Posts Tagged: ‘Digital Solutions’

The Secret is Out: MarvelClient for HCL Nomad Web Is on Its Way!

17. September 2021 Posted by Thomas Hampel

Many of you have been asking about our plans for Nomad Web in the past weeks and months. Believe us, it was hard to not be able to share with you what we were working on. But finally, the day is here:

We are excited to announce MarvelClient for Nomad Web!

HCL and panagenda worked hard to deliver MarvelClient with the NEW release of Nomad Web (1.0.1) which was just published at our license and download portal.

What Do You Get Out of It? 

As with Nomad and Notes on other platforms, you get some goodies straight out of the box, for free, forever. 

  • Get a rudimentary overview of your Nomad Web landscape 
  • Manage some core settings in the notes.ini, like User Preferences & application specific parameters and values
  • Give your users a good start into Nomad Web with a one-time migration of their settings and desktop from existing Notes clients. (Not available with initial release, will be delivered with Nomad Web 1.0.2) 

But Wait, There’s More! 

While the free functionalities are a great first step, paid MarvelClient modules are also available to make your experience even better.  

  • Create an adaptive configuration that restores itself at every start. Ensure stable and reliable operation and prevent issues from occurring in the first place.
  • Discover problems, plan a course of action, and monitor the effect of your changes with an in-depth analysis of your Nomad landscape
  • Standardize settings and UI to provide the ideal user experience from the first start —tailored to every end-user’s needs
  • Allow your end-users to seamlessly move between all instances of Nomad Web, Nomad Mobile, and Notes clients
  • Automatically restore Nomad Web state in case of device loss, swap, or browser cache reset 

All of these functionalities together significantly lower admin effort, can reduce the volume of help desk tickets by 80%, and maximize end-user productivity.

Let’s Talk about Migration Roaming.

One of the exciting free functionalities is the one-time migration to Nomad Web. It makes sure that a user who launches Nomad Web for the first time is greeted by the client they know. Their icons, their applications, their settings — all there.

Stay on the lookout, this feature will be available with the release of Nomad Web 1.0.2 later this year!

In the meantime, you can already begin preparations by continuously collecting the configuration of all your traditional Notes clients with MarvelClient Essentials. These roaming sets are stored for each user in your MarvelClient Analyze database, ready and waiting. All their configuration contained within just a few dozen kilobytes.

Once migration roaming becomes available, it is a simple task to turn it on for the set of users you desire. From then on, during any first-time start of Nomad Web, panagenda’s roaming technology will be able to locate their latest uploaded roaming set and automatically carry it over into Nomad. Et voilà!

Make Sure You’re Ready 

Before switching all your users from Notes clients to Nomad Web, you should consider a few things: 

  • Check that your applications do not require functionality that is unsupported on Nomad Web, such as client-side support for Java, XPages, and OLE objects. E.g. pangenda iDNA Applications can analyze your applications for you.
  • Make sure that you have ID Vault set up, as it is required for Nomad Web to work.
  • You need the latest version of the Nomad Server up and running, Nomad Web cannot access Domino servers directly 
     

Got Questions or Ideas? 

HCL and panagenda are in touch with various customers and partners these days to shape the future of HCL Nomad Web. Together, we want to make sure that you get the most out of HCL Nomad Web. 

If you have questions, ideas, or specific requirements for the next releases of HCL Nomad Web: We are very much looking forward to hearing from you, as is panagenda!

Questions (and all the Answers) about the Newest HCL Volt MX

17. September 2021 Posted by Suhas Bhat

We recently hosted a presentation about the latest version of our turbocharged low-code application development platform, HCL Volt MX 9.2. It was well attended, and there was a lot of excitement around the latest features and capabilities. There were some great questions asked, which we’ve recapped here — along with all the answers. You can always watch the replay here and all Volt MX resources are always available in our community here.

For customers who want detailed insight on planning your upgrade, please join our webinar on September 23, 10 AM ET. >> Register for the Upgrade webinar here.

Before we recap the Q&A, make sure you check out this lively and informative overview video about this game-changing product!

WEBINAR Q&A

New to Volt MX

What are the skill sets needed/advised to leverage Volt MX within very small teams?
One of the main benefits of our platform is no longer needing separate teams and expertise when building for different platforms. The main skill needed from your team is JavaScript.

What are the primary architecture considerations before deploying Volt MX?
HCL offers Volt MX as a managed service on AWS, or within your own cloud, or on-premises with containers.

Will there a training available to onboarding new developers?
Yes, we have a Developer Community and three types of training resources available:

  1. HCL Software Academy for training courses
  2. Documentation and tutorials
  3. Embedded training within Volt Iris. Get fully guided tutorials on how to build your first mobile or web app by clicking on the “Hikes” icon on the left navigation toolbar in Volt Iris

How can we learn more about Volt MX or be able to meet the community?
Yes, you will see a ramp-up of events for the Volt MX. Please stay tuned. In the meantime, check out our developer resources and subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest information on new content, webinars, and events.

How can I purchase Volt MX today?
Fill out our form here to be contacted by a representative and check out our newly launched pricing page for pricing information.

Volt MX Customers

When will be all Temenos cloud accounts be transferred to the Volt MX cloud?
Our Volt MX CSM team will work with their respective clients on their plan to upgrade to Volt MX and the Volt MX Cloud.

Can Temenos v9 customers be upgraded to HCL Volt MX v9.2?
Yes, please contact your CSM account manager for help. Please note that we are asking customers to refrain from upgrading to Quantum v9 SP3 and remain on SP2 to ensure that your projects will be compatible when migrating to Volt MX v9.2. Sign up for our upgrade webinar here.

Where can I find a list of identified bugs and status on when it’ll be fixed?
Please see Defect Articles (DA) here. A DA is a type of knowledge article that capture and track reported defects. HCL Support regularly updates the status of these articles. Customers can use the unique DA number to track defects or subscribe to individual DAs to get notifications whenever the DA is updated.

Volt MX Features

How do animations interact with existing elements in a form?
Volt MX supports animations for a lot of widgets in the form using animation API. Refer to doc here. Here the animated widget is a regular widget. Lottie animations are displayed using a component that you can import to project from marketplace which internally uses a NativeContainer widget and uses some NFI functions. The component exposes some events to which you can configure logic to perform when event occurs.

When will HCL Volt MX App Preview arrive in Google Playstore?
The Volt MX Preview App will be available in the app stores the week of September 27.

Google launched the Android App Bundle in May 2018. Will that affect Volt MX?
Volt MX currently supports Android App Bundles, please refer to our documentation here.

Will Foundry still be available as a public docker container for on-prem hosting of it?
Foundry docker container (single node) is available for customers to download and use from HCL License and Download portal for development purposes. We will be making new Volt MX containers available for GCP, AWS and Azure in JFM 2022 as a preview. Also, we will be adding support for Volt MX in HCL SoFy in early 2022.

Are headless event driven connected workflows possible just within Foundry without a need for an app?
Yes, that’s correct. A client app is not required for workflows to be executed. The corresponding services and events used by the workflows must be defined in Foundry apps and published to the Foundry server, post that invoking the API directly via REST APIs or Foundry server-side events will move the workflow through the stages as it would, if the same were triggered from a client app. You can even have an external application raise the event invoke the workflow service in Foundry by producing or listening to events in external event distribution platforms like Kafka.

Is the windows app store covered as a native app experience within VoltMX?
Volt MX 9.2 does not support building Windows native, however building windows 10 native app will be supported in a future release in early 2022.

I would like to see renewed services predefined in Volt MX. For example, the ability to easily connect to M365 offerings, Zoom, Dropbox, etc.
In addition to the pre-built integration adapters in Volt MX which already support M365 using LDAP and Oauth connectors, we have lot of pluggable adapters in marketplace.  In fact, we are refreshing the components and adapters available on the Marketplace.

Will Domino be the future backend repository service of Volt MX?
The strength of Volt MX is connecting to any enterprise application, process and data source. Domino is one of our many data sources we support. See the Volt MX toolkit here and learn more from this blog. We plan to strengthen that integration using Project Keep when its available in Domino as Domino REST APIs. 

 

Disclaimer: HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. 

Why You Need HCL Connections to Help Transform Employee Communications

14. September 2021 Posted by Dan Allen

Although work environment changes due to the pandemic have shown that companies can function with a large part of their workforce working remotely, questions remain about how to effectively support employee engagement and communication. Employee communication is not just integral to the employee experience because it drives engagement, but it also contributes to employee satisfaction, productivity, collaboration and ultimately your business’s success.

Let’s begin with this question, “How do you create effective communication channels for employees when you’re not face-to-face?” There was an adage I learned when I first became a manager, communicate face-to-face as much as you can. Those were the days when your main communication options were limited to email and face-to-face meetings. That’s not to say that face-to-face meetings are outdated, but today’s reality for communicating with employees is much different and more challenging. Attitudes have changed, and — thankfully — the tools to communicate have multiplied. Let’s take a look how remote work transitions are impacting CEO thinking and decision-making.

Rethinking the Ways We Communicate 

KPMG did a survey with CEOs on the pandemic’s impact on business operations. The most striking outcome was that the pandemic has forced CEOs to rethink how they work and communicate within their organizations. Learning to operate in a remote or hybrid work environment is certainly more complicated, and this new work model has challenged CEOs to reevaluate business norms.  

  • Three quarters of the CEOs surveyed said they would continue to invest in digital collaboration and communication tools because these tools help fill communication and engagement gaps. 
  • Interestingly, 73% of CEOs found that when hiring, a remote or hybrid working environment is more attractive to perspective employees. The employee experience is typically a key factor for people in deciding on new career choices.
  • 69% of CEOs said they would be down-sizing office space to save money. That’s a clear indication that some employees are never returning to work in the office.
  • And 68% of CEOs, when challenged to communicate with a remote workforce, have retooled their communication strategy with new communication methods and modes. 

But some key challenges remain for companies, including how to instill and sustain a corporate culture along with company values.

Information Consumption is Changing 

Now let’s switch our discussion from management to employees. Before we can understand how to facilitate employee communication, we must first understand how information is consumed in today’s work environment. Recent studies show most people check their email or instant messages every 6 minutes. It’s no wonder that information consumption is up 500% over the past three decades. Even though more information is being consumed, information overload is a real problem. Given the rate of information consumption, the way information is delivered needs to change.

There are new expectations from employees on how information should be received. Employees born after 1980, for example, have been connected to technology most of their lives and have higher expectations for communication. Employees today want to receive information when and where they want it, in a familiar format that doesn’t overwhelm them. They want to personalize information flow and limit it to what’s important for their specific role. Since employees use multiple devices to access information, they also want to be able to consume information across any of their devices.

To summarize more concisely, information flow should be frequent, multi-channel, multi-format, and most importantly continuous and measured. This allows you to be more effective in reaching employees where and when they are ready — in a way that resonates with them.

What’s the Difference Between Engagement and Collaboration? 

Employee communication is not just management providing information to employees. There is a much broader spectrum of communication and exchange in the today’s work environment. This spectrum covers everything from employee engagement to employee collaboration, whether it’s 2-way communication between employees and management, or a team project facilitating communication between team members. The one thing we need to recognize is that engagement and collaboration success is completely dependent on effective communication channels.

Employee communication is essential for attaining organizational goals and for achieving the many daily successes that add up to positive business outcomes. You can divide communication up into two components: engagement and collaboration. Employee engagement is about keeping employees focused on the right goals, making sure they understand the company values and practices, and providing the training and tools necessary for them to get their job done.

Employee collaboration, on the other hand, is about work management, teams and the many interactions we have both inside and outside the company. When you look at engagement and collaboration, these are fundamental business drivers for organizational success. These business drivers have a substantial impact on the employee experience. Studies show that organizations that are good at engagement and collaboration have far less staff turnover, higher productivity, and higher profitability.

Solutions for Real Communication Problems 

A European cable manufacturer, which employees about 5,000 people, was frustrated with their employee intranet. Their existing site was outdated, static and didn’t generate the employee interaction the company desired. Their objective was to provide a new intranet portal or employee information hub which empowers two-way communication, enables a personalized experience, and provides a multi-channel approach. 

A global package delivery company with more than 100,000 workers, 70% which are deskless and highly mobile, needed a collaboration platform to increase two-way employee communication, ideation, and faster decision-making. Management wanted to start their collaboration efforts by soliciting ideas about improving peak season deliveries for the upcoming holiday season.

A multinational engineering and architectural firm needed to coordinate with over 700 employees and thousands of construction projects to improve coordination for solving complex design problems, finding specialized expertise quickly, sharing best practices, and ensuring customer deadlines are met.

What do all these scenarios have in common? The need to improve communication, collaborative work management, and employee engagement to get work done more effectively. Effective communication and collaborative problem-solving requires a framework with ready-made tools and templates to support best practices. HCL Connections delivered a solution for all three companies to solve their diverse business challenges.

With more and more employees working remotely, it’s more important than ever to provide collaborative tools to meet these communication challenges. HCL Connections delivers a collaborative framework to keep your employees engaged by creating a personalized, well-designed and mobile workspace, with role-based content and team structure to increase communication and productivity.

If you are interested in hearing more about how HCL Connections can solve your communication challenges, view our recent webinar “Transforming Employee Communications with HCL Connections.” 

 

A New HCL Volt MX Is Here

31. August 2021 Posted by Suhas Bhat

I’m excited to announce HCL Volt MX v9.2, our professional low-code platform for mobile and multiexperience app development.  Since we premiered Volt MX at our Digital Week event last November, we’ve been hard at work to improve it, built new resources for our developer community, and have been actively working with analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester.

Whether you’re new to Volt MX or an existing customer, you’re invited to join our webinar on September 8 to learn more. You’ll get to see Volt MX in action with demos of several new features and we will be there to answer your questions.

>> Register for 9.2 Webinar now. September 9, 10 AM ET >>

HCL Volt MX is available to customers starting today!

HCL Volt MX 9.2 is ready to enable your organization to create game-changing apps, unlock the power of any device, and increase your team’s velocity across the software delivery lifecycle. In this release, we are providing exciting new features such as: 

Beautiful apps that drive your digital business 

  • Native and web frameworks enhancements, including 5G network API support  
  • Support for any third-party web widgets/component in Iris 
  • Embed vector animations built using LottieAnimator  
  • New AppleSignIn widget  

Multiexperiences that you build once, deploy everywhere  

  • Alerts on Apple Watches using Haptic feedback 
  • Enhanced augmented reality capabilities (e.g., real-time image recognition)  

A complete solution to get more done 

  • Event-triggered Workflow services
  • RedHat PAM integration for externalized business rules  

Existing customers can download the latest version on the HCL License and Download portal. To get the full details of the release, please visit the new Volt MX documentation and 9.2 release notes. 

If you’re new to Volt MX and you want to learn how your organization deliver mobile and Multi-Experience apps fast and at scale, you can schedule a demo today! Stay tuned for our brand new free trial experience and a marketplace with sample apps, user widgets, and custom integrations next month. 

Recognition by analysts and the media

HCL has brought significant investment, innovation, and leadership to Volt MX and we have established ourselves in the low-code and MXDP markets. I’m proud to share that with our strong product vision and strategy, we’ve recently earned stellar spots in the Forrester Wave (Low-Code Development Platforms for Professional Developers, Q2 2021) and Gartner Magic Quadrant (Multiexperience Development Platforms) — both for the first time.

HCL with Volt MX are featured vendors in the SD Times’ Low Code Buyers Guide and DZone Low Code Trend Report.

New resources for the Volt MX community

We have created all-new resources such as education courses and easy-to-use documentation  so our customers have everything they need to innovate and build apps on the Volt MX platform quickly.

  • Documentation and tutorials: Documentation is now made available in a public Github. Enhance our documentation by opening issues, providing sample codes, or creating pull requests 
  • Training courses: All technical education and training content are now available on the HCL Software Academy for Digital Solutions 
  • Forum: Help build our new Volt MX community! Use this forum to ask questions and share information
  • Ideas portal: Have an idea on how to improve the product or want to see new features? Submit them to our Ideas Portal

We are all very excited about Volt MX and we hope you are too! 

 

Disclaimer: HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.  

A New HCL Volt MX Is Here

31. August 2021 Posted by Suhas Bhat

I’m excited to announce HCL Volt MX v9.2, our professional low-code platform for mobile and multiexperience app development.  Since we premiered Volt MX at our Digital Week event last November, we’ve been hard at work to improve it, built new resources for our developer community, and have been actively working with analyst firms, Gartner and Forrester. 

Whether you’re new to Volt MX or an existing customer, you’re invited to join our webinar on September 8 to learn more. You’ll get to see Volt MX in action with demos of several new features and we will be there to answer your questions.

>> Register for 9.2 Webinar now. September 8, 10 AM ET >>

HCL Volt MX is available to customers starting today!

HCL Volt MX 9.2 is ready to enable your organization to create game-changing apps, unlock the power of any device, and increase your team’s velocity across the software delivery lifecycle. In this release, we are providing exciting new features such as:

Beautiful apps that drive your digital business

  • Native and web frameworks enhancements, including 5G network API support  
  • Support for any third-party web widgets/component in Iris 
  • Embed vector animations built using LottieAnimator  
  • New AppleSignIn widget  

Multiexperiences that you build once, deploy everywhere  

  • Alerts on Apple Watches using Haptic feedback 
  • Enhanced augmented reality capabilities (e.g., real-time image recognition)   

A complete solution to get more done 

  • Event-triggered Workflow services
  • RedHat PAM integration for externalized business rules  

Existing customers can download the latest version on the HCL License and Download portal. To get the full details of the release, please visit the new Volt MX documentation and 9.2 release notes.  

If you’re new to Volt MX and you want to learn how your organization deliver mobile and Multi-Experience apps fast and at scale, you can schedule a demo today! Stay tuned for our brand new free trial experience and a marketplace with sample apps, user widgets, and custom integrations next month.

Recognition by analysts and the media

HCL has brought significant investment, innovation, and leadership to Volt MX and we have established ourselves in the low-code and MXDP markets. I’m proud to share that with our strong product vision and strategy, we’ve recently earned stellar spots in the Forrester Wave (Low-Code Development Platforms for Professional Developers, Q2 2021) and Gartner Magic Quadrant (Multiexperience Development Platforms) — both for the first time.

HCL with Volt MX are featured vendors in the SD Times’ Low Code Buyers Guide and DZone Low Code Trend Report.

New resources for the Volt MX community

We have created all-new resources such as education courses and easy-to-use documentation  so our customers have everything they need to innovate and build apps on the Volt MX platform quickly.

  • Documentation and tutorials: Documentation is now made available in a public Github. Enhance our documentation by opening issues, providing sample codes, or creating pull requests 
  • Training courses: All technical education and training content are now available on the HCL Software Academy for Digital Solutions 
  • Forum: Help build our new Volt MX community! Use this forum to ask questions and share information
  • Ideas portal: Have an idea on how to improve the product or want to see new features? Submit them to our Ideas Portal

We are all very excited about Volt MX and we hope you are too!

 

Disclaimer: HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.

HCL Verse v2.2.0

31. August 2021 Posted by Agnes Ng

We are pleased to announce the release of HCL Verse v2.2.0 for general availability.

In this release, we continue investing our effort in integration between Verse and Sametime and enhancing mail capabilities. 
 
With the new features, you will be able to chat with your team members with one click from the mail view. Also, you no longer need to switch back and forth between browsers and installed PWA for accessing delegated mail files.

Here are some features in the latest release:

  • Sametime awareness icon of the sender in mail view

With this feature, when you open an email, you will see the sender’s Sametime status just next to their name. If the sender is online, you can click on the icon and initiate a chat with them immediately.
Try out this feature today and chat with your colleagues at ease 
 

  • Archive Enhancements

In Verse 1.0.8 we introduced the ability to access archived mail files. In 2.2.0, you can now archive, or restore from the archive, single messages using Verse.

  • HCL Connections v6.5 and v7 support

You don’t have to worry about the versioning support of Connections in Verse if you are using Connections Profiles and File Previewing in Verse. We support the latest versions of Connections now!

  • Type Ahead List  

Have you ever wanted to remove someone from your type-ahead list when you compose an email?

The suggestion in your type-ahead list is based on your interaction with that person/email. We introduce a new preference that allows you to remove any person or email from that list based on your needs. Don’t worry, this action is reversible.

  • Progressive Web App enhancement

We added support for accessing archived and delegated mail files using installed PWA. This helps better manage your work in the installed PWA and you don’t have to switch between browsers. 

The above is just part of the story. If you want to know more about this release, please refer to the below documentation.  

HCL Verse 2.2.0 What’s New? 

HCL Verse 2.2.0 Release Notes
HCL Verse Developer site can be found here
HCL Verse Ideas Portal on Aha

OneDB for Commerce – The best option for Cloud Native Commerce?

30. August 2021 Posted by John Beechen

HCL Commerce has supported traditional relational databases such as DB2 and Oracle for many years.  In 2021 we added support for another option, OneDB. This blog talks about why customers are asking us to do this, what features it offers and how you can use OneDB as a cloud native database with HCL Commerce.

OneDB isn’t a completely new database technology. It is based on IBM Informix which HCL provides engineering support for, but OneDB is its own product with its own development stream and roadmap.  HCL’s goal with OneDB is to provide customers with a cloud native database solution that can work in the cloud or on premise with the performance that makes it automatically the best choice for solutions like HCL Commerce.

Why introduce a new database for HCL Commerce? The primary reason is that our customers have been asking for a fully cloud native solution to the database component of Commerce. Going fully cloud native for the entire Commerce infrastructure offers many benefits for scalability, high availability, ease of management and costs. For example, with Commerce and OneDB in Kubernetes, install and configuration can be done with a single Helm chart, greatly simplifying deployment, configuration and future updates.

DB2 and Oracle are proven database technologies that helps HCL Commerce deliver the highest performance for its transactional operations and other needs, however they are owned by IBM and Oracle and therefore we have no control over their roadmaps, support, end of service announcements and the like.  With HCL OneDB we wanted to have more control, so that we can imagine and deliver on innovation that our customers want without being constrained by other software vendors. The HCL teams working on OneDB and Commerce are joined at the hip, so when Commerce has a requirement, the OneDB team is able to turnaround a new release for it within days – accelerating our overall time to market.

Customers are asking for capabilities that go beyond just a transactional database.  OneDB offers versatility to Commerce customers who can use it for the following:

  • As a transactional database for Commerce to replace DB2 or Oracle.
  • As a time series database for event data, such as from IOT devices.
  • As a data warehouse to capture data for analysis.

The fact that its cloud native is big for our customers. HCL Commerce has been cloud native and containerized for some time, so the ability to bring a database that is ALSO containerized and cloud native, sits well with our vision.  The cloud native capabilities of OneDB solves some problems for Commerce customers, such as:

  • Achieve near-zero downtime for the commerce platform helps clients sell more products and services, with hot-hot capabilities reducing the need for a disaster recovery (DR) site.
  • Ability to scale the database layer using Kubernetes, the same way the Commerce application containers can be scaled.
  • Ability to distribute those containers into different cloud data centers to create active-active database availability across those different zones and geographically distributed databases for performance or compliance reasons.
  • Ability to deploy the database together with Commerce using a single Helm chart, which is much simpler faster and easier for clients, thereby reducing time to market.
  • Small footprint, low resource usage for cost efficiency.

For Developers, OneDB for Commerce has also been developed with interoperability in mind.  You can use familiar JSON to document data store patterns, but you can do “join” queries across SQL databases and document databases using SQL Drivers and OneDB’s support for the MongoDB API.  This avoids having to move all the data into OneDB, and respects customer’s desires to keep data where it is and not create data silos that are difficult to manage.

OneDB’s heritage had an emphasis on low administration.  The database was designed to work well in environments where there was no Database Administrator, and so the admin overhead of running it is low.  This helps customers with their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), as many manual tasks are automated with OneDB.  The OneDB Explore console shows you whats going on, but there isn’t as high a level of active involvement due to its low admin nature.

With Commerce, scaling for peak loads is important.  The Commerce and OneDB teams took a lot of time to ensure that prior to launching Commerce with OneDB we tested it under a variety of load scenarios, such as storefront browsing, checkout, search and administrative loads such as data ingest (loading Commerce related product or inventory data in large volumes).  Our goal was to provide equal to or better than performance than existing Commerce database options (DB2 or Oracle) with Commerce.  We wouldn’t release the product until we had that, and we’re delighted to have achieved that goal.

To learn more, schedule a demo of OneDB – available as an option with HCL Commerce Summer 2021 release.

 

 

 

 

Top Three Requirements for eCommerce Success 

26. August 2021 Posted by Amanda Tevis

eCommerce sales for 2021 will be more than $147 billion greater than forecast before the pandemic. If you are not already invested in a robust e-commerce solution, you will need to get started to survive in the pandemic economy. Many companies initially jumped into ecommerce with a low-cost platform but found that it can’t handle the number of transactions. If companies cannot keep up with the growing number of transactions, they will miss out on sales and customers, limiting their business’s growth.  

The exponential increase in online transactions is driving a significant need for powerful enterprise class databases to help support these eCommerce platforms. In addition, cross-platforming has become necessary with the amount of complex data coming from different online channels. Of course, having a single eCommerce platform will not ensure success, but it’s a good start.  

Running an eCommerce business is not easy. Having a store and offerings to sell does not mean that people will flock in and buy your products. However, there are a few things you can do to try to ensure your company will be a success. 

As enterprises are ramping up for more transactions, let us kick things off by reviewing three key elements to eCommerce successes.  

    1. High Availability is Critical: With High Availability (in short: HA), technology vendors indicate a system that guarantees the highest possible availability. Downtime can be catastrophic. Online customers do not observe closing times. They will always want to have access to their favorite portals and platforms at any time or they will go elsewhere. With high availability, customers can place their orders with confidence, any time and happy customers will come back and repeat the process, translating to revenue growth. Most online consumers will not wait until you are ‘open’ again to buy from a particular business. Opening hours are obsolete online. They belong to the brick-and-mortar, not to today’s fast-growing world of online transactions. Bottom line: Lack of high availability means unhappy customers and less revenue.

    2. Powerful Performance: Did you know that conversion rates on eCommerce sites are a key performance indicator? It’s no secret that a fast eCommerce site with a great user experience (UX) makes shoppers happy and happy shoppers are more likely to convert. There are many things that can slow down an eCommerce website such as customer personalized suggestions, ratings, reviews, videos, large digital assets, which are all meant to create an awesome user experience but can hurt your eCommerce platform speed if not implemented correctly. The way to fix these issues is by having an eCommerce solution that is blazingly fast – sub-second storefront page load performance to help you sell more, faster. Add to that performance with advanced data replication between data centers, and you will have many happy customers. An eCommerce platform with the best performing cloud native offering is the way to go!

    3. Superior Backup and Restore Capabilities: eCommerce website backups and restores are like the insurance of online business. To ensure your online store is fully protected, your eCommerce platform and database should provide the ability to quickly archive and restore persistent data from and to different storage locations and devices. And in a Cloud Native deployment, have the ability to generate database logs on Kubernetes managed persistent storage, allowing it to survive restart and enable fast recovery.   

Sweat the small stuff. Details are crucial to the success of your data and commerce future. Put yourself in the shoes of your customers and work backward to reverse engineer how your commerce and data strategies are working. Think human first, and then focus on how your software is supporting your business goals. Consider scalability, backups, cloud native solutions, and how selling more faster can grow your business. 

One way to energize your eCommerce solution is by having the HCL OneDB database as part of your eCommerce platform. HCL OneDB is a cloud native enterprise database that can help accelerate your digital transformation across your organization. OneDB offers the versatility, reliability, and ease-of-use needed to address today’s data management and application development challenges.  

Want details on how to achieve more transaction success with eCommerce? Visit the OneDB and the Commerce webpages for more information.   

 

Announcing HCL Sametime Meetings’ support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan

26. August 2021 Posted by Ginni Saini

HCL is pleased to announce the general availability of HCL Sametime 11.6 IF1, our latest interim fix release for Meetings. It is now available for download on FlexNet, HCL’s License & Delivery Portal. 

Why is this IF release important to all Sametime v11.X customers using Meetings?

Chrome M93 support and a lot of other critical fixes, including UX enhancements, UI improvements and multiple bug fixes to improve your overall Sametime Meetings and Chat experience. For more details, please check out the full fix list published here.

Support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan: 

Google has completely transitioned Chrome’s WebRTC implementation from the Plan B SDP format to the Unified Plan, starting with Chrome M93 version. See Google’s announcement here. 

What does this mean for Sametime Premium customers using Meetings?

  • Prior to HCL Sametime 11.6 IF1, Chrome browser support (for Meetings) is based on the Plan B SDP format.  
  • By upgrading Sametime to 11.6 IF1, Meetings now uses the WebRTC Unified Plan SDP format.  

For information on how this impacts HCL Sametime 11.5 and 11.6 deployments, please read this article.

Therefore, HCL strongly encourages all Sametime v11.X customers and business partners using Meetings to upgrade their Sametime Meeting servers to continue to enjoy a great Video Meetings and Chat experience on the latest Chrome browser.

The details of how to upgrade your HCL Sametime environments to our latest release can be found here.

Ginni Saini,
Sametime Product Manager,
HCL Software 

Disclaimer – HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multi programming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.

Introducing Domino v12.0.1 and HTMO 3.0.3 Beta Program!

23. August 2021 Posted by Ketan Godhaniya

After the successful launch of HCL Domino v12.0 in June 2021, we are approaching the next milestone: We’re happy to announce two new beta programs at onceHCL Domino 12.0.1 and HTMO 3.0.3 have both launched a Beta Program today!

You are invited to join the beta program to test our latest release and provide feedback to development teams.  

We’re calling on our community to share open, effective, and thoughtful review and testing of our software product. Your input is essential to how we develop our products, and we will continue to listen to you every step along our roadmap. 

What you can expect from this first beta of Domino v12.0.1:

HCL Notes Client

Domino Online Meeting Integration

The Notes Client 12.0.1 is providing native integration of online meeting platforms like ZoomWebexGoToMeetingTeams and of course Sametime Meetings. So, from within the Notes calendar users can now more easily schedule online meetings on their preferred platform without having to install a plug-in.

Improved Workspace Design with High Resolution Icons

The new Notes client is finally allowing to use high resolution icons for your databases, which makes a big difference to the look and feel of your workspace! No need to stick to small and old style 32×32 pixel database icons anymore.

We have already updated our standard templates with new icons, will you update yours?

Advanced Properties Box

You have asked for it, we have delivered: an all-new and resizable document property box:

Thanks to Panagenda, the new “advanced properties” box allows to search for field names or values, it also provides the requested ability to copy to clipboard or export to a CSV file:

What’s new in Notes v12.0.1?

https://help.hcltechsw.com/notes/beta/12.0.1/whats_new_01.html

HCL Domino Designer

We have already provided a 64Bit Notes client (in beta as of now), and based on your request are now providing a 64Bit Domino Designer client.

Also, Domino Designer v12.0.1 provides the ability to include high quality icons for rendering and enables developers to optimize the database full text index by defining which fields to be included in the index — a feature that many customers were requesting (see this idea).

What’s new in Domino Designer v12.0.1?

https://help.hcltechsw.com/dom_designer/beta/12.0.1/basic/whatsnew1201.html

HCL Domino Server

For the Domino server a number of enhancements are waiting for you:

  • One-touch Domino setup with the ability to register users automatically
  • Certificate Manager is now integrated and does not require the DSAPI filter configuration anymore
  • Domino Directory template was cleaned up based on your request
  • Updates to the QVault tool for better manageability of ID’s in the Vault
  • Compare DB’s – a new template for developers to compare the design elements of two apps with each other
  • Entitlement Tracking now providing monthly reports 

This is just the first beta drop! We are going to release even more features in the next stage of the beta program.

What’s new in Domino 12.0.1?

https://help.hcltechsw.com/domino/beta/12.0.1/wn_12.0.1.html

HCL Traveler for Microsoft Outlook (HTMO) 3.0.3

HTMO in version 3.0.3 is providing the following new features:

  • Full support for delegated access (mail, calendar, contact)  
  • Improvements to the out-of-office user interface 
  • Performance improvements 

What’s new in Traveler 12.0.1?

https://help.hcltechsw.com/traveler/beta/12.0.1/new_server_features_12_01.html

What’s new for Microsoft Outlook support

https://help.hcltechsw.com/htmo/beta/3.0.3/whats_new_outlook_support.html

…and a number of minor changes and performance improvements.

For a complete list of changes and improvements, please refer to Domino v12.0.1 release notes.

How to Participate in this Beta?

Customers with a current entitlement to Domino can find the software packages for both beta programs on Flexnet.

Beta participants, please let us know how you think about the product by submitting your feedback in our beta forum. For general input and new ideas or feature enhancement requests, please use the Domino ideas forum here. 

Thank you for your participation and your passion for HCL Domino!
HCL Domino Product Team 

 

 

HCL Sametime Meetings’ support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan

23. August 2021 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

The HCL Sametime team wants everyone to be aware of the pending Chrome change related to conformance with the WebRTC standard that will impact Sametime Meetings. This change is scheduled to take affect with the M93 update of the Chrome browser, currently targeted for Aug 31, 2021. 

We are actively working on putting finishing touches to our next interim release to support the Unified Plan for Sametime Meetings. We plan to release it in the upcoming weeks, after we have finished testing the changes across all supported browsers listed here

In the meantime, please plan to upgrade your Sametime 11.5 and 11.6 Meetings deployments using our documentation found here

For information on how this impacts HCL Sametime 11.5 and 11.6 deployments, please read this article. 

If you have any questions or need further details, don’t hesitate to reach out to our support team! 

HCL Sametime Product Team

Disclaimer – HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multi programming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.

New Tech Updates for HCL Domino, Notes, Traveler, Verse, and Connections

18. August 2021 Posted by Thomas Hampel

While you may have been on a summer vacation, we at HCL have been busy improving our products! Here is a small overview of what happened in the last couple of weeks and what you can expect soon from your most favorite collaboration platform. 

Group 3 Language Translations for Notes and Domino 11.0.1 

Good news for many of our customers: HCL Notes 11.0.1 is now available in more languages.  

You asked for it (DOMINO-I-831 and NTS-I-842) – In addition to the 16 languages the Notes client was already providing, we are delivering the following language translations: 

  • Danish 
  • Finnish 
  • Norwegian
  • Catalan
  • Hebrew
  • Hungarian
  • Slovenian
  • Thai
  • Turkish 

Install kits for the HCL Notes Standard and Basic Client V11.0.1 in those languages can be found at our License and Download Portal under the Notes/Domino version 11.0.1.  

Of course, we are also providing the Multilingual User Interface (MUI) kit for those languages, as well as the Install Shield Tuner files to customize your installation. 

Group 3 language translations for the Notes Client v12 are being worked on.

Level up for our Domino Rest API 

In June, we started the beta program for our new Domino Rest API. Now in August, it’s time for the next iteration. Shifting gears to Beta 2 will introduce several improvements customers were asking for: 

  • ODATA support was added for reading/writing from/to Domino, which is especially of interest for e.g., Salesforce customers who want to store data in Domino
  • A new Domino server add-in task is provided to start/stop/reload the Domino Rest APIs and show its status from the Domino server console
  • An installer is now allowing to install the Domino Rest APIs on a Domino Linux server. Previously only a docker container was provided 

For more details, about the new features please refer to the changelog of this project. 

Please note: The Domino Rest APIs are still in beta — the first eGA release is scheduled to be shipping with Domino v12.0.1 later this year. Customers interested in joining the beta program can find the required files available for download at our License and Download Portal

HCL Traveler 12.0 updated with Fix Pack 1 

Fix Pack 1 for HCL Traveler 12.0 is also available for download at our License and Download Portal. This update is especially recommended for customers using Android devices due to a bug fix that is addressing an error connecting to Firebird Cloud Messaging servers via proxy. (Ref: KB0092130 ). It also fixes a bug that caused Traveler to crash (Ref. KB0091495 ) and addresses two other issues that customers have reported. 

For more details on HCL Traveler 12.0.0 Fix Pack 1 please refer to this technote.

Housekeeping for Notes/Domino v10.0.1 

For customers running on HCL Domino 10.0.1 we have shipped Fix Pack 7 in mid-July. This fix pack is a collection of 136 low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues, e.g., resolving several UI issues for Notes Clients on MacOS Big Sur and on Windows 10.  

It also provides 25 fixes for the Domino server, resolves 33 problems that customers have reported with iNotes, and is addressing about 20 issues around development and programmability.  

HCL strongly recommends that customers running Notes/Domino 10.0.1 apply this Fix Pack since it addresses a small percentage of defects that impact the broadest set of customers. 

For details on the individual SPR’s addressed in this fix pack please refer to this article or check the Fix List database.

New features for Domino AppDev pack 

Version 1.0.9 of the Domino AppDev pack was released end of June is providing Node.js and Java developers with new features such as: 

  • Ability to export individual design elements and other non-data documents into DXL 
  • Retrieve the list of files in a given directory on the Domino server 
  • Work with Access Control Lists and Roles in Domino databases, allowing to get / update / replace entries in the ACL. 

Furthermore, the user interface improvements for the Identity and Access Management (IAM) server have been updated and is providing tools to leverage the new Domino 12 Certificate Store for Proton and domino-db clients.  

More information can be found in the What’s New section of the Domino AppDev Pack.

What’s Next? 

In the next few weeks, we have lined up the following releases and updates for you: 

HCL Domino C-API Toolkit v12.0 is going to be released end of August, so developers, partners and third-party vendors can upgrade their products to leverage the latest compiler and take benefit from new capabilities of Domino 12 

HCL Verse 2.2.0 will be providing new features like an updated Sametime integration as requested here, and the ability to restore documents from an archive. Furthermore, this release is adding support for Connections 6.5 and 7, provides an enhanced preferences page to manage your availability and other calendar settings and provides updates to freetime search and is improving the PWA capabilities.

We are also looking forward starting the first beta release of HCL Domino 12.0.1 later this month and have a new release of HCL Nomad 1.0.1 waiting for you in early September. However, details for those two are subject of a future blog post, so please stay tuned for more!

HCL Verse 2.1.0 Q&A

29. Juli 2021 Posted by Agnes Ng

(a)Verse 2.1.0 and related features:

(1) Q: What we need to do to activate Domino photo service on the server?
A: You will need to enable the notes.ini setting VOP_GK_FEATURE_230=1. Please refer to our
documentation

(2) Q: Can the contacts photo setting be controlled by the administrator? How can we make sure that
a user cannot alter the contacts photo that have been stored?
A: Admins can disable the photo booth using notes.ini setting VOP_GK_FEATURE_40=0. See #16 in our
documentation.

(3) Q: How do the Verse person profile picture and the Domino photo service integrate with HCL
Connections’ profile picture?
A: If you would like to use the Domino photo service, but are currently configured for Connections
integration, then you will need to set an additional notes.ini setting to leverage Domino photo service
instead of Connections profile photos. You can read more about this notes.ini setting here.

(4) Q: Do you need to do something extra for Sametime integration after upgrade to 11.5 FP1?
A: If you already have Sametime 11.5 FP1 installed, no additional configuration is needed. The only thing
that you need to make sure is that you have turned on persistent chat on Sametime. If this doesn’t work
for you, please reach out to HCL support and share your configuration with us.

(b)General Use of Verse and Extension

(1) Q: Can you modify HCL Verse logo to your company logo?
A: Yes, you can use our extension point to modify your logo? For more information about the extension
point, please refer to here.

(2) Q: When will Verse support archive capability?
A: Verse supports user accessing archived mail files today. For archiving a specific email on Verse, we are
currently working on it and hopefully it will be launched in coming months.

(3) Q: Will Verse have the option to use a secondary alias email and signature?
A: This feature is not available today, but we are planning to add a new functionality to allow users to
send emails with their alias name in near future.

(4) Q: Is there a way to view attachments without downloading them?
A: This functionality is available if you have Connections Docs configured so you can preview the file. We
are also planning to add the file preview feature for users without Connections.

(5) Q: Is there a way to connect Verse/HCL calendar to iPhone calendar or Google calendar?
A: This feature is available with Verse Native App on both iOS and Android.

(6) Q: Can we store a message from verse as an eml file to disk?
A: This is a good suggestion. This feature is not officially available. We will evaluate the feature and the
market needs. We will share it when there is any update about this feature.

(7) Q: Is HCL Verse going to support Stationaries?
A: This is not a high priority for us, but we have been receiving requests from customers about this
feature. We will keep reviewing our priority.

(8) Q: How does Verse integrate with Connections?
A: Verse integrates Connections in a few ways, including – Connections profiles to enable business cards,
photos, and electronic email signatures in Verse. – Attach and download Connections files when
composing and reading messages. – Preview attachments in an email For more information: Please refer
to our documentation.

(9) Q: Is it possible for a user to delete an attachment from a message?
A: That’s a good question. Unfortunately, it is not possible to delete an attachment from a message
using Verse Web now. We will certainly evaluate this feature suggestion.

(10) Q: Does HCL Verse have any plans for adding Notes preferences?
A: Verse’s positioning is a light-weight web mail client. Therefore, we are not aiming at adding all the
Notes preference into Verse. Some of them like senders’ color is on our list. We have plans for some
other preferences as well. More details will be shared in the future

(11)Q: Can you access someone else’s mail from Verse?
A: Yes, you can access other’s email through the delegation feature. For more information: please refer
to our documentation

(12)Q: Can you view other persons’ calendar on Verse?
A: Verse supports delegation for mail and calendar. So if you are a delegate( e.g. executive
administrant), you will be able to access another person’s calendar. For more information, please refer
to our documentation

(c)Verse extension and documentation

(1) Q: Where can I find documentation a tutorial to customize the UI?
A: We have this tutorial: https://doc.cwpcollaboration.com/verse-developer/docs/css-extension

(d)Verse installation and packages

(1)Q: It has been announced that Verse will be part of the Domino 12 download – will the same be
done in the Domino 11 code stream?
A: The Verse 2.0.1 kit will be included with Domino v12, not with Domino v11.

(2) Q: Is there any guide of upgrade process from 2.0?
A: The upgrade from 2.0 to 2.1 is simple. The install and config section of the documentation will walk
you through what is needed for Verse. If you have previously completed steps, you can skip them.
Upgrade simply can be removing the old jar and drop in the new ones. Set any notes.ini settings for new
features (i.e. Domino Photo Service) and restart the server. For more information, please refer to the
release note

For the demos in the webinar, please refer to the following link:
(1) Modify on Send (Extension) : https://youtu.be/0HpA7Nyadg0
(2) Photos from NAB (New feature in 2.1.0): https://youtu.be/uPGQQJ18-sc

For more information about Verse, please visit HCL Verse website. The feature and benefits guide is also
available in the site.

Announcing the Domino REST API Beta Program  

11. Juni 2021 Posted by Barry Rosen

Today, we’re announcing the start of the beta program for our new Domino REST API, formerly known as “Project Keep.” This is the latest addition to our ongoing Domino Early Access Program.

The Domino REST API will introduce hundreds of new APIs that aperture to information on Domino — further extending access to your Domino data. It’s a modern take on the REST API for opening Domino access to a world of standards — and API-first developers.

What is it? 

Domino REST API is a new feature that runs alongside the server and allows you to expose your Domino data in the form of standardized Open-APIbased methods securely and easily. Using a browser-based admin UI, application owners can define which data will be made available for view or update on a REST API. It extends the Domino principles of reader/author document access definitions into the world of Internet protocols. 

It also includes Swagger UI which allows the visualization and interaction with APIs without having any of the actual implementation logic in place. The APIs are automatically generated from an OpenAPI (formerly Swagger) specification with visual documentation, making it easier to later implement the back-end code. 

What is special about the new Domino REST APIs? 

  • Secureby default, with fine granular controls per form, field and user basis 
  • Implements latest open standards 
  • HTTP/2-ready, for server-to-server or client-to-server communication
  • API-first design with full interactive documentation 
  • Low barrier to entry as it runs on a Domino server and/or your Notes client 
  • Admin UI and Postman samplesincluded 
  • State-of-the-art JWT access token integrated with your existing IdP infrastructure

What can be accessed via the Domino REST APIs?

You can access content like views, documents, and fields, as well as database design, agents, and ACL settings. And, of course, featuring DQL queries to quickly access the data you are looking for. 

Built-in declarative security ensures the API will only allow access to fields the caller is authorized to see or update. This can effectively prevent computed fields to be overwritten and limits participants in a workflow to update their fields only.  

How to participate  

The Domino REST API is now available as a prepacked ready-to-use Docker container to all current Domino customers. The download can be found in the “Domino Early Access program” category on Flexnet. Please visit documentation here to learn more and to set up your test environment.  

You are invited to join our Domino Early Access program forum here, to provide your valuable feedback and suggestions on the Domino REST API beta program.

Please note, the Beta program will run from June 7 until the REST APIs are shipped with the next Domino release, post v12.

The Domino v12 launch

Missed the v12 live event? The launch is not over! We’re half-way through rolling out the Domino Dozen which includes 12 days of exciting Domino content consisting of panel discussions with customers, demos, new thought leadership and more. Register now to get access to announcements like these and watch the live event on replay!   

 

HCL SafeLinx 1.2 is Live with Nomad Web

7. Juni 2021 Posted by Ketan Godhaniya

We are pleased to announce the release of HCL SafeLinx 1.2 for general availability. Starting today, customers cantry out new features by downloading the package from Flexnet. In the past few months, we have been focusing on providing you a more user-friendly enterprise VPN platform with reverse proxy capabilities which aims to boost your middleware security at work. 

SafeLinx and Nomad web 

As part of the Domino v12 launch, this version comes with improved functionalities for Nomad Web Proxy: 

  • New resources container specifically for Nomad, inherited from the generic http access service but only providing attributes needed for NWP 
  • Modified initial configuration wizard to streamline NWP creation as part of initial setup 
  • Ability to serve the Nomad web application static files directly from SafeLinx (event driven), without the need for an additional http server 
  • Support for HCL Verse application integration when the Nomad app launches from a mail link 
  • SAML as an authentication option 
  • Configurable buffer size for NRPC flow 
  • Configurable attribute for querying the User CN to use in Nomad client configuration. 
  • Nomad-branded login screens 

Other new features of this release include support for Mac OS administrator, MS-SQL Linux, and My SQL (Linux and Windows), and a new splash screen. To see the full list, please refer to SafeLinx 1.2 release notes. 

Getting startedpricing and licensing

For Notes/Domino Complete Collaboration (CCB) customersSafeLinx is now available as a FREE entitlement and will be listed under supporting programsCCB customers can use SafeLinx’s server component without the need for an additional VPN client to securely access their Domino apps from mobile. With this release, we’d like to provide our customers the opportunity to evaluate SafeLinx VPN for broader usage. Please contact your HCL Software representative or HCL Business Partner for more information on how to get SafeLinx 1.2. 

SafeLinx is also available as a standalone to non-Notes-Domino Complete Collaboration customers. Contact us for more details.

Our team has put in many hours turning your ideas into reality and we’d love for our customers to continue submitting ideas and improvements in our Ideas Portal. (Make sure you select “SafeLinx” under the Workspace before submission.) 

Domino v12 Launch

Missed the v12 live event yesterday? The launch is not over! We’ve just started rolling out the Domino Dozen which includes 12 days of exciting Domino content consisting of panel discussions with customers, demos, new thought leadership and more. Register now to get access and watch the live event on replay!