This has been a big year for Domino! In June of 2021 we released v12, which includes mobile- and web-ready app capabilities, a low-code citizen development app builder, and cloud-native deployment options in addition to our on-prem install. We are continuously working to modernize this time-tested and proven platform, and we’re excited to announce the latest version – 12.0.1.
With Domino’s new improvements, and more to come, there are three areas where Domino really shines and are the reasons why Domino continues to power 40% of the Fortune 500 and large enterprise businesses around the world.
The following three key values that Domino delivers better than anyone else:
- Low Total Cost of Ownership: Real cost savings come from the fact that Domino is an all-in-one solution with everything built-in: app-building capabilities, messaging, server, database, directory, and rock-solid security. You don’t have to buy, maintain, or worry about all those separately. Not to mention, migrating core business applications to new platforms can be risky and expensive and yield no net-new value.
- Secure to the Core: Security is built into the DNA of Domino. Domino keeps information available (no downtime) and safe, while ensuring smooth business operations.
- A Strong, Future-Proof Roadmap: You need to make sure you are choosing IT infrastructure decisions that make sense for your future roadmap. HCL has committed to supporting your ability to run and deploy where it makes sense for you on a cloud of your choice — so you can evolve your application and process investment at the pace you want.
What’s New in v12.0.1
The latest version is now available on the HCL Software License & Download Portal and is the foundation for what’s to come with Domino in 2022.
HCL Notes Client
Domino Online Meeting Integration
The Notes Client 12.0.1 provides native integration of online meeting platforms like Zoom, Webex, GoToMeeting, Teams and, of course, Sametime Meetings. From within the Notes calendar, users can more easily schedule online meetings using their preferred platform without having to install a plug-in.
Improved Workspace Design with High–Resolution Icons
The new Notes client allows to use high resolution icons for your databases, which makes a big difference to the look and feel of your workspace! No need to stick to small and old–style 32×32 pixel database icons anymore.
We have already updated our standard templates with new icons, will you update yours?
This new workspace design is based on a number of ideas, e.g. this one, thank you for submitting this request, Fredrik!
Advanced Properties Box
You asked for it, and we are delivering an all-new and resizable document property box:Thanks to panagenda, the new “advanced properties” box allows to search for field names or values, it also provides a requested ability to copy to clipboard or export to a CSV file:
But wait, there’s more! We also managed to deliver a few more features, such as:
- Now you can use CTRL+SHIFT+A to deselect all in a view (thanks to Christopher)
- Ability to restore from archive (as requested by Michael)
- Admins will be happy to see that JVM.properties are now preserved while upgrading Notes (thanks, Pravin)
Furthermore, we are introducing support for Microsoft Windows 11 and Apple MacOS Monterey.
HCL Domino Designer
We have already provided a 64Bit Notes client in beta, and based on your request (thanks, Yunus), we are now providing a 64-bit Domino Designer client.
Domino Designer v12.0.1 provides the ability to include high–quality icons for rendering and enables developers to optimize the database full text index by defining which fields to be included in the index — a feature that many customers were requesting (this idea was originally posted by Tom).
Another key feature is a new method that allows you to sort search results, a feature based on this idea from Christopher. The new QueryResultProcessor enables to build views that display data from multiple databases (thanks to Jimmy for this idea).
Several smaller issues in our bootstrap implementation were also fixed in this release.
HCL Domino Server
With Domino Server 12.0.1, we are introducing support for Windows Server 2022 (as requested here by Kunio) as well as a number of enhancements. Highlights include:
- DKIM support is the first stepping stone to implement what Darren and many more customers have requested in this idea
- Support for Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) is provided based on your request (thanks, A!)
- One-touch Domino setup with the ability to register users automatically
- Certificate Manager is now integrated and does not require the DSAPI filter configuration anymore
- More features for Domino backup, such as the ability to integrate with third-party applications to manage restores from within the Domino backup application.
- Improved Two-Factor-Authentication (TOTP) authentication is now also available for iwaredir based applications like Verse and iNotes (thanks to this idea from Darren and this one from Tony)
- Domino Directory template was cleaned up based on this request (Thanks, Martin d.J.)
- Updates to the QVault tool for better manageability of IDs in the Vault
- Compare DB’s: a new template for developers to compare the design elements of two apps with each other
- Entitlement Tracking now providing monthly reports and will take LDAP groups into account
In addition to all the features announced above, we’ve also included:
- Certificate Manager Import and Export keys (thanks, Soumen)
- Optimizing FullText Search results by defining which fields to be indexed (thanks to Andrew M. from Switzerland)
- Allowing the use of Java.pol as requested in this idea (thank you, Per Henrik)
- Improved name lookup to find AD/LDAP users
This v12.0.1 release includes 227 bug fixes, more than in versions 11.0.1 and 10.0.1 combined! For details see our fix list database.
When planning to upgrade your DAOS enabled servers, please review the knowledge base article KB0095401 and request the hotfix available for SPR # SSARC8LEQB if applicable to your environment.
Happy Holidays from the Domino team!