Wednesday, May 5, 2021

HCL Connections 7.0 - cumulative fix CFix.7.0.2105 released

HCL has released a new big, cumulative fix named CFix.7.0.2105 . This new cumulative fix include the previous cumulative fix released last Feb , and cloud be installed on Cnx GA or with that cf installed.


Here at this page you could find the list of the corrections included.


The only requirement for this fix is to use the updated update installer  HCL Connections V7.0 Update Wizard (2104)

Friday, April 23, 2021

HCL Connections - how fix bad request error when login with Spnego SSO enabled

One of my HCL Customers has reported the following error


Bad Request
Your browser sent a request that this server could not understand.
Size of a request header field exceeds server limit.


when some users was trying to login. 

Connections was not loaded at all, and the HTTP error appeared.
After some investigations we have set this setting on the IBM HTTP server:

LimitRequestFieldSize 12288


in some case , with Spnego SSO enabled a very large cookie could be generated and the default value of this setting ( 8190 bytes ) could not be enough to guarantee the login.


If you like to know more about this , please read the following IBM Technotes:




Friday, April 16, 2021

HCL Connections & Microsoft 365 - new integration video

Some days ago HCL has run an interesting webinar about integrations between HCL Connections and Microsoft 365. 

If you are interested to about how  Connections could perfectly work with that service, please check the video below ! 


Friday, April 2, 2021

The Countdown to the New Domino & Sametime begins ! Save the date!!!!!!!

HCL has announced the event launch for  Domino 12  and Sametime on June 7, 2021.

Save the date,  go to this link and reserve your seat, the first 1200 registrants get a special #PoweredbyDomino gift :-) . 



The new features introduced until now into the beta program are exiting , I can't wait to have the gold release shipped ! 

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

HCL Connections Desktop Plugin logs idea

HCL Connections has a lot of fantastic features, and one of this is the availability of the HCL Desktop plugins that allow the users to work directly with files from their desktop, windows or macOS , without using the browser.


This usually works well, but sometimes there might be issue ,and the only way to trace the issue client side is using the DlTrace.exe that monitor the calls and allow the admin to save and analyze what happens  or also use an external  tool like fiddler for deeper troubleshooting

The issue start when the issue is difficult to be reproduced and the users are supposed to work all day with DlTrace.exe open to be able to collect the logs.

To avoid this issue I've created a feature request to enable the desktop plugin to produce background logs , at least when it needed.


This is the link of the idea:


https://connections-ideas.hcltechsw.com/ideas/IDEACNCTNS-I-1956


If you think like me, this could help, please vote the idea so it could be considered to be implemented in a future release. 

Thursday, March 18, 2021

HCL Webinar - Breaking Down the Silos between HCL Connections and Microsoft 365

One of the most interesting features of the Connections 7.0 release is the availability of new integrations with MS Teams, Office, SharePoint and Outlook. 


HCL will go deeper in this topic during a webinar scheduled for Wednesday April 7th, 2021 – 10am EDT


If you are interested, please reserve your seat at this page.

Tuesday, March 9, 2021

LetsConnect .. Connects ! New webinar announced for the 16th March

The LetsConnect user group has announced a new webinar for the next week ( March 16 3pm CET ) 




The webinar agenda will cover the following topics:

  • HCL Connections news
  • HCL client Advocacy program for HCL Connections
  • Connections communities design features and trick on V 7.0
  • Q&A and feedback for new topics for next webinars

This kind of webinars are intended to be repeated every 2 month , please go to the registration page and reserve your seat !