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** UPDATE ** New language kits for Notes 9.0.1 are now available for download

An issue has been identified with the language kits released on December 3rd 2013 for IBM Notes 9.0.1 Social Edition (standard configuration), including "Notes client only" kits and "All clients" kits (Notes/Admin/Designer).

The issue will cause problems applying Interim Fixes (hotfixes) or Fix Packs. All affected kits are being removed from download sites. Root cause has been identified and testing is underway to verify new language kits to be posted by end of December.

What should you do?
If youhave not installed a current kit, IBM recommends waiting for the new kits to be posted. If youhave already installed a current kit, once the new kits are available, it is recommended that you uninstall the current language kit and install the new kit.
Is the issue limited to Notes standard configuration?
Yes, the issue affects all current language kits for Notes 9.0.1 standard configuration, including "Notes client only" kits and "All Clients&qu…

Quick Tip: Server Controller Restart Issues

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Thanks a lot to Chris Miller for sharing this article at socialbiz.

More and more of you should be utilizing the Server Controller feature of IBM Domino server installs for some greater control in function and access to working with the IBM Domino server task engines. However, if the IBM Domino server controller crashes or somehow gets abnormally terminated without a proper "quit controller" command being issued, you may not be able to restart it.


You may attempt to restart the entire operating system to get everything back to normal, but before you take that step, there is another quick trick you could try. After the controller crashes abnormally, navigate to the IBM Domino server data directory. Find the file called .jsc_lock, and delete that file.
It is a remnant lock file on the process that did not get removed due to the server  crashing. Removing this file should allow you to restart the Server Controller normally again and put everything back to normal quickly.


IBM Sametime 9 Gateway cannot create DB2 connection for adding communities

After installing an IBM Sametime 9 Gateway I wanted to configure communities to link them. During the try to add the first ( the internal ) community, I always received the following error:

"Problem by accessing the data source"

So there was a problem for the gateway to establish a connection to the DB2 database. Although the test of the "GatewayDS" returned to be successful.

After opening a PMR ( 31608,999,618 ) I received the information that JMS has to be set for the STGW 9.

This can be done by running the following scripts:


IBM reveals its top five innovation predictions for the next five years

Great article at venturebeat

IBM revealed its predictions for five big innovations that will change our lives within five years.

The IBM “5 in 5″ is the eighth year in a row that IBM has made predictions about technology, and this year’s prognostications are sure to get people talking. We discussed them with Bernie Meyerson, the vice president of innovation at IBM, and he told us that the goal of the predictions is to better marshal the company’s resources in order to make them come true.
“We try to get a sense of where the world is going because that focuses where we put our efforts,” Meyerson said. “The harder part is nailing down what you want to focus on. Unless you stick your neck out and say this is where the world is going, it’s hard to you can turn around and say you will get there first. These are seminal shifts. We want to be there, enabling them.”
In a nutshell, IBM says:
The classroom will learn you.Buying local will beat online.Doctors will use your DNA to keep you w…

IBM Docs V1.0.5 available

IBM released the new version of IBM Docs V1.0.5 with the following enhancements:

New mobile option that connects the Apple iPad to a projector so you can play a slide show for your audience in full screen while seeing your slides, speaker notes, a time and an annotation tool in dual screens.Spreadsheet performance improvements with improved styling of toolbar and menu layout, more multicolumn operations, .xlsx export, 10k row support, additional formulas, and new preference setting to set .xlsx as default format when creating new spreadsheet.Presentation updates include hyperlinks, shape and chart rendering, a new shared slide show mode, .pptx export, and new preference setting to set pptx as default format when creating new presentations.Support for SUSE Linux™ Enterprise Server (SLES)A full overview about the new version can be obtained here:

http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=ca&infotype=an&appname=iSource&supplier=877&letternum=ENUSZP13…

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF2 available

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IBM released a new Interim Fix for IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 including the following APARs:

APAR # Component Abstract LO77372ServerDuplicate sent notices may be sent when decline then accept repeating event.LO77916 Server Some devices with can not be wiped via admin application. LO77999 Server E-mail with large embedded attachment may be slow to sync to mobile device. LO78045 Server Windows Phone device may not show plain text preview for e-mail. LO78158ServerSchema migration may fail when using MS SQL server.LO78185 Server Support of To Do sync by BB 10.2.1 and later devices. LO78212 Server User with no devices registered can not be deleted from Admin interface.

An overview about all of the APARs can be found here:
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/dominowiki.nsf/dx/Lotus_Notes_Traveler_APAR_listing

What can IBM do to improve the standing of Lotus Notes Domino

An interesting question was posted on LinkedIn from Carsten Hellweger.

I would like to open a discussion about the current image problems IBM is facing with Lotus Notes.
I certainly hope, that some relevant IBM Lotus represantative will join or read the discussion.
Right now we are facing questions like:

• Is Lotus Notes dead or dying
• Should we migrate mail to MS Exchange or other
• Will we be the last to use Lotus Notes

We can all Point out various reasons why Lotus Notes is the better platform, but the users and especially the decision makers don't understand.
We are after all back to square one as around 2002 when IBM announced that Lotus Notes will be replaced by Websphere. We are 11 years down the road, still there and still IBM is not pointing out what the strength of Lotus Notes is but is still trying to run after the hypes (currently called social).
I think there is still a strong market for the product but we can only harvest it, if the image is right.

Issue discovered with language kits for IBM Notes 9.0.1 Social Edition (standard configuration)

IBM Technote

An issue has been identified with the language kits released on December 3rd 2013 for IBM Notes 9.0.1 Social Edition (standard configuration). ContentAn issue has been identified with the language kits released on December 3rd 2013 for IBM Notes 9.0.1 Social Edition (standard configuration), including "Notes client only" kits and "All clients" kits (Notes/Admin/Designer). The issue will cause problems applying Interim Fixes (hotfixes) or Fix Packs. All affected kits are being removed from download sites. Root cause has been identified and testing is underway to verify new language kits to be posted by end of December.
What should you do? If youhave not installed a current kit, IBM recommends waiting for the new kits to be posted. If youhave already installed a current kit, once the new kits are available, it is recommended that you uninstall the current language kit and install the new kit.

Is the issue limited to Notes standard configuration…