As all I’m often asked the question on what exactly the difference between Lotus Connections and Lotus Quickr is. And like most it’s often a wavy answer I give. I just recently was pointed to a blog post by
Luis Benitez Louis Richardson (When should I use Connections and when should I use Quickr?) which is really is a good resource. Besides being a good read Louis list 5 good points about Lotus Quickr that sets it aside from Lotus Connections:
- Content Control
Go read it!
Please note: This post was changed to give credit where credit is due. Thanks Luis.
Received these steps from a coworker and thought I would publish for the greater good if others need it. Thanks Bjarne.
After downloading the connector to Lotus Quickr and trying to install it I found out that wasn’t possible to install the Lotus Quickr connector on Vista 64-bit or Windows 7 64-bit. I searched the internet and found a solution but unfortunately it didn’t work. After messing around I got it working.
- Download the Lotus Quickr connector from your Lotus Quickr site
- Execute the file – Click on OK when the error pops up and end the installer.
- Browse to the following folder Users<username>AppDataLocalTemp and copy the file qkrconn.msi to another location.
- Download and install Orca. This application allows you to modify MSI files.
- Open the qkrconn.msi with Orca and scroll down to the “LaunchCondition” table located on the left.
- Delete the condition “(Not Intel64) And (Not VersionNT64) And (Not Msix64)” by right clicking it then selecting “Drop Row”. You can delete both rows because they are not needed (I did that)
- In the table located on the left, click in the value “InstallExecuteSequence” and find the row “LaunchCondition” and delete it by right clicking it then select “Drop Row”.
- In the table located on the left, click in the value “InstallUISequence” and find the row “LaunchCondition” and delete it by right clicking it then select “Drop Row”.
- Save, exit and run the MSI!
Apparently entry places are not enabled by default in the Quickr Connectors with Quickr 8.2. To enable these entry places refer to technote 1388263 (For Lotus Quickr 8.2, enable or disable Entry when using connectors for Microsoft Windows Explorer, Microsoft Outlook, and Microsoft Office applications).
I too (like Ed) am noticing the explosion of IBM’ers bloggin’ and the explosion of IBM Lotus product blogs. It’s getting hard to follow along on all the subjects!