HCL Launch Tokyo – my personal summary

Yesterday HCL presented the upcoming releases of

  • HCL Domino/Notes V11
  • HCL Sametime V11 and
  • HCL Connections 6.5
  • HCL Domino Volt
    • A brand new Low-Code Development Tool

and we had a great event here in Austria/Vienna with almost 70 “Yellow Bleeders” !!

It was a great announcement from Richard Jefts, Andrew Manby, Danielle Baptiste and Francois Nasser !! A lot of long requested features are included in the newest releases. Take some time and check the videos available on YouTube:

HCL Live from Tokyo


Introducing HCL Domino Volt


HCL Domino V11 – what´s new


HCL Sametime V11 – what´s new


HCL Connections 6.5 already is available for download.

HCL Domino/Notes V11, HCL Sametime V11, HCL Traveler V11 have been announced for December 20th – a perfect Christmas Present from the great HCL Dev Team !! Thanks a lot for your great work in the last months.

IBM Connections Mobile APNS certificates expiring on 21 July 2019


Users using IBM Connections Mobile will stop receiving Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) notifications after the certificates expire on July 21, 2019 (7/21/2019)


To make sure notifications continue, download the iFix for your server version and apply.

IBM Connections Mobile v6.0 CR3 & CR4

IBM Connections Mobile v5.5 CR3

IBM Connections Mobile v5.0 CR4

Note: The new certificates provided by the iFix will expire on April 30, 2020 (4/30/2020).

IBM Connections Editor end of support and removal from app stores

On June 30, 2019 IBM will end support for the IBM Connections Editor mobile application and remove it from the Apple and Google app stores.

Effective June 30, 2019 IBM will no longer support or feature the IBM Connections Editor application for mobile devices on the Apple or Google app stores. Customers will no  longer be able to download the application to their devices; however existing installations on phones or tablets will continue to work and usage is covered under the included license.
Please note that starting June 30, 2019 IBM will no longer support the IBM Connections Editor application.


Since IBM released the IBM Connections Editor, enhancements in the respective mobile operating systems made it possible to better integrate office document editors of choice which reduces the need for a dedicated office suite. IBM Connections mobile users can open documents in their preferred office editing application via the “Open In’ command; alternatively iOS users can also use the Apple Files app on their devices to conveniently open or edit IBM Connections documents there.

Link to the official IBM announcement: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10791201&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYGQH&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYGQH-_-E


JUMP Session: Understanding and Configuring ElasticSearch for IBM Connections (on prem)

IBM offered a Jump session about ElasticSearch von IBM Connections on prem on November 14th.

ElasticSearch Metrics is now available as an alternative software program for the Metrics feature within IBM Connections v6.0. In addition, as of IC 6.0 CR3, type-ahead search & the recently visited views in Files & Communities make use of Elasticsearch.
In this session we will go through some of the common use cases to better understand these new capabilities in Connections. Then give administrators details of exactly how to setup and configure this in your environment.

You can download all the materials on the official site: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10735509&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYGQH

Support discontinuance for IBM Connections 5.0, IBM CCM 5.0 and IBM Connections Suite 5.0


On September 30th 2019, the support for the mentioned solutions will be withdrawn – so if you´re still on this version >> contact me for an offer about migrating your environment to the current release IBM Connections 6.x.


JUMP Session: Understanding and Configuring IBM Connections Engagement Center (ICEC)

IBM is offering a Jump Session about the basics of ICEC with the following content:

IBM Connections Engagement Center is a digital workplace that provides everything employees need within the context of their jobs to be more engaged, collaborative and productive. In this session we will go through of the common use cases to better understand these new capabilities in Connections. Then give administrators details of exactly how to setup and configure this in your environment. Looking to increase engagement across your organization, this is the session for you. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the WebEx Meetings chat

Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes

The slides from the session will be attached to the official announcement here: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10713447