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 !!

 

engage.ug 2018 – personal summary

Theo Heselmans and his team again organized a great event in Rotterdam at the SS Rotterdam with a lot of news – especially for IBM Notes, IBM Domino and also IBM Sametime.

HCL presented almost all features coming in IBM Notes V10, we have been waiting for years. Just one feature is missing ( or I did not see/hear that ):

Calendar entries >> 24 hours

It would be great, if Richard Jefts and his team would deliver this feature. But a lot of great features are going to Notes/Domino V10:

  • Node.js fully integrated in IBM Domino V10
  • Database limit enhanced to 256GB
  • Support for unlimited documents in folders
  • Great enhancements in Domino Cluster Administration
    • Cluster configuration document, where you configure the files and directories, which have to be clustered
  • Forwarding multiple mails in ONE EML-file including attachments, format, …
  • Timed Mail Delivery
  • Mail policy checks BEFORE the mail is sent to the server
  • A new “Team Calender”, which also can be used as Team Mailbox with the capability to overlay this Team Calendar over your personal one
  • Forwarding meeting invitations to other persons
  • Extending the in the Notes Client included “Sametime Limited Use” license
    • with Sametime V10 also the Sametime Proxy Server will be included for using Sametime on mobile devices
  • Persistant Chat
    • multiple Logons from multiple devices allow chat without being interrupted ( for example when you leave the office )
  • Automatic update of IBM Notes, ICAA ( prereq is IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP10 )
  • Native IBM Notes Client on iPad

And the greatest announcement so far:

LONG-TERM SUPPORT WITH NO END DATE

We also could see a possible future of a new client from Jason Roy Gary: https://twitter.com/jasonroygary/status/999241495101300736.

And some features which may come in the planned V11 ( probably coming in 2019 )…

 

It was great to see the changes and I’m awaiting the beta program for the first mayor release since 2013.

@ Theo >> it was a great conference with a perfect organisation. Thanks again and cu @ engage.ug 2019.

 

Rainer