Webinar - Let's Get Real: What's in Domino v10

After finishing the #domino2025 jam sessions there will be a webinar held by IBM and the strategic partner HCL regarding IBM Notes/Domino V10 which will probably released in the second half of 2018. The webinar will take place on Wednesday, February 28th 2018, 5pm ( Austria time ).

You can register for this webinar here: REGISTER

Speakers of this webinar will be:

Bob Schultz
General Manager
IBM Watson Talent and Collaboration Solutions

Richard Jefts
General Manager / VP Collaborative Workflow Platforms

Andrew Manby
Director of Offering Management
IBM Collaboration Solutions

Alert Flash: IBM Notes/Domino Feature Pack 10

Today I received an Alert Flash regarding issues on IBM Notes/Domino Feature Pack 10 with the hint to stop upgrades. Currently the following issues are known:
(fix available) The IBM Sametime client embedded within the IBM Notes client stops working after you install Notes 9.0.1 FP10 on top of Lotus Notes 9.0.1 FP9 + Sametime Embedded build 9.0.x clients by L2) SMTP Mails with Umlauts broken after installing FP10                    This seems to be regression. Support is working.(verified) Group iQ.Suite - Out of License because the internal product numbering has changed. The API reports a different version number.
Before upgrade eg  => 9.0.1 FP9, after upgrade 900.  => 9.0.1 FP10
Group is informed and can assist. Group will provide Hotfixes of iQ.Suite (19.1.5, 20.2.3 or 20.3) soon.(not yet verified) org.eclipse.core.runtime.CoreException: Plug-in .api was unable to …

IBM Collaboration Webcasts

In collaboration with DNUG ( a great German Notes User Group - !! ) there are a lot of extremely interesting webcasts.

This week there has been the webcast about "Road to Connections Pink" ( held by Martti Garden and Matthias Schneider), which gave a very good overview about the transition of IBM Connections 6 to "Pink". You can download the presentation ( it´s in German ) here:

You can find an overview of all webcasts on the event page of DNUG:
So feel free to register for those events and take a look behind the scenes ;-)

Scripted FTP Upload with special character in password

Some days ago I ran into the problem, that the customer had special characters in his password on IBM Connections Cloud. For an automated upload to the IBM Integration Server I created some scripts to automate the upload.

After creating a TDI assembly line, installing WinSCP and setting up an automated upload I noticed, that you script could not login. In my case it was the character "+".

I started to investigate and searched for a solution and located the following site, which helped me:

After replacing the character "+" with "%2B" the scripted login worked fine.

Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4 adds capabilities for customization and analytics

In todays announcement of Component Pack for IBM Connections the following additions will be available:

IBM Connections Customizer V6.0.0.4: Tool for customizing the IBM Connections user experienceIBM Connections App Registry V6.0.0.4: Database that stores specifications from Customizer and other sourcesIBM Connections Orient Me V6.0.0.4: Latest release of the IBM Connections Orient Me home page featureElasticsearch: Used to replace the Cognos® Business Intelligence supporting program that was provided with IBM Connections V6.0 for the Metrics feature.

The complete announcement can be found here:

IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Feature Pack 10

Today Barry Rosen posted, that the FP10 will be available during this week:

The most important issues are:

The JVM in Designer is Upgraded to use 1.8 at compile time Eclipse Platform Upgraded to 4.6.2Embedded Sametime Upgraded To 901 By Default Add-on Installer for Notes CCM (Connections Content Manager) 
The full listing of the new features are listed here:

"Problem Steps Recorder" inside Windows

Today I had the request to collect all the steps a user is doing to be sure, that the user doesn´t make any mistakes.

I found the so called "Problems Steps Recorder" - a tool, I never saw before. With this tool you easily can record all the action and all single steps are saved in a single ZIP, which you can upload or send by mail.

The advantage of this tool is, that all the steps are inside the ZIP and are explained very well.

To start this tool >> simply click on "Start", enter psr.exe and start the recording. A full description can be found here: