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.
Addendum to my Domino DBMT post (well, a correction)
Tue, Apr 8th 2014 5:50a Darren Duke I'm also going to update the original post, but it appears there was an issue with the command in that original post: -compactThreads 0 -updallThreads 2 -stoptime 5AM You will see something like this in the notes.log on the server: use this one instead: -compactThreads 0 -updallThreads 2 -stoptime 5:00AM Yes, the ":00" makes all the difference. [read] Keywords: domino
ATLUG Day of Champions - a who’s who of smart people all in one place
Mon, Mar 24th 2014 11:15a Darren Duke So it has happened....yours truly is going to be a [non-IBM] Champion.....well for a day ;) The Atlanta User Group (aka Atlanta Lotus User Group) is to host a pretty unique one-of-a-kind event on April 7th, 2014, that being the "Day of Champions". Each of the 11 "champions" gets a TED like 18 minutes or so to entertain, bedazzle and hopefully educate the attendees in all manner of things, technical or not-so-technical. Add to that a Connect-like Gurupalooza and speed-geeking and [read] Keywords: ibm
On Domino 9? Have a cluster? You’re using DBMT right?
Wed, Mar 19th 2014 7:43a Darren Duke So with the release of Domino 9, IBM added the Database Maintenance Tool (or DBMT). This new tool is a bit like a Swiss Army knife of server tasks. It can run compact, updall and full text index tasks all from one command. But for some server environments (I'm thinking clusters using archived transaction logging here) all you really want is to have view indexed rebuilt so that is a user if failed over (or 100's of users fail over) then there is no delay while all these mail file view indexe [read] Keywords: admin
iNotes and IE11 - yes it is supported
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 8:39a Darren Duke IE11 has been out for a while and with the likes of Google saying IE9 will no longer supported on their stuff, more and more organizations and people are moving to it. The thing with iNotes is that fixes may or may not be in a Domino Fix Pack. They may be in a completely separate download. You have to select "iNotes" as the product in Fix Central. To support IE11 with iNotes you need to be at Domino 9.0.1 with iNotes fix 9.0.1 IF1 or higher (IF2 is now available to go with that). Anyway, [read] Keywords: domino
When installing ESXi be sure to get your server’s customized installer
Tue, Mar 18th 2014 7:59a Darren Duke I do a lot of VMware. Seriously, a lot! A common thread I see with virtualization deployments is that soon-to-be-virtualizers download the ISO from VMware and rock and roll. But wait. There is a better way! No, really there is. But for most folks it's unknown. Until now..... Almost all server hardware manufactures have a customized version built specifically for their iron. Usually this involves adding drivers and monitoring stuff, but if you've ever tried installing a CIM package, then yo [read] Keywords: ibm
My schedule at Connect
Wed, Jan 22nd 2014 8:45a Darren Duke No sooner had I tweeted this, I suddenly got inspiration..... I haven't written a blog post this year, and I'm kind of OK with that althought I do have some pent-up ranting to do somewhere— Darren Duke (@darrenduke) January 22, 2014 Not my full schedule by any means..... Friday night party. Friday is the new Saturday. Stroll to the beach to watch beach footie on Saturday Stroll to mai-tai Stroll to BALD Get all dolled up for the Penumbra dinner, make IBMers uncomfort [read] Keywords: twitter
Using ManageEngine’s DesktopCentral to deploy Lotus Notes
Tue, Nov 26th 2013 2:05p Darren Duke I mentioned in my last blog post that ManageEngine's software was one of my winners for 2013. They make great, reasonably priced software. I use DesktopCentral and OpsUtils all the time. Anyway, DesktopCentral has deployment templates for tons of software, but not Notes. They do have a "How to" for Notes on their website, but I thought I'd post mine here as (a) it does it a bit better and (b) you almost always want to chain a Fix Pack after the install. I'm assuming you know your way [read] Keywords: lotus