus Quickr, provides a guide to customizing IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 so that your sites can be personalized for your product, company, or service.

Chapter 10, IBM Lotus Quickr Connectors, covers the IBM Lotus Quickr Desktop connectors. The key topics of deployment, policy management, and desktop single sign-on integration are discussed.

Chapter 11, Leveraging IBM Lotus Quickr APIs, provides an introduction to extending IBM Lotus Quickr capabilities into the Enterprise's business processes, by leveraging the Open Standards-based APIs.

Chapter 12, Integrating IBM Lotus Quickr with Other IBM Products, covers integrating other IBM products like IBM Lotus Sametime, IBM Lotus Connections, and IBM ECM products into your IBM Lotus Quickr environment.

What you need for this book

As this book is orientated primarily to a IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino audience, it is important for the reader to have at least some background in the Lotus Domino product. The topic areas are mainly around core infrastructure configuration and deployment. This book also discusses key configuration areas in Lotus Domino when appropriate, but it is not intended to provide an in-depth education on broader topics of the Lotus Domino product. There are other materials available from IBM and Packt Publishing on Lotus Domino which can be used to gain this information if necessary:

  • IBM Lotus Notes and Domino wiki—http://www.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf

  • IBM Lotus Quickr wiki—http://www.lotus.com/ldd/lqwiki.nsf

  • IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.1 book—https://www.packtpub.com/ibm-lotus-notes-and-domino-8-5-1-upgraders-guide/book

Who this book is for

This book is for system administrators and business analysts who need to facilitate the effective and efficient performance of diverse teams in an interconnected world.

Additionally, it can be leveraged by management to gain a high-level understanding of the new features and capabilities offered by the product. You don't require any prior knowledge of IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5. This book will teach you everything you need to know.

Conventions

In this book, you will find a number of styles of text that distinguish between different kinds of information. Here are some examples of these styles, and an explanation of their meaning.

Code words in text are shown as follows: " The first way is by using the qptool command from the Lotus Quickr server console."

A block of code is set as follows:

</targetHost>
<targetLibrary>
/QuickrRoot/QKSmokeApplication/QKSmokeLibrary

Any command-line input or output is written as follows:

load qptool register -a -install

New terms and important words are shown in bold. Words that you see on the screen, in menus or dialog boxes for example, appear in the text like this: "Select the Next button from the bottom of the page to return to the original Basics page".

Note

Warnings or important notes appear in a box like this.

Note

Tips and tricks appear like this.

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