Posts Tagged: ‘HCL Domino’

HCL Domino 12.0.2 bringt Unterstützung für Volumenschattenkopie-Backups

17. November 2022 Posted by Oliver Regelmann

HCL hat heute nach einer langen Beta- und Early-Access-Phase die Version 12.0.2 von Notes und Domino veröffentlicht. Das Release trägt den Titel „Danube“ (Donau). Ähnliche Bezeichnungen bekommen auch die zukünftigen Releases; das folgende wird „Thames“ heißen. Es gibt spannende Neuigkeiten: Domino Backup unterstützt erstmals die Sicherung mittels VSS-Snapshots. Damit kann Domino als native Anwendung z. […]

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HCL Domino Jams – Sichern Sie sich Ihren Platz

23. August 2022 Posted by Gerda Marx

HCL bietet wieder Domino Jams als Präsenzveranstaltung an. Mit den Jams möchte HCL die Kunden aktiv in die Neugestaltung und Weiterentwicklung der Domino "Danube" Version einbeziehen. 

Sie erhalten einen Überblick und können neben Feedback zur Betaversion auch Wünsche für die neue Version äußern. Es können sich alle beteiligen, egal ob Business Partner, Kunde oder Anwender. Da HCL nicht immer alle Wünsche in der nächsten Version erfüllen kann, werden diese für die nachfolgenden Versionen gesammelt. Die Agenda steht, Termine und Orte wurden nun bekannt gegeben.

Wie sieht die Agenda aus? 

Vormittags: 

  • Verschaffen Sie sich einen Überblick über Domino Restyle aus erster Hand
  • Feedback zu Domino Restyle geben
  • Feedback zu Domino Designer geben
  • Holen Sie sich eine einstündige Best Practice-Sitzung für das v12-Upgrade

 

Nachmittags geht es dann um Volt MX GO 

  • Erfahren Sie, was Volt MX Go für Domino-Entwickler besonders macht, um ihre Apps zu erweitern - VoltFormula, VoltScript und mehr
  • Verstehen Sie die Leistungsfähigkeit von Volt MX als marktführende Low-Code-Plattform für Multi-Experience-Low-Code-Plattformen für die Anwendungsentwicklung und -integration
  • Schritt-für-Schritt-Anleitung eines echten Kundenanwendungsfalls
  • Möglichkeit, Ihre speziellen Anwendungsfälle und Optionen zu besprechen

 

Die Jams werden in vielen Städten auf der ganzen Welt stattfinden, davon 3 in Deutschland. Hier die Termine für Europa nach Datum sortiert

  • Zürich (Schweiz) 19.09.2022
  • Düsseldorf (Deutschland) 21.09.2022
  • Hamburg (Deutschland) 22.09.2022
  • Paris (Frankreich) 04.10.2022
  • Madrid (Spanien) 06.10.2022
  • München (Deutschland) 10.10.2022
  • Wien (Österreich) 12.10.2022
  • London (Großbritannien) 18.10.2022
  • Amsterdam (Niederlande) 20.10.2022
  • Mailand (Italien) 15.11.2022
  • Warschau (Polen) 28.11.2022
  • Stockholm (Schweden) 01.12.2022

 

Melden Sie sich an und teilen Sie HCL Ihre Wünsche und Anregungen mit! 

Domino Next-Gen Jams Starting Soon (#dominoforever)

10. Juni 2022 Posted by HCL Digital Solutions

At engage.ug in Bruges, HCL announced new Domino Jams for 2022. What’s a Domino Jam (for those new to the concept)? It’s a face-to-face design get-together with product management and development for customers (and BPs) to share their thoughts, ideas, and feedback on what’s right — and what’s wrong — with the platform and the roadmap. Our past Domino jams reached 4,000+ participants including clients, business partners and ambassadors, face-to-face and online.

For our Domino Next-Gen Jams in 2022, we have a packed, full-day agenda for you to enjoy:

Morning session:  Explore the Future of Development on Domino  

After our big announcement of Domino Restyle for Domino “Danube,” we want to hear what you think about the future of Domino Designer. This is a prime opportunity to provide your feedback and make requests directly to the design and product management teams. Don’t let this pass you by … come and help shape the future of Domino!

Attendees will:  

  • Get a first-hand view of Domino Restyle 
  • Give feedback on Domino Restyle
  • Give feedback on Domino Designer
  • Get a one-hour v12 upgrade-best-practices session

Afternoon session: Five Easy Steps to Extend your Domino Apps with Volt MX Go  

There’s a lot of buzz about HCL’s recent Volt MX Go announcement at engage.ug. In this session, you will get insight into how HCL combines the power of our multiexperience low-code platform, Volt MX, and Domino “Danube,” to extend your skills and app investments into exceptional mobile, web, and wearable experiences.   

Attendees will:  

  • See what makes Volt MX Go special for Domino developers to extend their apps – VoltFormula, VoltScript, and more   
  • Understand the power of Volt MX as the market’s leading multiexperience low-code platform for application development and integration 
  • Experience a walkthrough step-by-step of a real customer use case, with the opportunity to discuss your particular use cases and options 

Coming to a City Near You: 

Starting in August/September, the Jams will be coming to the following cities. Exact dates and locations will be posted once they are confirmed.  

  • Berlin 
  • Delhi 
  • Düsseldorf 
  • Johannesburg 
  • London 
  • Madrid  
  • Milan  
  • Mumbai 
  • New York  
  • Paris  
  • Prague 
  • Rio de Janeiro 
  • Sao Paolo 
  • Singapore 
  • Stockholm  
  • Sydney 
  • Tokyo  
  • Toronto  
  • Vienna 
  • Warsaw 
  • Zürich 

Register Here:  

If you’re interested in having a say on the future of Domino, along with insight on HCL’s roadmap for our Domino “Danube” release and beyond, we strongly suggest you attend one of the jams. To get started, please use this form to reserve a seat (here). You will be notified when the date of the Jam you’ve selected becomes available. Since each venue will have participants, please register ASAP to avoid disappointment.

If you can’t attend a jam, don’t worry, there will be online ones coming, too. Plus, you can always submit your ideas online and here’s a handy blog that explains our explanation of our methodology and the relevant links to our ideation portals.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

HCL Digital Solutions Product Management Team 

 

Infos von der engage in Brügge

1. Juni 2022 Posted by Gerda Marx

Nachdem die engage 2021 pandemiebedingt ausfallen musste, war die Veranstaltung in Brügge 2022 wieder ein voller Erfolg. Theo Heselsmans und sein Team haben die internationale Domino Notes Gemeinschaft in 80 Sessions und mehr als 300 Teilnehmer wieder zusammengebracht. Dafür ein herzliches Dankeschön!

HCL hat in mehreren Sessions gezeigt, was wir in Zukunft von Domino Notes und Co erwarten dürfen. So wurde das "Project KEEP" in "Domino REST API" umbenannt und ist nun als offizielle Beta erhältlich. Die REST API funktioniert ab Domino v12.0.1 aufwärts und ist über das Lizenz Portal abrufbar. Die endgültige Fassung soll im Herbst ausgeliefert werden. Wer noch mehr Information erhalten möchte, kann dies im HCL Blogeintrag von Adam Gartenberg nachlesen.

Als weitere Beta wurde die nächste Domino Version 12.0.2 von HCL vorgestellt. Diese soll jedoch nicht mehr nur eine Nummer haben, sondern ähnlich wie bei Apple einen Namen. HCL hat sich hier für Flussnamen entschieden und startet mit der Donau. So lautet also die nächste Version Domino Danube (Donau), Thames (Themse) soll 2023 und Rio Grande 2024 kommen. Die. Neue Version Donau erhält einen Anti-Viren Scanner für E-Mail-Anlagen, einen Windows VSS Writer, Unterstützung für 5.x Linux Kernel, XPages erhält ein Upgrade und noch mehr. Auch diese Betaversion ist über das Lizenz Portal abrufbar. Die vollständige Liste der Neuerungen dazu erhalten Sie über die Kunden Support Seite von HCL.

HCL Sametime V12 wurde gerade erst Anfang Mai ausgerollt

Volt MX Go wurde präsentiert. Mit der Low Code Plattform können nun Domino Apps auch zur Mobile Apps erweitert werden. Wie das aussehen kann, zeigt z.B. Bernd Gewehr in einem Video.

 

Volt MX Go: Sample App Demo

Hier wurde eine App für den Außendienst erweitert. "Diese neue mobile Anwendung erweitert ihre bestehenden Domino-App-Funktionen um das Erfassen und Kommentieren von Fotos der Ausrüstung, die sie inspizieren, während sie automatisch Standort und Kompassrichtung aus den Metadaten zieht, Elemente, die für sie unerlässlich sind." heißt es im Blogeintrag von HCL

Als nächste Präsenz Veranstaltung findet die DNUG 49 in Konstanz statt. Vom 20-22. Juni 2022 trifft sich die Community aus DACH, um sich über HCL Domino Notes und Co zu informieren. Tickets  für die DNUG49 gibt es von 0-357 €.

 

Domino Mail Product Strategy Update

24. Mai 2022 Posted by Agnes Ng

Providing a secure enterprise mail solution trusted by governments and regulated industries has always been an essential mission for HCL Domino. Trusted by 40% of the Fortune 500, Domino is the backbone of corporate communications and powers our customers’ workflow applications that run their business.

In every Domino release, we have continued to invest in the core platform for apps and mail. This includes our own desktop, web and mobile clients, plus open client options such as Apple Mail. Here, we provide an update on the progress we’ve made and what’s coming.

User Experience  
Here are examples of the improvements we’ve made to both HCL Verse and HCL Notes. If you’ve not seen these before, please contact your BP or HCL sales representative for more information on upgrading so you can take full advantage of this more modern experience.

Capabilities Recently Delivered and What to Expect Next

Based on feedback from our community, here’s a summary of our Domino mail portfolio and our product plans for the next 3 years: 

Product/capability    Delivered recently   HCL roadmap & strategy 
Domino 
  • Improved security by introducing “Let’s Encrypt” and TOTP for web clients. 
  • Simplified admin management by streamlining cluster replication experience and introducing one-touch server setup. 
  • Cloud-native — flexible and scalable deployment on various platforms such as Azure, Google, and AWS 
  • Enhancement for mail security — including ICAP support, DKIM Inbound and SPF checking.  
  • Introducing Domino App Restyle — to make your existing apps UI look more modern with just a few easy steps.  
HCL clients for mail and apps 

  • Notes 
  • Nomad Web 
  • Verse Web  
  • Verse Mobile  
  • iNotes  
HCL Verse  

  • PWA for Verse 
  • Photos from NAB 
  • New calendar event interface 
     

HCL Verse Mobile 

  • Dark Mode Support 
  • Smart forward/smart reply 
     

HCL Notes 

  • Workspace UI Improvement 
  • Improved mail usability experience – sent from, copy formatting 
 

  • Introduce Verse 3.0 — new user interface for contacts & find availability visual scheduler. 
  • Nomad Web — printing and offline support.  
  • Notes Standard — continuous improvement of workspace and client performance. 
  • End of Support for iNotes — replaced by Verse with comparable functionality and much more. 
  • Our goal is to deliver a unified web experience that enables users to get work done more easily across today’s separate Verse, Nomad Web, Sametime and Domino Volt web experiences.  
Open clients 

  • HCL Microsoft for Outlook – (HTMO) Outlook on Windows *  
     
  • Project Quattro – Outlook on Mac and mobile *  
     
  • Traveler – Apple mail and calendar on iOS  
HTMO 

  • Delegation (full access) 
  • x.509 certificate authentication/ signing and encryption 
     

Traveler (Apple Mail) 

  • Room and resources updates in Apple calendar 
  • HTMO – improve performance, stability, and calendar features. 
Interoperability  
  • Directory Sync — External LDAP sync with Domino directory including password synchronization. 
     
  • Domino online meeting Integration (DOMI) in the Notes client — allows users to schedule meetings using Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, Teams and Sametime. 
     
  • Simplified backup experience – integrate with third-party backup solutions to restore your data reliably.  
  • A built-in free time busy look up feature — that works across both Domino and Exchange/Outlook-based systems.  

 

  • Migration tool — an intuitive UI for importing mail and calendar data from any third-party vendor such as Microsoft or Zimbra.   

 
Note:*
Recently, Microsoft announced an initiative to consolidate its Outlook clients and mail protocols. In addition, they announced the deprecation of the Exchange Web Services (EWS) protocol and API and its M365-based replacement that even Exchange on-premises customers will need to use.  

Due to the change in Microsoft’s protocol, and since most of the Domino customer base are Windows users, HCL has decided to invest in HCL Microsoft for Outlook (HTMO) to provide the open mail experience rather than continuing to develop EWS support. Specifically, our plan to deliver support for Outlook on Mac and Mobile under Project Quattro has ended. Consequently, in subsequent HTMO releases, we’ll focus on improving the ease of installation, performance, stability, and provide calendar feature parity with Notes and Verse where applicable.  
 
As always, HCL Digital Solutions is fully committed to the Domino community and our customers.  We value your feedback, so please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or submit your ideas to Aha. Thank you for your support.

Domino 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 like those stated here.  

 

 

Early Access to New Domino REST API Beta Is Now Available

24. Mai 2022 Posted by Adam Gartenberg

As part of the Domino Early Access Program, we are pleased to announce the first beta of the Domino REST APIs (formerly known as “Project Keep”). We heard from our customers that these APIs play an essential role in allowing you to extend your Domino applications. These APIs are on the roadmap for delivery for Domino Complete Collaboration (CCB) and Domino CEO Communications customers on active support along with the Domino “Danube” release coming in the fall of 2022. Note: The REST APIs only work with Domino v12.0.1 and higher (if you haven’t upgraded yet, now’s the time!). 

 

What is it?   

The Domino REST APIs allow for pro-code development through secure access to HCL Domino servers and databases, allowing you to use the programming language and framework of your choice — while maintaining the reliability and deployability of your Domino data and applications. They run alongside the server and allow you to — securely and easily — expose your Domino data in the form of standardized Open-API–based methods. Using a browser-based admin UI, application owners can define which data will be made available for view or update on a REST API. The APIs extends the Domino principles of reader/author document access definitions into the world of Internet protocols.

The Domino REST APIs also includes the Swagger UI, an API explorer that 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’s special about the new Domino REST APIs?  

  • Secure by 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 samples included
  • 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 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 is this different than the previous beta program? 

The Domino REST APIs are now focused on application-based data. We will not be providing APIs for mail-related data and tasks. In addition, participation in the beta and access to the shipping release will require a Domino Complete Collaboration (CCB) and Domino CEO Communications license.

How to participate

The Domino REST API is now available as a prepacked, ready-to-use Docker container to Domino Complete Collaboration (CCB) and Domino CEO Communications customers on active support. The download will be available in the “HCL Domino” product line category on our License and Download Portal. Please visit the 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 Early Access program.

Please note, the Early Access program will run from now until the Domino REST APIs are shipped with the Domino “Danube” release coming in fall 2022.

Digital Solutions Product Team  

 

Join Our Beta! Introducing Domino “Danube” Early Access Program

24. Mai 2022 Posted by HCL Domino Team

After the successful launch of HCL Domino v12.0.1 in December 2021, we are approaching the next release milestone: Today, we are happy to announce the new early access program for HCL Domino Danube!

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

We’re calling on our community to share honest, effective, and thoughtful reviews and testing of our software product. Your input is always essential for developing our products, and we will continue to listen to you every step of the way.

What you can expect from this first drop of Domino Danube:

HCL Domino Server 

For the Domino server, there are several enhancements waiting for you: 

  • Anti-virus scanning for message attachments 
    This will allow you to set up HCL Domino to work with an ICAP protocol server to scan for viruses in mail message attachments. 
  • Windows VSS support in Domino backup 
    Domino now provides a native Windows VSS writer for snapshot backups for use with the Domino backup and restore. VSS writers are designed for application-aware VSS snapshots. 
  • DAOS improvements 
    A new server task, DAOS Encryption Manager (daosencmgr), can be used to ensure DAOS objects on an HCL Domino server use a consistent encryption key.
  • XPages: upgrade to CKEditor 
    CKEditor, used in iNotes, is now version 4.5.6.1. Previously it was version 4.18.0. The new CKEditor version is also used in XPages.
  • New version of OpenSSL 
    HCL Domino now uses OpenSSL version 3.0.1. (it used OpenSSL version 1.1.1a previously).
  • Support for 5.x Linux kernels 
  • “Tell Domino support” console command 
    You can use the new tell domino support command to collect diagnostic files recently created in the IBM_TECHNICAL_SUPPORT directory into a .zip file to provide to support.
  • 256bit AES Encryption for database 
    The new default selection for database encryption is 128-bit AES. Previously it was Strong Encryption.
  • Administration Quick enhancements 
    Administration Quick (AdminQ) has been enhanced in Domino Danube.
  • Domino directory user interface enhancements 
    These Domino directory user interface enhancements are added for improved usability. 

… Plus, several other minor changes and performance improvements.

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

And this is just the first beta drop! We are going to release even more features and Notes client builds in the coming stages of the early access program. We are planning to have monthly drops until the end of September (subject to change).

What’s new in Domino Danube? Find out here.

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 by submitting any and all 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 

 

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 Facebook.com. 

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.

CertMgr  

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.

DKIM 

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. 

 AdminQ 

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.

Conclusion 

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 HCL.com 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 [...]

Der Beitrag HCL Notes/Domino v12.0.1 erschien zuerst auf hedersoft Blog.

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

UPGRADES & LICENSING

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.

DOMI 12.0.1 FEATURES: DOMINO ONLINE MEETING INTEGRATION

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.

PROJECT RESTYLE

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.

SECURITY AND BACKUP

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.

MAIL

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.

OTHER DOMINO FEATURES: NOMAD, HEI, DESIGNER AND MORE

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.

TRAINING

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.

OTHER

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. https://engage.ug/

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!