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HCL Software Community is Open for Business!


HCL has just launched their community that will serve as our new place to interact with HCL and other professionals that use their software.  It’s already fast becoming a useful forum of information.  Join the community and post your burning questions and be sure to contribute answers too.  Here is the link.HCL community

I’m hoping HCL will integrate the aha Ideajam site into this forum (click here to vote for it) so we can have a similar scoreboard feature for contributing product ideas and add a Sametime chat community like we once had with IBM Greenhouse (click here to vote for ST chat) and integrate OpenNTF into this new HCL community.  (click here to vote for OpenNTF integration)  In an ideal world, this would become the homepage where everything else related to HCL collaboration software is linked.  Here are the forums it has so far:

  • AppScan
  • Digital Experience
  • Connections
  • Notes/Domino
  • Sametime

Last chance for Abstract Submissions to CollabSphere/MWLUG Aug 18, 2019


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If ever there were a reason to attend a short conference related to Notes, Domino, Sametime, and Connections, this is the one.  It will be the first public opportunity in the U.S. to hear about everything that is happening with the software and the company behind it since HCL acquired it from IBM at the end of June.  And this year I will be the moderator for the “Ask HCL” session.

This is also one of the best opportunities to share your own professional knowledge with your peers.  But the deadline is August 18th, so get it written up and submitted now!  Here is the link.  It doesn’t have to be perfect, but it can’t be considered if you don’t turn something in.  The benefits of speaking go beyond free entry to the conference.  Speaking at conferences and user groups is one of the leading activities considered when IBM and now HCL selects people for IBM Champion and HCL Master recognition.  It’s great for the resume too.

It is not that HCL Masters are selected to be speakers.
It is that speakers are selected to be HCL Masters.

Register to Participate in Domino V11 Beta


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If you want to participate in the public beta testing for HCL Notes & Domino V11, register here:  https://registration.hclpartnerconnect.com/betasignup.nsf/register

Redesigning Base Notes Templates


I want to draw attention to this particular article by Lifetime IBM Champion Gabriella Davis.  If you work with IBM Notes/Domino (about to be HCL Notes/Domino), you will want to participate in this quick survey regarding optimizing the Discussion and Teamroom databases to the new mobile clients.

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More templates to follow.  Be sure to read Gabriella’s post and complete the short survey posted by HCL

Follow Up to What’s New in Sametime V10 and Beyond?


Good news with persistent chat and with eliminating WAS and DB2.  Persistent chat is coming in V10.  WAS and DB2 will be eliminated in V11 or V12.  System Console is also eliminated in V10.  V10 also supports login on multiple devices concurrently.  It is worth listening to the replay (at 1.5x speed).  Be sure to listen through the Q&A and the conclusion.  There were many useful questions answered.  The slide deck should be available in the replay too.  But I think the two slides of most importance are these tables showing what features are coming in which release. (these folks are going to be busy!)

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You should be able to watch the replay using the same
link to register: https://lnkd.in/dR4cHik

And here is the complete slide deck: letschataboutsametimemay2019rev71558616324635

What’s New in Sametime V10 and Beyond?


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Did you know that if you have Notes licenses, then you also have Sametime Chat and online awareness…

FREE

If you don’t have Sametime Chat deployed in your environment, you may want to re-evaluate that.  Start by watching the webcast tomorrow (May 23, 2019) to see what’s new and what is coming that YOU ARE ALREADY LICENSED TO USE.

Sametime Limited Use V10 and Beyond webcast:

Overview
Title: Let’s Chat about Sametime (again)!
Date: Thursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time
Duration: 1 hour
Summary
Join Kathleen Brady Jackson and Pat Galvin to learn what new value Sametime Limited Use V10 offers to Domino customers.
You’ll also hear HCL’s vision for the future product roadmap of Sametime, which includes integration with third-party conferencing vendors, Docker support, and improved co-existence with Domino.
This is a webcast you do not want to miss! Sign up today here -> https://lnkd.in/dR4cHik

If you want some assistance deploying it, I can connect you with experts.

IBM-Panagenda Partnership yields powerful FREE IBM Notes upgrade tool


IBM has made an agreement with Panagenda to provide their Notes client management product, MarvelClient, for free to customers currently paying for software maintenance.  his will allow customers to perform upgrades from any version of Notes to version 10.0.1.  This tool is exceptionally effective at upgrading and cleaning up Notes client installations.  IBM made this arrangement to encourage customers to get upgraded to the latest version by simplifying the process.

Panagenda also has a free version of The software can be downloaded here:

And the Quickstart Guide can be downloaded here.
A few readers have asked me if I can assist in configuring and running the client upgrades.  Yes.  (sales plug) My team at Divergent Solutions can assist with upgrading both Notes clients and Domino servers to V10.0.1.1.  Doing so will provide a wealth of new features and security enhancements.  And if you are no longer paying for software upgrades, Divergent Solutions can help you with discounted software licensing renewals too.  Post a comment below or find our contact info here.
Whatever you do to get upgraded, the point is just do it.  Don’t miss out on the productivity improvements of running the latest version of Notes & Domino. #DominoForever

 

ALERT: End of Google Cloud Messaging Support impact for IBM Verse Android clients


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(Updated 3/21/2019) If you ever wondered why you should keep up to date with your server installations, this IBM Technote published today describes one really good reason.  Less than a year ago Google announced they are deprecating Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) and have replaced it with Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM).   Google will remove GCM support at any time on or after April 11, 2019 (3 weeks from today).

Why do you care? This service is used by IBM Traveler (server) to communicate with Android devices (Verse for Android).  When Google made this announcement, IBM quickly incorporated the new service into the latest Android Verse app (V10.0.4) and the latest release of the Traveler server code stream (V10.0.1).  NOTE: This is the Traveler version, NOT the version of Domino that Traveler is running on.  Traveler V10.0.1 works on Domino 9.0.1. Yes, if you are running Traveler on Websphere, you still need to upgrade Traveler.

If you get automatic updates from the app store, you will already have this version of the app on your device.  If you have automatic updates disabled, be sure to update this app before April 11, 2019.  But Traveler on your server still needs to be upgraded.

If you are using IBM SmartCloud Notes (IBM Connections Cloud) for your email service, you have nothing to worry about.  IBM already took care of it for you.

Read this IBM Technote for details. 

#dominoforever Product Ideas Forum Posts – Part 1


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Here are a few ideas I have posted on the Idea Jam forum for Notes & Domino. If you see one you want added to the product, please vote for it. While you’re there, take a look at the many other ideas that are being contributed by the community.  Post your own ideas too!

  1. Email retrieved via POP should display the date the message was received by the server, not the date it was POP’d

    When mail is retrieved using POP in Notes, the date/time stamp of the message is set to the date/time it was retrieved by Notes. It does NOT use the date the message was sent or the date it was delivered to the receiving mail system. As a result…
  2. Add feature to show recent downloads like web browsers do

    Add the feature to show the list of downloaded files (saved attachments) and make it possible to open the file from there. Every web browser does this. Many applications also include a Recent files list too. I was told this feature exists, but …
  3. Number the options in Preferences – Basic Notes Client Configuration – Additional Options list

    File – Preferences – Basic Notes Client Configuration – Additional Options.In V10 there are 44 options in the list. Number the list so it is easier to find a given option. Also include the number in the corresponding entry on the User Policy Set…
  4. Add “Notes Administrator client” to the list of products for ideas

    You have a choice for Notes. You have a choice for Domino Designer (and xPages) You do not have a choice for Notes Administrator. (See screenshot attached) Please add a category for Notes Administrator ideas. Just because there are more devel…
  5. After saving an attachment, provide a button to open the folder where the file was saved or open the file

    All web browsers provide a feature to open any file right after downloading it. Notes should do the same thing. -David Hablewitz

 

Write a Review of IBM Domino to Unlock a Donation for Girls Who Code!


If you work with IBM Domino / Notes, then take a moment to Click HERE to write a review of Domino and IBM will make a donation toward the Girls Who Code charity.  It only takes about 5 minutes to fill out the form, but your gift will support a worthy program.  Watch this short video to learn more about Girls Who Code.

Now click HERE to write your review and get IBM to make a donation.

Thanks!

Learn About IBM Notes & Domino 10


Divergent Solutions is now a certified IBM Notes & Domino 10 Sales Advisor which is fancy-talk that means you can contact me to learn…

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WHAT… the new features are in Notes and Domino 10 and the new partnerships
HOW… to take advantage of the new software and partnerships
WHY… these features and partnerships are going to radically change your company’s application development strategy

 

Why Use Domino & Notes for collaborating among teams: A Customer Testimonial


My recap of CollabSphere is coming soon.  Meanwhile, my friend Bernd Gewehr is featured on IBM’s website right now, and he does a great job of explaining the benefit of using Notes for app development for his company.

Small companies do big things with Notes apps.

 

Learn more about what is coming in Domino V10 in just a few months: https://www.ibm.com/collaboration/ibm-domino

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