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IBM Sametime 9.2.0 for iOS released !!

IBM released the new version of the IBM Sametime Client for iOS devices including the following new functions:

  • Support for iOS 8
  • This update requires iOS 7.1 or higher
  • Bug fixes
  • Fiberlink MaaS360 management integration
  • Federated authentication support for IBM SmartCloud
  • Image transfer support in group chats with proxy server update

IBM also released a new IBM Sametime Meeting Client for iOS with new features:

  • Continuous-presence audio and video for phones as well as tablets
  • Improvements to polling including creation of polls
  • Guest meeting participants can now join room Audio and Video

All clients are ready for downloading on iTunes:

Sametime Client:

Sametime Meeting Client:


Desktop Settings - Settings and Managed Settings

Today I had to solve a problem at customer site. The customer did some modification of the Java settings, but when saving the desktop settings the modifications they have been reverted to the old values.

After some investigation the problem could be located and fixed ( it was quite easy ):

For example you want to enable the three settings and do not want those settings to be enforced in child policies via the "Miscellaneous" Tab:

If you save the desktop settings document, the values are reverted to "Disable" and to "Enforce".

Solution was quite simple:
Customer had some "Managed Settings" for publishing in the NOTES.INI of the client:

EnableJavaApplets=0, Enforce
EnableLiveConnect=0, Enforce
EnableJavaScript=0, Enforce 

So if you save the document, the settings from the "Managed Settings" overwrite the settings in the "Miscellaneous" Tab. After removing them from the "Managed Settings" everything worked fine again ;-)


Folder wigdet does not get updated after migration to IBM Connections 5

I did a Side-By-Side migration of an IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 environment to Release 5.

Everything went fine except the folder wiget inside the Community Overview, which always shows the status "updating" like in the screenshot:

After opening a PMR and sending all the traces and logs I received the information, that this is an internal database bug and will be fixed in IC5 CR1 coming in week 39.

So hopefully this issue is getting fixed. But >> IBM Connections 5 CR1 is right ahead !!


IBM Domino Utility Server V9.0.1 adds IBM Notes Browser Plug-in

With the purchase of an IBM Domino Utility Server License you also are allowed to publish the Notes Browser Plugin at no extra charge.

So you´re allowed to host applications for an unspecified number of users ( which also can authenticate against the Domino Directory ) using the Notes Browser Plugin.

Official statement from IBM can be found here >> Announcement Letter


IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 IF6 available on IBM FixCentral

Today IBM released the new IF6 for IBM Notes Traveler 9.0.1 including the following fixes:

Too many instances of a calendar event may prevent Notes Client from displaying the event.
Reply to meeting notice may get delivery failure if lookup fails for canonical name.
Rotating device during corporate lookup may result in two progress bars.
Compose mail on Android may display as double spaced for the recipient.
Corporate lookup from Contacts app not showing all fields available.
Auto sync may be disabled after upgrade of Android client.
Wipe command for Android shows as pending even though it was executed on device.
Newly registered user may fail to sync all folders with Apple device.
LO81493external linkServerVery large plain text e-mail could impact server performance.
LO81514external linkServerSome attachments may not download to Mobile device.
LO81546external linkServerApproval pending devices may not show up in the device security view of web administrator.
LO81574external linkServerDrifting OS Clock could result in one or more Traveler HA servers being marked as offline.
LO81611external linkServerDevice may resync data if sync requests received out of order.
LO81640external linkAndroidSound notification on Android for new mail may play more then necessary.
LO81602external linkAndroidDevice approval for Android device may not be sent in the device language.
LO81628external linkServerDefrag of derby database should rebuild constraint indexes.
LO81659external linkServerAttachment may not download when name includes iso-2002-jp encoded special characters.
LO81719external linkServeriOS8: Support Out of Office departure and returning dates for ActiveSync devices.
LO81732external linkServerCleanup orphan user and device entries from web administration views.
LO81743external linkServerAttachment may not download when has Ampersand in the name.
LO81748external linkServerApple device may get stuck in a Calendar sync loop.
LO81757external linkServerUser listener registration may fail if Traveler database is not reachable.
LO81815external linkServerSend mail from older Windows Phone device may have corrupt UTF-8 characters.
LO81842external linkServeriOS8: Support registering new Traveler Companion and ToDo applications on Apple iOS 8.x devices.
LO81898external linkServerUpdate the Apple Push Network (APNs) certificates.
LO81908external linkServerDevice may stop receiving updates if MIME parse error encountered.
LO81909external linkServeriOS8: Accepting an unprocessed reschedule on Apple device may result in two copies of event on the device.
LO81910external linkServeriOS8: Delete instance of a repeating event on Apple device may send recipients multiple update notices.
LO81913external linkServeriOS8: Traveler Companion and ToDo applications may not be able to utilize full capabilities on Apple iOS 8.x devices.
LO81914external linkServerSend mail cache could miss a duplicate mail send instance in an HA environment.
LO81916external linkServerCall to getLocalHost could impact sync performance.

IF6 can be download on IBM Fix Central


Open Mic Webcast: IBM Serviceability Tool for Sametime

Learn the newest and advanced features of the IBM Serviceability Tool for Sametime to help find issues during your deployment, and production of Sametime.  Learn the tools to use to identify issues on your own, and the tools to use to provide information to Sametime support for faster resolution times. 

Learn how to do the following:

  • Compare Production and Test environment configurations
  • Compare configurations over time
  • Validate Configuration
  • Environment Configuration Analysis 
  • Analyze Logs
  • Best Practices for serviceability
  • Need to call Support, learn what to provide!

After a presentation attendees will be given an opportunity to ask 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.

A replay and a transcript of questions and answers will be posted to the following technote:

Title:     IBM Serviceability Tool for Sametime - 10 September 2014
Doc #:  7042929

Join our telephone conference call:
Participant Code:   9945563
USA Toll-Free: 866-803-2145
USA Caller Paid: 1-210-795-1099

Join the IBM Smartcloud meeting to view a slide presentation and participate in group web chat: 
web conference password: webcast


IBM Support Technical Exchange session - Ask Us Anything About the Administration and Management of Domino Databases and Users

Presentation title: Ask Us Anything About the Administration and Management of Domino Databases and Users 
Presenter Name: Marcin Nalewajko 
Date: Tuesday, September 02, 2014 
Time: 11:00 AM EDT 
Webcast URL: 
Web conference password: webcast 

Join subject matter experts from the IBM Domino team for an Ask the Experts Q&A session on "Ask us anything about the administration and management of Domino databases and users." We'll begin the session with a short demo but the main focus of the session is Q&A. So bring your questions! 

To learn more about this presentation and how to participate, click here:

Allow up to 60 minutes for the presentation including a live question and answer session. 

A replay of the presentation will be made available here a few business days after the live event.