All Essential Links for Everything Notes/Domino in One Place  

By David Hablewitz | 10/31/23 2:44 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Here is a collection of links to everything you could possibly want for Domino and HCL Notes (#LotusNotes) I have many more links to add, so consider this a starting point and bookmark this one page for reference and return to it often.

HCL Software and the number 13  

By Remco Angioni | 12/2/22 3:18 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

Just after 12.0.2 we all waited for the next major release. There it is …… proof that HCL doesn’t like the number 13 like we heard in the rumors.

Negotiating Enhancements  

By Paul Withers | 9/26/22 2:23 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

No IT solution is delivered using code written solely by the solution provider. There is always dependent code written by a third party. Dependency management tooling has proliferated in every technology sector to support this. And every solution includes an implicit assumption that the dependent code will continue to work as it does and provide whatever the consumer requires. And the brutal truth for consumers is that the authors of your dependencies did not write their code knowing your requirements up front. Whether or not it fits your implementation falls in the realm of “caveat emptor”. If it doesn’t, if you need an enhancement or you find a bug, your priorities may or may not align with the priorities of the owners of that dependency. With a product, you’re just one paying customer. With open source, you’re just one consumer - not even a customer.

SpamGeek works -- O365 finally got blocked sending too much spam  

By Daniel Nashed | 3/15/22 5:29 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Ohhh ... I was wondering that some mails did not reach me any more. And I took a look into my SpamGeek logs. Over time the SPAM score of the domain got higher and now it was blocking also other senders from that domain. It got higher because the words I added to the negative list. And the ratio between good and bad mail changed..

Exchange Hacks Six Weeks On - What's Happening?  

By Cormac McCarthy | 5/7/21 2:43 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

If you read this blog you’ll know I’ve written about the Exchange Hacks a few weeks back. What’s interesting is the feedback we’ve got since. We are aware of many folks who were directly affected. We’ve heard through others of many more. Not too many people are posting flashing neon signs saying what happened to them publicly and probably understandably so. We’ve heard through third parties of large high profile public bodies moving (or planning to move) from Exchange to Domino for mail.

Microsoft Exchange's security is "Swiss-cheese"  

By Cormac McCarthy | 3/22/21 6:11 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Wow! Microsoft have had a really bad start to 2021. What does that mean for its customers? What we do know is that if you’re using on-premise Microsoft Exchange servers and use Outlook Web Access (or OWA) , since at least early January 2021 until early March 2021 (or beyond if you hadn’t yet patched AND done a post-patch security audit of your network) there is a very good chance that your data has been exposed or worse that your Microsoft Exchange servers and/or your entire internal Microsoft Windows Server network is compromised.

Some interesting video sources of HCL Digital Solutions  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 3/11/21 1:54 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I recently came across some interesting recordings of HCL webinars and product video demos published by HCL Here are a few links.

Addressing ill informed opinions of HCL Domino  

By Cormac McCarthy | 2/22/21 4:12 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Something that has been discussed with HCL Ambassadors, HCL and within Domino People on an ongoing basis is ill informed opinions of HCL Domino. Get the name right for a start.

Fake News About Notes and Domino – This is the Real News  

By NCUG | 2/17/21 4:31 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

In the past week news stories have spread around the tech world stating that while HCL took over Notes and Domino from IBM, “not much has been happening with the platform.” This is fake news! People, meet Notes/Domino V12 Beta 2.

What is HCL’s Project Yuzu?  

By NCUG | 1/25/21 2:00 AM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

I’m sure we are all familiar with this situation: Your company runs a solution for collaboration. It can be combination of SharePoint, Teams, Yammer and Microsoft 365, it can be HCL Connections, Notes, Sametime or it can be a combination of HCL tools and Microsoft tools (yes, they do integrate). What these solutions have in common is that it’s at times easy to keep track of your stuff.

Lotus Evangelist: SnTT - Hear Ye, Hear Ye, Something new at Openntf for ADMINS  

By Keith Brooks | 1/19/21 8:25 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

That's right, I resurrected Show n Tell Tuesday for this post because I can, it's my blog, and why wait for Thursday anyway? A few months ago, my friend Roberto had the luck to join the Openntf Board. If you don't know what Openntf is, click on the link and check it out. NOW! Openntf is THE place to go when you need a template for an HCL Domino or Notes application to help your company. It is also where you can go for tutorials on various development topics and all kinds of developer code snippets. Admittedly, few admins ever add to the site, because, well, historically there is not much for admins there and often what we see/know is proprietary to our clients and companies. This has been my perspective for many years. However, a new world, a new time, and progress is being made, thanks to Roberto.

Employee Experiences and the Digital Office  

By Prominic.NET | 1/14/21 9:53 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

The Digital Office and Project Yuzu Offering a Vision of Cohesive Employee Experience HCL is planning to deliver a complete tool for you to work with when it comes to your daily activities, be it e-mails, chats, meetings, etc. Project Yuzu is aiming to give users just that. As of now, Project Yuzu is a concept for what will become a Digital Office solution.

Understanding HCL Domino Licensing: CCB vs CCX vs Guest Access  

By Teamstudio | 12/9/20 10:36 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL has made some massive improvements to the Domino platform since they acquired it from IBM a couple of years ago. But as well as the technical improvements that have been made to the product, they have also completely overhauled the licensing model, making it simpler and easy to understand.

HCL Digital Solutions Sandbox  

By Rainer Brandl | 12/2/20 2:09 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

HCL is offering the possibility to test multiple Collaboration Solutions with one account. You just have to register and afterwards it´s possible for you to check the amazing capabilities of HCL Domino Volt including sample apps and HCL Sametime Premium

31 years of Notes   

By NCUG | 11/30/20 7:40 AM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

Last Friday, November 27th, HCL Notes had it’s birthday. 31 years ago, a revolutionary piece of software was unleashed upon the world. And what a ride it has been.

Happy Happy 31st Anniversay - HCL Notes and Domino  

By Mat Newman | 11/27/20 6:15 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

While 2020 is a year that most of us would like to forget, TODAY - the 27th of November - is ONE day that I like to recognise every year, because it represents a significant milestone in the software industry. Today is the 31st anniversary of the Gold Release build of the software that is now known as HCL Notes and Domino, that was compiled in it's first iteration as Lotus Notes Release 1.

HCL Connections Superusers/ambassadors exchange  

By Femke Goedhart | 10/29/20 2:57 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Three weeks ago I was able to speak at the virtual DNUG event with Joerg Rafflenbeul on the topic of a program that is very close to my heart. The adoption & guides program at Heitkamp & Thumann. For the last two years I’ve been working one day week with the ‘H&T Connect Guides’ (local superusers/ambassadors) at Heitkamp & Thumann to help them support their colleagues and expand the usage of the HCL Connections platform. Our session is about how this program is set up, what it’s strengths are and also were we feel we still can improve. Today (2PM CDT/8PM CET) we will doing this session again, this time in English at the online Collabsphere conference. If you are interested then please register for the event. It is free of charge!

Still using Lotus Notes? It’s time to show your users - and your environment - a little Love. Announcing: HCL Domino Project Eleven  

By Mat Newman | 9/15/20 2:06 AM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

For over 30 years, Lotus Notes has been powering business critical applications and enterprise collaboration in organisations all over the globe. From the Fortune 500 to the smallest of Small Businesses, Lotus Notes and Domino is tried, true, secure, and fautlessly reliable.

New HCL Notes, Domino, & Connections content is back on Domino!  

By David Hablewitz | 5/15/20 4:32 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

I’m thrilled to share that HCL has brought over important content from IBM that was hosted in Domino! Note these are .nsf databases. Yes, Domino databases. I have asked if they will open it up to anonymous access with Notes clients like they had been in the past. Meanwhile, this is another accomplishment in the process of HCL invigorating the proof of the product.

What’s New in the HCL Community #7  

By NCUG | 4/2/20 5:09 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

Notes/Domino V 11.0.1 are released, there’s Sametime trouble, DNUG goes digital, IBM shuts down Knowledge Center and a new video from the Canadian User Group is out. Read all about it here!

#dnug47 not in Berlin  

By DNUG | 3/20/20 7:59 AM | Business - News | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

The situation is unfortunately clear. We can’t justify a #dnug47 in June as a presence event. This also applies to all planned events of our User Group. But we are prepared for online formats and want to offer this as an alternative. We have developed a plan for this, which we will discuss with the specialist groups on March, 27th 2020. We will present the results here soon. Your board Daniel, Jürgen, Matthias & Verena

Should you stick with Notes, Domino, Connections, & Sametime now that HCL bought them from IBM?  

By David Hablewitz | 2/4/20 8:17 AM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

(If you are a technical expert and you are not sharing this information with your business management as well as your IT management, then you are not doing your job.) Since HCL bought Notes, Domino, Sametime, Connections and several other products from IBM, many people are asking: "Now what?

HCL Client Advocacy  

By Andreas Ponte | 1/19/20 11:41 AM | Business - News | Added by John Oldenburger

I am sure you know by now, that HCL has a very different approach when it comes to listening to their customers. One of their programs to this matter is their Client Advocacy program. The Client Advocacy program strives to deliver an interactive approach to customer relationships that compliments existing processes.

What’s New in the HCL Community #3  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 11/29/19 8:17 AM | Business - News | Added by John Oldenburger

There’s so much going on within the HCL Technologies community right now, that I’m sure you are confused. It’s hard to keep up. Fortunately, you got me! Here’s the scoop. Did you know it was Notes’ birthday a few days ag0? The Notes client is 30 years old! That’s awesome. I don’t know many systems that have survived this long.

New Categories on Collaboration Today  

By OpenNTF | 11/21/19 2:27 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

Collaboration Today, your daily news aggregator, has been updated. We adusted categories for all news around HCL Collaboration Solutions. We cover Notes and Domino, Connections, Leap, Sametime and DX as well.

Live from Tokyo – In Vienna  

By Milan Matejic | 11/21/19 1:39 PM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

My employer, Axians ICT Austria GmbH, is sponsoring “HCL Tokyo Live Viewing Party” and hereby you are invited. In Addition to the Live Stream from Tokyo, the Agenda is stacked with sessions about HCL Digital Solutions software, which will be held by Axians and other event sponsors. We also have a special guest, Cornelius Granig, the author of “The Darknet”.

Options for the Future of the Domino Open Liberty Runtime  

By Jesse Gallagher | 11/19/19 12:22 AM | Business - News | Added by John Oldenburger

I've been thinking lately about what I can do with the Open Liberty Runtime project. If you're not familiar with it, the gist of it is that it gloms the Open Liberty Java/Jakarta EE app server onto Domino to allow deploying up-to-date WAR-based apps "to Domino", sharing the server's access to NSFs.

Quick-Tip Thursday: Avoid Future Base64 Trouble In Java  

By Jesse Gallagher | 11/14/19 8:37 AM | Business - News | Added by John Oldenburger

If you've been doing Java development for a while, you've likely run into a situation where you need to Base64-encode or -decode something. It's used commonly in MIME documents, data URIs, and various other areas typically related to data transfer. Unfortunately, using Base64 in Java was awkward for a long time.

Another Side Project: NSF SFTP File Store  

By Jesse Gallagher | 11/6/19 12:48 AM | Business - News | Added by John Oldenburger

When I Know Some Guys kicked off, we bought a couple of Transporter devices to handle our file-syncing needs without having to rely on Dropbox or another hosted service. Unfortunately, Nexsan killed off Transporters a couple years back, and, though they still kind of work, it's been a back-burnered project for us to find a good replacement.

OSGi, Maven and Building Domino p2 Update Sites  

By Paul Withers | 10/31/19 9:56 AM | Business - News | Added by John Oldenburger

As a consumer, when upgrading Domino that uses ODA, you often don't need to do much. Yes, it's always advisable to stay on the latest releases of dependencies. But typically older update sites will continue to work, you just don't have access to newer classes or methods.