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.

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