Ribbon IDE for Lotus Notes?

As you know Lotus Notes is built on Eclipse so following Eclipse plugins and projects makes a lot of sense from a platform point of view. Surfing the other day I stumbled over an Eclipse project that provides a Ribbon IDE for the Eclipse platform. It makes your mind wander to Microsoft centric but it might make sense for other applications incl. Lotus Notes.

For more info see “Eclipse plug-in sightseeing: Ribbon IDE / Eclipse”. There’s also a PDF showing it off.

Microsoft MIX10 vs Lotusphere

With all the talk we have been having around Lotusphere presentations and the availability of session presentations and video afterwards it’s strangely refreshing to see how Microsoft approach their MIX10 conference which was just held in Las Vegas. If you go to live.visitmix.com/videos you are able to download all presentations and download or stream all sessions as video (WMV for HD and h.264). They even provide a downloader to download all the contents in one go.

How do you like them apples?

Rearming Windows Vista

While cleaning up today I found an interesting piece of information in the Microsoft Action Pack material. It appears that the 30 day grace period of Windows Vista can be extended to 90 days by rearming the installation (you should also disable auto-activation during the installation). This is great for testing purposes.

To rearm Windows start a command-prompt with admin. privileges and run

cscript %windir%system32slmgr.vbs -rearm

The script can also be used to active Windows using the -ipk switch followed by the 25 digit activation code.