You will no longer have to remember one password for your PC account and one for your Notes account. You will now be able to set up syncronisation so that whenever a user’s password is changed in Active Directory, it will automatically also be changed for Notes.
AD password change events are sync-ed to Domino in less than 5 seconds. This change can be either admin or user-initiated.
You will from now on be able to run backup of your Notes/Domino environment in a much better way than before.
A new backup solution is embedded in Domino. It will come preinstalled but you will have to activate yourself on every Domino server where you want it to run. You control the backup from a Notes application:
You can run this with a backup provider of your choice. There’s no longer any need to run Tivoli next to your regular backup environment.
Destination: (local/cloud storage, backup vendor)
What to back up? Directories/file names to include / exclude
Restore jobs to be processed
Side-by-side / Replace
Who will have access to restore
Transaction log backup history
Domino Server Tasks
Invoke Domino Backup C-API to put NSF/NTF file in backup mode
Notify configured backup subsystem to start backup
Wait for backup to finish and reactivate Domino databases
Process data that is made available by backup environment and make available to Domino. (Disable agents, change filename, change ACL, change ReplicaID, etc.)
Replay transaction logs (if requested)
Here’s the technical bit:
You will now also be able to keep track of how many licenses you have, and what level of access each user have on the server.
A user needs a license (entitlement) when:
They have the ability toaccess the server§
Server Access Security Settings
Ability to authenticate with the server
They have ACL access to at least onedatabase on the server
Explicitly named in an ACL
Member of a group named in an ACL
Match a *wild card in an ACL
Database has a –Default-access level of READER or higher
Domino will now come with a Notes application called Entitlement Tracking:
You can also generate a report and email it to HCL or the powers that be:
New HCL Connections plugin
The HCL Connections plugin for Notes have famously been completely broken since V10. Windows close at whim, you risk your workspace being ruined and you haven’t been able to upload files into Connections from Notes.
In the same directory where you find the files for downloading Notes V12 Beta 3 and Domino V12 Beta 3, you will also find a file called ConnectionsAddonInstallerforNotes12_Beta.zip. Do yourself a favour and donwload it. You can once again integrate Notes with Connections.
HCL started the public beta of HCL Notes/Domino V12 and is offering the following packages in the first phase:
HCL Domino ( Docker, Linux, Windows and AIX ) – english HCL Traveler ( Linux, Windows and AIX ) – multilingual HCL Notes Standard Edition ( Windows and MAC ) – english HCL Designer and Admin Client – english
Feel free and participate in the V12 Beta Program where you also can post questions and other stuff on the HCL Domino V12 Beta forum.