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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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Notes 9.0.1 FP10 IF7 is available

Download link:

Fix Central ID PlatformLink
Notes_901FP10IF7_W32_BasicWin-Basicdownload
Notes_901FP10IF7_W32_StandardWin-Standarddownload

Description:

  • 90RTAJB6VCN7 – Fixed a tab selection issue where after moving a tab, the selection changes to a previous tab. This is regression beginning in 901FP100
  • SAIAAUXCDM – Fixed an issue where menu options are not available.
  • SVROB65556 – Fixed a problem where Group tab documents sometimes show blank window. This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.
  • PHAN8A2EHH – Fixed an issue where opening an XPages application in the Notes client (XPiNC) takes too long for the first launch. This regression was introduced in 9.0.1 FP10.
  • RKRYB5GMCX – Fixed an issue where the sideshelf calendar does not automatically update.
  • TBAY9LFN9G – Fixed an issue where typeahead “Hide In Typeahead” is not working when creating a new message.
  • ASCR8P2L8L – Fixed an issue where typeahead delete is not workiing for RFC 822 formated addresses.
  • PHEYA5BL3U – Fixed an issue in Xpages where InputRichtext & the FileDownload controls incorrectly pulls too much information when emails have a mime header.
  • RGAU9R2HWB – Fixed an issue in Xpages with the Djtabcontainer Extlib Control
  • RGAUAHBF9U – Fixed an issue in Xpages (Djtabcontainer Extlib Control – Toolbar In Rich Text Control) where is not consistent with different tabs
  • TSAOB4GCDH – Notes Client changes for the Japan New Era
  • LWCS7WJPHD – Fixed an issue where Domino does not follow the date format from OS’ date format
  • ANIABA72QR – Enables NotesDateFormat notes.ini parameter to change date format. Use NotesDateFormat=2 for setting YMD format.
  • CSAOBAU7NB – Fixed a display issue where Japanese six day secondary calendar was not displaying from Jan 6, 2019 onwards.
  • DOKEATLHV9 – Fixed an issue where users receive the error “Remote system no longer responding” when sending mail after fail over succeeded.
  • SSIRB75N2S – Fix to retain the default font set by end user, which used to get reset.
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What’s coming in Verse On-Premises (VOP) 1.0.8?

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)

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What’s coming in Notes V11?

During the Engage conference in Brussels, HCL team members presented V11 Notes client. The V11 beta is coming in Q3. Will the V11 premiere be as big as the V10? Certainly …

So what can we look forward to at the end of this year?

New look, blue comes

  • Simplicity – Keeping the UI simple to use with less clutter
  • Progressive Disclosure – Show the advanced features and actions as the user needs them
  • Attentive UI – Able to manage the user’s attention to the right areas and display information in a way that increase the effectiveness of the interaction
  • HCL Branded
New login to Notes V11
Mail Notes V11
New Message Notes V11
Calendar Notes V11

Some interesting features

  • Multiple Dictionaries Support
  • Meetings > 24 Hour Support
  • Export As PDF
  • Support For TLS 1.2
  • Mac 64-bit Uninstaller
  • Open JVM 8 support
  • Template refresh – Discussion, Contacts…
Multiple Dictionaries Support Notes V11
Meetings > 24 Hour Support Notes V11

Features Availability

Source: HCL presentation
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SUTOL Symposium 2019 – Looking back

SUTOL Symposium in Prague took place a week after the successful Engage conference in Brussels. This spring event, which is not as technically focused as the autumn SUTOL conference, has been held regularly for 25 years (first organized by Lotus, IBM and SUTOL in the last few years), which is almost unbelievable.

One era is over (IBM) and another is starting because HCL Digital Solutions has become the main partner of the event. Thanks.

The SUTOL Symposium is specific in that most presentations are exclusively in Czech (except for the opening keynote). However, the event was attended by over 100 people. This is a very beautiful number in such a small region.

For this occasion, everyone received a yellow t-shirt and we could make a unique group photo of the “big yellow family”.

A great pleasure was the opening keynote personally presented by Richard Jefts. Richard is the Vice President and General Manager of HCL’s Collaborative Workflow Platform business. As always, it was an interesting presentation with clear goals that HCL had set and fulfilled at a fast pace. He showed plans for the future.

Also arrived Uffe Sorensen (Global Director of DS Strategy at HCL Software). He was not here for the first time. This time as a member of the HCL team.

As always, we have tried to make presentations balanced for both Administrators, Developers, and Notes users.

A detailed program and presentations can be viewed at www.sutol.cz

The full house stayed to the very end and there were many people who told me during the day and especially at the end that the event was very enjoyable and sees the true effort of HCL and hope for the rebirth of Domino/Notes.

During the day, a lot of us posted information from the conference on Twitter and if I look at the feedback on my Twitter, the event has also received a response from abroad. Thanks for the feedback.

At the end of the Symposium, we immediately held an organizational team meeting and booked a date for the autumn technical conference. I will not publish the term yet, but it is again in November. We believe that we will show you Domino / Notes V11, that everything will be under the wings of HCL and there will be a lot of things that could not be published at this time.

  • Thanks again to Richard Jefts and Uffe Sorensen.
  • Thank you to all the colleagues who took care of the presentations.
  • I would like to thank all colleagues who participated in the preparation of the symposium.
  • Especially thanks to everyone who arrived.

Goodbye in November.

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Engage 2019 – Summary

How to start? Simply. Great place, great program, great news, great weather …. but only two days 😉

After a year I went to the Engage conference again. It was my first visit to Brussels and because I knew that the program would be difficult, I started a little earlier, studied the guidebook of Brussels and during Monday he could see the most important places like Square Grand-Place, Manneken-Pis,The Royal Palace, Brussels Park, buildings of the Parlamentarium, the European Parliament and the European Commission, Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, a lot chocolate and truffle shops, waffles, but most of all I was looking forward to the Parc du Cinquantenaire and Autoworld where the conference took place.



After a long drive, it was added a 15 km walk. Completely destroyed, but beer with Czech friends Jan Krejcarek and Martin Pradny and for the assistance of Oliver Busse was a great medicine for a tired body.

The conference could begin…..

The absolute amazing place of the museum of cars captivated me.

Already before the conference, I prepared a list of tracks using a mobile application created by Paul Harrison.

I am not a developer and so I was especially interested in news about Domino / Notes 11, mobile applications, HCL partner program, etc.

The conference was opened by Theo Heselmans. Thanks to him and his wife for organizing such an event. It had to be a lot of work. Big THANKS again!

During the introductory Keynote I got a big surprise when I enjoyed a few seconds of fame in the presentation of MarvelClient Upgrade by Florian Vogler – CEO Panagenda.

More than 80 sessions started after Speed Sponsoring
Note: The great performance of the girls Sharon James and Stephanie Heit from BCC.

Mobile access

  • Domino Mobile Apps on iPhone and Android (will be Beta soon – you can register surveymonkey.com/r/XXBFP6N)
  • Let us open the personal mail DB in Domino Mobile Apps = IN DEVELOPMENT
  • MarvelClient for iOS and Domino Mobile Apps (I hope to be able to test)

Domino/Notes 11

  • Major change – HCL Domino will enforce licenses!
  • New look for Notes 11
  • Multiple Dictionaries Support
  • Meetings > 24 Hour Support
  • Notes client – Export As PDF Support
  • Support for TLS 1.2
  • Open JVM 8 support
  • Sametime 10 entry will be soon
  • Password sync in Domino 11

Others

  • many interesting Round Tables
  • IBM Champions become HCL Masters
  • I met a lot of people “live”. Not only on social networks.

It was much, much more. We have to absorb all this information.

Although very tired, I got into the car right after the conference and repeated (next 11 hours) the experiences of amazing conference.

I’m already looking forward to next year……..

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Panagenda Application Insights – how to deploy

Application Insight is one of Panagenda’s products, one of the tools for analyzing Domino environments. This is not a new product that is closely related to Domino 10 but is certainly capable of helping in deciding on the transition to Domino 10. In addition, customers who have valid IBM support can get this product for free.

At this time a license is available until April 2019.

What do you get?

  • detailed analysis of the Domino environment, application utilization, and used code in selected Notes applications
  • which applications are most used
  • which applications are not used and can be archived
  • which applications are read-only and can be archived
  • number of documents per application
  • when the application was last used
  • what applications are used by individual departments
  • which applications are used from web browsers
  • do applications with the same templates have the same code?
  • do the replicas have the same design?
  • information about the number of design elements per application
  • analyze LotusScript code, @Formula, Java, and JavaScript in each application

Implementation and configuration

  • Virtual Machine (VMWarevSphere, VMWareWorkstation or Microsoft Hyper-V)
  • 4 Cores, 8GB RAM, 120GB disk (up to 10,000 users)
  • generated license
  • AI ID and Domino Server Configuration

Application Insights Virtual Image

  • CentOS 7.3
  • Docker 17 CE
  • Docker Compose 1.11
  • Tomcat 8 Application Server
  • Node JS6 Application Server
  • Nginx 1.11 Reverse Proxy Server
  • Java 8 Virtual Machine
  • PostGre SQL9.6 Relational Database Server
  • Domino 9.0.1 Linux 64 Bit binaries

How to deploy Panagenda Application Insights

Open the product web page https://www.panagenda.com/applicationinsights-panagenda. Click the button “Download now”. Make a registration and then download the virtual machine you selected. Then download license “ai_entitlement_IBM_official_valid_until_04_2019.xml“. In the picture on the bottom left “Key File”. You can also download the license from this link: http://tinyurl.com/y9cxs2f5. You need an IBM ID.

Panagenda Application Insights website

I chose VMWare. In a few steps, we will implement our ESX server.

Deploy new virtual machin
Select the downloaded file with the virtual machine
You can leave the default settings. Just check the disk settings. Disk Format: We recommend to choose “Thick Provision Eager Zeroed”

After creating the virtual machine, start it and configure the server to your network environment. This means setting the IP address and hostname.

Log in as “root” with the password listed in the documentation.
In order to start the GUI locally, enter the command “startx”
Select “Network Connections”
Select “Wired connection”
Set the Method: “Manual” and IP address, Gateway, DNS server. Then restart the virtual machine to make configuration changes.

After you restart the server, start your web browser. Enter the server name or IP address with Application Insights. We configure AI.

Prepare your AI license, and then generate a ID for the Application Insights user on the Domino server. Using this ID, the app will scan your data from your Domino servers.

The user needs these permissions:

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  • Single Notes ID file with access (cross certification) to all servers in scope
  • Reader access to at least one Domino Directory per Domain
  • Reader access to all servers’ log.nsf databases
  • Reader access to all servers’ catalog.nsf databases
  • Reader access to all servers’ domlog.nsf databases where enabled
  • “Full Remote Console Administrator” access on all servers
  • Designer access to all databases where design should be analyzed

Domino server requirements:

  • Statlog task scheduled on all servers
  • Catalog task scheduled on all servers
  • INI file entry LOG_DISABLE_SESSION_INFO must not be set to 1
  • “Domlog.nsf” enabled and “Access log format” set to “Extended Common” (names.nsf > Server Document > Internet Protocols… > HTTP)
  • MIME types “image/*”, “text/css” and “text/javascript” can be excluded
Select “System Setup & Scope Definition” for setup
Log in as “config” with the password listed in the documentation
Insert an AI license file
After validating the license, continue with the settings
Step through the next steps
Upload user.id file
Domino Server Settings. Start new Domino Server Discovery – this option provides a comfortable way to add several servers to the ApplicationInsights analysis
The Domino server discovery starts at the server that you enter in the Entry server host name/IP field. This server’s Domino Directorywill be scanned for further server documents. You will get a notification in case the ApplicationInsights Notes ID doesn’t have sufficient rights to access the defined entry server.
Check Server Access. Clicking on the link Check Server Access on the Domino Server Settings Result page leads to results.

Please ensure that columns SrV (Server Access), LA (Log.nsf Access), CaA (Catalog.nsf Access), NA (Domino Directory Access), StA (Statlog.nsf access) and CA (Console Access) are showing “OK”.
Content Packages. ApplicationInsights contains the following Content Packages: Domino Server Basics, Database Catalog, Session Activity, Domino Web Log, Directory/NAB Content.
Follow the steps below
To configure the Content Packages Domino Server Basics, Database Catalog, and Session Activity you only have to choose your desired servers from the list of Available Servers
Select server with Database Catalog
Configure Directory/NAB Content. This content package collects all Person, Group and Mail-In documents from selected Domino directories.
Once you’ve finished, you can review or change the previous settings.
Then, the data collection analysis is automatically initiated.

Now you need to wait at least one day before the first data analysis results are displayed

We will look at the results in the next post.

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HCL Factory Tours Milan – Day 2 Summary

After an intensive first day and a great evening followed by an interesting program right from the morning.

The second day I was most interested in the news about Verse 11, Sametime 10, Client Notes 11.

VERSE On-Premises 11…

Barry Rosen and Andrew Davis have demonstrated the functionality that will appear in the near future in VOP 1.0.7 :

  • ICS Import directly from an attachment
  • Allow user to download all attachments at once
  • Allow user to filter search results to show unread messages
  • Allow viewing of messages sent with “prevent copy” turned on
  • Better user experience when type-ahead yields no results
  • Change blank subject line to the name of an attachment
  • Continued enhancements on the modernization of the Calendar user interface
  • and several others

VOP features coming to VOC in Q1/Q2 -Subject to change:

  • 24 hour time setting
  • 30 days data sync for offline
  • Accept button added to Calendar Inbox popup card
  • Allow users to minimize the compose and quick calendar create docked windows
  • Dual Time Zone in Calendar Inbox
  • Extension: 3rd party Files repository integration
  • Extension: Custom name Picker enhancement.TO/Cc/Bcc in one action
  • Extension Enhancement: Hook before on Send: provide attachment name & size and bcc info
  • and many others

VERSE TOP BACKLOG ITEMS:

  • Complete New Calendar React UI
  • Complete effort for supporting Verse Web on Mobile (Mobile web alternative to iNotes Ultra Light)
  • Next Gen Lightweight Client

Notes & Lightweight Client Strategy

Another (for me) expected session was Notes & Lightweight Client Strategy by Adrew Davis

Notes 11 backlog sneak peak – Subject to change

  • Windows 64-bit /JVM 11 support
  • Mac 64-bit installer
  • Modernized Look
  • Stretch Goal: Create meetings beyond 24 hours – for all clients !

What does it mean to be “Lighter Weight”

  • Simpler Install and Upgrade – No more provisioning
  • Super fast startup – enough said
  • Single native process – No Java, less memory ….
  • Simpler extensibility model – HTML/JS programming – No more Eclipse, Java, SWT
  • and others

The first beta Lighter Weight Client should be in 2019

Sametime 10

What to expect in Sametime 10 showed Pat Galvin.

What´s in Sametime Limited use V10

  • Concurrent online clients – desktop, mobile, browser
  • Messages received immediately on all online client
  • Received queued messages when logging in on a client
  • Runs on Domino 64-bit
  • Fully compatible with Sametime 9.0.1 FP1

What’s next in V10 or V11

  • Server-side Chat History
  • Multi-Device File Transer
  • Multi-Device Voice/Video Calling
  • No More Browser Plugins
  • Docker for Simplified Deployment
  • Get rid of WAS, DB2, Sametime System Console
  • and many others

What to write at the end?

I did not get any more because I had to go back home to work. The journey by car was long enough and I had time to think about what it was like for 2 days in HCL Factory.

It was a great day with lots of interesting information, and it seems that HCL really means “Domino family” seriously.

I’m glad I could be there to meet a bunch of new people.
I’m glad I do not have to end after 25 years of working with Domino / Notes.

Thanks for the invitation, thanks to the all members HCL team.
You do not stop!
!

I look forward to May – engage.ug and sutol.cz conference

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HCL Factory Tours Milan – Day 1 Summary

This week, another HCL Factory Tours is running, this time in Milan. I like to join the others and I’m in place.

Richard Jefts started HCL Factory Tour Episode 2 as Star Wars style. Richard summed up what had happened since the launch of the Domino V10 and introduced the plans for year 2019.

Richard Jefts

Then Russ Holden presented plans for Domino 11.
What did he say?

  • Domino 11 will HCL branded 
  • Domino 11 – more interfaces
  • Domino 11 – selected language kits will be available for betas
  • Domino 11 – re-engineering language kit
  • Domino 11- DirSync feature will pull drama AD, runs on Domino Directory Admin server
  • Domino 11- DAOS shared data
  • Domino 11 – Recall undelivered mail
  • The first beta is planned at the end of June and July.


A new beginning ….

The tours were then split into two tracks. Technical and Business. Information from the parts I’ve been to.

Francois Nasser introduced the BP Connect program. We will still see what this will be for  the current IBM Partners mean.

Francois Nasser and BP Connect Program

Maxx Sutton and Andrew Davis introduced the Nomad Roadmap.

  • will be support for the iPhone
  • language Support Group1 (now)
  • It will open the Beta Nomad program for Android as it is now for the iPad
Domino APPS – Platforms Roadmap

The day was then ended by visiting the center of Milan and the perfect dinner.

Although tired, I’m looking forward to the next day.

Thanks HCL team!




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Do you need to change the font size in the Notes client?

If you need to use larger or smaller fonts at all times, close Notes client, open notes.ini file in a text editor and add the following setting as a new line anywhere in the file:
Display_font_adjustment=n

“n” is the number of points added to the default size and is a number between -1 and 25. For example, if you want to increase the font size by 3 points, you would type: Display_font_adjustment=3