engage.ug 2020 – Personal recap

What an amazing event at the Burger´s Zoo in Arnhem I was able to attend !

Theo Heselmans and his team again organized a tremendous event in a very special location. Thanks a lot for all of your work – every “Thank You” you received was well-deserved !!

Now on the the content. HCL presented the future of the New Collaboration Solutions with some very great announcements ! The speed of how HCL delivers new features and composes new and – what´s extremely important – integrated solutions is unbelievable !!

Feel free and go through this summary about the upcoming releases – and don´t forget to read the planned enhancements for V12 !!

  • Notes V11.0.1
    • SwiftFile will be automatically integrated in the client. This option will help you to organize your mail into the correct folders like in Verse on Premises
    • Attachment viewing
      • From 11.0.1 on an attachment will not be rendered by your Notes client but will be displayed in your default browser
    • Database encryption
      • There´s an option to encrypt local databases by 128-bit AES
    • Setting the background of the workspace via NOTES.INI setting ( and therefore via a policy )
  • Domino V11.0.1
    • The AUT ( Auto Update feature ) will support future HCAA upgrades
    • Modifications in the DAOS Tier 2 storage option
    • Domino Web Server support for SNI ( Server Name Indication )
    • New Notes ID´s will automatically have 1024-bit encryption or stronger RSA keys
      • Old ID´s with weaker RSA keys will still work but you should consider to rollover those keys
    • Users coming via the feature “DirSync” from AD can now easily be registered in Domino
    • New JRE ( Java Runtime Environment )
      • openjdk version 1.8.0_242
      • Eclipse Open9 JVM
    • Enhancements in the Domino Query Language ( DQL )
  • Sametime V11 FP1
    • All mobile clients will support the Persistant Chat
    • Drag&Drop support for File Transfer
    • And a lot of fixes
    • All that is approximately coming in the End of March 2020
  • Verse on Premises 2.0
    • VoP will have the option to “install” a browser based client on your computer just by clicking a “+” sign inside your VoP session.
    • VoP will deliver a new calendar form
    • Better search options by the ability to search using a date range
    • The option “Send and File” will be available where you can directly put your sent mail into a specific folder
    • Full support for HCL Connections 6.5
  • HCL Volt
  • HCL Connections
    • This year some CR´s will be released and there will be extremely helpful extensions like
      • Integration of MS Sharepoint in 6.5 CR1/CR2
      • Containerazation of ICEC
      • Full integration of MS O365 for round-trip editing
      • New integrations for Sametime V12

But also the future of HCL Notes/Domino and HCL Connections is looking very, very bright. We saw the future of HCL Notes/Domino V12, HCL Connections V7 with a very clear message to the market: this is how we want to transform the current portfolio on the Desktop:

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There are also great enhancements coming on the Server side and on HCL Connections.

  • Domino V12
    • Planned for the 1H/2021
    • Two-factor authentication for accessing apps via Web via the Google Authenticator
    • Two-factor authentication for NRPC clients
    • Integration of Let´s encrypt by default
    • Support of Touch ID für MacOS
    • Auto deployment of the ID vault
    • Support of SNI ( Server Name Indicator )
    • New RSA keys in strength of 2048bit created by default when registering users, servers, …
  • Sametime V11 Meetings
    • planned for Q2/2020
    • Completely built on Open Source
    • Support for Voice, Video and Screen Sharing
    • All components on one server
    • If you want to participate on the HCL Sametime V11 Mobile Beta you can do that here

And HCL is delivering “HCL SoFy” – the HCL Solution Factory where you’ll be able to run applications in the cloud just by selecting them by click. Combining your selected apps will be done in the background and after this step your application will be ready to use.

Also 2 new HCL Grandmaster have been presented during this great conference

Also great applause for both of you !!!

So as a summary it was a pleasure to be part of this great community and you should take the chance to participate in this great event next year !!

 

‘The future of Collaboration Solutions under HCL’ including news about Notes/Domino V11

A great summary of the future of the collaboration solutions currently hosted by IBM was given by Uffe Sorenson (HCL Global Director) and Paul Withers (Lifetime IBM Champion). Of course not all details could be told in fact of the actual contract but some of them are more than worth to read:

  • Domino application templates, which have been neglected for far too long, will receive some well-deserved attention. We’re talking revitalising existing templates and the development of new ones. These will have two aims – to provide organisations with common applications ready for use out of the box (holiday leave requests, document libraries, etc.), and secondly to act as a springboard for developers to customise further. These will be made available via a ‘digital solutions store’ – or in other words, an app store. It goes without saying they’ll be browser and mobile ready.
  • There will be a new thin desktop client based on WebAssembly technology. It sounds like WebAssembly will be used to provide a common code base for many types of client, such as IDMA/Nomad (Notes apps on the iPad), the Notes browser plug-in, and the Verse mobile client.
  • Anyone currently with the ‘IBM Champion’ accolade will be become an ‘HCL Master’. Further to this, HCL affirmed the great importance they attached to the community as a whole, and will continue to support user groups such as ICON UK.
  • In terms of licensing, all existing software and support contracts with IBM will continue as they are. The earliest potential changes to the licensing model would be with the release of Domino 11 in November/December 2019, which will have an emphasis on simplicity (‘no more sub-capacity licensing’!).
  • Moving forward, Verse will be the primary email client being developed – with a particular emphasis on Verse On-Premise. Other current methods will still be supported though, such as Outlook and mobile (via Traveler).
  • Notes/Domino as a whole is in quite a healthy place, with over 180 clients returning back to the platform in Q4 2018!
  • There will be a new Designer client, and low code application development will be via a new visual builder environment. It was suggested this could be a development of HCL Leap, however that’s by no means confirmed.

HCL are showing every sign of refusing to let up on Domino’s momentum built up over the past year or so, which is very encouraging. Get in touch if you’d like to have a chat about what this means for you and your Domino investment.

https://www.ovalbusinesssolutions.co.uk/2019/05/25/the-future-of-collaboration-solutions-under-hcl/

Regarding this statement a lot of great features will be available in IBM Domino V11 which is announced in Q4 2019:

  • Domino DirSync
    • will pull informations about users and groups directly from the AD ( including renames )
  • Domino “DAOS on Steroids”
    • a single cloud instance for each object per database replica set
  • Domino HTTP authentication against the ID Vault
    • no sync between the Notes ID and the HTTP password required
  • Recall undelivered scheduled mail
  • Domino Language Kits will be available on day 1 of Domino V11

So great times are coming for our community !! Stay tuned 😉

Great publications in the last days

IBM/HCL just release the following enhancements in the last days:

Domino AppDev Pack 1.0.1 for Linux and NEW: 1.0.1 for Windows

> Link to the official announcement: https://ibm.co/2WE4iio

IBM Verse on Premises 1.0.7 with the following enhancements:

https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4RQV_1.0.7/whats_new/whats_new_in_version_1.0.7_.html

  • Enhancements to importing internet calendar events
    In this release, you can import internet calendar events from an .ics file that is attached to a mail message, in addition to importing from an .ics file on your computer. Also, using either import method, you can import up to 100 events from one .ics file. The previous limit was 50 events.
  • Original times shown when repeat meetings are rescheduled
    When a repeat meeting is rescheduled, attendees see the original times followed by the new times when they open the reschedule notice.
  • Read messages marked as “Prevent copying” or “Keep Private”
    When IBM® Notes® users and IBM iNotes® users send “private” messages that cannot be copied, IBM Verse® users can now read those messages. Previously, the messages could be read only through Notes or iNotes.
  • Attachment name used as message subject if no subject provided
    If a new message with an attachment doesn’t include a subject, the attachment name (minus the file extension) is used as the subject. If the message has multiple attachments, the first attachment listed is used.
  • Option to download all attachments at once
    When there are multiple attachments in a message, a Download All option is available to download all of them at once. Previously, you had to download each attachment separately.
  • Improved integration of forwarding addresses
    When a person has a forwarding address – used to deliver mail to an external address – the person’s forwarding address and primary directory address can now both be shown.
  • Filter by unread messages after searching
    You can now filter search results to show only unread messages. Previously, you could show unread messages only for the entire Inbox or an entire folder.
  • Clearer prompt to search directory when using typeahead
    When you use typeahead in an addressing field to find names, the prompt to search the directory is clearer.

IBM Domino 10.0.1 FP1

> Link to the downloads: https://ibm.co/2CQ1dnI

IBM Notes 10.0.1 FP1

> Link to the downloads: https://ibm.co/2FFaQq2

 

As mentioned the Language Pack German will be available in the next days.

Requirements for new features in IBM Notes 10

There´s a small summary about “What´s needed for the new features in Notes/Domino V10 and V10.0.1”:

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10872454

GENERAL FEATURES Standard or Basic config Minimum Notes version Minimum Domino version Minimum ODS level Minimum template version
Create a one-time signature at the time you reply to or forward a message . (Introduced in 10.0.1) Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
New workspace look Both V10 N/A N/A N/A
Custom color themes Standard V10 N/A N/A N/A
Application user interface enhancements Both V10 N/A N/A N/A
Touch screen on Windows Tablet Standard V10 N/A N/A N/A
Collapsible left navigator Standard V10.0.1 N/A N/A N/A
Quick contacts Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
pernames.ntf (10.0)
More accurate results when searching attachments Both V10 N/A N/A N/A
Updated import and export file types Both V10 N/A N/A N/A
Images in web tables look better when copied Both V10 N/A N/A N/A
Some preferences now enabled by default Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
MAIL FEATURES
By Sender mail view Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Schedule when messages are delivered Both V10 V10 N/A mail10.ntf
Keep multiple forwarded messages separate Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Second signature for replying and forwarding Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Delegate can archive with editor access Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Improved send mail errors and warnings Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Larger Junk Mail Senders List Both V10 N/A N/A mai10.ntf
STARTTTLS support for Notes client SMTP connections Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Upgrade more mail file folders at one time Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
CALENDAR FEATURES
Allow meeting attendees to invite others Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Delegate calendar but not contacts Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Apply Senders Colors to meetings Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Add calendar categories and assign colors at the same time Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Copy Into New – Calendar Entry copies online meeting details Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Improved calendar interoperability with Outlook Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf
Calendar overlay improvements Standard V10 N/A N/A N/A
Team calendar Both V10 N/A N/A mail10.ntf

DQL Explorer availaible on OpenNTF

During IBM Think Luis presented the DQL Explorer which helps

  • Business users have access to Domino data like never before.
  • Developers to understand their queries before even opening the Designer
  • Administrators to understand the impact on the Domino servers (if any)

Now the DQL Explorer is available on OpenNTF and you can download this great tool here: https://www.openntf.org/main.nsf/project.xsp?r=project/DQL%20Explorer

 

Let’s Get Real: What’s in Domino V11

HCL is inviting to a webcast on March 14th including the following content:
In the era of digital transformation, empowering a workforce to re-engineer their own processes into more responsive, measurable and effective outcomes is essential.
Join Andrew Manby and Richard Jefts to learn what the next chapter in the #dominoforever journey will mean to Domino developers, administrators and business users based on your input from the “Domino ideas portal” and V11 #dominoforever jams.
For those at IBM Think 2019, this webcast will provide even more insights. This is one event you are not going to want to miss.
If you´re interested about the new features HCL will deliver don´t forget to register for the webcast here: https://bit.ly/2TGIXDM