Live from Tokyo: Domino 11, SameTime 11 and Connections 6.5

HCL Technologies

The RPR Wyatt viewing party in Phoenix, AZ for the HCL Technologies Digital Solution Product Launch was a great chance to meet with fellow Notes/Domino enthusiasts! There was a lot of optimism in the room around the new updates, proving that it’s an exciting time to be involved with HCL Technologies! Coincidentally, these announcements occur as Domino celebrates its 30th birthday. For those of you that may have missed the live stream you may watch Richard Jefts, Andrew Manby, Danielle Baptiste and Francois Nasser deliver several updates.

Key Takeaways

Domino 11

Domino Volt is a Domino centric utility for creating Domino applications using low code. One of the coolest features is the ability to create an application by pointing to a spreadsheet.
Event Publisher supports CloudEvents, which is a recently published standard for describing event data
Active Directory Synchronization – Reduces directory administration overhead
Cross enterprise calendar functionality through strategic partnerships with OnTime and approved Contact
Mobility extended with Nomad now available on iPad, iPhone, Android tablet and Chrome OS devices


Sametime 11

Websphere and DB2 no longer needed
Persistent chats
Third party web conferencing support


Connections 6.5

Puts people at the center of collaboration
Connections Touchpoint provides on boarding improvement
Kudos Activities Plus is an activities application letting you track project tasks and assign tasks
Mobile improvements with catalog, on boarding and sharing content
Invites now easily allow you to invite a 3rd party to Connections, email sent with a link – also the ability to import a csv of names/email addresses
Sidebar – attaches to portals/websites


Finally, the Domino Restart Program was announced for new and returning customers, showing a commitment for assisting with upgrades and enablement.

Connections 6.5 is available for download starting today. Domino and Sametime 11 will arrive on December 20th.

Check out some of the on-demand product demos from HCL Technologies to learn more about all of the new enhancements:


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