IBM Watson Workspace – Download Tool

With the withdrawal of IBM Watson Workspace and the stop of the service on February 28th 2019 a tool for downloading all your content has been deployed by IBM. You can access this tool here:

Excerpt of the description:
This export tool will download all Watson Workspace spaces, direct messages, and files for spaces you are a member of.
Message files are exported to
<User Home>/Watson Workspace Export/SPACE/SpaceName SpaceID/Year.Month messages.html (and corresponding csv files)
For example:
/Users/jon/Watson Workspace Export/SPACE/Partner Enablement 9bccb380e4c05df4975048ce/2019.1 messages.html
Files are downloaded to a sub-directory within each space.
UPDATE: This only works when you Drag and Drop the downloaded token into the window of the Download Tool 

IBM Champions 2019 – official listing

I’m very proud about the renomination for the IBM Champions program in 2019 and want to thank all people for making this possible. It´s a great honor to be named in the official listing with all of you.

You can take a look about the content of this program and the complete listing of all the IBM Champions 2019 here:

Feel free and contact any of them at IBM Think 2019 in San Francisco from February 12th to February 15th.

IBM Watson Workspace is withdrawn

Today the official statement of IBM was released that the service for IBM Watson Workspace will be ended on February 28th 2019.

We – the IBM Champions – have been informed about this decision in the beginning of December but we “signed” a NDA not to make this decision public. Here´s the link to the official statement of IBM:

As far as I know there will be a tool for downloading all the informations from Watson Workspace, but this will be time limited.

This is the official announcement I received today:

As an early adopter of Watson Workspace*, we want to share with you some important upcoming changes.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 15 Jan 2019, IBM will formally announce the End of Marketing for all Watson Workspace offerings and we anticipate ending the Watson Workspace service on 2/28/19. This includes Watson Workspace Essentials, Plus, and the free offering. It is our intent to ensure that you have a clear understanding of your options regarding the closure of Watson Workspace.

While there is no question that Watson Workspace is innovative and agile, it hasn’t resonated with clients or obtained the traction in the marketplace necessary for IBM to continue forward with the service. Despite our best efforts and enthusiasm for these offerings, our decision to withdraw them aligns to IBM’s investment strategy, focused on delivering solutions that deliver measurable value to our customers and business partners.

IBM has stopped accepting new orders for Watson Workspace products, and we will not be adding any new features to the offerings. We have been working with our licensed customers and business partners to provide options for handling subscriptions and contracts once the end of service announcement is published to provide a smooth transition.

Starting tomorrow there will be a banner placed into the UI of Watson Workspace informing users of the timeline for moving off the service. Mobile customers may find details in the release notes of the mobile app. We will also provide access to a tool that will allow you to download and save your conversations and content from Watson Workspace. Please plan accordingly to capture any content you’d like to retain as we work to sunset the service. This option will only be available for a limited time.

Thank you for your support of Watson Workspace and IBM Collaboration Solutions. Please find additional details and answers to commonly asked questions in the FAQ that will be posted in the Watson Workspace banner tomorrow.

IBM Collaboration Services, Offering Management

*You are not impacted by the content of this email if you are accessing the collaboration capabilities provided through Supply Chain Insight.

IBM launches the Domino Tech School

Regarding to today´s blog entry on the Collaboration Solutions Blog you can attend 3 free webinars in January 2019 for the following topics:

Domino Query Language ( DQL ) / January 24th

One of the most impressive new features introduced in Domino V10 is Domino Query Language (DQL). DQL is available to Node.js, LotusScript, and Java developers, and we’re here to help you get started. Take full advantage of this new way to develop Domino applications, and learn when and how to best use it. Join us for a technical session that dives deep into this great addition to the Domino platform.

Upgrading to Domino V10 – Best practices / February 7th

Are you looking to deploy Domino V10 but don’t know where to start? Upgrade servers or clients first? Should I upgrade the ODS? If you have questions like these, this session is for you. Get a complete understanding of the process to upgrade to Domino V10, and learn from best practices and tips from the field.

API Crash Course for LotusScript Developers / February 24th

Over the past years, there has been an increase in platforms and solutions that make their offerings available through APIs, giving rise to the notion of the “API economy.” These APIs range from simple requests like weather forecasts and language translation, to more involved services such as image recognition, mail and calendaring, and other business-related requirements. With the release of Domino V10, Notes applications can now consume Web APIs using LotusScript.

This session gives you a crash course in how to integrate with various services using LotusScript. From sending, receiving and processing JSON data, understanding important aspects of HTTP requests, to reading and testing API specifications using tools like Postman — it’s easier than you think and the possibilities are endless.


You can register for those webinars on the IBM Collaboration Solutions webinar hub.

IBM Champion 2019 for Collaboration Solutions

Just a few days ago I received the information from Libby Ingrassia that I was selected to be IBM Champion also in 2019.

It was a great honor for me to be re-nominated – thanks for all who voted for me !! Also congratulations for all new and re-nominated Champ´s !!

I will try to be active in 2019 again and share some knowledge, tips and tricks on my blog. Thanks to Libby and the whole team that make this program possible – take some time and read the content of this program here:

Also feel free and contact me per mail, Twitter or in person at IBM Think 2019 in February in San Francisco.

IBM Notes/Domino/Traveler/… 10.0.1 available

As promised last week during the Domino V11 Jam in Vienna the new version of the most powerful Collaboration solution is ready for download. There have been great enhancements and it´s a FULL release including:

  • IBM Domino 10.0.1
  • IBM Domino Designer 10.0.1
  • IBM Notes 10.0.1
  • IBM Traveler 10.0.1
  • IBM XWork Server 10.0.1
  • IBM Mail Add-in (IMSMO Client)
  • IBM Client Application Access 2.0.1
  • IBM Domino AppDev Pack 1.0
  • IBM Verse On-Premises V1.0.6
  • IBM Domino Community Server Non-Production
  • IBM Notes Community Client Non-Production

And the promised feature for Verse on premises ( import of iCal ) is also available !!

Read the official announcement here:

I’m already downloading 😉