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The Truth about Migrating from Domino to Microsoft (Mail Edition)

In this article we describe our real life experience of migrating from Notes/Domino to Microsoft Exchange and Exchange online. To be clear we have a vested interest here. We don’t want any of our customers to migrate from HCL Domino to any other platforms. However we also do acknowledge that we have got business from… Read the full article

Domino Admin ID Expired? Here’s what you need to do…

What happens when your only Domino Admin type ID expires? Not a lot really because you won’t be able to do anything! You will need to recertify your Admin ID with a new certificate and expiration date but you need an Admin ID for that right? Not if you follow this simple guide which should… Read the full article

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Count attachments in Rich Text Fields – LotusScript Function

We came across a situation where we needed to be able to count how many attachments were in a rich text field in LotusScript. Scenario – We had a table with four tabbed rows. In each tab was a rich text field (which was hidden unless user clicked on tab). We needed a way of… Read the full article

Everything has changed

Long time, no blog. It’s been a while since this blog has been active, and so much as happened since with HCL Notes Domino. Well, in the middle of 2019 the HCL take over of Notes/Domino from IBM was finally completed. (If you’re still catching up on new links with HCL, bookmark this page Rainer… Read the full article

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