Thursday, December 8, 2016

IBM Verse on premises will be available on 30 December 2016 !

Ed Brill has announced on Twitter the shipment of IBM Verse on Premises (VOP) for 30 December 2016 !

VOP entitlement will be available for Domino customers with an active maintenance and will be considered the natural evolution of Notes and iNotes experiences.

This will be a great gift from IBM to the new years eve ;-)

You can find some VOP details here from my ICON UK post .

Monday, December 5, 2016

IBM Client Application access (ICAA) 1.0.1 Feature pack 1 released

IBM has released on fixcentral  ICAA 1.0.1 Feature Pack 1 with some new features and bugfixes:

  • ICAA now works with IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook (IMSMO). IMSMO users can use ICAA to open applications from email messages or to open IMSMO from ICAA.
  • Administrators can customize installation so that ICAA automatically installs and configures on machines without user interaction because the ITW file needed for Install shield tuner was released ( link ).
  • Mac OS X Sierra 10.12 x86-64 support addedd ( link ) .
  • Bug fixes ( link ) .

This update is available over the IBM live update service and is also already available on IBM fixentral with the following references.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

IBM has releaseased the new FP5 for Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook 2.0

Last friday i've received a new upgrade for my IMSMO from IBM Smartcloud live updtate to 2.0 FP5 .

After few days IBM has upgraded the related technote with the details of the fixes included inside this FP5:

Reference #
IMSMO_client installer error handling fixes
Room finder should use display name rather than address in location and to field
Timing issues during sync can cause multiple threads to sync at the same time - can cause crashes or sync errors
Outlook can crash if the scheduling tab of a meeting is navigated to immediately upon startup
Open in Verse (Open in iNotes on prem) button is not reliably showing
Default to the lowest delegation level when giving access to your mail file
Logging and safety checks to prevent crashes
Client (SmartCloud Notes only)
If not connected to VPN (for federated identity) authentication screen just goes away
Client (SmartCloud Notes only)
Issues with login for systems in some locales

If you are on the cloud you can get the FP5 you should already have received the FP5  , if you are on premise you can get the fix also on IBM Fixcentral

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

IBM traveler released on fixcentral

IBM has released on fixcentral IBM traveler with a huge number of fix and some important update like the drop of the device wipe of iOS 10.5 devices.

this are the highlight introduced in this release

  • Database schema updates to improve data integrity.
  • Tablerepair tell command to support the above schema updates. A warning message will be displayed at startup if any of the schema updates were not applied with instructions to run the tablerepair command. The server will continue to function properly if no action taken.
  • Yellow status message if the IBM Traveler server is not listed as a Trusted Server for an end user's mail server.  This is required for future security and feature enhancements planned for 2017.  The status message will include information about how to correct.
  • Device wipe is no longer an option for iOS 10.x devices as support was dropped by Apple.  You can still use the Wipe Traveler Data option. (related info in technote 1991360)
below you can find all apar fixed in this release:

APAR #Abstract
LO90097Invitation disappears from native iOS Calendar Inbox before action can be taken.
LO90143Apple native mail application may be missing some e-mails when concurrently syncing different folders.
LO90162Possible memory growth when prime syncing Calendar events.
LO90183IBM Verse client may stop syncing after size mismatch error trying to retrieve truncated mail.
LO90194Device may require re-approval due to out of date cache after running some tell commands.
LO90224Meeting may continue to be ghosted on mobile device after the meeting was delegated to another user.
LO90234Canceled event may still appear ghosted on mobile device.
LO90303Unable to change a tentative response to accepted response from a mobile device.
LO90368Add ability to perform case insensitive name look p duplicate resolution to reduce duplicate results sent to mobile device.
LO90390Severe errors seen in Domino console for file size mismatch when stream attachments.
LO90401Reduce overhead when syncing contacts for improved server performance.
LO90406Response text in remote tell command may get corrupted if includes DBCS or special characters.
LO90442SQL connection warning could prevent automatic schema update from completing.
LO90443Remove option to perform device wipe for iOS 10.x devices as it is no longer supported by the device.
LO90482High thread counts due to Heartbeat processing could cause resource constraint.
LO90497Changing NTS_AUTO_SCHEMA parameter when using DB2 may inadvertently change the schema name.
LO90578Subfolder of a private folder may not sync to mobile device correctly.
LO90589New apple feature, Propose new time, should not be displayed when using IBM Traveler.
LO90597Resource information could be lost when the chair modifies an event from a mobile device.
LO90605Device may stop syncing when an Domino reports an e-mail is in a folder with an empty string for the folder name.
LO90624Return receipt generated by IBM Traveler may get corrupted when sent via SMTP to the originator.
LO90704GCM library does not support NTLM proxy authentication when it should.
LO90764E-mail sent from mobile device incorrectly saved in sent folder when a mail rule prevents sending the mail.
LO90765Allow ability to ban all instances of a calendar event, including updates, from syncing to a mobile device if the event causes a server crash.

Following this link you can find the technote with some other links then at this link you can find the new webinar organized by IBM support with title "What's New in IBM Traveler & IBM Verse Mobile in 2016 - 07 December 2016" .

Open Mic WebCast on "SmartCloud Journaling " on 17th Nov 2016

One of the principal differences between on prem and cloud environments is about logs:

  • where are the logs?
  • in wich way i can read the logs?
  • what is logged and what is not?
this are some of the common questions i got from new customers and following this webinar on 17th November 11:30 AM IST (6:00 AM GMT) you will get this and many more response about enable SmartCloud Journaling and  how to use that in correct way.

Here at this page you can get all details about the webcast included the slides already published

To be sure to not miss any of the webcast , please follow the IBM ICS support twitter account

Friday, November 11, 2016

Open Mic Webcast: IBM Sametime - Migrating from On-Prem to Cloud - 16 November 2016

Another interesting webcast organized by IBM support about migrating from your Sametime on-prem environment to the Cloud.

Below you can find the webcast details:

At this link you can find all details and the day of the Webcast you will able to find also the slides .

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

IBM Connections 5.5 CR2 available for download

IBM has released on fixcentral the new CR2 for Connections 5.5.
Here at this link you can find the huge fixlist available inside this CR2

here at this link you will find the links to all parts needed like :

  • CR2, 
  • databases upgrade schema (upgrade required for Activities, Files, Homepage, Mobile, and Wikis9
  • upgrade link for sonata services and Survey 8.5/8.6, 
  • upgrade link for Filenet and CCM, 
  • upgrade required for Ephox editors to

The suggested version of Websphere was upgraded to 8.5.5 FP9.

I suggest you to start here reading the updated upgrade strategies document.

happy upgrade to everybody !