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Apple iOS 10 no longer performs full device wipe via Traveler - ActiveSync

 29 September 2016 09:03:48
Today IBM published a Technote, regarding an important change for Apple iOS devices runing iOS 10.

Image:Apple iOS 10 no longer performs full device wipe via Traveler - ActiveSync


Change in Apple iOS 10.x (and later) devices prevents full device wipe via Traveler Web & SmartCloud Notes Administration interfaces


Starting with iOS 10.x, Apple devices no longer support full device wipe through the Exchange ActiveSync Protocol, which prevents the IBM Traveler Web Administration and IBM SmartCloud Notes Administration interfaces from performing a full device wipe. The Wipe Traveler Application and Data feature continues to work as before.

What's changed


Starting with iOS 10.x, Apple devices no longer support using the Remote Wipe feature of the Exchange ActiveSync protocol to perform a full device wipe (sometimes called a device hard reset).

Impacted Features

            Wipe Device action for Apple devices at iOS 10.x (or later) from the IBM SmartCloud Notes Administration interface.
            Wipe Device action with Hard Reset option for Apple devices at iOS 10.x (or later) from the IBM Traveler Web Administration interface.

Note: Although the Apple iOS 10.x device does acknowledge the wipe request, the device does not reset and the IBM Traveler data remains on the device.

Recommended Actions

            Use the Wipe Traveler Data action from the IBM SmartCloud Notes Administration interface to remove all IBM Traveler data from Apple devices at iOS 10.x or later.
            Use the Traveler Application and Data option when performing a wipe action from the IBM Traveler Web Administration interface to remove all IBM Traveler data from Apple devices at iOS 10.x or later.
            Use an MDM provider, such as (...deleted ...your choice...), to manage mobile device security as MDM providers can still perform a full device wipe for Apple devices at iOS 10.x or later.


via IBM Technote:  http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21991360&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mynp=OCSSPS94&mync=E&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-OCSSPS94-_-E

So if you don't use a Mobile Device Management solution already, it is time know to think about. If a device will gets lost you should be able the issue a full device wipe.

Take a look at our own MDM solution midpoints mobile.profiler, which is easy to install, 100% Domino based and can run on top of your existing IBM Traveler server.  


Issue with Traveler 9.0.1.14 regarding invitations

 23 September 2016 13:27:17

One of my customer ran into this issue with 9.0.1.14. 
When you tentative accept a meeting on your mobile device and accept it completely afterwards that change is not updated on the senders invitation. 
The tentative accept remains as the status. 

We have two PMRs and there is a APAR -> LO9030. 

If you did not update your Traveler Servers yet I would stay on 9.0.1.13 which is the first iOS 10 supported release and wait for the fix. 


via Daniel Nashed: http://blog.nashcom.de/nashcomblog.nsf/dx/traveler-9.0.1.14-calendar-issue-tentative-accept.htm


    IBM Traveler and iOS10

     13 September 2016 12:53:56
    IBM Traveler will support Apple iOS 10 devices starting with 9.0.1.13. The current version is 9.0.1.14.

    Image:IBM Traveler and iOS10

    So if you are still running a release < 9.0.1.13 it's time to update your system.


    Apple iOS 10. x support:

                    Supported by IBM Traveler server 9.0.1.13 and later releases.
                    Supported by IBM Connections Cloud Traveler.
                    Supported by IBM Verse 9.3.7 and later applications.
                    Supported by IBM Companion 9.0.13 and later applications.
                    Supported by IBM To Do 9.0.1.12 and later applications.


    via: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21577369


    IBM Traveler 9.0.1.14 available

     7 September 2016 22:02:50
    Today IBM released a new Traveler version called 9.0.1.14 (Build: 201609011443_40).

    Image:IBM Traveler 9.0.1.14 available

    Important: IBM Traveler 9.0.1.14 or later is required if upgrading the Domino server to 9.0.1 FP7 or later on Linux x64 systems.


    See this technote for details: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21990034

    Note: IBM Traveler 9.0.1.14 does not include a database schema update. However if updating from a version prior to 9.0.1.11 there will be a schema update.

    Fixlist:
    APAR # Abstract
    LO89934 Meeting chair may get multiple response notices from invitee who is using Apple native calendar application.
    LO90090 Verbose flag missing from HADR command help display.
    LO90109 Domino API change in 9.0.1 FP7 could cause a server crash on Linux x64 if running IBM Traveler server 9.0.1.13 or earlier release.
    LO90110 Timing issue could cause server crash when checking platform disk status.




    You can download the update as usual on IBM FixCentral.

    An IBM Traveler 9.0.1.14 full installation package, which will be available by September14, 2016 on Passport Advantage, can be used to upgrade any previous Traveler server or to install a new environment.


    DNUG Fachgruppe Mobile - IBM Traveler Day

     24 August 2016 15:29:03
    Die DNUG Fachgruppe Mobile bietet einen kompakten, praxisnahen Workshop sowohl für DNUG-Mitglieder als auch für Nichtmitglieder rund um IBM Traveler an.

    Image:DNUG Fachgruppe Mobile - IBM Traveler Day

    Termin:

    Mittwoch, der 28.09.2016 - 09:00-16:30


    Ort: Fulda

    In Rahmen des eintägigen Workshops wird nach einer kompakten Traveler Einführung im Detail auf die Fragestellung eingegangen:

    Wie kann Traveler insbesondere bei wachsender Benutzer-/Geräteanzahl performant und ausfallsicher betrieben werden?  

    Geplante Agenda:
    - Traveler Basics (Grundlagen, Commands, Logs)
    - Traveler - What's New & Ausblick
    - IBM Verse App - Pro & Contra
    - Traveler HA (Skalierbarkeit & Ausfallsicher)
    - IBM Mobile Connect
    - Gemeinsame Diskussion und Informationsaustausch  

    An dem Tag soll das Thema Informationsaustausch und Best Practices nicht zu kurz kommen und soll im Sinne einer Fachgruppe / Arbeitskreises auch dem Informationsaustausch der Teilnehmer untereinander dienen.

    Von daher sind alle (auch nicht DNUG Mitglieder) herzlich eingeladen, an dem Workshop teilzunehmen. Die Kosten für DNUG Mitglieder betragen lediglich 59,00 Euro zzgl. MwStr. zur Deckung der Bewirtungskosten.
    Der Workshop wird von mir und Jürgen Bischof geleitet und wir würden uns auf jeden Fall auf ein Treffen in Fulda freuen.

    Hinweis: Falls jemand spezielle Fragen oder Probleme hat, die im Workshop angesprochen werden sollen. Bitte mir diese Punkte im Vorfeld gerne schicken, dann schaue ich, ob diese noch in die Agenda aufgenommen werden können.

    Link zur Anmeldung: hier


    IBM Traveler 9.0.1.13 available

     17 August 2016 18:34:25
    Today IBM released a new Traveler version called 9.0.1.13 (Build: 9.0.1.13 201608121241_40).

    Image:IBM Traveler 9.0.1.13 available

    There is beside others one issue fixed, which was raised with 9.0.1.12:

    Meeting chair may receive multiple notices from attendee who processes notice on an Apple Native Calendar application.

    Note: IBM Traveler 9.0.1.13 does not include a database schema update. However if updating from a version prior to 9.0.1.11 there will be a schema update.

    Fixlist:
    APAR # Abstract
    LO82881 Domino server may crash if $NTTrack field is corrupted.
    LO89471 Traveler invitee status may be incorrect if using mixed case internet addresses.
    LO89606 Number of recipients limited to 100 when sending mail from a mobile device.
    LO89745 Traveler server enters constrained state when load balancing a large number of users.
    LO89772 Meeting chair may receive multiple notices from attendee who processes notice on an Apple Native Calendar application.
    LO89840 IBM Verse mobile application fails to download entire mail for very large mail documents.
    LO89952 Deleted device still present in the Web Administration UI after the 30 day reap interval.
    LO89954 E-mail not in sent folder on mobile device when user sends and files an e-mail in Notes client.





    You can download the update as usual on IBM FixCentral.

    An IBM Traveler 9.0.1.13 full installation package, which will be available by August 25, 2016 on Passport Advantage, can be used to upgrade any previous Traveler server or to install a new environment.

    Lifecycle policy for Notes & Domino 9.0.x and 9.0.1 Fixpack 7

     30 Juli 2016 18:22:59
    Yesterday evening IBM published a blog post to let us know that there will be an official announcement in September 2016 with an update to the lifecycle policy for IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.x.

    Here is the log post:
    Update coming soon to the lifecycle policy for Notes & Domino 9.0.x

    Image:Lifecycle policy for Notes & Domino 9.0.x and 9.0.1 Fixpack 7

    This post is to let you know that there will be an official announcement by IBM in September 2016 with an update to the lifecycle policy for IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.x.  

    IBM remains committed to Notes and Domino and has recently released additional functionality, including IBM Client Application Access and IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook.  We also plan to release IBM Verse On-Premises later this year.  

    In the meantime, note that the next release of Notes/Domino will be 9.0.1 Fix Pack 7, which is scheduled for release this September (details available in the Fix List).


    via IBM Collaboration Solutions Support Blog

    We are waiting for a while for such a statement. I am looking forward for this and we will see what will happen in September.


    IBM Traveler 9.0.1.12 available

     13 Juli 2016 21:03:55
    Today IBM released a new Traveler version called 9.0.1.12 (Build: 201607061004_20).

    Image:IBM Traveler 9.0.1.12 available

    9.0.1.12 brings this new feature:


    > IBM Traveler 9.0.1.12 now adds reverse proxy support with Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) to the already existing forwarding proxy support.

    Note: IBM Traveler 9.0.1.12 does not include a database schema update. However if updating from a version prior to 9.0.1.11 there will be a schema update.

    Fixlist:
    APAR # Abstract
    LO87689 Invitee status not updated on Mobile device when external invitee responds.
    LO88807 Add the immediately remove invitee from invite on mobile device may not remove the invitee.
    LO88916 Invitee status not updated on Outlook client when external invitee responds.
    LO88950 Event still appears ghosted on mobile device after process an info update from ghosted entry.
    LO89057 Upgrade install technology to prevent MS Windows DLL Loading vulnerability.
    LO89097 Traveler device may display EnterSendTo field if SendTo empty for non-draft message.
    LO89287 Warning message for NumberFormatException for empty string should be Info log message and not a warning.
    LO89357 Update to prevent XML External Entities Injection vulnerability.
    LO89358 Same full name contact could sync wrong contact photo.
    LO89421 Ghosted entry for non-repeating event Cancel notice may show additional options on mobile device.
    LO89499 APNS notifications for IBM Verse for iOS may be in English instead of device preferred language.
    LO89501 Attachments and in-line images missing content header may not sync to mobile device.
    LO89540 Traveler Utility application should warn if attempting to change the DB2 user name as this may change the schema name as well.
    LO89543 Prevent device from renaming folder to null string.
    LO89544 Accept reschedule of non-repeating event from ghosted entry on Apple iOS Calendar application may not take effect on server.





    You can download the update as usual on IBM FixCentral.

    An IBM Traveler 9.0.1.12 full installation package, which will be available by July 21, 2016 on Passport Advantage, can be used to upgrade any previous Traveler server or to install a new environment.


    IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.11 available

     18 Mai 2016 21:36:35
    Today IBM released a new Traveler version called 9.0.1.11 (Build: 201605161610_40).

    Image:IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1.11 available

    9.0.1.11 brings this two new features:

    > Ghosting of initial invitations on ActiveSync devices
    > Database transaction throttling - IBM Traveler servers will now limit the number of and speed of database transactions created

    Fixlist:
    APAR # Abstract
    LO85585 Throttle database connections for increased performance.
    LO86909 Ghost initial invitations to devices using ActiveSync protocol.
    LO88168 Ghosted invitation not removed from mobile device when declined from iNotes.
    LO88210 Verse application on iOS receives push notification after edit mail on device.
    LO88234 Edit of repeating event from Apple iOS 9.2.1 Calendar application may loose location information.
    LO88259 E-mail in MIME format may not render correctly on mobile if document missing charset in header.
    LO88295 Traveler cleanup can not cleanup renamed users data.
    LO88369 Busy time still shows busy after declining an invitation from mobile.
    LO88380 Apple native e-mail application may resync data after encountering expected attachment sync error.
    LO88392 Unable to load Traveler task on SUSE 10 server.
    LO88430 Traveler server records extra replica server if replica IDs are nearly identical.
    LO88452 Limit error logging for Mime attachments that have no data.
    LO88527 A database transaction is held open for a long time resulting in transaction log full error.
    LO88528 A folder may stop syncing to mobile after replacing the mail file template.
    LO88590 Allow delete from mobile when user over quota to help get back under quota.
    LO88593 DBAccountsCheck may not cleanup account if account has an invalid hash value stored.
    LO88654 Move to trash fails after derby to DB2 data migration.
    LO88655 Attachment with excessively long file name may not sync to mobile device.
    LO88715 Notes Doc link may not work in Companion application.
    LO88860 Particular e-mail or calendar event not found on mobile device due to timing scenario when load balancing a user.



    You can download the update as usual on IBM FixCentral.


    DNUG Fachgruppe Mobile laedt ein zum IBM Notes Traveler Workshop

     6 Mai 2016 13:07:16
    Die DNUG Fachgruppe Mobile bietet im Anschluss an die DNUG Konferenz einen kompakten praxisnahen Workshop sowohl für DNUG-Mitglieder als auch für Nichtmitglieder rund um IBM Notes Traveler an.

    Image:DNUG Fachgruppe Mobile laedt ein zum IBM Notes Traveler Workshop

    Termin:

    Freitag, der 03.06.2016 - 09:00-15:00


    Ort: Rieckhof-Kulturzentrum Hamburg-Harburg

    In Rahmen des eintägigen Workshops wird nach einer kompakten Traveler Einführung im Detail auf die Fragestellung eingegangen:

    Wie kann Traveler insbesondere bei wachsender Benutzer-/Geräteanzahl performant und ausfallsicher betrieben werden?  

    Geplante Agenda:
          •        IBM Notes Traveler Konzept & Funktionsweise
          •        Aufbau einer Traveler Hochverfügbarkeitsumgebung
          •        Benötigte Komponenten (Load Balancer, Datenbank Backend, ...)
          •        Besonderheiten beim Betrieb einer HA Umgebung
          •        Tips & Tricks
          •        Gemeinsame Diskussion und Informationsaustausch  

    An dem Tag soll das Thema Informationsaustausch und Best Practices nicht zu kurz kommen und soll im Sinne einer Fachgruppe / Arbeitskreises auch dem Informationsaustausch der Teilnehmer untereinander dienen.

    Von daher sind alle (auch DNUG nicht Mitglieder) herzlich eingeladen, an dem Workshop teilzunehmen. Der Workshop wird von mir geleitet und ich würde mich auf jeden Fall auf ein Treffen in Hamburg Harburg freuen.

    Hinweis: Falls jemand spezielle Fragen oder Probleme hat, die im Workshop gerne angesprochen werden sollen. Bitte mir diese Punkte im Vorfeld schicken, dann schaue ich, ob diese noch in die Agenda aufgenommen werden können.

    Link zur Anmeldung: https://www.eventbrite.de/e/dnug-workshop-ibm-notes-traveler-day-tickets-25193573657