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updated Mobile app for IBM Connections

We are busy with different customers projects around IBM Connections and I was happy to see that IBM released an update to the Mobile apps for IBM Connections.

There are quite a few changes and additions
(taken from the Android version)

new features Connections app
new features Connections app

and I really like the new design, well done IBM!

old vs new

further examples

Head over to the app store of your choice to get the update.

 

IBM Verse – Calendar Inbox

Last week the IBM Verse Calendar (Cloud only for now..) got a major redesign. It had been announced some time ago, finally it has been released and I must say, well done IBM. It has a nice design and the enhanced functionality helps organizing your “calendar day”.

When logging in the first time after an upgrade/update you get the tour of “what’s new” and this is where most screenshots are from.

Five reasons to love the new Calendar Inbox

Of course the Inbox, where you will find invitations, meeting notices and so on.

IBM Verse Calendar Inbox 1

The footer, where you see notification(s) of your next meeting(s), no matter if the same day or in the future. It will change to a minute count-down when the meeting is closer or notify you of further entries, i.e. «first appointment tomorrow». If there is a conflict, two or more meetings starting at the same time, you can see what is scheduled with one click. -> I really like this one

IBM Verse Calendar Inbox 2

Block out time for yourself by simply clicking on a free time slot. It will create a calendar entry, neither appointment nor meeting, rather a reminder for yourself.

IBM Verse Calendar Inbox 3

The narrow red line will show you the current time of the day

IBM Verse Calendar Inbox 4

and of course you can change the view and choose the day, week or month overview.

IBM Verse Calendar Inbox 5

Detailed views:

IBM Verse Calendar Inbox Example 3
Calendar Inbox with Day view and footer notification
IBM Verse Calendar Inbox Example 1
Scheduling an appointment – Calendar view on the right and notification at the bottom
IBM Verse Calendar Inbox Example 2
Scheduling a meeting – Calendar view on the right and conflict notification at the bottom
Calendar Inbox Example Conflict Detail
Conflict notification details

 

Now eagerly awaiting the on premises release of this new Calendar, which I think could give IBM Verse a new push.

yet another Workspace

You might have heard of the «Project formerly known as Toscana» now being previewed at https://workspace.ibm.com/
and being part of the Watson family.

Well, apparently Workspace is the new «in-name» because WatchDox by BlackBerry has been rebranded and guess what name is being used? Exactly.. Welcome to «BlackBerry Workspaces».

Access, share, and manage your protected files on the go or on your laptop/PC with the new apps.

Availability of #IBMDomino & #IBMNotes 9.0.1 FP6 – Download links

After having much fun providing links to customers for other software downloads today I thought to share this list right away.
Thanks to @stevencpitcher for notifying us about the availability of FP6 for IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 and see Johnny Oldenburger’s post for a preliminary fix list description.

Here are the generated links to the Fix Central page:

IBM Domino: FP6

IBM Notes: FP6

Good upgrade everyone

New JVM installers & Interim Fixes available

The fixpack galore goes on with new updates for Notes and Domino on the different platforms.
Fix lists and download links can be found in technote 1657963 for 9.0.1.x and in technote 1663874 for 8.5.3.x

Good to see that the following has been fixed as we had some issues with clients crashing after a recent key rollover.
Fixes intermittent Domino Server and Notes Client crash when organization is doing a key rollover. Crash occurs on both client and server side when trying to connect.

and yes, this time the installation of the interim fix did not break my Notes client on the Mac.

update: see Matteo’s blog for more information about the IBM Sametime 9 Rich Client Cumulative hotfix for March 2016
Sametime March update