Monday, November 12, 2018

IBM Verse On-Premises 1.0.5 IF1 how install it , why and how verifiy VOP version installed on your server

IBM has released on Fixcentral VOP 1.0.5 IF1 that address loading issue on Domino 9.0.1 environments.
After the release date I have setup VOP 1.0.5 on 2 servers , V10.0 where was working correctly and V9.0.1IF3 where I got the issue ( now fixed! )

This package include the new file core- that needs to be copied over the previous core*.jar file included in 1.0.5 package:
  • tell http q
  • copy  core- in VOP setup dir and delete the older one
  • load http

This update reminded me that could be helpful know the VOP version installed on a Domino server.

If you like to have this info, right click on a VOP page, click on "inspect " and go to the browser console to see the Build version

In this case 1.0.5 and 1.0.5 IF1 has the same build number but this could confirm in any way the correct setup  ( here the related IBM Technote)

BuildVerse On-premises version
12812-2521.0.0.1 IF1
14893-3441.0.2 IF1
16368-4391.0.4 IF1
*Note this is the same as 1.0.5 as the client code has not been updated*
1.0.5 IF1

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

IBM Verse on Premises 1.0.5 is out and it's a HUGE update !!

IBM has released today VOP 1.0.5 and the related part-nuber is  CNWQ5ML .

I love to talk about this release because in my opinion is a HUGE update with a lot of useful features:

  • When a user files an email, Verse On-Premises can suggest folders to use based upon the user's previous selections and content contained in the email.
  • When composing an email, a user has the option to mark the email as confidential in the subject line.
  • The email compose window has a minimize and restore button that enables users to view other emails while composing a new message. This enhancement eliminates the need for users to save an email being composed as a draft while checking other email.
  • The option to empty the trash is readily available at the top of the folder or inbox.
  • The calendar can display a second time zone in the right margin, providing quick access to meeting times for two different zones.
  • The calendar view can be printed.
  • Click to chat capabilities are enhanced with an option to register a custom extension for a user-preferred chat client.
  • Extensibility and customization enhancements that enable clients to tailor the experience to meet the needs of the organization include:Color and theme modifications
  • Support for adding a submenu in the navigation bar
  • Support for optional integration with Gravatar for display pictures in the Important to Me bar, and Business Cards
  • Calendar preview capability enables the administrator to configure Verse On-Premises to preview the ongoing enhancements to the calendar experience. This capability is off by default.

My top 3 features of this release are the calendar enhancements, the customization enanchements (css themes and colors) and the integration with gravatar service. that is a standards service for online avatar images based on email resolution.

To enable gravtar integration you have to enable the following notes.ini


and VOP will start to check the service to resolve the pics of the contacts ( below my pics and Wordpress pic resolved from gravatar, without IBM Connections profiles integration)

Another useful notes.ini it's the following to enable the new calendar event design preview


Another awesome new it's customers doesn't needs to upgrade Domino to V10 but 9.0.1 FP9+ could be enough:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux® and Windows™ Server 64-bit systems are supported.

The following are required:
  • IBM® Domino® V9.01, Feature Pack 9, or later 
  • IBM Connections™ V5.5, or later

Here at this link you could find the announcement letters with more details and here you could find the complete what's new with the related info and screenshots.

In my opinion if you have a Domino Server supported ,  this upgrade it's a must have !

P.S This is not all ! VOP 1.0.6 it's planned late in this year and will include the ICS calendar support! 

Friday, October 19, 2018

The new hub for IBM Collaboration solutions it's here :

During past days , IBM has announced  a new Community named " IBM Collaboration Solutions Community " that should become the new hub regarding ICS , with news , events, training .

This community is build over a cloud instance of IBM Connections with ICEC , so customers and users could touch what it's possible build with this products.

The access of the community is free , if you are customers, business partner or users I strongly suggest to add it to your bookmarks!

Below 2 essential links:

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

JUMP Session for IBM Connections Admin : Understanding and Configuring ElasticSearch for IBM Connections

IBM support has announced another interesting Jump Session, this time regarding the configuration of ElasticSearch on prem for the new Metrics apps and the new type-ahead feature of Files & Communities provided by CR3.

If you are a Connections admin, don't miss this free webinar .

below the details:

  • Topic: Understanding and Configuring ElasticSearch for IBM Connections (on prem)
  • Date: Wednesday, November 14, 2018
  • Time: 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-5 hours) for 60 minutes
  • Announcement page: click here

Monday, October 15, 2018

IBM Connections : Component Pack for Connections 6.0 it's available for download !

Just in time for the Social Connections 14 OGS , IBM has released on fixcentral the new Component Pack

This is an important release because it's sign an architectural change from IBM Cloud Private to Kubernetes with Helm deployments.

Components pack provides the following pieces
  • Customizer
  • Elasticsearch
  • Orient Me
that are used for the new customer app, the new Metrics app and the new Orient me homepage.

Here at this page you could read the technical documentation , here the Update Strategy and here the fixlist.

The upgrade from component pack and it's supportend and require some scheduled downtime.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

IBM Domino , Notes e Traveler V10.0 are now available for download !

As IBM promise yesterday , today IBM Domino V10.0 Notes V10.0 and Traveler V10.0 are available for download  😍

Here in this blog post I have wrote the Notes and Domino part numbers , now it's  Traveler.turn:
  • IBM Traveler v10.0 for Windows English (CNW23EN )
  • IBM Traveler v10.0 for Linux English (CNW24EN )
  • IBM Traveler v10.0 for AIX English (CNW25EN )
IBM Client Application Access 2.0 it's also available (ICAA)
  • IBM Client Application Access v2.0 Windows English (CNW1VEN )
For the beta program partecipants it's also already available the  Domino Appdev pack 1.0 beta.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

IBM Domino V10 and Notes V10 announced ! Welcome back Domino ! #dominoforever

Today IBM during a nice launch event has announced IBM Domino V10 and Notes V10 that will be available for download during next hours! The replay of the event is available here.

This are the first part number available to prepare for your downloads ;-)

Domino V10.0

  • CNW1XEN    IBM Domino 10.0 64 bit for Windows English
  • CNW1YEN    IBM Domino 10.0 64 bit for AIX English
  • CNW1ZEN    IBM Domino 10.0 64 bit for Linux English

Notes V10.0

  • CNW1REN    IBM Notes 10.0 Basic Configuration for Windows English
  • CNW1SEN    IBM Notes 10.0 for Windows English
  • CNW1WEN    IBM Notes, Domino Designer and Admin Client 10.0 for Windows English

IBM has also launched a huge marking campain for licenses so if you need to renew your license or you need to buy some more , please visit the following link and you will not be disapponted !


Today was announce also IBM Domino Mobile Apps (Notes on iPad ) that should be available at the end of October and Domino App Dev pack ( NodeJS inhtegration ) that should be available in early access beta very soon.

Last useful link the knowledge center link with the technical documentation