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.
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
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.
The narrow red line will show you the current time of the day
and of course you can change the view and choose the day, week or month overview.
Now eagerly awaiting the on premises release of this new Calendar, which I think could give IBM Verse a new push.
As reported by Daniel Nashed and others, there have been issues with FP7 and some problems were only seen on Linux. IBM has released an IF1 to address the critical issues on Linux.
If you have installed FP7 on Linux and have not downgraded yet, I suggest you look into this alert.
Interim Fix 1 for Domino 9.0.1 Fix Pack 7 is now available for download from Fix Central. This Interim Fix is available for only Linux64 and zLinux64, and it addresses critical issues affecting those platforms. The issues stem from a threading mismatch and can surface in Domino as problems with cluster replication as well as potentially other critical issues. These issues are tracked as SPR KBRNAEMPX2.
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:
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
I missed my self-set deadline for this post so I’m not referencing Back to the Future anymore.. 😉 but this Wednesday will still be a special day for me when I will have a session at SNoUG together with Sandra Bühler, talking about a customer reference project.
If you haven’t checked the agenda yet, go here as it is packed with IBM Champions and information you can put to use right away.
So why is it special? Because “back in the early days of administration..” it was not that easy to get information about solutions, possible problems, 3rd party products and so on, about and around all that was Lotus Software.
Being a junior administrator I was not allowed to travel to the US for any conferences but luckily someone from the company I was working for was involved in SNoUG and told me about the user group meeting “where you can meet peers, discuss and compare settings, best practices and get a confirmation, that you are not the only one using this software..” (sounds familiar?).
Basically SNoUG was my first “knowledge well” in the Yellowverse, and stayed so for a few years, before I moved to larger scale conferences with Lotusphere Europe in Berlin and then on to the various Lotuspheres in Orlando and some of the user groups around the world.
And now, after all these years and a few sessions at user groups all over the world I get to speak at the user group meeting where it somehow all started for me. I’m looking forward to it.