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IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP2 IF3 available

On December 19th, IBM released a new Interim Fix for IBM Domino 9.0.1FP2, which includes the 
fix for an open Poodle Attack possibility.

Further informations can be found on the official website.

The IF3 can be downloaded on IBM Fix Central.

Additionaly there has been included a new NOTES.INI parameter:

DISABLE_SSLV3=1

This setting will disable SSL V3 completely. But you should be sure if you want to completely disable SSL V3.

Open Mic Webcast: Upgrading to IBM Connections 5.0

Join members of the IBM Connections team as they share information on Upgrading to IBM Connections 5.0. After a presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask our panel of experts questions.

Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM Connections Meetings Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.

Topic: Upgrading to IBM Connections 5.0
Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EST (16:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-5 hours) for 60 minutes

Further informations ( like dial-in numbers ) can be found here

IBM Notes Traveler and "iCal embedded" Calendar Entries

I had the issue, that appointments from an IBM Connections Community, which are embedded via an iCal link are not getting synched to a mobile device.

After opened a PMR I received a fix for IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF7 where those appointments also are synchronized to the mobile device.

So if you use the iCal feature for e.g. Community appointments you should open a PMR and reference to PMR 78198,010,618.

IBM ECM Plug-In in Notes 9 Sidebar

The users can browse and search in their ECM repositories using the same interactions as they already know from the IBM Content Navigator web application. They can also seamlessy work with the favorites they have defined on their IBM Content Navigator desktop.

The users can add or move emails to the ECM repositories using simple drag and drop operations. Furthermore they can copy attachments to the ECM repositories. With this features the users are able to both reduce the size of their Notes databases and can easily share relevant informations
with multiple people.

Please read all of the advantages in the attached PDF !!


Hide informations about private meetings from the Domino Resource Database

Thanks to Chris Miller for posting this very helpful information on SocialBiz.Org.

Private meeting information is showing up in the calendar entry in the Rooms and Resource database. Is there a way to prevent meetings that are marked as Private to not have the information show up in the Rooms and Resources database?

Unfortunately this is a known issue. The great news is there is a solution for this problem.  IBM has had a recommendation since 7.0.3 to place a server side notes.ini variable to place a new descriptor in the database so as to not show any potential private data from entries marked Private.

RNR_MAKE_TOPIC_PRIVATE=1

    This .ini setting causes any new "Private" entry to display in the R&R database as:
    [** Private entry. The description is not available for display. **]

    The subject of the reservation will stay private in the R&R database even when using the document's Properties dialog box to view the Subject field. The chair can see the Subject…

Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about SSL and Certificates

Join Paul Johnson and other members of the IBM Domino team for an Ask the Experts session titled "Ask us anything about SSL and Certificates." We'll begin the session with a short demo or presentation but the main focus of the session is Q&A. So bring your questions!

Topic: Ask the Experts session: Ask Us Anything About SSL and Certificates
Date: Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM EST for 60 minutes
Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178
Webcast Password:  webcast


For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27044211

Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to Technote 7044211 soon after the event.

SAMETIME 9.0 LATEST PUBLISHED VERSIONS

Great thanks to Martin Leyrer ( https://www.facebook.com/leyrer?fref=nf ) for posting this information.

Here you can find the latest fixes for IBM Sametime 9.0 with direct links to the fixes:

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21688304&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSKTXQ&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSKTXQ-_-E

A great site !! Thanks, Martin !!

IBM releases social collaboration tool Verse

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In the end of Q1/2015 IBM will release the "freemium" version of IBM Verse.

IBM has announced its new ‘freemium’ social collaboration Verse that uses built-in analytics to retrieve information from a range of services.



Verse integrates email, meetings, calendars, file sharing, instant messaging and social updates through a single collaboration environment.

It features ‘faceted search’ which enables users to retrieve information they’re seeking across all the types of content within their email.

Verse’s built-in analytics provide an ‘at-a-glance’ view that surfaces an individual’s most critical actions for the day.

By learning unique employee preferences and priorities over time, it provides instant context about a given project as well as the people and teams collaborating on it.

“The convergence of analytics, cloud, social and mobile technologies is not just impacting our personal lives, it’s profoundly changing how we work,” said Bob Picciano, Senior Vice President, IBM Informat…

Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about Notes/Domino Security

Keith Wooten will begin the session with a demo on deleting a person and its impact on ID vault. We'll then open up for your questions on the topic of Notes/Domino security.

Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM Connections Meetings Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session. Follow us on Twitter @IBM_ICSsupport.

Topic: Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about Notes/Domino Security
Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM EST for 60 minutes
Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2877-4178
Webcast Password:  webcast

For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043975

Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to Technote 7043975 soon after the event.

Google Nexus 9 update to Android 5.0 can cause Notes Traveler to stop working

Flash (Alert)
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21690808&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-_-E

If a user has installed Notes Traveler on a Google Nexus 9 device, and has also chosen the external storage option, then upgrading the device to Android 5.0 (Lollipop) can cause Notes Traveler to crash and become non-functional.
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This is a known, open issue with the Android 5.0 upgrade on Google Nexus 9 devices wherein the underlying database code identifies files as read only when they are not. This issue can cause Notes Traveler to crash and not work at all after the OS update.

To avoid this issue:

-- Option 1: Postpone updating the device to Android 5.0 until the issue is resolved.
-- Option 2: Prior to updating the OS, uninstall Notes Traveler and then reinstall choosing the internal storage option.

To recover from the issue:

For a device that has already updated and is experiencing crashes, uninstall Notes Traveler and then reinst…

Use and Adoption of IBM Connections: State of the Market 4Q2014

A good friend of me - Michael Sampson - generated a very intersting report about the "Use and Adoption of IBM Connections".

The report includes the results of a global survey and can be downloaded here.

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF7 available

IBM released the IF7 for IBM Notes Traveler. Currently there´s no fix list available, but all the troubles coming with the sync of attachments with special characters should be fixed with IF7.

IF7 can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central:

http://www-933.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFixes?parent=ibm~Lotus&product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Notes+Traveler&release=9.0.1&platform=All&function=all


IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP2 IF1 available for download

Yesterday IBM released the Interim Fix 1 for IBM Domino 9.0.1 FP2 including support for TLS 1.0 and a patch for a possible Poodle attack.

The followings SPRs are included in IF1:

ITDL9PWMFU  CVE-2014-3566 - SSLv3 POODLE (Padding     
  Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption)
  (technote 1687167)





KLYH9Q3L4V  Add support for TLS 1.0 inboundKLYH9Q4KQ5  Add HTTP support for TLS 1.0DKEN9N8T3M  Remove weak SSL/TLS CipherSpecsGFAL9PVDN8  SSLv2 not disabled for IMAPYDEN8RNH22  Enhancement Request: Support for TLS   
  specifically for SMTPPALT9P8JDG  XPage Mobile Controls Fail On iOS 8KKIL9N4NXS  Update Ckeditor to 4.4.3 or later

Comparison of Collaboration Software

Source: ibm.com

An overview about the leading collaboration solutions. 

Engage anytime, anywhere with employees, customers and citizens
IBM enterprise social software provides business collaboration capabilities including communities, profiles, file-sharing, blogs, wikis, bookmarks, content management, IM, online meetings, audio and video chat, email, calendaring and more. Delivered on cloud, on premises or as a hybrid, it integrates with what you have today—and will have tomorrow.

Take a look at the comparison here

Ask the Experts session: Managing Domino - Admin Client, AdminP, and Policies

Join subject matter experts from the IBM Domino team for an Ask the Experts Q&A session titled "Managing Domino - Admin Client, AdminP, and Policies." We'll begin the session with a short demo or presentation but the main focus of the session is Q&A. So bring your questions! 


Topic: Managing Domino - Admin Client, AdminP, and Policies 
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014 
Time: 11:00 AM EST for 60 minutes 
Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178
Webcast Password:  webcast 


For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here:http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043194

Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to technote 7043194 soon after the event.  

Twitter and IBM Form Global Partnership to Transform Enterprise Decisions

IBM News room: https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/45265.wss?ce=&ct=&cmp=&cm=&cr=&ccy=

SAN FRANCISCO and ARMONK, NY- 29 Oct 2014: Twitter and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced a landmark partnership that will help transform how businesses and institutions understand their customers, markets and trends – and inform every business decision. The alliance brings together Twitter data that distinctively represents the public pulse of the planet with IBM’s industry-leading cloud-based analytics, customer engagement platforms, and consulting services.

The collaboration will focus on three areas:  

Integration of Twitter data with IBM analytics services on the cloud
IBM plans to offer Twitter data as part of select cloud-based services, including IBM Watson Analytics, a new cognitive service in the palm of your hand that brings intuitive visualization and predictive capabilities to business users; and a cloud-based data refinery service that enables application devel…

IBM Connections - Default settings for size limits

In IBM Connections there are 4 predefined policies regarding the size limits for personal files, Communities, ...

You simply can get those values entering the following commands in wsadmin:

wsadmin>execfile("filesAdmin.py")
Files Administration initialized.

wsadmin>FilesPolicyService.browse(sortOption="maximumSize", sortAscending="false", pageNumber=1, itemsPerPage=50)

Here´s the result:

{maximumSize=524288000, title=!Default for Personal Files, id=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000},
{maximumSize=524288000, title=!Default for Community Wikis, id=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000003},
{maximumSize=524288000, title=!Default for Non-Community Wikis, id=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000002},
{maximumSize=524288000, title=!Default for Community Files, id=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000001},
{maximumSize=20971520, title=!Default for Guest Users, id=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000004}]

If you want to change the default size for the personal files f…

IBM will release an interim Fix for SHA-2 support / UPDATE

In the next weeks IBM will release a fix where SHA-2 will be supported and where the POODLE attach will be patched.

Further informations can be found on TN 1418982.

Thanks to IBM ;-)

A great article has been posted by Kramer Reevesregarding the two fixes..

Open Mic Webcast: Getting to know Sametime Community server 9.0 HF1 and Transport Layer Security (TLS)

Join Noam Nussbaum from the IBM Sametime team as he discusses release 9.0 HF1 of the Community server and Transport Layer Security (TLS). 


After a presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask any questions to the several technical experts on hand. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM SmartCloud Meeting Web chat.





Topic: Open Mic Webcast: Getting to know Sametime Community server 9.0 HF1 and Transport Layer Security (TLS) Date: Wednesday, October 29, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM EDT for 60 minutes Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178Webcast Password:  webcast


For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file  for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043664




Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to technote 7043664 soon after the event. 

Ask the Experts session: Ask the experts - All-in-one Admin Tool for agent-based troubleshooting & problem solving

Rene Jenkins is back with a short presentation on the Admin tool and he will quickly open the session up for your questions. 


After the presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions to the technical experts we will have on hand. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM SmartCloud Meeting Web chat. 



Topic: Ask the experts - All-in-one Admin Tool for agent-based troubleshooting & problem solving Date: Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM EDT for 60 minutes Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178 Webcast Password:  webcast 


For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043645 


Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to technote #7043645 soon after the event. 

Ask the Experts session: Everything You Wanted to Know About Domino Mail Routing But Were Afraid to Ask

Join subject matter experts from the IBM Domino team for an Ask the Experts Q&A session titled "Everything You Wanted to Know About Domino Mail Routing But Were Afraid to Ask." We'll begin the session with a short demo or presentation but the main focus of the session is Q&A. So bring your questions! 
Topic: Everything You Wanted to Know About Domino Mail Routing But Were Afraid to Ask Date: Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Time: 11:00 AM EDT for 60 minutes Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178 Webcast Password:  webcast 
For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043196
Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to technote 7043196 soon after the event. 

IBM Connections 5 CR1 available for download

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Not to believe, but have a look >>




CR1 is available for download on IBM Fix Central

There are a lot of new features included in CR1:
Updated file preview design in streamPlay uploaded movies in the streamView full file from thumbnailNew option to repeat events on a monthly basisCopy/Paste images in the rich text editor for Activities@mentions in CCMReporting metrics for CCMAdded support for IBM i , Power 8, and Siteminder 12.5.1
The list of fixes included in CR1 can be found here.

So happy download and installing !!!

Open Mic Webcast: Domino Archiving: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting Techniques

Amy Knox from the IBM Domino team will be on hand to discuss Domino archiving, providing tips for users and ways to troubleshoot issues that might arise.

After a presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions to the technical experts we will have on hand. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM SmartCloud Meeting Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session. 

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Topic: Domino Archiving: Tips, Tricks, and Troubleshooting Techniques
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes

Join the IBM SmartCloud Meeting to view a slide presentation and participate in group web chat: 

https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178
Web conference password: webcast 

Open Mic Webcast: IBM WebSphere Portal Search in a Nutshell

Delivering an exceptional web experience also means providing an exceptional search experience for users and customers of a website. Finding the right information is not only a matter of good relevance, but also providing effective targeting and navigation of the search results. The session will explain the features of WebSphere Portal Search and how to best integrate the search services with WebSphere Portal, Web Content Manager, and social collaboration applications such as IBM Connections along with Tips and Tricks to utilise the best of it.

To learn more about this presentation and how to participate, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043640

Allow up to 60 minutes for the presentation including a live question and answer session. 

A replay of the presentation will be made available here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043640 a few business days after the live event. 

Presentation title: Open Mic Webcast: IBM WebSphere Portal Search in a Nutsh…

Ask the Experts session: Ask Us Anything About Domino Crash and Performance (All Platforms)

Join subject matter experts from the IBM Domino team for an Ask the Experts Q&A session titled "Ask Us Anything About Domino Crash and Performance (All Platforms)." We'll begin the session with a short demo but the main focus of the session is Q&A. So bring your questions! 

Content

Topic:  Ask Us Anything About Domino Crash and Performance (All Platforms) 
Date: Tuesday, 07 October 2014 
Time:  11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes

Further informations and also the ICS file for importing into the calendar can be found here: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27043195
Join the IBM SmartCloud Meeting to view a demo and participate in the group web chat:

https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178
Web conference password: webcast

Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Content Management

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Enterprise content management offerings address a range of user constituencies and business requirements, an increasingly common one being for delivery of personalized content in context. In light of this and other demands, we assess 22 vendors to help you identify the right one for your needs.


IDC: IBM ECM Market Share report. #1 in revenue and market share. IBM continues to dominate with 15.9% share and 7% growth. This is the eighth consecutive year IBM has been ranked #1. 

Forrester: Rethinking ECM report. Use this new Forrester report to help justify new use cases and move the conversation to why you need to buy ECM now. If your client is a Forrester client, you should suggest they schedule a call with Cheryl McKinnon, author of this report. 


Gartner: IBM Takes Steps to Improve the Usability, Consumability and Flexibility of Its ECM Portfolio. This report highlights IBM Content Navigator as well as…

IBM Sametime 9.2.0 for iOS released !!

IBM released the new version of the IBM Sametime Client for iOS devices including the following new functions:

Support for iOS 8This update requires iOS 7.1 or higherBug fixesFiberlink MaaS360 management integrationFederated authentication support for IBM SmartCloudImage transfer support in group chats with proxy server update

IBM also released a new IBM Sametime Meeting Client for iOS with new features:

Continuous-presence audio and video for phones as well as tabletsImprovements to polling including creation of pollsGuest meeting participants can now join room Audio and Video
All clients are ready for downloading on iTunes:

Sametime Client:
https://itunes.apple.com/at/app/id472303810

Sametime Meeting Client:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/ibm-sametime-meetings-for-ios/id516570259?mt=8

Desktop Settings - Settings and Managed Settings

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Today I had to solve a problem at customer site. The customer did some modification of the Java settings, but when saving the desktop settings the modifications they have been reverted to the old values.

After some investigation the problem could be located and fixed ( it was quite easy ):

For example you want to enable the three settings and do not want those settings to be enforced in child policies via the "Miscellaneous" Tab:



If you save the desktop settings document, the values are reverted to "Disable" and to "Enforce".

Solution was quite simple:
Customer had some "Managed Settings" for publishing in the NOTES.INI of the client:

EnableJavaApplets=0, Enforce
EnableLiveConnect=0, Enforce
EnableJavaScript=0, Enforce 

So if you save the document, the settings from the "Managed Settings" overwrite the settings in the "Miscellaneous" Tab. After removing them from the "Managed Settings" everything worked fine again ;-)

Folder wigdet does not get updated after migration to IBM Connections 5

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I did a Side-By-Side migration of an IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 environment to Release 5.

Everything went fine except the folder wiget inside the Community Overview, which always shows the status "updating" like in the screenshot:


After opening a PMR and sending all the traces and logs I received the information, that this is an internal database bug and will be fixed in IC5 CR1 coming in week 39.

So hopefully this issue is getting fixed. But >> IBM Connections 5 CR1 is right ahead !!

IBM Domino Utility Server V9.0.1 adds IBM Notes Browser Plug-in

With the purchase of an IBM Domino Utility Server License you also are allowed to publish the Notes Browser Plugin at no extra charge.

So you´re allowed to host applications for an unspecified number of users ( which also can authenticate against the Domino Directory ) using the Notes Browser Plugin.

Official statement from IBM can be found here >> Announcement Letter

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF6 available on IBM FixCentral

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Today IBM released the new IF6 for IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 including the following fixes:

APAR # Component Abstract LO81050 Server Too many instances of a calendar event may prevent Notes Client from displaying the event. LO81078 Server Reply to meeting notice may get delivery failure if lookup fails for canonical name. LO81115 Android Rotating device during corporate lookup may result in two progress bars. LO81121 Android Compose mail on Android may display as double spaced for the recipient. LO81174 Android Corporate lookup from Contacts app not showing all fields available. LO81208 Android Auto sync may be disabled after upgrade of Android client. LO81358 Android Wipe command for Android shows as pending even though it was executed on device. LO81446 Server Newly registered user may fail to sync all folders with Apple device.

Open Mic Webcast: IBM Serviceability Tool for Sametime

Learn the newest and advanced features of the IBM Serviceability Tool for Sametime to help find issues during your deployment, and production of Sametime.  Learn the tools to use to identify issues on your own, and the tools to use to provide information to Sametime support for faster resolution times. 

Learn how to do the following:

Compare Production and Test environment configurationsCompare configurations over timeValidate ConfigurationEnvironment Configuration Analysis Analyze LogsBest Practices for serviceabilityNeed to call Support, learn what to provide!

After a presentation attendees will be given an opportunity to ask questions. 

Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions through our SmartCloud meeting web chat.  Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.

A replay and a transcript of questions and answers will be posted to the following technote:

Title:     IBM Serviceability Tool for Sametime - 10 September 2014
Doc #:  7042…