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World Premiere of Domino, Notes, and Sametime v11, December 4

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

Agenda:

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
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Panagenda MarvelClient starting manage HCL Nomad

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.

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HCL Masters Nomination is open

The HCL Master nominations, known as IBM Champion, are open on October 1.

The HCL Masters program is a recognition program that showcases the best of our community. HCL Masters go ‘above and beyond’ their normal job roles to help others, share information and organise events for the whole community to benefit.

Nominations will be judged by a panel of HCL employees.

Do you want to nominate someone or yourself? Read more on this LINK.
More about HCL Master is on this LINK.

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September? News, news, news ….

The beginning of September is really hectic. HCL is rolling out news with us starting with Beta V11, FP3 for V10.0.1, Verse On-Premises 1.0.8 and Domino App Dev Pack 1.0.2.

In addition, we are still faced with various problems related to the products transer from IBM to HCL.

The positive thing about all of this is that something is happening and HCL has been keeping the promised deadlines and news ahead of time. We are still waiting for the Beta Nomad for Android. But I think we have enough toys.

Here is a few links to the latest news:

  • HCL Domino V11 portfolio beta simply register here
  • Notes/Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 3 is here
  • HCL Verse On-Premises version 1.0.8 is here
  • HCL AppDev Pack version 1.0.2 for Domino is here
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The Product Ideas Forum for #dominoforever

The Product Ideas Forum for Domino, Notes, Verse, Sametime, Connections has been available for a long time. This is the place where you can submit your product ideas and enhancement request.
You can participation by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas.All new ideas are evaluated by HCL Product Management & Engineering teams. Some user ideas have already been included in the new versions, some are in the solution.

So you can be co-creator or visionary of new functionalities, new versions. You may be part of the new #dominoforever era.

Come join, share, vote on the website https://domino.ideas.aha.io

I myself have put in a few ideas and if you are interested, you can vote for them:

  • User ID – default “Not localy encrypt” local DB (NTS-I-951)
  • Export, import, Save as – theme Notes (NTS-I-949)
  • Attachment Viewer (NTS-I-44)
  • Users and devices management DMA (NTS-I-47)
  • Domino Administrator client for Mac OS (NTS-I-25)
  • Domino console for iOS (iPad) (NTS-I-429)
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Registration for Domino V11 is open

Domino V11 beta is scheduled on September 16. To participate in the Domino Portfolio and Sametime V11 beta simply fill-in and submit the entry form on this site: LINK

HCL is looking for participants who are willing to:

  • Engage in a dialog about Domino, Notes and Sametime V11 and provide timely and candid feedback
  • Be constructive and professional in all written/spoken interaction with beta program members, and HCL
  • Attend the web conferences and meetings pertaining to the beta program
  • Install and test the beta offering in a non-production environment
  • Share their use case for the beta in their company
  • Be open to the idea of becoming a reference for Domino and/or Sametime V11

There will be an initial beta release with a product refresh to follow. Testing will start on 9/4 for the products below:

  • HCL Notes and Domino v11.0.0 Release Notes English
  • HCL Notes v11.0.0 Basic Configuration Windows English
  • HCL Notes v11.0.0 Windows English
  • HCL Notes v11.0.0 Mac 64 bit English
  • HCL Notes, Domino Designer and Admin v11.0.0 Windows English
  • HCL Domino Server v11.0.0 Windows 64 bit English
  • HCL Domino Server v11.0.0 Linux 64 bit English
  • HCL Sametime v11.0.0 Multilingual*

*Initial beta release will be Sametime Embedded client only for install with Notes v11.0.0. All other Sametime v11.0.0 clients and servers will follow. New code strings will be English only.

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First month with HCL software

We have completed the first month when HCL fully took over from IBM Collaboration software (Domino, Notes, Sametime, Connections …..).
Information comes from all sides, we gain access to individual systems.

Everything is not going smoothly, but from my own experience I know that the people of each teams are trying to help. I wish everything was successful and thanks to all HCL people and customers for patience.

We get a lot of information, which is gradually updated, so I tried to prepare some interesting sources.

  • Website HCL software LINK
  • Customer registration LINK
  • Partner registration LINK
  • HCL Software Customer Support LINK
  • Overview of purchased software LINK
  • HCL Software Licensing and Download LINK
  • Factory Tour 3 – HCL Presentation Catalog LINK
  • Digital Solutions Blogs LINK
  • HCL Masters Programme LINK
  • Sign up for Nomad on Android beta LINK
  • Template Experience LINK
  • Social Connections 15 Conference (Munich- September) LINK
  • RNUG Forum (Moscow – October) LINK
  • Domino Portable Edition – Building the smallest Domino server (Thomas Hampel) LINK
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HCL software is coming

On July 1, a new era “Collaboration” software under the leadership of HCL begins. The transaction between IBM and HCL was successfully completed by June 30th and now everything can be started.

Here’s the official announcement LINK

The transfer under HCL includes in particular these products:

  • Notes
  • Domino
  • Traveler
  • Verse
  • Domino Mobile Apps
  • Sametime
  • Connections
  • Portal
  • and more

Here are some resources:

  • HCL software page LINK
  • HCL Domino page LINK
  • HCL Notes page LINK
  • HCL Sametime page LINK
  • HCL Verse page LINK
  • HCL Connections page LINK
  • HCL Customer Support page LINK
  • HCL Partner Connect page LINK
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What’s new in Verse on Premises 1.0.8?

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.
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What’s coming in Sametime 10 Limited Use?

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
  • Spell check
  • Group chat
  • Mobile access
  • Multilingual release
  • MacOS and Windows™ client-side; Windows server-side

Sametime Roadmap what’s next?

Administration

Chat

Meetings