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.
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
MacOS and Windows™ client-side; Windows server-side
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.
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.
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.
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
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
IBM Domino 10.0 you can set up Domino to publish Domino statistics to an external monitoring service via New Relic .
You can publish Domino statistics to New Relic, a third-party, web-based monitoring application. New Relic allows you to visually monitor statistics in real time on multiple Domino servers from one dashboard.
This statistics are reported through a New Relic plugin called DominoStats. Statistics are published once a minute and are retained for 24 hours. The Domino Stats Plugin New Relic is FREE with limited features.
What you need to do in this case:
create a New Relic account
add a setting to the server notes.ini file to enable the server to report its statistics.
How to enable Domino statistics monitoring in New Relic :
IBM Domino Mobile Apps (IDMA) is access to Notes applications from Apple iPad without the need for re-design Notes applications.
The access to the application is only for registered beta testers for now.
I was lucky because I was included in the IDMA beta program.
I received an email with a link to the application in the “TestFlight app”, which was automatically installed on the iPad. Through iTunes I needed to copy my ID file from the Notes client to the application.
When I open IDMA, I enter the password for my ID file as for the Notes client. Then I can open an application from my server or from local iPad (local) .
Opened apps will show “Recent applications” as Home by default.. The last 12 are displayed.
However, I can open my Workspace. Open / On My Device / Bookmark.nsf
For now, Workspace options are limited, but you can, for example, change the background, arrange icons, and so on.
Most of us appreciate the ability to replicate applications. This means I can run offline applications just like I am used to from your Notes clients.
Just set the application to be offline. You will see the replication setting screen and you can start replicating.
Replication can be found in the replication server as in the Notes client.
The application is in beta. So far with limited functionality. The iPad does not support Java (JavaAgents and xPages that you used in your applications).
IBM Domino Mobile Apps also supports older versions of servers. I tested Domino 9.0.1 FP9.
I think this is a good thing from HCL and I look forward to the next version. A lot of users will certainly welcome this access to Notes applications.
Panagenda MarvelClient Essentials (PMC) is officially a part of IBM Notes 10.0.1 and available on Passport Advantage.
The solution helps Administrators collect information on end user installs of IBM Notes. Example can identify which user is running single vs multi-user clients, who is using ICAA, who is on a Mac, along with which Notes client versions and fix pack users are running.
What you get with PMC:
Improve upgrade path, reduce risk, and help desk tickets
Continuously analyze and visualize IBM Notes client configurations, operating system details, and desktop icon
Improve upgrades by identifying pitfalls upfront, such as insufficient resources or nonstandard installations
Deploy files such as your Notes 10 upgrade package, run programs, and manage the Windows Registry
Let’s look at how easy and fast you can implement MarvelClient Essentials.
From the passport advantage, download the installation file for PMC. Open the DB “MC Essentials Install Wizard” (PMCInstaller.nsf) and start the installation step by step.
And now you can start analyzing your Notes clients. Just open MarvelClient Analyze DB and browse results.
This is a simple description of the Panagenda Marvel Client Essentials installation. Now you can start using PMC yourself.