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IBM Connections iOS app is certified for Citrix MDM Worx

Vladislav Tatarincev  7 April 2015 14:23:06
for users who use Citrix MDM, and would like to sandbox their business applications, or protect them Email or Business application with Additional Security like PIN,
IBM Connections is finnally available in Citrix Worx certified app poral

Image:IBM Connections iOS app is certified for Citrix MDM Worx

IBM Connections for Citrix

Vladislav Tatarincev  30 March 2015 10:01:46
IBM Connections finally available for Citrix XenMobile MDM solution.
Now it is Citrix Ready Worx Certified that (I hope) means it can be Wrapped(Encrypted) for safe use in Citrix Worx.

Image:IBM Connections for Citrix

IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 FP4 now supports QRadar, SCIM

Vladislav Tatarincev  27 February 2015 16:34:21
I was patching my TDI development server, while waiting patch to finish, noticed that FP4 now support QRadar.
Now you can push information to QRadar with TDI assembly line.
more information here
I love TDI :)

Image:IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator 7.1.1 FP4 now supports QRadar, SCIM

    Branding and customizing Discover page in Domino 9.0.1

    Vladislav Tatarincev  20 February 2015 12:21:46
    Branding Welcome screen in Notes was always interesting task. In Notes 9 it is a bit easier to do.

    The easies what can and need to be done, is to select QuickLinks tab to be default, and also add some corporate databases used by users.

    Desktop Settings, Basic tab has a new sections that allow to do things remotely for all users.
    Why to do this? Because this version will be used for 2-4 years, and you dont want default tab "Whats new in Lotus Notes" appear to user 4 years in a row." it adds value during first 2-3 month after migration.

    Syntax of adding corporate db to policy is the following.
    TITLE_OF_THE_DATABASE,  notes:///ReplicaID_Of_The_Database
    Image:Branding and customizing Discover page in Domino 9.0.1

    If you want to go deeper, you can even translate or localize and and branding logo to page.
    How to do it?

    Inside DATA directory of the client there are two files PopulatedTemplate.txt which is used by Lotus Notes client to generate PopulatedHTML.html
    Changes need to be done only in .txt file. When Notes is started

    Image:Branding and customizing Discover page in Domino 9.0.1

    You can also remove existing 2nd level tabs in your Discovery page and add some information about your systems. Kind of Workspace but corporate.
    Image:Branding and customizing Discover page in Domino 9.0.1

    When customized PopulatedTemplate.txt is saved, and IBM Notes client is restarted you see your changes.

    The only challenge that has left, how to deploy it centrally to all users. So far need to write agent (in mailfile?) and pull file from server and copy to DATA directory, or use Windows Login scripts.
    Anyway, Customizing Discovery page is very promising.  

    There are some functions used in PopulatedTemplate.txt like @Recent_apps@ and there is no desciption of this function. May be there are other @@ functions as well... :)

    Citrix XenMobile 10 available

    Vladislav Tatarincev  19 February 2015 16:55:55
    Citrix Has just published Citrix XenMobile 10.
    Now all components MDM and Application Controller merged together in one Virtual Appliance. which makes it much more easy to configure and integrate, without compromising security.

    XenMobile provides additional securitu to Lotus Traveler users, by protecting Traveler with AD/PIN (or both) passwords, and also choosing with which application Traveler can share information. For example OK to share with IBM Connections, but not Facebook.

    IBM Connections iOS application is finally available for Citrix MDM

    Vladislav Tatarincev  12 January 2015 11:34:55
    IBM Has published IBM Connections for XenMobile MDM solution
    Citrix MDM allow to encrypt some applications and protect them with additional PINs or passwords.   So you can give your kid play Angry Birds, without risk some emails appear on facebook/twitter.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: IBM Connections for Citrix is only for users whose company’s IT organization uses Citrix XenMobile for mobile device management. The Citrix Worx Home app should be installed on the device.

    IBM® Connections is social software for your business. It enables you to build a network of colleagues and subject matter experts, and then leverage that network to further your business goals. You can discuss ideas, work collaboratively on presentations or proposals, share photos or files, plan and track project tasks, and much more. IBM Connections is a server product that is deployed on your company intranet or the IBM Connections Cloud. This IBM Connections mobile app extends access to that server for employees, like yourself, who are on the go directly from their iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. This app can also be securely managed by your company administrator through server side policies.


    - Securely drop documents, presentations and photos to your colleagues with Files.
    - Find experts in your organization and build a social network with Profiles.
    - Join together with others to accomplish business goals thru Communities.
    - Influence and share your expertise thru Blogs and Wikis.
    - Get everyone on the same page using Bookmarks.
    - Track your project progress to success with Activities.
    - Share news, links and status across your network at any time.
    - IBM Docs secure in-app editing and viewing *
    - Edit documents collaboratively with other team members in real time *
    - Give presentations over AirPlay, with speaker notes and slide control
    - View and print documents, presentations, and spreadsheets over AirPrint

    * Editing not avaliable for IBM Connections Cloud

    In order to access your company Connections server, you will need a userid and password along with the URL address of the server. The app will prompt you for this information. To use this app, your company must have deployed IBM Connections 3.0.1 (or higher) with the latest APAR applied for mobile (Connections server 4.0 or higher is recommended). Connections 4.5 CR2 offers the highest level of performance and features. App management features are only available on servers which also have CR2 or higher applied. Check with your company administrator if you aren't experiencing all of the capabilities described.

    In order to access your Connections files on IBM Connections Cloud Engage using the app:
    - When you start the app tap IBM Connections Social for where you want to connect.
    - Enter the userid and password for your account.

    If you are an end user and experiencing a problem, please contact your company IT help desk. If you are a Connections administrator experiencing a problem, please open a PMR with your IBM customer number. In addition to rating the app here at the App Store, you can tell us what we have done right or what we can do better by emailing IBM mobile software engineering directly at

    Found one old but still actual presentation on Performance Tuning for Domino

    Vladislav Tatarincev  6 January 2015 12:22:49
    My old presentation from Dutch Lotus User group in Amsterdam, October 2009.
    still even in 2014/2015 many servers has same issues.

      Localization of IBM products in Latvian/Estonia/Lithuanian languages

      Vladislav Tatarincev  23 December 2014 07:47:51
      Hello, Baltic Lotus User group, we(CYONE) are in talks with IBM about localization of IBM Notes/IBM Connections for Baltic languages.
      Sometimes it is good to have English version of product because you may find more help/information in case you have issues, but sometime users, especially who may not know well English, ask for localized client. If you think good to have it, please comment on post with Your name, and need it or not.