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.

HCL Domino AppDev Pack 1.0.5 available

Today HCL released the Domino AppDev Pack 1.0.5 with the following enhancements:

Support for the following:

  • Domino server V10.0.1FP5 or later
  • Domino server V11.0.1 or later
  • Node.js V12
  • (Preview) Java 1.8 or later

(Preview) A new JAR file with the com.hcl.domino.db API. This API is similar to the Node.js @domino/domino-db API, but does not yet support, rich text, agents, and Act-as-User operations. See install kit for information about the Java Doc.

(Preview) Support for working with rich text content. See here and here for more details.

A new way to configure the Domino server AppDev pack components. The AppDev Pack kit contains a new database template from which the Domino administrator creates the configuration database, adpconfig.nsf. For installation details see here.

Improved reliability for long running Proton applications.

Instructions for the make_certs.* and make_keyring.* scripts.

@domino/domino-db support for duplicate items using the duplicateItems property. Use this optional property to read and write items in a document with the same name. See here for more details.

Support for a related property, canonicalFormat. Use this property to request that item data be provided in a canonical format. See here for more details.

 

The Domino AppDev Pack 1.0.5 is already available at HCL Flexnet.

Using HCL Nice tool silent

With HCL NICE you´re able to uninstall your Notes Client. But you also can use HCL NICE scripted with some options. Here´s a list of all possible options:

-h Show help
-qn Silent mode
-qn+ Silent mode with status dialog box at the end
-qb Silent mode with progress bar
-qb+ Silent mode with progress bar and status dialog box at the end
-rp Remove program files
-rd Remove data files
-wipe Force removal of all Notes installation information
-rn Remove Notes installation
-ri Remove ICAA installation

UPDATE: Resource Reservation Database does not handle meetings 24+ hours

Today I received the information from HCL Support that the current version of the Room and Resource calendar does not have the feature to span meetings with 24+ hours.

There´s a request for this option in the Domino Ideas Portal ( please vote !! )

https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/DOMINO-I-1246

There´s also a SPR # ASAEBQELLY created for this issue. So if you want this issue solved quick, open a case and reference to the case number CS0125933 and SPR # ASAEBQELLY.

Resource Reservation Database does not handle meetings 24+ hours

Last week I could see an issue with the resource reservation database regarding meetings 24+ hours.

Beginning with V11 you´re able to schedule meetings for 24+ hours and this is working very well ( thanks to HCL !! ). But if you also reserve a meeting room you’ll find out that the meeting scheduled e.g. from Wednesday, July 1st, 07:00 to Friday, July 3rd, 18:00, will only show up as a 1-day-entry in the resource reservation database.

Here are the screenshots:

The meeting entry in the calendar

01_calendar entry

The meeting entry in the calendar overview

02_calendar overview

The calendar entry in the resource reservation database

03_calendar overview resdb

The calendar entry detail ( correct EndDate )

05_calendar entry detail

After opening a case I received the information that this issue could be reproduced. So it seems that there´s a problem with the template of the resource reservation database.

If you want to refer to my existing case the case number is CS0125933.

After a great hint from Oliver Busse I checked if the free time search is working – and yes, it´s displaying the reserved time correctly:

06_freetime search

 

5 Myths about Domino You Need to Stop Believing Right Now

A great story told by Matt Engstrom about 5 wrong statements about HCL Domino:

Myth 1 – Domino apps don’t work on mobile devices

Myth 2 – A Notes client is required to access my apps

Myth 3 – Specialized skills are required to build Domino apps

Myth 4 – My data cannot be integrated in external systems

Myth 5 – Domino apps are ugly

Read the whole story here: https://bit.ly/2MvfDhN