Happy to see this fixed for Notes 9

When a user or delegated user creates a contact within the mail file, the contact is later archived. The ProtectFromArchive, $NoPurge and ExcludeFromView fields are not being saved to the document when contacts are created in the mail file. These fields are generated on contacts in the local names.nsf Contacts lists.
Resolving the problem This problem was reported to IBM Development in SPR PBAO7NKL2X and is resolved in 8.5.4 (aka version 9).”

Technote 1621998: Personal Contacts are Archived when the mail file is archived

Customizing the feature titles for IBM Connections mobile plus new URL handlers which are (almost) useful

Luis Benitez already blogged this (How To Customize the IBM Connections Mobile App for iOS, Android & BlackBerry) but I think it is so important that it bears mentioning again. With the latest update to IBM Connections (version CR2) you know have the option to customize the mobile apps using a new mobile-config.xml file. It allows you to configure settings to do with login and the general configuration of the app. An important point is also that it allows you to change the title of the features in the app which is great if you have change feature names in the web UI. We have customers that change some of the Danish translations (especially for Community because they feel that the Danish word really isn’t representative of the feature) so making that feature name change apply to the mobile UI’s are great.

To install the fixes simply download the IBM Connections CR2 jar-files and follow the steps from the technote (technote 1595154) to update IBM Connections. Please note that you need the newest update installer to perform the update.

As if this wasn’t enough Chris Reckling recently blogged (Custom URLs in IBM Connections Mobile Apps) on the new URL handlers that were added to the Connections mobile apps for iOS and Android. This means you can add a link in an email to take you directly to Profiles or a profile as well as Communities or a community. The URL’s are easy to use and pretty straight forward – to open John Does profile one could use ibmscp://com.ibm.connections/profiles?email=jdon%40example.com from anywhere on the app. Pretty neat.

There’s also a URL handlers to configure the app for a user to allow for easier set up of the app.

The URL handlers are great but I think it is too bad they didn’t add support for all features now they were at it. For instance having a direct link capability into Activities would be killer as it would allow you to add links to the email notifications that would take you to the mobile app instead of the web UI. Would have been soo cool and would have been something I could use now – having the Communities part is nice but I receive way more Activities notifications by email so a link capability there is worth much more to me. I hoping it will make it into the next update.

Windows 2008 64-bit can cause a significant CPU increase and I/O degradation when Domino opens many databases

Had a customer report the above issue and have it fixed by IBM so I thought others might benefit from it. The issue has been fixed as IBM SPR# KBRN8AKKA9. The technote is 1449825 and contains a lot of good info. Setting notes.ini “Disable_Random_RW_File_ATTR=1” fixes the issue.

“After Domino opens many NSF files in quick succession during a backup, the Virtual Address Space of the OS system cache may be completely used up (for example, 1TB of data may be used in this OS cache). Successive calls into the OS cache manager to get memory from the OS system cache then results in mapping/unmapping of views from the system cache. These mapping/unmapping operations takes a lot of CPU time and as a result shows as high OS CPU usage. In addition, because the large OS system cache may now reside on the disk (the RAM is not large enough to hold the OS system cache) this results in significant I/O on the system.”