IBM Notes and Domino 9.0 Social Edition will be available on March 21 and IBM Connections 4.5 is planned to be delivered on March 29.
While I am still searching for the big “WOW”in Domino 9 (SAML support might be one), Notes 9 will have a lot of usability improvements, UI beautifications (OneUI) and iNotes enhancements.
IBM Connections 4.5 will be enhanced with IBM Connections Content Manager 4.5, which will significantly improve file and document handling in IBM Connections (hopefully). I wonder what happened to IBM Docs? Will it be included?
The presentation and Q&A of IBM’s Open Mic call about troubleshooting replication and information about Purge Interval Replication Control (PIRC) is available here.
Beginning with Domino 8.5.3, IBM introduced the long-awaited PIRC (Purge Interval Replication Control) feature to prevent old or deleted documents to be replicated back.
While PIRC is really helpful and works like a charm there is currently no way to enable it by default – which means that PIRC is enabled automatically after creating a new database or creating a new replica.
If you are using Domino security policies – e.g. to define password quality or password change interval - and the “Lockout ID” functionality to prevent users from accessing the Lotus Notes environment, you should pay attention to the following technote:
-> Global policy setting ignores ‘Lockout ID’ setting in Person document
From what I have tested so far it doesn’t matter whether it’s a global / organizational or explicit policy. As soon as you assign a policy including a security setting document to a user, setting the “Check password” field to “Lockout ID” has no effect and the user can still access the Domino server.
I bet there are many Domino administrators out there who wrongly trust the “Lockout ID” feature :-)