Thursday, February 22, 2018

SnTT - Pieces you may need for IBM Notes 901 FixPack 10 Interim Fix 1

In the evening, when the day is done...

I tried to upgrade my IBM Notes client to 901FP10IF1 from FP8.

And as luck would have it, you just.can't.do.it.

It breaks Sametime Embedded, it breaks the Connections plugins, it causes Milli Vanilli to win a Grammy. Okay, not everything can be blamed on the QA teams.

If you will be going down this path you will need the following, and Mac People there are updates for you as well.

These are on IBM.com Support/FixCentral which you now need your subscriptions up to date to download. Links will connect to IBM but you will need to login to download the files.

This Technote explains about the plugin failure you will receive when you install the FP10IF1 and includes the direct link to Fix central.

MAC clients? 
Otherwise known as 901SHF886.dmg


These Plugins are on the IBM Greenhouse site which was supposed to be sunset but seems to still be alive so move quickly. Links directly to the pages.

Version: 5.5 February 1, 2018: An updated image has been posted with the following changes:
  • Support for IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP10 (on Windows)
  • Miscellaneous defect and customer PMR fixes
Version 18.2 (February 2018) update:  The latest release introduces the following:​
  • Miscellaneous defect and PMR fixes.
Version 18.2 (February 2018) update:  The latest release of the IBM Connections for Mac introduces the following:
  • Miscellaneous defect and PMR fixes

PS - I am unable to reconnect my plugins to the IBM Cloud, stay tuned for further updates or let me know if you know how to fix it. To be fair it did not login before I upgraded either.

Monday, February 19, 2018

6th Time IBM Champion Thoughts

I think last time I pretty much laid out everything I wanted to say on being a Champion and what one can do to become one. Turns out it was a very popular post.

Thank you to my customers from other partners and projects, my clients, my friends (inside and outside IBM) and family for nominating me or voting for me. Especially like to thank everyone in the various forums, chat groups, bloggers that help me succeed in my day to day world as much as I hope I have helped them in theirs with my support and posts and archival code :-).

More details on the 2018 champions from Libby here


The IBM Champions program recognizes innovative thought leaders in the technical community and rewards these contributors by amplifying their voice and increasing their sphere of influence.
An IBM Champion is an IT professional, business leader, developer, and educator who influences and mentors others to help them innovate and transform digitally with IBM software, solutions, and services.


1400 nominations
650 Champions Elected
62% renewing
38% new Champions
38 countries represented
6 business areas, including Analytics (34%), Cloud (25%), Collaboration and Talent Solutions (24%), Power Systems (9%), Storage (1%), IBM Z (7%)

If you are going to IBM Think find me and my fellow Champions on User Community Day / IBM Champion Sunday.

If you go to any IBM events this year and see someone in IBM Champion logos or jackets or backpacks or whatever it might be, stop and say hi and meet some awesome people from the sales, technical, marketing and business world.