IBM ICS Support has scheduled another interesting webinar on 18th October about Domino transactional log, to explain from the beginning to best practice and troubleshooting an important theme unfortunately too often not properly configured .
Below the details to join the Jump Session
Date:Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes
IBM has announced the availability of Watson Workspace, formely know as "Project Toscana".
Watson Workspace is a real time collabotation app with following features:
Group & individual persisten chat
Presence, file and image sharing
Multi OS Client
Enterprise Grade, single sign-on
but what is making Watson Workspace different between competitors is are the cognitive capabilities guarantee by Watson and the availability of Webhooks API, Graph API e Cognitive APIs that made ths team collaboration app an application platform capable to integrate collaboration and corporate Application like CRM or ERP
The cognitive feature available from start is named "moments" that allow users to summarize conversation in key points with 1 click.
Hundreds of integrations is already available using the integration guarantee using IFTT or Workato.
Watson Worskpace is available in 2 editions named preview and Essentials:
1GB storage per user
No enterprise management
Online forum as support
20Gb storage limit per user
Enterprise Admin & Management with SSO
Guest user management
Other features guarantee will also be emoticons, Presence awareness, Notifications, Mentions, Files and image sharing , Space membership controls and App catalog.
IBM Watson Workspace is available right now in US Datacenter but other regional DC are in plan with also dedicate cloud in roadmap.
The only language available right now is English but during October will be available also
with out of box intend identification expected later in Q4 2017.
In my opinion IBM Watson Workspace is the piece missed in IBM Collaboration software portfolio and i can't wait to see the natural integration with IBM Connections !
The Community server packages must be installed as "Utility Server" and it's available without warranty, so this means in case of issues developers must reproduce the wrong behavior on a production environment to be able to open an IBM PMR.
Right now Designer FP 9 is not available but IBM is working on this side.
IBM Community server license is a nice move to encourage new developers and students to learn and build applications easily.
IBM has released yesterday the new version of VOP 1.0.2 with the following partnumber CNL9UML .
Please don't pay attention to the little incrementation of the version number because it's a huge improvement.
In my opinion the most important improvement of this release is the new calendar app, now integrated and with same looks of Verse cloud:
we could also use drag&drop to move appointment and propose new time :
inside the inbox the invitation will get also a dedicated icon:
Today I've upgraded our environment from Vop 1.0.1 and I've spent about 10 minutes to perform the complete upgrade. IBM has speed up the upgrade process because the VOP view are now already contained by the IBM Mail 901 FP9 template.
I've also appreciate the availability of the new live text options and we will try this features during next days.
Read this page, to get the step by step instructions and upgrade your VOP environment soon as possible !
Now I'd like to spend some lines to anticipate some features/update that will be released starting next month in one of the most exciting time for IBM Domino customers and partners !
Starting from FP10 ( read the Bill Malchisky blogpost ) , we will have the IBM support to run Domino inside a Docker container.
This feature will provide more flexibility for Domino environment and will allow us to use Domino in some different ways like:
Microservices: we could start a Domino for ldap, another as application server or smtp relay and have any container safe and isolated from the previous one.
Developer could distribute their applications as blackbox, developing and sending to the customer a complete docker container with domino and the application.
We could run many servers with different roles on a single host, all isolated (if necessary) in a new optimized way.
We could build and run new Domino server in seconds !
Docker started as a Linux project but since last year we can also run a Windows core container on Windows 2016 server (and on a Win10 host).
In the last months I've tested both and I've found the Linux container completely reliable and usable , we will have to wait IBM to know if they will support Docker only for Linux container or if Windows will be included too.
IBM at the moment has no plan to distribute IBM Domino images via Docker hub so we have to build our images .
Next month the new Domino Community server should be released, it's the Domino server free of charge for developers announced during the last EngageUG conference !
This license will be limited for developing purposes and should encourage using Domino as an application platform.
Eclipse e Java upgrade
Inside the Feature pack 8 there's the JVM 8 for Domino and Notes.
Design client JVM upgrade is planned for Fp10 where we will also find the upgrade of Eclipse to 4.6x for both the Notes and the Designer client.
This upgrade should increase the reliability and functionality for users and developers.