Apparently the Sametime Web API is disabled by default (at least as of Notes 8.5 beta 2). This is important since Lotus Connections and other newer wen products from Lotus use the Sametime Web API in the Sametime Connect client / Sametime embedded in Notes for awareness. For more info see this post).
To enable the Sametime Web API do as follows:
- Close Notes
- Find your plugin_customization.ini File (in <Notes binary directory>/framework/rcp)
- Open the file in an editor and toggle the value of "com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.webapi/startWebContainer" from false to true (of the line is not there simply add it)
- Save, close and start Notes