Domino 11: What to Expect?

The Domino 11 server continues to build on the rock solid performance, architecture and feature rich platform. Focus continues on lowering total cost of ownership and providing administrators with flexibility. A couple of key take a ways of what to look forward in the Domino 11 server…

Domino 11

Active Directory Integration

While Domino 10 provided a method of integrating with Microsoft’s Active Directory (AD) it has some pitfalls. Moving forward, Domino 11 will include a solution where the Domino Directory is a sub directory to AD. Overall, user and group modifications made in AD will filter downstream to Domino.

A new user will initially be created as a Person document, but with no Notes ID. There is a new right mouse click action in the People view of the administrator client that will perform a Notes registration of the person.

Group synchronization will be dependent on the group types. For example, Security groups in AD synchronize with ACL Only groups in Domino. Further, Distribution groups in AD update their Mail Only counterparts in the Domino Directory.

S3 Storage

Cloud and disk storage geeks already know what S3 storage is. Overall, S3 stands for Simple Storage Service, meaning it is a disk/object storage service offering. We live in a cloud computing world and optimizing your cloud based systems effectively means being able to leverage S3. Domino 11 modernizes the underlying architecture of the Domino server and offers the ability to move objects that have not been accessed in x number of days to S3 storage. This works in conjunction with transaction logging/DAOS and is configured in the server document.

Mail Improvements

There has been a focus on mail template improvements. A softer color palate and enhanced organizational methods will be included for Notes client users. Additionally, a vast number of new enhancements will be coming with Verse on Premise. These will be reviewed in more detail in next week’s blog.

Low Code – Leaf

Low Code is synonymous with the citizen developer, allowing the business user to create and maintain their applications. For large businesses or organizations with strict compliance requirements this may not be an allowable approach. However, for small and medium sized businesses without large IT budgets, it increases the business users ability to have technology work for them. This model is part of what gave rise to Notes and Domino in the 1990s and has made a resurrgence in the market place. HCL is developing Leaf, which will provide low code in Domino 11.


Hardware and storage geeks already understand Docker containers and the flexibility the provide with quickly deploying systems. Domino 11 extends the Docker implementation that began in Domino 10, which is key to reducing cost of ownership.


With Domino 11 there are changes that are coming to the Domino licensing model. These are centered around the Flexnet licensing service. It is planned that this will work for both Domino servers with direct Internet connections and those secured behind a firewall. HCL will be providing more information on this topic in the near future. As more is learned, I will post an update.

HCL Domino Launch

Yes, I am going to ask again if you have registered for the December 4th product launch. If you have not, just do it! Join me in living in a Domino world.

Join the live viewing party in Phoenix, Arizona! There will be breakfast, refreshments as well as a live Q&A with industry experts. Register HERE for the RPR Wyatt live viewing party.

Likewise, tune in to the webcast live from Tokyo, Japan!  Register HERE for the keynote now.

Next Thursday, I will cover the Notes 11 Client, Nomad and Verse on Premise. In the meantime, ask me any questions you may have.

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