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Quickr 8.5.x: Replies sent to place excluded from room index
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 11:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
There is a nice new feature delivered with IBM Quickr 8.5.x for Domino called “Do not show incoming emails in a place or room index if it was a reply“. Unfortunately, there is no option which lets you choose whether to enable or disable this feature. Since version 8.5 this feature is enabled. Period. In other words, sending an [...] [read] Keywords: domino ibm quickr

Domino 9.0.1: Bug with documents not appearing in categorized views
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 11:14a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
After upgrading to Domino 9.0.1 you may run into weird view problems where documents, especially response documents may not appear in categorised views. Only “shift + F9″ will solve the problem temporarily, but as soon as documents are added to the database, the problem might occur again. The issue has already been reported in LO78849 “DOCUMENTS DISAPPEAR [...] [read] Keywords: domino bug database

Quick tip: Find out your IBM Connections version
Mon, Feb 24th 2014 5:10a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Admittedly nothing new, but quite helpful, if you know it. To quickly find out the version of your IBM Connections installation, just open the about page (http://your.connection.server/homepage/web/jsp/about.jsp) of your Connections server. The build number will be shown on the lower left corner.   [read] Keywords: connections ibm server

New home for IBM product documentations – IBM Knowledge Center
Wed, Jan 29th 2014 7:09a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
IBM Knowledge Center is supposed to be the new, central and customizable place for browsing and/or searching all IBM product documentations. Good thing, if you want to limit the results to IBM documentations or even to your used products. Thumbs up! [read] Keywords: ibm

Updated IBM Sametime app for iOS – now without crash-bug
Sat, Nov 23rd 2013 1:18p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Two days after releasing a version of IBM Sametime for iOS which was almost unsable for many customers due to a bug, a new version (9.0.1) has been released today. There is nothing new in this release, only bug fixes – but that’s enough ;-) [read] Keywords: ibm sametime bug

IBM Connections Desktop Plugin 4.5.1
Fri, Nov 22nd 2013 5:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Can now be downloaded from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog at Greenhouse and it now supports: Windows 8 Office 2013 integration and Metrics (file downloads are counted in Metrics) A few more details are available at Luis Benitez’s blog.   [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm desktop integration office


Update of Sametime app for iOS…and the story with .0 versions
Thu, Nov 21st 2013 5:13a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Version 9.0.0 of Sametime for iOS is available at iTunes. It promises a few very interesting features: Softphone (on supported servers) A brand new user interface on the iPad (note: looks very “fresh”) Point-to-point audio on phones (on supported servers) Point-to-point audio and video for iPads (on supported servers) Server-side policy updates Runs on iOS 7 (note: this is definitely not new) Unfortunately, [...] [read] Keywords: sametime interface server

IBM Notes / Domino 9.0.1 available
Tue, Oct 29th 2013 7:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Version 9.0.1 of IBM (Lotus) Notes and Domino is now available and can be downloaded from IBM Passport Advantage. It contains 267 fixes which is, compared to other .1 releases, relatively low – is this a good or bad sign? 9.0.1 -> 267 fixes 8.5.1 -> 1226 fixes 8.0.1 -> 2162 fixes 7.0.1 -> 777 fixes 6.5.1 -> 2 fixes (?) 6.0.1 [...] [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus notes

“RRV bucket is corrupt” due to compact in Domino 8.5.3
Tue, Oct 22nd 2013 11:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
As a Domino administrator you know the error “RRV bucket is corrupt” too well (RRV = Record Relocation Vector). If it occurs, it is normally too late and you have to rely on a backup or a working replica. Yes, there are a few tools which are supposed to repair affected databases, but from my [...] [read] Keywords: domino

Little helper: Do you know the PSR tool?
Mon, Oct 21st 2013 12:09p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
I didn’t know it at all – until now. PSR Tool – problem steps recorder PSR stands for “Problem Steps Recorder” and comes with Windows 7 & 8. The tool allows you to capture steps you take on your computer. Each step & mouse click is documented with a screen shot and small description of what you did in [...] [read] Keywords:

Sametime: Security certificate for iOS push notifications expires
Mon, Jul 15th 2013 12:13a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Remember to replace apns-prod.pkcs12 on your Sametime 8.5.2 Proxy server before 18 July 2013. The SSL certificate which was shipped with Sametime Proxy server expires on this date and Apple Push Notifications to iOS devices will stop working if it’s not replaced with the new certificate. More details and installation instructions can be found here: Updated security [...] [read] Keywords: sametime apple security server

Here we go – IBM Connections 4.5 is there
Fri, Mar 29th 2013 6:14a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Version 4.5 of IBM Connections has been released today and is available for download. Beside a new module (IBM Connections Content Manager) there are a few other enhancements. After integrating Cognos in Connections 4.0 I am looking forward to having fun with another technology which is new to me – IBM FileNet.     [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Update to IBM Connections 4.0 CR3 (iFix LO74465)
Sat, Mar 23rd 2013 7:17p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
An update for the common application for CR3 for Connections 4.0 has been released – it fixes an issue when accessing this version with Lotus Notes 9 Social Edition. Obviously, IBM informed all customers who have already downloaded CR3 about the update.   Our Fix Central records indicate that the ID associated with this email address downloaded IBM Connections [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes application email

IBM Connections 4.0 CR3 available
Tue, Mar 19th 2013 6:14a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Another Upgrade. Just a few days before IBM Connections 4.5 is going to be released, CR3 for Connections 4.0 can be downloaded from IBM Fix Central (20 files). The link to the Fix list for IBM Connections 4.0 CR3 is somehow broken, but CR’s are normally not released just for fun – and do not forget to [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm

…for those who missed it: IBM Connections 4.5 and Notes/Domino 9 release dates announced
Wed, Mar 13th 2013 10:09a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition will be available on March 21 and IBM Connections 4.5 is planned to be delivered on March 29. While I am still searching for the big “WOW”in Domino 9 (SAML support might be one), Notes 9 will have a lot of usability improvements, UI beautifications (OneUI) and iNotes enhancements. IBM [...] [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm inotes notes

Quality of document conversion in IBM Sametime 8.5.x Meetings
Tue, Dec 4th 2012 11:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
There are two ways to access IBM Sametime Meetings – with a browser or the rich client. Using the browser client has some limitations, but most of them are not that important. Have a look at “Meeting features in Connect versus web clients” for more details. What you should consider is the quality when documents are converted for online [...] [read] Keywords: ibm sametime

Privacy in IBM Connections Metrics
Fri, Nov 30th 2012 9:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Metrics in IBM Connections 4 are a bit like using a sledge-hammer to crack a nut but they can be really useful and extremely powerful. But one man’s joy is the other man’s sorrow: At least in Germany (and I am sure in other countries as well) workers’ councils do not like individual-related statistics at all. They are always [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm

How to recover a lost Sametime 8.5.x meeting room password?
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 11:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Sametime meeting rooms are usually not used so much and so it might happen that users forget the password of their meeting rooms. But how to recover a lost meeting room password? The answer is simple. You can’t! But before you panic – you can easily set a new password in the appropriate room properties without knowing the [...] [read] Keywords: sametime password properties

Updating your community metrics never completes
Thu, Nov 29th 2012 10:10a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
When using the Metrics application in IBM Connections 4.0 you might have the issue that updating Community metrics never completes. Instead of reaching 100% the progress drops to 0% just in between.       The reason for that might be the “ServerIOTimeout” value of the appropriate web server plugin configuration file. The file “plugin-cfg.xml” can be found in “<WAS root>profilesDmgr01configcells<CellName>nodes<HTTPNodeName>servers& [read] Keywords: connections ibm application community server xml

IBM Connections 4.0 CR1 available
Tue, Oct 23rd 2012 9:10a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Time to upgrade! 18 refresh packs (one for each application minus help module plus update installer) are available for download to upgrade Connections to version 4.0 CR1.   The files can be downloaded here at IBM Fix Central. This might be the reason for upgrading: Fix list for IBM Connections 4.0 CR1 Consider this, before upgrading: Update strategy for IBM Connections 4.0 Consider [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm application

Three Open Mic Webcasts: IBM Connections 4 Mobile
Tue, Oct 16th 2012 6:10a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
There are three Open Mic Webcasts about IBM Connections 4 Mobile on October, 23th 2012. Don’t miss it! Since they are taking place simultaneously, I am not sure which one to attend – maybe I will follow the first invitation, because ostensibly it’s about the same topics and includes the same information, but there must be a [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm mobile

Devs, BlackBerry Is Going To Keep On Loving You
Wed, Sep 26th 2012 6:09a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
self explaining… [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] [read] Keywords: blackberry

Some tips about Sametime (WAS) and Windows services
Fri, Aug 24th 2012 10:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
When using IBM Sametime with all or some of its WebSphere components on Microsoft Windows it makes sense to create Windows services for all the Node Agents, WebSphere Application and Proxy Servers. If you are really good, you even create dependencies between the particular components to make sure that the services are started in a [...] [read] Keywords: ibm sametime application microsoft websphere

IBM Connections: Blog overview remains blank
Wed, Aug 22nd 2012 10:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
A few days ago I stumbled upon a problem in IBM Connections where it was not possible to open the overview (list of all recent blogs entries) of a particular blog. Instead of showing all recent entries the page remained grey without showing anything. I remembered a post on Paul Mooney’s blog describing a similar issue [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Version 3.5.0 of IBM Connections mobile app available
Fri, Aug 17th 2012 7:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
There is a new version of IBM Connections mobile app for iOS and Android. Update it now to get the latest bug fixes and support for Connections Files on IBM SmartCloud Engage. While I haven’t noticed the pre-configured Greenhouse community yet which came with version 3.2.0, there is now an additional one (IBM SmartCloud) beside the custom [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm bug community mobile

IBM Sametime: Fix for cross-site scripting vulnerability
Mon, Aug 13th 2012 10:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Only a few days after discovering a cross-site scripting vulnerability in IBM Sametime, a fix is available in IBM Fix Central. The security issue may affect stand-alone, embedded and web clients, but not mobile and basic clients and not Sametime version 8.0.1, 8.0.0 or 7.5.1. More details and the appropriate fix can be found here: Fix available [...] [read] Keywords: ibm sametime mobile security

Open Mic Webcast: Troubleshooting with Sametime Configuration Validator
Thu, Aug 9th 2012 6:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
To ease administration and troubleshooting of Sametime, IBM introduced a tool called “Sametime Configuration Validator” a few weeks ago. I have not had the time yet to look at the tool and see what it really does and I think am not alone. To shed some light on this, IBM will host an Open Mic webcast [...] [read] Keywords: administration ibm sametime

Open Mic Q&A: Replication Troubleshooting And Overview of Purge Interval Replication Control
Thu, Aug 2nd 2012 6:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
The presentation and Q&A of IBM’s Open Mic call about troubleshooting replication and information about Purge Interval Replication Control (PIRC) is available here. [read] Keywords: ibm

Quickr AdminP integration has been fixed
Tue, Jul 31st 2012 10:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
When using the AdminP to work on a Quickr server to maintain user renames and deletions the server may become unstable, because it starts as many QPTOOL commands as there are renames or deletions in the queue. This causes high amount of memory usage and finally makes the server slow, slower and crashing, if there [...] [read] Keywords: adminp quickr integration server

Updated Sametime App for iOS (Version
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 3:15p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
IBM Sametime iOS devices has been updated to version and contains the following changes: Improved chat history functionality Manage settings from within the native application Performance and UI improvements Improved session resume performance when Sametime is in background Optionally share user’s location (iOS version 5.0 and up) 3rd generation iPad Retina display support Configuration now settable via URL Bug fixes for public [...] [read] Keywords: ibm sametime application bug

New Fix for Sametime Proxy Server
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 8:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
The new fix (8521-ST-Proxy-IF-OOSN-8WGM37) might be interesting for those who are using native mobile apps to access Sametime. The fix provides two new settings: Enable or disable the location reporting by the native Sametime mobile client (allowLocationReporting) Allow or disallow the end user from exporting his Sametime mobile client contacts to the device address book (allowContactExport) …two useful parameters [...] [read] Keywords: sametime sametime8 mobile server xml

No Connections 4.0 Beta yet on Greenhouse
Mon, Jul 30th 2012 6:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Connections on Greenhouse is still on version 3.x, but the former announcement has changed to We are targeting our upgrade to Connections 4.0 Beta very soon. Additional details will be posted shortly. Connections will be down for the entire day while we upgrade and test the new environment.   …the tension increases… [read] Keywords: connections

The System Administrator’s Day Song
Fri, Jul 27th 2012 6:13a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
What a beautiful song…   [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] -> Lyrics [read] Keywords:

Remember the System Adminstrators! Today is System Administrator Appreciation Day!
Thu, Jul 26th 2012 4:18p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Although, it is not an official public holiday (I wish it would be), don’t forget today’s System Administrator Appreciation Day. The holiday exists to show appreciation for the work of sysadmins and other IT workers. It is celebrated on the last Friday in July. The first System Administrator Appreciation Day was celebrated on July 28, 2000.   System [...] [read] Keywords:

IBM Connections CR2 available
Wed, Jul 25th 2012 6:13a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
CR2 (Cumulative Refreshes) for each module of IBM Connections is available on IBM Fix Central. These cumulative fixes update the whole applications, so don’t forget to adjust your security settings afterwards and re-apply changes you made directly to application files. -> Fix list for IBM Connections CR2 -> IBM Fix Central -> Feed to latest IBM Connections [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm application applications security

Easy way to enhance future versions of IBM Connections
Tue, Jul 24th 2012 10:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
If you want to take an active part in improving IBM Connections, have a look at the IBM Connections Users community at Lotus Greenhouse. There you will find a lot of interesting suggestions for future versions for which you can leave your vote. Certainly, you can also create and post your own ideas and hope that [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus community

Lotus Notes: synchronize contacts and deletion stubs
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 10:18a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
One of the improvements of Lotus Notes 8 was the feature to synchronize contacts between local address book and mail file using the native replication mechanism instead of using the crappy Lotus Notes agent.   Once activated contact additions, deletions and changes are synchronized automatically. However, not only contact changes are replicated, but also all deletion stubs, [...] [read] Keywords: agent ibm lotus notes

IBM Connections 4 almost there
Mon, Jul 23rd 2012 6:18a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Lotus Greenhouse is going to be upgraded to Connections 4.0 Beta on Thursday, July 26th. From the announcement toasty: We are targeting our upgrade to Connections 4.0 Beta for Thursday July 26th. Connections will be down for the entire day while we upgrade and test the new environment. As I have not had a chance yet to [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus

How to blow up the size of software (Thanks IBM)
Fri, Jul 20th 2012 10:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
A few days ago I stumbled across the IBM Sametime Meetings Statistics Utility (btw, thanks @ notesbusters.com). While the Sametime Meeting server comes with a small set of statistics about meeting room usage and last access (you have to have the admin role of the Sametime Meeting server application), IBM offers another free tool to [...] [read] Keywords: admin ibm sametime application server

Caution when enabling PIRC by default
Thu, Jul 19th 2012 10:09a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Beginning with Domino 8.5.3, IBM introduced the long-awaited PIRC (Purge Interval Replication Control) feature to prevent old or deleted documents to be replicated back. While PIRC is really helpful and works like a charm there is currently no way to enable it by default – which means that PIRC is enabled automatically after creating a new [...] [read] Keywords: domino ibm

Lockout ID has no effect when using security policies
Tue, Apr 24th 2012 12:13p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
If you are using Domino security policies – e.g. to define password quality or password change interval - and the “Lockout ID” functionality to prevent users from accessing the Lotus Notes environment, you should pay attention to the following technote: -> Global policy setting ignores ‘Lockout ID’ setting in Person document From what I have tested so far it doesn’t [...] [read] Keywords: domino lotus notes policies password security

IBM Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1: iOS app and push notifications
Tue, Apr 24th 2012 11:09a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
While testing Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1 Proxy Server + native Sametime App on iPad + Apple push notification, I ran into a small problem which seems to be a minor bug of the app itself. It seems that the Sametime app always stops working, after you receive a push notification about a new message, click on it and [...] [read] Keywords: ibm sametime apple bug server

Interoperability of Sametime – a never-ending story?
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 11:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
More than a year ago, IBM started to bother Sametime administrators and users with audio and video interoperability between Sametime 8.5.x clients and earlier versions. This topic has never been solved satisfactorily and it was on the administrators to find a solution how bring all Sametime clients (and embedded Sametime clients as well) at least to version [...] [read] Keywords: ibm sametime sametime8

IBM Connections: Thumbnails in Media Gallery
Fri, Sep 16th 2011 6:09a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
When uploading pictures to a media gallery in Lotus IBM Connections 3.0.1, an event is triggered to generate a thumbnail for the uploaded image. This process may not run, if it is triggered to run on behalf of a user which does not exist in IBM Connections – i.e. the user does not have a profile [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus profile

How to add IBM Connections search to IE search bar
Fri, Aug 5th 2011 9:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Adding the IBM Connections full text search functionality to your Internet Explorer (tested with IE 8) is quite straightforward, just follow these steps: Navigate to “Add search providers to Internet Explorer” Enter the IBM Connections search URL  (https://<your IBM Connections host>/search/web/search?query=TEST), a descriptive name and click install. Select the Connections search provider from the search bar drop down list and [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm

Blackberry Playbook + WPA2 = fail
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 9:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
It seems that RIM’s Blackberry Playbook has problems using WPA2 encryption for WiFi in conjunction with some WLAN routers. In some cases the Playbook “only” disconnects from WiFi after a few minutes, but in other cases it makes the WLAN router stop working at all, so that a restart of the router is required. I can reproduce it with [...] [read] Keywords: blackberry rim wifi

IBM Connections apps for smartphones – leak or mistake?
Thu, Aug 4th 2011 6:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Something strange happened to the blog posts regarding the release of native IBM Connections apps for Blackberry, Android and iOS. Does anybody know, why most of the (IBM) bloggers removed their blog entries without any notice or replacement? Some examples: Luis Benitez Chris Pepin Technorati [read] Keywords: connections ibm blackberry leak

IBM Connections apps for Android, Blackberry and iOS
Mon, Aug 1st 2011 6:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
IBM released native applications for IBM Connections for the three major mobile OS and has pushed the apps to the respective App Stores last friday. After going through the different “app store approval processes” the apps will be available there for free. Great! Source: IBM Releases BlackBerry, Android and iOS Native Apps for IBM Connections [read] Keywords: connections ibm applications blackberry mobile

Lotus Quickr: Round-trip editing without Quickr Connector
Thu, Jul 28th 2011 10:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Since Lotus Quickr 8.5 the round-trip editing feature is no longer available if you do not have the Lotus Quickr Connector installed, but IBM provides a documentation how to enable the “old-style” round-trip editing. -> Lotus Quickr Wiki: Enabling round-trip editing in IBM Lotus Quickr 8.5 for Domino without using Quickr Connectors This works well, except for one [...] [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus quickr wiki

Sametime Gateway: Yahoo! awareness extended
Wed, Jul 27th 2011 8:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Due to some “unexpected non-technical issues” regarding the new Sametime Yahoo! plugin the Yahoo! Messenger service through Sametime Gateway has been extended through at least August 31st, 2011. Originally the service was announced to be discontinued at the end of June, 2011. Source: IBM developerWorks Related post: Yahoo! and Sametime integration [read] Keywords: ibm sametime integration

Guidelines and restrictions for creating group names in Domino Directory
Tue, Jul 26th 2011 10:10a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Interesting technote: Guidelines and restrictions for creating group names in Domino Directory I was not aware that the “#” (pound sign) is not an allowed character for group names, but the “&” (ampersand) – and this after more than 11 years of Domino experience – what a shame! ;-) [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotusdomino

Sametime Gateway: ICQ awareness *updated*
Sat, Jul 16th 2011 6:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Two weeks ago I already assumed that the outage of ICQ awareness through the Sametime Gateway connection has to do with the disposal of ICQ to DST one year ago. Unfortunately, I was right – since June 10, 2011 ICQ does no longer belong to the AOL network and therefore it is no longer reachable through AOL [...] [read] Keywords: sametime network

IBM Connections: Tagclouds
Fri, Jul 15th 2011 10:14a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
If you ever wondered why not all tags are displayed in the various tag clouds in IBM Connections, you should investigate the settings in “<AppServerRoot>profilesinstalledAppsBlogs.earblogs.warWEB-INFclassesroller.properties”. By default, the most popular 100 tags within the most recent 30 days are displayed in tag clouds. While 100 tags should be enough, using only tags from the most recent 30 [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm properties

IBM Connections: Remember your security settings
Tue, Jul 12th 2011 10:13a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
After upgrading to IBM Connections 3.0.1 (the same happened from 2.5 to 3.0) do not forget to check your module security settings if you adjusted them. The installer sets the default values (at least in some modules) so that your Connections environment may be accessible for everyone. Verify your settings in the ICS under Enterprise Applications [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm applications enterprise security

Sametime Gateway: ICQ awareness
Fri, Jul 1st 2011 10:16a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Since several weeks the connection to the ICQ network (via AOL clearinghouse) through Lotus IBM Sametime Gateway seems not to be working anymore. The probable reason is, that ICQ has been sold to Digital Sky Technologies (DST) one year ago and does no longer belong to the AOL network. As far as I know, IBM is already [...] [read] Keywords: ibm lotus sametime network

Lotus Quickr: Language of policy warnings
Fri, Jun 10th 2011 10:14a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
A huge improvment of Quickr 8.5 services for Domino is the multilingual user interface, but if you use place policies to manage the size and usage of your places you should remember the following: The default policy subject and text is created in the language which the respective administrator used to create the policy. While you can edit [...] [read] Keywords: domino lotus policies quickr interface

Solution for default browser issue in LN 8.x Standard
Thu, Jun 9th 2011 10:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Since Lotus Notes 8 (Standard Version) the client does not recognize the browser settings in the location documents, but uses the settings from the client preferences. Basic client (location document settings): Standard client (client preferences): Under certain circumstances (I have no idea why) if a user changes the OS default browser to Mozilla Firefox and then back to [...] [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes firefox

IBM Connections: Newsletters are sent out twice
Wed, Jun 8th 2011 10:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
If you are running your Connections environment in a cluster you may notice that email newsletters / digests are sent out twice to the users. This can happen if both clusters generate the newsletter independently. To fix this issue there are two ways (in the meantime). Solution 1: Change the scope for email digest creation in the [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm email

IBM Connections: Who connects Us widget
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 11:11a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
There is a “nice-to-have” widget in IBM Connections which is called “Who connects Us”. It calculates the path between two employees and shows what they share. Who Connects Us The widget is enabled by default, but in my two Connections environments (development and production) it did not work at all, but it showed an error message instead. To [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm development widget

Yahoo! and Sametime Integration – my summary
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 10:12a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
I just took part at the IBM Webcast: “IBM Sametime Client Yahoo! Integration feature” and as expected, I am a bit disappointed about the replacement of the Sametime Gateway connection to Yahoo! This is what I took out of the presentation: Yahoo! will discontinue the gateway service at the end of June 2011 IBM provides a simple Lotus [...] [read] Keywords: ibm lotus sametime integration

Lotus Quickr Connector: 64-bit Support
Tue, Jun 7th 2011 6:29a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
I can’t believe it, a new Lotus Quickr Connector version is available which fully supports 64 bit versions of Windows. Lotus Quickr Connector HF7 key features: Windows 7 64-bit support, including Windows 64-bit Explorer Connector Microsoft Office 2010 64-bit Connectors Microsoft Outlook 2010 64-bit Connector Fixed problema in HF6 where MS Word can crash opening Quickr-D attachments directly through the [...] [read] Keywords: lotus quickr microsoft office outlook

Lotus Quickr Connector: Login with email address
Mon, Jun 6th 2011 11:08a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Like Lotus IBM Connections or Activities side-bar plugin for more and more applications it is recommended to use the email address as the login name value. If you use Quickr services for Domino with LDAP as directory, you may not be able to use the Quickr Connector with your email address, but with your common name (CN) or [...] [read] Keywords: connections domino ibm lotus quickr applications email xml

Lotus Notes / Domino 8.5.2 FP2 available
Mon, Mar 28th 2011 7:13a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Fix Pack 2 for Notes / Domino 8.5.2 has been released in IBM’s Fix Central. -> Download FP2 for Domino 8.5.2 -> Download FP2 for Notes 8.5.2 As usual, the Fix Pack contains a lot of fixed issues and – I am sure – some new nice bugs. ;-) -> 8.5.2 FP2 Release Notes [read] Keywords: domino ibm lotus lotusdomino notes

20 reasons against social media
Fri, Mar 25th 2011 6:08a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
I know this has already been reposted on a couple of blogs, but as I am currently “deep into Lotus Connections” and as it’s such a great ironic post, I also have to re-blog it. Sorry in advance ;-) You are a traditionalist and value the “good old days” You don’t want to be found You don’t want to [...] [read] Keywords: connections lotus

Comedy: My Blackberry is not working!
Thu, Dec 23rd 2010 6:15a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
Thanks Gerd ;-) [There is a video that cannot be displayed in this feed. Visit the blog entry to see the video.] [read] Keywords: blackberry

Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic: Fix for EditProfile Bug
Sat, Nov 13th 2010 7:13a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
There is a fix available for the EditProfile bug in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic. I still cannot find an official document on IBM’s website, but if you open a PMR you will receive a fix which updates your Lotus Notes to 8.5.2 SHF96. The fix can be easily deployed using Smart Upgrade. [read] Keywords: ibm lotus notes smart upgrade bug

Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic: EditProfile does not work
Thu, Oct 21st 2010 2:30p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
There is a bug in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Basic version, which prevents you from editing or creating profile documents. Neither using formula language (@Command([EditProfileDocument] ; formname; uniqueKey) or @Command([EditProfile] ; formname; uniqueKey)) nor using LotusScript (notesUIWorkspace.EditProfile( profileName$ [, uniqueKey$]) lets you edit or create your profile documents. This behaviour does not occur in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 Standard version, [...] [read] Keywords: formula language ibm lotus lotusscript notes bug profile

Sametime Gateway – DoS Vulnerability?
Tue, Oct 12th 2010 3:26p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
If your Sametime Gateway stops working several times a day and you find a lot of entries in the Websphere log file (SystemOut.log) like “00000021 SipRouter     E SipRouter  CWSCT0017E: Mapping for nonexisting siplet: Method=REGISTER, Application: Unknown“ you might be a victim of a denial of service attack on port 5060. The Sametime Gateway responses to the method “REGISTER” [...] [read] Keywords: ibm sametime application websphere

Quickr Connector 8.5: Is there any reason…
Tue, Sep 21st 2010 12:26p   Dennis Ruddigkeit
…why IBM changed the Quickr Connector icon in version 8.5?   Well ok, it’s only a little thing and it’s not that bad, but I really liked IBM’s strategy to standardize Lotus product icons. I wonder why IBM started to have similar icons for Notes, Sametime, Connections and Quickr and now they break their own concept. …I can already hear the [...] [read] Keywords: connections ibm lotus notes quickr sametime

Domino 8.5.2 IF1 available
Thu, Sep 9th 2010 4:25a   Dennis Ruddigkeit
IF1 for Domino 8.5.2 which fixes the SMTP issue is now available in IBM Fix Central. -> Technote: “Users stop receiving mail and SMTP task on server shows 50-100% CPU utilization” -> IBM Fix Central [read] Keywords: domino ibm server smtp

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