TLCC Notes and Domino Newsletter


Published on October 18,2011


In This Newsletter - From The Learning Continuum Company, the leader in Notes and Domino training since 1997!
  1. Fall into Savings on Notes and Domino Training - Extended to October 28th!!!
  2. Got XPages Questions? - We got Answers! - No Charge Webinar on Friday
  3. Trial Versions of Domino 8.5.3 Server Available
  4. Podcasts, Webinars, and More on Notes and Domino 8.5.3
  5. Wiki Article on Deploying the Extension Library
  6. NICE - A Nice Tool for Lotus Administrators
  7. New Purge Interval Control Setting in 8.5.3
  8. Attention IBM Employees - TLCC's XPages Courses are at the Learning@IBM site
  9. No-charge Courses and Resources at TLCC's site

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1. Fall into Savings on Notes and Domino Training - Extended to October 28th!!!

Fall is a great time to improve your skills, learn XPages, or get certified with TLCC's technical courses. Learn in your own home and/or office with TLCC's proven Notes-based courses! There is no need to be connected to the internet while taking a TLCC course, simply use your Notes client to do the lessons. Real-life demonstrations and activities give you the hands-on practice you need to master Domino development and administration. Need help? An expert TLCC instructor is a click away.

Hurry, these specials end this Friday, October 28th!

To see a complete list of the specials go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tlccsite.nsf/pages/fallsale

2. Got XPages Questions? - We got Answers! - No Charge Webinar on Friday

Don't miss the Ask the XPages Experts webinar on this Friday, October 21st at 10:30AM Eastern U.S. time, sponsored by GBS and TLCC. To begin, four experts will each present a five minute XPages topic. Then the rest of the webinar is dedicated to questions from you on anything (XPages related)! The planned speakers and topics are:


For more information and to sign up go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tlccsite.nsf/pages/xpages-webinar


3. Trial Versions of Domino 8.5.3 Server Available

IBM has made available trial versions of Notes and Domino 8.5.3. This includes the Domino Server, which has not been available in a trial version since 2010.

To access the trial versions of Notes and Domino 8.5.3 go to:
http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/downloads/ls/lsds/index.html


4. Podcasts, Webinars, and More on Notes and Domino 8.5.3

Lots of great events have been taking place on the new features in Notes and Domino 8.5.3 as well as the new XWork Server. If you want to catch up on anything that you missed check out the recorded events and other resources on 8.5.3:

The Taking Notes Podcast with Ed Brill and Pete Janzen on 8.5.3 and the new IBM XWork Server
http://takingnotespodcast.com/blogs/takingnotes.nsf/dx/TakingNotesEpisode141.htm

What's New in 8.5.3 Notes, Domino, Traveler & IBM XWork Server Webcast Replay from Consultant In Your Pocket (Chris Miller)
http://www.idonotes.com/IdoNotes/idonotes.nsf/dx/whats-new-in-853-notes-domino-traveler--xwork-server-replay-online.htm

Article and Videos on the New Features in the 8.5.3 XPages Extension Library
http://www.openntf.org/blogs/openntf.nsf/d6plinks/NHEF-8MQ963


5. Wiki Article on Deploying the Extension Library

Domino 8.5.3 added a new way to deploy plug-ins like the XPages Extension Library via the Update Site application. This is a very easy way to deploy a plug-in on your servers. Just add one line to your notes.ini file on each server, import the Extension Library into the Update Site application (the 8.5.3 version is needed) and restart the HTTP task. The Extension Library gets loaded. Paul Hannan has written a wiki article on how to use this new feature.

To read the article on deploying the Extension Library using the Update Site application go to:
http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/ddwiki.nsf/dx/XPages_Extension_Library_Deployment?OpenDocument


6. NICE - A Nice Tool for Lotus Administrators

IBM has a tool called NICE which is used to completely remove all traces of a Notes install. This can be very useful in situations where you just can't seem to get Notes installed or upgraded. Andy Pedicich wrote a great blog entry on how to use NICE and where to find it.

To read Andy's blog entry on the NICE tool go to:
http://www.andypedisich.com/blogs/andysblog.nsf/dx/nice-the-tool-to-use-when-a-notes-client-install-breaks-horribly.htm


7. New Purge Interval Replication Control Setting in 8.5.3

There is a new setting in 8.5.3 that will prevent previously deleted documents from replicating back into a database. This could happen when a computer with a local replica has not replicated for a while (the time depends on the Remove Documents Not Modified in the Last xx Days setting) and then that computer replicates with other replicas. The previously deleted documents will be replicated back into the database after their deletion stubs have been purged. The new Purge Interval Replication Control (PIRC) setting will prevent this from happening. There is an IBM Technote that explains this new setting.

To read this technote go to:
https://www-304.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21501675


8. Attention IBM Employees - TLCC's XPages Courses are at the Learning@IBM site
Now available at the Learning @ IBM site for IBM employees - TLCC's complete XPages curriculum. There is no need to use a credit card or get a purchase order! Other courses for Notes and Domino 8.5 are also available. Check out the available courses listed below:

For a complete list of available courses go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/ibm


9. No-charge Courses and Resources at TLCC's site

TLCC offers several demonstration and complete courses at no cost. The demonstration courses work just like the actual TLCC course but contain a subset of the lessons. The following demonstration and full courses are available:

Developer courses for 8.5:
User courses for 8.5:
If you are receiving this newsletter then you do not have to register again at the TLCC site to try a demonstration course. Your username is at the end of this newsletter.

To try the demonstration courses go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tlccsite.nsf/pages/free+course

Tips Archive
TLCC has archived all of our tips for Notes/Domino. The Tips Archive, which can be searched, is an excellent source of ideas and sample code to try in your applications.

To view the archive of all the tips go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/admin/tips.nsf/tipsview

White Paper - Effectively Training Notes users
This white paper explores the different alternatives to train your users how to effectively use the Notes client, reduce help desk calls, and maximize the return on investment in your Notes/Domino infrastructure.

To download the white paper go to:
http://www.tlcc.com/users


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