Posts Tagged: ‘HCL Sametime’

Announcing HCL Sametime Premium v12: Secure Video Meetings & Persistent Chat

1. Mai 2022 Posted by Ginni Saini

HCL Software is pleased to announce the general availability of our latest release, HCL Sametime Premium v12.

This is a major release of Sametime Premium that’s focused on enhancing your data security, delivering lower TCO and a customized meeting experience for every meeting owner and participant.  It is now available for download on FlexNet, HCL’s License & Delivery Portal.

Here are the highlights of Sametime Premium v12: 

Make good security decisions every time: We ensure your privacy is protected with pre-defined meeting modes: Collaboration, Confidential, Lecture Mode, plus new member management capabilities.

Customize your Meeting experience: We provide personalized and branded experiences, plus powerful meeting reports for those managing meetings.

Administrators get up and running faster with lower TCO with a fully containerized deployment on-prem or private cloud. 

As an end-user and a meeting owner, you can take advantage of:    

  • The ability to tailor your meetings to the level of security needed with meeting modes to protect your company’s confidentiality. 
  • Reporting so you can keep records of who attended and what was presented in your meetings. 
  • Restrict your meetings to only those you invite and are included in your member access list. 
  • Make Sametime your preferred meeting solution with our easy-to-use Outlook integration and our unique personal, custom, and instant meeting options. 
  • And finally, our new click to call feature that enables you to carry on an important conversation after the meeting has finished. 

HCL strongly encourages all Sametime Premium customers and business partners to upgrade to this release and leverage the new features above and much more. 

For a complete view of what’s new in this release, please click here.

Lastly, we want to hear from you, please submit for your ideas for future enhancements here. 

Thank you.
Ginni Saini,   

Sametime Product Manager   
HCL Software    

HCL Sametime Premium V12 Launch-Event

5. April 2022 Posted by Gerda Marx

Gerade erst hat HCL eine Zwischenversion von Sametime V11.6 IF2 veröffentlicht, da können sich alle Kunden schon auf HCL Sametime Premium V12 freuen.

 

HCL Sametime Premium wurde auf der Digital Week 2020 vorgestellt und im Dezember ausgeliefert.

 

Am Mittwoch, den 27.04.2022 von 16-17 Uhr CEST wird die Version Sametime 12 Premium in einer Präsentation gelauncht. Die Anmeldungen laufen bereits.

 

Bis dahin empfiehlt HCL ein Update auf das neueste Patch, welches über das Flexnet Konto heruntergeladen werden kann. Anweisungen für die Installation und die Voraussetzungen finden Sie auf den HCL Support Seiten

 

Am Donnerstag, den 28.04.2022 von 16-17 CEST gibt es dann einen Architecture and Deployment Deep Dive von HCL zum Thema Sametime Premium.

 

Und nicht vergessen: Die Engage 2022 wird wieder als Präsenz Veranstaltung vom 23.-25. Mail 2022 in Brügge Belgien stattfinden. Hier trifft sich die HCL Domino/Notes Gemeinde, um sich in mehr als 80 Sessions über die Produkte von HCL Domino, Notes, Sametime, Connections und mehr auszutauschen. Tickets für die Engage kosten 99 € und können noch gebucht werden.

 HCL Sametime 11.6 IF2

16. März 2022 Posted by Ginni Saini

HCL is pleased to announce the general availability of HCL Sametime 11.6 IF2, our latest interim fix release for Sametime Proxy. 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?

This is an interim release and includes various bug fixes and security enhancements.

Key features and improvements include: 

  • Updated Tomcat version
  • Updated OpenJDK version
  • Updated APNS certificate
  • Multiple Sametime Proxy server and Web client fixes.  

HCL strongly encourages all Sametime v11.X customers and business partners to upgrade their Sametime Proxy servers to continue to enjoy a secure Video Meetings and Chat experience. 

For more information on what’s fixed in this release, refer to this knowledge article HCL Sametime 11.6 IF2 Fix List.  

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  

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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