lyncEver since I upgraded to Mavericks I’ve been having a problem with Lync 2011 crashing.  It seems to happen most often when my macbook pro goes to sleep.  However it will also happen  during a lync call or a lync screen sharing.  I’ve gone through the normal upgrade steps with no success.  Recently I did a complete clean reinstall by doing the following steps:

1.  Use the following technote from Microsoft to delete LYNC from your MAC

2.  Deleting the  OC__KeyContainer__<e-mail> in your key chain doesn’t actually delete the keychain file.  You need to delete the physical remnants as well or else Lync will keep asking for the password when you complete your install.  So delete the OC__KeyContainer__<e-mail> file found in the userid/Library/Keychains folder.

3.  Download the latest version of Lync for MAC 2011 – Best way to do this is to search for it.  I used the search terms. “Lync for MAC 2011 download” as my terms.  Today it will take you to this file.

4.  Install it and configure with all your info.

5.  Last step is to allow Lync to trust the certificate.  You’ll keep getting a warning to trust the certificate returned by the LYNC site.  When you get this message make sure that you change the action to “trust this certificate”

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So for the first time since 1996 I did not attend Lotusphere.  Yup, this year was a no show for Rivit.  Last year we questioned the value of attending but IBM asked us to attend.  This year we looked at the value of the show and decided that we could use our marketing dollars elsewhere.

I tried to stay away from reading up on the show activity only cause I thought I’d feel like I missed out.  I read Wild Bill’s update this morning and got the sense that my decision was a right one.

But I can tell you one thing for show… I sure missed the people….



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Just wondering how your local markets perceive Notes these days.

So before everyone starts ranting I just want to clarify a few things:

  • I’ve worked with Notes since 1993.
  • I’ve been to every Lotusphere except the 1st one.
  • metaLogic was an IBM Premier Business Partner.
  • Rivit Continues to be an IBM Business Partner.
  • Rivit Continues to work with their client base on Domino related projects.
  • Notes/Domino is still a better environment for development applications then the alternative.

However, we’ve been seeing a significant drop in the Domino Market year after year.  New Product sales of Enforcer and Pursuit have slowed and maintenance renewals are down.

So I’m interested in hearing from you.  How does  your local market see Notes?  Where are you doing most of your work these days?  Are you going to the upcoming Connect 2014?



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