As announced at IBM Connect 2014, all IBM Connections customers on active maintenance are now entitled to use Ephox Edit!Live as their default editor throughout the IBM Connections platform. IBM Connections product manager, Luis Benitez, has an overview: Today, we are announcing our first delivery for 2014: IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2. This release provides an […]
I posted last week that new Sametime integration had been announced for IBM Connections, in the form of Meetings and Chat Room widgets. However, at the time they had not yet been released. Well, good news! They are now available for download from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog: IBM Sametime Meeting Rooms Widget for IBM […]
After a couple of false starts, IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 3 (CR3) has been released on FixCentral for download. 220.127.116.11-IC-Multi-CR03-LO77120 is 742 MB in size and is available for all server platforms. It is a fairly major update, and therefore requires database schema changes. If CCM is installed then there is a requirement to update FileNet […]
A new project from the IBM Labs – IBM Connections Touchpoint… The IBM Connections Touchpoint provides an interactive user experience that can be used for a wide variety of end user touchpoint scenarios, such as new user profile creation, community and network contact recommendations, organization polling and more, driving user engagement and increasing the business value […]
A couple of great new features shipped in IBM Sametime 9.0 Hot Fix 1 last week: What’s New in Hot Fix 1 In Hot Fix 1, the following features were added to Sametime 9 Communicate, Conference, and Complete offerings: The Chat Rooms widget displays a list of Sametime chat rooms and allows a user to enter […]
Version 4.1.0 of the IBM Connections app is now available from the Apple App Store and Google Play, including the following enhancements: Support for Community Files, Forums, and Bookmarks on SmartCloud @mentions for status updates (requires Connections server 4.5 and above) Target status updates to individual profiles or a community Support liking for status update […]
You may have seen from the social networks that I am once again in New York City this week. As well as seeing a very important customer, I’m spending three days at SugarCon, the annual conference run by SugarCRM. Today is the partner day – the equivalent of BP Development Day at IBM Connect for […]
Important details for fixes for the newly released IBM Connections 4.5: iFix LO74499 is required for all IBM Connections 4.5 environments. Please download the iFix from Fix Central, then apply to the IBM Connections 4.5 server using the update installer. Use this link to download iFix LO74499 from Fix Central For details on how to […]
You’ll be needing these… System Requirements for IBM Connections 4.5 (including CCM) Particularly note the support for IBM System i, the requirement for WebSphere Application Server 8.0 and the new support for DB2 10.1.
“From Liking to Leading”: Transforming Your Business with a Next Generation Platform for Social BusinessEvent Date: 03/13/2013 11:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time A comprehensive platform for social business can deliver business value and help you beat the competition. Join us and see first-hand the latest collaboration technology advances and adoption techniques. You will learn: how […]
Here’s how to enable @mentions and inline likes in IBM Connections 4 CR2 (the features were included in the release but no documentation was available for how to enable them): 1) add the following to LotusConnections-config.xml (under <versionStamp> at the bottom) <properties> <genericProperty name=”com.ibm.connections.ublog.AtMentionsEnabled”>enabled</genericProperty> <genericProperty name=”com.ibm.lconn.microblogging.inlineLiking”>enabled</genericProperty> <genericProperty name=”com.ibm.lconn.microblogging.peoplePicker”>enabled</genericProperty> </properties> 2) Perform a full synchronisation of […]
Interesting announcement of enhancements to System i 7.1, including: DB2® for i provides enhanced monitoring, performance, and security. IBM® i supports the new IBM Power® 710, 720, 730, 740, 750, and 760 POWER7+™ models. Use of USB attached flash drives is now supported. Latest industry standards of Transport Layer Security version 1.2 (TLSv1.2) and Transport […]
As you should be aware by now, Collaboration Matters is a reseller of Kudos Badges. We’ve recommended it and implemented it at some very large (and very small) Connections customers over the past year, and it is a fantastic tool for enhancing user adoption within the Social Business platform. When Adam Brown (of Kudos Badges […]
Many of you will have seen IBM’s Sandy Carter presenting her Social Business Coffee Break series of videos on YouTube. The series provides a good run through of Social Business concepts and case studies in the form of short sharp presentations that can be easily viewed whilst enjoying a beverage of your choice. If you […]
IBM is still rolling out updates to the Connections 4.0 documentation, including this one that became available last week: Customizing email digests The content of the daily and weekly email digests is defined in templates that are processed by the FreeMarker engine. These templates are used for each recipient of the daily or weekly email […]
VSee’s simplest one-click video conferencing and screen share is better than Skype, and you can use it right from your IBM Connections platform without any hoo-hah.
Really useful ‘Everyone Writes’ article on the IBM Connections wiki: Among the new features in IBM Connections 4.0 is the Mail-in feature or, as we call it in this article, ReplyTo, which allows you to make new posts to Forums by replying to an email notification. There are a number of configuration steps that must […]
Great new reviewer’s guide from IBM: This Reviewer’s Guide provides an extensive overview of the latest version of IBM’s social software, IBM Connections 4.0, and its nine applications: Home, Profiles, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, and Wikis. In addition, this guide explains how to extend the features and functions of IBM Connections to your […]
IBM provides a useful technote explaining how to download IBM Connections 4.0: Abstract This document describes how to download and assemble IBM Connections 4.0 from Passport Advantage. Download Description IBM Connections is social networking software designed for the workplace. Its applications help you to establish dynamic networks that connect people, information, and business goals. More […]
Abstract iFixes LO71325 and LO71327 are required for IBM Connections 4.0. Content iFixes LO71325 and LO71327 are required for IBM Connections 4.0. Please download both iFixes from Fix Central, then apply to the IBM Connections 4.0 server using the update installer. Use this link to download both fixes from Fix Central More > I believe […]
The Product Documentation (formerly Infocenter) for IBM Connections 4.0 has been added to the IBM Connections wiki and is now available. The information is also available in plain HTML. Bookmark it – you’ll be needing this later!
More on the latest greatest version of IBM Connections, 4.0 – released today! Using Activities: Using Bookmarks: Using Blogs: Using Communities: Using Forums: Using Wikis:
Loads of posts to come on the big news of today – the electronic general availability of IBM Connections 4.0. Let’s kick off with the IBM overview video of the new release:
At a glance IBM Connections V4.0 is designed to help you: Track the activity of your network and respond more quickly using the embedded experience within the activity stream. Bring external applications and content into the activity stream to respond in context, saving time and reducing context switching. Track and respond to the activities of […]
Fantastic new ‘Connected Social Business’ deck from IBM’s Louis Richardson: What are the chances? from Louis Richardson Also available as a video: Love Louis’ work and this is one of the best. Nice work, Sir!