Verse app 10.0.13.0 on Android is not syncing calendar entries after upgrade to Traveler 11

A question was asked on the HCL support forum ( https://bit.ly/3a2hiWt ) because after upgrading Traveler to V11 just calendar entries have not been synced to Android devices.

The cause has been located and will be fixed like mentioned as answer:

We have determined the cause of this issue and have a fix for it in the HCL Verse Android Google Play Store beta slot. We are beginning the production deployment of the fix via the Google PlayStore at this time which should complete by Wed Jan 15th. This issue can affect Verse Android client apps with versions from 10.0.11->10.0.13 and is fixed in the 11.0.0 version (202001092238) of the app.

If a single user is experiencing this issue, the simplest solution is to have them open the Verse App on their device and click the overflow menu in the upper right hand corner of the UI and select Tools->Replace Data and select “Mail and Calendar”. Once the Replace Data is complete, the issue will be resolved. For larger sets of users the suggestion above using “traveler reset” can be used.

Verse on Premises 1.0.9 – Feature

Today I upgraded our Domino environment to the latest versions ( Domino V11, Traveler V11 and also VoP 1.0.9 ). OK, it´s late, but I was sick last week – hopefully this is a legitimate excuse 😉

A nice feature in VoP 1.0.9 is this one:

VoP109

With this option you are able to change the password of your uploaded Notes ID inside the mail file and you can also see the installed version of VoP without having to use some “recalculation tables”:

VoP109_about

Thanks a lot to the Dev Team !!

Feature list of Verse On-Premises 1.0.8

Today the feature list of VoP 1.0.8 was officially released and there are tremendous enhancements:

  • Enhancements to the calendar event design preview in 1.0.8
    IBM Verse 1.0.8 provides the following enhancements to the calendar event design preview feature.
  • See names in your native language
    In Verse 1.0.8, in work environments that use internationally-recognized names, your administrator may allow you to see names in their native languages and character sets. These are known as alternate names.
  • See your archived mail
    In Verse 1.0.8, if you archive your mail to an archive database on a server using another client such as iNotes, or if your administrator archives your mail on a server for you, you can now open the archive mail file from the folder panel to see the archived messages.
  • More support for encrypted meeting notifications
    There is additional support for encrypting meeting invitations and responses.
  • Font sizes are consistent with Notes and iNotes
    In Verse 1.0.8, the font size is the same as the font size in Notes and iNotes. For example, Arial 14 is rendered the same size in Verse, Notes, and iNotes. Previously, the Verse font size was smaller.
  • Improved web browser experience enabled by default
    An improved experience for users who access Verse from browsers on mobile devices is now enabled automatically.
  • New password and Notes ID features
    In Verse 1.0.8, you can change the password that you use to log in to Verse, change your Notes ID password, and manage your Notes ID.
  • Server support for IBM i
    Verse is now supported on a Domino 10.0.1 server running on IBM i version V7R2 or V7R3.

VoP 1.0.8 will be available in Q3/2019. You can get the complete informations about the new features on the official site here: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SS4RQV_1.0.8/whats_new/whats_new_in_version_1.0.8.html

Some Verse Android users are getting locked out during initial setup on Android 8 and Android 9 devices

Due to some security updates in the Android 8 and Android 9 OS sometimes Verse users are locked out during the initial sync.

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10880753&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-_-E

In the latest Android security update changes were made that affect the response flow for Android’s Device Administrator capability. These changes are causing the Verse Android application to believe that the Device Administrator is not fully enabled and communicating this to the IBM Traveler server which is then locking out the users from further synchronization.

The error message the user may encounter might look similar to the following:
” Device Android_6216408d7fda7bb3 for User ID CN=USERXXXX is locked out for security reasons. Device security violation(s): Device Password, Wipe.”

If a user experiences this situation they should:

Open the Android Settings application and search on “device admin apps”
Tap on the result to open the “device admin apps” settings screen
Tap the IBM Verse Security entry and select Deactivate, to disable the IBM Verse device administrator temporarily.
Tap the IBM Verse Security entry and select Activate.

At this point the initial configuration that had been started will be removed and the user can launch the Verse app to go through initial configuration again and this time will be able to successfully complete the setup without being locked out.

IBM is working on updates to the Verse Android application to respond to this change in Android and will provide an updated version to resolve this issue shortly.

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 IBMÂŽ NotesÂŽ users and IBM iNotesÂŽ users send “private” messages that cannot be copied, IBM VerseÂŽ 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.

IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0.5 is available

Today IBM announced the availability of VoP 1.0.5 ( part number CNWQ5ML ) with the following new features:

  • When a user files an email, Verse On-Premises can suggest folders to use based upon the user’s previous selections and content contained in the email.
  • When composing an email, a user has the option to mark the email as confidential in the subject line.
  • The email compose window has a minimize and restore button that enables users to view other emails while composing a new message. This enhancement eliminates the need for users to save an email being composed as a draft while checking other email.
  • The option to empty the trash is readily available at the top of the folder or inbox.
  • The calendar can display a second time zone in the right margin, providing quick access to meeting times for two different zones.
  • The calendar view can be printed.
  • Click to chat capabilities are enhanced with an option to register a custom extension for a user-preferred chat client.
  • Extensibility and customization enhancements that enable clients to tailor the experience to meet the needs of the organization include:
  • Color and theme modifications
  • Support for adding a submenu in the navigation bar
  • Support for optional integration with Gravatar for display pictures in the Important to Me bar, and Business Cards
  • Calendar preview capability enables the administrator to configure Verse On-Premises to preview the ongoing enhancements to the calendar experience. This capability is off by default.

A full overview can be found here.

IBM Verse On-Premises V1.0.4 brings enhanced extensibility, increased offline mail support, and third-party file repository support

Today IBM/HCL announced some new features coming in IBM VoP 1.0.4, which will be available on August 14th, 2018:

  • Easy access to your files repository directly from a mail message when storing or choosing attachments
  • Capability to accept an invite directly from the calendar pop-up window
  • Extended offline mail limits, with capability to synchronize up to 30 days of mail
  • Navigation bar and attachment management customization options

You´ll need the following software requirements:

  • Red Hat Enterprise LinuxÂŽ and Windows™ Server 64-bit systems are supported.
  • IBMÂŽ DominoÂŽ V9.01, Feature Pack 9, or later
  • IBM Connections™ V5.5, or later

You can read the full announcement here: VoP104 announcement