divToday as I was tinkering with my iPhone Contacts, I decided to click the quot;Groupsquot; button at the top left of my Contacts screen. After scrolling down, I see a listing for quot;GBS Global Address Listquot; under my GBS Lotus Notes Traveler account. Of course, for those who are not familiar with the term, a quot;global address listquot; is what an Active Directory directory is called (and since Lotus Notes Traveler on iOS is configured as an Exchange ActiveSync account, iOS believes it to be a GAL)./divdiv /divdivWhen I click into that, I just get a Search box at the top of the screen. So I type in quot;Chrisquot; and I get a page of hits for people with first or last names starting with Chris - such as Christian, Christine, Christina, and Chris. If I select one of the names, I get the persons contact information as entered in the Domino Directory (name, title, numbers, email address)./divdiv /divdivUpon finding this (in the extremely awkward setting of groups), I searched around on Google to see if anyone else had mentioned this. Of course, that searching lead me to a href=http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21306641IBM Technote 1306641/a which states that quot;Lotus Notes Traveler does not support using corporate LDAP, Global Address List (GAL), or Domino Directory email address lookup. Email addresses can only be pulled from the personal address book local on the device.quot; I believe this technote is outdated (its for 8.0.2 and 8.5), but Im not certain at which point this was available. /divdiv /divdivSo, have fun looking up your colleagues. img src=https://www.bleedyellow.com/blogs/images/smileys/smile.gif class=smiley alt=:) title=:) / br //div
Just what is this Mail.Next thing?
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 7:09a Chris Whisonant Simply put (and as it was put to me at Connect 14), it's a J2EE application that talks to iNotes.
As you may know, today there is a component available in IBM Connections (since 4.0) called Connections Mail. This is a fairly simple interface in Connections that surfaces your mail and calendar. How is this implemented? It's a J2EE application that talks to iNotes. Here's what you get with that today:
When IBM releases Mail.Next, it was demoed as looking like this:
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Re: Notes 9.0.1 and Mavericks
Wed, Dec 18th 2013 2:11p Chris Whisonant In response to: Notes 9.0.1 and MavericksAs a response to my previous post on this topic, IBM has release/updated
a technote on Notes support for Mac OS X 10.9 (aka Mavericks).
One line that made me laugh was this:
"This early testing was fruitful and Apple was able to make
code changes that benefited compatibility with Notes."
There are some good fixes noted as being addressed in 9.0.1, but
none of them appear to address the upgrade issue above that I (and
others) have run into. [read] Keywords: ibm
Speaking At IBM Connect 2014
Thu, Dec 12th 2013 11:47a Chris Whisonant I'm extremely excited to be presenting (again) with Mitch Cohen at IBM Connect 2014. We are looking forward to having another fun-filled TV show-themed session this year.
In the Show 'n Tell track again this year, our session title is How to Create a Perfect Profile: A Hitchiker's Guide to A Smarter Workforce. Here is the abstract:
Profiles are the centerpiece of IBM Connections and your social business. IBM Connections ships with scripts to connect to your LDAP Directory. How [read] Keywords: connections
Because Everyone Has 16 cores lying around
Wed, Nov 27th 2013 9:19a Chris Whisonant As I was checking in on the Sametime forum today, I saw that the new Sametime 9.0 MCU requires quite a load of hardware. If you follow through to the Sametime Wiki Article regarding the A/V Deployment, you'll see the following gem:
The Video Manager and the Video MCU each must be on its own computer. Best practice calls for 16 core, 16 GB for each computer.
Yes, that's 16 cores for each server. Lest we think this is just a recommendation, we may want to reconsider this. As the po [read] Keywords: ldd
Notes 9.0.1 and Mavericks
Tue, Nov 5th 2013 6:50a Chris Whisonant I've been running 9.0 for a while on my Macbook Air. My only problem has been that 4 out of 5 days I have to force quit Notes at the end of the day. After upgrading to Mavericks after it was released, I was prompted to upgrade Java and things were OK.
Then, 9.0.1 was released and I tried upgrading. Nothing happened after launching Notes, and I couldn't see any errors in logs. I tried deleting the Expeditor folder (like Workspace folder for Windows...), but that didn't help either. [read] Keywords: expeditor
My Next Tablet?
Fri, Nov 1st 2013 12:30p Chris Whisonant Up until hearing recently that Apple now makes the iPad Air, I had talked myself into upgrading my Acer A500 10.1" tablet to either an iPad Mini or something like a Nexus 7. Basically, I had decided that I would be fine with the smaller form factor for my use cases (Kindle app and news/rss reading, social networking, note taking, not much gaming, etc...). Here was a great review I saw of the iPad Mini vs. Nexus 7. I'm a Mac guy, but I do kind of like the Android tablet. I really like SwiftK [read] Keywords: connections
Some Mail and User Migration Tips
Thu, Aug 29th 2013 8:08a Chris Whisonant I have posted over at SocialBizUG.org a few tips on mail and user migration. Head over there to find out a few tips and tricks I've learned over the years. This is great information for Domino Administrators of all skillsets! [read] Keywords: domino
A good setting to enable for Connections Bookmarks
Fri, Jun 7th 2013 2:54p Chris Whisonant This afternoon I added a bookmark to our internal Connections instance and a colleague said it would be nice if the new link wouldn't hijack the current window/tab.
I said to myself, "Self, it would be great if there were a way to control this through a config file."
So, I hop onto the server to look at the dogear-config-cell.xml file in the LotusConnections-config directory on the server. Sure enough, there is a section for configurable options. There is also only one configurable opt [read] Keywords: connections
Using Domino 9's DBMT For Failover Stability
Mon, May 13th 2013 1:50p Chris Whisonant I have encountered several large customers (usually running an IBM OS) who have had major issues with the stability of their cluster-mates during a failover scenario. My recommendation in the past has been using program documents with some updall tasks to keep the Inbox and All Documents indices fresh.* Usually, running this once per week helps. If you're still running Domino 8.5.3 or earlier, you may want to do this. After implementing this with one customer, they had no more issues with st [read] Keywords: domino