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My Top Ten Favorites from Domino V10

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 Domino V10.  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?  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 Domino v10 – Thoughts & Recap

Yesterday, IBM and HCL held a joint webinar to formally introduce Domino 10. 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 that 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

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Notes IDs – The Backbone of the Domino Security Model

The Domino and Notes security model is rooted in its ID files, formidable keys that are unique to each Domino installation. The loss or compromise of any Notes ID results in a recovery process, especially time consuming if that ID happens to be an Organization or Organizational Unit certificate. Properly storing and maintaining your Notes certifier, user and server IDs Read More

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The Stuff Outside of IBM Domino That Keeps Me Up at Night

The security of the Domino system is influenced by the physical location of the Domino server, Operating System configuration and network access points. It is important to understand how these can impact Domino. Physical Security Common security sense says that the servers of any application should be stored in a data center that has some type of controlled access. While Read More