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Sametime "Too Many Chat Windows Open" Warning

In the middle of IBM Sametime client preferences is an option to warn when you have too many chat windows open.  However, it had no information. Here is what I found.
IBM Sametime preferences
This setting in your Preferences, disabled by default, will generate a warning when you have too many chat windows open. Adding to the confusion I already had is that  the documentation actually uses an entry in the preferences file which does not match the UI name, making it even harder to find for the normal person.

Continue reading the entire article in my Sys Admin Tips newsletter for August right here
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    On Wednesday, August 20th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

IBM Notes Extended Search Plugin for IBM Notes 9

IBM released the IBM Notes Extended Search Plugin for IBM Notes 9 which mimics what FewClix does (without the better ui) for searching archives and email.
IBM Notes Extended Search Plugin for IBM Notes 9
The plugin has a basic and advanced search mode. Including the ability to add multiple conditions for further improve your search results.  The plugin uses the standard IBM Notes Search engine, where FewClix built it's own index locally. Here are the key features per the website
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    On Monday, August 18th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

Notes Traveler: SEVERE <username> Error parsing ActiveSync message

If you get the Notes Traveler: SEVERE Error parsing ActiveSync message error on your IBM Lotus Traveler server console for Android users, the fix is quite simple.
IBM Lotus Traveler logo

To remove this error from appearing on the Traveler server's console, the specified users will need to not use the device's native mail application to sync their mailfile, instead make use of the IBM Notes Traveler application/client downloaded directly from the server via the Traveler Server's URL or from the Google Play store.

I wish it would just block other client types but the actual Traveler app or allowed types (like Sametime)
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    On Friday, August 15th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

Is St Louis now only known as Ferguson?

As we watch the story unfold about the shooting in Ferguson, MIssouri many think it is a major part of  St Louis. I finally decided to write a post showing the scope of size of Ferguson inside St Louis.
Image:Is St Louis now only known as Ferguson?
On the right of the image is the entire State of Missouri which covers 69,709 square miles.  Next to it on the left is the cutout of St Louis County which covers 524 square miles.   Inside of that left image is Ferguson which covers 6.2 square miles.  Yes you read that correctly.  All of the news events take place inside of 1.183% of St Louis County in Missouri.  A pindrop in scope.
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    On Thursday, August 14th, 2014   by Chris Miller        

Contact delegation in Lotus Notes

I received an email asking about contact delegation in Lotus Notes for user to user controls. Unfortunately this is not easily done, even with the integrated contacts in the mailfile.
What you are trying to do is use the mail delegation abilities to manage contacts that are stored in the mail file itself.  While this option does not exist, I might have a suggestion that would work perfectly for you.

You can read the full question and my answer on my Sys Admin Tips monthy newsletter and articles on SocialBuzUg.
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    On Tuesday, August 12th, 2014   by Chris Miller