Thursday, November 18, 2021

HCL Connections - desktop plugins has been updated with new OS supports and more !

One of the features that my HCL Connections users are using most is the desktop plugin but it's also one of the most forgotten part , because like Connections itself needs to be upgraded !

HCL is doing a great job , releasing from time to time an upgraded version that introduce bug-fixing and new functionalities.

Some days ago, with the "November" update desktop plugins was updated with some functionality like official support for  Windows 11 and   Mac OS Monterey , 11 new languages supported, file transfer ownership support and more!

To have the complete list of the new functionality and the direct link to Flexnet where download this version, please visit the following pages

If you are interested in desktop plugin do not forget also to check  HCL Connections ideas site, where a lot of nice ideas are placed and needs your comments or vote to be implemented. 

For example this are my 3 favorites improvement as Connections admin that I like to be implemented in future releases: 

There is a lot of more nice features also from user prospective, so please register yourself and help HCL to understand what you need to be implemented in future updates !

Monday, November 15, 2021

HCL Connections - how customize user invite theme

 HCL Connections is a customizable product, using the traditional way with " <CNX-CUSTOMIZATION-DIR>  " or using customizer.

During this days we are working on an upgrade to version 7 where the whole cnx theme it was supposed to be customized in red even the Invite guest 

After some test without the result ,  because the HCL documentation was not updated (invite application is NOT mentioned even reading version 7.0 doc) we have found the correct path in a css comment .... 

/* Fallback content for custom styles. Please create the styling file '<CNX-CUSTOMIZATION-DIR>/invite/stylings/custom.css' to use this feature! */

The comment was right and after we have set the css in the right place , the customization was live

HCL , please write the documentation also in the correct place ( wiki docs) ;-) 

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

HCL Connections 7.0 Cumulative Fix : October cfix has been released

Hello , last Friday HCL has released on flexnet the new October Cfix for Connections 7.0, named CFix.70.2110 .

A good number of fixes has been included and you can read the whole list here at this page.

I'm closing this blogpost remembering you that Cfix updates are cumulative, and the only requirements is the  HCL Connections V7.0 Update Wizard (2104).

Thursday, October 28, 2021

HCL Connections - customizer lite 7.0 available

As you know Connections is including an application named Customizer that could be used to customize and expand Connections features.

Customizer is available inside the component pack and stand alone , named customizer lite.

After a while, and after a case opened by me, HCL has released a new package on

that finally upgrade the docker compose package that was hold to the version 6.0 .. 

During my last setup I have used the images of the component pack , but having an updated version is helping , thanks HCL.

To know more about customizer, I leave you below the David Bell sessions from the last LetsConnect event.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

LetsConnect event 2021: slides and video

 As Maria said here , we had a really good virtual event this year!

Hoping to be able to meet each other in person soon as possible , I like to post also here a remind about where you could find LetsConnect slides and video of the sessions :

Stay safe and see you soon !!

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Let's Connect virtual event - 28 / 29 September 2021

This is a quick reminder about the upcoming virtual  event from Let's Connect team , that is scheduled for the 28th and 29th of September 2021.

The agenda will be  really interesting , starting from a Keynote run by Richard Jefts and Andrew Manby,  there will be sessions about adoptions, anticipations of V8 and VNext and many more !

The complete agenda is available here, and the registration of the event here, see you there !

Monday, September 13, 2021

Webinar : Find Out How HCL Can Support Your Cloud Journey

HCL has organized an interesting webinar scheduled now scheduled for Tue, Sep 14, 2021 4:00 PM with the following points inside the agenda:

1. To cloud or not to cloud: How to overcome the challenges of an ever-changing IT landscape, while maintaining your data privacy, competitive advantage and the continuity of your business. 2. HCL Software’s cloud-native strategy and what it means for our customers using HCL Domino, HCL Sametime, HCL Volt MX, HCL Domino Volt and HCL Connections. 3. Open dialog with Factor-y, Connelink, ISW and Belsoft on how to start your cloud journey with an HCL Digital Solutions’ cloud-hosting master service provider and what lessons have been learned from working with customers.

The inserting fact is there will be a the MSP partner (Factor-y, Belsoft , ISW and Connelink) together with HCL spending an interesting hour talking about how have the best cloud service for HCL Domino v12, HCL Sametime v11.6, and HCL DX CF196 to serve your organization best as possible.