Ponemon Report: Application Security in the DevOps Environment

Ponemon Institute surveyed 626 individuals in IT security, quality assurance or development. All respondents work in organizations that use a DevOps approach that includes application security testing.

You can download the report here: https://bit.ly/34m8ABC

Regarding DevOps Security HCL is offering a Webinar with Larry Ponemon. You can read the complete description and register for the webinar – held on October 29th at 11 a.m. Eastern/ 8 a.m. Pacific – here.

HCL Connections 7.0

Planned for December 2020, HCL is delivering the new version of HCL Connections with some really great enhancements:

Tailored Experience

Save time and achieve better outcomes by building better Communities faster

  • Wizard
    • A step-by-step process takes users by the hand guiding them through the process of creating a Community
  • Templates
    • Whether you want to achieve a consistent look-and-feel across your organization’s Communities or you run repeatable projects that rely on bestpractices as part of every new project – Connections Community templates dramatically shorten the time to get productive
  • Highlights
    • A new Highlights experience that seamlessly integrates standard Connections apps with dynamic and configurable widgets

Microsoft 365 Ecosystem Support

Integration of MS Teams, Outlook, SharePoint and Office

  • Teams Integration
    • One-To-One Chat
    • Share with Channel
    • Messaging Extension
    • Connections Tab App
  • Outlook Integration
    • Save the entire email or just the attachments to where they are useful to others – as a shared File, a to-do in an Activity, as a knowledge article in a Wiki, or simply as a status update to share the good news
    • Send emails with links to Connections files rather than attaching a local file again and again
    • You have options
      • Share via link or as attachment if needed
      • Use the Outlook client integration on Mac and PC or in your browser
  • Sharepoint Integration
    • Single access point
    • Seamless
    • Widget or full-page view
  • Office Integration
    • Round Trip Edit with Microsoft 365

Export to PDF
Print, Archive, Share; export Connections pages for easy re-use

Cloud Native Initiative
Continuing on the path to drive down the total cost of ownership of Connections, specifically for the Component pack, HCL Connections now supports Amazon EKS and Red Hat Open Shift.

Feel free and go through the linked presentation where the single points are shown more detailled overview.


HCL Domino AppDev Pack 1.0.6 available for Download

HCL released a new version of the HCL Domino AppDev Pack – 1.0.6 with the following enhancements and changes:

  • New Java API documentation. See here and here.
  • New Java API support for rich text, agent and Act-as-User operations.
  • New Exclusive OAuth2 scopes for calendar API access. See here and here.
  • Removed support for Domino V10.0.1 FP5.
  • New Node.js API to export a Domino database as DXL. For details see exportDXL.

Release 1.0.6 supports:

  • Domino server V11.0.1 or later
  • Node.js V12
  • (Preview) Java 1.8 or later

Licensing Update: Introducing CCX, External User Entitlements

Today HCL ( in person of Uffe Sorensen ) published a blog entry about the new way of licensing internal and external users.

The blog entry is very helpful and describes the new licensing models

  • CCB ( HCL Domino Complete Collaboration Business Edition ) and
  • CCX ( HCL Domino Complete Collaboration Business Edition eXternal User )

You can read the complete blog entry HERE.


HCL Digital Week

HCL is inviting to their Digital Week where a number of events will be held virtual to deliver the latest – and I’m sure great – news around HCL Collaboration Solutions.

Feel free to register for this great event where you’ll get for example the following news:

  • The world premiere of HCL Volt MX
  • A preview of HCL Domino v12 
  • HCL Sametime Premium and HCL Connections v7 
  • Our world-famous Factory Tour 

Register HERE for this great event.

Option for importing holidays into your HCL Notes calendar from an ICS file

In HCL Notes you have the possibility to import holidays from the Domino Directory where the holidays for each country can be centrally managed. This is a great idea !!

But I receive multiple requests from customers if it´s possible to import holidays from ICS files directly into your HCL Notes Calendar.

If you think that it would be great to have this option feel free to vote for this idea: https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/NTS-I-1408

Right now I received a helpful hint from Oliver Busse that you can import ICS files not within an action but with the “normal” import function of HCL Notes ( File / Import ) and switch over to Calendar File (.ics ):