IBM Domino/Notes 10

With IBM Domino/Notes 10 Beta 2 released recently, I am extremely excited about the new version. I think that Domino and Notes was never at better health, we have many new features announced, many off them implemented in the Beta version and the marketing has gotten a lot better.

If you are interested about the new features and the Domino and Notes roadmap, feel free to contact me. Look, I also have my first IBM Badge to brag about it. 😉

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I am also very happy for being allowed to be present at the World Premiere of the Domino V10 in Frankfurt on the 9th of October. There will be a live-stream available of the event, so make sure you registered.

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Announcing the IBM Domino V10 portfolio beta program: Sign up today

Make sure to sign up and take a look to the Domino V10 beta program.

Official Post

Beta 1: We will form an initial group of beta participants, based on the submissions received and then qualify and approve for beta program enrollment. Beta 1 will begin on June 25th, 2018.

What can be tested in Beta 1:

– Domino (Windows)
– Notes client (Windows)
– Notes, Designer & Admin clients (Windows)

This beta is English-only.

Beta 2: We will extend the initial group of Beta 1 participants as we get further along in the development cycle for Domino V10, by including additional participants at the Beta 2 stage. We expect the Beta 2 phase to begin the second half of July 2018.  Submissions received up to July 15th, for those not included in the Beta 1 group, will be considered for inclusion in the Beta 2 phase.

 What can be tested in Beta 2:

– Domino (Windows and Linux)
– Notes client (Windows and Apple Mac)
– Notes, Designer & Admin clients (Windows)
– Verse on Premises (Windows and Linux)
– DominoDB NPM package for Node.js

The goal of the IBM Domino V10 Portfolio Beta Program is for the community of beta participants to conduct honest, constructive and thoughtful review and testing of the Domino V10 beta software, which includes IBM Domino V10, IBM Notes V10, IBM Sametime V10 and IBM Verse On-Premises V10.

We’re seeking people who meet the following criteria:    

– A business end user, administrator, or developer, who has prior knowledge of Domino, Notes, and Verse.
– Those who bring diverse (role/industry/geography/company size) attributes to the beta team and, thus, ensure we get the right blend of input perspectives.

IBM is looking for participants to:

– Share their use case for the beta in their company.
– Engage in a dialog about Domino V10 and provide timely feedback.
– Be constructive and professional in all written/spoken interaction with program members, IBM and HCL.
– Attend the web conferences and meetings pertaining to the beta program.
– Experience the beta in a non-production environment.
– Be open to the idea of becoming a reference for IBM Domino V10.

Webcast – What’s new in Mail and Chat V10

Make sure you attend the Webcast about new Mail and Chat features in Domino V10, it takes place on 24th of May. Gabriella Davis will be one of the Speakers, so the webcast is surely going to be interesting.

Some of the “keywords”:

  • IBM Notes V10
  • IBM Verse on Premises V10
  • Sametime Chat V10

Details and a registration URL:

https://www-356.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/news/AYBJE6SP

 

 

 

#domino2025 Jam in Vienna – I´m Jammin´

I was lucky to visit the #domino2025 Jam in Vienna, this was a pleasant and positive experience. Together with IBM, HCL was also present. We learned a few new things about the future of Domino and about the HCL.

First of all, HCL is a large and stable company with most employees in North America. They have a large revenue and experience in partnerships like this, they worked with Cisco before in a similar partnership. It is clear that this is not Outsourcing but a full partnership.

The development of Domino 10 has already started, and the first package should already be delivered in 2018 Q3. Everything involving Version 10 is called “Project Sapphire” and “Chat” is also part of it. I also like that the HCL does not want to force the customers to cloud.

After we got briefed on the new Partnership and the future of Domino we started brainstorming and presenting ideas for solutions to existing problems and ideas for features we would like to have in long-term. The word “Marketing” was mentioned a few times by every team, marketing was actually discussed most, and all participants wanted it changed from ground up.

All in all, it is clear that a lot is invested in #domino2025 initiative and that it is taken seriously by both IBM and HCL. I think that many good things are going to be produced from the domino jam and I am looking forward to Domino 10.

IBM Notes – Enable Displaying Internet Addresses

A few days ago, I searched quite a while for a possibility to display internet addresses instead of Domino usernames in Notes clients via a policy setting. Although there is not a dedicated option in a “Setting” document which could be rolled out via policies, there is a new “notes.ini” setting:

$INETADDRESSFIXUP=1

Which allows to rollout this feature using a policy. This is described in the official article.

Before this “notes.ini” setting can take effect, you need to upgrade the Domino mail templates to the 9.0.1 FP8 version.

You can download the mailtemplates using the following URLs:

English

Multilingual

I like this new feature very much, it makes sense to implement it in an environment where you have a single Domino domain or OU, but many mail domains which were created by acquiring smaller companies. Or if you just want to make users who are more accustomed to Outlook happy. 🙂

IBM Connections Plug-ins for Notes – File Upload Issue

If you are forcing SSL for Connections applications and using Connections Plug-ins for Notes, you may get the following error when trying to upload files through the plug-in:

“A problem with the server was encountered”

To get around this you must add the following line to the “plugin_customization.ini”:

com.ibm.documents.connector.service/ENABLE_SSL=true

The “plugin_customization.ini” you need edit is located in “<notes_installation_directory>\framework\rcp\”.

Issue with IBM Connections plug-in for Notes

If you have more than four locations configured in Notes with two or more different User IDs, you may experience a rather strange bug in correlation with Notes Connections plug-in.

After the installation of the Connections plug-in for Notes, you will need to enter your connections credentials and save them. So far so good. The Problems start when you save your credentials in four or more Notes locations, involving two or more user IDs. After you change then from one Location to another, changing the ID-File, your client will lose all your saved Connections credentials for Notes Connections plug-in and you will have to type them in all Notes locations again.

This problem was reproduced with IBM Notes 9.0.1 Fix Pack 6 and the latest Version of Connections plug-in for Notes (5.5.0.20160818-0653).

If you are also experiencing this Error, open a PMR and reference the following APAR: “LO89513”.

Hopefully there will be a fix for this problem soon.