Even though some of us wish they were real since it was said they could make poisonous water potable and heal sickness — both things that could certainly come in handy — unicorns are the making of fantasy. While Domino isn’t a mythical creature of great grace, it has proven its security, versatility, scalability and value in large enterprises for the last thirty years. Because it’s been around so long and has such a committed and die-hard customer community (even calling themselves “Team Yellow”) it has taken on legendary status. It has also inherited misconceptions — such as the platform is out of date or even obsolete. Nothing is further from the truth. Let’s walk you through some of these myths and show you what is possible with the Domino of today.

HCL Nomad brings the power of HCL Domino applications beyond the desktop, directly to where your users need to be. Get the same applications, unparalleled security, and offline capabilities — now on mobile. Deliver your apps on Apple iPhone and iPad, Android phones, and Android and Chrome OS tablets with minimal effort. Check out this feature sheet to learn more about HCL Nomad

While you can still use your Notes client to access your Domino appsapps can now be written for web browsers. Existing apps can be modified to run on a browser, and new apps can be written for browser access. The example you see here is an internal app we use for order processing written for the web and is used daily by our sales team.  

As much as we love and appreciate our Domino developers and administrators fluent in LotusScript and XPageswe want to open organization up to a much broader range of skills and talent and future proof your investment 

Now, any JavaScript developer can enhance, integrate and build new applications that include data and processes from Domino — without rewriting from scratch. This example here is a tracker application built with a web UI written in React – complete with cool filter sets. 

HCL Domino v11 is the most open version of the platform yet. Our integrations enable enterprises to more fully leverage Domino with other tools and applications across their business.  

Here we show a couple of integrations we’ve enabled. On the left, you see an integration between our internal sales app with our CRM system that enables real-time data verificationOn the right, we’ve integrated an app with Slack to provide instant notifications within a channel. Within Slack, a user is able to directly approve or reject a proposal submission which then advances the document according to the workflow set in our app. 

Domino apps are rocksolid and reliable. Which is probably why most of our customers haven’t thought about redesigning their apps or assume that Domino doesn’t provide the flexibility to do so.  

Here are several examples of how we modernized an app to today’s design standards. We also recently wrote a blog post about it. We not only gave complex, business-critical app a face lift, but made it work on mobile devices.

Domino v11. Fantastic, not fantasy. Get it done with Domino. Get a demo today.

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Digital Solutions | April 15, 2021
The Countdown to the Newest HCL Domino and Sametime Begins! Join Us for Our Global Launch.
I am thrilled to announce that registration is now live for what will surely be a true, blockbuster event on June 7. This exclusive virtual event celebrates our latest versions of HCL Domino v12 and HCL Sametime. The first 1200 registrants got a free gift (we blew past that number in a couple of days!). I personally love the amazing video that helps capture the excitement as we could down the days to these “breakaway” releases. (An agenda will be released soon. Follow us on Twitter to get the latest.)  The launch event will include thought-leading sessions, demos, customer speakers, and more. And, it kicks off an exciting collection of Domino content delivered in a series we are calling the “Domino Dozen” (once you’ve registered for the launch, you will have access to this program). Each day, for 12 days following the launch, we will drop a new, essential Domino-related treasure. These pieces will include webinars, panel discussions, and technical deep dives, early access to special programs, thought leadership pieces, and more.   Also, join us for the closing keynote and happy hour on June 23 — we are calling it “Nerdi Gras” as a hat tip to the days of Lotus past. We will be releasing a party kit soon, with downloadable favors, so you can join in the fun. For those of us who’ve been on this Domino journey with us for so many years — and for those of you who we will be welcoming as new customers — we can’t wait to celebrate. Join us.
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Digital Solutions | April 2, 2021
HCL Domino v12 Beta 3 Has Arrived
What a blast! In our webinar hosted this week, we announced Beta 3 is now available for download on Flexnet for all Domino customers. Watch the replay here.  This will be the last beta drop before the v12 release so don’t miss your chance to participate and help us shape the future of Domino! In this third iteration, we are unleashing another set of great features. See the full list here or read highlights below. We’ve also included a Q&A received during our webinar and a special shoutout to all our customers and partners who covered our beta in blogs and tweets below! Notes Client Highlights New 64bit Notes Basic Client For the first time ever, we are releasing a 64-bit Notes Basic client for beta testing. Many of our customers have been voting for this and we’re pleased to deliver. (See this idea from Cormac.) Our main intent for this release is to engage customers, business partners, and third-party vendors to try out 64-bit Windows Basic version and test existing extension integrations. Our plan is to provide several iterations of this 64-bit client in beta and once we feel that we have addressed most of the known and reported issues, we will release the Standard 64-bit client. More Improvements for the Workspace In Beta 2, we introduced a new Notes client user interface for the workspace. Thanks to all your feedback, we have addressed several improvement requests such as reducing excessive spacing between icons and adding the ability to change the font color of workspace database icon (which is also policy controlled). Now you can also partially or completely collapse the workspace navigator and easily identify multiple replicas with the added a visual indicator. Read more here:  Updates to the new Notes V12 workspace design  Collapsible workspace sidebar  Apple M1 Support Good news for customers planning to use Apple’s new M1 hardware with HCL Notes. Beta 3 now also supports those type of CPUs. Domino Server Password Synchronization A new secure method to synchronize password changes from Active Directory to Domino allows customers to reduce the number of passwords that users have to remember. Password changes from Active...
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Digital Solutions | March 16, 2021
HCL Domino v12: The 4 New Security Features You’ve Been Waiting for
While no platform is immune to the possibility of hacking, the question I would pose is: Has your Domino infrastructure ever been hacked?  Didn’t think so. It’s probably boring to say that the most straight forward answer is HCL Domino is rock solid on security.   When set up correctly and optimised, HCL Domino is the most secure platform of its type.  It’s true though.  Reliable and secure is a good thing. A very good thing.  The HCL Domino v12 beta is out now.  If you haven't already tried it, it's free for all existing licensed Domino customers.  It's waiting there in flexnet for you to download and try it out!  It's the first time a beta of this type is in existence and it has multiple interactions (we're currently on beta 2; beta 3 is scheduled for the end of March. Register here to join us for the beta 3 webinar. What I really love about it is the almost instantaneous feedback from the beta forum, from those in charge of development.  Domino v12 is scheduled for full release in Q2 of this year.  (June 2021 timeframe is given at the moment). Read an overview of what’s coming here. Here's is a list of all the NEW NATIVE security features coming in Domino v12 and there's a whole host of them: Automating certificate management  Time-based one-time password (TOTP) authentication  Enforce internet password lockout based on IP address  TLS 1.0 is disabled by default  Support for PEM-formatted TLS host keys and certificates  Two new curves supported for TLS 1.2 ciphers that use ECDHE for forward secrecy New template signing ID uses 2048-bit keys NRPC port encryption supports forward secrecy using X25519 Import internet certificates that contain unsupported critical extensions Suppress key rollover alerts during ID vault synchronization New Query Vault command options Support for SameSite cookie  Also note native support for DKIM is planned in the 12.0.x timeline. (Again natively, you can achieve DKIM with third party mail gateways). We could argue about which are the best and more important ones here, but I'm going to concentrate on the 4 new security features in Domino v12 that...
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