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Quick-Tip: IBM Champion nomination is open - but be warned!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 7:14 PM UTC
It’s the time of the year again (for about one or two weeks now I guess?) to nominate an IBM Champion. I just learned that the nomination time is extended to November 1 - this is one extra week. So please nominate YOUR IBM Champions here  As it was for the last years, the form has changed - again. Even worse: it has a timeout which is very short. So best practice is op [...] 

Quick-Tip: Monitoring Domino V10 with New Relic

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 5:11 PM UTC
One feature that was mentioned on slides months ago but wasn’t as prominent as it should be is the built-in monitoring feature of your server with a service called „New Relic“. This is by far the most simple setup I’ve ever experienced during my 18-year lasting Domino career. It just takes a few simple steps to start: Create an account at www.newrelic.com - it&rsqu [...] 

One week V10 - a brief summary

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 8:13 PM UTC
The first week with the final V10 release is almost done. There was a lot of testing going on in the community and I also did some deep dive into some of the new features. I wasn’t that interested in those new admin stuff like streaming replication, auto healing or scheduled mail. I even don’t have a test environment for that to play around with that. I was interested in the Domino Des [...] 

Domino 10 on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Monday, October 15, 2018 7:26 PM UTC
This is not a supported OS, I know. However, I always installed Domino on Ubuntu and it worked like a charm - for development machines, my homepage, test servers - no problems at all. With V10 things changed a bit. When using Ubuntu locally I always used the latest server OS which now is 18.04 LTS - and it worked without any problem. I installed all the betas on it directly without anything add [...] 

First dive into Domino and Node.js

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 10:52 PM UTC
Man, what a 36 hours! We had the V10 product launch, well celebrated yesterday in Frankfurt (Germany) and perfectly streamed for all us home-bound spectators. Thanks for that, it was very entertaining! This day’s morning I downloaded all available packages of V10 which included the server for Windows and Linux and the clients for Windows only - no Mac client at the moment. The IBM AppD [...] 

Fixing problems with IBM Notes on macOS Mojave

Sunday, October 7, 2018 1:59 PM UTC
I am using Mojave for some months now. I never used the Notes client on macOS but since there is a special interim fix for Mojave I thought I give it a try. The installation process is usually simple: install the client package install the fix right afterwards (without trying to start the client for the first time) Please also read this blog post fro [...]