Blog and Store Registration Problems

I’ve had a few complaints recently that the registration and password reminder system is not working properly on the site. This includes creating a Siebel Store account, as well as registering for the Blog.

The problem seems to be related to Outlook.com / Hotmail.com email servers rejecting the “New User Registration” emails. I suspect this is because the WordPress site uses the host SMTP server, resulting in a mismatch of domains that causes suspicion with that provider (and probably others).

I’ve now resolved this by using the Google Mail API to send all site emails. The result is that recipient mail servers should be far less likely to reject / block the email that is send on registration or when you request a password reminder.

What you SHOULD receive

What you SHOULD receive

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Siebel Store – 500th Download!

Okay, so it’s no iTunes or Play Store, but the 500th item from the Siebel Store has now been downloaded!

500Apps

The experiment that it The Siebel Store has been a really, really interesting one. I suppose it’s no surprise that free downloads have been gobbled up by passers by and very little in the way of actual sales have been made. Still, it was never about the money and it’s good to know that there is some demand out there for Siebel software.

If you’re at all interested, here’s a break down of downloads to date:

DownloadNumber of Downloads
Open UI Contact Tiles77
Siebel LOV Uploader66
Siebel Logger61
Repository Analyser60
SQL Analyser46
Siebel Utils Collection
44
Open UI See-Through Applets
30
UTC Date To Siebel Date
29
Profile Hunter
25
String To Base64
25
dotMailer Connector – Sample
24
Open UI Contact Relationships
21
Repos Analyser – Client
18
MQ Test Harness
18
Contact Google Maps
14
Repos Cleaner
10
Repos Analyser – Source
3
Siebel Logger – Source
0
Exception Framework
0
SQL Analyser – Source
0
MQ Test Harness – Source
0

Please don’t hesitate to visit the Siebel Store Forums to request new downloads or suggest improvements to The Store.

Siebel Repository Analyser – Client Edition

There has been some interest in the Siebel Repository Analyser, but questions over it’s use of the Siebel COM Data Control. As you know, this control connects directly to the Object Manager on a given application server and so requires both the corresponding server components installed, and firewall access to the server itself.

This has caused some issues for a small set of users.

As such, I’ve built a version using the Siebel Mobile Web Client Automation Server. All you have to do is launch a Mobile or Developer Web Client. Clicking ‘Login’ in the Repository Analyser will connect to that running Siebel instance and you’ll be able to use the functionality from there.

ReposAnalyserClient

Very useful for running the tool against Local Database Repositories!

The client version of the tool is now available for download in The Siebel Store.

Store FAQ and Forum – Now Open

The Store is still going strong – in terms of free downloads! Please consider purchasing some of the paid for items and submitting some code of your own.

I’ve opening up two new areas on the site:

Store FAQs

This new page contains a load of Frequently Asked Questions, divided into specific areas of Store functionality. Here you’ll find purchasing FAQs and details of how to submit items for consideration.

StoreFAQs

Store Forums

The forums have been setup to allow you to communicate with Store developers and the community in general. It’s here that you can raise issues that you have with The Store itself, items that you’ve downloaded from The Store. More importantly, there is a forum dedicated to product suggestions. Personally, I’m happy to accept challenges from the community as I do enjoy writing code! Please feel free to submit suggestions and requests and I’m sure someone out there will be happy to help – trhis is also key in growing the products available in The Store.

StoreForum

Contact Tiles – OpenUI

Siebel genius Kirk Leibert has submitted an absolutely awesome contribution to the Siebel Store – a brand new Applet type, using OpenUI technology, displaying contacts as business card style tiles. The product is called Open UI Contact Tiles and is available now from the Siebel Store!

ContactTiles

This really is the true spirit of the Siebel Store and just goes to show what amazing innovations are out there for us all to share. Thank you very much Kirk for sharing this brilliant piece of work with us. You can find the details of how it’s all put together in a series of articles, starting with this one on the Siebel Essentials blog.

I’d like to remind readers that the Siebel Store Forum is open for business and registered users can submit ideas for other innovative Siebel products right here. If you’ve got a great idea, or if there’s something you’re stuck with and need some great Siebel minds looking into it, please start a new topic and we’ll see what we can do!