Start Your Engines! HCL Domino v12 Beta is Here!

Now that the release of v12 is around the corner, HCL would like to provide all current customers with an exclusive preview. Today, HCL is officially launching the first public beta of Domino v12!

HCL is inviting you to join this beta program and take part in shaping the future of our product, helping us deliver the best-ever product experience! All existing Domino customers are automatically entitled and will be able to download the required software packages.

The goal of the Domino v12 Beta Program is for the HCL community of beta participants to conduct an honest, constructive, and thoughtful review and testing of the Domino v12 beta software, which includes:

  • HCL Domino V12
  • HCL Notes V12
  • HCL Domino Designer & Admin V12
  • HCL Traveler V12

In the first phase of the beta program, HCL is delivering the following components:  

  • Domino on Docker
  • Domino for Windows, Linux, AIX
  • Traveller for Windows, Linux, AIX
  • Notes Standard for Windows
  • Notes Standard for Mac
  • Designer and Admin Client

At a later stage of the beta program, HCL will be providing Domino and Traveler for IBM i.

In v12 Beta 1, HCL is supporting English and 15 language translations:

  • Arabic
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Czech
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Polish
  • Russian
  • Swedish
  • Spanish
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Traditional Chinese

v12 Beta Highlights


  • Reduce your total cost of ownership by using DAOS tier 2 objects across servers
  • A wide range of security improvements
  • Automate your Domino server installation and initial configuration
  • Domino directory enhancements: A variety of improvements around the Domino directory design (pubnames.ntf) to improve usability for administrators

Domino Designer

  • XPages now Bootstrap 4.4.1
  • Improvements to build responsive and mobile Domino applications
  • Ability to use DQL in Formulas

Notes Client

  • Significantly improved the performance on Windows and Mac, especially on slow networks
  • Improved Search: When searching for a person, an email, or a Notes application, suggestions will now appear in the typeahead. Your recent searches will also be displayed in the typeahead
  • Multiple email signatures: If you were bothered by the lack of email signature management before, Notes v12 allows you to choose a signature when you compose, reply or forward an email.
  • Choose a different “From” address when composing an email

For FAQs about HCL Domino v12 beta visit here

If you are an existing customer, you are entitled to v12 beta automatically. Please contact us for more info.