Domino 11 – What are you waiting for?
I know a number of organizations that are still running Notes/Domino 6, 7, 8 and 9. For some it is a resource issue – management will not approve the time and money that is needed. If this is you then let me help give you the reasons to upgrade. You can take these technology advancements and use them to convince your management the upgrade is worth it.
Over the next couple of months, I will be writing at least one article a week that discusses improvements with Domino mail and calendar that were introduced in 10 and 11. You can view my first articles here ; but today we are going to talk about On Disk Structure.
On Disk Structure 53
On Disk Structure, aka ODS, is a geeky way of thinking about how the Notes database is stored at the disk level. Version 9 of Notes and Domino have a native ODS of 52. However, Domino with its flexibility allows backwards support for all ODS versions. As a result, your Domino 9 server and client can host databases with ODS 17, 20, 52, etc.
Version 10 introduces ODS 53. With ODS 53 the maximum size of a database is 256 GB. Additionally, the number of folders supported per database has increased 10 fold.
To take advantage of these improvements add Create_R10_Database=1 to the notes.ini and run compact -c or use dbmt. Note: For Notes clients use a desktop settings document tied to a policy and go to Mail – Client Settings and enable to option Enable upgrade of all local NSFs to latest ODS version.
2020 RNUG International Online Forum
#RNUG ONLINE FORUM 04-11 December 2020
RNUG (Russian Notes User Group) is a group of users for collaboration, discussion of new products and mutual assistance for HCL Software products. Since 2018, RNUG has represented the interests of customers and partners for Domino, Notes, Sametime, Connections products, holds conferences, trainings, meetups and webinars. We help customers find a common language with the vendor, test and translate products. The RNUG community is a competent partner for dialogue with customers, business partners and vendors.
I am excited to announce that I will be presenting three sessions at RNUG 2020.
Upgrade to Notes and Domino 11 Today!
Many Notes and Domino environments are still running on R9 or older. This session will discuss the many new features delivered in releases 10 and 11. These improvements will increase the integrity of your server environment, improve the user experience and assist you in being a more efficient administrator. Overall, the items covered in this session will help you convince your management team that the technical and business benefits of 11 are worth the investment.
Verse on Premises 2.0 Best Practices
In July 2020 Verse on Premises 2.0 was released, delivering a slew of new features. And when V12 of Notes and Domino ships, iNotes will be officially deprecated in favor of VoP. Join me to learn about the functionality that VoP 2.0 brings. Additionally, learn about deployment and administrative best practices to ensure your VoP offering meets your user’s needs. Join me to learn about the slew of the new features in Verse 2.0 and how to ensure your VoP implementation meets the needs of your users
The Life of a Domino and Office 365 Administrator
Is your organization flirting with a move to Microsoft 365? Or are you managing an infrastructure that includes both Domino servers and Microsoft 365 cloud services? As Microsoft 365’s footprint grows, many HCL Domino environments are finding the need for the two technologies to coexist. This session will discuss best practices, native options and third-party tools to allow the two environments to work together, ultimately reducing your overhead and allowing your users to be productive. Just because you are running dual environments, does not mean you have to duplicate efforts to manage them. Let us give you tips on how to save time and give your users a cohesive experience.