Posts Tagged: ‘HCL Domino’

What Do My Kitchen, Bruce Willis, and Microsoft Power Platform Have in Common? (And Why You Need HCL Domino.)

17. Mai 2022 Posted by Henry Bestritsky

About three weeks ago, my entire new and expensive kitchen went dark. I gave my wife a confident smile, said, “I got this,” and went to the basement to flip a few breakers. As you can probably gather, I didn’t “got” this, and the stubborn breakers kept flipping back as if mocking me. I took the walk of shame upstairs and called my friend Rebecca, the electrician. 

My kitchen was not part of the original house and was an addition done later, so Rebecca was able to get behind the wall and take a look. This is where the Bruce Willis part comes in. Having watched The Fifth Element the night before, I made a joke by imitating Chris Tucker playing Ruby Rod in the scene where he discovers the bomb that’s about to blow up the entire place. I said, “Corbin, Corbin, my man, you know how to stop this, right?” The look Rebecca gave me was exactly the look on the face of Bruce Willis, right as they started running to the escape ship just before the big explosion.

Here is the scene from YouTube. You will love it! 

The wiring was a complete mess and obviously not to code. Rebecca said that the kitchen could’ve easily caught fire, and, unlike Bruce Willis, I did not have an escape ship to run to. 

So how does this relate to Microsoft Power Platform? 

As you probably know, Microsoft Power Platform consists of four parts, Power BI, Power Apps, Power Automate, and Power Virtual Agents. If you want to build any business app that is beyond just a simple form, you need at least the two main parts of the platform, Power Apps to build the UI and Power Automate to build the workflow and automation. (Oh, and let’s not forget the data sources such as Dataverse and other data connectors.) 

For example, if you just want to send a simple email, you need to create a form in Power Apps and then pass the values into Power Automate a.k.a. Microsoft Flow to execute it. Here is an example of the process in Automate after something gets filled out in a form. (Please pay attention to the title of each box.) 

Click Here for the Above Example

This is just a simple flow, but you get the picture. We all know how incredibly easy it is to do this in HCL Domino. These flows can get extremely complex, split many ways, and integrated into multiple SaaS products. Imagine dozens of them for just one app, and that’s where things get really tangled up (like the bad wiring behind the wall in my kitchen), and things could go wrong (boom, big bada boom). 

In my previous life, when I used to run a marketing technology company, I integrated an ancient twenty-five-year-old Microsoft Access database with Facebook Ads using Microsoft Flow. I created very complex processes that worked well and even got my company a case study on 

What the case study didn’t mention is that six months later, just like my kitchen, everything went dark. No leads were coming through right in the middle of the busy season. I went back to the code and had the exact same terrified look that Rebecca  and Bruce Willis had in their movie. I figured it out eventually, but it took a few sleepless nights and a lot of anxiety. Now that I am gone, I don’t know what will happen if there is a next time and things go dark again.  

To achieve a viable solution with Microsoft Power Platform, you need to learn four overly complicated products that are nothing like one another. They were four different products until some Microsoft marketing head decided to lump them together (I admit that this is conjecture). One of Microsoft’s taglines about the Power Platform is: “Give everyone the ability to create solutions that accelerate business.”  Really? Seriously? At What Cost? Risk? Real, business-critical solutions come from technology that is not cobbled together that changes every six months. With Microsoft, to debug something, it really is like looking at a mess of wires behind a fifteen-year-old kitchen wall!   

Now you can see what my kitchen and the Microsoft Power Platform have in common. 

They all might just go down if one thing goes wrong. And how does this all relate to why you need Domino? Customers always tell me how they have been running Domino Apps for YEARS with no problems. Simply nothing goes dark. Ever! I am not saying that Domino can’t be complicated, but what I am saying is that the code has already been written and simply works. And what we are trying to do here at HCL is to expand and modernize Domino while minimizing risk, time, and the expense of a traditional rip and replace process that can be fraught with so many pitfalls and unforeseen costs (just like my new kitchen).   

In today’s crazy world, is it really a good idea to try something new and unproven? 

All I ask is that you go past the marketing hype and really, really look at what really drives your business and how you can make your workflows even better with minimal disruption and risk. 

I am not preaching Domino here (well, a little), but what I am saying is that we at HCL are very much aware how critical business continuity is…and how Domino plays a huge part in that process. We are doing everything possible to make sure that your existing Domino investment like existing code, data, security and management can be leveraged within any new tech you add to your stack, instead of being ripped out and replaced by a set of electrical wires that can burn down not only your kitchen but the entire house. (Dramatic music, please.)

After all, none of us won’t end up like Gary Oldman in the end of The Fifth Element, do we?

Thank you for letting me geek out!  😊 


HCL Notes und Domino 12.0.1 FP1 veröffentlicht

11. April 2022 Posted by Oliver Regelmann

HCL hat das Fix Pack 1 für Notes Domino 12.0.1 veröffentlicht und empfiehlt die Installation. HCL Notes®/Domino® 12.0.1 Fix Pack 1 addresses defects in the Notes Client & Domino Server including all feature components (iNotes, Designer. Admin etc). All Fix Packs are language independent and may be applied on any language version of HCL Notes®/Domino® […]

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New Ideas: Streamlining Our Ideation Process

5. April 2022 Posted by HCL Digital Solutions

The HCL Digital Solutions Product Management team has streamlined the product ideation process for HCL Domino, HCL Domino Volt, HCL Sametime, HCL DX, HCL Connections, and HCL Volt MX.

We often get asked what our process is for how an idea becomes a feature and how best to submit an idea that will have a better chance of successfully becoming a reality.

This blog will help make the process more transparent, responding faster to our customers.

What Is an Ideas Portal, and Why Have One?

There are many factors that shape modern software development.  One of the most important is crowdsourcing feedback from our customers, specifically the users and administrators of our products. We have portals where customers can submit ideas for features and capabilities that they’d like to see happen for our products. By studying submissions and responses in our Ideas Portals, we understand more about how the product is being used and discover ways to make the experiences even better.

Submitting a New Idea

When you navigate to an Ideas Portal, you can select the “add a new idea” button. Some portals request you specify the product (because the portal contains more than one product). After that, add your idea, some details, and a category.  Categories help us to organize ideas and we may even recategorize your idea once we review it. Here’s a list of all our Digital Experience portals:

Domino idea portal including:

  • Notes  
  • Safelinx 
  • Sametime
  • Traveler 
  • Traveler for Microsoft Office (HTMO) 
  • Domino Volt 
  • Nomad 
  • Domino Verse
  • Leap
  • Enterprise Integrator
  • Domino Designer
  • Connector for SAP Solutions
  • Client Application Access
  • Admin Client 

When you’re ready to add your idea, please follow three steps (outlined below). While we want to gather and prioritize your ideas, we’d like you to vote and comment on other people’s ideas too. Here is our best practice to add an idea:

Step #1: Search first to see if your idea already exists. Please vote for any ideas and add any additional comments that you may relate to your idea.

Step #2: If your idea doesn’t yet exist, create a new idea and format it like this: 
“As a <insert role>, I would like to be able to <insert action> in order to <insert need>.”

Step #3: Create as many ideas as you’d like but remember to keep each idea as a separate entry repeating steps 1 and 2 above, i.e., do not create an idea that consists of more than one request for enhancement.

Ideation Workflow and Process

Once your idea has been submitted it moves its way through our custom process and we evaluate strategy alignment, technical feasibility and scheduling.  Below is a simplified diagram of our process with an explanation of each step in the process.

All Ideas enter the system as “Needs Review.”  On a weekly basis Product Mangers (PMs) will examine that bucket of ideas and process them.

“Needs Clarification” is a possible outcome of a review because the PM does not understand the idea.  Here’s where you can make a huge contribution.

All ideas should be written as a “user story.”

As a person in my role, I want <this functionality>, so I get <this benefit>.

Example 1: As a Sametime meetings user, I want to have an interactive white board, so I can collaborate with peers and accelerate productivity through staying in one tool.

Example 2: As a Connections Wiki editor, I want the rich text editor buttons to stay on the visible screen as a scroll, to speed up the editing.

Notice, you are not telling us how to implement the idea but stating a need and a benefit.

Try to consider your fellow users and request features or fixes that could benefit many people, not just you, personally. This approach will increase the chances that your idea is accepted.

Once we understand the idea, the idea goes through a series of filters.  Is this already delivered? If yes, then we classify the ideas an “Already Exists.”  A more important question is: does this idea align with our goals for the product? Even if this is a great idea it could fail this test.  Be aware that we do not have unlimited resources and need to focus on the greatest benefit to the community of users.  So, do not take “No Plans to Implement” as a personal rejection.  It’s a business consideration, not a bad idea.

After the idea passes through this initial gauntlet of obstacles it is elevated to “Under Consideration.” If there are ideas that are similar in nature to this new idea, it will be merged with other ideas.  All votes under all the individual ideas are merged too, giving the merged idea more validity within the user community.

At this stage, we have a healthy backlog of ideas that can be promoted to a production feature. PMs triage this backlog and work in collaboration with our agile development staff to groom and size the idea into a deliverable story.

Sometimes an idea cannot be delivered for architectural reasons, or the feature is just too expensive to develop, and the benefit is too small.  For these reasons and ideas can be categorized as “No Plans to Implement.”

“Future Consideration” indicates that this is an idea we want to pursue, and we have the technical ability to deliver it, but cannot fit it in to the schedule at this time.  So, this idea is not assigned to a release.

“Assessment” begins the real work of user story decomposition and sizing. Items are being worked on by the development staff to quantify, understand and deliver the functionality.  For many reasons, the item cannot be committed to shipment date.

“Planning to Implement” is the most favorable outcome and indicate that resources are available, and we have the technical ability and we have space available to schedule this feature into a release on our board.

The final category is “Shipped”.  I don’t think this needs any explanation. 🙂

Closing Thoughts:

We trust this blog has given you transparency into an important process at HCL Digital Solutions. In Fy2023 you’ll see us encourage more customers to use all our Ideal Portals. Please look out for news on the topic in the coming months. In general, if you have questions about this blog, we are here to help.

Frank Fuchs
Digital Solutions Program Manager

Andrew Manby
Head of Digital Solutions Product Management 

How Domino v12 Improves an Administrator’s Life

17. Februar 2022 Posted by Heather J Hottenstein

As someone who has spent almost 28 years working around HCL Notes and Domino administration, my mind was blown with the number of new features that were delivered when v12 shipped in May of 2021.  And HCL kept the pedal pressed to the floorboard, introducing many more enhancements with Domino v12.0.1 in December of 2021. 

Considering the primary goal of a systems administrator is to protect the service, these new offerings make obtaining that goal easier.  When it comes to simplifying configuration, boosting security, and ensuring data integrity, Domino sets you up for success.

Nomad Web 

For years you have had the option of letting your end users access their Domino data from the Notes client or a web browser.  The Notes client provides various UI features, and the web browser offers mobility.  Nomad Web gives you the best of both worlds – a Notes client that is accessible from anywhere with zero local install required. 

By deploying Nomad Web, you no longer manage Notes client deployments.  The binary files supporting Nomad Web are on a single server.  In just a few minutes you can upgrade thousands of users to a new Notes version, apply a fix pack, etc. 

And, when migrating Notes users to Nomad Web, they can take their Notes desktop with them.  Out of the box, they have all their same databases available.


Just like you wouldn’t send a letter in a non-sealed envelope, you should take the same safeguard and put a lock on your system’s network traffic.   

Domino v12 has a new Certificate Manager feature, which provides an easy and effective way of managing TLS credentials used for securing Domino server communications.  From within the Certificate Store database, you can create certificate requests, add trusted roots, upload received certificates and configure automatic renewal of Let’s Encrypt certificates.   

In v12.0.1 you can import PEM/PKCS12 certificates, export TLS credentials to PEM/PKCS12 certificates and create your own Domino based certificate authority.

Backups and Restores 

Mistakes, failures, and disasters happen.  Your ability to respond to these events is a keystone in data management.   

Domino v12 has a native backup and restore offering.  The configuration, processing and logging is all part of Domino.  As a result, the Domino administrator has complete control over protecting Domino’s data.   

Additionally, you can use third party backup software and integrate it with the native feature.  Domino v12.0.1 allows you to reliably restore data from a third party.  Full integration with Veeam snapshots are possible, too.


Domain Keys Identified Mail, DKIM, is an email security standard used to guarantee email messages are not tampered with during transit.   

Domino v12.0.1 supports DKIM by adding an encrypted signature to the messaging header of outbound emails.  DKIM signatures not only assure message contents but also confirm the originating point, meaning your sender addresses cannot be forged.  Adding DKIM to the Domino configuration allows recipients of your domain’s email to trust your communication’s authenticity.

Time-based One-time Password (TOTP) Authentication 

Domino v12 delivers 2-Factor authentication, requiring web users to provide both their user name/password credentials and a unique six-digit token.  The token is unique for the user, generated by the TOTP application and the user’s Domino ID Vault server.  While a third party may obtain a user’s credentials, they will not have access to the device running the TOTP application.  Hence, they cannot provide the required code and the access attempt fails.

IP Address Lockout 

The ability to control Domino resource access by IP address has been part of the SMTP and Router configuration for several releases.  With v12 you can also define which IP addresses are allowed to access the Domino server from a web browser.  Addresses outside of the allowed list will be denied access.

iNotes/Verse and User IDs 

A cornerstone of Notes client security is the ability to sign and encrypt email.  With the move to accessing email from a web browser, iNotes and Verse support document signing and encrypting by requiring a copy of the Notes ID be contained in the mail file.   

With v12.0.1 iNotes and Verse can use the ID stored in the ID Vault.  This enhancement continues the trend towards leveraging the ID Vault for security operations.  Using the ID Vault provides a secure, centralized and sustainable ID file storage strategy, which improves the formidability of the Domino deployment.

Domino Directory Enhancements 

The Domino Directory is where administrators do most of their configuration work.  Domino v12 adds new features to improve the directory’s usability. 

  • Auto group population: Groups can now be automatically updated based on a pre-defined criteria.  In a group document select Custom for the Auto Populate Method field and use the Selection Criteria field to define a LDAP search query, which will search the Domino Directory.  For example, have a membership list based on department name specified in person documents.
  • Mail-in database usability: The Mail-in Databases and Resources view now displays the Internet email address of mail-in databases. Also, there is a Go to Database action button available.  Pressing this button, opens the respective mail-in database of the document in focus.
  • Find Groups button: The Find Group action button, located on the Person document, shows all groups the user belongs to.  This is for both groups where the user is listed as a member and nested groups.
  • Find Server Config button: The Server document has a new Find Server Config action button, which displays a list of Configuration Settings documents associated with the server.  From the document list you may select one and open it. 


The Administration Process in Domino automates user renames, updating a locally stored ID, group listings, access control lists and Names fields in documents.  However, if a user does not log in from a Notes client, the rename process fails to complete. 

New to v12.0.1 is Admin Quick, which is a Notes database, adminq.nsf, AdminP uses to process user renames automatically.  While this feature is intended for iNotes and Verse users, the administrator can extend it to all users.

Cloud Native 

Cloud computing provides a means to be flexible and scalable without having to internally support an expensive infrastructure and respective IT staff, which equals the ability to stay competitive at a reduced cost. 

Your Domino v12 servers can be part of your cloud journey.  V12 is fully supported to run on all major platform vendors, including Google, Azure and AWS.  Domino servers are certified for Docker, Kubernetes, and Red Hat’s OpenShift.  As always, Domino provides you with options.

One Touch Setup 

Part of a modern DevOps strategy is the ability to quickly deploy servers using a script that defines configuration settings.  Additionally, re using a script ensures your standards are applied to each install. 

Domino v12 allows you to use a JSON when building new servers.  The JSON can be used for the first domain server or additional servers.  When deploying Domino on Docker, Windows and UNIX platforms a JSON can set up the Domino server, an ID Vault, register users, configure directory assistance, create/update applications/documents and enable agents.

Advanced Properties Box 

The document properties box is a valuable troubleshooting tool when it comes to reviewing document contents, specifically field values.   

With the Notes v12.0.1 client you now have an Advanced Properties box that allows you to search for field names and values, copy rows of data as a CSV, view profile documents and compare documents.  And, the advanced properties box can be resized, making the text easier to read.

AD/Domino Password Sync 

The Domino Directory, also known as the Public Address book, has existed since v1 was released in 1989.  And while it is great for managing a Domino environment, most often it is not the only system directory you have.  You wind up duplicating efforts with user life cycle processing. 

To reduce administration efforts Domino v11 introduced the ability to synchronize the contents of AD to the Domino Directory, which includes both user and group documents.  User creations, renames and deletions are performed in AD and then flow to the Domino Directory. 

Domino v12 now includes password synchronization with AD.  When a user’s password is changed in AD, the password for the respective user ID in the ID Vault and Internet password in the Person document are updated to the same value.


Domino v12 and v12.0.1 offer several new features that the administrator can use to improve the security and operations of the Notes and Domino infrastructure, all while decreasing total cost of ownership.  Most important, these are all included as part of the entitlement, no additional cost required.  There has never been a better time to upgrade!   

And I can assure you that HCL is not backing off the commitment to continue delivering powerful administrative features as we look to Domino v12.0.2 and beyond.

5 Reasons to Love the HCL Domino Notes Client

9. Februar 2022 Posted by Ren Mark Tapang

HCL keeps making improvements and investing in all our products, and HCL Domino has a strong and future-proof roadmap. The latest version (v12.0.1) has a lot of new features and improvements. You can listen to a webinar about everything it has to offer here (plus a Q&A summarizing the hundreds of questions asked at that event).

I have been using Notes Client for many years, and it has improved with each version, here is a summary of some of the latest features of Notes Client that you will surely love and will help you with everyday life.

1. You Can Access Your Email from Anywhere — Even Offline  

Due to the global pandemic, most of us are working from home. So, with Notes, even if you don’t have immediate internet access, you can draft emails and keep working. There are times that the internet connection is intermittent, or even lost due to unforeseen circumstances. Emails prepared offline will be sent as soon as the Internet connection is re-established. 

Also, customers have told us that when traveling on a plane or going somewhere, their favorite work-related activity is to clear up their email backlog. Most of them work in Notes Client during their journey. They can read and respond to email just like they would when they are at their desk connected to the Internet. As the Internet connection is re-established, the email is automatically sent.

2. You Can Schedule When Emails Are Delivered

There are times when you want to schedule or delay the sending of an email if you’re working late and want to send an important email to a customer/client, you may not necessarily want it to show up in their inbox at 12 midnight). You can schedule the sending of that message so that it will appear in their Inbox closer to their working hours.  

Here’s a link to how to schedule how you can schedule email.

3. You Can Recall an Email 

Have you ever experienced that sinking feeling as you realize you have accidentally sent an email to the wrong person? Or experienced sending email with incorrect data or missing attachment? If you are lucky, it could just be an embarrassing blip on your day, but there is the potential for some very real damage, like incorrectly sending confidential information. 

So yes, sending an email to the wrong person or group can be embarrassing. Here’s how.

4. You Can Categorize Email Items to Stay Organized

Hunting and pecking to find a lost email can be frustrating and time-consuming but Notes now has an easy way to search by sender. You can quickly find a name in this view by typing any string of characters in the name, not just the first characters. This feature requires the Notes® 10 mail template (mail10.ntf).

5. You Can Manage Email by Creating and Setting Mail Rules

Does your inbox get flooded with emails every day (like it does for all of us)? Ever wish they would magically move to another folder where you can view them later; so that you can focus and concentrate on what is more important. 

Great news, with Notes Client, you can set rules that will automatically manage your emails and organize them in specific folders. This is possible by setting mail rules through the Manage and Create rule feature.  

Here’s how to create and manage rules in Notes Client.

Blog Posted by:  
Ren Mark Tapang  
HCL Notes Client Software Engineer  

HCL Notes/Domino v12.0.1

22. Dezember 2021 Posted by Gerda Marx

HCL liefert mal wieder vor Weihnachten eine neue Domino Version aus. Dieses Mal ist es v12.0.1, auf die sich HCL-Kunden freuen können. Außerdem wurden auch HCL Notes und HCL Traveler in der v12.0.1 freigegeben.

Die neue Version kann im Download Portal von HCL heruntergeladen werden. Die schnellste Option die neue HCL Domino Version zu installieren ist lt. HCL den vorherigen Client zu deinstallieren und die v12.0.1 im selben Datenverzeichnis zu installieren. Da Domino abwärtskompatibel sind, können Kunden bspw. mit einer v9.0.x ohne Probleme die neue Version einspielen. Dies ist natürlich gerade für Kunden mit v9.0.x oder v10.0.x sehr interessant, da der Support ab dem. 01.01.2022 nur noch eingeschränkt zur Verfügung steht.

Falls Sie Domino v12.0.1 erst testen möchten, sollten Sie sich an Ihren HCL Vertriebsmitarbeiter wenden, damit Sie eine Einzel-Lizenz hierfür erhalten.

In v12.0.1 von Domino sind vor allem viele Sicherheitsfunktionen verbessert worden, wie bspw. MFA, Verbesserungen bei der Sicherungs- und Wiederherstellungsfunktionalität oder eine Verbesserung der Berechtigungsverfolgung.

In Why You Need to Be on the Latest Version of Domino (v12.0.1) erfahren Sie, warum Sie die neueste Version nutzen sollten.

Viele Fragen zur neuen Version wurden bereits von HCL im Domino Blog beantwortet.

Bei HCL Notes v12.0.1 dürfen sich die Kunden auf die Domino Online Meeting Integration freuen. Damit können Sie einen dynamischen Link zu einer Besprechung für GoToMeeting, Teams, WebEx, Zoom und Sametime generieren. Auf finden Sie alle Neuheiten zu HCL Notes 12.0.1

Der Traveler 12.0.1 bietet u.a. die Möglichkeit, Daten von einer IBM DB2 zu einer MySQL-Instanz zu migrieren

Sie benötigen Unterstützung? hedersoft hat über 25 Jahre Notes/Domino Erfahrung. Wenn Sie Ihre Anwendungen für die Zukunft bereit machen möchten, sprechen Sie uns an.

Wir wünschen allen ein frohes Weihnachtsfest und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr. Bleiben Sie gesund!

Ihr hedersoft Team.

HCL Notes/Domino v12.0.1

22. Dezember 2021 Posted by Gerda Marx

HCL liefert mal wieder vor Weihnachten eine neue Domino Version aus. Dieses Mal ist es v12.0.1, auf die sich HCL-Kunden freuen können. Außerdem wurden auch HCL Notes und HCL Traveler in der v12.0.1 freigegeben. Die neue Version kann im Download Portal von HCL heruntergeladen werden. Die schnellste Option die [...]

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Your Questions about Domino’s Latest Release – Answered!

21. Dezember 2021 Posted by HCL Domino Team

Last week, we hosted a webinar about the latest version (v12.0.1), and we have to say, our Domino customers are an engaged bunch! We had close to 200 questions asked in less than an hour and we’ve distilled them down to a Q&A, below.

For those who joined live, we apologize for the audio issues due to GoToWebinar experiencing global tech issues. We’ve since re-recorded the session and you can catch the recording here:

The latest Domino version is now available for customers with a current entitlement on the HCL software license & download portalIf you do not have an entitlement, please reach out to HCL sales and don’t forget to check out resources in our upgrade guide or reach out to our technical experts to start planning your upgrade.

2021 was a big year for us with the major release of v12, and we’re happy to be ending the year on another great release. Thank you, Team Yellow for your support, ideas, and feedback. We look forward to an amazing 2022!

Happy Holidays from the Domino Team and never forget: #dominoforever


Q: I am running Domino v9 on my server, how easy is it to update to v12?  

A: VERY easy! For more information please watch the replay of this upgrade webinar or speak to an HCL technical expert here 

Q: Can older Notes clients be upgraded directly to v12? 

A: Yes, the fastest option is to uninstall the previous client and install v12 with the same data directory.

Q: Does Domino v12.0.1 work with a v9.01 server? 

A: You can upgrade a v9.0.1 server to 12.0.1. Domino is backward compatible so Notes Clients of version v12.0.1 can access v9.0.1 servers.

Q: For a Domino server dedicated to SMTP messaging, what are the considerations for migrating from version 9 to version 12?  

A: It’s easy. We cover more on that in this upgrade webinar or you can speak to an HCL technical expert here.

Q: I am running v9 Domino servers with mission-critical apps that are nearly 25 years old. I need to update my servers, but I also need to update my apps so they can be available via web without Java requirement. Is there a good path to update the web interface of these older applications that rely on java for the web interface?  

A: We’re excited to learn more about your specific case but short answer is yes, that can be done! Please talk to a technical expert who can guide you through this process here..

Q: Is there a trial version of HCL Domino v12.0.1? Or is it possible to buy a single license for server and client (Notes, designer, admin)?
A: Yes, please contact your HCL sales representative for a trial or single license.

Q: As a consultant, can I access a test version for customers?  

A: Yes, you have a few options.  

  • Business Partners have free access to the PartnerPack which allows you to set up demo environments for customers  
  • You can use our sandbox environment here 
  • You can get trial licenses issued by HCL sales 
  • You can talk to an HCL technical expert.

Q: Is HCL Nomad a separate product or does it come with Domino?

A: HCL Nomad is available for iOS, Android, and also for web browsers. It comes with your Domino CCB license.

Q: How does licensing work? Do you charge per user or per server? 

A: Different license models are available. What we recommend is the “per authorized user” licensing called “CCB.” Please read more about it here.

Q: I am unable to locate 12.0.1 in my account.  

A: Please reach out to HCL support to check your account. Your license might have expired.


Q: Can I integrate MS Teams and Zoom into Notes 12.0.1 calendar at the same time? 

A: Yes, however when hosting a meeting you will need to decide which meeting platform you want to use for that meeting.

Q: Are other online meetings such as Teamviewer, RingCentral, or Google Meet be integrated in DOMI? 
A: DOMI is open-source. You can add support for more vendors here.

Q: Regarding DOMI, do you need a new token for each meeting? 

A: No, the token only needs to be obtained once. Based on the platform used, it expires 90 days after the last time it was used.

Q: Will DOMI be included in the new release version’s repository, or do we need to have separate exe for it?

A: Customers with Notes 11.0.1 need to apply a mail template modification. Starting with Notes 12.0.1 those improvements are already part of the mail template shipping with the product.

Q: Is there any plan to extend DOMI to also be used in Verse on-premises and Traveler? 

A: Yes, it is on the roadmap for Verse Web and expected to be delivered next year.

Q: Is DOMI a user self-configuration only, or is a global configuration for a specific meeting service possible? 

A: The meeting services can be configured (enabled/disabled) by the administrator.


Q: Is “Project Restyle” available for all users? 

A: Not yet, but if you like it, please vote for it here.

Q: Does the restyler work for Domino apps developed in early versions? e.g. v7, v8, v9? 

A: Yes, the main purpose is to quickly update the look and feel of applications that were developed in previous versions. It even works for apps developed in V3.

Q: If you restyle a database, is this compatible with older versions of HCL Domino? 

A: Yes, the design that is applied is using standard technologies that are compatible with any supported version of Domino.


Q: Does Domino 12 have multifactor authentication?

A: Yes, Domino 12 supports two factor authentication. TOTP is the supported standard. Read here for more details.

Q: For security, does Notes client support 2-factor / multi-factor authentication?

A: The Notes ID file itself is already a two-factor authentication. (You need to have the ID file and know the password.) 2FA (TOTP) is available in Domino for web applications, and we are working on TOTP 2FA support for Notes clients. Vote for this idea for Notes client.

Q: We are currently testing domino 12.0.1 for MFA. We are using the Authy App as the authenticator to authorize web login. Will you have any HCL web authenticator apps available in near future?

A: Since we are using TOTP based on RFC6238 there is no need for an HCL branded 2FA app. Any existing app which supports this standard will work.

Q: Are there options for two-factor authentication using Phone/SMS code? 

A: You can get SMS 2FA support from business partners like Cyone.

Q: In previous versions, the way to install SSL licenses was done through OpenSSL and KYRTOOL. Is the way to apply SSL keys still the same in v12 version? 

A: SSL certs is now much easier with the new Certificate Manager that is built into Domino. See this article for details.

Q: Are there any plans for an external caution warning for email users to recognize external threats or spoofing emails? 

A: Yes. Vote here and receive a notification when its available.

Q: Any chance of implementing blockchain framework within Domino security in upcoming releases?  

A: Vote for this idea.

Q: Is there any third-party backup solution supported by Domino 12.0.1?

A: Yes, there are several vendors who backup solutions for Domino. If you can’t find one to your liking, start with the integrated Domino Backup and hook it up to your existing solution. Read more here.


Q: Any news on the Domino Open Mail client strategy?

A: We are working on it and expect to share a clearer timeline in the coming few months.

Q: When are we going to see support for Apple Mail (as a supported mail client for Traveler)?

A: Apple Mail (iOS) is already supported for Traveler. Support for other mail clients will be part of the ‘OpenMail’ initiative.

Q: Can HCL Verse be configured to be my default email client? 

A: Yes!

Q: When is Domino 12.0.1 available with DKIM (DomainKeys Identified Mail)? 
A: It is currently available.

Q: I’ve heard about a Notes Client in the future build on Electron. Is this true, and can you give us some insight on this please? 

A: In addition to the Notes Client, we have released HCL Nomad Web. A client that provides the functionality of Notes within a web browser with no plugins to be installed. Read here for more details or to try it out.


Q: Can we use HCL Nomad with v12?

A: Absolutely, YES!

Q: Is Nomad available on SoFy?

A: No, but you can try Nomad by using the Nomad Sandbox here.

Q: Will there be a Linux client? 

A: There are no plans for a native client on Linux, however you can use HCL Nomad Web, which is a progressive web app (PWA) on Linux.

Q: Is there a scope for other OS platforms or does HCL emphasize more to browser / mobile-based application development running on Domino Servers? 

A: Major operating systems and platforms are supported for client, server, mobile and browser. You have the full freedom of choice!

Q: I use Enterprise Integrator v11, which is not compatible with Domino v12. How can I leverage the new v12 features (i.e., Nomad Web) while also running the critical HEI piece we use for many of our applications? 

A: We have just released a new version of Enterprise Integrator 12.0.1. Note that it is not part of your Domino license but is included in Domino Volt.

Q: Do you plan to add Bootstrap 5 support for Xpages? 

A: Yes, vote for this idea to be notified on updates

Q: Is it possible to only show field values in the properties box to managers and designers and not to every user? Hiding the design is possible, but it also makes debugging more complicated. 

A: We agree on this enhancement. Please vote for this idea.

Q: Is there an update for Domino Designer?

A: Please add your ideas for improvement here.

Q: Is there a community edition of Domino Designer v12 to try it out? 

A: There is no longer a community edition. For a trial license please contact your HCL sales representative or use our Nomad sandbox for testing.

Q: Are there any updates in the Domino Designer client? 

A: Yes, a new Domino Designer 64bit is available with more features. Read here for details.

Q: Will there be an admin or designer client for MacOS?

A: You get to help decide! Vote for this idea here.

Q: Is the new “Notes_Designer_Admin_12.0.1_Win_English.exe” 64-bit, or still 32-bit?

A: Both 32bit client and a 64bit client are now available on HCL Software License & Download Portal.

Q: When will DCT get an update for definition rules in Template 12?

A: Definitions are being updated at present. An improved DCT version will be provided soon. Vote for this idea to receive a notification when it’s done:

Q: Does 9.0.1FP10 run under W2K16? 

A: Yes, for details see the system requirements for Domino v9.0.1FP10. However, it is highly recommended to upgrade to a newer version of Domino

Q: Does v12.0.1 support Windows 2022? 

A: Yes, Domino v12.0.1 supports Windows Server 2022.

Q: Is Microsoft ending support for MS Windows 2016 in Jan 2022? 

A: Yes, please see the documentation here.

Q: What is the status of Domino Rest API?

A: Domino Rest API is currently in beta.

Q: What is the next major step you have for Domino in 2022?  

A: The next milestone is Domino v12.0.2. In addition, the next major version is also being planned! Stay tuned.


Q: Is there any free training on setting up Domino and how to use it from scratch? 

A: Yes, training is available on the HCL Software Academy. More training will be coming soon!

Q: We have new engineers interested in Domino admin training, where can they start? 

A: We’re excited to have new engineers join our community! A good place to start is the HCL Software Academy, check out resources such as knowledge articles, product documentation, and the ideas portal here, and we even have a book on Domino 12 administration (in German) available on Amazon.


Q: Where I can find an HCL Domino t-shirt?  

A: Ask your friendly HCL representative or join one of the next conferences, e.g.

Q: Did you know that NCUG showed cool Domino-based solutions that look great? Check them out here.

A: Thanks for sharing, amazing content indeed!

HCL schränkt den Support für Domino v9.0.x und v10.0.x ein

17. Dezember 2021 Posted by Gerda Marx

Im Juli 2019 hat HCL die ICS Sparte von IBM übernommen und damit u.a. auch Domino in den Version 9 und 10. HCL hatte IBM bei der Weiterentwicklung dieser Versionen bereits tatkräftig unterstützt. Kurz nach der Übernahme kündigte HCL schon das nächste Major Release mit Domino v11 als erste eigene Version an, das Rollout erfolgte im Dezember 2019 pünktlich vor Weihnachten.

Die Domino Version 9.0 wurde 2013 veröffentlicht und ist im schnelllebigen IT-Bereich somit schon mehr als eine alte Dame. Domino v10.0 wurde im Jahr 2018 gelauncht. HCL gab bereits vor drei Monaten bekannt, dass zum 31.12.2021 der Support für die Domino Versionen 9.0.x und 10.0.x eingeschränkt wird.

Doch was heißt das nun genau?

Es bedeutet nicht das Ende des Supports! Allerdings muss unter Umständen damit gerechnet werden, dass für ein Problem auf das nächste Fixpack gewartet werden muss. Hotfixes für einzelne Kundensituationen wird es wahrscheinlich nicht mehr geben. HCL formuliert es äußerst vage:

„Wenn sich beispielsweise ein Supportfall auf ein Problem bezieht, das auf der Funktionalität in der Ausnahmeliste beruht, unternimmt HCL alle angemessenen Anstrengungen, um eine Problemumgehung zu finden. Das Zitieren einer Ausnahme hier bedeutet, dass HCL möglicherweise keinen Hotfix oder Patch-Fix für ein Problem bereitstellt. Daher empfehlen wir allen Kunden dringend, auf die neuesten Fixpacks zu aktualisieren und den HCL-Support auf die neueste Liste der Ausnahmen zu überprüfen, die sich ändern können.“ heißt es auf der Support-Seite von HCL

Sollten Sie also noch nicht auf eine neuere Version von Domino aktualisiert haben, wäre es von Vorteil sicherzustellen, dass im Unternehmen die aktuellen Fix-Packs der genutzten Version von Domino v9.0.x oder Domino v10.0.x  installiert wurden. Eine weitere Überlegung wäre natürlich das Upgraden auf eine neuere Version von Domino. Eine neue Version hat nicht nur den Vorteil, dass der Support gewährleistet ist, sondern auch die neuen Funktionen, die entwickelt wurden. 

In der Übersicht sind die Ausnahmen des Supports aufgelistet, welche für die beiden Versionen gelten (Quelle HCL)


Auch wenn HCL noch nicht den End of Support für diese Versionen angekündigt hat, so sind die Ausnahmen für den Support doch ein Anzeichen dafür, dass diese Versionen nicht mehr lange unterstützt werden.

HCL schränkt den Support für Domino v9.0.x und v10.0.x ein

17. Dezember 2021 Posted by Gerda Marx

Im Juli 2019 hat HCL die ICS Sparte von IBM übernommen und damit u.a. auch Domino in den Version 9 und 10. HCL hatte IBM bei der Weiterentwicklung dieser Versionen bereits tatkräftig unterstützt. Kurz nach der Übernahme kündigte HCL schon das nächste Major Release mit Domino v11 als erste [...]

Der Beitrag HCL schränkt den Support für Domino v9.0.x und v10.0.x ein erschien zuerst auf hedersoft Blog.

Why You Need to Be on the Latest Version of Domino (v12.0.1)

15. Dezember 2021 Posted by HCL Domino Team

This has been a big year for Domino! In June of 2021 we released v12, which includes mobile- and web-ready app capabilities, a low-code citizen development app builder, and cloud-native deployment options in addition to our on-prem install. We are continuously working to modernize this time-tested and proven platform, and we’re excited to announce the latest version – 12.0.1. 

With Domino’s new improvements, and more to come, there are three areas where Domino really shines and are the reasons why Domino continues to power 40% of the Fortune 500 and large enterprise businesses around the world.

>> Watch this webinar to learn more about the latest release and the following three key values that Domino delivers better than anyone else:   

  • Low Total Cost of Ownership: Real cost savings come from the fact that Domino is an all-in-one solution with everything built-in: app-building capabilities, messaging, server, database, directory, and rock-solid security. You don’t have to buy, maintain, or worry about all those separately. Not to mention, migrating core business applications to new platforms can be risky and expensive and yield no net-new value.  
  • Secure to the Core: Security is built into the DNA of Domino. Domino keeps information available (no downtime) and safe, while ensuring smooth business operations.  
  • A Strong, Future-Proof Roadmap: You need to make sure you are choosing IT infrastructure decisions that make sense for your future roadmap. HCL has committed to supporting your ability to run and deploy where it makes sense for you on a cloud of your choice — so you can evolve your application and process investment at the pace you want. 

What’s New in v12.0.1 

The latest version is now available on the HCL Software License & Download Portal  and is the foundation for what’s to come with Domino in 2022.  

HCL Notes Client 

Domino Online Meeting Integration 

The Notes Client 12.0.1 provides native integration of online meeting platforms like Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, Teams and, of courseSametime MeetingsFrom within the Notes calendar, users can more easily schedule online meetings using their preferred platform without having to install a plug-in.




Improved Workspace Design with HighResolution Icons 

The new Notes client allows 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 oldstyle 32×32 pixel database icons anymore. 

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




This new workspace design is based on a number of ideas, e.g. this one, thank you for submitting this request, Fredrik 

Advanced Properties Box
You asked for itand we are delivering 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 a requested ability to copy to clipboard or export to a CSV file:








But wait, there’s more! We also managed to deliver a few more features, such as: 

Furthermore, we are introducing support for Microsoft Windows 11 and Apple MacOS Monterey.  

HCL Domino Designer 

We have already provided a 64Bit Notes client in betaand based on your request (thanks, Yunus), we are now providing a 64-bit Domino Designer client.

Domino Designer v12.0.1 provides the ability to include highquality 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 (this idea was originally posted by Tom).

Another key feature is a new method that allows you to sort search resultsa feature based on this idea from Christopher. The new QueryResultProcessor enables to build views that display data from multiple databases (thanks to Jimmy for this idea).

Several smaller issues in our bootstrap implementation were also fixed in this release. 

HCL Domino Server 

With Domino Server 12.0.1, we are introducing support for Windows Server 2022 (as requested here by Kunio) as well as a number of enhancements. Highlights include: 

In addition to all the features announced above, we’ve also included:  

This v12.0.1 release includes 227 bug fixes, more than in versions 11.0.1 and 10.0.1 combinedFor details see our fix list database.

When planning to upgrade your DAOS enabled servers, please review the knowledge base article KB0095401 and request the hotfix available for SPR # SSARC8LEQB if applicable to your environment. 

>> Watch the Replay

Happy Holidays from the Domino team!

I Remodeled My Kitchen and I Joined HCL. (One of These Things Was a Bad Decision.)

9. Dezember 2021 Posted by Henry Bestritsky

My wife and I wanted a new kitchen — even though our ten-year-old appliances were high-end Subzero and Wolf that we acquired when we bought the house last year. So, we paid a ton of money for the most modern and popular replacement appliances that money could buy, and we could control by apps on our phones — and, of course, are Alexa connected.  Two months later, our fridge broke, and when the repairman (after waiting three weeks) came over, he said with a smile, “this kind of stuff does not break with the older ones.” I also smiled because the day before, I had joined HCL and was going to be able to work again on one of the classic technologies of the world — Domino. Another kind of “old stuff” that just doesn’t break. 

I want to be clear, I’m not a nostalgic person when it comes to tech (I do get nostalgic, however, when it comes to people, and over the years I’ve worked with some of the smartest there are.  If you think you are a ten, surround yourself by twelves, I always say.) To demonstrate this, I first worked for many years at Binary Tree, which was a top partner to IBM and helped organizations adopt Lotus (which would later become Domino) for automating their business processes. Once Domino stopped being innovated and invested in, I moved over to Microsoft when Office 365 came on the scene. I probably helped migrate millions of people away from Domino and onto Office 365. After getting many people for years to adopt Domino, I then made a living literally getting people off it. This wasn’t how it should have had to be! 

Frankly, for years, I have tried to find a replacement for Lotus/Domino.  I was like Indiana Jones looking for the Holy Grail.  As time and technology progressed, the words, “low code” and “no code” started popping up onto the scene from companies such as Mendix and Outsystems.  Other players more on the no-code side also appeared, such as Airtable and Formstack.  IMHO, I think that Airtable is an amazing tool and wish that our previous Domino owner could have created exactly the same thing. 

Even though Airtable is an uber spreadsheet on steroids, it is still not Domino.  Frankly, I have concluded that nothing is.  Nothing compares to what Domino can do. That is why companies are still running it, producing products, helping people, and making money.  Ok, it sounds like I am pushing Domino, well, maybe a little.  How could I not?  Don’t you smile if someone asks you what your first car was?   

This is the first installment in a new blog series, called “Henry’s Hot Seat. The Low-Code Lowdown,” which will delve into the low-code/no-code market and the products that support that market — providing cost-benefit analyses, risk analyses, and opinions on security, market trends, and the massive digital transformation companies are experiencing due to the pandemic. And, I will show you why Domino still dominates after 30+ years.  

And I will talk about the low-code companies that are out there, such as Mendix and Outsystems. And I’m going to ask you tough (but basic) questions like: If you think that Domino locks you in and constrains you … why the heck would you want to go with those guys?  I’ll put that question another way in my next blog: “You Want to Migrate from Domino to Outsystems? I Have a Ford Pinto to Sell You (Or, for you Millennials, Let’s Talk About Solarwinds).”

Modernizing Domino Applications

6. Dezember 2021 Posted by Gary Rowan

For over 25 years I have built, administered, and re-engineered thousands of Domino applications. We are now engaging customers and providing guidance on how to modernize these business applications, extending their investment in proven technologies, and doing so in a manner that will not break budgets. 

Why Modernize?

Modernizing applications goes hand in hand with the digital transformation happening in our world today. It provides for greater agility, mobile access, a modern user experience, and a future-ready platform. You must be thinking “how can it be possible for all of those to lead to a reduction in cost?” Not only will modernization do just that, but there is a compelling opportunity to increase the ROI and agility for your applications as well. Modernization extends the lifespan of applications while taking advantage of new technical frameworks, modern programming languages/technology stacks, and infrastructure platforms. Add in the capabilities of the cloud, and we can accomplish all of this while at the same time providing increased efficiency, agility and scalability for future enhancements to applications. And do not forget about the user experience. I have seen firsthand the value modernized applications bring by providing tools that give valuable time back so more can be done with our day. When done correctly, application modernization will take this to a whole new level by adding more flexibility, more functionality and more time for all users.

One of the most important things I have learned is that modernization does not equate to rewriting your applications from scratch. Existing applications contain valuable data, business rules, processes and back-end system integration that must in some form remain in place when deciding on your path to application modernization. These applications are investments that provide underlying cost savings and finely tuned efficiencies that are not easily measured or seen – until you try to replicate that on another platform. Unfortunately, many companies invest down the modernization path only to find it much more difficult and expensive than they initially thought. Taking advantage of what is currently in place is crucial in keeping costs down and minimizing disruptions in your journey to modernization. Having to recreate or losing mission critical features, efficiencies, and already proven application functions must be avoided.

One last, especially important item…. Mobility, Mobility, Mobility! This is at the forefront of modernization. Having the ability to use applications anywhere and from any device is crucial. This is necessary, as being able to get even the simplest tasks done anytime, anywhere, is one of if not the biggest benefit to modernization. It is difficult to rationalize or recommend any application modernization plan without it.

Modernization Expertise: What I have learned

Almost all of my customers have solicited estimates for their modernization aspirations. Some have been guided towards moving to a new platform, or re-writing and re-building apps. In every case they are shocked and dismayed at how large and expensive an effort it turns out to be — and often the effort doesn’t even replicate or improve their existing functionality. Many of these estimates include multi-year engagements where business needs will inevitably change during the modernization process. Still, many proceed down this path, often at significant expense, and only then do they become open to the value of simply modernizing their existing investment to bring it into the modern era. Along with the obvious development costs, IT leaders are tasked with taking into consideration the inevitable ongoing administration and application upkeep. Any modernization solution needs to alleviate all of this and be affordable in both short term and long term. Oh, and by the way, just to make it even more difficult, being able to connect to and integrate with disparate apps and web services from different vendors on different platforms is essential.

After thinking all of this through I asked myself, “how can we take a rapid design environment and rock-solid run-time like Notes and Domino and turn those strengths into modern, browser-based and mobile solutions for our customers?” As detailed in this previous blog entry, the economic benefits and ROI of Domino are well-documented. However, with all the tools and technologies in the market over the last few years, customers often become overwhelmed in selecting and adopting an entirely new platform, let alone having to recreate years of business logic, processes and data. What many do not realize is that when properly used, the modern Domino server already has these tools that can provide for this new modern environment.

Personally, my focus is always to provide solutions that are quick, impactful, and at the lowest cost possible. I take into consideration the impact on the users, as familiarity and processes need to be accounted for as well. Any modernization offering must enable customers to modernize in a swift, cost-effective way that provides minimal impact on users and IT staff. The main requirements of app modernization we produced were: 

  • Modern, browser-based user experience 
  • Mobile ready: access anytime, anywhere, and from any device
  • Flexible deployment (on premises or customers cloud of choice)
  • Future ready and scalable
  • Low code options to easily deploy new business functionality
  • Ability to integrate existing data
  • Ease of onboarding
  • High user acceptance, low user impact
  • Ability to integrate via APIs with other applications and web services 

Modernization: What we have built

We leveraged all those attributes and created a platform that will modernize Domino applications. That platform is called Compass. With Compass we are now able to provide a modernization path for our customers that takes advantage of existing design, and brings applications into the modern browser and mobile. And modernizing with Compass has proven to be 70%-80% less in time and cost when comparing with other platforms. Compass takes existing Domino applications and: 

  • Modernizes the UI into both web and mobile experiences (see below) 
  • Eliminates the need for the Notes client 
  • Redesigns your application layout and flow, if desired 
  • Moves the Domino environment to the cloud of your choice or on-premises 
  • Provides a rapid, low-cost modernization
  • Integrate HCL Domino Volt and HCL Volt MX applications in the Compass Workspace

Guiding your organization

App Modernization is an essential element of the digital transformation. There are so many different routes one can choose. But do not get overwhelmed. We as service providers must assist our customers in choosing what is the most cost-effective way forward with app modernization. Keeping in mind all the above, and trying to take advantage of existing processes will make this path easier to navigate. As you and your teams work through this process, I hope that sharing my experiences and insight will assist in what you can look for in taking this step in the most cost-effective way. 

Feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss your environment and where I can help.

How to Create Application Icons in Domino 12.0.1

23. November 2021 Posted by Mary Elizabeth Miller

In the Notes and Domino release of version 12.0.1 (coming soon!), we have updated the ability to display 64 x 64 px application icons in the workspace. You will have the ability to upload icon files that are larger than that, but on workspace they will display as 64 x 64 px. If you have older application icons that were created with the 32 x 32px icon specification that existed prior to this release, then those will still display at the smaller size. The Notes Domino design and development teams are working to update existing template icons for HCL provided templates; you will also see these icons updated in the v12.0.1 release.

If you have seen some of the new template icons, you might be thinking, “How can I update my application icons to look like that?” Follow along with the tutorial below or watch the webinar replay on how to update your Notes application icons. The default application icons are available to download from the forum here.

For applications using HCL-provided template such as mail, calendar, rooms and resources, and directory, etc., these will automatically update when the user opens these applications. For the custom applications that you have created for your clients or company, these icon files will need to be updated and deployed in Domino Designer by the owner of the application.

Examples of HCL provided template icons:

Guide to Creating Application Icons 

The following documentation explains how to design new application icons that match the style of the HCL Notes app icons but are tailored to the purpose of your application.

There are two different approaches you can take, review the following documentation, and decide which approach is best for you.

Option 1 

Use one of the provided icons and upload to Domino Designer. In this package, there are some default app icons that you can use out of the box and there is no design needed. These icons map to some of the templates that are provided with Domino such as Teamroom, Discussion, and Document Library. For these, all you will need to do is download the icon you would like from the folder titled “Option 1 – default Icons,” and upload it to designer.

Available Default Icons:

Option 2 

Note: For this option you will need to have access to an image-editing tool, such as:     

  • Microsoft Paint: Installed on Windows Machine 
  • GIMP: A free software available for Windows and Mac 
  • Adobe Photoshop: I would suggest to only use this one if you already have it installed on your machine  

You can create an application icon using a foreground and background image provided in this package.

Within this package there are many foreground and background images to select from. Select the ones that best match the intention of the application. For example, if the application is focused on scheduling and uses calendar views, then you might want to choose one of the foreground icons that represents events or time. While for the background color you might want to choose a color that is also represented in the color of the application.

Example Application Icons:

GIMP: Step by step 

The following instructions describe how to create these icons in GIMP 2.10. Other image editing software would have similar steps.

Step 1 

In the zip file provided you will see a folder titled Option 2 – Foreground and Background > Background Images. Within this folder select the background image that you would like to use. Then select a foreground image from the folder Option 2 – Foreground and Background > Foreground Images.

Step 2 

Create a new document and set the image size to 64 x 64px.

Step 3 

Drag or import the background image from the downloaded zip file. The background image was created specifically for a 64 x 64px background. Be sure that the background image is centered on the artboard.

Step 4

Follow the same steps for placing the foreground image. Be sure that the order of the layers has the foreground image on top of the background image.

Step 5 

If the background of the artboard is not transparent, then delete the white background that was created by default.

Step 6 

Export the image as a PNG file and upload the image to the Application Icon section in Domino Designer.

HCL Domino’s ROI and Total Economic Benefit

26. Oktober 2021 Posted by Barry Rosen

HCL Domino is a secure, enterprise-grade, application development platform that helps thousands of organizations around the world build automated solutions, create workflows, and build powerful applications quickly and effectively. Domino powers millions of apps that run the business for more than 15,000 organizations globally, and it has proven its staying power, its rock-solid stability, and essential business value for more than 30 years. Everyone who works with Domino understands its security and strength, and those that are on the most recent version, know that it’s now web- and mobile-friendly, has low-code capabilities, and is cloud-native.

A couple of years ago, Forrester was commissioned by us to interview four customers (with about 20 years of experience using Domino) to find out the benefits and costs — the ROI — with their investment in the platform. What Forrester found was that total cost of ownership and overall ROI of Domino is a story that high-level decision-makers need to hear. Here are some of the most important business outcomes the customers told us in this study:

  • They saved almost $3 million in license costs by building the functionality they needed in-house. With Domino, you don’t need an additional CRM, email or other off-the-shelf, third-party software. It’s an all-in-one solution.
  • $1.3 million was saved in by implementing improved automation and workflow. Domino eliminates re-work and redundancies, enhancing collaboration and productivity.
  • Almost $1 million was saved by being able to use business users to build apps — eliminating some of the higher-end pro-code developer resources (and freeing up those resources to focus instead on the needs of the business, not building/tweaking apps).

Alongside benefits that are clearly quantifiable, the customers interviewed also expressed their appreciation for what Domino inherently does:

  • Enables the quick development of robust enterprise applications
  • Provides guaranteed performance and reliability (we frequently hear customers say, “it just WORKS”)
  • Domino doesn’t go down — apps and databases run for decades without stalling or interruption
  • Domino is backwards-compatible — upgrading from old versions to new ones is straightforward and direct
  • All apps are fully customizable and can be tailored easily to meet an industry’s — or an organization’s — unique business needs

Forrester found, overall, that these customers — while they did spend money on ongoing maintenance and development costs, and there are associated fees for software, servers, and support — benefited from an overall ROI of more than 300%.

What are you waiting for? Find out more, by talking to one our representatives who can walk you through the specific equations for your organization and why you should upgrade to the recent, most modern version to get the most out of your Domino investments today.