Here it comes! HCL Domino & Notes v12 Beta 3

Today Luis Guirigay, Barry Rosen and Thomas Hampel showed us the HCL Domino & Notes Beta 3 of the Version 12. Guess what!? It is available on the HCL Flexnet site for download as of now! 🙂

Where to download the v12 Beta.

I will give my best to list the most important takeaways from the today’s webinar in the following.

This is the last of the planed Beta releases before the global launch of the HCL Domino and Notes Version 12.

Timeline and Components of the HCL Domino and Notes v12.

The latest beta release is available in the following languages:

HCL Domino v12 supported languages.

As of HCL Domino version 12, additional Linux server distributions are supported.

Additional Linux Platforms.

HCL Notes 64-Bit Basic Client for Windows is available for download, a release of HCL Notes 64-Bit Standard Windows Client is planned in the future.

HCL Notes 64 Bit Client Beta.

I was especially excited as I have seen the following slide:

The Active Directory Password sync looked perfect and polished in a Demo. It takes less than 5 seconds to sync a user’s password, since it was changed in Active Directory, to Domino.

The Backup Solution also looks great, the whole backup and restore process can be controlled inside one new Domino Database. In a Demo, the restore process certainly looked fast and easy, Thomas restored some deleted Mails and Folders with ease.

New Domino Backup and Restore Database.

The backup and restore process should now be possible with most backup software vendors.

Architecture of the HCL Domino v12 backup/restore solution.

There are also some news about licensing, the CCB/CCX Licenses can now be tracked easily inside Domino, no matter how complicated your environment is.

HCL Domino & Notes Entitlement Tracker Demo.

HCL Nomad Web will also be publicly available with HCL Domino and Notes v12.

If you would like to participate in the Beta program, you can do so, HCL is open about it and they will welcome any feedback. You will need to register for an Account and afterwards you will be able to access the beta forum.

And last but not least, make space in your calendar for the HCL Domino and Sametime Launch Event on June the 7th.

Happy Testing! 🙂

I’m proud to be an HCL Ambassador for 2021!

First of all, a massive THANK YOU to everyone who voted for me. I am proud to be selected as HCL Ambassador for 2021, it is a pleasure and a great honor to be in this group of people.

HCL Ambassador Class of 2021

This will give me an earlier access to the beta codes, product news and better connections inside of HCL. Not to mention that it will motivate me a ton. 🙂

In turn, I will be able to write blog posts and get even more involved in this great community!

For anyone who is not familiar with the program, this is how HCL defines the role of HCL Ambassador:

HCL Ambassador is a distinction that HCL awards select members of the community that are both experts in their field and are passionate about sharing their HCL knowledge with others. 

HCL Ambassadors are exactly that, ambassadors. Importantly they are not employees, but their commitment to sharing their expertise has a huge impact on the HCL community. Whether they are blogging, writing books, speaking, running workshops, creating tutorials and classes, offering support in forums, or organizing and contributing to local events – they help make HCL’s mission of making technology play nice, possible.

Last but not least, I want to congratulate to all HCL Ambassadors!

Nominations for HCL Masters Class 2020 are open!

It is that beautiful time of the year again, HCL Masters Nominations, for the Class 2020, are officially open.

If you have someone who is helping you a great deal with HCL Digital Solutions (former IBM Collaboration Software), make sure to spare a few minutes of your time and reward them with a HCL Master Nomination.

If you want to know what “HCL Masters” Program is all about, check out the HCL Masters official page.

Upgrading Notes 9.0.1 client to Notes 10.0.1 on Mac

Yesterday, an Article was published by IBM Support about Upgrading Notes 9.0.1 to Notes 10.0.1 when a User has Sametime embedded add-on installed. Make sure to read it, in order to avoid problems.

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10872660&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTXQ&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus–OCSSKTXQ–E

From my understanding, (no to much familiar with Mac Clients), you need to uninstall Notes 9.0.1, prior to 10.0.1 installation.

Domino Tech School

Domino Tech School is a series of webinars concentrated around Domino V10. It has been announced on January 8th this year. Since than there were two sessions, “Domino Query Language” and “Upgrading to Domino V10: Best Practices”. If you have missed one of these two Sessions, don´t worry, you can still watch the recording, but you still have to register.

All of the Sessions were great so far, I like how fast the recording is available, minutes after the Webcast is finished. And it contains useful Information for everyone, Developers and Administrators. So make sure you check it out.

IBM Watson Workspace – Meeting a dreadful End as of February 28th

Don´t forget that the Watson Workspace will not be available from 28th of February, the Service is being “deprecated”. If you were using Watson Workspace extensively and you have some information you want to keep, then I suggest downloading it before the service goes offline. You can do that via tool provided by IBM:

https://help.workspace.ibm.com/hc/en-us/articles/360015543614

The first contact I had with the software was at the Connect 2016, back then, it was called “Project Toscana” and me and my colleagues were excited about it. Since the product has been officially released, I have used Watson Workspace daily, it became one of the main platforms to exchange Information with my customers, and my customers loved it. To that extension that we stopped using all other Applications (Skype, TeamViewer…). I liked the Simplicity and the integrated AI capabilities a lot.