Unsupported and deprecated features | HCL Digital Experience Version 9.5

Review the features that were available in previous versions of HCL Digital Experience but are no longer available.

Once users migrate to the latest version of HCL Digital Experience, features that are no longer supported or are deprecated can result in unpredictable behavior. Remove unsupported and deprecated features before you start your migration. As they become available, links to more information are provided to help you move away from deprecated features.

If you are migrating from Version 8.5 or 9.0, we recommended that users review the unsupported and deprecated features.

Deprecated features

The following features and themes are deprecated in Version 9.0:
Table 1. Deprecated features
Category Deprecated Recommended action
Integrating Sametime Integration Effective November 2021, integration with Sametime will be deprecated. The supported Sametime version 9.0 already reached EOS.
Integrating Add to Sametime List Effective November 2021, integration with Sametime will be deprecated. The supported Sametime version 9.0 already reached EOS.
Online Help Sametime Web 2.0 Contact List Effective November 2021, integration with Sametime will be deprecated. The supported Sametime version 9.0 already reached EOS.
Developing Microsoft Exchange 2010 Calendar Effective November 2021, integration with Microsoft Exchange 2010 will be deprecated. Exchange 2010 is out of support for Microsoft.
Developing Microsoft Exchange 2010 Mail Effective November 2021, integration with Microsoft Exchange 2010 will be deprecated. Exchange 2010 is out of support for Microsoft.
Online Help Coach Effective November 2021, Coach portlet will be deprecated. IBM no longer supports WebSphere Lombardi.

Online Help Dynamic Coach Effective November 2021, Dynamic Coach portlet will be deprecated. IBM no longer supports WebSphere Lombardi.

Configuring Federated Documents Picker Effective November 2021, Federated Documents Picker feature will be deprecated. HCL Digital Asset Management may be use in replacement for this feature.

Online Help Frequent Users Effective November 2021, Frequent Users portlet will be deprecated. This is an obsolete portlet and no replacement is needed.
Setting up a website Syndicated Feed Portlet Effective November 2021, Syndicated Feed portlet will be deprecated.
Integrating TPIR Configuration Viewer Effective November 2021, TPIR Configuration Viewer will be deprecated. IBM no longer supports WebSphere Lombardi.

Developing UX Screen Flow Manager - Dialog Stack Portlet Effective November 2021, Dialog Stack portlet will be deprecated. The feature was already removed on the later version of Portal.
Developing UX Screen Flow Manager - Dialog State Display Portlet Effective November 2021, Dialog State Display portlet will be deprecated. The feature was already removed on the later version of Portal.
Setting up a website Welcome to WebSphere Portal Effective November 2021, Welcome portlet will be deprecated. This is an obsolete portlet and no replacement is needed.
Integrating Watson Content Hub support Effective November 2021, integration with Watson Content Hub will be deprecated. HCL Digital Asset Management may be use in replacement for this feature.
Integrating Web Application Bridge - Microsoft SharePoint Effective November 2021, integration with Microsoft SharePoint will be deprecated.
Integrating SAP NetWeaver Effective November 2021, integration with SAP NetWeaver will be deprecated. NetWeaver is no longer supported by SAP.
Integrating Domino Effective November 2021, integration with Domino will be deprecated. The iFrame integration approach is already obsolete and not used.
Integrating iNotes portlet Effective November 2021, integration with Domino will be deprecated. The iFrame integration approach is already obsolete and not used.
Migrating IBM® JSF Bridge
  • For both HCL Digital Experience with CF17 integration and Version 9.5.
  • In WAS 9.0.5.2 and 8.5.5.17, IBM will remove the JSF Bridge from the product. To coincide with the availability of WAS fix levels, an iFix is planned to coincide with HCL Digital Experience, which will contain an HCL-supported version of the JSF Bridge. This iFix will be built from the same source code with proper license, and with the same class names so user applications should be able to continue to function without any modification.