But this blog entry has nothing to do with connections 2.5. At least not for now
I've just built our first Lotus traveler server and very surprised how easy and seamless it is to build one. Yup, I must say this, even a grade 1 student can do it. Click Next, then next then more next buttons and you're done. Of course there are other configuration settings and policy settings relating to traveler but really, v easy to do. No rocket science and brain surgery required here.
I've done some tests on Ipad (yeah - love it), ipod, ipod-touch, samsung with windows mobile device and nokia E60 model. Again, very easy to configure. Just point the mobile device to your traveler server and off you go to lala land.
What's next? Enable SSL. A must since we intend to expose the server on our DMZ then production we go.
Oh, i must share this bit which is very important specially for Apple devices. Not sure why IBM didn't turn this config setting on by default.
The functions listed here were added in Lotus Notes Traveler 22.214.171.124 and are not enabled by default. The Lotus Notes Traveler server administrator must explicitly enable these functions for them to become active. Follow the procedures outlined below to enable.
- Meeting attendee invitation actions for Apple devices.
When this feature is enabled, attendees to meetings will now receive meeting notices on their Apple device and the mobile user will be able to accept, tentatively accept, or decline the meeting invitation. Using the Settings application on the Apple device, the user can enable or disable meeting notice alerts by selecting the Mail, Contacts, Calendars settings and then changing New Invitation Alerts to On or Off.
To enable this feature:
- Edit the file <domino data directory>\traveler\cfg\NTSConfig.xml.
- In the section of the file under <COMPONENT
COMPONENT_TYPE="TrueSyncServer">, add this line:
<PROPERTY NAME="AS_ALLOW_INVITATIONS" VALUE="true"/>
- Save and close the file.
- Restart the Lotus Notes Traveler server.