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.

Domino & GDPR

Two weeks ago, Benedek Menesi from Ytria held a cool Webcast about GDPR considerations in a Domino environment. This makes it clear that IBM Domino allows you to tackle a variety of challenges and GDPR is no exception.

You can watch the recording under the following URL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELOO4RU6ss4

 

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. 🙂

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.