Posts Tagged: ‘HCL Sametime’

Announcing HCL Sametime Meetings’ support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan

26. August 2021 Posted by Ginni Saini

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

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

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

Support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan: 

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

What does this mean for Sametime Premium customers using Meetings?

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

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

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

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

Ginni Saini,
Sametime Product Manager,
HCL Software 

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

HCL Sametime Meetings’ support for Chrome WebRTC Unified Plan

23. August 2021 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

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

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

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

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

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

HCL Sametime Product Team

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

Launch von HCL Notes und Domino 12 und Sametime 11.6

7. Juni 2021 Posted by Oliver Regelmann

Heute fand der Domino v12 Launch Event statt, die Setups selbst stehen bereits eine Woche zur Verfügung. Für registrierte Teilnehmer gab/gibt es eine Reihe von Vorträgen von HCL sowie von diversen Analysten und Kunden. Technisch gesehen am interessantesten dürften die Vorträge aus der “Domino Dozen” Reihe sein, die in den nächsten Tagen folgen. Morgen und […]

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HCL Domino V12 vor Launchevent freigegeben

28. Mai 2021 Posted by Gerda Marx

HCL hat am Domino V12 bereits freigegeben, weit vor dem für den 07. Juni 2021 angekündigten Launchevent. Die Agenda verspricht trotz allem ein interessantes online Event. Richard Jefts wird die Keynote für Domino V12 halten. Er  wird den Zuschauern erklären warum dieses Release so wichtig ist, warum die neue [...]

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DNUG Jahreskonferenz #dachnug48

26. April 2021 Posted by Gerda Marx

Die Jahreskonferenz der DNUG findet auch in diesem Jahr online statt. Die deutschsprachige Usergroup für Notes/Domino hat viele verschiedene Fachgruppen u.a. für die HCL Produkte Notes/Domino, Connections und Sametime. Das Online-Event wird am 08. und 09. Juni 2021 jeweils Nachmittags ab 14 Uhr stattfinden. Nach der Begrüßung am 08. [...]

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#DACHNUG48 is coming!

18. April 2021 Posted by Thomas Zeizel, HCL

HCL Domino Version 12 kommt

Richard Jefts, HCL Software

Wie ich bereits mehrfach angekündigt habe, steht Domino 12 vor der Tür. Das globale Launch-Event hat bereits weit mehr als die 1.200 Anmeldungen, die ein kleines Präsent erhalten sollten. Am Folgetag, dem 8. Juni 2021, wird Richard Jefts die Eröffnungskeynote auf der #DACHNUG48 halten, und hierbei nochmal auf die aktuelle Version von Domino, aber auch auf das große Update von HCL Sametime für Web-Meetings eingehen.

Neben dem Blick auf die aktuellen Versionen, können wir sicherlich auch den Ausblick auf die Roadmap erwarten.

Das erste mal dabei: Die Fachgruppe BigFix

Der erste Tag steht eigentlich – wie sonst auch – im Zeichen von Digital Solutions: Nach der Keynote wird noch ein interessantes Kundenprojekt vorgestellt und anschießend präsentieren sich die Fachgruppen und bieten Vorträge zu aktuellen Themen an. Als neue Fachgruppe ist in diesem Jahr auch das Thema BigFix vertreten. Endgeräte-Management ist ein wichtiges Thema – über die Verwaltung von Betriebssystemen, installierter Software (und der dazugehörenden Lizenzen) bis hin zu Konfigurations- und Patchmanagement bietet die BigFix-Familie alles, was man heutzutage als Admin benötigt. Somit können Sie künftig nicht nur Notes-Clients und Domino-Server, sondern auch die Komponenten darunter und daneben pflegen. Ein Blick hierauf lohnt sich sicher!

Der zweite Tag wird groß!

Darren Oberst, HCL Software

Am zweiten DACHNUG48-Tag starten wir mit einer Keynote von Darren Oberst, der als Corporate Vice President für die gesamte Sparte HCL Software die weltweite Verantwortung trägt.

Er wird die Gesamtstrategie, die Entwicklung und damit den Stellenwert von HCL Software innerhalb des Konzerns darstellen. Hierbei liegt sicherlich auch ein Augenmerk auf aktuelle Akquisitionen und Kooperationen, von denen alle Produkte innerhalb unseres Portfolios profitieren dürften.

Nach der Keynote werde ich kurz mein Team für HCL Software in Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz vorstellen. Das Überblick soll dabei, neben der allgemeinen Struktur und dem Partner-Business, auch auf unsere drei Produktebereiche Digital Solutions, DevSecOps und Customer Experience gerichtet werden, die sich den Mitgliedern präsentieren werden.

Networking

Trotz des virtuellen Formats, soll das Networking nicht zu kurz kommen: Jeder Tag endet mit virtuellen Stehtischen, an denen man sich ungezwungen zu den Themen des Tages – und drüber hinaus – austauschen kann. In lockerer Atmosphäre treffen wir uns zum fröhlichen Miteinander – hierzu soll auch ein Überraschungspaket beitragen, dass bei der Anmeldung mit angefordert werden kann (einfach die Lieferadresse – z.B. im Home Office – eintragen).

Hier geht es zur Anmeldung

Ich hoffe auf zahlreiche Anmeldungen und freue mich schon heute auf das Event. Bleibt mir jetzt nur noch, Ihnen eine gute Woche zu wünschen und: Bleiben Sie gesund!

Ihr
Tom Zeizel
Associate Vice President DACH

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The Countdown to the Newest HCL Domino and Sametime Begins! Join Us for Our Global Launch

15. April 2021 Posted by Richard Jefts

I am thrilled to announce that registration is now live for what will surely be a true, blockbuster event on June 7. This exclusive virtual event celebrates our latest versions of HCL Domino v12 and HCL Sametime. The first 1200 registrants got a free gift (we blew past that number in a couple of days!).

I personally love the amazing video that helps capture the excitement as we could down the days to these “breakaway” releases. (An agenda will be released soon. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest.) 

The launch event will include thought-leading sessions, demos, customer speakers, and more. And, it kicks off an exciting collection of Domino content delivered in a series we are calling the “Domino Dozen” (once you’ve registered for the launch, you will have access to this program). Each day, for 12 days following the launch, we will drop a new, essential Domino-related treasure. These pieces will include webinars, panel discussions, and technical deep dives, early access to special programs, thought leadership pieces, and more.  

Also, join us for the closing keynote and happy hour on June 23 — we are calling “Nerdi Gras,” as a hat tip to the days of Lotus past. We will be releasing a party kit soon, with downloadable favors, so you can join in the fun.

For those of us who’ve been on this Domino journey with us for so many years — and for those of you we will be welcoming as new customers — we can’t wait to celebrate.

Join us.

Exciting New HCL Sametime Features Released Today

1. April 2021 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

Today marks a major milestone in our commitment to helping create the digital office our teams need to get work done, be more efficient, and collaborate effectively with colleagues. We are thrilled to announce 6 new features for your favorite meetings and chat solution:

  • New filters in video settings: Animations will make it appear as if you are focusing intently, even if you are checking your phone or surfing the web 
  • Awards show mode: Music will automatically fade in when the meeting goes past the scheduled end time — or attendees can activate it manually to drown out someone who is being dominating and annoying 
  • Picture-in-picture pet mode: A new setting allows for you to have your camera display one window for you, and one window for your pet (who only seems to wander around or bark when you have meetings with management) 
  • Social media security settings: A custom notification will display if you are sharing your screen and distractedly attempt to go over to the browser tab that has Facebook open 
  • New AI integrations: When you suddenly are asked a question in a meeting when you weren’t paying attention, you can summon Siri or Alexa to answer it for you — run through a special Sametime voice-matching filter set up to sound like you 
  • New audio settings: Less embarrassing, pre-set sounds, such as water running or a carn horn honking, will be auto played to drown out toilets flushing or family members yelling in the background.  

 Happy April Fool’s Day. Of course, this was a joke!

But you know what’s no joke? The upcoming global premiere of the newest version of HCL Sametime on June 7. Register here. And, the fact that Sametime beats the competition — hands-down. Let us show you how.  

HCL Sametime Premium Desktop Client for Meetings (Tech Preview)

24. Februar 2021 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

HCL Software is pleased to announce the tech preview of an installable HCL Sametime meetings desktop client. This desktop client is available for both Windows and macOS and works with any Sametime Premium v11.5 deployment. It provides the same UI features as our browser experience and can be pinned to the taskbar (screenshot below).  

Once installed, simply clicking a meeting URL will automatically let you join via the desktop client. Additionally, you can use the client by itself to join or create meetings. 

This desktop client is available through our HCL license and delivery portal (FlexNet) for all our Sametime Premium customers. For our mobile users, you can continue to use the existing HCL Sametime app, available on Apple and Google app stores, that supports both chat and meetings features. 

For more information, please read this article to learn how to install and use the Sametime meetings desktop client. 

HCL Sametime Product Team  

HCL Digital Solutions Announces First Telephony Partnership for HCL Sametime

18. Februar 2021 Posted by HCL Sametime Team

HCL Sametime Premium is a proven and trusted video meetings platform, built for how today’s modern organizations need to be working — nimbly, securely, and remotely — all while reducing your operational costs.

HCL Software intends to extend Sametime Premium with telephony capabilities from an ecosystem of complementary partners. Today, HCL is announcing it is working with ilink, a leading provider of solutions and services for unified communications customers worldwide and an active HCL business partner. The goal is to provide telephony services for the new release of Sametime Premium coming in the first half of 2021. HCL expects to add other such partnerships in 2021.

The integration with ilink will enable Sametime Premium users to call into any Sametime meeting from their phone and participate via telephony-based audio in addition to the internet-based audio available today. A meeting moderator can also dial out from a Sametime meeting to bring in additional participants in audio only mode. Additional telephony features, such as direct “call me” functionality, will be added to later releases. HCL believes this approach will help organizations further reduce their costs compared to other video meeting solutions, where telephony costs can be significantly higher per user. 

Further details of the integration will be available nearer to the release.

HCL Sametime Product Team

About ilink 

ilink is an independent software company based in Berlin, Germany. ilink offers enterprise products and services for unified communication solutions for worldwide customers and has excellent know-how and many years of experience in telephony/audio integrations in the datacenter and in the cloud.

More details about this partnership are available directly at the ilink site here.

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

Tom Zeizels Blog – Events mit HCL Sametime an ein großes Publikum streamen

15. Februar 2021 Posted by Thomas Zeizel, HCL

Haben Sie es sich im Home Office bequem eingerichtet? Haben Sie täglich mehr Web-Meetings als je zuvor? Haben Sie sich dabei auch schon das eine oder andere Mal gefragt, ob es so schlau ist, interne Firmenpläne, Beförderungen von Mitarbeitenden oder andere, vertrauliche Themen über ein Medium zu diskutieren, das Sie nicht kontrollieren?  Ich hatte das […]

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Infos von der HCL Digital Week 2020

27. November 2020 Posted by Gerda Marx

Vom 09-13. November fand die erste HCL Digital Week statt. Da aufgrund der aktuellen Corona Pandemie keine Präsenzveranstaltungen stattfinden, hat sich auch HCL für die Digitale Version entschieden. In mehr als 75 Session für über 2200 Teilnehmer wurden fünf große Hauptthemen präsentiert: HCL Digital Experience HCL Domino V12 HCL [...]

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Digital Week 2020: Oh, What a Week It Was!

17. November 2020 Posted by Richard Jefts

Something big just happened. And it was amazing. Our very first truly digital mega event, Digital Week 2020, just wrapped in the Americas and EMEA. For those of us who joined us live, we hope you felt as invigorated and inspired as we did. We had 2,225 people sign up to participate. We had 75+ unique sessions of content — from thought-leading discussions with analysts and influencers to zippy, quick tech roundtables and coffee chats, we covered a wide range of topics, trends, and technologies.  

We had more attendees at our keynotes — and more meetings and conversations — than ever before. Dion Hinchcliffe (from Constellation Research) and Wayne Kurtzman (from IDC) both signalled to the market that we are a low-code powerhouse. We had major product releases — including the world premiere of our new game-changer, HCL Volt MX (that session had more than 500 attendees to show up for this exciting news). In addition, we launched new, exciting versions of HCL Digital ExperienceHCL Sametime PremiumHCL Connections v7, and gave a preview of HCL Domino v12 and our vision for the future of the digital office. 

For data geeks, check this out: We had 2+ terabytes and 35 hours of content plus almost 50 hours of breakout HCL Sametime meeting rooms. Oh, and only 5 instances of “can you hear me?,” 7 of “is this on?” and 27 of “you’re on mute.” Plus 11,250 beverages were consumed at the coffee chats and happy hours. Oh, and ZERO miles were traveled.   Watch this video, which captures the buzz and energy of HCL Digital Week 2020.  

Thank you for joining us. You helped us achieve bigger conversations, bigger sessions, and bigger releases. Thank you for making our first truly digital event as possible and powerful as it was — and we have another great lineup for the first week in December for our customers, partners, and friends in APJ.   

We are poised and ready to be the partner of choice for digital transformation. Let’s transform the future — together. See you at the next great event! 

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Announcing HCL Sametime Premium. Secure Video Meetings & Persistent Chat at Significant Savings

10. November 2020 Posted by Brandon Adams

HCL Software announces the release of HCL Sametime Premium, the newest version of the trusted video meetings and persistent chat platform: Sametime — your meeting, your data, double the value. Sametime is built for how today’s modern organizations need to be working: nimbly, securely and remotely.   

Sametime Premium (Meetings and Chat)   

HCL Sametime Premium allows for secure conversations across any device, with the following benefits:  

  • Get off runaway pricing to take control of meetings costs:  By only paying for needed functionality, HCL Sametime has meetings and chat at 50 percent the cost of competitive solutions  
  • Rock–solid data privacy, encryption and auditability – Your data and conversations protected — in private cloud or on–premises 
  • Instant meetings and chat with one click.  No waiting – You’re only seconds away from secure team chat, video meetings, and file sharing.  No installation required and no need to wait for a SaaS solution. 
  • Deploy on a secure private cloud or on-premises – Faster deployment with containers and scale with Kubernetes, simpler installs and fewer servers 

Make the Most of your Meetings Budget 

You need a robust meetings solution, but you shouldn’t have to pay for unnecessary features or functionality.  Compare your existing video meetings and chat solution against Sametime using our cost calculator and see how much you could save! 

Whether you are an existing HCL Sametime, HCL Domino, or HCL Software customer and would like to learn more about HCL Sametime, please contact your HCL sales representative or an HCL Business Partner.  

HCL Sametime Product Team   

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

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Project Eleven: Get the Most Out of Domino with Easy Direct Upgrades

15. September 2020 Posted by Luis Guirigay

HCL is fully committed to enabling you and your organization to maximize the value you get from the Domino and Sametime platforms today and in the future.  

In the latest release of Domino v11.0.1, we’ve delivered innovative new capabilities such as low-code app dev and integration with Microsoft Active Directory. We’ve also launched a brand new Sametime meetings solution over the last two yearsThe response from customers and business partners has been unanimously positive  

Today, we’re excited to announce, “Project Eleven,” a new program designed to help every Domino and Sametime customer running on releases prior to v11 have a smooth upgrade experience. As part of the HCL Digital Solutions Academy, Project Eleven’s goal is to enable you to 

  • Go straight to Domino v11.0.1HCL now supports direct upgrades from any of Domino version prior to v11. Whether you’re on v8, v9, or older, you can go straight to v11.0.1 with no additional steps necessary.
  • Experience the latest version of Sametime risk-free: Secure meetings and data privacy are the most important features in today’s environment. Sametime meetings runs on Cloud Native technologies allowing you to auto scale as needed. Experience our brand new, highly secure, scalable video meetings and enterprise chat risk-free.
  • Augment your skills todayAttend our online training sessions and get best-in-class support and training from a technical advocate in your local language. We’re rolling out more than 40 webinars and workshops and new articles, cookbooks, and help guides.
  • Speak to a technical expert: Schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled technical advisors to understand your options and create an upgrade plan that’s right for you 

 Check out the new Project Eleven webpage to find all the resources you need to make your upgrade worry-free. 

 

                                         

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