Welcome, new curators!  

By OpenNTF | 2/16/20 7:54 AM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

When I posted the „help wanted“ call for new curators last week I never expected this great feedback. Within less than 24 hours I was offered help from 5 people of our community.

Sametime 11 – What to do if person pictures don’t show in the web client  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 2/13/20 12:49 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I wrote a post explaining what to do to have user pictures show in the Sametime classic client and in the Sametime web client, here . In a case, I found that the pictures did not show in the web client, so I opened a case with HCL Support.

Count attachments in Rich Text Fields - LotusScript Function  

By Adrian Marikar | 2/13/20 3:11 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Heiko Voigt

LotusScript function to count how many embedded attachments are in a Rich Text Field. Function accepts two arguments, NotesDocument and RTI name as string. We came across a situation where we needed to be able to count how many attachments were in a rich text field in LotusScript. Scenario – We had a table with four tabbed rows. In each tab was a rich text field (which was hidden unless user clicked on tab). We needed a way of viewing how many attachments (if any) each rich text field was holding without clicking on each tab to see.

SLES 15 is now supported for Domino 11 & Sametime 11 - Daniel Nashed's Blog  

By Daniel Nashed | 2/13/20 3:07 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Heiko Voigt

SLES 15 is now supported for Domino 11 & Sametime 11 The system requirement technotes have been updated... Now SLES 15 is listed as supported for Domino and Sametime.

Traveler 11 and ActiveSync 16.1 - What to expect after upgrade with iOS devices using Apple native apps  

By Detlev Poettgen | 2/12/20 3:02 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

After some discussions with the HCL Traveler team regarding seen issues after upgrading to Traveler 11 with iOS devices using the Apple native mail app, HCL published an detailed article. The article describes, what happens in the background on the device, when the Traveler 11 Server is started after the update and from then on uses version 16.1 for iOS devices instead of the previous ActiveSync 14 version.

Targeting Domino for Webapps Incidentally  

By Jesse Gallagher | 2/11/20 5:03 PM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I recently had occasion to break ground on a new web project that uses a Notes runtime and has a web front end, and I figured it would be a perfect occasion to structure it in a way that is clean, portable, and, while it will run on Domino, doesn't have to use Tycho. I ended up coming up with a setup that I'm pretty happy with, and so I put up an example on GitHub for anyone else to use as a reference for similar cases.

Converting Timedate Strings in @Forumula Language with different date formats  

By Daniel Nashed | 2/11/20 8:10 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Andi Kress

Maybe I am thinking to complicated.. But I did not find an easier solution .. I had an interesting issue yesterday when adding multi timezone and date-time format to my backup solution, because I cannot store everything in Notes native TIMEDATES. There are some text logs involved, when storing information about a backup. To ensure I have an unified format, I decided to change the internal storage to UTC (in Notes terms: GMT).

Domino SMTP error limit before terminating connections  

By Daniel Nashed | 2/10/20 2:14 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Matteo Bisi

My friend Harvey and I noticed a lot of brute force delivery attempts on servers to figure out about email addresses. By default Domino doesn't limit the number of errors until a connection is closed. But there is a notes.ini entry and setting in config document to define the number of errors. https://help.hcltechsw.com/domino/11.0.0/conf_definingthemaximumerrorlimitbeforeaconnectionterm_t.html For larger servers you have to be careful, because that could also prevent newsletters from being delivered, if there are too many users which don't exist. On my own server I set the value now to 4 ;-)

Enabling Automatic Dead Mail Processing  

By John Oldenburger | 2/10/20 2:12 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Matteo Bisi

We currently work in our production environment with a full Domino 10 environment. Both the server and the clients are currently running on Notes Domino 10.0.1 Fix Pack 4. We have also upgraded the Domino Directory to the corresponding 10 Template and have the mail running on the Mail 10 Template.

CollaborationToday Needs You  

By OpenNTF | 2/10/20 12:54 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Collaboration Today, the news aggregator around anything HCL related content (fka IBM), social business, collaboration and community events needs your support: we are looking for curators to moderate content, blog posts and news around our beloved platforms like Domino, Connections, Sametime, DX and other products from HCL.

Engage 2020 – The event you should attend  

By Femke Goedhart | 2/7/20 12:05 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by John Oldenburger

In less than a month a large group of HCL Domino and HCL Connections experts and enthusiasts will be descending on Arnhem in The Netherlands for the annual Benelux Usergroup event: Engage. Traditionally this is one, if not THE largest, most popular usergroups in the World and for a good reason.

A Flexible View Control for XPages Part 6 – Sorting  

By Michael G. Smith | 2/7/20 12:00 PM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

When I started building the Flexible View Control, one of the driving forces was to significantly reduce the amount of back-end Domino views that would collect in my applications. I was just as guilty as anyone of creating a new view with the same selection formula and columns as an existing view.

Traveler 11 HTTP/2 Push changes in detail - Review before updating  

By Daniel Nashed | 2/7/20 11:58 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Detlev Pöttgen and I ran into this with the first deployments and we put together the details behind it (so you will find the same blog post on his blog and my blog). There will be a documentation update from HCL side. Here is what we found out in detail with the feedback we got from the Traveler team.

Verse on-Premises or iNotes? Default or option?  

By Ales Lichtenberg | 2/6/20 4:07 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Verse On-Premises (VOP) is already in version 1.0.9.A. Most users are still used to accessing mail from a web browser using iNotes. Do you want to set VOP as default or give users a option between iNotes and VOP? Upgrade your design or create a new iwaredir from the template included in the VOP 1.0.9 or 1.0.9.A package.

Domino Administration Back to Basics Part 2 - Networking  

By Stephan Wissel | 2/4/20 7:37 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Kenio Carvalho

Domino Administration Back to Basics Part 2 - Networking - In Part 1 we learned about the marvelous world of Notes Names, X400 and the perils of messing with certificates. One big difference to X509 is the (almost) absence of certificate Command Line tools that can be so much fun. Domino Networking - protocols as you like it Domino predates the rise of TCP.

Domino Administration - Back to Basics (Part 1) Certificates  

By Stephan Wissel | 2/4/20 5:44 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

Domino Administration - Back to Basics (Part 1) Certificates - Domino is different, a lot of its concepts predate the internet and quite often inspired the standards. This is not an step-by-step instruction, but an introduction into concepts. The 'step by step' approach is another story for another time.

DQL Explorer and Domino  

By Paul Withers | 2/4/20 5:38 PM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

A couple of weeks ago I explained that, even though the UI of DQL Explorer is a React app, the use of DQL is in agents. The two key agents, found within the NSF itself are runDQLExplain and runDQLQuery - the purpose of each should be apparent from the name. But the purpose of this blog post is to outline the interaction points between DQL Explorer and Domino.

Should you stick with Notes, Domino, Connections, & Sametime now that HCL bought them from IBM?  

By David Hablewitz | 2/4/20 8:17 AM | Business - News | Added by Oliver Busse

(If you are a technical expert and you are not sharing this information with your business management as well as your IT management, then you are not doing your job.) Since HCL bought Notes, Domino, Sametime, Connections and several other products from IBM, many people are asking: "Now what?

Quick Domino Tip: Error Failed with no Supported Ciphers  

By John Oldenburger | 2/3/20 9:47 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

On one of our Domino servers that we upgraded to Domino 10.0.1 last weekend we disabled TLS 1.0. After the upgrade to Domino 10 we performed as always an SSL server test (SSL Labs) from which the reference emerged that the overall rating would be downgraded to Grade B from January 2020. Reason for the downgrade was that TLS 1.0 was still supported by the server.

Sametime 11 – Enabling person photo in the client  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 1/31/20 9:23 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

If you want to enable photos in the Sametime client, there is documentation available, unfortunately it all refers to versions 9 or 10, where it was told to use the Sametime Console. Now in version 11 the Sametime Console does not exist, so how do you do that ?

So Long and Thanks for all the Fish  

By David Hablewitz | 1/30/20 5:35 PM | Business - Events / People | Added by Oliver Busse

Ginni Rometty is stepping down from her role as CEO of IBM.

Sametime 11 – What to do if file transfer is not working  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 1/28/20 10:39 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

I stumbled into a problem at one of my customers. In the client, the icon for file transfer was greyed out and the one for sending a screenshot was missing. I opened a case with HCL and the suggestion was to enable the setting im.3000 in the file policies.user.xml. By default the current-value is 0.

Sametime 11. How to allow access to mobile clients  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 1/28/20 9:16 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

I installed a Sametime 11 server for a customer, everything was working, but the mobile clients could not access the server. Upon trying to login they saw this on their phones. I was not the only one with this problem, other 2 persons I know had the same issue with their installation.

Comparing Searches - DQL Explorer - Domino Access Services  

By John Oldenburger | 1/28/20 9:01 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

As a follow-up to my previous blog post, Comparing Searches - Using the DQL Explorer, a few additions concerning the use of the DQL Explorer. Initially a number of settings are required for Domino Access Services (DAS). The Web application relies on Domino Access Services (DAS) being enabled on the dqlexplorer.nsf (default).

Comparing Searches - Using the DQL Explorer  

By John Oldenburger | 1/28/20 9:00 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

In this blog post a first setup regarding the new Domino Query Language (DQL), the basic setup of the DQL Explorer. Domino Query Language (DQL) is a facility running in Domino core allowing for a terse shorthand syntax for finding documents according to a wide variety of complexity of terms.

Restoring deleted folders in a Notes database  

By Daniel Nashed | 1/25/20 11:04 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Feature Request: Trash for Folders. In many customer environments, restoring deleted folders is number one reason for restoring databases. For documents you already have soft-deletions and the trash (default 48 hours which can be increased). And you can restore the document to the original folder.

Integrating Sametime 11 with iNotes and Verse on Premises  

By Roberto Boccadoro | 1/24/20 2:53 PM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by Oliver Busse

I struggled a bit in setting up integration of Sametime 11 with Domino web mail, both iNotes and VoP, but eventually with the help from the great Trevor Tallackson of HCL Sametime Support I succeeded.

DAOS – JAR files in Java agents  

By Ulrich Krause | 1/24/20 12:50 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

If DAOS is activated on a database, in addition to the attachments from data documents, the jar files contained in a Java agent are also transferred to the DAOS repository if they exceed the set size. I have been able to reproduce the problem with Domino V11. I started with a freshly installed server, activated DAOS on the server.

Change OSGI_HTTP_DYNAMIC_BUNDLES in Notes.ini from LotusScript  

By Karsten Lehmann | 1/23/20 11:19 AM | Development - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Call this agent with Agent.RunOnServer to change the value of OSGI_HTTP_DYNAMIC_BUNDLES on a Domino server without using a server configuration document and a server reboot. OSSetEnvironmentVariableExt with isSoft=true lets the method only check an internal hard list for forbidden variables.

Bringing a Notes Database Back Online  

By Chris Whisonant | 1/23/20 11:08 AM | Infrastructure - Notes / Domino | Added by John Oldenburger

Often as an Admin we run into an error such as “database is being taken offline and cannot be opened“. This can be a pain to recover from sometimes, but with a few lines of code you may be able to recover without any server downtime. However, I have even seen times where this might not succeed.