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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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How I installed Sametime 10 Limited Use

I have received some questions from customers about new features in Sametime 10 Limited Use. Some would like to either upgrade or use this tool.

So last week I did the installation. And here are just a few informations.
I used this IBM Sametime 10 Limited Use Installation and Administration Guide LINK. With this guide everything went very easy.

What did I use?

  • Microsoft Windows 2012 server (64-bit)
  • Domino 9.0.1.FP10 (32-bit)
  • IBM Sametime Community Server V10.0 Windows Multilingual
  • IBM Sametime Proxy Server V10.0 Windows Multilingual
  • Mongo DB 3.6.5 (Download Link)
  • Mongo Compass addon (Download Link)

As stated in the guide, when installing Websphere 8.5.5.0, I also installed FP14. Here I had to go back one step. I originally installed everything on the second “D” drive and there was a problem with validating the Websphere server when installing Sametime Proxy. Therefore, I recommend installing everything on disk “C”.

The use of Installation Manager 1.8.6 was recommended in the manual. I left the automatic update enabled and I used version 1.8.9.4. There was no problem with this version.

I had some delay when silently installing the Sametime proxy server. Respectively when editing the response file IP.rsp. But at the same time, Petr Kunc also performed the installation at that time, so he provided me with his file, which I modified for my needs and installed according to this manual LINK.
Installation has already taken place quite quickly. After installation, I had only a few problems, but they were caused only by my fault. I had a typos when editing xml files. I fixed them and everything worked immediately.

Now it works for me:

  • chat on Notes client, web client, ST client, mobile client
  • persistent chat
  • offline chat

Everything runs only on one virtual machine, that is:

  • Domino server 9.0.1 FP10
  • Sametime Community Server V10.0
  • Sametime Proxy Server V10.0
  • DB2
  • Mongo DB
  • WAS 8.5.5 FP14
Persistent chat on ST client

Persistent chat on web client

Persistent chat on iPhone
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Sametime 10 Limited Use is availabe

Sametime V10 Limited Use has been released today. Here’s a table with the individual Part Numbers you need to install.

What’s new in Sametime V10 Limited Use here

DescriptionPart
IBM Sametime Connect Client V10.0 Mac MultilingualCC19LML
IBM Sametime Connect Client V10.0 Windows MultilingualCC19MML
IBM Sametime Community Server V10.0 Windows (32 bit only) MultilingualCC19NML
IBM Sametime Proxy Server V10.0 Windows MultilingualCC19PML


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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

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