Verse on premises – first impression

IBM promised to deliver Verse On Premises ( VoP ) on 30-DEC-2016. And they did.

I tried to download it; all I got was

24 hours later, the download worked.

The “installation” is a mixture of click and install and copy files from here to there. I expected something like IBM Notes Traveler installer.

I had VoP installed as a Beta user, so installation was not a big deal. IBM changes the target location and you have to uninstall the beta installation first; no surprise is that.

There is an online documentation on how to install VoP. See

After “installing” VoP, I was eager to see, how it looks and feels. As I already said, I had BETA 3 of VoP installed.

BETA 3 worked OK so far; not all features were in place and also the design of the calender and what else still was iNotes.

So I expected something new in this area.

This is, what I saw, when I opened VoP

So, fact is: Apart from the issue with showing the content of my mailfile ( we have had this in Beta 2 ), the calendar is still iNotes.

Needless to say that this is a bit of a disappointment.

Also, you will never get a real VoP in the future. For files and contacts, you need a Connections installation. OK, this can be done on premises, but is a huge overhead. For some features, Watson is needed. And there is no WoP available. Will it ever be? I doubt.

VoP is a big disappointment. I already uninstalled it from my Domino. iNotes as it is works for me.

At least, IBM delivered something on 30-Dec-2016 as promised.