Verse On-Premises 1.0.9 offers a new calendar event form design. This provides an improved environment for creating and managing calendar events.
The new form opens quickly and is smaller and streamlined. Controls allow users to show just the options that they want to use. This is a preview feature that is off by default. To make this feature available to users, you must add new parameters to the notes.ini Domino server.
While testing this new “feature”, I found the issue that HCL Development will fix in future releases.More on point 2.
There are two options – two parameters:
To enable the new event form for all users and prevent them from disabling it, add : VOP_GK_FEATURE_168=1
To keep the new event form off by default but allow users to enable it, add: VOP_PREVIEW_REACT_EVENT_FORM=1 Then, to enable the feature, users select the option New Calendar Event Form in Feature Preview section of Mail and Calendar Settings
If you use this setting (point 2) and the user selects a new form, the form will then appear completely blank when in use.HCL Development is implementing a fix for this issue. The fix will be included in a future release of VOP. For now you to use the workaround which has been described in point 1.
Starting with Domino V11, you can configure Domino to use an ID vault password to authenticate web users accessing the server.
If enabled uses the Domino server to authenticate users to HCL Verse, HCL iNotes with their Notes ID and passwords stored in IDVault. With this feature, users only can to remember their password in the file ID.
This feature is ignored for authentication of the following users:
Notes client users
Web-only users without Notes IDs
Users who authenticate via SAML federated identity authentication
How to configure?
Create or edit a Configuration document in the Domino directory. (Configuration – Servers – Configurations)
Open the Security tab
In the Internet Password Verification section, select one of the following options
If some web users with registered Notes IDs do not have IDs in the vault or if you are unsure if they do, use “Check vault first, then directory“. If Notes IDs are not found in the vault, Domino will use internet passwords in Domino directory Person documents to authenticate the users.
VOP 1.0.9 is available for download only a few days before the release of Domino, Notes and Sametime V11. Do you have to wait for Domino V11 or can you implement the changes already? Complete documentation LINK
There is System Requirements
Domino 9.0.1 with Feature Pack 10 or higher on Microsoft Windows (64-bit 2008, 2012) or Red Hat Linux (64-bit 6).
Domino 10.0 or higher on Microsoft Windows (64-bit 2012, 2016), Red Hat Linux (64-bit 7), or AIX (64-bit 7.2, TL1 or higher)
Domino 10.0.1 or higher on IBM i version V7R2 or V7R3.
Domino 11.0 on Microsoft Windows (64-bit 2012, 2016, 2019), Red Hat Linux (64-bit 7), or AIX (64-bit 7.2, TL1 or higher)
Mail files require a design derived from the mail9FP9.ntf template or a later version.
Can a user find out which version of Verse On-Premises is used to access their mail database in a browser? Yes, but it’s not quite user friendly. Someone would look for it somewhere in “About”, but you need to click a little more.
I have therefore created a new post in the Product Ideas Forum for which you can also vote LINK
I found it in the HCL knowledge database:
To determine which version of the Verse On-Premises is being used, you can examine the “build-number” in Verse. The “build-number” tag is an identifier that is unique to each Verse On-Premises version.
To view the “build-number” number you should:
Open Verse in your browser and right click on mouse to select the option: “Inspect”
Go to the “Console” tab and find the line that includes the word “Current Build”.
Use the table below to determine which Verse On-Premise version is currently in use.
Verse On-premises version
16838-458 *Note this is the same as 1.0.5 as the client code has not been updated*
You may not see the option to open an archive database after upgrading to Verse On-Premises 1.0.8.
If you have a “simple” solution where you have a manually created archive DB of your mail (without applying the policy), you probably won’t see this new option to open it to the VOP as described here LINK.
I solved this issue with HCL support and this is a bug on which request VERSE-57616 was created.
There will be a VOP 1.0.8a deliverable in the coming weeks that will include the fix for this issue.
The bug is due to the fact that the code was expecting there to be an Archive Settings policy document assigned to the user. If there was no archive Setting policy document assigned to the user, VOP would not show any archives. You can work around this issue by assigning an Archive Settings policy document to the user.
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.
Enhancements to the calendar event design preview in release 1.0.7 In IBM Verse 1.0.7, there are several enhancements to the calendar event design preview feature.
Enhancements to importing internet calendar events In this release, you can import internet calendar events from an .ics file that is attached to a mail message, in addition to importing from an .ics file on your computer. Also, using either import method, you can import up to 100 events from one .ics file. The previous limit was 50 events.
Read messages marked as “Prevent copying” or “Keep Private” When IBM® Notes® users and IBM iNotes® users send “private” messages that cannot be copied, IBM Verse users can now read those messages. Previously, the messages could be read only through Notes or iNotes.
Attachment name used as message subject if no subject provided If a new message with an attachment doesn’t include a subject, the attachment name (minus the file extension) is used as the subject. If the message has multiple attachments, the first attachment listed is used.
Option to download all attachments at once When there are multiple attachments in a message, a Download All option is available to download all of them at once. Previously, you had to download each attachment separately.
Improved integration of forwarding addresses When a person has a forwarding address – used to deliver mail to an external address – the person’s forwarding address and primary directory address can now both be shown.
Filter by unread messages after searching You can now filter search results to show only unread messages. Previously, you could show unread messages only for the entire Inbox or an entire folder.
Clearer prompt to search directory when using typeahead When you use typeahead in an addressing field to find names, the prompt to search the directory is clearer.
Support for right-to-left languages A preference is now available that enables you to use right-to-left languages such as Arabic and Hebrew.
Preview of improved experience for web browser access on mobile devices A preview feature provides an improved experience for users who access IBM Verse from browsers on mobile devices. Administrators enable the feature on servers. Once enabled, the improvements are immediately available to users after logging on to Verse using the browser on their mobile devices. This preview feature is available for Safari on iOS devices and Chrome on Android devices.
Enhancements for developers IBM Verse 1.0.7 provides the following enhancements for developers.