Sunday, 4 September 2016

September A Significant and Interesting IBM Notes Domino and XPages Month

September will be a very significant and interesting IBM Notes Domino and XPages month. First ICON UK 2016 will take place, the official IBM announcement regarding he lifecycle policy for IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.x will be made by IBM, Notes Domino Fix Pack 7 will be released and finally the IBM Champions Nominations for Social Business will be opened again.

ICON UK 2016
ICON UK is an annual event in London for all users of IBM software to meet, learn and network. The 2016 event will take place on the 15 and 16 of September.
Over these two days, attendees can join sessions from four topic streams: The Developer’s Cubicle, The Administrator’s Clipboard, The Manager’s Meeting and Out of the Box Ideas.
In the Developer's Cubicle you will find sessions on XPages, Java, Plugins and enough state of the art content for everyone from beginner to expert.
On the Administrator's clipboard you will find topics that make ICS Admins excited. On-Prem, hybrid and cloud admin topics flourish!
In the Manager’s Meeting track, you’ll find sessions on business cases, adoption stories, best practices and more.
ICON UK attendees hear and learn from world-renowned experts on cutting edge topics. Seek them out over coffee or lunch and grill them on their chosen topics to learn even more. Our speakers are just like you; they are from our own ICS community and have been there, done that and got the tee-shirt. They give their time to speak at ICON UK for free and will be more than happy to talk to you and try to answer your questions.
For more information and registration see the ICON UK 2016 Site.

IBM Announcement Lifecycle Policy for IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.x
There will be an official announcement by IBM in September 2016 with an update to the lifecycle policy for IBM Notes and Domino 9.0.x.
IBM remains committed to Notes and Domino and has recently released additional functionality, including IBM Client Application Access and IBM mail support for Microsoft Outlook.  IBM also plans to release IBM Verse On-Premises later this year.

IBM Champions Nominations Social Business
September - October is IBM Champion Season for Social Business ! Nominations will soon be open!
The IBM Champion 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, or educator who influences and mentors others to help them make best use of IBM software, solutions, and services.
For more information see the IBM Champions Site on IBM developerWorks.

IBM Notes Domino Fix Pack 7
Currently IBM Notes Domino Fix Pack 7 is in Stage 3: Gold Candidate. For more information see the current Fix List.


  1. Johnny, I see that 9.01FP7 has 13 bug fixes compared with around 100 for previous fix packs. 9.02 has 265 fixes listed.

    What do you think this means ?

    1. I assume this is not yet the complete Fix List for 9.0.1 FP 7. I wait for the official Release Notice and hope that a lot more than the current specified fixes will be incorporated in this release. Let's just wait and see.

    2. It seems like FP7 now has 87 fixes and 9.02 has gone from 265 to 20 - interesting