Webcast Q&A: Supercharge Your Domino Environment with teamWorkr

Last year, IBM Collaboration Solutions became a reseller of the teamWorkr solution that has enabled companies such as Strabag, Panasonic, and German Pension Fund to quickly and easily modernize their Notes Domino applications. Business users can now access fully modernized Notes Domino applications from their desktops and mobile devices using a browser. You can read the blog and watch the replay here.

In the recent webcast “Using teamWorkr within a Domino Environment to Interact with Systems in Hybrid Environments,” we showed how the power of integrating those same modernized applications into other work environments such as Microsoft Outlook, and IBM Connections. Plus, expanding those apps with new data sources via LotusScript including SAP and Oracle.

As promised, we have answered the questions that we were not able to cover in the session:

Q: Can I use notesHTTPrequest on XPages?

A: You don’t have to. Java has more than one option to send an HTTP request. In LotusScript you only have the difference of using operating system dlls prior to Domino 10.

Q: Is it possible to create actions from a view other than creating form documents?

A: Not yet, but it will be available in one of the next versions.

Q: How much does teamWorkr cost?

A: teamworkr can be licensed as a perpetual model or monthly subscription. Contact us at hello@teamworkr.com.

Q: Can you clarify where in teamWorkr the sample code would live, and how it relates to target databases and documents, etc.?

A: To visualize data, we use the Layout Element “HTML dynamic” within a form. To work on data, we use actions in the form.

Q: Can I adapt the CSS (colors/logo) to my corporate identity or my Connections layout?

A: With Version 3 of teamWorkr, it is possible to add a company logo and provide your own CSS to match your Connections layout.

Q: Do I need SSO (Single Sign-On) to integrate teamWorkr into Office 365?

A: It’s not necessary for the integration, but for user-friendliness we recommend it. If you need help with SSO, you can get in touch with us at hello@teamworkr.com.

Q: You mentioned a JSON file you used for the integration in Connections. Where can I get it?

A: A step-by-step guide for integrating teamWorkr into IBM Connections is provided at our portal.

Q: Where can I add client-side JavaScript in teamWorkr?

A: The best place is to enrich a form with client-side JavaScript. You can use the layout element “HTML Dynamic” in the field configuration to do so.

Q: Can I only add data from another Domino database, or can I also add data from other sources?

A: You can also add data from other sources like SAP, Oracle, or any kind of application you have access to by using LotusScript back-end classes.

Q: What do I need to use data from other sources in teamWorkr?

A: A good starting point is to read about LC LSX. You can click here to to get started with this topic.

Q: If I want to call Domino Script functions, where do the script libraries need to reside?

A: The script libraries need to be copied to the teamWorkr Management Console so you can use them. Domino doesn’t allow you to reference Script Libraries from other databases.

Q: Can I customize the Outlook plug-in to reflect the fields of my Domino application?

A: Yes, the plug-in is completely customizable, in the way you are used to, using teamWorkr.

Q: What do I need to use the Outlook plug-in in my organization?

A: You need ADFS, SAML (Single Sign-On), Active Directory / Domino Sync, or MS Group policies. We can help you with every step along the way.

Q: Where can I get the Outlook plug-in for email processing?

A: Please contact us at hello@teamworkr.com.

Q: Which Version of Domino do I need to use teamWorkr?

A: Domino Version 8.5.3 or above.

Q: What requirements do you have to run teamWorkr on a server?

A: We need a running HTTP-Task, a SIGNED teamWorkr Console, one FOLDER and access to the servers we want to access databases on (TRUSTED SERVER).

Q: How many servers, with a teamWorkr Management Console, do I need to access X number of databases?

A: To get started, you only need one management console on any existing server. If you would like to provide a failover solution, we recommend a second server and also a load-balancer or a reverse proxy.

Q: Which browsers are supported by teamWorkr?

A: teamWorkr Mobile is tested with Microsoft Internet Explorer from version 10, Mozilla Firefox from version 30, Google Chrome from version 27, Opera from version 23, Apple Safari from version 6.1.

Q: How much time do I need to modernize an application?

A: The time frame depends on the complexity of the application. We’ve seen ranges from 30 minutes to a couple of days.

Q: I don’t have any Notes developers in my company. Can you support me in modernizing my applications?

A: Yes, definitely. Team Technology or a partner of our large partner network can assist you.


Did you know that the teamWorkr team, IBM Russia, and CYONE held our first ever teamWorkr developer workshop in Moscow last month? You can read all about the two-day workshop on the teamWorkr blog.



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