Posts Tagged: ‘HCL Nomad’

Hey Domino Administrators — Easy for You, Even Easier for Your Customers!

17. Oktober 2022 Posted by Thomas Hampel

An Admin’s Dream
How often does something come along that is a turnkey solution, easy for you to implement, that your customers will love?  Introducing Nomad for web version 1.0.5. No longer do you have to configure a complicated SafeLinx Nomad Proxy server. This release introduces the Nomad Server, a preconfigured Domino Server container running the Nomad Server add-in. It’s Domino running the Nomad add-in just like Traveler.  With this solution, your consumers hit the URL and are automatically running “Notes in a browser,” which is what Nomad enables.

Never Upgrade Another Notes Client Again
Another bonus? No client workstations to manage that require installations and upgrades. Put the client on the Nomad server once, and all the clients are upgraded automatically since it’s just running in a browser window tab. That’s the beauty of Nomad.  Don’t want to run it in a browser? No problem, grab your favorite mobile tablet or phone and hit the app store to download HCL Nomad or push out via your Mobile Device Manager (MDM) application.

Restyle Automatically Makes Your Notes Applications Stylish
Many Notes applications were developed decades ago, and the original designers are sipping champagne in St. Tropez enjoying their retirement. Well move over, there’s a new model on the catwalk, no designer necessary. Find your dusty application, choose Restyle from the Nomad file menu in your browser, and in seconds your application will be sporting the latest in haute couture. A modern and flat look and feel.

Upgrade your Nomad experience now with our latest release and experience all the benefits Nomad has to offer. Want to learn more about Nomad capabilities? Click here for more info.

Enjoy the Outdoors with HCL Nomad

20. Juli 2022 Posted by Thomas Hampel


When the weather is good, you don’t need to sit in the office to get work done. You can now take your data offline — and work anywhere — with the newest features we have added to HCL Nomad Web.

Here’s a fun scenario to imagine. You wake up in the morning, it’s a sunny day and you decide to take your coffee and your laptop and wander down to the end of your garden where your WiFi doesn’t reach. No need to be disappointed or distracted by social media pinging you all the time. Just focusing on your work. Now this is possible with HCL Nomad Web just like it is with the Notes client.

Vacation disclaimer: HCL does not promote taking your work on holiday. 🙂

HCL Nomad for Web Browsers

For HCL Nomad Web, version 1.0.4 is now available to entitled customers for download on our license and download portal.

This release now fully supports replication and offline mode to work in local replicas.

For further information about this HCL Nomad for web browsers release, please refer to the what’s new page and the also release notes.

HCL Nomad for iOS and Android  

New versions have also just been released for iOS and Android. Customers should note that those versions will be minimum version to support the new Nomad Server on Domino that is planned to be shipping in September. 

HCL Nomad 1.0.22 for iOS was released Monday July 11th. It is available now on the app store.  

This release mainly contains bug fixes like API currency updates raising minimum iOS level to 13 or higher (latest is iOS 15). 

HCL Nomad 1.0.31 for Android released on the Google Play store on June 30th and our license and download portal on July 5th and is providing defect fixes.

1-2-3: Free Your Apps with the New Releases of HCL Nomad

11. April 2022 Posted by Thomas Hampel

Not one, not two, but three new releases of HCL Nomad in just one week! This is a new track record delivered by our development teams op lease our customers.

Take a look at what’s new:

  • HCL Nomad for Web Browsers 
  • For HCL Nomad Web, version 1.0.3 provides usability enhancements and is delivering functionality that customers have been waiting for.
  • A new application switcher enhances the user interface with an optional dropdown menu displayed in the navigation bar of HCL Nomad for Web. This allows administrators to define shortcuts to specific applications. A very handy feature for customizing the user experience!
  • Replication a key feature of the Domino platform to take applications offline is now also available to Nomad Web users. Released at this time as a “Tech Preview” feature, due to an issue in the Chromium browser engine. For more details please refer to our documentation.
    Please vote here if you like the feature!
  • If Printing documents is important to you? Now you can. This is the first stage of delivering the full functionality our customers have requested.
  • We have also added the ability to switch users and clearing user data on shutdown. The details of this feature can be configured by the administrator to tailor it to your environment.
  • More Languages are available! Folks in the Nordics will enjoy this release because it now provides support for Danish, Finnish and Norwegian. Additionally, support for Turkish was also added.

For further information about this HCL Nomad for web browsers release, please refer to the What’s New page and the also Release Notes.

HCL Nomad for iOS 

For mobile users with Apple iOS devices, HCL Nomad 1.0.20 is available in the app store now!

This release provides the ability to scan QR codes, a feature requested in this idea, which enables building new mobile applications, e.g. for inventory management and more. And, it offers improved text input support and numerous bug fixes.

HCL Nomad for Android

For users on Android devices, HCL Nomad 1.0.28 has just been published to the Google PlayStore and Flexnet.

In this release we are providing administrators refined Biometric authentication options to handle removal of fingerprint data gracefully.

Try Out HCL Nomad Web for Free in Our Sandbox

29. September 2021 Posted by Luis Guirigay

HCL Nomad Web allows you to run your Domino applications on a web browser or mobile device, without having to first install any software. We are happy to announce this feature is now part of the HCL Digital Solutions sandbox and available to everyone to try out for free.  In this Sandbox environment you can test your existing Domino apps — in minutes — and see how they look and function on a browser. 

You can try out our sandbox here:

When you test out Nomad Web in the sandbox, you will get the following benefits:

  • Test how applications look and behave in HCL Nomad in minutes and self-service 
  • No need to install anything in their environment during testing  
  • You will find a secure and easy-to-follow process to upload and test as many applications as you’d like
  • In general, HCL Nomad for web removes the need for a Notes client and reduces complexity and TCO 
  • You can go to a zero-footprint application deployment model and move all existing Notes/Domino apps to a web browser 

Come try it out and experience the power of your Domino apps — anywhere you want. The world is Powered by Domino.  

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

17. September 2021 Posted by Thomas Hampel

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

We are excited to announce MarvelClient for Nomad Web!

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

What Do You Get Out of It? 

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

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

But Wait, There’s More! 

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

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

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

Let’s Talk about Migration Roaming.

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

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

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

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

Make Sure You’re Ready 

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

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

Got Questions or Ideas? 

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

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

Live from Tokyo: Questions Asked and Answered

18. Dezember 2019 Posted by Richard Jefts

On December 4, when we announced HCL’s first significant releases for Domino, Notes, Sametime, and Connections, we broadcasted live from Tokyo. Thousands of customers and partners tuned in from all over the world, and more than 50 business partners held concurrent viewing parties to celebrate in more than 20 countries. We had almost 4 million impressions on social media. We answered hundreds of questions in real-time, but there were so many we couldn’t get to them all. Here, are your smart questions and our useful answers about what this launch means for these products, and you.  

You can read a recap of the recent launches here. You can replay all content from the Live from Tokyo event here.


Q: The mobile app in HCL Nomad is only for lotus notes app, right? No Xpages

A: Correct, HCL Nomad runs existing Notes apps both online and offline, unchanged. There are no plans to support Xpages-built apps.

Q: Cloudevents support is amazing!

A: We think so too! Here are additional video content on Domino Event Publisher and Cloudevents available.

Q: No mention of Xpages and yet I understand you have announced the intention to not only support but “invest”? Do you have anything to add here, please?

A: Beyond supporting customers using Xpages, we did announce that we would make targeted investments. Primarily to specific library versions. Details to follow in 2020.

Q: Does the Domino Event Publisher mean that there will be a new version of App Dev Pack for version 11?

Yes, there is an AppDev Pack version 1.0.3 coming out at the end of 2019. Besides the preview version of the Domino Event Publisher, it contains fixes to existing functionality. Also, DQL witnessed some significant updates.


Q: When will Notes/Domino 11 be released?

A: Domino, Sametime and Notes will be delivered on December 20. Nomad for Android is available; Nomad for iOS will be available on or before December 23.


Q: Which version of Traveler and Sametime is compatible with Domino V11?

A: There are V11 versions of Domino, Sametime and Traveler available on December 20, 2019.

Q: Is a direct upgrade from version 8.5.3 to version 11 possible too?

A: Yes.


Q: Will Orient Me still be packaged with the Component Pack?

A: Yes, Orient Me will be packaged with the Component Pack.

Q: Will Connections 6.5 be deployed to Connections Cloud as well?

A: As cloud customers move off the legacy Connections Cloud environment to our cloud hosting providers, customers will have the latest and greatest versions of Connections capabilities, including Connections 6.5.

Q: Are there any short learning videos about Connections available?

A: We have these live on our HCL Digital Solutions YouTube channel! Check it out. And it’s available to be translated in anyone’s local language.

Q: Does Smarsh Connected Capture have a new release for HCL Connections 6.5

A: Existing Smarsh versions are compatible with Connections 6.5.

Q: Is Sidebar easily customizable?

A: Sidebar is customizable via Connections Customizer. We will work on an extensions model via the Application Registry the same way we already offer Client Extension models in Orient Me and the Important to Me bar. See our Connections YouTube channel.

Q: Is there an integration between Connections Activities and Notes to Dos and other to-do apps?

A: It’s a great idea. However, it’s not available in Notes v11, or Connections 6.5. Please submit your idea to our ideas portal.

Q: Is Sidebar based on the component pack or WebSphere?

A: Sidebar is available in the core Connections (aka WebSphere) stack.

Q: Will a newly invited external member run through the onboarding wizard?

A: Every user will run through the onboarding wizard Touchpoint the first time they use Connections. The onboarding wizard can also be customized to be rerun or require the acceptance of certain usage terms

Q: Will, the Social Sidebar, be available in Notes?

A: No, the Social Sidebar runs in a browser, not in Notes.

Q: Will feature “Invite a new external user to the community” or “share file with external ” available?

A: As in previous versions of Connections, Connections 6.5 allows you to include external users in your Communities and share files with external users

Q: Where is a user registered (to which directory) once registered using Invite feature of HC6.5

A: They will be registered to the directory dedicated to external users (a separate directory has to be specified to support external users).

Q: Activities Plus / Kudos Boards: Is the number of users who can use activities plus & boards limited?

A: Activities Plus is available to all Connections users at no charge, and licenses for the desired number of users for full Kudos Boards capabilities can be purchased.

Q: Connections team need to follow Sametime in removing WAS and DB2 within a year (preferably in version 7).

A: Thank you for the feedback. Connections already run on Oracle or SQL Server databases, and we will have more to share on the Connections architecture over the coming year.

Q: When can we have access to the new HCL Connections?

A: HCL Connections 6.5 has been released already and is available for download on Flexnet. December 20th is for Domino, Notes, and Sametime; Nomad the 23rd.


Q: When will Enterprise Integrator be available for v11?

A: HCL Enterprise Integrator will be available for both v10 and v11. It is scheduled for Q1-2020. The communication about the exact timing to be done soon.

Q: Will there be a direct update path from Domino 9 to Domino 11?

A: Domino enables you to upgrade directly from v9 to v11.


Q: As promised, V11 to launch with all languages but when will you release Group 2 languages for v10 including Russian?

A: There will be another communication with the specific details of additional language pack support for both v10.0.1 and v11.

Q: When will Domino/Notes v11 French version be available?

A: HCL plans to make the language pack available for French with the rest of the Wave 1 languages in 1H-2020. Stay tuned for communication on the exact date.


Q: Is there any alternative to ILMT to track and record the license usage?

A: Customers can elect to move to the Per User Metric model provided in V11 of Domino and Sametime. You will need to use either ILMT or BigFix to track PUVs.

Q: Will there be a Community Edition for domino and other products?

A: HCL is replacing the Community Edition with access to a Domino and Sametime trial license. The exact details will be available in the coming weeks.

Q: Using V11 licensing, if a customer has 500 users and want to has multiple Domino servers, how many user licenses do they need to purchase?

A: The new licensing model charges for the number of users irrespective of the number of Domino servers.

Q: Will there be changes regarding supporting programs in the future? A lot of the products had other IBM products included as supporting programs.

A: Details of the entitlements and supporting programs will be available when Domino, Notes and Sametime ships.

Q: Will we find out about licensing options for Domino?

A: There will be a License Primer available in January to all customers, HCL Masters and Business Partners.

Q: How will the Utility server license be replaced? Surely that doesn’t work with a per user basis.

A: In the initial release of v11, there is no replacement server-based such as Domino Server or Xworks available. HCL plans to have an alternative solution in 2020.


Q: How many participants were there in the live broadcast?

A: Thousands and thousands, plus more than 50 business partner led viewing partners in over 40 countries!

Q: Are there any newsletters for partners for regular updates and happening around HCL Domino?


Q: Where can we see the deep-dive content?

A: Please visit our YouTube channel for all the latest video content from launch.


Q: Where can I ask general questions about browser support for conventional Domino applications?

A: As part of v12, HCL Nomad is extended to run Notes apps natively on a browser. This means you don’t need the Notes client or ICAA installed. Stay tuned for more information.

Q: Is there a long-term plan for HCAA? (e.g. will it be in v12)

A: HCL will continue to develop and enhance HCL Notes, and augment support for running apps using HCL Nomad. In v12, when HCL Nomad will be able to run Notes Apps in a browser, we expect customers to switch to this new approach immediately. However, HCAA will be available in v12.


Q: Is Notes 11 compatible with Domino 9.0.1?

A: Yes, Notes applications and custom templates will work in the v11 client. However, the embedded experience was removed in v10.


Q: Is Panagenda Upgrade FREE for v11 included in the entitlements?

A: No, Notes includes MarvelClient Essentials code. Upgrades to a full license of MarvelClient is available from panagenda themselves. However, you can use the MarvelClient Essential to help your upgrade of the Notes client from v9 to v11.

Q: Panopta integration is awesome.

A: Thank you. They are an excellent partner and solution. To learn more about the Domino and Panopta integration, there is additional content available here.


Q: Will Domino 11 support for IBM iservers?

A: Yes, Domino v11 is coming to IBM i. It will follow after the initial shipment of December 20 by the end of Q1-2020.


Q: Are there sales contact here locally in the USA? I’m having difficulties dealing with the service overseas.

A: Please reach out to Shannon Batson Shuburte, Head of Sales for North America, HCL Digital Solutions.

Q: I would like to have a local contact here in the USA to discuss HCL Software and our migration from IBM

A: Please reach out to Shannon Batson Shuburte, Head of Sales for North America, HCL Digital Solutions.

Q: How do I find an HCL Business Partner here in the USA?

A: Please visit our HCL Partner Connect webpage here.


Q: When will it be possible to integrate Sametime Meetings and Sametime A/V in Connections (as we had in Connections 4.5)? Just click to video conference?

A: We are working with the Connections team to identify a roadmap in 2020 once the new Sametime Meetings capability is available. Stay tuned.

Q: When will Sametime v11 have online meeting and screen sharing?

A: The new Sametime embedded Audio/Video and Meetings capability will be available mid-2020.

Q: Sametime on Linux will include Web Conferencing?

A: Yes, we’ll have both Windows and Linux releases of Sametime v11 Meetings next year in mid-2020.

Q: Will there be a review of the old IBM Project Toscana? Persistent Chat and Interfaces to different Notes / Domino products, etc.?

A: Sametime v11 supports persistent chat including with groups, and when we integrate with Connections in 2020, we will have team/channel chat. We’re also enhancing our SDKs and integration with other products, both HCL and third party.


Q: Any word for End of Life of version 9?

A: HCL Digital Solution has honored the IBM Support Lifecycle for Notes, Domino and Sametime. Hence, there is no change to the previously announced extended support of Notes, Domino and Sametime 9.0.X date of September 2021.


Q: What training be available for Domino administrators and developers?

A: Outside of updated product documentation, insight about how to use the new capabilities are being developed by HCL Masters, Business Partners, and the community.


Q: Will Domino Volt be available for customers with Messaging license as well?

A: Yes, Domino Volt will be available as an Add-on for customers with both Complete Collaboration and Messaging Licenses.

Q: Domino Volt is what was known as LEAP on Domino?

A: Domino Volt was the project formally named Sandstone. It is based on LEAP and combines HCL’s best low-code and application development platform capabilities into a single offering.

Q: Does HCL Volt cost extra?

A: The pricing model for Domino Volt will be available when the offering is available in 1H-2020.

Q: Do HCL Masters have access to Volt today? How do I get it?

A: Domino Volt will be in closed beta by early 2020 for the HCL Masters, and HCL will be emailing them very soon.

Q: I’m confused. What’s the difference between Volt and LEAP?

A: Domino Volt is based on Leap and combines HCL’s best low-code and application development platform capabilities into a single offering. HCL LEAP is a standalone product that runs on WebSphere and DB2.

Q: Is HCL Domino Volt a replacement of Notes workflow?

A: Domino Volt is a superb platform for building new applications with a simple workflow. However, in our roadmap for v12, we intend to add a graphical workflow experience to the Domino platform. We will be looking at the functionality of Lotus Workflow as one use case.

Q: We have been told multiple times that LEAP on domino will be entitled within the domino license. Has that changed?

A: As you know, any forward-looking statements about any roadmap are subject to change. While the pricing of HCL Domino Volt will be released with the product in 1HG-2020, it will be very competitively priced, i.e., incremental to the cost of Domino.

Q: Is there any training material available for Volt?

A: Training and other reference materials will be made available when the product is released.

Q: Can you use Volt to update the interface for an existing legacy Domino database?

A: Domino Volt is for creating new applications. These could be new applications that integrate existing Domino data. However, Volt is not designed for updating or modernizing existing Domino applications

Q: Will Volt eventually replace Designer?

A: While they share the same Domino application platform, Designer is for the professional mid-code developer that build traditional Notes apps; Volt for the IT and Business Professional.

Q: Is there an upgrade path from LEAP to Volt? Will LEAP continue to get enhancements?

A: While there are no announced plans, we expect there will be an upgrade path from HCL LEAP to HCL Domino Volt in the future. In the meantime, HCL LEAP will continue to be enhanced.

Q: What about the Domino Volt license model?

A: While the details will be announced in the 1H-2020 when the offering is available, the license model is based on a per-user metric. We want to encourage customers to build applications, so there is no per App or Flow metric, unlike some low-code competitors.

Q: Any ERP integration? Or Connectors for MuleSoft?

A: HCL Domino Volt supports access to SharePoint and any REST or SOAP-based APIs, including those from SAP. However, we plan to add support for other integration solutions such as Dell Boomi and Mulesoft.

Q: Are Volt apps browser only? Can you get to it in Notes?

A: Correct, they are web-based apps. However, we will be working to enable them to work within HCL Nomad. There are no plans to add support for the Notes client.

Q: How can we register for the beta of Domino Volt?

A: There will be both a closed and open beta of Domino Volt. The closed beta will be open to HCL Masters only by the end of 2020. Details about the Open Beta will follow.

Q: Is Volt a direct competitor to one of the low code leaders, Outsystems, for example?

A: Yes, HCL Domino Volt is a low-code application platform. With this solution, existing customers will not need to make a major investment in a separate platform for their development needs for situational apps, workflows and core systems such as Outsystems.

Q: Is what being announced available right now (i.e., Domino Volt)?

A: Domino Volt will be in closed beta by EOY for the HCL Masters, and available for Domino v10 and v11 in H1-2020.

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The Moment We’ve Been Waiting for: HCL’s Global Launch of Domino v11, Connections 6.5, and Sametime v11.

3. Dezember 2019 Posted by Richard Jefts

Are you ready to join us? The moment we have all been waiting for is here: The global launch of the newest versions of Domino, Connections, and Sametime. Domino v11 catapults us into the next generation of app dev. Connections 6.5 drives user adoption and builds a strong foundation for our future releases. Sametime v11 has a new, sleeker user experience.

But this is about more than just product releases. This launch represents a major milestone in HCL’s commitment to our customers and to modernizing and innovating a whole portfolio.

The excitement is building around the world. We are broadcasting live from Tokyo today, December 4, and thousands of customers, technologists, leaders, developers, and admins have signed up to participate from all around the world. From India to Arizona, we have almost 50 Business Partners hosting viewing parties of this launch, at company headquarters, conference centers, and even karaoke bars, making this launch one for the record books.

Our team has made significant technological advancements for these products. We are proud to announce:

Domino v11 builds on our mission: Apps that run your business:

  • Domino apps go mobile: HCL Nomad makes your existing apps available on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android and Chrome OS tablets with minimal effort
  • Domino apps get low-code development: HCL Domino Volt provides a new low-code development paradigm to build new Domino apps 60-70% faster and makes it easy to develop powerful new secure applications without any specialized skills rapidly
  • Domino apps integrate and synchronize: HCL Domino v11 is the most open version of the platform yet, with active directory synching to simplify integration with Microsoft Office 365 and enable enterprises to more fully leverage Domino with other tools and applications across their business

Connections 6.5 has powerful new features to drive adoption and builds a foundation for future releases:

  • Bring your community with you. Connections Sidebar, an always-on dashboard connects your users to Connections from anywhere in your IT environment
  • Grow your communities faster with Connections Touchpoint, an onboarding wizard that connects new employees to the communities and content they need
  • Do more with Kudos Activities Plus — rapid, agile project management built for every employee

Sametime v11 delivers secure conversations across every device:

  • Sametime has a new, intuitive user experience that works the way your users do
  • Built with the latest tech — now supported on Docker with the Sametime proxy running on Tomcat
  • Lower TCO than ever, with a simplified architecture and easier administration

These releases deliver on our commitment to our customers — to continue unlocking new value by relentlessly innovating and modernizing. This is another major delivery towards our multi-year charter for these products. We are thrilled to be taking this journey with you. And we can’t wait to hear what you think.

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