IBM Champion for 2018

I have been confirmed as IBM Champion for 2018. Is a great honor for me to be in this group.

I would like to thank all the people who nominated me and Alan Hamilton, our ICS Champion wrangler, and Libby Ingrassia, the general IBM Champion manager, for the work they do for us.

How to tell IBM Docs version and iFixes installed

If you want to know which version of IBM Docs and which version of iFix is installed here is a way to do it.

Open SystemOut.log in the IBMDocsMember1 server and look for this line:
IBMDocs biuld info:{“ifix_version”:25,”build_version”:”″,”build_description”:”IBM Connections Docs 2.0.0″,”product_name”:”IBM Connections Docs”,”build_timestamp”:”20171030-1520″}.
Take note of the ifix version number, in this case 25.

Here is a table that list all the CR and iFix versions

Docs 2.0 iFix 0033
Docs 2.0 iFix 0044
Docs 2.0 iFix 0055
Docs 2.0 CR16
Docs 2.0 CR1 iFix 0017
Docs 2.0 CR1 iFix 0028
Docs 2.0 CR1 iFix 0039
Docs 2.0 CR215
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00116
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00217
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00318
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00419
Docs 2.0 CR325
Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix 00126
Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix 00227
Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix00328

I will be speaking at Think 2018

Is a great honor for me that the session I proposed for Think 2018 has been accepted.
I will be speaking with the lovely and extremely competent Sharon Bellamy James, our session title is “A Hitchhiker’s guide to troubleshooting IBM Connections”
Sessions schedule is still being worked on, as soon as I know when our session is I will tell you.

Verse on Premises 1.0.3 upgrade. Simpler than before

I installed VoP 1.0.3 this morning and I found, together with my friend and fellow IBM Champion Tim Clark, that the installation is very simple if you are upgrading from VoP 1.0.2 . Just delete the VoP 1.0.2 files from the <Dominodata>/domino/workspace/applications/eclipse/plugins and copy the new files from the zip file you downloaded, in there. No need to replace the design of iwaredir and no need to touch the mailfiles; the two views needed are the same as before.

Now we have delegation of mail and calendar and there is an indication of unread messages in the folders.

Crossware Mail Signature app in an hybrid environment and Domino FP9. Apply IF2 or it will not work

A customer of mine uses the solution from Crossware to apply signatures to outgoing mails. I am helping them in moving users from on-premises Domino to Smartcloud Notes. The Crossware solution works in an hybrid environment, where the mail is routed through the on-prem server, but for us it did not work. After contacting Crossware Support, they told me that the SMTP bug introduced in FP9 breaks the functionality of their solution.

I applied FP9 IF2 to the on-prem server and it fixed the issue.

Enabling Track Change in IBM Docs 2.0 CR3

IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 introduces a new feature, Track Change, that lets you see all the modification to the document made by other people who edited it.

To enable it, when editing a document go in the menu Team and select Track Change

You will see in the top right, next to the share button a new icon 

Clicking on this you will see all the changes

Clicking on a person icon you will see only the changes made by that person

Click again on the person icon to see all the changes.

You can also see a short video on how to enable it on the Docs guru Martti Garden blog here

Verse on Premises 1.0.2 IF1 fixes the problem of broken Notes links

Thanks to my fellow IBM Champion Jan Krejcarek who alerted me of the availability of IF1 for VoP 1.0.2

This fix resolves the problem of the broken Notes links I mentioned in a previous post.

You can get the fix here

Thank you IBM for listening and reacting in a short time.

Another badge received

Seems that IBM is converting all the certifications into badges. I received another one for a certification I have. If this is so, I expect more 🙂