I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the Domino 12 release.
The next couple of weeks are significant ones for HCL. There’s a major release event planned for Monday and a series of events for 12 days “the Domino dozen.” There will likely be announcements and surprises, it’s not to be missed. If you’ve registered already you should have got an email to send you to the launch event:
The community has been blogging lately about different features in Domino 12. I don’t want to exclude anyone because there’s loads of great content out there but two have caught me eye in particular as there’s been multiple posts by the same person. One is Gab Davis, who has done up some interesting blogs which are a great reference point.
Another is Daniel Nashed Daniel has written a few blogs around Domino 12 and security that I think are worth everyone reading. This post in particular resonates with me completely, in the current climate on ransomware attacks, Domino 12 delivers dozens of new features (PUN INTENDED) on cutting edge security on a platform that is already fundamentally secure. You won’t hear about Domino being the entry point to ransomware because it just doesn’t happen.
One thing that I’m not sure has really been emphasized enough in the community is the maturity of Domino 12. It was first delivered via an early access platform last year. And then this year in the form of three COMPLETELY PUBLIC betas.
There has never been as much engagement between the community and the developers in the background on a Domino release, so what you’re getting in 12.0 of Domino really feels more like a 12.0.1 release. This has been tested to the hilt, each feature included has matured and layered functionality with each beta. For something like Certificate Manager, it isn’t one thing. It delivers a whole host of functionality. The delivery dates for these have been met with Domino 12.0 actually being delivered over a week earlier the full release event. There’s obviously some bits and pieces where you know it’ll be improved again in the next build and while any dot zero build is going to have some issues that won’t be known until it’s released in the wild fully – you can have confidence in this build.
This isn’t just bluster, I was thinking about the actual features included and the list is so long I started to write them down. I did write a blog for HCL a few weeks back on the Four Security Security features you’ve been waiting for and writing down an actual list this week I came up with 101 features of Domino 12. (believe it or not there’s actually more than that but I had to draw the line somewhere!).
So here’s 101 NEW Features of Domino 12 (this includes Domino, Notes, and Traveler) with (hopefully) helpful appropriate links:
Congrats to everyone at HCL and the community who contributed in the mammoth task of getting all of that over the line. I’m looking forward to all the content next week, I hope you are too!
Cormac McCarthy – Domino People Ltd