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IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0.7 – What’s new?

  • Enhancements to the calendar event design preview in release 1.0.7
    In IBM Verse 1.0.7, there are several enhancements to the calendar event design preview feature.
  • Enhancements to importing internet calendar events
    In this release, you can import internet calendar events from an .ics file that is attached to a mail message, in addition to importing from an .ics file on your computer. Also, using either import method, you can import up to 100 events from one .ics file. The previous limit was 50 events.
  • Read messages marked as “Prevent copying” or “Keep Private”
    When IBM® Notes® users and IBM iNotes® users send “private” messages that cannot be copied, IBM Verse users can now read those messages. Previously, the messages could be read only through Notes or iNotes.
  • Attachment name used as message subject if no subject provided
    If a new message with an attachment doesn’t include a subject, the attachment name (minus the file extension) is used as the subject. If the message has multiple attachments, the first attachment listed is used.
  • Option to download all attachments at once
    When there are multiple attachments in a message, a Download All option is available to download all of them at once. Previously, you had to download each attachment separately.
  • Improved integration of forwarding addresses
    When a person has a forwarding address – used to deliver mail to an external address – the person’s forwarding address and primary directory address can now both be shown.
  • Filter by unread messages after searching
    You can now filter search results to show only unread messages. Previously, you could show unread messages only for the entire Inbox or an entire folder.
  • Clearer prompt to search directory when using typeahead
    When you use typeahead in an addressing field to find names, the prompt to search the directory is clearer.
  • Support for right-to-left languages
    A preference is now available that enables you to use right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
  • Preview of improved experience for web browser access on mobile devices
    A preview feature provides an improved experience for users who access IBM Verse from browsers on mobile devices. Administrators enable the feature on servers. Once enabled, the improvements are immediately available to users after logging on to Verse using the browser on their mobile devices. This preview feature is available for Safari on iOS devices and Chrome on Android devices.
  • Enhancements for developers
    IBM Verse 1.0.7 provides the following enhancements for developers.

IBM Verse on-Premises 1.0.7 Documentation: LINK

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Panagenda Application Insights – new valid licence (how to deploy)

For Domino users who use or want to implement a free licence Panagenda Application Insights is available a valid license until April 10, 2020.
You can download the license from this LINK

How to replace an existing license that ends April 10?

Log in to your Application Insights and select “System configuration” from the menu
Select “Licence” from the menu
Insert the new license file you downloaded
You can now use Application Insights for another year for free until April 10, 2020

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IBM mail support for MS Outlook (IMSMO) on Domino 10

IBM mail support for MS Outlook (IMSMO) is a tool that allows MS Outlook users to synchronize mail, calendar with Domino server.
This is not a new tool, but with Domino 10 it has undergone some configuration changes, especially on the server side.

Important change:
The server components required for IMSMO are installed with the Traveler server. Installing the IBM mail server add-on (IMSA) is no longer necessary.

So let’s look at the basic configuration

What components we need:

  • Domino 10.0.0 or 10.0.1
  • Traveler 10.0.0 or 10.0.1
  • MS Outlook 2010 – 2016. I used MS Outlook 2013 Czech Version
  • IMSMO Client 2.0.2.8

What is needed (minimum) on the server:

  • enable SSL for HTTP
  • basic session authentication on Domino Web Engine
  • enable REST services
  • active IDVAult

What is needed (minimum) for user:

  • A mail replica on the Traveler server.
  • A valid internet address, set in the user’s person document
  • A valid internet password, set in the user’s person document
  • The user’s Notes ID must be in an ID Vault

Server configuration

Suppose we have a Domino 10 server installed, Traveler 10, created replicas of users’ DBs that will use IMSMO. Furthermore, we already have SSL enabled for HTTP. NOTE: It is better to disable HTTP on port 80 (Server Document/Ports/Internet Ports/Web).

We will use a simple configuration for testing without using Internet sites.

  • Add the setting NTS_OUTLOOK_ONLY=true to the Traveler server notes.ini file
  • Not required: By default, Traveler removes all of its notes.ini values if uninstalled. If you want the notes.ini values to remain in the event that you uninstall, set NTS_PRESERVE_PROPS=true in the server notes.ini.file
  • From the Domino® Administrator client, open the Traveler server and click the Configuration tab.Select Configurations then click the Edit Configuration. Click the Router/SMTP – Basics tab and set the variable “SMTP allowed within the local internet domain” to Disabled
  • Enabling REST services. Open the server document. Select the Internet Protocols tab, then select Domino Web Engine. In the Domino Access Services section of the form, select the Enabled services drop-down menu. In the Select Keywords dialog, add Mail and Freebusy using the New keyword field. Restart the server’s HTTP task.

Client configuration

  • Install MS Outlook. For example, version 2013
  • Install IMSMO Client 2.0.2.8. You can download the file from IBM Passport Advantage site
  • Start Outlook and create a new profile:
Create New profile MS Outlook
Select Manual setup or additional server types, and click Next
In the Choose service box, select Other.
Then, select IBM Mail Sync, and click Next
Enter User name, email address. In the Server Type field, select My Company’s Mail Server. Enter your mail server name.
Provide your password (internet password)
A connection to the Domino / Traveler server and the services are checked. If everything is fine, you can complete the configuration to run MS Outlook.

After a few minutes, folders, mail, calendar, and contacts sync to Outlook.

For more information and configuration options outside this basic setup, refer to the Domino 10 documentation.

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Panagenda Application Insights – how to deploy

Application Insight is one of Panagenda’s products, one of the tools for analyzing Domino environments. This is not a new product that is closely related to Domino 10 but is certainly capable of helping in deciding on the transition to Domino 10. In addition, customers who have valid IBM support can get this product for free.

At this time a license is available until April 2019.

What do you get?

  • detailed analysis of the Domino environment, application utilization, and used code in selected Notes applications
  • which applications are most used
  • which applications are not used and can be archived
  • which applications are read-only and can be archived
  • number of documents per application
  • when the application was last used
  • what applications are used by individual departments
  • which applications are used from web browsers
  • do applications with the same templates have the same code?
  • do the replicas have the same design?
  • information about the number of design elements per application
  • analyze LotusScript code, @Formula, Java, and JavaScript in each application

Implementation and configuration

  • Virtual Machine (VMWarevSphere, VMWareWorkstation or Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • 4 Cores, 8GB RAM, 120GB disk (up to 10,000 users)
  • generated license
  • AI ID and Domino Server Configuration

Application Insights Virtual Image

  • CentOS 7.3
  • Docker 17 CE
  • Docker Compose 1.11
  • Tomcat 8 Application Server
  • Node JS6 Application Server
  • Nginx 1.11 Reverse Proxy Server
  • Java 8 Virtual Machine
  • PostGre SQL9.6 Relational Database Server
  • Domino 9.0.1 Linux 64 Bit binaries

How to deploy Panagenda Application Insights

Open the product web page https://www.panagenda.com/applicationinsights-panagenda. Click the button “Download now”. Make a registration and then download the virtual machine you selected. Then download license “ai_entitlement_IBM_official_valid_until_04_2019.xml“. In the picture on the bottom left “Key File”. You can also download the license from this link: http://tinyurl.com/y9cxs2f5. You need an IBM ID.

Panagenda Application Insights website

I chose VMWare. In a few steps, we will implement our ESX server.

Deploy new virtual machin
Select the downloaded file with the virtual machine
You can leave the default settings. Just check the disk settings. Disk Format: We recommend to choose “Thick Provision Eager Zeroed”

After creating the virtual machine, start it and configure the server to your network environment. This means setting the IP address and hostname.

Log in as “root” with the password listed in the documentation.
In order to start the GUI locally, enter the command “startx”
Select “Network Connections”
Select “Wired connection”
Set the Method: “Manual” and IP address, Gateway, DNS server. Then restart the virtual machine to make configuration changes.

After you restart the server, start your web browser. Enter the server name or IP address with Application Insights. We configure AI.

Prepare your AI license, and then generate a ID for the Application Insights user on the Domino server. Using this ID, the app will scan your data from your Domino servers.

The user needs these permissions:

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  • Single Notes ID file with access (cross certification) to all servers in scope
  • Reader access to at least one Domino Directory per Domain
  • Reader access to all servers’ log.nsf databases
  • Reader access to all servers’ catalog.nsf databases
  • Reader access to all servers’ domlog.nsf databases where enabled
  • “Full Remote Console Administrator” access on all servers
  • Designer access to all databases where design should be analyzed

Domino server requirements:

  • Statlog task scheduled on all servers
  • Catalog task scheduled on all servers
  • INI file entry LOG_DISABLE_SESSION_INFO must not be set to 1
  • “Domlog.nsf” enabled and “Access log format” set to “Extended Common” (names.nsf > Server Document > Internet Protocols… > HTTP)
  • MIME types “image/*”, “text/css” and “text/javascript” can be excluded
Select “System Setup & Scope Definition” for setup
Log in as “config” with the password listed in the documentation
Insert an AI license file
After validating the license, continue with the settings
Step through the next steps
Upload user.id file
Domino Server Settings. Start new Domino Server Discovery – this option provides a comfortable way to add several servers to the ApplicationInsights analysis
The Domino server discovery starts at the server that you enter in the Entry server host name/IP field. This server’s Domino Directorywill be scanned for further server documents. You will get a notification in case the ApplicationInsights Notes ID doesn’t have sufficient rights to access the defined entry server.
Check Server Access. Clicking on the link Check Server Access on the Domino Server Settings Result page leads to results.

Please ensure that columns SrV (Server Access), LA (Log.nsf Access), CaA (Catalog.nsf Access), NA (Domino Directory Access), StA (Statlog.nsf access) and CA (Console Access) are showing “OK”.
Content Packages. ApplicationInsights contains the following Content Packages: Domino Server Basics, Database Catalog, Session Activity, Domino Web Log, Directory/NAB Content.
Follow the steps below
To configure the Content Packages Domino Server Basics, Database Catalog, and Session Activity you only have to choose your desired servers from the list of Available Servers
Select server with Database Catalog
Configure Directory/NAB Content. This content package collects all Person, Group and Mail-In documents from selected Domino directories.
Once you’ve finished, you can review or change the previous settings.
Then, the data collection analysis is automatically initiated.

Now you need to wait at least one day before the first data analysis results are displayed

We will look at the results in the next post.

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IBM Notes/Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 1 Preliminary Release Notice

IBM Notes/Domino 10.0.1 FP1 is in its planning stages and will be recommended to all customers.

Notes/Domino 10.0.1 FP1 contains fixes for approximately 30 known issues, of which are listed below.

10.0.1 Fix Pack 1 Fix List descriptions

Notes client:

  • SPR #DDOOB69PP9 – Fixed the issue where ViewColumn painter was unable to paint the ViewColumnHeader labels. This is a regression beginning in 9.0.1FP10.
  • SPR #JOHNAXJGW9 – Fixed a Notes startup issue after a widget is installed by a non-admin user, in a multi-user notes setup. This is a regression beginning in Notes 901FP10.
  • SPR #RTAJB6VCN7 – Fixed a tab selection issue where after moving a tab, the selection changes to a previous tab. This is regression beginning in 901FP10.
  • SPR #PALTB6KRVW – Fix for REDIM of lotus script long arrays causing subscript out of range errors. This regression was introduced in 10.0.
  • SPR #RTAJB6VCN7 – Fixed a tab selection issue where after moving a tab, the selection changes to a previous tab. This regression was introduced in 901FP10.
  • SPR #PHAN8A2EHH – Fixed an issue where opening an XPages application in the Notes client (XPiNC) takes too long for the first launch. This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.
  • SPR #SSIRB75N2S – Fix to retain the default font set by end user, which used to get reset.
  • SPR #MMNDB7JV7N – Fixed a Notes client crash when the user opens a document in an application and clicks the Next button for the next document.
  • SPR #PPUEB6ULGR – Client: Fixed a problem where “Entry Not Found In Index” error was seen on first launch of Notes Client after upgrading to 10.0.1 from 10.0.
  • SPR# PPRNB6ZGTB – Fixed an error on Mac Client where re-selecting one Sametime Meeting room after closing the same meeting room showed “Cannot connect to meeting Server”.
  • SPR# JPKRB76U2X – Fixed an issue with Mac client crashing when running any java agent/code. This is a regression beginning in Notes 10.0.1
  • SPR# STAAB9J78T – Fixed an issue where the database Repair function didn’t work after Japanese Language Pack was applied.

Programmability :

  • SPR #PALTB87SDQ – Fixed an issue with Lotus Script Redim not working correctly on Lotus Script Long arrays which were causing functional failures. This is regression beginning in 901FP10.
  • SPR #PALTB6KRVW – Fix for REDIM of lotus script long arrays causing subscript out of range errors. This regression was introduced in 10.0.
  • SPR# PALTB87PXJ – Fixed an issue in LotusScript NotesRichTextNavigator FindAndReplace method where it would fail if run more than one time after upgrading to 10.0.1. This is a regression beginning in 10.0.1.
  • SPR# SKSWB89MGH – Fixed an issue where LotusScript function NotesJsonArray.getNthElement(index) always returned the first element
  • SPR #MKENB75H4A – Fixed a race condition in LSX Module handling that may lead to a crash with invalid Critical Section Handles.
  • SPR #DCONB5MKZL – Fixed the issue in Lotus script editor where newly added Lotusscript classes were appearing in ALLCAPS.
  • SPR #JCUSB75MMC – Fixed an issue with DQL when the range (<, ,+, >, >=) term ANDed with at leat one other term finds all documents when it should find none.
  • SPR #JCUSB76KF4 – Fixed an issue with coupled DQL range (<, ,+, >, >=) term (with both high and low bounds provided) ANDed with at leat one other term finds all documents when it should find none.
  • SPR #JCUSB7DR5L – Fixed an error with DQL with the substition variables used in the IN ALL () syntax fail with a compile error.
  • SPR #JCORB93PEY – Fixed an issue with DQL where calling Database.createDominoQuery on Linux resulted in Unsatisfied Link Error.

Server:

  • SPR #RJTOB9ANCA – Fixed an issue where Delete Person action in Domino Directory request with the option “Delete mail replicas on all others server” may fail with a File Does Not Exist error listing admin4.nsf.”. This occurs if the server is not part of a cluster. This is documented under Technote #0872404. This is a regression beginning in 10.0.
  • SPR #AGUDB6JNUX – Fixed an issue with “AUTCAT java class not found” error.
  • SPR #VMRUB6LR6X – Fixed a server crash that could occur in a nifnsf enabled database having a corrupt .ndx file.
  • SPR #HPUTB5PEKZ – Fixed a missing online meeting password in an update notice when a meeting with online meeting details is updated by Chair.
  • SPR #GRHEB7ET5U – Fixed an issue where two domino servers saving the same attachment to DAOS with DAOS encryption disabled create files with the same name but different file headers (and therefore different checksums). While this does not cause any problems for Domino or DAOS, it prevented some 3rd party de-duplication storage devices from being able to eliminate redundant copies of any given .nlo. This change ensures that any new DAOS objects which are created will have a consistent file format and that an attachment stored to DAOS will have the same name and checksum regardless of which Domino server creates it.
  • SPR #LIBAB59NUY – The ability to enable the upload of a notes ID to the mail file via iNotes can now be enabled on the server using the notes.ini of ENABLE_IDUPLOAD_FOR_SAML=1.
  • SPR#JBUDB6NMJ6 – Restrictions on the length of JVM arguments passed to the JVM on AIX / IBM i platforms caused Tika attachment filtering to fail to load. This fix allows Tika to load though a side-effect is that some additional Tika-related debug may appear in the live server console only. The additional debug is not written to the console log file on disk.
  • SPR #RGAU9VLHT3 – On the domino server set the following notes.ini (DISABLE_SAML_FLAG=1) to allow for an ID vault sync with a SAML user via the SecIdfget function.

iNotes:

  • SPR #RRENB6SK4D- Fixed an issue in Firefox that spell check inserts unexpected new line into sentences with misspelled words and misspelled words cannot be replaced if signature is already inserted into rich text editor.
  • SPR #NKEYB6WPCR – Fixed a problem that suggested words in spell check dialog is not selectable when using Internet Explorer 11 on Windows 7.
  • SPR #TKAAB6F58P – Fix a problem where the focus is not set when a new mail notification appears on IE11.
  • SPR #ASHHB55CB6 – Fixed a problem where a special type of nested folders disappears in the dialog box of a folder operation.
  • SPR #SAHEB6SEQB – When using INI iNotes_WA_AmbigDefNoSelection, the OK button will not be initially focused and no candidate will be initially selected on an ambiguous dialog box.
  • SPR #JALAAQZLBL – Fixed a problem where a line break is lost in the body text when a mailto link is clicked on the received message.