We are excited to announce the HCL Domino Volt Beta Program! We’re calling on our community to share honest, constructive, and thoughtful review and testing of the software. Your input is essential to how we develop our products. Your input is essential to how we develop our products — and we will continue to listen to you every step along our roadmap.
With Domino v11, HCL Domino Volt provides new low-code, app-building capabilities that empower IT teams and business users to create web-based situational apps and workflows in minutes. You can now build apps 60-70% faster! And because it runs on Domino, you get all the benefits of the proven, secure platform underneath.
We’re seeking people who meet the following criteria:
HCL is looking for participants to:
To learn more about HCL Domino Volt, watch this video.
To participate in the beta program, it’s easy to register here.
For testers who have been accepted into the program, you will receive further instructions by March 9.
Thank you for your participation and your passion for HCL Domino.
The HCL Domino Team
On July 16, 2019, HCL announced the End of Marketing/End of Service of Connections Cloud and SmartCloud Notes (SCN) with services ending July 16, 2020.
To make the migration as smooth, safe and secure as possible, and to ensure the future of our customer’s data and software, HCL has appointed a small number of HCL Cloud Hosting Partners/Managed Service Providers to deliver cloud services directly to you.
Below are key resources and next steps for all customers affected by this announcement:
HCL Notes and HCL Verse customers:
1. Get started today with your data and user migration with our HCL Managed Service Providers
2. Read our SCN/Verse data and user migration FAQ
3. Download and use our Mail Offboarding Resource Guides
HCL Connections customers:
1. Get started today with your data and user migration with one of our HCL Managed Service Providers
2. February 27 at 9 AM ET: Register for our webcast: Moving ahead with Connections Cloud: A Practical Guide to Next Steps
Our goal at HCL Software is to provide ongoing and transparent communications during your cloud migration. For any questions, concerns, or feedback, please email us directly.
General Manager and Vice President of Development, HCL Digital Solutions
Security is more critical now than ever in our everyday lives and the continued functioning of a business and in the email systems that carry our daily business correspondence.
HCL has evaluated the market for software and services that provide this level of security for mail and has decided that market-leading vendors better meet our customer needs.
As is documented in the End of Marketing/End of Service/End of Life Announcement on HCL.com effective February 11, 2020, HCL will no longer sell HCL Lotus Protector for Mail Security. Support for this product will end on February 11, 2021.
HCL realizes that companies using HCL Lotus Protector for Mail Security as part of their overall corporate security and required to ensure the safe use of your mail environment.
HCL is happy to announce that we have partnered with Proofpoint Inc.* to provide an alternative solution. Proofpoint’s proven solution for HCL Domino can provide a solution that will keep your business correspondence safe and secure.
Proofpoint will work directly with you to migrate to the appropriate solution in their portfolio without disruption to your business. You can contact Proofpoint directly, via email.
In summary, while HCL will no longer provide a solution for your mail security. Proofpoint’s proven solution for HCL Domino can provide a solution that will keep your business correspondence safe and secure.
If you have questions, please send us an email.
* Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFPT) is a leading cybersecurity company that protects organizations’ greatest assets and biggest risks: their people. With an integrated suite of cloud-based solutions, Proofpoint helps companies around the world stop targeted threats, safeguard their data, and make their users more resilient against cyber-attacks. Leading organizations of all sizes, including more than half of the Fortune 1000, rely on Proofpoint for people-centric security and compliance solutions that mitigate their most critical risks across email, the cloud, social media, and the web.
With v11, Domino Query Language (DQL) completed its consolidation of all means of searching Domino data, using full-text indices. We discussed and demonstrated this and other vital enhancements — and presented the expansive future of DQL and the problems it can be used to address — in a recent webcast. Attendees asked a lot of questions. We answer them here.
Q: Are there any tutorials on DQL?
A: We have published several slide decks and guides. We agree that we should do more to educate developers about the capabilities of DQL. We will publish them here.
Q: Is there a possibility to download the slides and demos after this webinar?
A: Here is a link to the replay.
Q: Are Qbus results updated automatically when a matching document is added to the database?
A: Yes, the result set will contain any documents matching the query.
Q: What if the search query contains umlauts (e.g. Müller) or Unicode characters? Is it going to work in v11?
A: Accent sensitive searching will be honored through the FTSearch calls, but not the view or NSF ones in v11. We have this as a backlog item going forward.
Q: Is it possible to search with DQL under a specific Notes view like FTSEARCH? It looks like the research is global to the entire DB.
A: Yes, it is possible using the IN clause ANDed with the FTSearch criteria: in ('myview') and lastname contains ('Schmidt', 'Rose*')"
Q: Can I query a range date or number for field now with DQL?
A: Yes, it is supported in DQL using View and NSF Scanning. 11.0.1 will support dates and numbers using FTSearch in the future.
Q: Are aggregate multi-database searches planned for next release?
A: We're currently working on it and have designs. However, the schedule is not in place yet and we are unable to confirm a release date.
Q: Is XPages class for DQL ready in V11?
A: Not yet. However, we have seen the idea raised in the Aha portal and have started to look into it.
Q: When will 11.01 be released?
A: We are aiming for end of the first quarter., However, the exact timing will depend on quality testing.
Q: When will the QueryBus functionality be available?
A: We are expecting this to be available as part of v12.
Q: To clarify, DQL is a way for developers to perform searches in their code; it is NOT something end users would see as an alternative way to perform searches in a database (unless a developer created it)?
A: Yes and no. For now, it is too complex to provide this to a typical end user. But there is more to say about our plans. End users can see query-by-example UIs like DQL Explorer. We're trying to keep the DQL complexity down to provide accessibility to low-code folks.
Q: In which "native" way can I get JSON out of DQL (not using GSON or a third party)?
A: Today (v11) document collections must be traversed and document data must be sent to the NotesJSONNavigator (Lotusscript) or Java-based JSON classes. QBus will have JSON output as one of its options in a future release.
Q: What is the impact of running simultaneously DQL in a web application?
A: DQL runs with any other load on the server. Its performance and resource impact are a function of the complexity of queries and the amount of data, but there are no concurrency restrictions at all.
Q: Are there plans to extend support for using DQL to access a server-based application from client-side agents? At the moment a user-initiated agent generates the following error, "Method is not available. Function is not supported for remote databases."
A: Yes, you can use DQL to access server-based applications. Nomad/Notes Client will be able to run DQL on servers and C API calls will be published and supported as well. True client/server DQL will be delivered in v12.
Q: Will instant refresh be addressed for DQL only or for any non-Notes client solution like http?
A: It is an option on the query, that, if set, guarantees the FT Index will be refreshed at query time. We have an SPR for the FTSearch issue, JCUSBKSN4Z, please continue to raise feedback on our Aha portal if you want it addressed.
Q: Full-text search cannot use wildcards in Japanese, but can I use the Contains operator in DQL to search?
A: Since there are no space delimiters, wildcards are not as useful in DBCS languages. But using Contains should work fine.
Q: How will the DQL work with the access control list of the Domino Database? Often we want logged users to see data based on the ACL groups and roles.
A: Access control settings will be honored. DQL will never allow a document to be opened by a user without privileges or fail to allow a document to be opened by a user who does have privileges.