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Martin Lechleider
Director, Product Management, HCL Domino Volt
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Digital Solutions | January 12, 2021
HCL Domino Volt: Zero to Hero in 30 Days
You’ve all heard the HCL Domino Volt tagline, “Build enterprise apps lightning fast.” But what do we really mean when we say “fast”? We recently hosted a webinar to show you what you can build in 30 days or less. You can catch the replay here or read the recap below. You’ll also find responses to our live Q&A during the webinar below.   If you don’t already know, HCL Domino Volt is a low-code capability for business users and citizen developers to easily build powerful, secure, and enterprise-grade workflow-based applications. From business-process apps to customer-facing mobile apps, you can create solutions for any industry, across different use cases. What Can You Do in 30 Days?   So, let’s imagine that you have a solution or app in mind but have little to no knowledge of HCL Domino Volt. How do you go about using it to build an app? Assuming you have a day job and can only squeeze in 1-2 hours a day, this is what a timeline could look like for you: Day 1-3 (3 days): Learn how to use HCL Domino Volt. Sign up for a free sandbox account and get access to a list of training resources.   Day 4-9 (5 days): Pick a use case and define the requirements. What are you trying to solve and build? Does your app need workflows and approval processes? How will those be mapped out? Your requirements might also require refinements and iterations along the way.   Day 10-17 (7 days): Build the app! Refer to our documentation and wiki pages along the way use our forum to participate in our community and ask questions.   Day 18-25 (7 days): Share, test, and refine the app. Building your app is an iterative process. This is where you’ll build the app, share and gather feedback, and work towards a finalized version.     Day 26-29 (3 days): Style the app. You can either use the current themes provided or add custom themes that align with your organization’s branding. Or use CSS or HTML to...
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Digital Solutions | December 8, 2020
HCL Domino Volt: The December Release is Here!
While the holiday season is upon us, we’re not slowing down! Including the launch earlier this April, we’ve had three releases of HCL Domino Volt — with many more to come in 2021. Starting today, customers can access v1.0.2 on the HCL License Portal and updated documentation here.   To learn more about building apps with HCL Domino Volt and what new features are in the latest release, please join our webinar next week, “Zero to Hero in 30 days,” where we’ll demonstrate apps built across different use cases, industries, and skill levels. You will learn what you can realistically deploy in 30 days.   Highlights of this new release include:  Improved user experience Standardize the look of your apps More ways to use HCL Domino to get things done   Improved usability: With a new properties panel and no modal dialogs, we’ve eliminated extra steps and hidden settings. These changes have made the tool more intuitive and requires fewer clicks to get things done.   Standardize the look of your apps: Drive brand consistency and standardize the look of your apps​. You can now add custom themes that align with your aesthetics and your organization’s branding. Users will be able select the themes you add when designing their apps.  Leverage Domino to get things done: The following features provide more ways for you to get things done by leveraging Domino’s capabilities:  ‘Contains’ search operator (uses full text indexing): Quickly find information you need by searching for data by text string. It works with data view and services.   Sort by app-specific fields ​(uses DQL): Easily analyze data you’ve collected by sorting your fields in the data view.  Name-picker item on the palette (uses Domino directory): Easily find and select people and groups in the Domino directory and assign them to roles or to receive notifications. Workflows and other improvements  Map internet email to role and notifications: You now have the flexibility to use any internal email address when assigning roles and notifications, not just Notes addresses.  Email attachments:  Now you can include files that have been attached during the form fill process in email notifications.  Application history: You...
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Digital Solutions | August 7, 2020
Domino Volt New Release: Your Questions Answered!
Last week, we hosted our new Domino Volt July release webinar covering the latest features and enhancements. We had several demos on how to directly access your Domino data, workflow enhancements, service catalogs, PDF integrations and more. For IBM z and IBM i customers, we covered the latest integration with Z and I Emulator (ZIE) to turn green screen apps into REST endpoints that Domino Volt can use to build new workflows and apps.  We received a lot of great questions. You can find those questions — and the answers — below. Or catch all the excitement in this replay here:   Want more Domino Volt?  Try v1.0.1 in the updated Domino Volt sandbox. Register for a free sandbox account. For those who already have a sandbox account, new sample apps have been uploaded here.  We recently launched a Domino Volt roundtable series, where we introduce different important topics and host open discussions with our customers and partners. Join us for the following sessions: Domino Volt App Integration Strategies: Learn about integration techniques and options within Domino Volt. August 12, 2 pm ET. Register now.     Domino Volt Deployment Topologies: Learn about different deployment options to fit your needs. August 27, 2 pm ET. Register now. DOMINO VOLT FEATURES  Q: What additional resources are needed on a Domino server to handle Domino Volt?  A: Domino Volt requires Domino V11.0.1 or greater. That’s is all!  Q: If an app is built in Domino Volt, can it be modified in Domino Designer?  A: You could add additional views, agents, or other elements as long as you do not change or delete things that Domino Volt created.  Q: Where do you upload the PDF for fill-in?  A: In settings, there is a File section where you can load PDFs as well as images, CSS, JS, etc. as needed in the app  Q: Can a signature from a Domino Volt form be printed in PDF? Or even pictures from your smartphone?  A: The PDF fill capability in Domino Volt does not support adding an image or picture to a PDF.  Q: Can you deploy your...
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Digital Solutions | July 28, 2020
Meet the New Release of Domino Volt
Back in April, we launched Domino Volt, a new low-code capability powered by Domino that makes it easy to develop powerful workflow-based apps. If you need an introduction, check out our latest video:  As promised during the launch, Domino Volt is committed to a quarterly release cycle and the latest release is now here. Domino Volt customers can download v1.0.1 on Flexnet today!   We’ve been hard at work implementing feedback and requests gathered from our beta participants and customers and we’re excited to announce that we have more than 10 new features and enhancements. Keep giving us your input and ideas — we build our roadmaps with you.   This latest release continues to empower users across the organization to build apps without needing technical skills while providing more value to your Domino investment. Highlights include:  Unleashing Your Domino Data: With point-and-click integration, users can surface Domino data in their apps without writing any code.  Extend Your Application’s Reach: Increase engagement beyond your logged-in users with anonymous access to apps.   Empower Citizen Developers with Enterprise Data: Easily look up enterprise data, sales or directory information without needing technical knowledge.  Building apps is now faster with easier workflow creation and access to data and you get more value from your apps by extending app usage outside your organization! Join us on July 30th for the global launch webinar as we walk you through all the new features in this release. We will be including several demos.  Full Feature Set: What’s New in v1.0.1  Anonymous Access: Extend the value of Domino Volt to those outside of your organization by building apps which can be used without having to authenticate against your directory. Direct Access to Domino Data: Domino Volt designers now have a simplified way to integrate data from Domino views and documents into their apps.   Out-of-the Box Directory Services: Easily look up information about people in your directory, such as determining an employee’s manager, email address, location, or any other data contained in the directory. Dynamic Role Assignments: Dynamically assign users to roles. For example, you can assign an employee’s manager...
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Digital Solutions | May 29, 2020
Domino Volt – Getting on with Business, Lightning Fast!
In the era of COVID-19, organizations are having to adapt and pivot away from traditional solutions and are learning to solve issues quickly and do things differently. In a recent webinar, we showed you how HCL Domino Volt can help keep key, mission-critical parts of the business moving, support a remote workforce, and build new processes. And, we showed you how it’s easy for those closest to the business challenge to build these new processes with minimal IT intervention.  We built and demoed a crisis furlough application that helps HR and finance manage the company salary budget and a work-from-home employee survey. In addition, we provided five key lessons learned and the best practices we recommend for building your first Domino Volt workflow-based application.  You can watch the replay here.   As usual, those who attended were super active, and a lot of great questions were asked. You can find those questions — and the answers — below.  Now, more than ever, teams need technology that just works. Domino is the proven platform that’s trusted around the globe by thousands of companies to deliver rock-solid apps that run their business. Let us help you get started. Register for a free sandbox account and start creating Domino Volt applications on a web browser – no installation needed!  FURLOUGH APP AND SURVEY DEMO  Q: Can you share the demo app?   A: Yes, we will share the application .volt files in the sandbox.   Q: How long did it take to build these apps?  A: Three weeks for the furlough application (including time spent learning HCL Domino Volt along the way) and one week for the survey application after applying lessons learned from building the first application. Q: In the demo, a support ticket was opened from the survey if you answered yes to “having connectivity issues.” Could a support BOT session be initiated instead of opening a ticket?  A: Yes. The low-code capabilities in Domino Volt allows you design apps to fit your specific requirements.  Providing support capabilities in the form of a BOT and then only opening a ticket if needed sounds like a very effective...
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