Welcome to the new site!

This website has replaced my old site, dominothoughts.com, and if you went to that domain, you've found the new home. I am working on getting all the old technical content migrated over, some of the old personal or out-of-date posts will not make the move. If you ended up here clicking a link for the Domino Thoughts site, try searching for the subject and if I've migrated the article, you should find it there. If you don't find it, please reach out to me using the links at the bottom and I'll get it migrated over.

What's new as of 1 Oct 2019?

  • All of the old SNTT “Show and Tell Thursday” posts are now here

Thanks for visiting - Ted

Domino V11 and Connections 6.5 Global Launch Video

Earlier today, HCL had a global launch event for Domino v11 and Connections 6.5 in Tokyo. For those that couldn't attend, there is now a video posted on YouTube that replays the event

Check it out. I was still asleep (Pacific time zone) when it happened, so I'll be looking at it and will have some comments.

Congrats to HCL on the new release and products!

Sametime Proxy Login Errors

A long-time customer contacted me today about an issue they were having with their Sametime Proxy. Users could login just fine from the Notes and Sametime clients, but users from Connections and mobile phones were getting the message “Chat is temporarily unavailable.” Looking through the logs on the ST Proxy didn't give any useful messages, just CommunityServ W CLFRX0030E: Login is not completed in 30 seconds. User "" will be logged out. [Read More]

Connections 6 CR6 Available

HCL have released the Connections 6 CR6 update! Download is available at HCL Flexnet if you have access. If you're a Business Partner, then you'll probably be waiting til next week. Customers can download now.

Below is a YouTube video from HCL highlight what's new in CR6

HCL also has a webpage in their documentation ::Link:: site that lists the fixes included in CR6.

Certified for Salesforce!

Like a few others in the Yellowverse, I've been playing around in the Salesforce Trailhead environment for a while. Apparently, it's been over 2 years. This year, I've been looking at it more seriously and decided to get certified as an Admin. I've been working in Trailhead mostly and it's fantastic, it's a great way to get introduced to the Salesforce platform and learn by doing and not just reading documentation or watching videos. [Read More]

IBM Connections 6.0 Security Refresh Available Now

Just released today is a security refresh for IBM Connections 6.0 that resolves an issue with potential cross-site scripting that allows a user to embed JavaScript code into the webui. This update requires that 6.0 CR5 is installed and then you can install the patch on top of that.

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IBM Connections - Time to Update Your APNS Certs

IBM has announced that iFixes are available to update IBM Connections with the latest versions of APNS certificates used by the mobile app for Push notifications. Fixes are available for the latest CRs for 5.0 and 5.5 and both 6.0 CR3 and CR4. Please follow the link below to the IBM Technote which has links to the different downloads. The current (or most recent) APNS certificates expire on July 21, 2019, so you've got about 90 days to get these downloaded and installed. [Read More]

Note to self: Host name is case-sensitive when deploying Sametime servers

Working on a Sametime install for a client and it's been a little while. I created the Community server deployment plan and started the install on the Community Server. The hostname is kindly populated for me from the OS. It's got some letters in upper case, but no worries. I click the Next button to get the list of available deployment plans and nothing, zip, nada shows in the window. Hmmm. [Read More]

Observations on Upgrading to v10.0.1 - Domino, Traveler, Verse on Prem

I spent a little time this morning upgrading a Domino server from 10.0 to 10.0.1. Upgrading Domino, Traveler and Verse on Prem took about 15 minutes. Got to love those simple upgrades. Only wish some other products were that simple. That isn't to say there wasn't any issue. This was a Windows box and when the Domino service started, it failed with an error. Event viewer said the error number was 7024, but didn't offer any help at all. [Read More]