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 !!

 

Upcoming events for Domino V11

HCL is offering a lot of upcoming events – give it a chance and register for one of the following free events !!

Domino V11 Query Language

  • With the release of v11, Domino Query Language (DQL) completed its consolidation of all means of searching Domino data, using full-text indices. We will discuss and demonstrate this and other vital enhancements. We will also workshop problems solved in a CollabSphere 2019 session that will show as LotusScript agent code, so DQL can be seen in action. Lastly, the expansive future of DQL will be detailed in the context of programming models and the business problems it can be used to address.
  • Register here: https://bit.ly/30Kxmb8

Domino Deployment and Monitoring

  • Join this session to learn how to create a controlled, efficient Domino deployment (regardless of where you want your servers) powered by Panopta, our new partner. You’ll learn how to get complete visibility of your Domino servers’ key health metrics in easy to use dashboards, ensure the right person is notified in case of any health or performance issues, and solve problems with automated remediation instead of manual intervention. And, with much of the configuration done out of the box, you’ll learn how to get this all up and running quickly.
  • Register here: https://bit.ly/2tIeCgp

Trends in Digital Experience Transformation from IDC

  • As IDC’s research has shown, organizations that use HCL Digital Experience have realized significant business benefits, including increased revenue and quicker time to market, reduced costs and improved staff productivity, and increased customer and employee engagement. Join this webinar to learn about the latest trends in digital experience transformation from IDC, and learn more about the business benefits HCL DX customers have achieved.
  • Register here: https://bit.ly/38DJsFX

 

You can also have a look at the V11 Key Features and Benefits in the following one-pager: https://bit.ly/2RnhgBr

And of course you still can register for engage ( the “New Lotusphere” ) held in Arnhem and organized by HCL Grandmaster Theo Heselmans and his great team !!

Proud to be HCL Master in 2020

HCL Masters Class of 2020

Today I received the notification that I was selected to be HCL Master also in 2020. This is a great honor for me !!

You can find the complete list of all HCL Masters and HCL Grandmasters on this official listing: https://www.cwpcollaboration.com/class_of_2020.html

I thank all of you for voting me !!!

With the new versions of Collaboration solutions delivered by the great teams of HCL the year 2020 will be extremely exciting. I believe that with this development team in the back WE can enter the fray !!

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.

Import of ICS files with special characters not possible

This week I received the information from a customer that there´s a problem when trying to import ICS files with special characters ( like Ü, .. ) in your Notes calendar. You then receive the following error message:

‘Notes cannot process your file. This URL is not associated with a valid iCalendar feed’ 

There´s a known TechNote regarding this problem: https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO90157

I pleased HCL to create an Enhancement Request and a new idea for getting this issue fixed has been created: https://domino-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/NTS-I-1052

In the meantime you can solve this issue by either

  • renaming the ICS file ( getting rid of the special characters ) or
  • Drag&Drop the ICS file to your calendar link in the sidebar

Feel free to support the idea 😉