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Cool stuff in Notes/Domino 12.0.1 beta 2

Friday, October 8, 2021 at 10:04 PM UTC
It's amazing how HCL manages to surprise me every time they release a new version of Notes and Domino and this is even true with beta versions. There is so much stuff added in the latest beta 2 to the prior one that I can't even show everything after playing around with it for some days. I have to skip the latest additions to DQL and the new Query Results Processor (QRP) for now since t [...] 

Nominate your HCL Ambassador 2022

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:45 PM UTC
It's the time of the year again to show appreciation to people who contributed and shared their knowledge about HCL Digital Solutions products with you. So please take some time to nominate them to be an HCL Ambassador! Being an HCL Ambassador has many benefits: we learn about products, future plans and other insights directly from HCL. Though we may not be allowed to share this right [...] 

Want to try new HCL Notes betas on Windows? Good luck!

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at 7:21 PM UTC
This post is a result of a several hours lasting struggle to get the latest beta 2 of HCL Notes/Designer/Admin installed on a dedicated VM. When the beta 2 was released a few days back I instantly downloaded every package available. I upgraded a Docker container for the server on my local machine (macOS) within 5 minutes. The client - well this is a different story for me every time, also with [...] 

HCL Domino Volt 1.0.4 - new UI and some essential features

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at 11:10 PM UTC
HCL released version 1.0.4 of HCL Domino Volt, the low-code platform that runs on your Domino server. I had the chance to be part of an internal call in June this year when the team shared some new ideas about a new UI and the complete makeover of the workflow editor. The latter did not make its way into the new release, yet, but the new UI did. Version 1.0.4 comes with some improvements [...] 

Dark Mode for your Website

Monday, September 27, 2021 at 7:08 PM UTC
The amount of websites that adapt to your computer's preferred visual mode is increasing. Today I added this useful feature to my website. If you use an operating system that changes colors and visuals according to the time of the day to make reading at night time more comfortable then you already benefit from this. I am using macOS and iOS and both can adapt their color scheme to the dayli [...] 

Nachhaltige WertePost in german language / Artikel in deutscher Sprache

Monday, August 9, 2021 at 7:46 PM UTC
Wenn man heutzutage von Nachhaltigkeit oder Wertigkeit spricht, dann meint man Dinge und Produkte, die mehr als 2-5 Jahre ihren Dienst verrichten. Wer aus meiner Generation stammt, der kann darüber nur lachen - und sollte doch weinen. Denn: was früher quasi für die "Ewigkeit" gebaut wurde und dann auch an spätere Generationen weiter vererbt wurde, der schaut heute in [...] 

HCL Domino Volt - a set of 5-minute videos

Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 7:32 AM UTC
HCL published a neat series of short videos for various topics you may find helpful when developing with HCL Domino Volt. [...] 

Quick-Tip: Solving a problem enabling the "Alternate From" feature in Mail v12

Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 12:01 PM UTC
We are preparing a demo of all the nice features of Domino 12. When we tried to set up the new "Alternate From Feature" in a Mail-In database, we encountered the following problem when you try to hit that little checkbox to enable this feature: The database was defined as mail-in database in the directory and the router config was updated (this by the way has nothing to do with th [...] 

Quick-Tip: "unstable" XPages app using plugins (e.g. ODA)

Wednesday, June 2, 2021 at 5:48 PM UTC
I experienced a weird behaviour with an XPages app this evening: it runs perfectly for a while and then suddenly it stopped with an error 500 "unresolved compilation error". Server is V12, ODA ist the latest 11.something. Using the template to update the app fixed the issue for a while - to be re-occurring after a bit. What happens here? Simple answer: the "client" [...] 

Notes & Domino 12 is here

Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9:43 AM UTC
For those of you who are not on Twitter or Slack: 11 days prior to the official launch event on June 7, HCL released version 12 of Notes and Domino, including all language packs, add-ons, Traveler and also a new Docker image. Packages are available on FlexNet if you have a valid Collaboration entitlement. Also, HCL release version 1.0.0 of HCL Nomad Web - I don [...]