The IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 beta files are downloading to my machine as I type. This is what we used to call 8.5.4 in the Design Partner program, but as everyone now knows it is not Lotus Domino 8.5.4 but IBM Domino (and Notes) 9.0.
Now the NDA has been lifted this is a quick overview (literally 100,000 feet) of what I'm looking forward to.
In no particular order:
Domino on Linux now has a 64 bit version. The 32 bit version is still here too.
Traveler is now available in the i platform (aka AS400, i5, iSeries).
New look UI using OneUI as a basis. (this can be turned off via policy). Also available in iNotes too
New ways to to automatically download an ID file to a new users PC (this Shared Login on steroids)
IBM Notes Browser Plug-in
Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 support
Windows Phone 7 and 8 (although I still have yet to see either of these in the wild)
I'm sure there are many more, and once I start using the "official" beta I'll post more.
Update to the Domino cluster post, when to use "SERVER_RESTRICTED"
Wed, May 1st 2013 10:34a Darren Duke After the last clustering post, Stop users accidentally connecting to passive Domino cluster servers I've have several people ask when I would use SERVER_RESTRICTED as I'd indicated I would not use that to keep users off my clusters. Well, let's look at this scenario where you are running an active-passive cluster (that is one server handles all user requests-the active; the other handles fail over when the active is down-the passive): Your active server goes boom for whatever reason, h [read] Keywords: domino
Stop users accidentally connecting to passive Domino cluster servers
Mon, Apr 15th 2013 6:40a Darren Duke In clusters I prefer to split my users between them, but if you don't do that (or can't, because as you have a Domino cluster server at a remote DR site for fail over only) then you can do the following to stop users accidentally connecting to the dormant/passive cluster member: Add SERVER_AVAILABILITY_THRESHOLD=100 to the dormant/passive server notes.ini file. Once you add that you should eventually see the server availability switch to this: Some things to understand here.. [read] Keywords: domino
Go turn on two factor authentication of iTunes and Google et al
Mon, Apr 8th 2013 2:33p Darren Duke Basically this will hopefully prevent hackers, ne'er-do-wellers and/or relatives from resetting your passwords. Apple instructions are available at https://support.apple.com/kb/HT5570 Google instructions are available at http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2011/02/advanced-sign-in-security-for-your.html There are also others available, like DropBox, AWS, etc and Life Hacker lists some others..... While we are on about security, I use KeePass Password Safe, the free and open source pa [read] Keywords: apple
Android Traveler updates in 9
Mon, Mar 25th 2013 4:10p Darren Duke As you would expect the icons have changed: But you now also get a monthly view in the calendar, along with a handy "Create new event...." at the bottom: Here's hoping we see "pull down to refresh" and "hold to create event in time-slot" soon as well...... [read] Keywords: traveler