Showing posts from March, 2014

Open Mic Webcast: Linux for the Sametime Windows Admin

Join members of the IBM Sametime team as they provide an overview of Linux, with emphasis on key areas for IBM Sametime.

After a presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask our panel of experts questions. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM SmartCloud Meeting Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.

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Topic: Linux for the Sametime Windows Admin

Date: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes

IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 Preliminary Release Notice

IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1 Preliminary Release Notice
March 27, 2014

IBM has identified important Notes/Domino SPRs to be fixed in the latest Fix Pack release, 9.0.1 Fix Pack 1. This notice serves as the Preliminary Fix List. All fixes in this Fix Pack have been selected through our Triage process of high impacting customer requested bug fixes and are currently undergoing testing. IBM reserves the right to remove any fix from this targeted release if it does not pass quality engineeringtests. Please consider this information to be provisional. Do not base irreversible business decisions on this information until the Fix Pack has been officially released.

The Notes/Domino Fix List website on developerWorks will show you the status of this Fix Pack on the Upcoming Releases tab. This preliminary Release Notice will be updated to include a more descriptive explanation of the problem and fix, where applicable. Also, a link to the technote and regression information will be provided.


Zero-day vulnerability in Microsoft Word under active attack


Attackers are exploiting a newly discovered vulnerability in Microsoft Word that makes it possible to remotely seize control of computers, the company warned. The in-the-wild attacks work by creating booby-trapped documents in the Rich Text Format (RTF) that exploit a vulnerability in the 2010 version of Microsoft Word, Microsoft warned in an advisory published Monday. Similar attacks work against other versions of Word, including 2003, 2007, and 2013 for Windows, Microsoft Office for Mac 2011, and multiple versions of Microsoft SharePoint Server. E-mails that are viewed or previewed using a default setting in Outlook allow the attacker to gain the same system privileges as the user who is currently logged in. "Microsoft is aware of a vulnerability affecting supported versions of Microsoft Word," Monday's advisory stated. "At this time, we are aware of limited, targeted attacks directed at Microsoft Word 2010. The vulnerability could allow remot…

What notes.ini variables have become obsolete in Notes & Domino?

In this IBM Technote you can find a list of obsolete NOTES.INI entries beginning with Notes/Domino 7.0:

Obsolete as of Notes and Domino 9.0.1


Obsolete variables as of Notes/Domino 8.0.1


Obsolete variables as of Notes/Domino 8.0


IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 FP1 has been postponed to April

The FP1 for Notes/Domino 9.0.1, which has been planned for March, has been delayed into April:

IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF4 and IF5 available

Today IBM shipped the new Interim Fixes for IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 and The Interim Fixes are available at IBM Fix Central.

The following fixes are included:

APAR #ComponentAbstractLO78645ServerSave and Security buttons are not enabled for Notes Traveler Web Administrator.LO78732AndroidCalendar entries may be missing in Agenda view after upgrading the client.LO78762AndroidTraveler client on Android may have connection issues if connected to a server.LO78786ServerLine returns may be lost in Out Of Office message body.LO78825ServerCorporate lookup may not work from Android device if message headers altered by Network.LO78876ServerPlain text mail with pre tag may format too small on mobile device.LO78924ServerSend mail to all invitees from iNotes shows on Mobile device as a Prevent Copy mail.LO78929AndroidContact search does not work on Samsung Galaxy S3 device.LO78948ServerDuplicate mail sends may occur due to device resending with different identifier.LO78965ServerSome …


Source: SharePoint Switzerland

It’s hard to believe, Microsoft actually could learn something from IBM. And it seems, they rather don’t.
In 1995 IBM purchased Lotus Development. At the time Lotus Notes was the dominating product in what then was called ‘Groupware’ (today we would call it Social Collaboration). Bill Gates always was known to be a big fan of Lotus Notes and beating up his engineers to come up with a “Notes-killer”. For the first few years after the take-over, the market and business partners  were happy, because IBM left Lotus alone. Lotus was flourishing and brought in a lot of money. The product got better and better and we (partners) could build better and better applications.
Then the unavoidable happened and IBM “integrated” Lotus. Still, things were ok. But then IBM overvalued their influence and impact, when a new strategy (famous words) was introduced to promote IBMs DB2 and JAVA-based products: Websphere was the new kid in town and IBM Workplace was supposed to r…

Error "Overflow" in IBM Notes Standard Client

I had the issue that 2 clients had a problem during creation of a calendar entry, opening mail, ...

They always received the error message "Overflow"

Some investigations later ( remove CACHE.NDK, ... ) I found this helpful link and I checked the NOTES.INI. During the upgrade of Adobe Reader to Adobe XI some modifications are made in the NOTES.INI:

;AddInMenus=scanezmulti.dll,D:\Apps\Office\Adobe\ACROBA~1.0\PDFMaker\Mail\LOTUSN~1\PDFMLO~1.DLL in notes.ini

After removing this line the error was gone. 

Great thank to Adobe !!

How to check httpd.conf on IBM HTTP Server on Windows

Today I had some troubles with getting an IHS up and running. On Linux
there´s a tool where you can check the configuration file.

On Windows it quite simple:

=> Open a command line windows
=> Change to the IHS\bin folder
=> run httpd.exe

Then the problem in your configuration file will be shown ( for example => "character 'e' in line 12..." ) and
you can easily correct the issue.

How to stop the HTTP Server afterwards ??
=> Simply by pressing CTRL-C multiple times

IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 availability of group 2b and group 3 national languages

IBM® Notes® and Domino® is a family of client and server-based offerings for messaging and collaboration on a wide variety of operating environments. Designed for businesses of all sizes, it provides a platform for the rapid development and deployment of collaborative and workflow-driven business applications that can support a wide range of critical business processes and bring people and ideas together.

IBM Notes and Domino V9.0.1 is now available in the following languages:

Estonian for IBM iNotes®

Additional informations can be found here

Open Mic Webcast: Updating and Migrating IBM Connections


Join Greg Presayzen and Carlo Garcia and others from the IBM Connections team as they discuss updating and migrating IBM Connections.

After a presentation attendees will be given an opportunity to ask our panel of experts some questions. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions through our SmartCloud meeting web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.

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IBM Collaboration Solutions (Lotus) support wants to help you take full advantage of your products. Join us for our Open Mic webcasts as technical experts share their knowledge and answer your questions.

These webcasts are designed to address specific topics and provide an in-depth and focused technical exchange in a convenient online webcast format.


Topic: Updating and Migrating IBM ConnectionsDay: Wednesday, April 16, 2014Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15…

2014 Social Community Management Comparison

Source available at

Organizations have a variety of options when determining how to establish and manage their social communities and they now have access to sophisticated, feature-rich social solutions that allow them to establish, manage, optimize and nurture their community. Feature sets such as activity streams, digital asset management, member profiles, alerts, user-generated content, wikis and discussions are now all at the fingertips of enterprise social network managers. - See more at:

Open Mic Webcast: Install, Deploy and Troubleshoot IBM Connections Content Manager

IBM is inviting to an Open Mic Webcast on the topic:

"Install, Deploy and Troubleshoot IBM Connections Content Manager."

This event will be held Wednesday, 12 March 2014 at 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC, or GMT -4), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask questions directly of IBM Developers and Support Engineers.

See more details here:

The world's largest photo service just made its pictures free to use


If you go to the Getty Images website, you'll see millions of images, all watermarked. There are more than a hundred years of photography here, from FDR on the campaign trail to last Sunday's Oscars, all stamped with the same transparent square placard reminding you that you don't own the rights. If you want Getty to take off the watermark, you'll have to pay for it. "OUR CONTENT WAS EVERYWHERE ALREADY." Starting now, that's going to change. Getty Images is dropping the watermark for the bulk of its collection, in exchange for an open-embed program that will let users drop in any image they want, as long as the service gets to append a footer at the bottom of the picture with a credit and link to the licensing page. For a small-scale WordPress blog with no photo budget, this looks an awful lot like free stock imagery. It's a real risk for the company, since it's easy to screenshot the new versions if you want to snag an unlicensed…

Domino 9.0.1: Bug with documents not appearing in categorized views

After upgrading to Domino 9.0.1 you may run into weird view problems where documents, especially response documents may not appear in categorised views.
Only “shift + F9″ will solve the problem temporarily, but as soon as documents are added to the database, the problem might occur again. The issue has already been reported in LO78849 “DOCUMENTS DISAPPEAR FROM VIEWS AFTER UPGRADING TO DOMINO 9.0.1” (authentication is required to access the technote).
According to IBM Support, this issue has the highest severity and they are working on a fix. It’s supposed to be addressed in FP2 for Domino 9.0.1.
As a temporary workaround, IBM Support recommends to set MAX_PERMUTE_RECURSE=100000 in the server’s notes.ini.
This parameter which is new in Domino 9.0.1 and 8.5.3 FP6 has been introduced due to SPR #KHAN87ZUTS and seems to be part of the root cause because
…the number of hierarchical responses that can be added to a given collection…
is now somehow limited. 

Handling Dead Mails in the MAIL.BOX

Shankar Venkatachalam published an application onOpenNTF which automatically removes "Dead Mails" from the MAIL.BOX of configured Domino Server.
The way those mails are removed is:
1) The application server first read it's configuration document, and take a connection to that server. 
2) The application also reads the configuration document to understand, how many are available on the server. The application would work on all the , that were mentioned on the configuration document
3) It then connects to the configured servers, and open the , and read for the emails, which has the field value RoutingStatus=Dead. If a message on the has that field , then it considers that as a Dead Message, and take a copy of that message, before deleting it from the server. 
4) The collected dead mails on all the servers, are available on the view “Purged Dead Mails” 
5) The collected dead mails can be deleted periodically, or if administrator thinks that t…

Demo: Rich Content Editing in IBM Connections

With the Ephox RichText Editor included in IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2 the following possibilites are available:

The implementation is quite easy. If an active IBM Software Subscription for IBM Connections is available by February 11th 2014, you are allowed to use this nice editor.