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September? News, news, news ….

The beginning of September is really hectic. HCL is rolling out news with us starting with Beta V11, FP3 for V10.0.1, Verse On-Premises 1.0.8 and Domino App Dev Pack 1.0.2.

In addition, we are still faced with various problems related to the products transer from IBM to HCL.

The positive thing about all of this is that something is happening and HCL has been keeping the promised deadlines and news ahead of time. We are still waiting for the Beta Nomad for Android. But I think we have enough toys.

Here is a few links to the latest news:

  • HCL Domino V11 portfolio beta simply register here
  • Notes/Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 3 is here
  • HCL Verse On-Premises version 1.0.8 is here
  • HCL AppDev Pack version 1.0.2 for Domino is here
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The Product Ideas Forum for #dominoforever

The Product Ideas Forum for Domino, Notes, Verse, Sametime, Connections has been available for a long time. This is the place where you can submit your product ideas and enhancement request.
You can participation by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas.All new ideas are evaluated by HCL Product Management & Engineering teams. Some user ideas have already been included in the new versions, some are in the solution.

So you can be co-creator or visionary of new functionalities, new versions. You may be part of the new #dominoforever era.

Come join, share, vote on the website https://domino.ideas.aha.io

I myself have put in a few ideas and if you are interested, you can vote for them:

  • User ID – default “Not localy encrypt” local DB (NTS-I-951)
  • Export, import, Save as – theme Notes (NTS-I-949)
  • Attachment Viewer (NTS-I-44)
  • Users and devices management DMA (NTS-I-47)
  • Domino Administrator client for Mac OS (NTS-I-25)
  • Domino console for iOS (iPad) (NTS-I-429)
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Registration for Domino V11 is open

Domino V11 beta is scheduled on September 16. To participate in the Domino Portfolio and Sametime V11 beta simply fill-in and submit the entry form on this site: LINK

HCL is looking for participants who are willing to:

  • Engage in a dialog about Domino, Notes and Sametime V11 and provide timely and candid feedback
  • Be constructive and professional in all written/spoken interaction with beta program members, and HCL
  • Attend the web conferences and meetings pertaining to the beta program
  • Install and test the beta offering in a non-production environment
  • Share their use case for the beta in their company
  • Be open to the idea of becoming a reference for Domino and/or Sametime V11

There will be an initial beta release with a product refresh to follow. Testing will start on 9/4 for the products below:

  • HCL Notes and Domino v11.0.0 Release Notes English
  • HCL Notes v11.0.0 Basic Configuration Windows English
  • HCL Notes v11.0.0 Windows English
  • HCL Notes v11.0.0 Mac 64 bit English
  • HCL Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v11.0.0 Windows English
  • HCL Domino Server v11.0.0 Windows 64 bit English
  • HCL Domino Server v11.0.0 Linux 64 bit English
  • HCL Sametime v11.0.0 Multilingual*

*Initial beta release will be Sametime Embedded client only for install with Notes v11.0.0. All other Sametime v11.0.0 clients and servers will follow. New code strings will be English only.

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First month with HCL software

We have completed the first month when HCL fully took over from IBM Collaboration software (Domino, Notes, Sametime, Connections …..).
Information comes from all sides, we gain access to individual systems.

Everything is not going smoothly, but from my own experience I know that the people of each teams are trying to help. I wish everything was successful and thanks to all HCL people and customers for patience.

We get a lot of information, which is gradually updated, so I tried to prepare some interesting sources.

  • Website HCL software LINK
  • Customer registration LINK
  • Partner registration LINK
  • HCL Software Customer Support LINK
  • Overview of purchased software LINK
  • HCL Software Licensing and Download LINK
  • Factory Tour 3 – HCL Presentation Catalog LINK
  • Digital Solutions Blogs LINK
  • HCL Masters Programme LINK
  • Sign up for Nomad on Android beta LINK
  • Template Experience LINK
  • Social Connections 15 Conference (Munich- September) LINK
  • RNUG Forum (Moscow – October) LINK
  • Domino Portable Edition – Building the smallest Domino server (Thomas Hampel) LINK
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HCL software is coming

On July 1, a new era “Collaboration” software under the leadership of HCL begins. The transaction between IBM and HCL was successfully completed by June 30th and now everything can be started.

Here’s the official announcement LINK

The transfer under HCL includes in particular these products:

  • Notes
  • Domino
  • Traveler
  • Verse
  • Domino Mobile Apps
  • Sametime
  • Connections
  • Portal
  • and more

Here are some resources:

  • HCL software page LINK
  • HCL Domino page LINK
  • HCL Notes page LINK
  • HCL Sametime page LINK
  • HCL Verse page LINK
  • HCL Connections page LINK
  • HCL Customer Support page LINK
  • HCL Partner Connect page LINK
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What’s new in Verse on Premises 1.0.8?

IBM Verse 1.0.8 provides the following new features and enhancements. Release 1.0.8 is scheduled to be available in August 2019.
Detailed information: LINK

  • Enhancements to the calendar event design preview in 1.0.8
    IBM Verse 1.0.8 provides the following enhancements to the calendar event design preview feature.
  • See names in your native language
    In Verse 1.0.8, in work environments that use internationally-recognized names, your administrator may allow you to see names in their native languages and character sets. These are known as alternate names.
  • See your archived mail
    In Verse 1.0.8, if you archive your mail to an archive database on a server using another client such as iNotes, or if your administrator archives your mail on a server for you, you can now open the archive mail file from the folder panel to see the archived messages.
  • More support for encrypted meeting notifications
    There is additional support for encrypting meeting invitations and responses.
  • Font sizes are consistent with Notes and iNotes
    In Verse 1.0.8, the font size is the same as the font size in Notes and iNotes. For example, Arial 14 is rendered the same size in Verse, Notes, and iNotes. Previously, the Verse font size was smaller.
  • Improved web browser experience enabled by default
    An improved experience for users who access Verse from browsers on mobile devices is now enabled automatically.
  • New password and Notes ID features
    In Verse 1.0.8, you can change the password that you use to log in to Verse, change your Notes ID password, and manage your Notes ID.
  • Server support for IBM i
    Verse is now supported on a Domino 10.0.1 server running on IBM i version V7R2 or V7R3.
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What’s coming in Sametime 10 Limited Use?

The release of Sametime Limited Use V10 is scheduled for June 14th. HCL does a lot of work on upgrading Sametime and certainly many of us can’t wait to start using Sametime Limited.


So what can we look forward to?

  • Modern user interface with alternating chat bubbles and the conversation list as the primary view
  • Persistent chat including groups with the ability to receive messages immediately and on all clients (desktop, mobile, and browser) concurrently
  • Seamless, offline chat with automatic queuing and receiving of messages instantly after logging into any client
  • Brand new React-based, lightweight web client
  • Domino® 64-bit support (Windows 32-bit will ship first, followed closely by Windows 64-bit, and then Linux 64-bit)
  • Server-side chat history (Mongo will initially be required for server-side chat history; Domino to follow at a later time)
  • Chat configuration settings allowing the ability to turn persistence on or off, establishing which users or groups of users receive persistence, and specifying for the duration of chat history storage
  • Fully compatible with Sametime 9.0.1 FP1

IBM Sametime Limited Use V10.0 enables the use of selected integrated instant messaging and presence awareness functions from IBM Sametime. The components from IBM Sametime that make up IBM Sametime Limited use are:

  • IBM Sametime Connect Client V10.0
  • IBM Sametime Community Server V10.0
  • IBM Sametime Proxy Server V10.0

Features included in this release:

  • Instant messaging chat
  • Online presence status and status icons
  • Set presence status and status message on startup
  • Chat history (desktop client-side)
  • Emoticons and emoticon palettes
  • Business card display
  • Contact type ahead
  • Spell check
  • Group chat
  • Mobile access
  • Multilingual release
  • MacOS and Windows™ client-side; Windows server-side

Sametime Roadmap what’s next?

Administration

Chat

Meetings

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What’s coming in Notes V11?

During the Engage conference in Brussels, HCL team members presented V11 Notes client. The V11 beta is coming in Q3. Will the V11 premiere be as big as the V10? Certainly …

So what can we look forward to at the end of this year?

New look, blue comes

  • Simplicity – Keeping the UI simple to use with less clutter
  • Progressive Disclosure – Show the advanced features and actions as the user needs them
  • Attentive UI – Able to manage the user’s attention to the right areas and display information in a way that increase the effectiveness of the interaction
  • HCL Branded
New login to Notes V11
Mail Notes V11
New Message Notes V11
Calendar Notes V11

Some interesting features

  • Multiple Dictionaries Support
  • Meetings > 24 Hour Support
  • Export As PDF
  • Support For TLS 1.2
  • Mac 64-bit Uninstaller
  • Open JVM 8 support
  • Template refresh – Discussion, Contacts…
Multiple Dictionaries Support Notes V11
Meetings > 24 Hour Support Notes V11

Features Availability

Source: HCL presentation
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SUTOL Symposium 2019 – Looking back

SUTOL Symposium in Prague took place a week after the successful Engage conference in Brussels. This spring event, which is not as technically focused as the autumn SUTOL conference, has been held regularly for 25 years (first organized by Lotus, IBM and SUTOL in the last few years), which is almost unbelievable.

One era is over (IBM) and another is starting because HCL Digital Solutions has become the main partner of the event. Thanks.

The SUTOL Symposium is specific in that most presentations are exclusively in Czech (except for the opening keynote). However, the event was attended by over 100 people. This is a very beautiful number in such a small region.

For this occasion, everyone received a yellow t-shirt and we could make a unique group photo of the “big yellow family”.

A great pleasure was the opening keynote personally presented by Richard Jefts. Richard is the Vice President and General Manager of HCL’s Collaborative Workflow Platform business. As always, it was an interesting presentation with clear goals that HCL had set and fulfilled at a fast pace. He showed plans for the future.

Also arrived Uffe Sorensen (Global Director of DS Strategy at HCL Software). He was not here for the first time. This time as a member of the HCL team.

As always, we have tried to make presentations balanced for both Administrators, Developers, and Notes users.

A detailed program and presentations can be viewed at www.sutol.cz

The full house stayed to the very end and there were many people who told me during the day and especially at the end that the event was very enjoyable and sees the true effort of HCL and hope for the rebirth of Domino/Notes.

During the day, a lot of us posted information from the conference on Twitter and if I look at the feedback on my Twitter, the event has also received a response from abroad. Thanks for the feedback.

At the end of the Symposium, we immediately held an organizational team meeting and booked a date for the autumn technical conference. I will not publish the term yet, but it is again in November. We believe that we will show you Domino / Notes V11, that everything will be under the wings of HCL and there will be a lot of things that could not be published at this time.

  • Thanks again to Richard Jefts and Uffe Sorensen.
  • Thank you to all the colleagues who took care of the presentations.
  • I would like to thank all colleagues who participated in the preparation of the symposium.
  • Especially thanks to everyone who arrived.

Goodbye in November.

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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