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Why move from IBM Domino? An economic study

This is a very interesting and compelling document that you should read before buying into Microsoft’s never ending falsehood that “IBM Notes and IBM Domino is dead”. Indeed, the opposite is true. Of course, everyone acknowledges that there have been no counter-messages from IBM to Microsoft’s claims and IBM have underinvested in Notes/Domino over the… Read the full article

Working with Views outside of .nsfs

Ok, so it’s been a long time coming.  Been promised and “in the pipeline” for a long time.  Well with Domino 9.0.1. Feature Pack 8 we can now move views outside of .nsfs. Why would you want to do this?  Well the two primary reasons: 1.  For potential performance improvements on large databases.  This is… Read the full article

Orphaned Devices on Traveler HA SQL

Hi all, Had a recent issue with a customer using Traveler 9.0.1.4 on Domino 9.0.1.4 where one user had three devices listed all with the same device ID (so essentially the same device). All devices were inactive and we wanted to clear them up. So, I issued the usual console commands: 1. Tell Traveler Delete… Read the full article

Working with SHA-2 in Domino

Any production web site on Domino will have been flagged for months (if not years) on lack of support for SHA-2.  Since the poodle scares last year, a lot of third party certifiers made the decision to no longer support SHA-1 certs, just in time for Domino to begin supporting SHA-2 (phew). So by now… Read the full article

Notes 9 and SmartCloud Activities – Heuston we have a…

Bit of a moan here. I just upgraded from Notes R8.5.3 to R9.0.1 FP1. There are a lot a features that I really like in R9.x but something is REALLY bugging me. In R8.5.3 I was an avid user of SmartCloud Activities in the sidebar – it worked really well. In R9.0.1 “Social Edition”, you… Read the full article

It’s Friday ! – Undocumented Notes Table Shortcut you will love

I’ve never seen this before and a colleague came across this brilliant shortcut by accident. Here’s how it works (in Notes 8 and 9 anyway): 1. Create a table in Notes (or use an existing table) 2. Hold the shift key and hover the mouse pointer over a row line (not the top one) 3.… Read the full article

Unread marks auditing plus Design Dumps…

Every Domino Admin worth their salt will have experienced  incidents with unread marks not working correctly and will have “fixed” these in variety of ways, mainly either marking all documents as read, or exchanging unread marks between replicas There’s another type of unread marks issue, where someone wants to audit unread marks (i.e. find out… Read the full article

Traveler 9/Apple issue – “mails from other people appear to come from me”

An issue was reported by multiple users on a customer site recently.   Since a Traveler 9.0.1 upgrade :- mails coming into user’s inbox that are from external Internet senders are showing up in the “who” column as being from the recipient’s name rather than the sender. This is only for some mails though, not… Read the full article

Domino 9 – DBMT in program documents

The Database Maintenance Tool in R9, promises an awful lot; essentially, that it does everything compact, fixup and updall does, with more options including: controls on number of threads for each task conditional options such as running a fixup if compact doesn’t run a certain number of times all from one single command/program document. However,… Read the full article

FLASH: Some users stop receiving updates after upgrade to Notes Traveler 8.5.3 UP2 IF3 (2013.07.23)

IBM have sent out an update today, about 8.5.3 UP2 IF3 where users stop receiving mail. In short the fix is to upgrade to 8.5.3 UP2 IF4. The details are documented here Cormac McCarthy – Domino People Ltd