Custom image for the Notes client Workspace background by a policy  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 6/18/20 4:56 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

In Notes Client V11, you can set your own image for the Workspace background. You may want everyone in your company to have the same background, such as a picture with company logo. There is a way to distribute an image with a background, including setting that background to all or selected users.

Docker, WSL and VMware Workstation running at the same time on Windows 10   

By Daniel Nashed | 6/15/20 1:13 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

This is awesome news! When I updated this week to Windows 10 Pro 2004, I looked into what's new. WSL2 got some updates and there is a new Windows Sanbox, which is also pretty cool to test stuff. You can enable it and start it just like an app. This is similar to starting a Linux desktop like Ubuntu. WSL2 is around for a while but I never looked into it. The what's new and the Sandbox made me look into it. Once you enabled WSL2 and downloaded one of the distributions form the Microsoft store (Ubuntu in my case), you can really run Linux on your Windows machine.

Domino Docker and Debugging  

By Stephan Wissel | 6/30/20 2:15 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by

Given that Domino once was build to run on 486 capacity of servers, Docker and Domino are posed to be a match made in heaven (eventually). Jesse shared shared his Weekend Domino-Apps-in-Docker Experimentation, Paul shared his learning points and Daniel provided the invaluable Domino on Docker build scripts. So it's time to contribute my share. The topic is slightly more exotic

Enforcing password change at the next time for Internet password could be a problem  

By Rainer Brandl | 6/24/20 2:30 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Yesterday I had an issue at customer where a case at HCL ( CSCS0131265 ) has been opened. Up to the beginning: with Domino V11.0.1 the great feature for authenticating users accessing via Web protocol like HTTP(s), LDAP,… against the ID Vault is working like a charm. Therefore I registered a lot of people without setting an HTTP password in the person document. Afterwards I enforced the users to change the password after the first login what also worked fine.

HCL Connections Goes all Microsoft Teams on Us  

By NCUG | 6/19/20 8:44 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

Earlier this week HCL gave us previews of the next version of HCL Connections that will be out by New Years. During the German usergroup’s (DNUG) online conference they gave a demo on how it looks. And it does look very familiar, doesn’t it?

HCL Connections Profiles Population Wizard support for HCL Domino 11 LDAP server  

By HCL Digital | 7/8/20 4:35 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

The HCL Connections Profile Population Wizard requires an update to recognize HCL Domino 11 as an LDAP server.

HCL Sametime 11 Install on Windows 2016 - video series by HCL Software Support  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 7/8/20 4:24 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by

HCL has published on its Youtube five videos to help you implement a Sametime 11 FP1 Community Server in Windows 2016. So you can use it together with my “step by step” manual

HCL removed Bluemix capabilities from Extlib in 11.0.1  

By Oliver Busse | 6/20/20 4:48 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

I recently upgraded a server from 11.0.0 to 11.0.1. One of the apps utilized my DAO bean I created a while back which was able to automatically manage to access the underlaying database depending on if it runs on premises or on IBM Bluemix (now known as IBM Cloud). After the upgrade this app threw errors that some Java classes are unknown.

Installing the HCL Connections Component Pack 6.5 CR1 – Part 4: Prepare the application environment  

By Martijn de Jong | 6/22/20 4:25 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by

If you followed the steps from the previous parts, you have a working Kubernetes cluster and a Docker registry containing all images necessary for installing the Component Pack. In this part I’ll discuss installing all helm charts up to, but not including, the actual components like OrientMe, Elasticsearch etc.

LetsConnect update - virtual 2020, physical 2021  

By Maria Nordin | 7/10/20 12:38 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by

As you know we and everybody else needs to adapt to the current situation in the world. I can be easy or it can be tough. But no challenge is too tricky to solve for an agile bunch of people like us! We and you work in a collaboration community driven by change, and most of us are used to evolving work situations and new ways of working. So when the world is constantly changing, we find ways. All of us testifies that we now see an increase in the use of collaboration software within companies. Digital workplaces, chat tools, meeting rooms. All of it. So we feel it is more important than ever to arrange meeting places were we can discuss these needs. We have updates for you!

Managed Beans to CDI  

By Jesse Gallagher | 6/20/20 4:46 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by

When I was getting familiar with modern Java server development, one of the biggest conceptual stumbling blocks by far was CDI. Part of the trouble was that I kind of jumped in the deep end, by way of JNoSQL's examples. JNoSQL is a CDI citizen through and through, and so the docs would just toss out things like how you "create a repository" by just making an interface with no implementation.

My install manual "HCL Sametime V11.0 - Step by Step" is out   

By Ales Lichtenberg | 6/22/20 5:37 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

According to previous announcements, I tried to create first version a step by step installation manual for HCL Sametime V11.0. I would very much appreciate your reactions, ideas, comments that I could still include or correct in the manual. I hope that at least someone will be helped by this document.

Notes Tips #5: Find Notes Application in Three Seconds  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 6/18/20 4:50 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

How many times have you, or one of your users, been desperately looking around on their Workspace in Notes to find an application? After this tip, you will never do so again! There’s no need to spend time looking for a Notes application or database on your workspace or in the bookmark menu.

Notes Tips #6: Notes knows what you did last week  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 6/29/20 7:14 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Did you know that Notes remembers every single application and document you’ve accessed in the last seven days? I give you: Notes history! How many times have you been searching for that email or that document in Notes that you are sure you read just a few days ago. Notes can help you with that!

Notes Tips #8: Control Your Windows – The Domino Elf  

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 7/10/20 3:42 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Tired of all your Notes windows, tabs and documents just keep piling up on the right side of the client? Would you like to group them? Or have them open in their own windows? Then read on! I once had a user that complained that Notes kept running out of memory. It was then I discovered that he had 538 documents open in his Notes client!

Sametime Proxy “Loading” Problem  

By Gabriella Davis | 7/3/20 1:33 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by

Having recently installed a new Sametime 11 environment on Linux with Sametime Proxy I ran into a problem with the proxy client where it would continually show “loading” when starting a conversation. Awareness of users on other servers worked, type ahead worked, it would open a chat window but just show a looping circle that never ended. Even if I tried talking to myself (usually a good test).

Some Stumbles Installing Sametime 11 FP1  

By Gabriella Davis | 6/18/20 4:48 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

This week I was installing Sametime v11 on Linux as a test for a customer where I needed to confirm code written specifically for Windows would compile and work for Sametime on Linux. I hit several (now resolved) problems during the install that I wanted to share here.

Start and stop Sametime Proxy Server V11 automatically with Linux systemd service  

By Thomas Bahn | 7/3/20 1:32 AM | Infrastructure - Sametime | Added by

A systemd configuration to start Sametime Proxy Server as a service, whenever the Linux server starts. I have already expressed my joy in several articles here that Sametime now works without the WebSphere Application Server (WAS) and without Db2. And that because of this fundamental change there were some gaps in the short term, which all could be closed/repaired quickly and easily. This article also fits into this category:

The RuntimeEnvironment Idiom  

By Jesse Gallagher | 6/18/20 9:16 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by

One of the specific problems that we encountered with my aforementioned client app first when expanding it to include REST services and then later to be portable outside an NSF entirely is dealing with varying mechanisms for interacting with the surrounding environment.

TrendMicro Virus Scanner Support for Domino 11  

By Daniel Nashed | 6/25/20 11:24 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

We had the question for AIX a while ago and it was more difficult because the version for AIX is a different implementation. But for Windows and Linux there is an official support statement as well. My customer sent me a different link not showing Domino 11 support. But my contact had the correct link: https://success.trendmicro.com/solution/1056583 Not having anti-virus or backup supported for a new Domino version, can be a big road blocked for upgrades. In this case, Trend did already do the verification.

Two new videos from C3UG around AppDevPack 1.0.5  

By Heiko Voigt | 7/10/20 8:44 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by

Another quarter has passed and once again HCL delivered on its promise to keep the update cadences for the HCL Domino AppDevPack to a release every quarter. Heiko and Graham sit down with Gordon Hegfield to go through the new features and updates !

Use a SSL certificate for the Sametime Proxy – a very easy way  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 6/22/20 7:52 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

By default when you install Sametime Proxy 11 it will use self signed certificates. My peer HCL Ambassador Ales Lichtenberg has written a blog post, here, about how to use a CA issued certificate. In his article he uses the .pem format for the certificates; I found there is another way to do this using the pfx format for certificates.

Using HCL Nice tool silent  

By Rainer Brandl | 7/6/20 2:17 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

With HCL NICE you´re able to uninstall your Notes Client. But you also can use HCL NICE scripted with some options. Here´s a list of all possible options/iDnCGCbGiYXPEF02diIxxzF4I

Weekend Domino-Apps-in-Docker Experimentation  

By Jesse Gallagher | 6/29/20 5:05 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by

For a couple of years now, first IBM and then HCL have worked on and adapted community work to get Domino running in Docker. I've observed this for a while, but haven't had a particular need: while it's nice and all to be able to spin up a Domino server in Docker, it's primarily an "admin" thing. I have my suite of development Domino servers in VMs, and they're chugging along fine.

What to do if DAOS does not work properly after upgrading to Domino 11  

By Roberto Mazzoni | 6/18/20 3:08 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

After upgrading some of our mail servers to Domino version 11.0.1 we run into serious problems with DAOS. After upgrading from Domino 10.0.1FP3 to 11.0.1 on RHEL7, DAOS no longer worked correctly and DBMT moved all attachments back into the mail, which of course required a lot more disk space and backup volume. First measure was to stop DBMT to prevent further movement. All measures we had taken like rebuilding the DAOS catalog did not help.

Writing the XSP Transpiler Maven Plugin  

By Jesse Gallagher | 7/10/20 3:39 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by

When I was first getting my XPages webapp support project into workable shape, I was faced with the immediate problem of translating XSP source into a usable form. Though the XPages core contains both the code for translating XSP source to Java and the loader that executes the compiled Java classes, they're best thought of as two disjoint components in a larger toolchain.

XPages: The UI Toolkit and the App Framework  

By Jesse Gallagher | 6/18/20 4:51 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by

Lately, one of my client projects has been picking up the pace on the years-long effort of taking a giant XPages app, making the business logic portable, and incrementally cutting down on the "XPage-iness" of it all. I expect that this will be a recurring source of blog posts, and this one is about distinguishing between "XPages the UI toolkit" and "XPages the web app framework".

Xsp Initialization error – Could not load class or methods after upgrade from Domino 11.0 to 11.0.1 on Linux  

By Kenio Carvalho | 6/19/20 4:16 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

Today i upgrade one server to Domino 11.0.1 from Domino 11.0 on linux. When the server starts the HTTP the console show the error bellow. The solution was to delete all content of the folder /opt/lotus/notes/latest/linux/osgi/shared/eclipse/plugins and run the installer again.

You know the keyboard shortcuts for Verse On-Premises?  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 7/3/20 1:34 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by

As we are used to in other applications, Verse On-Premises (VOP) also has its keyboard shortcuts. You can find them in the documentation. I listed them here too.