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What's new in the final release – Notes, iNotes V11

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)

Feature enhancements:

  • 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)

iNotes

  • 24+ hour meeting support
    (This feature requires a Notes 11 version mail template)
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HCL Domino, Notes, Traveler, Sametime V11 Documentation

If you are looking for what’s new in Domino, Notes, Sametime, Traveler V11 or need a quick reference to the documentation, here are a few links.

HCL Domino 11.0 documentationLINK
HCL Notes 11.0 documentationLINK
HCL iNotes 11.0 documentationLINK
HCL Client Application Access 3.0LINK
HCL Domino 11 documentation updatesLINK
HCL Traveler 11.0 documentationLINK
HCL Sametime 11.0 documentationLINK
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Domino, Notes, Traveler, Sametime V11 released

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.

Documentation:

HCL Domino 11.0 Detailed System Requirements LINK
HCL Notes 11.0 Detailed System Requirements  LINK
HCL iNotes 11.0 Browser Requirements LINK
HCL Client Application Access 3.0 Detailed System Requirements LINK
HCL Sametime 11 System requirements LINK
HCL Sametime 11 Installation and Administration Guide LINK
Getting Started with HCL Sametime 11 LINK
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Shared calendar? From anywhere – no restrictions (via HCL)

I got a clear assignment from the customer:

“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

Nomad iPad
Nomad iPhone
Nomad Android
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What’s coming in Notes V11 almost before release?

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.
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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