Friday, 21 April 2017

IBM Domino 9.0.1.Feature Pack 8 Interim Fix 2 Available for Download on IBM Fix Central


IBM Domino 9.0.1.Feature Pack 8 Interim Fix 2 is available for wownload on IBM Fix Central.
A vulnerability in the IBM Domino server IMAP EXAMINE command potentially could be exploited by an authenticated user resulting in a stack buffer overflow. This could allow a remote attacker to execute code with the privileges of the Domino server. Current 64-bit platforms leverage ASLR (Address Space Layout Randomization) which dramatically reduces the probability of rogue code execution. Conversely, Windows 32-bit Domino servers, while not common, are at greater risk to this attack.

DESCRIPTION: IBM Domino is vulnerable to a stack based overflow in the IMAP service that could allow an authenticated attacker to execute arbitrary code by specifying a large mailbox name.
For more information: Security Bulletin: IBM Domino server IMAP EXAMINE command stack buffer overflow (CVE-2017-1274)



Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Panagenda ApplicationInsights for IBM Notes Domino - Transform the Bits and Bytes of your Notes Databases into Meaningful Information!


Starting April 11, 2017, customers who are current on IBM Software Subscription and Support (S&S) for Domino Enterprise Server, Utility Server, or Dual Entitlement with Applications will be entitled to panagenda ApplicationInsights at no cost. See below for important details pertaining to this offering.

ApplicationInsights is an offering from panagenda that allows customers to get a detailed analysis of their application landscape in IBM Domino. ApplicationInsights provides key analysis to help Domino customers understand usage and complexity of their applications to allow them to better determine the correct strategy to move forward with regarding those applications.
Usage Analysis: ApplicationInsights provides you with clear insights into the use of your application landscape. Find out how and whether an application is used: Is it accessed as read or write, and how often do specific departments and sites use certain application?
Code Assessment: The perfect overview of the complexity of the entire application environment for you or your developers. How many lines of code are relevant, which programming language is strongly represented, and how do complexity and dependencies affect your application strategy?
Application Strategies: ApplicationInsights is your key to strategy optimization. By linking usage and application design information, you have the perfect foundation for your project: Minimize operating costs and calculate risks and expenses into minute detail.



For more information:
Announcing the Availability of panagenda ApplicationInsights
Q&A about panagenda ApplicationInsights and the offering for entitled IBM customers
How to obtain the entitled version of panagenda ApplicationInsights
panagenda ApplicationInsights
All you need to get ApplicationInsights up and running are these four things

Monday, 10 April 2017

Notes 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Interim Fix 1 Available for Download on IBM Fix Central


Notes 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Interim Fix 1 is available for download from IBM Fix Central. Below the Fix List.

Notes 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Interim Fix 1 can be downloaded through this link.

Monday, 3 April 2017

IBM NewWayToLearn 2017 starting April 17th


New Way to Learn is a comprehensive program of enablement for IBM Business Partners to get the skills and experience they need to be successful delivering, supporting and designing solutions on IBM's Collaboration Solutions platforms.
In addition to the more than two hundred sessions delivered in 2015 and 2016 there will be another 122 sessions starting on April 17th. For more information: NewWayToLearn is coming by Alan Hamilton.



Last year I participated as an IBM Champion to this great IBM program with a webinar on Bootstrap Plugins in XPages. This year I will return with a session on Installing Browser Dependencies in XPages Applications using Node, Git Source Tree and Bower / Bower installer.

The session will be a full demo session about installing browser dependencies, like Select2 and Bootstrap DateTimePicker in XPages Applications using Node, Git, SourceTree and Bower. Also several examples of working browser dependencies will be shown after installing the dependencies in an XPages Application. There will be special attention to get only the files you really need in your XPages Application and not the complete repositories of the dependencies so you always have a nice and clean design with a better performance. Further there will be solutions for the bower_components directory in the On Disk Project and how to use gitignore files to get the best results. This session will show the benefits of a good Package Manager for the web and how to use it in the best possible way in Notes Domino and XPages.
My session is scheduled on May 29th.
The full schedule of sessions can be found in the NewWayToLearn Community.
The sessions will be available for download as MP4 recordings and we will also share the corresponding presentations as PDF documents.


Thursday, 30 March 2017

Replay IBM Presents the IBM Notes Domino Roadmap and a Deep Dive into Feature Pack 8


On March 28th a very interesting webinar was organized by T.L.C.C and Team Studio, IBM Presents the Notes/Domino Roadmap and a Deep Dive into Feature Pack 8, by Barry Rosen (IBM), Adam Kesner (IBM), Martin Donnelly (IBM) and Brian Gleeson (IBM). For those who missed this webinar below the content, slides and video.
This webinar encompasses two sessions presented at IBM Connect 2017. Adam Kesner and Barry Rosen from IBM review the latest updates on Notes/Domino and discuss the future directions and support for Notes/Domino and deliverables over the coming 12-18 months while IBM moves to a continuous delivery model. Then, Martin Donnelly and Brian Gleeson from IBM take a deep dive into the key features delivered in Feature Pack 8 including how to use the new encryption capabilities, improvements to Domino Designer, and more!

Content Webinar
Join us as IBM presents the plan for IBM Notes and Domino. This webinar will encompass two sessions presented at IBM Connect 2017!
Adam Kesner and Barry Rosen will review the latest updates on Notes/Domino and discuss the future directions and support for Notes and Domino and deliverables over the coming 12-18 months, as IBM moves to a continuous delivery model. Then Martin Donnelly and Brian Gleeson will take a deep dive into the key features delivered in Fix Pack 8 including how to use the new encryption capabilities, improvements to Domino Designer, and more!

Missed a Webinar? Look here for the recorded webinars.


Friday, 17 March 2017

SSJS Editor intermittently fails to open in Domino Designer 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8



In case you missed it, there is a problem in the Domino Designer after installing Feature Pack 8. Below the description of IBM Support.

An intermittent problem has been introduced in Domino Designer 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 that causes a failure when opening the SSJS editor. This problem affects only applications that contain a managed bean.
This issue is being tracked as SPR LHEYAKBJSQ. As a workaround, users can perform a full clean/rebuild of the application and then use the SSJS editor. Note: The problem may reoccur when the application is closed and then reopened.
For more information : IBM Support

On the short term there will be a fix for this issue as indicated by Martin Donnelly
as a response to my tweet earlier today.

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

IBM New Way to Learn 2017 - Installing Browser Dependencies in XPages Applications



New Way to Learn is a comprehensive program of enablement for IBM Business Partners to get the skills and experience they need to be successful delivering, supporting and designing solutions on IBM's Collaboration Solutions platforms.
Last year I participated as an IBM Champion to this great IBM program with a webinar on Bootstrap Plugins in XPages. This year I will return with a session on installing browser dependencies in XPages Applications using Node, Git Source Tree and bower / bower installer.

The session will be a full demo session about installing browser dependencies, like Select2 and Bootstrap DateTimePicker in XPages Applications using Node, Git, SourceTree and Bower. Also several examples of working browser dependencies will be shown after installing the dependencies in an XPages Application. There will be special attention to get only the files you really need in your XPages Application and not the complete repositories of the dependencies so you always have a nice and clean design with a better performance. Further there will be solutions for the bower_components directory in the On Disk Project and how to use gitignore files to get the best results. This session will show the benefits of a good Package Manager for the web and how to use it in the best possible way in Notes Domino and XPages.
My session is scheduled on May 30th.
The full schedule of sessions can be found in the NewWayToLearn Community.
The sessions will be available for download as MP4 recordings and we will also share the corresponding presentations as PDF documents.

New Way to Learn will return on April 17th 2017 with a full curriculum of enablement on sales, technical, development and strategy around all aspects of IBM Collaboration Solutions.
The 2017 program has specific sessions allocated for IBM Champions and Business Partners to present on topics they are passionate about. You'll get 45 minutes to deliver a webinar, professionally hosted by an IBMer on Cisco Webex. We'll make the recording available to you for you own purposes. If you would like to participate, please contact Amanda Bauman (IBM Champions) or Aurore Marie-Achour (IBM Business Partners).