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IBM Domino Mobile Apps for iPad official release. How to install

April 23, 2019 – IBM and HCL released the first official version of Domino Mobile Apps for iPad. The app is available in the Apple App Store

Do you want to know how to easily install the app on your iPad?

What is IBM Domino Mobile Apps

IBM Domino Mobile Apps is a mobile client for the Apple iPad that allows you to work with your Notes Applications. It is available from the Apple App Store. IBM Domino Mobile Apps includes offline replication, touch optimization and extends your Notes Applications with device capabilities.

Limitations

  • The Notes mail application (based on the standard mail template) is not supported.
  • Sharing attachments with other entities such as other iOS applications is not supported.
  • Custom actions that are defined for the drop-down action menu are not available.
  • Importing images into Notes rich text fields is not supported.
  • Domino Mobile Apps network requests are limited to 10 seconds. If latency between the client and a Domino server causes network operations to exceed this limit, then normal operations can fail.
  • The Notes Workspace is not supported.
  • Roaming is not supported.

Requirements

  • iOS 11.4+ or 12.1+ installed on your iPad.
  • IBM Domino 9.0.1 or 10.x or later server that you can access through a virtual private network (VPN) or over the internet.
  • SmartCloud Notes mail users: You must copy your Notes ID file to your iPad. For information, see Setting up Domino Mobile Apps in the cloud.
  • On-premises users: If your ID file is in an ID vault, it is downloaded automatically during setup. If your ID file is not in an ID vault, you’ll need to copy it to your iPad as described

Deployment Domino Mobile Apps on-premises

  • If your Notes ID file is not in an ID vault on a server make a local copy of it on your iPad. The following steps describe how to a copy it from computer using Apple iTunes.
  • Install iTunes on your computer if not already installed
  • Copy your Notes user ID file to you computer
  • Launch iTunes on your computer
  • Connect your computer to your iPad. If PC, use an adapter that allows you to connect
  • From your Mac or PC, select the iPad icon “Tablet” and select Settings/File sharing
  • Select Domino Apps and browse for your Notes ID file and add it
  • Open Domino Mobile Apps on the iPad
  • Use the Client Configuration page that opens and then click Next
  • Enter your name associated with your Notes ID
  • Enter the name of your Domino server. You can use DNS server name
  • Read the Terms and Conditions and click Agree
  • Provide the password for your Notes ID and click Next. If you see a message stating that the ID file can’t be found on the server, browse and select a local copy of the file that you copied to your iPad.
  • Provide the password for your Notes ID and click Next. Wait for the configuration to complete and the Home page to open

Now you can start using IBM Domino Mobile Apps.

You can read about using the app in this POST
Good luck with Domino Mobile Apps

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How to create an IBM Notes upgrade package using Panagenda MarvelClient Upgrade Wizard

Immediately after the release of the MarvelClient Upgrade Free Edition, I started testing. Here are my first steps with MarvelClient Upgrade Free.

Want to learn how to easily use the MarvelClient Upgrade Free Edition?

Detailed information about Panagenda MarvelClient Upgrade Free Edition on the product site www.panagenda.com

Minimal prerequisites:

  • You are using either the free MarvelClient Essentials or a licensed variant of MarvelClient.
  • The MarvelClient Configuration and Analyze databases already exist on at least one IBM Domino Server in your environment.
  • Make sure you have the latest MarvelClient components available by running an Online Update in the MarvelClient configuration database. The local mc.dll / pmc.dll version on the user’s computers must be minimal 10.x.
  • Ensure you have all needed installation packages, you plan to deploy, available on your administration computer, e. g. : IBM Notes 10.0.1 English (NOTES_V10.0.1_FOR_WIN_EN.exe), IBM Notes 10.0.1 Multilingual User Interface – Group 1, NOTES_CLIENT_10.0.1_ML_UI_WIN_GP_.exe

MarvelClient Upgrade Free will only support the following installation packages:

  • IBM Notes 10.0.1 English or any other available language
  • IBM Notes 10.0.1 Multilingual User Interface – Group 1, 2a, 2b and 3
  • IBM Notes 10.0.1 Fix Pack 1
  • IBM Swift File 4.2.1

How to create an IBM Notes upgrade package:

  1. If you received a license key must be used from within the MarvelClient Configuration database, Administration\Online Update After entering the license key, run Online Update to download the Upgrade components

2. Open the MarvelClient Configuration database, expand the “MarvelClient Upgrade” section in the navigation, open the “Configuration(s)” view and create a new “Upgrade Configuration” action

3. In the upper part of this Action, specify the “Title” and “Package name
Additionally, options for “Type of Upgrade / Update” and “Wizard mode” must be selected. For this scenario we choose: Type of Upgrade / Update: Full client + optionally Fixpack / Hotfix / other and Wizard mode: Fast Track / Super easy

4. On the Distribution tab you can choose whether the package distribution to your clients will be handled by MarvelClient itself or your very own solution. If MarvelClient is to deploy the package, you must specify from which source the clients will download the upgrade package. You can choose between a file path (UNC or a mapped drive) and a URL (https or http). On the Distribution tab you can also index your installation packages to select them for your Upgrade.
Note: So please choose path one which exists in your environment. For example: \fileserver.local\MCU$

5. To index the “Full Client Installer”, click on “Index Installers)”, select the IBM Notes 10.0.1 installation package and click on “Open”.
MarvelClient will then automatically create the working folder for the build process (“%public%\MCUpgrade\build), detach MCUpgrade.exe and license_upgrade.xml into that folder.
Similar to indexing and selecting the full client install package, we can now also add the other installer packages

6. On the Conditions tab you can easily choose the required conditions for upgrade configuration.

7. Elevation Tab. To be able to install software on a user’s computer, MarvelClient allows you to choose from the following options:
• Run via MarvelClient → using a local or domain account with local administration rights
• Run via MarvelClient → using the MarvelClient Upgrade Windows Service
• Deploy and configure the upgrade with MarvelClient and run via your own solution
• Static configuration and deploy and run via your own solution

We will use “Run via MarvelClient → MCUpgrade as Admin” = “using a local built-in administrator account”, because most users do not have Windows administrator rights.. To ensure that the Upgrade is exclusively done with your provided Admin user credentials.

To create the needed keyfile with administrative credentials (.mcu file) click to “Launch KeyfileEditor”

8. Enter the account name (Administrator) and corresponding password on the following screen.

9. Save the “MCUpgrade.mcu” file. After saving your MCUpgrade.mcu file and closing MCKeyfileEditor, your .mcu file will be attached to your upgrade configuration automatically.

10. During the Upgrade process, MarvelClient Upgrade will show a Splash Screen with progress bars. MarvelClient Upgrade Free customers can choose between 10 different designs, which can be configured on the User Experience Tab.

11. One of the most important tabs of the MarvelClient Upgrade Wizard is the (Un)Install tab, which controls whether the current client will be uninstalled before the new installation gets executed and the exact command lines for the full client and/or additional install packages and their order of execution.
Recommendation: If you are not just installing a Fix Pack and/or other additional packages, but a full client package you uninstall the current IBM Notes client using NICE

12. Tracking tab. MarvelClient Upgrade is able to send so called “interim progress messages” during an upgrade, as well as final “success” or “fail” reports at the end of an upgrade via SMTP.

13. The last thing we need to do now is to publish “Upgrade Configuration”. The “Prepare or Publish Upgrade” button will first prepare all necessary components in %PUBLIC%\MCUpgrade\stage. Upon completion of preparation, it will ask you whether you want to publish the upgrade into MarvelClient Action that will take care of the rest.

We choose YES for publishing, which then creates all needed MarvelClient Actions automatically, so that all corresponding Notes client are automatically upgraded to Notes 10.0.1.


IMPORTANT: Once again, please make sure to configure your test scope and respective target users on the “When” and the “Who” tab before going for “all users at once”:
If you do not configure any of the above tabs, then ALL USERS will get the client upgrade.

14. Upgrade process.
If the user logs in to the Notes client, a window with the client upgrade information appears. The client then closes and the upgrade starts.

15. The upgrade progress will then be displayed. At the same time, you will be notified by email as we configured on Tracking Tab

The installation and configuration was very intuitive and in a very short time I reached the upgrade of the first Notes client.
Yes, it was in a test environment.

I also tested FP1 installation and I think it was even easier.

And what about you?

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Panagenda MarvelClient Upgrade Free Edition

What Is MarvelClient Upgrade?

MarvelClient Upgrade is one of several additional modules available for MarvelClient. It allows you to perform Notes client upgrades fast, easy, and from within your Notes client infrastructure.

Panagenda released for free: MarvelClient Upgrade Free Edition.

MarvelClient Upgrade Free Edition limitations:

 MC Upgrade Free
Upgrade from any Notes version from 6.x and any install type/ configuration
Install IBM Notes (Standard and Basic)to 10.0.1 only
Install Language Packs (MUI)to 10.0.1 only
Install Fix Packsto 10.0.1 FP1 only
Install SwiftFile
Install ICAA – IBM Client Application Access 
Install additional components (CTI, new versions of Sametime, Connections Plugins, JVM Patch etc.) 
Install IMSMO – IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook 
Install any Windows Software 
Customize Splash Screen 
Support 

How do I get MarvelClient Upgrade Free Edition?

  • If you are a MarvelClient customer, you should already have access to Upgrade Free Edition: Just perform an OnlineUpdate.
  • If you only have MarvelClient Essentials, go here to request your free license.
  • If you don’t have MarvelClient yet, sign up here or read the following link
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Language support Group 1 for Domino 10 is again available (Part #)

After minor issues, IBM together with HCL CWP Development, re-released Group 1 for Domino 10.
These languages are: English, Chinese Simplified, Chinese Traditional, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Brazilian, Spanish.

You can find language packs at Passport Advantage and see are Part Number packages.

DescriptionPart #
IBM Notes Client V10.0.1 Multilingual User Interface for Windows (Group 1)CC0I9ML
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows FrenchCC0HVFR 
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows SpanishCC0HUES 
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows GermanCC0HRDE
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows ItalianCC0HYIT 
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows Brazilian PortugueseCC0HZBP
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows JapaneseCC0HXJA
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows KoreanCC0HSKO
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows Simplified ChineseCC0HTSC 
IBM Notes v10.0.1 for Windows Traditional ChineseCC0HWTC 
  
IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit French, Brazilian Portuguese, SpanishCC0ICML
IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit  German and ItalianCC0IDML
IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit Japanese and KoreanCC0IBML 
IBM Notes v10.0.1 Mac 64 bit Traditional Chinese and Simplified ChineseCC0IAML
  
IBM Notes and Domino Designer V10.0.1 for Windows SpanishCC0I3ES
IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows GermanCC0I0DE 
IBM Notes and Domino Designer V10.0.1 for Windows ItalianCC0I7IT
IBM Notes, and Domino Designer  V10.0.1 for Windows Brazilian PortugueseCC0I8BP
IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows FrenchCC0I4FR 
IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows JapaneseCC0I6JA
IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows KoreanCC0I1KO 
IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows Simplified ChineseCC0I2SC 
IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin V10.0.1 for Windows Traditional ChineseCC0I5TC 
  
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux GermanCC0IYDE
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux KoreanCC0J0KO
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Simplified ChineseCC0J1SC 
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux SpanishCC0IWES
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX and Linux FrenchCC0IVFR
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Traditional ChineseCC0J2TC
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX and Linux Japanese CC0HXJA
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux ItalianCC0IZIT 
IBM Domino Server v10.0.1 Language Pack for Windows, AIX, Linux Brazilian PortugueseCC0IXBP
  
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows GermanCC0IQDE
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows KoreanCC0ISKO
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows Simplified ChineseCC0ITSC
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows SpanishCC0INES 
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows FrenchCC0IMFR
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows Traditional ChineseCC0IUTC 
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows Japanese CC0I6JA
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows ItalianCC0IRIT
IBM XWork Server V10.0.1 64 bit for Windows Brazilian PortugueseCC0IPBP
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Traveler 10.0.1.1 Fix details

IBM Traveler 10.0.1.1 includes these fixes:

  • Set alternate out of office message for IBM Traveler on premises versions (already available in the IBM Connections Cloud)
  • Server crash with error “Maximum vector size exceeded” processing Traveler calendar ghost document
  • Remove warning message for client certificate authentication setting
  • Emails with body data type TEXT get converted to error message
  • Invalid Copyright in database DDL
  • MIME message processing reads attachments multiple times
  • Console messages: WARNING *system Thread could not be found for session