AusLUG12 presentation

Thanks to everyone who attended my session on Lotus Notes package customisation and the positive feedback I have received so far.

Don’t hesitate to drop me a line if you need to know more details on any of the topics covered.

Feel free to download the presentation from here. Most presentations should also be made available in the AusLUG community after the event.

Sametime: prevent contact list notification after directory change to LDAP

If you have followed IBM’s instructions on replacing the Domino Directory with an LDAP directory you might notice the user notification below after running the stnamechange command against the vpuserinfo.nsf:

I can not think of any valid reason why a user should be bothered that his ‘contact list has been updated to reflect recent administration changes to contact names’. In my experience it would just puzzle people, especially since there is no true information relayed or any action required.

Fortunately we have given the possibility to to suppress the prompt for the user either using a managed setting in the plugin_customization.ini or a desktop policy.

Preference: showExternalModificationDialog
Value: false

Well done IBM – pushing Eclipse preference settings via policy

Only just realised that IBM has gone through the full trouble in order to not only provide us with an easy way to push location, but also Eclipse preference settings to the client via policy.

While I wouldn’t necessary pronounce that it was worth the wait, while applying the workaround in Lotus Notes and Domino 6 to 8, it’s definitely a feature that has been waited for a long time.