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| NIFNSF Supported Maximum Size above 64 GB!|
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| Disclaimer Attachment Issue not yet fixed in IF1|
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| Get Notes FP Version in @Formulas |
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 10
| Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8 IF1 released|
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 16
| Current Information about NIFNSF|
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 9
| CREATE_R9_LOG is not a valid notes.ini parameter and does not exist!|
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| IBM Notes V9.0.1 Mac 64 Bit English (CN6VDEN )|
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| Details about JVM 1.8 Update in Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8|
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| Symantec Backup Exec End of Life|
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| Solution for Notes/Domino related process is still running when applying a Fixpack or Hotfix|
Wed, Mar 25th 2015 16
| TLS 1.2 Connection Issues with mail.protection.outlook.COM |
Thu, Jan 7th 2016 16
| Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8 IF1 released|
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 16
| Notes 9.0.1 FP7 IF1 released|
Thu, Dec 8th 2016 15
| IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 Preliminary Release Notice|
Fri, Jan 27th 2017 14
| Passing a document to an agent without saving it first|
Sun, Apr 6th 2014 10
| DAOS NLO Encryption and Decryption|
Wed, May 28th 2014 10
||BM mail support for Microsoft Outlook officially released
Finally IBM has released IMSMO 2.0. It has been around already under controlled distribution and is finally available for all customers and partners.
It enables you to connect a Microsoft Outlook 2013 client to a Domino V9.0.1 Server.
The software is an add-on to your Domino server similar to what a Traveler does (in fact they share some code base but they are not the same!).
Also the gateway need to resist on the mail-server of the user. We asked to have a way to use a gateway server approach but IBM implemented it this way.
If you are running in a production environment and you are running with more than a handful of users it is strongly recommended to use DB2 for the state database instead of the derby database.
So for every server that has IMSMO enabled you need a connection to a DB2 server for the state database.
Another way would be to have a local replica of the mailfile on the IMSMO server for all users running an Outlook Client.
This solution is not intended for a whole, large organization. It's more one of the flexible options to support Outlook Clients in your environment for users who want or need the client for some special reason.
For the Outlook Client you have to deploy an add-on which handles the connection.
The first version with the project name "Hawthorn" was using the Active Sync protocol for sync and rest services with a plug-in for additional services like OOO and busytime lookup. T
hat's why only Outlook 2013 and higher was supported because earlier releases did not support ActiveSync.
The new version uses SyncML which gives IBM more control over the connection and functionality. The plugin does now handle the whole connection from client to server over SyncML.
Older clients can still connect over ActiveSync but the new model makes more sense to only use the new plug-in.
IBM also plans to support other Outlook Clients leveraging the plug-in approach.
If you are entitled to download Domino V9.0.1, you can download IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook at no charge from Passport Advantage®.
IBM Mail Support for Microsoft Outlook 2.0 Release Notes Multiplatform English (CNCZ9EN )
IBM mail Add-on 2.0.0 (for IMSMO) Windows 64 bit Multilingual (CNBK6ML )
IBM mail Add-on 2.0.0 (for IMSMO) AIX 64 bit Multilingual (CNBK7ML )
IBM mail Add-on 2.0.0 (for IMSMO) Linux 64 Multilingual (CNBK8ML )
IBM mail Add-in 2.0.0 (for IMSMO) Windows 32/64 bit Multilingual (CND43ML )
But you should wait to download and install the client component. There is an issue where I have an open PMR since yesterday afternoon.
It looks like there is an issue with the client package. Development reported back that they are working on it with high priority.
I will blog about it once I have more details.
Here is a quick link to the admin guide:
Jun 29, 2016
| Recent Blog Posts
Important Security Fix for IMAP|
Sat, Apr 22nd 2017 9:13a Daniel Nashed
In case you are running IMAP on a server that is reachable over the internet you should look into this fix ASAP. It might not be that critical for internal services. See details about this vulnerability here --> http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg22002280 All versions of Domino are affected!
NIFNSF Supported Maximum Size above 64 GB!|
Fri, Apr 21st 2017 9:02p Daniel Nashed
After getting that question offline and having a discussion on my blog, I checked with IBM if they plan support NIFNSF sizes above 64 GB. Since it is kind of a database container and needs a database handle someone could think that the maximum limit is also 64 GB. That would give us at least 64 GB room for the NIF index -- which would be already a big improvement. But from what I recall from some comments at Connect some years ago the maximum limit was not around 64 GB when they designed it
Disclaimer Attachment Issue not yet fixed in IF1|
Fri, Apr 14th 2017 6:28p Daniel Nashed
As Rob Kirkland commented in one of my last blog posted, the fix in IF1 does not solve the iusse. We both checked with IBM and got the reply that the SPR just changes back the default and disables the change introduced in FP8 for Google calender integration. IBM is working on a fix hopefully makes it into FP9. So for now you should keep the notes.ini Parameter MIMEDisclaimersNoEncode=0 disabled. Thanks to Rob to bring this up! -- Daniel TPONAKFJLP After upgrade to FP8, with
Get Notes FP Version in @Formulas |
Wed, Apr 12th 2017 6:19a Daniel Nashed
In C-API and Lotus Script, Java developers the version information already shown for each FP. For example Lotus Script returns the full version string with session.NotesVersion. But if you want to check the version information in @Formulas @Version will still return 405. There is a new optional parameter which returns the Feature Pack version. So you use @Version to check the version and if it is 405 you check @Version(1) which will return 8 for Feature Pack 8. It is used in the new ma
Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP8 IF1 released|
Tue, Apr 11th 2017 5:06a Daniel Nashed
Notes and Domino 9.0.1 FP8 IF1 has been shipped and there is also a separate fix for iNotes. All those IFs have the same version number but contain different SPRs! The most important IF is for the Domino Server. It fixes the disclaimer issue I reported before. And also the performance fix for the new feature NIFNSF which was introduced in in FP8. Be aware that NIFNSF is a server feature and not a client feature. It requires translog enabled on your server! Translog is not officially
Current Information about NIFNSF|
Fri, Mar 31st 2017 10:42p Daniel Nashed
Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 introduced "NIFNSF" which allows to separate the view/folder index into a separate file. Let me try to summarized my current experience from my tests and from the field. There are multiple benefits moving the index to a separate file. 1. Backup Storage Reduction First of all having the index in a separate file reduces the amount of data that you need to backup. For mail databases the index is around 10%. If you have DAOS enabled from the remaining dat
CREATE_R9_LOG is not a valid notes.ini parameter and does not exist!|
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 8:29p Daniel Nashed
After hearing this question twice a week I think it is time for a blog entry. There is a notes.ini parameter for the different ODS formats in different releases. The latest one you should use is Create_R9_Databases=1 to create databases with ODS 52. ODS 52 is needed for local databases which are encrypted (there was an underlying ODS issue that has been addressed in ODS 52). Also for hew new LargeSummary (16MB instead of 32KB per document) you need to be on ODS 52. But there is no ne
Traveler 18.104.22.168 Relased with important bug fixes|
Fri, Mar 24th 2017 8:12p Daniel Nashed
As posted before Traveler 22.214.171.124 had one issue that needed urgent attention. Push was not working when the mail-server had a short downtime. If you are on that release you should update asap. There are a couple of other fixes along with that ARPA included in 126.96.36.199. Just back from a couple of days of travel and installed it this morning. Looks good so far. APAR # Abstract LO90889 Invitee status not correct on mobile device if the invitee response is received in a non-syncing
D9.0.1 FP8 Attachment Corruption Issue with Disclaimers|
Tue, Mar 21st 2017 3:27p Daniel Nashed
There is an issue that has been reported about FP8. When using disclaimers attachments might be corrupted. IBM released a technote with details and is working on a fix. Feature Pack 8 contains an enhancement/fix to correctly send Google Calendar files. The fix is enabled by default and causes this corruption. You can still deploy FP8 and disable the feature/fix temporary via Notes.ini MIMEDisclaimersNoEncode=0 on your SMTP outbound server. See this SPR #TPONAKFJLP / APAR #LO91828 fo
Traveler on Domino 9.0.1 FP8|
Tue, Mar 7th 2017 9:51p Daniel Nashed
Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 8 has just shipped. If you are intending to update your Traveler Server to Domino FP8 you should be aware that you need at least Traveler 188.8.131.52 (which currently has an issue reconnecting to a mail-server if it wasn't reachable --> see previous blog posts). If you still intend to update your server there are some important requirements. FP8 comes with Java 1.8 and Traveler is using that JVM. So it some changes are needed in the Traveler code to support the