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December 29, 2015
Print Merge Reporter
Print Merge Reporter: Mail merge, printing and reporting tool for IBM Notes
Mail merge Excel, contacts, barcodes and Notes app data to email or printer using Notes, iNotes, web.
Generate charts and reports to Word, Excel, and PDF format using Notes, web.
ACL Dominator
ACL Dominator: ACL management and administration reporting security tool for IBM Notes
Report, manage, analyze, audit, export, update all Access Control Lists on an IBM Domino server.
Fix security holes, optimize servers, expand nested groups, prepare for message migrations.
Report on ACLs, database properties, mailbox preference properties, user activity, DAOS.
Archive Mailbox Reverter
Archive Mailbox Reverter: Archive mailbox reversion and reporting tool for IBM Notes
Non-technical users and Domino administrators can revert archives. Archived mail items are moved back to user's mailbox. Assists with message migrations including IBM SmartCloud Notes Hybrid and Verse.
AttachZIP
AttachZIP: Attachment compression, image optimization and archive tool for IBM Notes
Compress attachments to ZIP format and optimize images. Increase disk space, network bandwidth and performance. Reduce mailbox / DB sizes. Single product offering. Notes template based installation.
TOTAL Recall
TOTAL Recall: Message recall email tool for IBM Notes
IT help desk and Domino administrators can recall messages for end users.
Central control and risk aversion - Your insurance policy to prevent costly legal disasters.
Mailbox Stationery Manager
Mailbox Stationery Manager: Mailbox stationery management and reporting tool
Centrally manage stationery in user mailboxes. Domino administrators and delegates can copy stationery to multiple mailboxes. Copy large attachments via stationery to multiple mailboxes to bypass security.
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Print Merge Reporter: Mail merge, printing and reporting tool for IBM Notes
Mail merge, email blast, report, chart, inventory barcoding, export, PDF

Send email blast mailings: Mail merge data from Notes Contacts, Notes apps and Excel to e-mail messages. Data can be mail merged to Subject and Body including advanced options --- dynamically append unique attachments for each recipient. Supports importing HTML files, Notes Stationery and Drafts. Email blasts can be sent immediately or scheduled daily, weekly, or monthly including optional load balancing functionality. Integrate Notes / web apps with Word and Excel: Seamlessly integrate your existing Notes apps with mail merging, printing, charting and reporting functionality including mail merging your Notes Contacts. Mail merge data to labels, envelopes, letters, directory, and generate ad hoc charts and reports on live data in seconds. Perform mailings with features such as print preview, bar coding, font/color manipulation and logo insertion.
Download an evaluation copy today and integrate Notes the easy way!
 
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64-BIT IBM NOTES RELEASED FOR MAC OS X - SEPTEMBER 29, 2015
IBM Notes 9.0.1 64-bit for Macintosh released on Sep 29th, 2015 (English) and Oct 13th, 2015 (all other languages) supports OS X 10.11 and 10.10. The previously released IBM Notes 9.0.1.x 32-bit versions do not support El Capitan and will not install or launch on this release. IBM Notes Mac 9.0.1 FP5 32-bit is superseded by Mac 9.0.1 64-bit. Customers looking for Notes Mac client 9.0.1 32-bit are encouraged instead to download and install Notes 9.0.1 Mac 64-bit. English Part number: CN6VDEN.
 

OTHER HEADLINES

CONNECT 2016: THE PREMIER SOCIAL BUSINESS AND DIGITAL EXPERIENCE CONFERENCE
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IBM NOTES AMR TOOL: UNARCHIVE (RESTORE) SERVER AND LOCAL MAIL ARCHIVES
AMR tool is an archive mailbox reversion and reporting tool. It allows non-technical users and Domino administrators to revert archives. The archived mail items are moved back to the user's server or local mailbox including folder structure and references. Domino administrators can revert archives for single and multiple users. You might decide to to use the AMR tool if (1) mailbox server size quotas are increased, (2) you need to revert accidentally archived mail items, or (3) your message migration requires archived mail items to be reverted (i.e. SmartCloud Notes Hybrid, IBM Verse).

IBM NOTES/DOMINO 9.0.1 FIX PACK 5 RELEASE NOTICE - NOVEMBER 30, 2015
9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 updates the embedded Notes/Domino JVM to 1.6 SR16 FP15 to address security vulnerabilities. 9.0.1 Fix Pack 5 adds support for IE Standards Mode for iNotes. An optional Forms9s.nsf for IE 11 Standard mode has been added in 9.0.1 FP5. 9.0.1 FP5 installs a secondary iNotes client file on the Domino server named Forms9s.nsf. 9.0.1 FP5 adds support for IBM Client Application Access and the Notes Browser Plug-in running on Windows 10.

IBM TRAVELER 9.0.1.8 IS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD FROM FIX CENTRAL - OCTOBER 7, 2015
IBM Traveler 9.0.1.8 is now available for download from Fix Central. A full installation package will be available on Passport Advantage by October 14. In addition to APAR fixes, this server maintenance release introduces a new Tell command, DBMaint, which can be used to test database fragmentation levels, set scheduled maintenance, and run imagemaintenance to reduce table index fragmentation.

WEBINER REPLAY: DOMINO, NOTES AND VERSE - WHERE ARE WE AND WHAT'S THE FUTURE?
XPages Webinar Series Recordings -- Using Cool Frameworks in (Mobile) Domino Web Applications. This is a recording of the webinar from December 16th.

IBM NOTES MSM TOOL: SHARE STATIONERY WITH MULTIPLE MAILBOX USERS
MSM tool is a mailbox stationery management and reporting tool. It allows a Domino administrator (or delegate with edit access) to centrally manage stationery for multiple user mailboxes. MSM tool can also be used to copy large attachments via stationery to multiple user mailboxes if you need to bypass limits and security including maximum email delivery size, mailbox quotas, journaling and antivirus routing scans.

ON-DEMAND WEBCAST: AN INTRODUCTION TO CREATING DOMINO APPLICATIONS IN THE BLUEMIX ENVIRONMENT
Companies are looking to the cloud more and more for cost savings and to facilitate the creation of new modern applications. Join this webcast to find out how Bluemix – IBM's Platform as a Service (PaaS) cloud offering – can help create applications quickly, securely, and in a scalable manner. Get an introduction to Bluemix, what it offers, and more specifically how XPages and REST play a role key in it.

NEW IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR IBM TRAVELER CUSTOMERS - 9.0.1.3 OR LATER
Starting with IBM Traveler 9.0.1.3, there is now one single maintenance stream being supported. This single release can be installed and run on any Domino 8.5.3.x, 9.0.0.x, or 9.0.1.x (or later) server. To obtain the latest features and APAR fixes it is required to be at this latest IBM Traveler level. The one release model is necessary to keep pace with an extremely fast moving mobile market place and will allow all customers to stay current with the latest features and fixes for mobile devices.

IBM SAMETIME LIMITED USE 9 RELEASE FOR IBM NOTES/DOMINO 9.0.1 CUSTOMERS
On September 10th 2013, IBM Sametime 9 was released and IBM Sametime 8.5.x was withdrawn from
market. Current IBM customers with an entitlement to IBM Notes/Domino that do not have a separate full entitlement to IBM Sametime are entitled to a limited use version of IBM Sametime that is bundled with Notes/Domino. That entitlement continues with IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 which was released on October 29th 2013. IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 currently includes IBM Sametime 8.5.2 IFR1. IBM Sametime Limited Use 9 release for IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 customers is available on the IBM Passport Advantage website. This will provide the functional equivalent of IBM Sametime Entry 8.5.x. IBM Notes/Domino 9 customers who own a independent entitlement to IBM Sametime 9 can update their embedded Sametime today from their Passport Advantage downloads.

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ACL Dominator: ACL management and administration reporting security tool for IBM Notes
Quickly analyze and update Access Control Lists across all databases on an IBM Domino network, as well as, report on database properties and mailbox preference properties. Locate corrupted databases and replica stubs. Domino administrators can generate reports to assist in optimizing server performance and prepare for a messaging migration (i.e. IBM SmartCloud Notes Hybrid).
  • DAOS reports including Logical, Physical and DAOS size
  • Mailbox/DB document count report (useful to identify mailbox/DBs which require archiving)
  • Full Text Index reports (useful to optimize server performance by identifying non-critical mailbox/DBs using "Immediate" frequency which should ideally be changed to "Hourly" or "Daily)
  • Mailbox delegation reports (useful for messaging migrations)
  • Mailbox user activity reports (useful to identify mailboxes which can be retired)
  • Nested group expander for group troubleshooting (useful to identify mailbox/DB access issues with nested groups)
  • Mailbox owner reports including changing owner ACL (useful to force mailbox access of all mailbox users to Editor)
Download a FREE evaluation today and chase those security nightmares away!
 
IBM Releases 100th IBM MobileFirst for iOS App in Partnership with Apple to Transform the Nature of Work
ARMONK, N.Y. - 16 Dec 2015: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced it has delivered more than 100 IBM MobileFirst for iOS apps, as part of its partnership with Apple, to transform work across 14 industries and 65 individual professions, from wealth advisors to flight attendants, first responders, nurses and retail buyers. Additionally, the companies are expanding the portfolio to new markets including consumer products, automotive, aging and chemicals and petroleum.

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AT&T and IBM Expand Their Strategic Relationship in Managed Application and Managed Hosting Services
DALLAS and ARMONK, NY - 17 Dec 2015: AT&T* and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced they are expanding their long-term strategic relationship to bring businesses a full suite of advanced networking, application and hosting services. Under the agreement, AT&T will transition its managed application and managed hosting services unit to IBM. IBM will then align these managed service capabilities with the IBM Cloud portfolio. IBM will also acquire equipment and access to floor space in AT&T data centers currently supporting the applications and managed hosting operations

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Why Wall Street is Wrong and Warren Buffett Is Right About Beaten-Down IBM
As usual, the investment consensus is dead wrong. The real story is that "Big Blue" is adroitly executing a strategic re-positioning that will hold it in good stead for 2016 and beyond. For confirmation, look no further than Warren Buffett, who seems to understand IBM's hidden potential. Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway boosted its stake in IBM by roughly 2% in the third quarter to 81 million shares from 79.6 million, for a value of about $11.7 billion. That makes IBM Berkshire Hathaway's fourth biggest holding.

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IBM Set to Drop 13% in 2015
After underperforming the stock market for many quarters, International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE: IBM) shares almost certainly will have dropped another 13% this year to $139. That is down from $210 in March of 2013. IBM’s turnaround plan continues to be rejected by investors.

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The Steve Jobs you don't know
The 5 faces of Steve Jobs -- Watch the TV premiere of CNN Films' "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine," Sunday, January 3, at 9 p.m. ET on CNN and CNNgo. here's no one version of Steve Jobs. Genius. Storyteller. Myth-making salesman. Hard-nosed businessman. Adventurous seeker. Brutal critic. There are teenagers who see him as another Einstein, the man who unlocked their technological dreams with Apple's -- that is, Jobs' -- iPhones, iPads and Macs.

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'X-Files' reopened in this 21-minute preview video
Fox has released a lengthy preview that takes "X-Files" fans behind the scenes of the new miniseries that will air on Fox in January. After 13 years, the truth is still out there, and FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have never stopped searching for it.

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Hyatt Hotels data hacked
Hyatt Hotels data is the latest to fall prey to hackers. The company said Wednesday that it is investigating malware it found on computers used to process customers' payments, and Hyatt (H) is consulting with cyber security experts. The data breach only affected properties managed by Hyatt and not franchise locations, the company said. As of Sept. 30, that included 318 properties.

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Is this the working hoverboard we've been waiting for?
The ArcaBoard just barely meets the "Back to the Future: Part II" deadline with a late 2015 announcement showing the hoverboard truly hovering. Did someone order a hoverboard? Here's a big green fan-powered rectangle that may satisfy your desires. It's called the ArcaBoard and it's for sale.

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens World Premiere Red Carpet video
Watch StarWars.com’s coverage of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens world premiere red carpet, presented by Verizon and live from Hollywood! Hosts Anthony Carboni, Andi Gutierrez, and David Collins talk with the cast, creators, and fans, and report on all the action from the movie event of the year.

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Laser-armed fighter jets by 2020, U.S. Air Force says
The invention of guns took warfare to a whole new level. Later, airplanes radically changed it again. Now, experts say another big shift is coming, led by energy weapons, including lasers. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, or AFRL, said it's on track to demonstrate a working laser weapon on a fighter jet by 2020.

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Zuckerberg stands firm on connecting India to the Internet
Facebook CEO again defends controversial Free Basics Internet service in India via an op-ed piece in that country's largest newspaper. Mark Zuckerberg is not backing down from his quest to provide Internet service across India.

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Holiday lights and gadgets are killing your Wi-Fi
If you want super-fast Wi-Fi in your home, you may want to turn off your Christmas lights. Britain's communications regulator Ofcom has published a report showing that about 20% of poor Wi-Fi performance is caused by electronic gadgets and lights in the home.

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