Happy Happy 31st Anniversay - HCL Notes and Domino  

By Mat Newman | 11/27/20 6:15 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

While 2020 is a year that most of us would like to forget, TODAY - the 27th of November - is ONE day that I like to recognise every year, because it represents a significant milestone in the software industry. Today is the 31st anniversary of the Gold Release build of the software that is now known as HCL Notes and Domino, that was compiled in it's first iteration as Lotus Notes Release 1.

Troubleshooting HCL Notes - Design Errors Notes Database - Roles  

By John Oldenburger | 11/27/20 1:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post a brief explanation of a design problem concerning the roles in the Access Control List of Notes databases. Defining roles requires coordination between the database manager and designer to determine if a role is necessary and to decide which users, groups or servers should be assigned the role.

How to run Notes Apps on Big Sur on brand new Mac’s with M1 chip   

By Roberto Mazzoni | 11/25/20 4:29 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Practically with the release of Apple Big Sur, HCL also delivered the Fix Pack for HCL Notes. Many thanks, we appreciated that very much. The release notes make clear that an Intel based Mac is required. And as usual we already have requests for Mac’s with new M1 chip. HCL Notes does not (yet) run on Mac’s with the brand new M1 chips.

Verse App on Android is not “respecting” security settings from the server  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/24/20 3:20 AM | Development - Digital Experience | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today I had a call with a customer who complained that after an upgrade of the Verse App the user was forced either to enter a 8-pin password or a 6 character alphanumeric password. The weird issue was that we forced the user only to have a 6 digit numeric password set on the device in the settings of the HCL Traveler server. After opening a case at HCL we received the information that Google required changes to the Device administration for Android 10 and above devices. There´s also an entry in the HCL Knowledge Base describing the complete issue.

Using the Quill editor in XPages  

By Chris Bekas | 11/23/20 6:06 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If you're after a simple WYSIWYG HTML editor to add to your XPages apps, take a look at Quill. Quill is a flexible and powerful open-source HTML editor built for compatibility and extensibility that can easily be integrated in XPages applications as a replacement to the built-in RichText editor, if all you're after is the HTML output.

Domino on Docker remote workshop with hosted servers   

By Daniel Nashed | 11/23/20 3:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Last week Thomas Hampel and myself did the first part of a remote hands-on workshop. Each participants is sitting @home on their own computer. Last year at the DNUG workshop we had everyone install their Linux server on their notebook on the VM product of their choice. That was a bigger challenge that we thought. I prepared a whole server with local lab network with CentOS mirror, Docker registry, DNS, local clone of Docker documentation, own Git server, it took still quite a while to have everyone up and running. Standardized hosted infrastructure in the cloud I had that idea a while ago and last weekend I finally took the time to write it up for this workshop. It took some time, but this will not be the last workshop where we are using it. For sure we will have more workshops and make that concept available for others like DNUG here in Germany.

Moving Domino to a container  

By Oliver Busse | 11/23/20 3:29 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Today I successfully moved a Domino server from a native installation on a non-supported Linux to a docker container. It actually wasn't really a moving as I installed a different server version. The original server was V11 and the containerized one now is of course the latest code drop of V12.

Advanced Configuration of Meeting Invitations  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/20/20 3:46 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Yesterday I had an issue at customer site. The customer is using Microsoft Teams with their official domain “example.com“. This domain is also used as primary domain in the Global Domain document on their Domino Server. The customer has an optional internet domain “example.at“.

Domino 12 EAP and OpenNTF Webinar Recap  

By Oliver Busse | 11/20/20 3:16 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Yesterday OpenNTF hosted the November webinar about Docker in general and Domino on Docker in particular. The aspects were diverse: from a manager's point of view, a developers perspective and for administrators. Christian Güdemann, our OpenNTF chairman opened the session by talking about general benefits using container. Then Dan Dumont, also OpenNTF board member, demonstrated how he uses 3 (!) Dominos on his machine to work on the AppDev pack - impressive! The last block was performed by Roberto Boccadoro (you guess it, OpenNTF board member, too) who showed how to get the Domino Early Access Program code drop up and running which is delivered exclusively as a Docker image and has no installers. This was done in several minutes including the server configuration - awesome!

Some notes on upgrading to Sametime 11.5  

By Cormac McCarthy | 11/20/20 1:15 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Couple of quick notes on upgrading Sametime to 11.5 (from Sametime 11.0 FP2). For this article I’ll concentrate on the chat server, so Sametime Community server and Sametime proxy. It’s based on a recent real-life install on Windows 2016 where all components sit on the same host. Firstly, it would be remiss not to say that generally with anything related to Sametime nowadays I’ll check what Ales Lichtenberg has written and here is no different. This guide works but I’d a couple of addendums from my experience.

ID Sync for Nomad Biometrics Authentication, Traveler now supports MySQL and Notes on Big Sur.  

By Cormac McCarthy | 11/19/20 2:55 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL aren’t shy on rolling out big new features are they…. There’s been three significant releases in the last 24 hours. HCL Notes and Domino have both have 11.0.1 FP2 released and Traveler similarly has 11.0.2. These are not bog standard fix packs.

Traveler 11.0.2 released -- including Support for MySQL in Traveler HA mode  

By Daniel Nashed | 11/19/20 2:52 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Beside some important JVM out of memory fixes and room reservation support for ESA 16.x with Apple calendar, there is one more big new thing! Support for MySQL !! This is big news for many customers. Today the DB2 license is still bundled with the Traveler HA license. This is still covered by an agreement with IBM. But this support will end as some point and if a customer uses DB2 just for Traveler HA, this might be overkill..

HCL Traveler v11.0.2 released including MySQL support for Traveler HA Pools  

By Detlev Poettgen | 11/18/20 7:18 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Traveler 11.0.2 with Build Level 11.0.2.0 Build 202010261910_30 includes fixes for the Traveler server and two new features. The big news: Traveler 11.0.2 will support MySQL for building Traveler HA Pools (Cluster) as one more option besides IBM DB2 or Microsoft SQL Server.

Flexible View Control for XPages Updates  

By Michael G. Smith | 11/18/20 1:40 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

On the heels of the OpenNTF Webinar where I presented the Flexible View Control for XPages, I was able to make some long-overdue updates that improve the functionality and performance of the control. Get the code from GitHub: Release v2020-11-17 Updates in this release: Improved the setup and configuration process to make it more intuitive,…

The Resiliency of HCL Domino and how to get Multiple SSL Certs to work with it  

By Keith Brooks | 11/18/20 1:35 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

There was a technical limitation since removed in Domino 11 related to how Domino handled the SNI(Server Name Indication). Prior to R11 you can only use one SSL certificate per IP address in Domino. Since I run about a dozen domains on my server, this was not helpful, but now, it works quite well.

Java With Domino Roundtable Recording  

By Jesse Gallagher | 11/17/20 6:41 PM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I hosted my "Java With Domino" roundtable earlier today, and I think it went pretty well! We ended up having just about the ideal number of participants, and it was not only great hearing how people feel on the topic, but also seeing and hearing from everyone.

Create random files with random content with Java  

By Ulrich Krause | 11/16/20 4:28 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I was playing with DAOS in Domino 12 recently and needed a way to create thousands of test files with a given file size and random content. I did not want to use existing files with real data for my tests. There are several programs available for Linux and Windows. Google for it. But as a developer, I should be able to create my one tool. Here is some sample Java code that uses java.util.Random to create filnames and content in an easy way.

Show heapsizes in your HCL Notes Client  

By Remco Angioni | 11/16/20 4:26 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

How can you check how much heapsize you are using in your Notes client? Normally, this is a preference setting in your designer to set ( Preferences – General – Show Heap Size ). But how to set it for your normal standard HCL Notes client? ing in your Notes client? Normally, this is a preference setting in your designer to set ( Preferences - General - Show Heap Size ). But how to set it https://www.angioni.nl/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/HCL-Ambassabor-lightx1.png //s.w.org Angioni's Blog » Feed https://www.angioni.nl/feed

HCL Digital Week is history  

By Oliver Busse | 11/14/20 4:13 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

First of all: THANK YOU, VERY WELL DONE, FOLKS! The first major event conducted by HCL for their Digital Solutions and Digital Experience portfolio is over. So is the Factory Tour that also was done virtually thanks to the pandemic. These 2/3 events overlapped during this week, started every day at 10am EST (3pm UTC, 4pm CET) and offered the blueprints of the current and upcoming solutions of HCL Software. I won't go into details about sessions and content here, so many friends wrote their asses off about it. Just checkout CollaborationToday to find their blog posts. I am actually not able to focus on a single product or topic here, this was intense.

Desktop plug-in for Windows fails on large uploads   

By Femke Goedhart | 11/13/20 6:55 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

At one of my customers we ran into the problem that users were not able to upload files larger than 50MB within the HCL Connections Desktop plug-in for Windows but were able to upload files of up to 1GB (server setting) in the browser. The error users got in the desktop connector was “Server returned bad request (400)” when uploading these larger files. I will post the solution they found (and that I can’t seem to find online) here for others to use in case they run into similar problems.

Volt MS LotusScript Toolkit  

By Paul Withers | 11/13/20 5:35 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Earlier this week Jason Roy Gary announced the Volt MX LotusScript Toolkit. It’s important to put some background to manage expectations. There will be an OpenNTF webinar on December 17th where we will explain more about our aims for the project and provide a call-to-arms to the community to join us driving this forward. I encourage everyone to attend if you’re interested in using Agents outside the Notes Client or a Form’s WebQueryOpen and WebQuerySave methods. But in advance, let’s cover some questions I expect people to have.

The Volt MX Road Map – Not the Designer Killer You’re Looking For  

By NCUG | 11/13/20 3:32 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Volt MX has generated a lot of interest, and during Digital Week today, HCL presented their road map for the low code platform. In an earlier blog posting, we said that Volt MX would most likely be the replacement for Domino Designer. It seems that we jumped the gun a bit on that one. Andrew Manby from HCL reached out to us to clarify some questions that have come up.

One Click and We Were In – Sametime V11.5   

By NCUG | 11/13/20 3:31 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL’s video conferencing and chat system Sametime has gotten a major overhaul. During Digital Week we not only got to see a demo of Sametime 11.5, we also got to use it. One click, and we were in!

Upcoming Event: Java With Domino Roundtable  

By Jesse Gallagher | 11/13/20 2:03 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Martin Pradny

The other day, I floated the idea of running an unstructured roundtable discussion of working with Java either on or accessing Domino, and I think it'll be worth giving a shot. I imagine I'll have some preliminary remarks, but otherwise the goal is to be less like a webinar and more like a free-flowing discussion, in the vein of the "happy hour" and "coffee break" rooms from CollabSphere and Digital Week.

How to install HCL Sametime Meetings 11.5 Premium  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 11/12/20 5:37 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by Matteo Bisi

After the release of HCL Meetings 11.5, I updated my manual for installing the Pre-Release version. The update also includes an upgrade to Release 11.5 and I added how to updating the Sametime Meeting Server TLS Certificates.

Domino, Designer and Notes v12 Roadmap – Thoughts about HCL Connections, Domino and Sametime  

By Milan Matejic | 11/11/20 3:42 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

During the first day of the virtual HCL Factory Tour we were able to see the roadmap for Domino, Designer and Notes v12. HCL continues to innovate and sets the bar high in regard to product quality. The new release of Domino, version 12, is coming in Q2 of 2021.

HCL Digital Week – Recap Day 3 / Part 1  

By Rainer Brandl | 11/11/20 12:53 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

HCL Digital Week – Day 3 – Wednesday and the first day of the HCL Factory Tour. But what can we expect from today’s sessions after the really great announcements from the last 2 days ? Well, in the keynote – held by Richard Jefts and Chris Healey- we could see how HCL re-engineered their development guidelines for a successful future. And the steps HCL did are very straight forward.

Connections V7: Create a Community With Microsoft Teams   

By NCUG | 11/11/20 10:05 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

Join Felix when he is tasked with creating a Connections community for employees returning to work after months of working from their home offices. Thankfully, Felix has HCL Connections V7 and Microsoft Teams! “What?!?!” I hear you say. Read on!

CollabSphere 2020: A “Virtual” Cut above!  

By Panagenda | 11/11/20 8:22 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Once again, Richard Moy and crew did an amazing job bringing together Domino subject matter experts, HCL Execs, and business partners to review the yearly updates and showcase the roadmap for the future. This year, due to Covid-19, Collabsphere was completely virtual just like most other technology sponsored events in 2020. However, that did not prevent a record turnout of 487 participants, including attendees and speakers from 34 countries!

One thing that you might have missed from the Domino 12 preview/announcement   

By Cormac McCarthy | 11/11/20 3:39 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

There were so many new features to focus on, one that I think could easily be missed is a straight forward one. It’s one that’s planned for Domino 12