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Domino V10: The First Major Update in 5 Years!

Domino V10: The First Major Update in 5 Years! In recent news regarding Domino V10, Bob Schultz, General Manager of Collaboration Solutions at IBM, published a letter announcing the launch of DestinationDomino. In Bob’s letter he describes DestinationDomino to be “intended as your go-to place for everything you need to know about what’s happening with Domino V10 and the future Read More

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Using VitalSigns to Audit Office 365 Mail Forwarding Rules

VitalSigns offers a feature called Office 365 Mailboxes & Users which offers several different ways of viewing information about how mail is used in your O365 tenant. One common concern shared by many organizations is the multitude of ways that end users can automatically forward their mail to external email addresses. Sometimes forwarding makes perfect sense, such as when a Read More

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My Top Ten Favorites from DominoV10

IBM Think turned out to be a great week.  There was lots of information around security, cryptology, blockchain, quantum computing, and most exciting to me Notes DominoV10.  Notes 10 is real – not just a vision, not just marked up Visio documents, not just vapor ware.  It is being developed, compiled and tested. Can I be real a second?  When Read More

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Microsoft is Retiring the OWA Mobile App in Favor of Outlook for iOS and Android

Microsoft has announced retirement of the Outlook Web Access (OWA) mobile application for iOS and Android. Moving forward, the Outlook mobile application will be the preferred option. In April the OWA application will be removed from the online stores and on May 15, 2018 the OWA application will cease to function. For those that have OWA connected to an Office Read More

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Let’s Get Real: What’s in IBM Domino v10 – Thoughts & Recap

Yesterday, IBM and HCL held a joint webinar to formally introduce IBM Domino v10. To me the most important take away is IBM's commitment to the Domino platform. The future is bright for both 10 and beyond. In 2017 there were several sessions held with the Domino community, where vendors and customers provided feedback to IBM. They listened and understand Read More
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Microsoft Exchange: Automating PowerShell Commands

Enable any user to run PowerShell commands using a drop-down menu from the PowerScripts Library. Automate Administrative Tasks with PowerScripts PowerShell is the primary scripting language that Microsoft utilizes to allow administrators to make changes to their environment. Running PowerShell scripts against Exchange environments is also a great way to monitor availability and gather performance metrics. As most Exchange admins Read More
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Wrangling Notes Client Security

When I started working with Lotus Notes in 1994, there was only the Lotus Notes client in the client server model. Majority of the workstations were located in the same geographical location on the same LAN as the server and remote users were also Lotus Notes clients that dialed in to the server via a modem. For the most part Read More

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Domino Database Security & Database Design Element Security

Securing Notes Databases Diving through the layers of securing Domino, we are now at database security. For any Notes database be it a mail file or an application the front door for getting in the database is the database’s Access Control List. Hence, it is imperative that you develop ACL standards and enforce them to control not only data access Read More