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 I am working on getting all the old technical content migrated over, some of the old personal or out-of-date posts will not make the move.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

Salesforce Business Date Formula

Just putting this here so I remember it if I ever need it in the future. There was a Trailblazer community post I came across and thought “I can do that” - and it looks like I did. The OP had a formula he was using to calculate 5 business days before an event date and now needed to change the calculation to 9 days prior. The OP wasn’t sure how to do it. [Read More]

Domino V11 TLS Cipher Configuration

More on HCL Domino V11 - this time on the updated (finally!) configuration of TLS ciphers for your internet protocols! I know - you couldn’t wait for this exciting new feature as you really enjoy maintaining notes.ini parameters! This means the the ol’ SSLCipherSpec isn’t needed any longer as we can use the Internet Site doc to configure the ciphers now. But there is some work that needs to be done as you upgrade your existing servers to the new release. [Read More]
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Salesforce Custom Report Type for Object Metadata

Last week, I was working on a few year-end items, one of which was maintaining my Salesforce Admin certification. Three times a year, Salesforce puts a release out and to maintain your certifications you must complete maintenance which is done on their excellent Trailhead platform. It’s a module and there is a challenge at the end that must be completed to pass. This was my first time going through the certification maintenance. [Read More]

Domino V11 New Web Authentication Options

I have upgraded my lab server to Domino V11 and have started checking some of the new features out. First up, the new option to authenticate web users with their Notes ID passwords from the ID Vault. This is a really nice feature that is working as designed. This basicall allows you to not use the Internet password field for users that have their IDs in the vault, so that’s one less place you have to maintain a password - nice! [Read More]
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Domino V11 and Connections 6.5 Global Launch Video

HCL Domino 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 Connections 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

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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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