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Is 2017 The Year IBM Announces the End of Life of Notes?
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@DbLookup in Javascript? You Bet!
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Quickr Alert – SSL Certs Expire Jan 1, 2017
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Mobile App Dev for Dummies
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ICAA – Did IBM Release a Free Version of the Notes Client?
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IBM Extends Support for Notes V9.0.1 to 2021
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Are You Attending IBM Connect 2017?
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Are You Attending IBM Connect 2017?
Thu, Dec 15th 2016 3:28p   Gary Walsh
The IBM Connect Conference,  which used to be Lotusphere until it was re-branded several years back, is to be held in San Francisco February 20-23 2017.  As you are probably aware, for more than two decades this event was held at the Disney complex in Orlando.  This is the first time the event is to be held on the West Coast of the USA. It has also been pushed back a month on the calendar. I personally have been to 18 of these events, starting out back in the day when you continuously cycled
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@DbLookup in Javascript? You Bet!
Mon, Nov 7th 2016 5:46p   David Wice
When moving Notes applications from a Notes client to a web client, there are a number of design approaches that need to be changed.   While Domino will support many @Functions on the web, often they come with the unwanted side effect of a refresh of the form.  One example of this is drop down selection fields that present available values based on a lookup, where the lookup key comes from another field on the form. This article presents a way to achieve this functionality using Javascript an
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ICAA – Did IBM Release a Free Version of the Notes Client?
Sun, Oct 30th 2016 12:05p   Gary Walsh
ICAA stands for IBM Client Application Access.  This is a standalone client, available for Mac and Windows, that is a stripped down version of the R9 Notes Basic client.   It has been around for awhile, June of 2015 I believe is when it was first released, however it seems to have come in under the radar of most customers and business partners.   Many thought it was simply a re-branding of the Notes browser plugin, which has been around for years now, and is installed by default when you in
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IBM Extends Support for Notes V9.0.1 to 2021
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 4:06p   Gary Walsh
The announcement IBM indicated was coming in September came.   It confirms that IBM will be extending support for the current version of Notes until “at least” 2021.  It also mentions that new features will be delivered as fix packs rather than new versions.  It delivered on some of the “what” but not much on the “why”.   Some blogs have suggested that IBM is embarking on a continuous delivery model for features, which in my opinion is a good thing.  It
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Mobile App Dev for Dummies
Fri, Sep 23rd 2016 2:13p   Gary Walsh
I fly a little home built airplane as a hobby.  I am lucky in that it burns car gas instead of the much higher priced aviation fuel.  In Canada, in the province of Ontario, because a portion of gasoline tax goes to road improvements and an airplane does not use roads, you can get the tax back.  Its not hard to do. You take the information from your gas receipt, the quantity purchased, the price per liter, the total cost…that kind of thing, and you put into a log.  At the end of the yea
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MWLUG 2016 Recap
Sat, Aug 20th 2016 6:31p   Gary Walsh
Overall the attendance was about the same as last year.  Somewhere around 200.  MWLUG, like many of the  Lotus User Groups, continues to fan the embers of the Notes and Domino community, keeping the flame burning.  Unlike the IBM Connect Event, formerly called Lotusphere, the sessions were Notes & Domino heavy, with a variety of seasoned speakers distributing valuable technical advice. The MWLUG venue was the Four Seasons in downtown Austin Texas.  Service was off the charts. A bit cree
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Quickr Alert – SSL Certs Expire Jan 1, 2017
Fri, Aug 19th 2016 8:39a   Gary Walsh
I went to a session yesterday at MWLUG regarding SSL Certificates.  I had heard there were issues around SSL certs and it could impact Quickr customers.  What I learned is that Microsoft and Google are phasing out support for SHA-1 style certs, in favor of the more secure SHA-2 format.   As of Jan 1, 2017 Microsoft and Google will stop supporting these older SHA-1 certs. Since Domino 8.5 does not support SHA-2 certificates, customers need to upgrade to Domino 9.0.1 FP3 or higher. Quickr is n
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IBM Announces a Change is Coming to the Notes & Domino Life Cycle Policy
Fri, Aug 12th 2016 2:06p   Gary Walsh
IBM recently posted this announcement. This is really an announcement that there will be an announcement.  Lets take a guess at what could be coming. The lifecycle policy defines the length of time that a product is supported following its release.  For IBM Notes it is classified as Enhanced, or 5 + 3.  The product will be supported for 5 years since the date it was released, with 3 more years  optional if a customer pays for support.   Notes 9.01 was released in April of 2013, so the end
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Is 2017 The Year IBM Announces the End of Life of Notes?
Tue, May 24th 2016 8:16a   Gary Walsh
The rumor “Notes is Dead” has been going around for over a decade now, there seems to be a feeling of resignation resonating with both customers and partners that has not been there before.  There are still the die hards loyal to the technology, those in the crows nest who continue to salute as the ship settles further and further into the water, but their ranks are growing thinner. I highly doubt the Domino component of IBM Notes & Domino will disappear anytime soon.  It is ju
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SharePoint – A Partner and Customer Perspective
Sat, Apr 2nd 2016 3:36p   Gary Walsh
Over the past decade SharePoint has gained market share and Notes/Domino has lost.  With more and more Lotus partners being forced into migration projects, more accurate information is becoming available on how the two compare. Marten Vosmer of Lialis B.V. in the Netherlands did a session at EngageUG 2016 that described in detail his process for moving Notes/Domino applications to SharePoint.  In his presentation he offered this sound byte that I found to be an excellent high level comparison
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EngageUG 2016 Recap
Mon, Mar 28th 2016 3:04p   Gary Walsh
For a fourth year, DOCOVA attended the EngageUG conference in Europe.  This year, David Wice accompanied me,  giving customers the opportunity to put a face to the name of their new account manager.  Dave transitioned from a technical role, spending years at DLI as a developer and consultant. We started the week by meeting with a customer in Hoofddorp, near Amsterdam, where we showed the multilingual capabilities of DOCOVA SE, the SQL edition of our product. We had both Dutch and Japanese t
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Migrating Quickr to DOCOVA is simple. Here’s why.
Wed, Mar 2nd 2016 2:03p   David Wice
With the end of life for IBM’s Quickr product coming in September 2016, many organizations are looking for options to deal with their legacy Quickr environments.   Two key success factors are 1) Functionality, and 2) Ease of Migration. A Quickr to DOCOVA migration meets both of these requirements.   DOCOVA has the functionality and the migration process, and yes, you really can do it yourself. Ease of Migration The DOCOVA Migration Manager is a complete solution for migrating an exi
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IBM Connect 2016 Review – A Pleasant Surprise
Thu, Feb 4th 2016 12:06p   Gary Walsh
IBM Connect 2015 was the last year “what used to be called Lotusphere” was held at the Disney complex.  It was significantly scaled back, with the majority of the sessions and the showcase being in the Swan.  In the past it had been spread over three or four resort hotels. For this reason, the increased registration and booth costs and the weak Canadian dollar, at DLI we scaled back our investment in IBM Connect 2016.  We did not know what to expect.   I was the only one attend
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2015 – Year In Review
Wed, Dec 30th 2015 12:33p   David Wice
Companies have been moving away from IBM Notes/Domino for a few years, and that trend continued in 2015. As we’ve watched the Notes/Domino community shrink, we’ve moved some of the eggs in our basket so that we are well positioned to help our clients in the future. This planning, and a large development effort, resulted in one of our biggest successes for 2015, the release of DOCOVA SE, our  SQL Edition.  SE is now live in production at multiple client sites. For some companies,
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DOCOVA Version 4.5.1 and IBM Quickr Migrations
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 2:46p   john_ryan@dlitools.com
Available in the first half of November, we are releasing DOCOVA 4.5.1 on the heels of DOCOVA 4.5. What’s new in 4.5.1 is that we’ve added some elements specifically for IBM Quickr® migrations.  DOCOVA customers will be able to continue to create and share information internally and externally much in the same way that they were able to with Quickr. For more information on migrating Quickr to DOCOVA, you can read Chris’ blog entry here. For more information on the new File Jockey WebDAV
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DOCOVA WebDAV Support
Mon, Nov 2nd 2015 2:02p   john_ryan@dlitools.com
In November 2015, DOCOVA will be WebDAV enabled.  For those who are unfamiliar with WebDAV it stands for Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning and basically allows you to map a drive on your computer, like the T: drive, to WebDAV enabled repositories like DOCOVA. For our Customers that are looking to migrate from IBM Quickr to DOCOVA and have used some of the Quickr integration tools, this WebDAV integration facilitates similar benefits.  Read more below in the Quickr Migration Customers s
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DOCOVA 4.5 – Client Upgrade #1
Wed, Oct 28th 2015 10:12a   David Wice
Brotherhood Mutual has provided insurance solutions for America’s churches and related ministries for more than 90 years.  They have been a DOCOVA Cloud customer since 2013 and recently became the first client to upgrade to DOCOVA 4.5. Brotherhood Mutual’s DOCOVA instance is hosted on DOCOVA’s Cloud solution.   They have eight users that access the system and use it to store the various forms used by their business.  Since their instance is on DOCOVA’s Cloud, the DOCOVA server upgrad
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DOCOVA V4.5 – Feature Quick Tour
Sun, Sep 27th 2015 11:59a   Gary Walsh
By default, DOCOVA V4.5 is zero footprint. That means that the majority of users who just consume content will NOT have to download any software on their computers.  No browser plugins required, no compatibility view settings, and the full interface will run on most operating systems and devices. That includes Mac, Windows and iPads.  For both existing and new customers, that means applications can be rolled out to more users and faster deployments. DOCOVA V4.5 will ship in the first week of
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Migrating from QSI to DOCOVA
Thu, Jun 25th 2015 11:03a   Chris Fales
In my continuing trend in blogging about migrations from various systems to DOCOVA, this month I will be looking at migrating from the QSI Quality Management solution to the DOCOVA Quality Management Suite. QSI, for those that aren’t familiar with it, is a Quality Management solution based on Lotus Notes/Lotus Domino.  Historically used by companies to manage and document their quality management processes and operation.  There are a few reasons why companies may be looking to migrate a
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DOCOVA SE General Release Announcement!
Wed, May 27th 2015 2:14p   john_ryan@dlitools.com
The DOCOVA Team is proud to announce the general release of DOCOVA SE.  DOCOVA was originally developed on the IBM Domino platform however,  we experienced many Customers and Business Partners with a desire to transition from that environment.  So, DOCOVA transitioned too.  The “SE” stands for “SQL Edition” and runs on major SQL platforms like MySQL and SQL Server. For information on differences between the DOCOVA Domino/XWork and DOCOVA SE editions, check out this blog post http://w
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DOCOVA SE (SQL Edition) vs. DOCOVA Domino/XWork
Wed, May 27th 2015 10:32a   Chris Fales
With the release of DOCOVA SE (SQL Edition) we thought that it would be a good opportunity to discuss some of the differences and similarities between the DOCOVA Domino/XWork and DOCOVA SE versions. Existing DOCOVA Domino/XWork customers considering transitioning to the DOCOVA SE edition will find the information of particular interest. To start with, let’s do a quick review of some of the main similarities and differences between the two editions of DOCOVA.   DOCOVA SE DOCOVA Dom
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DIY – Migrating from IBM Quickr with DOCOVA Migration Tools
Tue, Apr 21st 2015 1:37p   Chris Fales
With the end of life for IBM’s Quickr product, many organizations are looking for options to deal with their legacy Quickr environments.   Two of the key criteria for considering migration choices are 1) Functionality, and 2) Ease of Migration.   Companies want to be able to maintain (or increase) their existing levels of functionality and migrate their existing Quickr content easily without a lot of overhead.  In addition, many companies want to be able to perform the migration the
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EngageUG – Ghent Belgium
Tue, Apr 7th 2015 8:31a   Gary Walsh
I just returned from attending the Engage UG event in Ghent Belgium last week.  Hats off to Theo Heselmans for putting on an excellent event. There were a reported 325 attendees including customers, partners and IBM.  The venue was held at the University of Ghent, an impressive facility steeped in history.                Engage is sponsored by a wide variety of business partners from all over the world.  DOCOVA was proud to be included.  Our goal was to connect with existing
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DOCOVA on a Mac
Wed, Feb 11th 2015 12:46p   Gary Walsh
As you are aware we are working hard to make DOCOVA a zero footprint install. This involves rewriting it for Standards Mode. Today I was given access to a test instance and was hitting it with my Macbook and Safari. As you can see from the image below the basic functionality is now working. There is no client component by default, so for the general user this will be fine. If they need to interact with the file, such as pushing meta data to a Word bookmark, then a client download will be require
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Quickr Migration Update – DOCOVA Enhancements
Wed, Jan 14th 2015 1:12p   Gary Walsh
As you are most likely aware IBM has announced that Quickr is no longer being sold.   Support will continue for now, however, many Quickr customers are taking a hard look at alternatives. We are currently doing a large Quickr migration for a customer in Europe as part of our license swap program.  They have more than 400 Quickr places, 500 internal users and several thousand external users.   This project, and other Quickr to DOCOVA migration activity, has resulted in DOCOVA feature enhan
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DOCOVA University Updated
Fri, Nov 7th 2014 11:29a   Gary Walsh
At DOCOVA we are very excited to launch the new and improved DOCOVA University. DOCOVA University is a library of training videos that has been available for several years now. Over the last couple of months we have been busy upgrading the content. We have also restructured the videos. They are now broken down by function. There are currently three sections: High Level Overview which is a quick snapshot of the main features; USER Section and ADMINISTRATOR section with a “how to” f
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DOCOVA V4.2 Ships in November
Tue, Nov 4th 2014 12:50p   Gary Walsh
We are pleased to announce that DOCOVA V4.2 is shipping in November. Some of the new features include: •Implementation of the International Version of the DOCOVA File Upload control. We can now  support double-byte characters in the file names (eg: Chinese & Japanese ). •Ability for users to save their search queries. •Changes to the Confidential DocType to allow automatic conversion to pdf and locking of a wide variety of file types including AutoCAD. •More dashboard widgets. Supp
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What is the Difference between SharePoint and DOCOVA?
Fri, Oct 10th 2014 2:39p   Gary Walsh
We get that question .. a lot.  I recently read a blog post from Marten Vosmer from www.lialis.com. http://www.lialis.com/lotus-notes-versus-sharepoint/ Marten is a long time Lotus professional, and has recently been involved in several SharePoint projects.   In his blog, he makes the a comparison between Domino and SharePoint. “Domino gives you nothing but allows you develop anything.  SharePoint gives you everything and allows you to develop nothing.” He admits this is a broad
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A New Look for the DOCOVA Support Portal
Sat, Oct 4th 2014 9:26a   Gary Walsh
Chris Fales, our Director of Implementation and Support Services, has upgraded the DOCOVA Support Portal to V4.   He has also created widgets that can be added to the dashboard to provide easy access to information.  These widgets include: Tech Notes Downloads Support Tickets Of course any folder can be tagged to a favorite, which can also be displayed on the Dashboard. To use the new version you will need to download the latest DOCOVA Explorer.  The option will appear when you first hit
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DOCOVA V4.2 – Filename Support for International Characters
Mon, Sep 8th 2014 12:00p   Gary Walsh
DOCOVA V4.2 will be available for customer download in October 2014 from the DOCOVA Support Portal.  This version includes Unicode support, allowing you to use international characters in the file names of attachments.   This brings us one step closer to making DOCOVA multi lingual. The feature is enabled when you create a DocType by specifying  “Attachments Intl” as the name of the pre-built component.  The majority of features available with the standard Attachment manager
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DOCOVA V4.1.1 Now Available
Tue, Jun 24th 2014 9:11a   john_ryan@dlitools.com
Our newest version of DOCOVA has been posted to the DOCOVA Support Site download page. This release has been updated based on feedback  and we have also added a feature to disable Quick Add in DOE. Check it out! For a quick run through of the Support Site using DOCOVA Lite check out this YouTube clip created by our partner in the UK. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7DzZ_2CFjcQ To download the new version of DOCOVA use the link below and navigate to the Customers/Download folder … http:/
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DOCOVA V4.1 Overview Webinar
Fri, May 30th 2014 1:55p   john_ryan@dlitools.com
The DOCOVA team is pleased to announce that DOCOVA V4.1 will be shipping the first week of June 2014. Some of the new features in this latest release are: Graphical themes and dynamic tabs. User configurable dashboards. Ability to generate  mobile ready forms with the click of a button from DOCOVA Designer. Ability to link different types of content to folders and sub folders. In this release we have added dynamic tabs and UI theme support so users can select from multiple themes and th




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