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If your Apple push notifications no longer work from yesterday

Vladislav Tatarincev  9 March 2018 09:10:02
Yesterday, many people posted news on 9.0.1.21 availability, one of updates was APNS certificate.

Meanwhile some customers (this is not good) still run 9.0.1.19 Traveler, which had APNS certificate expiration 8 March 2018.
So after this date you Your Traveler will be no longer able send push notification to MobileDevices.

LO92897: UPDATED APNS CERTIFICATES, EXPIRE 8/1/2018. (9.0.1.19)
http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO92897

Being on Last version is saidly not always good practice (9.0.1.FP9 Private View problem, and 9.0.1.FP19 is another story, but Traveler is very stable, well tested solution).


Prepare for upgrade :)

    Seems Unicode Subjects are garbled after FP10 installation on Domino

    Vladislav Tatarincev  31 January 2018 17:18:14
    There is a problem with Subjects after FP10 installation. We rollback our server. Stay tuned. we opened PMR with IBM.

    vlad

      Transend Migrator available for free if you Deploy IBM DOmino/Verse

      Vladislav Tatarincev  2 October 2017 11:50:50
      While ago I blogged that if You migrate to IBM Cloud, IBM gives for free migration utility Transend Migrator which is best in class migration utility.
      Since we deploy more onPrem installations than Cloud, I asked Transend People if they can speak with IBM to extend this to also onPrem IBM Domino/Verse deployments.

      I was surprised to know that recently this was extended. So Great news are, If you deploy IBM Verse, you can request free Transend migration utility from IBM.
      You should fill a form, http://ibm.biz/tmrequest. IBM will verify that you have purchased Verse/Notes licences, and you will have Transend Migrator to migrate mail from old outfashion systems like Microsoft Exchange to beautiful IBM Verse.

      I should mention that form http://ibm.biz/tmrequest is cloud oriented, It does not cover onPrem licences, but I was able to fill proper values, I also asked IBM to adjust form for opPrem clients. Hope this will be done soon.
      Hurray, now if Clients will deploy IBM solutions onPrem or in Cloud we have great tools to migrate Mail, Calendar, ToDo Contacts.
      Thank you IBM

        Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available and has many new things

        Vladislav Tatarincev  6 September 2017 22:15:03
        IBM Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available for Download.
        Linux https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm%2FLotus%2FLotus+Notes+Traveler&fixids=IBM_Traveler_90119_Linux&source=myna&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mynp=OCSSKTMJ&mync=R&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-OCSSKTMJ-_-R&function=fixId&parent=Collaboration%20Solutions
        Windows https://www-945.ibm.com/support/fixcentral/swg/selectFix?product=ibm%2FLotus%2FLotus+Notes+Traveler&fixids=IBM_Traveler_90119_Win&source=myna&myns=swglotus&mynp=OCSSYRPW&mynp=OCSSKTMJ&mync=R&cm_sp=swglotus-_-OCSSYRPW-OCSSKTMJ-_-R&function=fixId&parent=Collaboration%20Solutions

        Whats new is described in this Technote http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21700212#90119

        Main improvements are:
        • Support for MS SQL Server 2016 Enterprise Edition.
        • Updated APNS Certificates with expiration 8/1/2018.
        • Improvements for the Run as User Feature.


        IBM seems made mistake describing whats new , since document says
        Image:Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available and has many new things
        While clicking and going deeped, says, 2018
        Image:Traveler 9.0.1.19 is available and has many new things

        Anyway, many other things fixed, will update my traveler tomorrow.



          Copying Russian text outside IBM notes strips one space on Macintosh

          Vladislav Tatarincev  5 September 2017 10:22:55
          If you copy Russian text from IBM Notes to Microsoft Word or any other program on Mac, strips one space.
          Since one space delimits words, result is words that are merged.

          I have created SPR with IBM, we need more voices to fix this. Please open PMR with IBM and ask them to add voice to this SPR.

          SPR ZQSAA7Q754 (customer report # LO92902) for this issue.


          При копировании текста с IBM Notes на Mac, в другие програмы, в тексте пропадает один пробел.
          Так как слова ограничены одним пробелом, после копирования все слова сливаются. Проблема повторяется на Mac, OS x.
          Если надо скорировать тест, то есть Workaround - сделать Find and Replace один пробел в тексте заменить на два, и после этого копировать. Тогда при копировании один проблем пропадет и на получающей стороне текст будет нормальным.

          Если для вас эта проблема актуальна, а маками часто пользуется руководство, прошу открыть PMR в тех поддержке IBM, и указать SPR. SPR ZQSAA7Q754 (customer report # LO92902)

          working with Date/Time Fields while synching IBM Domino with IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator

          Vladislav Tatarincev  31 July 2017 16:45:26
          If you try sync Date/TIME fields from SQL (JDBC connector) to IBM Domino database, you may see error similar to one below.
          Since it took me a while to solve this, I hope this will help some one sometimes.

          16:44:48,020 ERROR - [LotusNotesConnector] CTGDIS810E handleException - cannot handle exception , addonly
          NotesException: Unknown or unsupported object type in Vector
                  at lotus.domino.local.Document.NreplaceItemValue(Native Method)
                  at lotus.domino.local.Document.replaceItemValue(Unknown Source)
                  at com.ibm.di.connector.DominoConnector.inner_modDocument(DominoConnector.java:1328)
                  at com.ibm.di.connector.DominoConnector.inner_putEntry(DominoConnector.java:863)
                  at com.ibm.di.connector.DominoConnector.run(DominoConnector.java:1606)
                  at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:736)
          16:44:48,021 ERROR - CTGDIS266E Error in NextConnectorOperation. Exception occurred: NotesException: Unknown or unsupported object type in Vector
          NotesException: Unknown or unsupported object type in Vector
                  at lotus.domino.local.Document.NreplaceItemValue(Native Method)
                  at lotus.domino.local.Document.replaceItemValue(Unknown Source)
                  at com.ibm.di.connector.DominoConnector.inner_modDocument(DominoConnector.java:1328)
                  at com.ibm.di.connector.DominoConnector.inner_putEntry(DominoConnector.java:863)
                  at com.ibm.di.connector.DominoConnector.run(DominoConnector.java:1606)
                  at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:736)
          16:44:48,030 INFO  - CTGDIS100I Printing the Connector statistics.
          Creating of fields with DateTime type may not give you best result.
          Try to use following construction to create a DateTime object and fill it with proper value.
          in may case attribute name was Sakuma_datums (Start Date)


          var itemName = "sakuma_datums"
          sqlDate = work.getObject(itemName);
          javaDate = new java.util.Date(sqlDate.getTime());
          session = LotusNotesConnector.connector.getDominoSession(); 'this creates session to IBM Domino
          domDate = session.createDateTime(javaDate); 'we create kind of NotesDateTime variable and fill it with data
          ret.value = domDate;  'we return attribute value

            Pasting Russian text from Microsoft Word to IBM Notes will be fixed in 901FP9

            Vladislav Tatarincev  24 July 2017 14:33:47
            One of our client has reported that pasting text from MS Word to IBM Notes creates garbage text.
            We been able to reproduce issue, and we opened PMR with IBM.

            IBM recently posted list of things fixed in Feature Pack 9, one of them is this bug.
            GTONAGLGBT (LO91138) - Fixed an issue where pasting Cyrillic characters from Microsoft Word into Notes gives garbled characters (INI needs to be set to enable this fix = EnableUnicodeCopyPasteFromWord=1)


            We have also opened issue, with on the fly check team, that switching input language in OS should also switch corresponding Spell check in IBM notes. Will blog about this separately , but this will be delivered later this year, of course if IBM will not change plans.

            Panagenda Marvel Client allows you to skin your IBM Notes

            Vladislav Tatarincev  18 July 2017 11:19:43
            In the beginning of the year, I was on Panagenda Training. I like what panagenda Marvel Client can do with IBM Notes client, remotely remove icons to old servers, clean Recent contacts. Support of Regular Expressions adds more freedom to actions.
            In my mind, Marvell client is Must have for every administrator and company. If you wish to try, Marvel Client analyze is for free for first 12 month! Worth to try. https://www.panagenda.com/products/marvelclient/

            Panagenda Marvel client allows you to skin your IBM Notes client.
            Blog of Panagenda tells you more how you can skin it,  https://www.panagenda.com/2008/04/creating-your-own-desktop-virtual-workspace-skin-for-lotus-notes/

            Since I was on training, and was excited what I can do with Marvel client, I spent some time in hotel to assemble my test workspace.
            Image:Panagenda Marvel Client allows you to skin your IBM Notes

            You need to push workspace image to directory. For this you can use Panagenda FileDownloader Action, then set
            notes.ini MC_SkinningDirectory=
            According to link to Panagenda blog Image should be named def_background.bmp

            You may have fun deploying different workspace images, depending on where people in your company located, or depending on department.
            For this to work you MUST have Marvell Client, just setting notes.ini via IBM Policies will not make it work.


            Now think how you can make your workspace more corporate, with your company logos, colors, or events like company 25 anniversary or new Year or what ever.

            Image:Panagenda Marvel Client allows you to skin your IBM Notes