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How Complex are Your Custom Notes Applications?


When it comes to Notes application migration projects, the first thing that needs to be done is an analysis of the Notes environment. There are a lot of analysis tools on the market, and to determine application complexity many count and compare the number of design elements that make up each of the applications.  That is really not a very good indicator as there is specific code that is problematic when you migrate from [...]

How Complex are Your Custom Notes Applications?2018-03-23T16:00:12+00:00

Are You Attending IBM Connect 2017?


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 [...]

Are You Attending IBM Connect 2017?2018-03-23T16:00:50+00:00

New Features Added for Former Quickr Customers


We have been doing Quickr migration projects for a few years now.  One of our early projects involved the migration of more than 400 Quickr places and the support for more than 4500 users.   Based on the needs of that customer, we added several features to DOCOVA such as: The ability to register users to a library when they are not in the corporate directory The ability to notify users when new content is [...]

New Features Added for Former Quickr Customers2016-11-15T18:32:04+00:00

ICAA – Did IBM Release a Free Version of the Notes Client?


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, [...]

ICAA – Did IBM Release a Free Version of the Notes Client?2018-03-23T16:07:16+00:00

IBM Extends Support for Notes V9.0.1 to 2021


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.  Some blogs have suggested that IBM is embarking on a continuous delivery model for features, which in my opinion is a good thing.  It would have been nice for them to [...]

IBM Extends Support for Notes V9.0.1 to 20212016-09-23T16:06:44+00:00

Mobile App Dev for Dummies


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 [...]

Mobile App Dev for Dummies2018-03-23T16:10:38+00:00

MWLUG 2016 Recap


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 [...]

MWLUG 2016 Recap2018-03-23T16:16:12+00:00

Quickr Alert – SSL Certs Expire Jan 1, 2017


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 [...]

Quickr Alert – SSL Certs Expire Jan 1, 20172016-08-19T12:39:00+00:00

IBM Announces a Change is Coming to the Notes & Domino Life Cycle Policy


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 [...]

IBM Announces a Change is Coming to the Notes & Domino Life Cycle Policy2018-03-23T16:18:17+00:00

Mobile Offline File Access & Mark Up


With the end of support for Quickr only a few weeks away we have been dealing with a lot of Quickr customer inquiries.   Three times in the past month we have run into Quickr customers wishing they had the ability to provide mobile users with off line access to  files, and the ability to mark up files.   By using a combination of DOCOVA, File Jockey and GoodReader you can do this. File Jockey [...]

Mobile Offline File Access & Mark Up2018-03-23T16:20:11+00:00
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