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Sametime 8.5 Public Group Awareness
Chris Whisonant    

For a while weve been having some internal a href=http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21418890issues with Sametime Public Group awareness/a. (I hope that link works - the technote site appears to be down at the moment). We applied a hotfix that seemed to help some but progressively the issue would return. I actually a href=http://twitter.com/cwhisonant/status/11365991525tweeted earlier today/a asking if others have been having issues after applying the hotfix. I got a couple of responses, but we were already running the same hotfix. While going through RSS tonight, I noticed the following in the Sametime Tech Support feed: quot;a href=http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/quickorder?parent=ibm/Lotusamp;product=ibm/Lotus/Lotus+Sametimeamp;release=Allamp;platform=Allamp;function=fixIdamp;fixids=8.5.0.0-ST-IF-GMOH-83EL74amp;myns=swglotusamp;mynp=OCSSKTXQamp;mync=R8.5.0.0-ST-IF-GMOH-83EL74 Fix for broken public group awareness in Sametime 8.5/aquot;. Yep, btoday/b IBM released an Interim Fix that I hope will correct this issue.br /br /By the way, we didnt see this issue pre-Gold 8.5 but after upgrading it started happening for us. This issue is the main reason I havent upgraded the BleedYellow Sametime server to 8.5. I couldnt have the a href=http://www.bleedyellow.com/wikis/home?lang=en_US#/wiki/BleedYellow%20Official%20Wiki/page/Chat%20With%20YellowBleedersYellowBleeders group/a showing up blank, people would worry! Speaking of the YellowBleeders group - were also having an issue with searching for groups/people to add to your im.bleedyellow.com community. Im hopeful that some sametime.ini settings Ive implemented will help this out.br /

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