Along with Domino / Notes V11 beta 2, HCL Sametime 11 beta was released.
Major changes you can expect in HCL Sametime 11:
Sametime V11 Community server – 64-bit support. Sametime Community Server is now ported to 64 – bit on Windows. It fully supports Domino V11 Beta 2.
Sametime V11 Proxy server – Simple to install and maintain. With Sametime V11 we now have an incredibly simple, fast and lightweight installer for Sametime Proxy server. The installer is a single .zip file that includes everything you need to run and install the Sametime Proxy Server – no DB2, WebSphere or System Console is required.
New modern look for Web Chat client. HCL Sametime 11 Web Chat client has a new, simplified, and modern look. The latest version of Sametime web chat client has a new color scheme and design.
Get ready for the World Premiere of Domino, Notes, and Sametime v11, and Connections v6.5. This will be a historic day, marking the first major product releases for these iconic products under HCL Digital Solutions. Tune in live to hear the latest product features, hear from thought leaders, and find out how you can upgrade to the latest versions. Registration: LINK
A Major HCL Milestone Richard Jefts, General Manger, HCL Digital Solutions
Domino V11: Why Modernizing Beats Migrating Andrew Manby, Vice President of Product Management, HCL Domino
Domino V11 Demo: One Vendor, One Solution, One Stack. The Only Stack You Need Andrew Manby, Vice President of Product Management, HCL Domino
We Hear You: HCL Connections 6.5 = More Value from Your Investment Danielle Baptiste, Vice President of Product Management, HCL Connections
Boost Engagement with HCL Connections 6.5: We’ll Show You How Danielle Baptiste, Vice President of Product Management, HCL Connections
Get Started with Domino V11 and Connections 6.5 Today François Nasser, Global Sales Leader, HCL Digital Solutions
What are my first impressions with HCL Nomad and Panagenda MarvelClient? Yeah, it works! And on the first attempt without a manual.
In preparation for the SUTOL conference, where I will have a presentation on managing HCL Nomad using MarvelClient, I attended the webinar “MarvelClient and HCL Nomad – A match made in heaven”.
Immediately after watching, I updated MarvelClient and decided to try the following steps without preparation:
Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”
Create a replica of this application and add it to the Replicattion
Adding mailDB to “Recent applications” at the first position
Create a replica mailDB and add it to the Replication
I have beta HCL Nomad 1.0.5 on both iPad and iPhone. So I tried a tablet first. I still need a phone and what if …
Step 1: Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”
In MarvelClient configuration application I created new object of application / mailfile action type and named it “Nomad – add app”
“General” tab. I used the button “Paste Database data from Link in Clipboard” to avoid having to search the application in the catalog. The data was loaded into the fields: Title, Server, Filename and Replica ID.
“Recent apps” tab. In the “Action” field, I chose the “Create / Update” option and left “Add a recent apps icon one does not exist”. This is how I added the app to the “Recent” on the iPad.
In the “When” and “Who” conditions, I made sure that this setting was implemented only for the selected user.
Finally, I chose that this setting is only for iOS and Tablet.
Then I logged in on the iPad.
And I immediately appeared MarvelClient analyze application icons in “Recent” …
Step 2: Adding MarvelClient analyze to “Recent applications”
I opened already created document “Nomad – add app” and on the tab “Local replica” I marked “manage local replica on Nomad too”
Chose the options: Create replica, Always replicate and others as needed and saved.
Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately saw the MarvelClient analyze application in the “replicator”
Step 3: Adding mailDB to “Recent applications” at the first position
In MarvelClient configuration application I created new object of application / mailfile action type and named it “Nomad – mailfile”. “General” tab. I chose “Server and / or local replica” icon and mainly Database: Usermailfile
“Recent apps” tab. In the “Action” field, I chose the “Create / Update” option and left “Add a recent apps icon one does not exist”. This is how I added the app to the “Recent apps” on the iPad. I also wanted the icon to be placed in the first position.
In the “When” and “Who” conditions, I made sure that only the selected user was implemented again. Finally, I chose that this setting is only for iOS and Tablet.
Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately got an icon of my mail in “Recent apps”
Step 4: Create a replica mailDB and add it to the Replicator
I opened already created document “Nomad – mailfile”. On the tab “Local replica” I marked “manage local replica on Nomad too”. I chosed options: Standard replica and because I didn’t want to create a full replica, I just chose “Stub only” and saved.
Then I signed up on the iPad and I immediately got my mail DB in the “replicator”
What to write at the end?
Yes, it was a simple test, but I think that’s exactly what you want to set up for your users at the beginning. You do the same on Notes clients.
If you want to test the first HCL Nomad beta for Android, have these minimum system requirements:
Android 10.0″ class tablet
Android 8.0 (Chrome OS 73 for Android 9)
Arm64 or x86_64 architecture
The following features are not complete:
Import and export of attachments
Scrollbars in document views
Domino policies are not fully supported. Policy settings are applied during first installation and setup of Domino Mobile Apps. Changes made to policy settings after the initial setup may not be applied, however. In addition, not all policy settings have been fully tested. Full support of policies is planned for a future release.
AES GCM encryption is not supported. HCL Nomad falls back to AES-128 CBC mode when communicating with Domino servers configured to use AES GCM.
Java™-based applications (JavaAgents, XPages) are not supported.
Web services design elements are not supported.
Use of application management framework such as Android Enterprise is not supported.
The Lotus Script ODBC Extension is not supported.
Custom actions that are defined for the drop-down action menu are not available.
HCL Nomad 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.
Today was released beta HCL Nomad for Android, for now for Tablet.
Could you like to try it on?
Go to the Google Play store and go to the “Pre-Access” tab at the end of the top app ranking screen
Find the HCL Nomad app and install.
After installation, open HCL Nomad. It’s a little easier than installing on iOS.
Open the application. Enter your name and the server you are connecting to.
2. If you are unable to connect to the server, enter the server’s IP address or hostname on the next screen.
3. If you have a working IDVault, you will be prompted to enter a password in your User ID. If not, find the User ID that you saved there on the tablet in the storage. ID Vault worked in my installation.
4. After installation, you can start using it. The illustration shows Workspace or your mail, which is already supported in this version.
Panagenda MarvelClient allows administrators to manage HCL Nomad clients by defining their own settings. MarvelClient is provided with all installations of HCL Nomad starting with version 1.0.4.
HCL has integrated MarvelClient into Nomad, their new Notes client for mobile devices. Manage Notes clients on tablets and phones right out of the box – for free!
MarvelClient allows administrators to:
Centrally manage every aspect of Nomad – including Recent Apps, local replicas, Location/Connection documents, and more – without end-user interaction.
Ensure Nomad clients are properly set up following initial installation. End-users can be productive immediately without having to think about settings or how to find their Notes applications.
Apply settings consistantly, making sure Nomad stays configured correctly – a simple restart of the app automatically fixes mis-configurations without the need for the help desk to get involved.
Continuously collect detailed information about all aspects of deployed Nomad installations, operating systems, and hardware to further administrative analytics.
Configuring MarvelClient on Nomad clients
MarvelClient does not require any manual configuration if there is a MarvelClient Config database at one of the default Domino paths. Each time HCL Nomad is started, MarvelClient automatically applies any new configurations after the user login process.
Disabling MarvelClient on Nomad clients
MarvelClient on HCL Nomad can be disabled. When not in use a MarvelClient on your Domino server, MarvelClient will not perform actions to configure your HCL Nomad client. There is no need to disable MarvelClient. If you are using MarvelClient and want to disable it for HCL Nomad, use one of the options:
If you use Desktop Policy Custom settings, set the notes.ini NOM_MC_DISABLE=1 parameter. This will disable the MarvelClient’s configurations from being applied to the Nomad client after the user enters their credentials during setup.
If you use an MDM in your mobile environment, navigate to HCL Nomad’s AppConfig definition to set the AppConfig variable enableMarvelClient to false.
Today was released the first version of HCL Nomad, which includes the possibility of testing Notes applications on the iPhone.
If your iPhone is configured with the same iTunes & App Store apple ID and your iPad, then you should see HCL Nomad available from your TestFlight application on your iPhone.
Please ensure your iPhone has network access to your Domino server. If your Domino server is not facing the Internet, then this means usually connecting through a VPN.
The configuration procedure is the same as on the iPad.
For iPhone, when you open a Domino application using HCL Nomad on the iPhone toolbar will have two new icons. A left chevron. These icons are used to navigate your Domino Application frameset in the direction of the arrow. Please use this feature when the application has a complex frameset.
The following issues have been identified when running the Apple built-in apps for mail and calendar with a Traveler Server:
Duplicate Sent folder entries
Description: As of iOS/iPadOS 13.0, Apple devices add an entry to the Sent folder for any emails sent from the Mail app. When the Sent folder is synced, the server entry is added and the device does not remove the original, resulting in a duplicate. HCL development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7337231).
Workaround: No workaround is available
Accepting a meeting invitation from the iOS device does not send the response to the server
If ghosting is disabled on the Traveler server, responding to a calendar notice from an iOS 13 device does not send the response. The meeting accept is reflected on the app but not in the user’s notes calendar. iOS 13.0 and 13.1 do not send MeetingResponse requests to the Traveler server unless the event is ghosted to the calendar. HCL Development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7328175).
Workaround: Ghosting is enabled at the Traveler server by default. Check the Traveler server notes.ini parameters for NTS_CALENDAR_GHOSTING_SYNCML and NTS_IOS_CALENDAR_INITIAL_GHOST. If found, make sure that they are set to true.