I have received some questions from customers about new features in Sametime 10 Limited Use. Some would like to either upgrade or use this tool.
So last week I did the installation. And here are just a few informations. I used this IBM Sametime 10 Limited Use Installation and Administration Guide LINK. With this guide everything went very easy.
What did I use?
Microsoft Windows 2012 server (64-bit)
Domino 9.0.1.FP10 (32-bit)
IBM Sametime Community Server V10.0 Windows Multilingual
IBM Sametime Proxy Server V10.0 Windows Multilingual
As stated in the guide, when installing Websphere 18.104.22.168, I also installed FP14. Here I had to go back one step. I originally installed everything on the second “D” drive and there was a problem with validating the Websphere server when installing Sametime Proxy. Therefore, I recommend installing everything on disk “C”.
The use of Installation Manager 1.8.6 was recommended in the manual. I left the automatic update enabled and I used version 22.214.171.124. There was no problem with this version.
I had some delay when silently installing the Sametime proxy server. Respectively when editing the response file IP.rsp. But at the same time, Petr Kunc also performed the installation at that time, so he provided me with his file, which I modified for my needs and installed according to this manual LINK. Installation has already taken place quite quickly. After installation, I had only a few problems, but they were caused only by my fault. I had a typos when editing xml files. I fixed them and everything worked immediately.
Now it works for me:
chat on Notes client, web client, ST client, mobile client
Everything runs only on one virtual machine, that is:
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
Release of Verse On-Premisees (VOP) 1.0.8 is scheduled on Q2. So what can we look forward to?
Support for IBM I Series
Ability to open a server side archive mail file – Link to archive appears in the folder panel. Control with INI parameterSupport for IBM I Series
Ability to display configured alternative name rather than primary names of users in the VOP user interface – This feature is controlled using policies
Rooms and resources are now part of ‘find available times’ – When searching for available times, rooms and resources will be displayed in the react calendar
Repeat dates are now shown to users, and others – Users can now see repeat dates displayed in the meetings
Changed font in VOP to use pt rather than px in order to match Notes and iNotes fonts – VOP font size now matches Notes and iNotes
GA the ability to view VOP on a mobile web browser – VOP on Mobile web browser was introduced in VOP 1.0.7 as preview
Ability to respond to an encrypted calendar invitation with an encrypted response – Now users can respond to a calendar invitation that is encrypted and the response is encrypted
Moved Security preferences from iNotes to Verse (Dependent on FP changes that will likely be in Domino 10.0.1 FP2) They are added to the Security settings section of the Mail and Calendar Settings page. Actions include: – Change internet password – Upload Notes ID to the user’s mail file – Change Notes password – Sync Notes ID with the ID vault – View info about the Notes ID – Delete the Notes ID from the user’s mail file – Export/Download the Notes ID from the mail file
What about VOP Next?
Set new Calendar event forms UI as the default
Move more preferences from iNotes
Ability to manage Mail Rules
Use Picture URL from user’s Domino Directory document for user avatars in Vese UI
Color Coding for messages
Source: HCL presentation: “Best Practices for Maximizing your Investment in Verse on Premises (VOP)” – Barry Rosen (Director of Product Management Digital Solutions)