HCL Verse 11.0.1 for iOS

hours ago another release of HCL Verse for iOS was released. LINK
This release includes:

  • VI-4637 – PRB0056790: Viewing problem with Powerpoint file on iPad
  • VI-4617 – PRB0056528: HCL Verse v11 Attachment Auto-Download set to 100k, but 20KB attachment does not auto-downloadf

HCL Domino Volt Open Beta

Want to try HCL Domino Volt and join Beta testing? Now is the time to register.

Want to know more?

  • You’re Invited to the Domino Volt Beta Program LINK
  • Registration form: LINK
  • Webinar: An Inside Look at HCL Domino Volt Beta Program, March 18 LINK
  • Webinar: Domino Volt Is Here: Everything You Need to Know, Apr. 16 LINK
  • Introducing HCL Domino Volt LINK

What is HCL Domino Volt:

  • A new low-code way to build apps on Domino
  • Great at building forms and forms-based workflow apps
  • Both a design and runtime environment
  • A way to augment existing Domino applications

What is not HCL Domino Volt:

  • A way to modernize existing Domino apps
  • A solution for pro-coders
  • A way to build apps for the Notes client


Engage 2020 – Day 2 – Summary

Engage.ug 2020 is over. Thanks @theoheselmans and everyone who participated in the conference. Everyone safe return home.

…. that was my last tweet before I got into the my car and drove home.
What interesting happened on the second day of the conference?

Although Day 1 was long, the start of Day 2, which was already at 8 am, did not allow much rest. The composition of the program did not allow a thorough tour of the zoo, but Burgers’ Ocean really surprised me.

Summary in points:

HCL Nomad

  • HCL Nomad Web Proxy (Licensing will require current Maintenance and Support Agreement in place)
  • Nomad for Android Mobile 1.0.3 available LINK
  • Sign up Nomad (web) Beta LINK

Domino/Notes 12 (Candidate Functionality)

  • Domino/Notes V12 will come 1H/21
  • Two-Factor Authentication web apps o Domino (supporting e.g. Google Authenticator)
  • Two-Factor Authentication for NRPS clients
  • Auto-Deploy IDVault
  • Let’s Encrypt integration enabled by default
  • TouchID support for MacOS
  • Maintenance of ID file in IDVAult for non-NRPS clients (rename, recertify, move …)

Security Improvements – Domino/Notes V11.0.1

  • SNI (Server Name Indicator)support for Domino
  • 128/256Bit AES for DB encryption
  • New RSA keys created as 2048 bit by default
  • Removed RC2 and RC4 algorithms for DB encryption

HCL Sametime V11 Meetings

  • Sametime V11 Meetings 1H/20
  • Built on open source
  • Voice, video, and screen sharing
  • Choice youtube streaming
  • All components on single server
  • Sign up Mobile Beta V11 HCL Sametime (Android and iOS) LINK


  • Webinar: An Inside Look at HCL Domino Volt Beta Program, March 18 LINK
  • Webinar: Domino Volt Is Here: Everything You Need to Know, Apr. 16 LINK

A new way of licensing …..

Starting with ND V11.0.1, new licensing, registration and “monitoring” of licenses with Flexnet should be launched. I admit that I have not fully understood this method and I am not alone by discussion with others. I think HCL will have to work on it. Above all, a detailed explanation and demonstration of each model will be needed.
In any case:

  • Flexnet registration required
  • Completely abandon IBM Authorized Users an IBM CEO concepts
    – cannot be measured
    – only qualified by audit/post operations inspected
  • Focus on monthly term license with 12 consecutive terms as 1 “license period”
  • Customer mandate : Ability to enable Overdraft /Manage enforcement
    – Must not shut down operations – critical processes depends on Domino
    – Term license always permit Overdraft with post-billing at license period end
  • Special Federal/Goverment Customer requirements (Capex licensing)


The conference was very interesting. It is amazing that the number of participants increased again, despite the participation fee and the current situation associated with Covid-19.

We could see all the sessions via webinars without the need to travel, save time, money and other worries. But Theo Heselmans with his wife! managed to attract lots of people with the same interest to one place. As far as I remember, they were representatives from more than 30 countries. Thanks to both!

And that’s exactly what we all value in the digital world today. Meetings. Sharing our experiences, ideas, problems. And to have fun.

Or am i wrong?


Engage 2020 – Day 1 – Summary

Today was the first official day of the conference Engage 2020. This time Theo Heselmans chose the Arnhem and the place of the Royal Burgers’ Zoo. Again he chose a completely unique place, but honestly … as always. He deserves a big thank you for that. Also because he manages to attract more participants every year. This year it is almost 430 people.

The program was so busy that I had seen only some giraffes and zebras in the distance the first day. I’m sorry, I’m not here for them.

The opening keynote was conducted by Richard Jefts, which was gradually supplemented by his colleagues. Very interesting is the preparation of SoFy – Solution factory HCL software. accelerates the software rollout and deployment process. Available this summer.

Then a whirlwind of sessions started, accompanied by good refreshments in short breaks. My focus (as Admin) was on Domino / Notes, Verse, Nomad.


Notes V11.0.1

In Notes 11.0.1, which is, by the way, only a few days available in the beta tower, we can expect:

  • Set workspace background with policy
  • JAWS 2019
  • HCL Wash for Swift file
  • Future workspace concept (new app icons design)
  • New icon for Notes client

Notes V12 plans

  • Pick a different from when composing an email
  • Improve Import/Export
  • Improve search UI
  • Improved Workspace
  • Install dictionaries with language kits
  • Improved performance on slow networks
  • TLS 1.3 support

Verse On Premises

  • Enable the new Calendar Event Form user interface as the default event form
  • Create/view meetings that are more than 24 hours long
  • Search using a Date Range
  • Add options to “Send and File”
  • Add admin option to require more than 2 clicks to open a link or attachment
  • Connections 6.5 support
  • Verse Web Mobile : Pull message list down to refresh the message list
  • Stretch Goals: Allow users to manage their Mail Rules

    Join the survey for internal product planning purposes for HCL Verse On-Premises (VOP): hcl.co/vop-engage-survey

HCL Nomad

  • The first version Nomad for Android Phone was released during the conference
  • HCL in the area of mobile clients HCL Nomad great progress. Applications using on these devices has improved significantly
  • Domino developers have new options for developing applications with subsequent use in Nomad
  • If you cannot open the NRPC port to the Internet for security reasons, the Domino server can be allowed for Nomad via HTTPS using Nomad Web Proxy

Plans for 2020

  • Nomad Web 1.0 – Beta Q1 2020
  • Nomad web 1.0 – Desktop PWA – 2H 2020
  • Verse v 2.0 – Desktop PWA – June 2020
  • Sametime V11 – beta now
  • Sametime V11 – Web Meetings – June 2020
  • Sametime V11 – Desktop PWA – 2H 2020
  • PWA clients for Verse and Sametime soon also available for Linux


  • HCL plans to add Connections with persistent chat and O365
  • FileNet support for Connections will be discontinued.
  • Connections 6.5 will bring Connections Mail integrated both for Exchange and Notes
  • HCL plan to introduce community templates

The first day ends before 7 p.m and the next day begins at 8 in the morning. So much power for the next day.


Engage 2020 Conference – Day 0 – Summary

Despite the threat of coronavirus that has appeared in our country and all Earth, I traveled to the next Engage.ug conference. 900 km by car is not a problem, but a little tired, but I happily arrived in Arnhem.

There were more workshops, but because I tested and implemented a lot of Panagenda products before, I wrote articles about them and presented them at the Sutol conference, I was looking forward to the workshop organized by Christoph Adler and Florian Vogler . Workshop was focused on : All things Notes 11! This means using Marvel Client Essentials for Notes/Domino environment analysis, Marvel Client Upgrade to update your clients and Marvel Client for Nomad to manage HCL Notes on mobile devices.

It was more than 3 hours of information that summarized the use of these products. I have to say, “Keep it up”.

During the workshop, the first version of HCL Nomad was released for Android phones.

In the evening I attended the HCL Masters 2020 meeting, who came to Engage. It was my first “HCL Masters”meeting though I met some Masters at previous events. I am honored to be in this company of great people. Thank you for your enthusiasm for my blog and Twitter. I did not expect that.
There was no real Czech beer including pizza without pineapple, but the evening was very amazing;-) Thanks Richard Jefts , Tim Clark and all HCL Digitals Solutions.

It’s time to prepare for Day 1. It’s a big expectation, because Engage conferences by Theo Heselmans and his team is always absolutely amazing.

See you tomorrow!