Considering you’re reading a blog about Domino, you may likely have seen that Domino 14 was released recently, you can catch the launch video here if you missed it.
Domino 14 is another major release from HCL. We had three big public betas. This really allows access to the people making the decisions to heed feedback from all types of end users. It’s something HCL has done exceptionally well.
The primary features I’ve seen people focus on are:
· AutoUpdate (the ability to download and distribute software from HCL automatically from your Domino server – this will soon also have the ability to auto-deploy to your servers).
- Option to run Domino as non-admin user in Windows on install. (Daniel Nashed summarizes what you need to consider here)
· The Domino core update. (this is one where people go OK – what does that do for me? Well various things, but at a high level I think it shows a long term commitment to the development of the platform, and it shows investment in resiliency of the platform).
· Admin central (new web based Domino app for doing help desk type of tasks)
- The auto-inclusion of Verse, Nomad, and Ontime in Domino. Out of box. (This one seems a no brainer – but it’s great to see regardless – you can still apply updates, which for Nomad in particular has a regular quarterly release scale anyway – Nomad 1.0.10 has been released since Domino 14 with a basic version of Designer included).
· Passkey Authentication (arguably the most immediately useful feature in Domino 14)
This is a major release and there is a lot to consider here. HCL have put together a series of deep dive webinars through January and February on several Domino 14 topics. Conveniently you can register for all in one go and go to which one’s you like then. Just register here.
One thing I’d like to mention here as I haven’t seen an overemphasis on it elsewhere is the number of different new security features included in Domino 14. To a certain extent I think it was widely publicized how many new security features there were in Domino 12. If anything there’s even more in this release. It’s something that probably is taken for granted with Domino. It is rock solid on security.
The other obvious thing the state is that there is now no 32 bit Notes client. It’s all 64 bit only. (this is quite overdue anyway and has been well flagged in advance – but it is something to consider).
A couple of years ago at the release of Domino 12, I did a blog post on the 101 NEW features of Domino 12. This got some decent feedback within the community.
I’ve looked at this release in a similar fashion. Instead of 101 New features, this time we’ve got to 86 NEW Features of Domino 14. (This includes Domino server, Notes client, Designer, Restyle, Traveler but doesn’t list any bug fixes of which there are 366 in Notes/Domino alone). I must point out that the Domino core update is such a significant undertaking that getting anywhere near the same amount of features as Domino 12 is amazing.
So here’s the list of 86 NEW Features of Domino 14:
If you can think of any more to add to the list, please comment below !
Cormac McCarthy – Domino People Ltd