Saturday, 28 January 2017

IBM Notes Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Preliminary Fix List and New Features


Beginning with 9.0.1 FP8, fix packs have been renamed to feature packs. To ensure quality, these feature packs still have a high focus on addressing high impacting defects. Where possible, these features are optional enabled to minimize risk. The same packaging, architecture and install kits used in previous fix packs remain in use for feature packs.
The IBM Notes Domino Preliminary Fix List for Feature Pack 8 can be found here.

Important
  • NBP replaced with ICAA - There is no NBP (Notes Browser Plugin) shipped with 9.0.1 FP8. This has been replaced with ICAA (IBM Client Application Access). For more information, see IBM Client Application Access V1.0.1 documentation
  • Notes Client on Linux - There is no Notes client for Linux shipped with 9.0.1 FP8. This client platform has been discontinued and customers are encouraged to move to Windows or Mac.
  • Domino Server on Linux32 and AIX32 - There is no Domino Server for Linux32 and AIX32 shipped with 9.0.1 FP8. This server platform has been discontinued and customers are encouraged to move to the 64-bit platforms. Windows 32 bit remains a shipped and support platform.
  • Windows Server 2016 Support - (SPR #SVROAEPS4R)

New Features in IBM Domino 9.0.1 Social Edition Feature Pack 8
The documentation in Knowledgebase will be updated with these new features to coincide with the ship date of 9.0.1 FP8

Optionally Move Views outside of NSF  for Increased data store in NSF
This feature is useful for large databases and provides the following benefits:
A smaller database file size, to avoid reaching the 64GB limitation.
Faster database backup and restore.
Better performance by allowing concurrent access to database and views.

Java Upgrade to 1.8. 
The Java run time environment provided with Domino has been upgraded to Java JRE version 1.8 to provide you with access to the latest features.

Optionally Increase Document Summary Data (SPR #AKNX64TLRS APARID: LO04193)
You can increase the document summary data limit on Notes 9 databases to 16MB from 64K. (The size limit for a single field remains 32 K.)

Add support for ADFS 3.0 and update the corresponding Cookbook instructions for configuration.

Optionally Add Show Options: "Group By Date" And "Beginning Of Message", To Desktop Policy Settings (SPR #JSTN98BP3T APARID: LO75595)
Administrators can add the notes.ini setting EnableGroupByDate=1 on mail servers to enable the Show > Group By Date option in all mail files.

Optionally Retain MIME formatting when forwarding or replying to internet messages
A notes.ini setting is now available for Notes Standard clients to retain MIME message formatting when users reply to or forward messages received from the internet. Without this setting, MIME messages are converted to Notes Rich Text which can cause some MIME formatting to be lost.

Optionally Enable displaying internet addresses in mail and calendar documents
You can enable internet addresses rather than Notes addresses to display in the Notes client mail and calendar. For example, display sdaryn@renovations.com rather than Samantha Daryn/Renovations@Renovations. To enable this feature, add the following setting to the notes.ini file on a Notes client $INETADDRESSFIXUP=1

9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Preliminary Fix List descriptions

Domino Server
  • CSYL9VBRVE (LO84524) - Fix an issue where calendar updates do not update the notes invitee's calendar If autoprocessing is enabled.
  • GMAA7YUHGZ (LO47397) - Allow users the option to disable password history.
  • +KGEW7QNV85 (LO39186) - Fixed a problem where Notes is unable to send an internet email message if the address is enclosed in single-quotes. This was a regression introduced in 9.0.1.
  • BBSZAB5DFH (LO89375) - Fix an issue where a vaulted NSL user is not able to get new keys when public key checking is enabled.
  • +KBRNAEMPX2 (LO90491) - Fix a threading mismatch issue resulting in problems with cluster replication on Linux64/zLinux64 systems. This was a regression introduced in 9.0.1 FP7.
  • MJBC9EBVCN (LO78311) - Fix an issue where new documents are lost when compact -REPLICA is running in a mail database.
  • ALSR8ZZR5J (LO72622) - Fix an LDAP search authentication issue with special characters.
  • MJTMA8J3MU (LO88473) - Fix a server crash issue.
  • +MKIN9Z6S5D (LO89583) - Fix an intermittent database issue preventing users from opening a database resulting in the following error "This database is currently in use by another person or process, and cannot be accessed at this time". This was a regression introduced in 9.0.1 FP7.
Notes
  • ARBQ9Q5HR9 (LO82463) - Fix an issue where messages sent from clients to external recipients will move addresses from the CC field to the TO field on replies.
  • ADONADJUDF (LO90147) - Fix an issue with the dialog prompting "How Do You Want To Open This File?" when opening a jpg or bmp file.
  • JGRN84PJJF (LO45099) - Fix intermittent client crashes using the Notes Client together with OLE apps.
  • GFAL9V7UQ2 (LO84501) - Fix the error "Your Public Key Does Not Match The One Stored In The Address Book" when the user's person document has been updated with their new public key but not the local/vaulted ID file.
  • PEDSA7QK9P (LO87584) - Fix an issue where the Notes Client SSO connection expires after the user's IBM notes client is left inactive for some time.
  • AYAVACYBSJ (LO90045) - Fix an issue where an XML attachment is rendering as part of the message body.
  • +RGAUADUM59 (LO90248) - Fix duplicate attachment icons when using LS embedobject to attach files to a notesrichtextitem. This was a regression introduced in 9.0.1 FP7.
iNotes
  • XNTCADK4VX (LO90168) - iNotes: Fix issue in Chrome 53 causing no response after clicking any item in Show menu.
  • +MBLTADSK8M (LO90227) - Fix a problem resulting in "formula error" and failure to log on to iNotes if the server locale is non-English, e.g. German. This was a regression introduced in 9.0.1 FP7.
  • +KRAUADZLLH (LO90288) - Fix the ActiveX control pop-up when the file attachment utility is disabled. This was a regression introduced in 9.0.1 FP7.
  • VTMHAH8Q8P (LO091213): Meetings created in iNotes using OS timezone Brasilia are off by 2 hours

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Going to IBM Connect 2017? Contact an IBM Champion for a discount!


Are you planning to go this year to IBM Connect 2017. Please contact me or one of the other IBM Champions for a discount code of $100 !
You can add a comment to this blog post with your email address or send me an email (j.oldenburger@gmail.com) or contact one of the other IBM Champions.
What do you have to do for this discount? Just contact me and ask for it! So do not be shy and contact me or one of the other IBM Champions.

IBM Connect, the leading workplace technology conference, is moving to San Francisco, the center of the tech world.
Learn how to harness fast-moving collaborative technologies in ways that will make your work easier. Gain invaluable insights in over 200 sessions, labs and countless learning and networking opportunities.
Connect 2017 will offer a wide variety of session types for you to experience. Most session types will range between 20 – 45 minutes, featuring a presentation followed by a short question-and-answer segment. There are three primary tracks: Strategy and Business; Emerging Technologies; Development, Design and Tools.


You can register (and save!) for IBM Connect 2017 by following this link: Registration Connect 2017. You need an IBMid Account to register.
For comprehensive information about Connect 2017 visit the official website: IBM Connect 2017.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

Been to IBM Connect Before? Inhi Cho Invites You to Come Back!



IBM Connect, the leading workplace technology conference, is moving to San Francisco, the center of the tech world.
Learn how to harness fast-moving collaborative technologies in ways that will make your work easier. Gain invaluable insights in over 200 sessions, labs and countless learning and networking opportunities.
Connect 2017 will offer a wide variety of session types for you to experience. Most session types will range between 20 – 45 minutes, featuring a presentation followed by a short question-and-answer segment. There are three primary tracks: Strategy and Business; Emerging Technologies; Development, Design and Tools.



IBM is Infusing Watson into Everyday Collaboration Apps. Come to IBM Connect 2017



Cognitive Collaboration for Academia. Come to IBM Connect 2017



You can register (and save!) for IBM Connect 2017 by following this link: Registration Connect 2017. You need an IBMid Account to register.
For comprehensive information about Connect 2017 visit the official website: IBM Connect 2017.


Friday, 13 January 2017

Aveedo 4.0 - Migration Of Existing Domino Applications Including Watson - Twitter - Google

I follow the development of Aveedo (We4IT) for a considerable time. In recent months I have dedicated several blog posts on Aveedo, Assisted Migration Of Existing Domino Applications - Successfully Move Your Notes Application To The Browser and Build new XPages Applications and Modernize Existing Notes Databases without any XPages Skills.
Aveedo is constantly evolving and I think Aveedo provides a great solution for multiple organizations to modernize existing IBM Notes Domino applications.
Yesterday I watched the video below relating the new 4.0 release of Aveedo. Amazing stuff!

Aveedo 4.0 has a couple of new powerful features. The live demo below shows how to migrate two Notes applications to aveedo with a couple of clicks, and how easy it is to connect and enhance these applications with aveedo. During the demo we will add a Twitter stream and Google Maps to the app and we will connect IBM Watson's Toneanalyzer to get Watsons view on the content inside the "About Me" text field. This is a realtime live demo with no cuts or edits and yet it still only takes 12 minutes to do all of this with aveedo. Work smarter, not harder!



For more information about Aveedo visit the Aveedo website.

Friday, 6 January 2017

Bootstrap 4 Alpha 6 Released


As  everyone knows, I am a huge fan of Bootstrap in XPages and I follow the latest developments regarding the Bootstrap 4 Alpha releases closely. Today Bootstrap 4 Alpha 6 has been released. Below some major improvements from the releases note.

Embracing Flexbox
Bootstrap 4 is now flexbox by default! Flexbox is an immensely powerful layout tool, providing unparalleled flexibility (hah) and control to our grid system and core components. It comes at the cost of dropping IE9 support, but brings significant improvements to component layout, alignment, and sizing.


Responsive utilities and the great infix
With Alpha 6, Bootstrap’s extensive suite of utilities—including classes for display, float, and flexbox, and more— has been made completely responsive. To keep these class names as approachable and representative of their scope as possible, there are two important changes to their naming scheme.

More grid improvements
This time responsive autosizing columns and more container padding options have been added. Add any number of .col-* classes and they’ll automatically be equal in width. Padding for grid containers can now be configured across breakpoints with the new $grid-gutter-widths Sass map. In addition, you can remove gutters from grid rows and their columns with the .no-gutters modifier.


Updated navbar
As mentioned in the last release, the Alpha 5 navbar was a little half baked. This time around, it is completely baked. The navbar has been rewritten to provide better built-in responsive behaviors and improved layout customization thanks to our move to flexbox.


More information: Bootstrap Alpha 6 Ship List and the Alpha 6 Milestone.
Bootstrap 4 Alpha 6 can be downloaded on the V4 Alpha Bootstrap website.

IBM Verse On Premises (VOP) Configuration and User Documentation


As everyone knows IBM has released IBM Verse on Premises (VOP). Up to this moment there is unfortunately limited documentation available. Below are the currently available configuration and user documentation. If someone has more documentation on IBM Verse on Premises please let me know.

IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0 User Documentation
Get ready for mail that understands you, for less clutter and more clarity, for getting connected you to the people who matter to you most. Designed for mobile devices, and powered by IBM's analytics and advanced search, IBM Verse works for you, not the other way around.
More information: IBM VOP User Documentation


IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0 Installation Documentation - Configuring Verse On-Premises on a Domino mail server
Before you begin:
Install IBM® Domino 9.0.1, which is available from Passport Advantage.
Install IBM Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 7.
Obtain the IBM Verse On-Premises package from Passport Advantage.
More information: IBM VOP Configuration Documentation


For more information see also my blog post IBM Verse (On Premises) - The #NewWayToWork.
Download Part Number for IBM Verse on Premises is CNGD8ML on Pasport Advantage.

Thursday, 5 January 2017

IBM Connect 2017: Redefine Work with Watson



IBM Connect, the leading workplace technology conference, is moving to San Francisco, the center of the tech world.
Learn how to harness fast-moving collaborative technologies in ways that will make your work easier. Gain invaluable insights in over 200 sessions, labs and countless learning and networking opportunities.
Connect 2017 will offer a wide variety of session types for you to experience. Most session types will range between 20 – 45 minutes, featuring a presentation followed by a short question-and-answer segment. There are three primary tracks: Strategy and Business; Emerging Technologies; Development, Design and Tools.
You can search and preview the sessions following this link: Session Preview Search.
View Inhi Suh's Introduction to Connect 2017: Redefine Work with Watson below.



You can register (and save!) for IBM Connect 2017 by following this link: Registration Connect 2017. You need an IBMid Account to register.
For comprehensive information about Connect 2017 visit the official website: IBM Connect 2017.

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

IBM New Way to Learn 2017


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.
I have already signed up for the 2017 program.

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).

So to all of you very much appreciated fellow IBM Champions, if you have a subject you would like to present on, please contact Amanda Bauman for further information like I did and also participate in this great IBM program.

For more information: New Way to Learn 2017 - Signup Now!