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 Business Process Management Enabled by SOA
 CICS and Enterprise Services
 Industry Services
 Information as a Service
 Infrastructure Security and Management
 Integration, Connectivity and ESB
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 Service Oriented Architecture and Patterns
 Smart SOA Jumpstart
 User Interaction Services and Portal

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User Interaction Services and Portal

TUI-1194 - IBM WebSphere Portlet Factory: Creating applications that leverage data and services from IBM products
Jonathan Booth, IBM, Senior Architect
You have seen the value of Lotus® Connections, Lotus Quickr, WebSphere® Process Server, and other products in the IBM portfolio, and now you may want to quickly expose the power of those products in a rich portal or Web user interface. This session demonstrates how easy it is to use the WebSphere Portlet Factory to create your own custom portlets and Web applications to leverage data from a wide variety of IBM products, including Lotus Domino, Lotus Quickr, Lotus Connections, Lotus Workplace Web Content Management, WebSphere Process Server, and IBM Information Server.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1196 - IBM WebSphere Portal: The front end of SOA
Robert Will, IBM, DE, WebSphere Portal
Portals provide a framework enabling customers to create Web sites that integrate their applications and information, and as a result can help greatly improve the productivity and efficiency of the end-users. The WebSphere® Portal platform leverages components from across the IBM Software Group to provide a framework that provides efficient creation and deployment of composite applications built on a SOA, enabling integration of the user experience, providing role-based access to integrated business processes, enterprise applications, content and search services, security and user profiles, along with a complete set of application development tooling. This session provides an overview of the key features of WebSphere Portal and how they combine to help businesses be more flexible and responsive to business opportunities and needs. The session is intended for people that are new to WebSphere Portal.
Level: Beginner

TUI-1197 - New features in IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6.1
Robert Will, IBM, DE, WebSphere Portal
IBM WebSphere® Portal Version 6.1 contains new features and capabilities extending its leadership in the portal marketplace. New features include support for additional Web 2.0 capabilities, operational improvements in the area of Web site management, support for the latest portlet standards (JSR 286 and WSRP V2.0), step up authentication, and other enhancements. This presentation will focus on these new capabilities and assumes an understanding of WebSphere Portal Version 5.1 or Version 6.0.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1394 - User Interfaces: The easiest on-ramp to SOA
Ashok Iyengar, IBM, None
Inattention to human tasks (HT) and user interfaces (UI) can hamper business process management (BPM) in a service oriented architecture (SOA) environment. Making tasks available to customers, managing HT, and monitoring can make the difference between successful and unsuccessful SOA implementations. This session discusses service-enabled UIs in the integration of BPM and HT management. How you can generate UIs that drive business processes via portal, eForm, or Web 2.0 technology will be covered. Successful SOA implementations require that UIs are intuitive enough to grab the attention of non-technical users, yet powerful enough to drive complex SOA solutions. Capabilities across the BPM stack, such as HT features in WebSphere® Business Modeler and WebSphere Business Monitor, UI generation in WebSphere Integration Developer, HT types in WebSphere Portal Server, and the best presentation options between WebSphere Portal Server, Lotus® Forms, and Ajax will be discussed.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1441 - Lab: Rapid Java 2 Enterprise Edition development with IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Rational Application Developer
Celso Gonzalez, IBM, Architecture Management CoP Worldwide Leader, Shakeel Mahate , IBM, Application Architect : RATIONAL.AM.Design and Construction-CORE
IBM Rational® Application Developer is a rapid application development platform for designing, developing and deploying well-architected, n-tier Java 2 Enterprise Edition (J2EE) applications without dealing with underlying platform complexities. In this hands-on workshop, you'll take advantage of IBM Rational Application Developer techniques and optimized code construction facilities to implement and deploy a portal application. Minimal J2EE knowledge is required to produce this application, since Rational Application Developer enables developers over a broad range of skill levels to be highly effective members of teams building applications for today's sophisticated n-tier platforms. You will leverage industry leading technologies such as JavaServer Faces, Service Data Objects (SDO), Ajax, Web services, Enterprise JavaBeans, and portals to design, construct, test, and debug this application.
Level: Beginner

TUI-1513 - Lotus Connections: Architecture and deployment best practices
Ted Stanton, IBM, Product Manager, Social Software
Lotus® Connections is the first social software specifically designed for business. This session demonstrates the essential social software services in Lotus Connections and how they utilize SOA and Web 2.0 architecture to deliver scalability and security to your customers and employees. Also covered will be the integration of Lotus Connections with your existing environment, including Lotus Notes, WebSphere® Portal and Microsoft® Office. Plus you will hear about best practices we have learned from working with Lotus Connections customers.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1528 - WebSphere Portal Server on z/OS Version 6: Installation and configuration best Practices
Paul J. Houde, IBM, IT Specialist
The IBM WebSphere® Portal Server on z/OS® Version 6 provides robust features for customers who want to take advantage of service oriented architecture (SOA). Providing tremendous functionality also requires the systems programmer to have a broad knowledge of many areas of z/OS, and the operating environment of the WebSphere Portal Server. The goal of this session is to help learn what it takes to get WebSphere Portal up and running on a z/OS system. All of the essential technical aspects of building WebSphere Portal in a z/OS environment will be covered, such as installing the base portal, transferring the backend database to DB2®, enabling global security, and building a highly available environment. In addition, some of the common pitfalls encountered while setting up a portal, and tricks for avoiding them, will be highlighted.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1604 - Lab: How to integrate your business process in your portal
Fabio Paone, IBM, WebSphere Technical Sale, Giorgio Cognigni, IBM, Advisory IT Architect
Once you have a well-suited business process running in WebSphere® Process Server, you typically need a user friendly graphical interface that is appealing and possibly dependent on user identity. There are several possibilities to develop a Process Server client application which can be your interface as a standalone Web application or portal page. WebSphere Integration Developer and WebSphere Process Server Version 6.1 introduced new possibilities. This session will summarize all of the possible choices and experiment with some of them.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1629 - Lotus Mashups: Overview
Nicole Carrier, IBM, Senior Product Manager, Mikael Orn, IBM, Program Director
IBM Lotus® Mashups is a lightweight mashup environment for rapidly assembling enterprise and Internet content into simple, flexible, and affordable Web applications. This session begins with a quick overview of the key features and architecture of Lotus Mashups. We will then dive into a comprehensive demonstration of a mashup build, including creating a new feed from an enterprise source, developing and discovering widgets, wiring widgets together, and sharing mashups. The Lotus Mashups roadmap and future features will also be presented.
Level: Beginner

TUI-1645 - Leveraging IBM Lotus Forms with WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Portal to Enable Business Process Automation
Anthony Fiorot, IBM, Product Manager, Paul Collins, Open Logic, Solutions Architect
Looking for a quick, repeatable, auditable way to handle human tasks within automated processes? WebSphere Process Server process automation capabilities can be enhanced by using Lotus Forms to handle human tasks in a WebSphere Portal environment. Learn how Lotus Forms capabilities can be used to deliver secure, intuitive, wizard-driven human task interaction with automated processes via a WebSphere Portal user interface. Learn how WebSphere Process Server and Lotus Forms can interact and how to integrate form data into the business process. Also learn how Process Server business rules can drive forms and how IBM ECM platforms can be used to audit the user interaction. We include real world examples where Lotus Forms, WebSphere Process Server and WebSphere Portal have improved efficiencies and reduced costs for medium and large customer organizations in various industries. We will demonstrate sample integrated Forms/Process Server/Portal applications and discuss future directions.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1678 - IBM Accelerators for WebSphere Portal: Best practices
Steven Ricketts, IBM, Program Director, Brian Cheng, IBM, Product Manager
This session highlights Web 2.0 and other advanced technologies coming in IBM WebSphere® Portal, both in the core WebSphere Portal Server and in the accelerators that provide both a compelling user experience and speed solution deployment. The session includes an iterative presentation / demonstration format that provides real-world examples of how organizations can apply accelerators to address multiple business challenges.
Level: Beginner

TUI-1687 - IBM Lotus Sametime technical vision and roadmap
David Millen, IBM, Director, real-time Collaboration Development
Collaboration technology is evolving at a frantic pace, with enterprises scrambling to sort the solid advances from the fad and the buzzwords. Please join us as we examine several of these technological trends, and show how we plan to incorporate them into the Lotus® Sametime® product family. The session will take a look at Web 2.0, Ajax, rich clients, XULRunner, telephony, VoIP, collaborative appliances, and more. Lastly, we will discuss how the Sametime vision provides a seamless integration of these technologies, consistent with the rest of the Lotus collaboration portfolio.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1697 - Got Web 2.0? Experience rich internet applications through WebSphere Portal Server
Angus McIntyre, IBM, Product Manager, Mike Rowling, IBM, Solution Architect
This session examines the delivery of a Web 2.0 experience using IBM Lotus® Forms with the WebSphere® Portal Server and Lotus Expeditor. Our discussion will cover a range of Lotus Forms features that make highly interactive, dynamic applications possible. Did you know that the Lotus Forms Webform Server dynamically generates Ajax calls on the fly? Or that Lotus Forms now provides a JavaScript API? When we add WebSphere Portal and Lotus Expeditor into the mix, the possibilities are nearly endless. This session is a must for developers who want to leverage their expertise to deliver dynamic, effective composite applications.
Level: Advanced

TUI-1738 - Building rich client support with Lotus Expeditor Version 6.1
Robert Balfe, IBM, Software Architect
The IBM Lotus® Expeditor Version 6.1 is a managed platform for the development of client applications, and is the core technology behind the IBM client-side service oriented architecture (SOA). This session provides an overview of Lotus Expeditor and the Lotus Expeditor Toolkit. We will cover the types of applications that can be developed, major runtime components of the desktop and device clients, and the toolkit available to develop these applications. Resources, including samples and documentation, will be provided. Session attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of composite application concepts and the extensions IBM introduced for rich client support for WebSphere® Portal Server, followed by a live demonstration.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1742 - Improving the Online Experience: Building Next Generation Websites
Jeff Neumann, IBM, Product Manager, Web Content Management
Websites are increasingly becoming the storefronts of todays business. The need to deliver a highly dynamic, personalized web experience is more important than ever before. Come learn how IBM WebSphere Portal, Workplace Web Content Management, and WebSphere Commerce Server can be used in concert to build incredibly powerful websites that can have significant impacts on your business and enable you to interact more effectively with your customers.
Level: Beginner

TUI-1747 - IBM WebSphere Portal architecture and roadmap
Stefan Liesche, IBM, WebSphere Portal Lead Architect (STSM)
This session provides a complete architectural overview of the WebSphere® Portal Version 6.1 foundation architecture and future directions. The session will offer insights on the new features and how they can be exploited to deliver rich interactive user experiences for desktop like behavior of applications provided by WebSphere Portal. This session goes into some more detail on major new features for WebSphere Portal Version 6.1, including support of the latest Portlet Standards (JSR286 and WSRP2.0), Web 2.0 client-side aggregation, REST and ATOM support, step-up authentication, site management and site publication.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-1972 - Secure and interactive browser-based widgets in IBM Lotus Mashup Maker
John J. Boezeman, IBM, STSM/Lotus Mashup Maker Lead Architect/WebSphere Portal Architect
This session explains how to leverage the new client-side widget specifications in IBM Lotus® Mashups to define a component that can securely interact with other vendor widget specifications. This new widget support allows you to write a widget that can run in many of the upcoming Lotus releases for the WebSphere® Portal Server, including Lotus Connections, Lotus Domino, and much more. This session demonstrates how to write a specification-compliant widget. Examples will show how to expose properties, methods, and events. Attendees will learn how to talk to virtually any backend service in a secure, scalable fashion. The session will also cover how to use these widgets to interact with several third-party vendor gadgets by using the OpenAjax Hub and widget encapsulation specifications.
Level: Beginner

TUI-2215 - Ajax-enabled portlets in IBM WebSphere Portal Version 6.1: Concepts, patterns and best practices
Stephan Hesmer, IBM, Web 2.0 Architect
This session explains how to fully leverage Ajax technology in WebSphere® Portal by providing an overview of the updates in Version 6.1, capabilities, and recommended development guidelines. Attend this session to learn and see how portal and portlet concepts work together with Ajax techniques to deliver increased user interaction and improved performance. The session will also discuss and demonstrate development and design patterns, frameworks, recommendations and strategies to avoid for Ajax development in order to demonstrate the range of possibilities and optimal uses of this new technology. Furthermore, the session will cover the key differences between pure server-side and client concepts with Ajax. The session concludes with an outlook to Web 2.0 and additional Ajax features and support planned for WebSphere Portal in the future.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-2414 - Lotus Quickr: Team collaboration and collaborative document management
John Schumacher, IBM, Director
Transform the way your organization shares everyday business content, and discover a faster, more effective way to team collaboration and document management with IBM Lotus® Quickr. This session details the compelling Lotus strategy for collaborative document management and how IBM provides the "best-of-breed" solution for end-to-end content management. This session demonstrate how Lotus Quickr will naturally complement and extend all your current  and future  Lotus investments.
Level: Beginner

TUI-2481 - Advanced Ajax for Portals: Creating a rich portal client
Rick Hugie, Kryos Systems, Chief Technology Officer
Ajax has been one of the most exciting advancements to ever hit the web. Traditional Web sites are taking advantage of Ajax to create rich applications. However, the additional complexity surrounding portals has kept Ajax usage to a minimum. This session covers how to make WebSphere® Portal Server act like a thick client application. The session demonstrates how using Ajax can enhance user experience and increase performance. We will discuss and demonstrate how to use Ajax to keep the server state synchronized while dynamically changing the HTML presentation without page submission or refresh. Inter-portlet communication is a critical part of portal applications, and we will also demonstrate how to achieve this through Ajax and JavaScript events that keep the client and server synchronized while enabling rich interactions.
Level: Intermediate

TUI-2494 - Technical pursuit of consumability
Robert Garnero, IBM, VP, WebSphere Consumability
IBM Software Group and WebSphere® software, in particular, are actively engaged in delivering increased product and solution consumability. This gives rise to the question, what is the technical content of that activity? Closely related, is the question of what technically related process changes are being pursued? This talk will provide some tangible examples of the work being done in development to establish more consumable and usable products within WebSphere.
Level: Beginner

TUI-2597 - Case study: ZSL social networking web application development with IBM Project Zero
Shiv Kumar, ZSL Inc, Executive Vice President, Naveen Noel, ZSL Inc, Sr. Solutions Architect
IBM Business Partner ZSL, Inc. will present a case study for developing a social networking site for engineers and architects in their R&D Lab. Attend this session to learn how ZSL built a rich Internet application using Project Zero for rapid time-to-market. ZSL will discuss easy ways to transform your Web 1.0 applications into Web 2.0 with the new Project Zero tools and runtime. Session attendees will gain an understanding of how to develop rich interfaces using Project Zero Ajax capabilities. Attendees will also learn how to re-use component and widget libraries to reduce development time.
Level: Intermediate