During 2019 I described in some articles what should appear in V11. Now that the final release has been published I can summarize all the major news. To what extent it differs from previous announcements you can judge for yourself.
NOTES V11 CLIENT
New modern look:
Inbox action bar (There are fewer icons above the inbox on the action bar. Further options can be viewed when you select and hover over an email)
Side navigator menu (Less-used items such as Junk and Trash are collapsed by default. Click Show More to display these options and Show Less to hide them again)
Client status notifications (Click the bell icon on the bottom action bar to view the client status messages)
Missed alarms (Click the bell icon on the bottom action bar to view Missed Alarms, which are notifications for calendar events missed while the client was not running)
New calendar form (Calendar events in a simplified form)
New contact form (new contacts in a simplified form)
New HCL Notes 11 theme (HCL Notes has a new theme for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Notebook)
Language spell check (You can now spell check any language that your HCL Notes client supports within an email or document)
Export to PDF (You can now export emails and documents to PDF from the HCL Notes client.Windows machines require a PDF printer to support PDF exports)
24+ hour meeting support (Meetings that are longer than 24 hours are now supported by the HCL Notes Calendar. This feature requires a Notes 11 version mail template)
Three click support (Three click support adds a level of security when a user opens an attachment within an email)
Network resiliency improvements (When there is no network connection (when the cable is unplugged or the wireless is unavailable), the Notes client responds with an error message)
Synched release schedule (Starting with release V11, Sametime and Notes follow the same release schedule)
TLS 1.2 support for SAML (Notes and Embedded Sametime now support TLS 1.2 with Notes Federated login (SAML)
Mac 64-bit uninstaller (The uninstaller provided for Notes 11 on Mac is now 64-bit. This change is made because Apple will no longer support a 32-bit uninstaller as of its upcoming Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) release)
Moving folders prompt (Users are now prompted to confirm when a mail folder is moved)
24+ hour meeting support (This feature requires a Notes 11 version mail template)
As announced in early December, Domino, Notes, Traveler and Sametime V11 were released. Check Flexnet where you should already see the installation files.
Active license management is not available for production use licenses of HCL Domino 11 at this time. Therefore, configuring a FlexNet license server for Domino 11.0.0 is not required. Details of when HCL will enable active license management will be announced.
In addition to English, a German and Japanese language version is available. We’ll have to wait for more languages.
Traveler V11 can be installed on Domino server V9.0.1 and V10.
“We want to use shared calendars and want to access them online. We have Notes clients, web browsers, mobile phones, tablets with both iOS and Android. So why restrain yourself.” Do you have a solution? “
Well, yeah. I think the task is done. Although in a test environment, but here it is:
Shared calendar using Notes client 11
Shared calendar using web browser (iNotes)
Shared calendar using web browser (HCL Verse)
Shared calendar using HCL Nomad iPad
Shared calendar using HCL Nomad Tablet Android
Shared calendar using HCL Nomad iPhone
Do you have group calendars created in your calendar? You can also display it on your mobile device.
Group calendar Using HCL Nomad (iPhone, iPad, Android
After the Engage conference (May 2019), I wrote an article about what to expect in the new version of Domino / Notes. I wrote that there will be a beta version in Q3 / 19 and so on. So what is the current situation?
HCL fulfilled its promises and released at the end of October perhaps the latest Domino / Notes beta 2 including Traveler and Sametime V11 beta.
At the same time, HCL announced the first major release of V11 on December 4, so it is more than likely that we will be able to install the final version by the end of the year.
Are there any changes from the May information? Here is a selection of some important things:
Cleaner, modernized UI. The overall appearance of Notes has changed in this release.
Minimalistic menus Less used actions and options are hidden until you need them. Drop-down and expanding menus allow you to retain all previous capabilities without cluttering the workspace.
Simplified forms Forms within Notes Calendar and Contacts are organized in a basic, user friendly layout.
Domino licensing Starting with HCL Domino 11, each Domino server must be configured to connect to a FlexNet licensing server. The licensing server is used to validate that a Domino server is in compliance with the licensing requirements.
Inbox action bar There are fewer icons above the inbox on the action bar. Further options can be viewed when you select and hover over an email
Multiple Dictionaries Support You can now spell check any language that your HCL Notes client supports within an email or document.
Meetings > 24 Hour Support Meetings that are longer than 24 hours are now supported by the HCL Notes Calendar
Export As PDF
TLS 1.2 support for SAML Notes and Embedded Sametime now support TLS 1.2 with Notes’ Federated login (SAML).
Mac 64-bit Uninstaller The uninstaller provided for Notes 11 on Mac is now 64-bit. This change is made because Apple will no longer support a 32-bit uninstaller as of Mac OS 10.15 (Catalina) release.
Moving folders prompt Users are now prompted to confirm when a mail folder is moved
Synched release schedule Starting with this release, Sametime® and Notes® follow the same release schedule.
New HCL Notes 11 theme HCL Notes has a new theme for Mail, Calendar, Contacts, and Notebook. After the previous blue, there has been a change that is much more pleasant after a long period of use.