Lotus Notes / Domino 8.5 is available for Download from the IBM Passport Advantage Website.

New in Lotus Notes/Domino 8.5:

There exist a Interim Fix for 8.5 which solved the following problem:

User Rename and User Delete will fail to update group membership except in the rare case where the renamed/deleted user is also listed in the LocalAdmin field for the group. This fix is needed only on 8.5 servers running adminp and is a regression introduced in Release 8.5.

The fix is available on Fix Central.

Use a pre-8.5 server to do User Rename and User Delete functions, or apply the fix for spr JPAI7MFS69 to the 8.5 server.

Security analysis of BlackBerry Enterprise Solution successfully completed

Germany - Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (Fraunhofer Institute SIT) of Germany and Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM; TSX: RIM) today announced the successful completion of an in-depth security analysis performed by Fraunhofer Institute SIT of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution for mobile email and data push-services. Fraunhofer Institute SIT confirms the high quality of the security architecture of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution and the strong data protection services it provides.

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If you are a BES Admin and have problems to push wireless some software (e.g. the IBM Sametime client) to your users this short tip may help you (this can happen at the moment when your user use a BlackBerry Storm).

At first open the BlackBerry Manager (not the Desktop manager), go to BlackBerry Domain -> Software Configuration Status (on the right side, its a tab). In the list check for the following line:

GetHHCodePackagesreported: HHCM_DEVICE_NOT_SUPPORTED. Upgradeyourcopy of device.xml

If you see it (and the date is from today or yesterday, ...) then download the latestdevice.xml and vendor.xml from the RIM Website:



Copy these files to the following folder: C:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader.

For more information see "How to update the device.xml file ".

NSD is an important tool to dump information in case of a PANIC or other Domino Server (or notes client) problems. The NSD files contain information you can provide to IBM to determine the cause of the software problem. A Better NSD files means it is easier to determine the root cause of your Domino servers problem!

You can find the updated NSD Files here.