TLCC Notes and Domino Newsletter


Published on May 5,2009

In This Newsletter - From The Learning Continuum Company, the leader in Notes and Domino training since 1997!
  1. Spring into Savings with TLCC's Spring Sale
  2. Do you just use Notes for email?
  3. Exam Deadline to Upgrade Certifications to Notes Domino 7 has been postponed
  4. IBM Article: Access your Domino mail on your iPhone
  5. Recycle and your Java Domino Agents
  6. Attention IBM Employees - New Notes Domino 8.5 Administration Courses available at the Learning@IBM site
  7. No-charge Demonstration Courses and other Resources at TLCC's site

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1. Spring into Savings with TLCC's Spring Sale

Spring is in the air and it is a great time to improve your skills or get certified with TLCC's technical courses. Learn in your own home and/or office (even in your garden) with TLCC's proven Notes-based courses! There is no need to be connected while taking a TLCC course, simply use your Notes client to do the lessons. Real-life demonstrations and activities give you the hands-on practice you need to master Domino development and administration. Need help? An expert TLCC instructor is a click away.

Save hundreds and even thousands with TLCC's Spring deal...Hurry, these savings end on June 19th!

Notes and Domino 8.5 Courses
  • Notes Domino 8.5 Application Development Update, Sale Price $349, save $50
  • Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Update, Sale Price $349, save $50
  • Notes Domino 8 and 8.5 Application Developer Update Package, Sale Price $699, save $200, get both the 8.0 and 8.5 update courses for developers
  • Notes Domino 8 and 8.5 System Administrator Update Package, Sale Price $699, save $200, get both the 8.0 and 8.5 update courses for administrators

Notes and Domino 8.5 Administrator Training
  • Notes Domino 8.5 Certified System Administrator Package, Sale Price $1,199, save $400. Get both courses and the practice exams needed to become a 8.5 Certified System Administrator!
  • Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration 1, Sale Price $599, save $100

Notes and Domino 8 Developer training!
  • Notes Domino 8 Application Development Update, Sale Price $399, save $100
  • Notes Domino 8 Certified Developer Package, Sale Price $1,599, save $1,100! Get all three courses and practice exams needed to become a Certified Application Developer!
  • Notes Domino 8 LotusScript Package, Sale Price $1,499, save $1,150! Get three LotusScript courses and become a LotusScript expert! Extra benefit, get a fourth course, Using LotusScript in Domino Web Applications for free.
  • Java Programming for Notes Domino 8 Package, Sale Price $1,199, save $300! Get both Java courses and start programming in Java.
  • Notes Domino 8 Application Development 1, Sale Price $599, save $300
  • Developing Domino 8 Web Applications, Sale Price $499, save $200
  • Using XML and Web Services for Domino 8, Sale Price $499, save $200
  • JavaScript in Notes Domino 8, Sale Price $449, save $150

Notes and Domino 8 Administrator training!
  • Notes Domino 8 System Administration Update, Sale Price $399, save $100
  • Notes Domino 8 Certified System Administrator Package, Sale Price $1,199, save $400. Get both courses and the practice exams needed to become a Certified System Administrator!
  • Notes Domino 8 System Administration 1, Sale Price $599, save $100

To learn how to save on your Notes and Domino training go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tlccsite.nsf/pages/springsale


2. Do you just use Notes for email?

Do you know of a world-class platform to build custom applications that will not cost you anything to buy? If you use Notes and Domino, then you already have one! Domino is way more than just email and calendaring, it is a complete application development (via Domino Designer) and hosting platform for both Notes client and web applications. If your organization is just using Notes and Domino for email, then consider building a few applications to take advantage of the investment you already have made. You don't even have to develop the application, check out the free templates at OpenNTF.org and see if they have something that will solve a need for your organization. Check out DominoTeam HelpDesk, the Domino Wiki, or the Job Database, just to list a few examples of the free templates at OpenNTF. If you do build a custom application, start off with a simple project to build your skills and get feedback from your users and executives.

Don't have development skills? TLCC's Notes Domino 8 Certified Application Developer package has the three courses you need to jump-start your development skills. This package is on sale for only $1,599.

To learn more about how to jump start your development skills go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/courses.nsf/lookupcoursecode/ND8CLP



3. Exam Deadline to Upgrade Certifications to Notes Domino 7 has been postponed

All you procrastinators have gotten another extension! The exam deadline for upgrading Notes and Domino 6 certifications to Notes Domino 7 that was previously scheduled for April 30th has been postponed indefinitely. This affects anyone certified at the Notes Domino 6 or 6.5 level, who wants to take advantage of the one exam upgrade to Notes Domino 7. Once you accomplish that certification level, then you can take one exam to upgrade to the Notes Domino 8 level.

The following exams are still available:

Test 701: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 Application Development Update
Test 702: IBM Lotus Notes Domino 7 System Administration Update

TLCC strongly suggests that anyone who is certified for Notes Domino 6 as either an Application Developer or a Systems Administrator get certified on Notes Domino 7 by taking the appropriate update exam. The upgrade path is significantly easier than taking the three exams required to get certified on Notes Domino 7 or Notes Domino 8. Note that there is no upgrade path for Notes Domino 6 certifications to jump to Notes Domino 8. Both the update exam for Notes Domino 7 and Notes Domino 8 will be required to achieve certification in Notes Domino 8.

For more information go to:
http://www-03.ibm.com/certify/news/20080627.shtml

To learn how TLCC's courses can help you ace the 701 - Notes Domino 7 Application Development Update exam go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/courses.nsf/lookupcoursecode/ND7ADUPD

To learn how TLCC's courses can help you ace the 702 - Notes Domino 7 System Administration Update exam go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/courses.nsf/lookupcoursecode/SA7UPD


4. IBM Article: Access your Domino mail on your iPhone

iPhone users can access their mail, calendar and contacts using the new ultra-lite mode of iNotes. This feature was added in both Domino 8.0.2 and 8.5. A new IBM DeveloperWorks article covers how to set up and use iNotes to allow for iPhone access, including how to set up the redirector application to provide a special login screen for iPhone users.

TLCC's Notes Domino 8.5 System Administration Update course covers how to set up the new ultra-lite mode to enable iPhone access. The TLCC Notes 8 user courses cover how to use an iPhone to access Domino mail, calendar and contacts.

To read this article go to:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/lotus/library/inotes-ultra/

To learn more about TLCC's 8.5 Update course go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/courses.nsf/lookupcoursecode/ND85SAU

To learn more about TLCC's Notes 8 and 8.5 user courses go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/notes8usercourses


5. Recycle and your Java Domino Agents

Bob Balaban has written a blog post on why and when you should use the recycle method in your Java Domino agents. This won't help clean the environment, but may prevent your agent from slowing down the server or even preventing a crash. Bob has promised a follow-on blog entry to go into more details in the next few days. All Java programmers who are writing Java Domino agents should review this blog entry and be aware of the need for recycling.

And if you are a LotusScript programmer and wondering why you don't need to recycle object variables, read Bob's post on garbage collection and LotusScript. All LotusScript programmers should read the performance tip at the end of the blog entry!

To read Bob's blog entry on recycle and Java go to:
http://www.bobzblog.com/tuxedoguy.nsf/dx/geek-o-terica-5-taking-out-the-garbage-java

To read Bob's blog entry on LotusScript and garbage collection (and that performance tip!) go to:
http://www.bobzblog.com/tuxedoguy.nsf/dx/geek-o-terica-3-taking-out-the-garbage-lotusscript


6. Attention IBM Employees - New Notes Domino 8.5 Administration Courses available at the Learning@IBM site

Now available - TLCC's System Administration courses for Notes Domino 8.5 are at the Learning@IBM site. There is no need to use a credit card or get a purchase order! Courses for Notes and Domino 8 are also available. Check out the available courses listed below:


For a complete list of available courses go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/ibm


7. No-charge Demonstration Courses and other Resources at TLCC's site

TLCC offers several demonstration courses at no cost. These courses work just like the actual TLCC course but contain a subset of the lessons. The following demonstration courses are available:

Developer courses:
User courses:
If you are receiving this newsletter then you do not have to register again at the TLCC site to try a demonstration course. Your username is at the end of this newsletter.

To try the free demonstration courses go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tlccsite.nsf/pages/free+course

Tips Archive
TLCC has archived all of our tips for Notes/Domino. The Tips Archive, which can be searched, is an excellent source of ideas and sample code to try in your applications.

To view the archive of all the tips go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tips.nsf/tipsview

White Paper - Effectively Training Notes users
This white paper explores the different alternatives to train your users how to effectively use the Notes client, reduce help desk calls, and maximize your return on investment in your Notes/Domino infrastructure.

To download the white paper go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/users




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