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Einfach mal Danke sagen -HCL Master Nominations are open until End of October

 28 Oktober 2019 09:23:37
Diese Auszeichnung ist ein wichtiges und schönes Danke-Schön von HCL, um verdiente Mitglieder der Community auszuzeichnen.

Wir alle profitieren von Blog Posts, Tweets oder Vorträgen. Hierbei muss man bedenken, dass ein Teil der Blogger und auch mancher Referent auf den diversen Veranstaltungen dies freiwillig (meistens in der Freizeit) tut und ihr Wissen so gerne mit Anderen teilt.

Image:Einfach mal Danke sagen -HCL Master Nominations are open until End of October

Nimm dir einfach zwei Minuten Zeit und fülle das Nominierungsformular aus, um sich hierdurch einfach bei einem Mitglied der Community für den Tip oder Blogpost, der im Alltag geholfen hat, zu bedanken.
Jeder durch dich Nominierte wird sich darüber riesig freuen.

Also hier geht es zum Nominierungsformular:

Eine Nominierung ist noch bis zum 31. Oktober 2019 möglich.

Ich habe mich letzte Woche selbst bei drei - vier Personen auf diese Weise bedankt und diese als HCL Master nominiert.

An dieser Stelle nochmals:  Vielen, vielen Dank an diejenigen, die mich die letzten Jahre nominiert haben!

PS: Parallel laufen auch noch IBM Champions Nominierungen. Mit dem Wechsel der Collaboration Produktfamilie zu HCL lege ich persönlichen keinen Wert mehr auf den IBM Champion Status. Von daher - falls mich jemand nominieren möchte, dann würde ich mich über eine HCL Master Nominierung freuen :-)

    New HCL Nomad a.k.a IBM Domino Mobile Apps version 1.0.4 released

     5 Oktober 2019 11:34:57
    With the current update relase v1.0.4 IBM Domino Mobile Apps are know called HCL Nomad.
    Beside the name the logo will change too.

    Image:New HCL Nomad a.k.a IBM Domino Mobile Apps version 1.0.4 released

    There are some cool new features included:

    - Open your personal mail file in Nomad

    - GPS geo location support via LotusScript

    - Preconfiguration of the Nomad app via Mobile Device Management solutions.

    - Integration of panaganda MarvelClient for iOS for FREE!

    Andrew Mandy and Andrew Davis did a great blog post regarding the new features and what's coming next. Hint: HCL Nomad for iPhone and Android tablets

    A detailed description of the new MDM AppConfig settings can be found here:

    FAQ regarding MarvelClient for iOS:

    Christoph Adler from panagenda and myself did together a DNUG hosted webcast this week regarding "What's New in HCL Nomad"

    DNUG-Webcast-WhatsNew-IBMDominoMobileApps_HCL Nomad_2019-10-02

    (Sorry guys the slides are in German)

    Combining the new MDM preconfiguration settings pushed to the app via your existing Mobile Device Management solution  and the power of MarvelClient, you will have an unintended zerro touch rollout and full control of your existing Nomad clients.

    Thank you so much HCL and panagenda for the integration of MarvelClient into Nomad! Well done!

    Known issues regarding Traveler and iOS 13

     3 Oktober 2019 16:24:35
    Today HCL published a Knowledge Base articel, regarding known Traveler and iOS 13 issues.

    The following issues have been identified when running the Apple built-in apps for mail and calendar with a Traveler Server:

    1) Duplicate Sent folder entries


    As of iOS/iPadOS 13.0, Apple devices add an entry to the Sent folder for any emails sent from the Mail app. When the Sent folder is synced, the server entry is added and the device does not remove the original, resulting in a duplicate. HCL development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7337231).


    No workaround is available

    2) Accepting a meeting invitation from the iOS device does not send the response to the server


    If ghosting is disabled on the Traveler server, responding to a calendar notice from an iOS 13 device does not send the response. The meeting accept is reflected on the app but not in the user's notes calendar.   iOS 13.0 and 13.1 do not send MeetingResponse requests to the Traveler server unless the event is ghosted to the calendar. HCL Development has opened an Apple bug for this issue (FB7328175).


    Ghosting is enabled at the Traveler server by default.  

    Check the Traveler server notes.ini parameters for NTS_CALENDAR_GHOSTING_SYNCML and NTS_IOS_CALENDAR_INITIAL_GHOST.  

    If found, make sure that they are set to true.


    Known bugs with the iOS Mail, Calendar, and Contacts app working with the Traveler server are documented here:

    This information is updated once a fix has been verified in a particular Apple iOS release.


    I hope that will Apple together with HCL will fix it soon.

    Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino v2.2 - Just Do SSL

     25 September 2019 12:27:51
    Today we are pleased to announce the new version 2.2.0 of midpoints Let's Encrypt 4 Domino aka LE4D

    Image:Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino v2.2 - Just Do SSL
    LE4D 2.2.0 uses the ACME v2 protocol, based on Java 8, and is supported on Domino 10 and Domino 9.0.1 FP8+ on Windows & Linux.

    What's new in LE4D 2.2.0

    This versionscontains an updated LetsEncrypt agent.

    Let’s Encrypt has introduced a change to its API that requires an update on our side. You must upgrade to v2.2.0 until November 1, 2019 to keep LE4D working.

    Upgrade Instruction

    -        Request the new version here:
                  We are sending out the new version by mail. Please, check your spam folder, if you don't receive it within 15 minutes after sending the request.

    -        Sign the new downloaded Template

    -        Upgrade the database design of your existing LE4D database

    -        Open the database and your existing settings documents once and save them

    If you have any feedback or suggestion, pls. let us know.

    Let' Encrypt !

    IBM Traveler available

     20 September 2019 14:21:35
    Today HCL released Fixpack 2 for  HCL IBM Traveler 10.0.1 (Build 20190904)

    Image:IBM Traveler available

    HCL Traveler is more a maintenance release with a longer list of fixes.
    But it includes updated Apple APNS certificates valid until June 07, 2020, too. The APNS certs shipped with Traveler 10.0.0 expire on October 14, 2019.

    Please note that Traveler does not require Domino 10, but Domino 9.0.1 FP8+ is sufficient. Of course it is always recommended to keep Domino at the latest level.

    Regarding iOS 13 support:
    Built in Mail, Calendar and Contacts applications running on Apple iOS devices using the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Protocol. Apple iOS 10, 11 and 12 are supported by Traveler and later. Apple iOS 13 is supported by Traveler or later.

    Database Schema Update:

    IBM Traveler does include a database schema update. So take care

    Fix List

    Note: IBM Traveler includes all fixes delivered in all previous releases up to and including IBM Traveler in addition to the fixes listed here.

    Details can be found here:

    TRAV-3993        If a Mail-In Database name has a slash in it, the name returned from the lookup includes CN=, OU=, O=, etc.. Trim these identifiers before returning the lookup result to the client for a more human friendly display.

    TRAV-3857        If a Group name has a slash in it, the name returned from the lookup includes CN=, OU=, O=, etc.. Trim these identifiers before returning the lookup result to the client for a more human friendly display.

    TRAV-3854        Update device security record modification time when device approval action is executed so that the security record is returned by API searches for recently changed security records

    TRAV-3787        Unable to open email attachments in Apple mail client or Verse mobile client for certain type of attachments (example, xlsx file types)

    TRAV-3737        Timing gap between stale connection cleanup and connection registration can cause "Traveler did not respond" errors in the console.
                          The gap is small such that this error is rare, so most "Traveler did not respond" errors are caused by some other reason.

    TRAV-3735        Traveler hang due to MISC threads all being orphaned when S/MIME is enabled for large non-S/MIME messages.

    TRAV-3713        Red status due to User null on thread Alarm-XXXX has been running for XX minutes

    TRAV-3610        EMails restored from archive via iNotes do not sync to device

    TRAV-3606        Improve banned document handling for calendar events

    TRAV-3601        Improve mail streaming performance when MIME-version header missing

    TRAV-3560        Add configuration option, NTS_CALENDAR_INITIAL_GHOST_NOTES_ICS, to prevent ghosting and avoid replication issues for notices created by opening .ics email attachments.

    TRAV-3522        Windows 10.x installer doesn't remove uninstall entry for 9.x or earlier

    TRAV-3514        Attachments are stripped from plain text mails sent from IMSMO clients

    TRAV-3475        Content Adapter Exception processing Event with Body of type=Text

    TRAV-3449        A draft mail created on Verse iOS defaults to $KeepPrivate=1 when synchronized with the user's mail file

    TRAV-3448        Allow login name checks to be case insensitive so that user renames that only change the case of some letters also work properly.

    TRAV-3438        Prevent objects over MaxObjSize from syncing on every subsequent sync until deleted, moved to a non-syncing folder or filtered out

    TRAV-3418        tell traveler version reports "running on a VM" when running on real hardware

    TRAV-3387        Improve error handling when schema level is unknown

    TRAV-3279        Performance: avoid reading attachments multiple times during MIME message processing

    TRAV-3247        DB Schema change: Increase the width of the Traveler database's Exchange ActiveSync version column used to store the protocol version when the device is not security compliant

    TRAV-3550        Update APNS p12 files that expire in October 2019

    TRAV-3199        Pushstatus APIs added in V10.0 are now reported in the out
    put from api/traveler

    The installation versions for Traveler 10 are already available for download from HCL Flexnet Portal.

    IMPORTANT - Upgrading HCL Verse for iOS v10-0-7

     13 September 2019 17:07:50
    HCL is planing to release a HCL washed IBM Verse for iOS app with the version number v10.0.7 in the next few days.

    As an administrator you should read the following Technote article HCL published yesterday.

    Be aware that already installed IBM Verse for iOS apps will do a reset of the already synced data and will start an new initial sync. Traveler will handle after the upgrade the device as a new additional device with a new Device-ID.

    The old IBM Verse for iOS Device-ID looked like IBM_IOS_xxxxx. The new HCL Verse for iOS Device-ID will look like HCL_IOS_xxxxx

    If you are using the Traveler device approval function, you will have to approve the "new device" again.

    So be prepared.

    For customers using our midpoints traveler.rules ( ) application will publish an updated version next week, which will handle this and will take care that the "new device" will automatically gets appoved.

    IMPORTANT: Required reading for Administrators - Upgrading from IBM Verse for iOS to HCL Verse 10.0.7 for iOS

    Starting with HCL Verse 10.0.7 for iOS (when it is available), the application is now transferred to an HCL Technologies Apple account and is signed by an HCL-owned certificate.

    Expect the following changes:

    The Verse application is being rebranded to HCL Verse.  Not all references to IBM have been removed in this release.
    The Verse application will no longer be able to access any data that the previous IBM signed versions had stored on the keychain.  Therefore, you will be prompted for your password after you upgrade to 10.0.7 and launch the application for the first time.  If you choose to remove an existing version and then install 10.0.7, then the user will be required to reconfigure the client.  This is not a change in behavior.  However, for reasons stated below, we recommend you upgrade over your previous version of the Verse application.  Note that the same applies when upgrading from the IBM ToDos application to the HCL ToDos application (when available).
    The device ID generated by iOS will change (clients managed by IBM Maas360 and MobileIron are not affected).  Moving to the HCL account caused a change in the development team ID for the IBM Verse application.  This team ID is input to the Apple API that the application uses to generate a unique device ID.  The result is a different device ID which will be used when communicating with the Traveler server (in the form HCL_IOS_xxxxxxxxxx).  After installing 10.0.7, the client application will look like a new device to the Traveler server.  You can see your new device ID on the About screen under Verse settings, the user's Traveler home screen or in the Traveler Administration view.  A new device ID will have the following effects:

    After you install 10.0.7 (either new or as an upgrade), the device will re-sync because Traveler treats the device as a new device because of the device ID change.  You will see all mail in the all folders disappear and then start to re-populate.  There is no way to avoid this re-sync, so plan accordingly.
     A new profile document will be created for the new device ID (HCL_IOS_xxxxxxxxxx) by the Traveler server.  This means all your preferences (things like days to sync, signature, etc) will be set to the defaults. However, if you take the recommended approach of upgrading (installing 10.0.7 over the top of a previous version), the Verse application will recognize the previous install and push all of your local preferences up to the server so that the new profile document is populated with your device preferences rather than the defaults.
    If device approval is enabled on the Traveler server, the IBM Verse client may need to be re-approved depending upon the automatic approval settings.
    The old device id (IBM_IOS_xxxxxxxxxx) will appear in the user's device list until it is either reaped by the Traveler Server due to inactivity or deleted by the Administrator
    The user may see duplicate notifications on the device for a period of time, typically 24 hours from the upgrade, because both the old and new device IDs are active on the server.  There is no way for the new application to tell the server to stop sending notifications for the old device ID.  After that period, the Traveler server will mark the old device as offline and stop sending notifications to the old device ID.

    IBM Verse for Android is not affected by this change.


    17. OpenUserGroup-Westfalen Stammtisch am 24.09.19 in Bielefeld

     29 August 2019 16:39:36
    Bitte schon einmal Vormerken:

    Image:17. OpenUserGroup-Westfalen Stammtisch am 24.09.19 in Bielefeld

    Der 16. OpenUserGroup | Westfalen Stammtisch findet am Dienstag, den 24.09.19 in Bielefeld statt.

    Neben dem "networken" und der Diskussion aktueller Themen in gemütlicher Runde bei einem guten Essen und Kaltengetränken wird ein kurzer Impulsvortrag rund um die HCL Collaboration & Social Produktfamilie gehalten.

    Start ist um 18:00 Uhr:

    Aktuelle News aus der HCL Welt:

    - Notes Domino v11 – New Features

    - HCL Nomad
    - HCL SafeLinx - HCL LEAP
    - Gemeinsame Diskussion  

    Weiter Details zum Stammtisch, der Lokation und der Agenda findet ihr hier: OpenUserGroup | Westfalen

    Neue Mitglieder sind gerne Willkommen. Bitte einfach bei mir melden oder kurz das Kontaktformular ausfüllen: OpenUserGroup | Westfalen - Kontakt

    PS: Wie immer:  Die Veranstaltung selbst ist Kostenfrei - Die verzehrten Speisen und Getränke zahlt jeder Teilnehmer aber selbst.

    Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino v2.1 - Just Do SSL

     12 Juli 2019 08:37:24
    Today we are pleased to announce the new version 2.1.0 of midpoints Let's Encrypt 4 Domino aka LE4D

    Image:Announcing - Lets Encrypt for Domino v2.1 - Just Do SSL
    LE4D 2.1.0 uses the ACME v2 protocol, based on Java 8, and is supported on Domino 10 and Domino 9.0.1 FP8+ on Windows & Linux.

    What's new in LE4D 2.1.0

    -        Multi value field for Domain now supports comma, semicolon and new line as separator.

    -        New Setting: HTML Directory to support custom domino/html directory.

    -        New Restart Option:  Restart of the Domino Server after successfully renewal.

    -        Extended log messages during agent execution.

    -        Agent output will be added and saved in the settings document and can be viewed there.

    -        Added additional hints in the settings form to make it a little bit easier to start using LE4D.

    Upgrade Instruction

    -        Request the new version here:
                   We are sending out the new version by mail. Please, check your spam folder, if you don't receive it within 15 minutes after sending the request.

    -        Sign the new downloaded Template
    -        Upgrade the database design of your existing LE4D database

    -        Open the database and your existing settings documents once and save them

    Regarding Let's Encrypt Wildcard Certificates

    We are getting asked quit often regarding support for Let's Encrypt wildcard certificates and we already have a running prototype, that works really well - but:

    The Let's Encrypt ACME protocol for wildcard certs is using a DNS challenge instead of a HTTP challenge used for a single server certificate.

    We had a running prototype supporting wildcards, but we skipped further development, because you will have to add a TXT-Record with the challenge to your DNS zone.
    The challenge will change with every renewal, so you will have to automate the update of the TXT-Record on your DNS server too.

    The problem here is, that every DNS server solution or hoster provides their own set of APIs to do that. There is no standard DNS API.

    Our own hoster for example does not provide any DNS API for example, only a webfrontend to manage the DNS zone.
    We tried to find a solution by running a local small DNS server integrated into LE4D and to configure a DNS delegation for the ACME DNS challenge pointing to the local DNS server.
    It works yeah! We can get Let's Encrypt Wildcard Certificates issued by LE4D running on your Domino Server and we were able to do automated renewals.

    But the requirements and configurations will be complex. You will have to make changes to your DNS zone (hint: DNS delegation) and open additional firewall rules to allow incoming DNS queries to our local LE4D integrated DNS server. We already started doing a documentation, but it is a longer list of steps and the number of possible error cases are high.

    Because LE4D is for free and we don't make any money with it, the time for support and development to implement and test against all the different DNS API's would costs us to much time and money :-(

    So - at the moment LE4D does not support wildcard certs.

    If you have any feedback or suggestion, pls. let us know.

    Let' Encrypt !

    Domino gehoert nun HCL und das ist gut so

     2 Juli 2019 13:26:08
    Das lange Warten hat ein Ende und jetzt ist es offiziell:

    Seit gestern dem 01.Juli 2019 gehört die IBM Collaboration Produktfamilie (Notes, Domino, Sametime, Connections, Portal, Mobile Connect, ...) nun allein verantwortlich HCL International.
    Der Verkauf wurde bereits am 06.12.2018 angekündigt und hat sich nun doch bis zum 30.06.2019 hingezogen. Die mehr als sechs Monate waren eine komische Zeit:

    HCL durfte nicht über zukünftige geplante Dinge sprechen, obwohl sie bereits daran entwickeln und die IBM durfte auch nicht über Dinge sprechen, die HCL plant.
    Somit war es insbesondere im Connections-Umfeld sehr ruhig in den letzten Monaten.

    Ich freue mich darauf, dass die Zeit des Wartens vorbei ist und es gemeinsam mit HCL vorrangeht.  Wer auf der diesjährigen DNUG in Essen war, hat die Aufbruchstimmung mitbekommen. HCL ist offener, agiler und engagierter als es die IBM in den letzten 10 Jahren je war. Das wachsende HCL-Team steht hinter ihren Produkten und lebt diese auch. Das war unter dem oberen IBM Management anders.

    In dieser Woche sind viele Bekannte alte Lotus Gesichter, die entweder bei der IBM in andere Bereiche gewechselt waren oder die IBM verlassen haben, zu HCL gewechselt:

    Maureen Leland, Stefan Wissels, Bill Wimer, Wes Morgan, Dave Kern, Andre Hagemeier, ...

    Nun was ändert sich:

    Wir als midpoints GmbH sind bereits HCL Partner und in engem Kontakt und Austausch mit HCL. Somit bleiben wir Ihr Ansprechpartner für Notes, Domino, Traveler oder Mobile Connect.
    Wir sind natürlich aktuell weiterhin IBM Business Partner, aber ob wir dies auch noch 2020 sein werden, wird die Zeit zeigen.

    Für Sie als Kunde bleiben Ihre laufenden IBM Software und Wartungsverträge weiterhin gültig, welche in Zukunft aber von HCL erfüllt werden. Ansprechpartner für Neulizenzen ist der HCL Partner Ihres Vertrauens.

    PS: Ich musste das letzte Jahr sehr oft an ein Lied der Einstürzenden Neubauten aus dem Anfang der 90’er Jahre denken: Die Interimsliebenden

    Image:Domino gehoert nun HCL und das ist gut so

    Die Interimsliebenden passt sehr gut, wie die IBM und HCL in vielen Bereichen sehr gut  zusammengearbeitet haben, auf der anderen Seite sich gegeneinander sehr genau beobachtet und belauert haben. Die Interimsliebenden sind nun getrennt und die Zukunft der Collaboration Produkte ist bei HCL in guten Händen.


    10 years netzgoetter blog

     30 Mai 2019 13:52:08
    wow - how time flies. 10 YEARS

    Image:10 years netzgoetter blog

    Today I saw accidentally that I have been running the netzgoetter blog for 10 years now.

    When I started it in 2009, I just wanted to give it a try. On the one hand whether I have something to report regularly and much more importantly whether someone is interested to read it.

    Many thanks to everyone who subscribed to my blog or read it regularly. The 10 years have been a lot of fun for me in any case.

    Although it has become a little quieter here, as I now post more via Twitter, but there are exciting topics in the coming months, which I would like to accompany here as well:

    Professionally it is the upcoming takeover of the IBM Notes Domino business by HCL. A lot of positive things happened here last year and I am looking forward to the things to come.

    In my private life, I am currently very much interested in e-mobility and photovoltaics. I have been driving purely electrically for three months now and love it!
    Next month I will have my solar system with battery storage installed in order to charge my Tesla as CO2 neutral as possible from my own roof.  

    But I'm not sure yet whether I should publish my experiences here or set up a separate new blog for it.

    Thank you so much for your support during the last 10 years

    PS: Since I am often asked, how you can thank me for a hint or solution, I have inserted a Buy-Me-A-Coffee link in the navigation. I'm always available for a cup of coffee :-)