New release of IBM Connections app for iOS and Android now available

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 […]

A sweet combo – SugarCRM and IBM Connections

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 […]

Installing IBM Connections 4.5 or CCM? You need these fixes

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 […]

An IBM webcast you must not miss!

“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 […]

Enabling @mentions and in-line likes in IBM Connections 4.0 CR2

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 […]

Thrilled about this… Kudos Analytics!

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 […]

IBM ‘Social Business Online’ app now available

IBM Connect is just around the corner (I travel on Friday, so better crack on with the packing!), and thoughts turn to sessions, schedules and social events. After a few false starts this year, IBM has settled on the Social Business Online tool as the official means to view sessions, create a personal schedule and […]

Rebranding – to the faintly ridiculous…

Early in 2012, IBM announced rebranding of our service, from LotusLive to IBM SmartCloud for Social Business. This quarter, we are announcing the next phase of the rebranding — changing the service domain itself. From: *.lotuslive.com To: *.collabserv.com

Make your mind up… (Community platforms)

I appreciate the willingness of so many IBMers to be social and collaborate with those outside the organisation. I love the way that they will go beyond the call of duty and step in to help with issues or discussions.  I adore that so many are willing to find information and share it privately or […]

Reviewing IBM Connections 4.0

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 […]

How to download IBM Connections 4.0

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 […]

First fixes available for IBM Connections 4.0

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 […]

IBM Connections 4.0 announced

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 […]

Microsoft’s Lost Decade

I’m sure many of you will have already seen and read this, but I keep coming back to it as it is such a great in-depth article, covering the history of Microsoft from its inception through to today. Kurt Eichenwald in Vanity Fair’s August issue: Amid a dynamic and ever changing marketplace, Microsoft—which declined to […]

IBM Collaboration Solutions Community Webcast

If you don’t take part in the monthly IBM Collaboration Solutions monthly community webcasts then you are really missing out.  Run by the wonderful Joyce Davis, they’re great opportunities to catch up the latest news regarding ICS/Lotus products, to hear from those active in the community and to have an opportunity to feed back on […]

Update strategy for IBM Connections 3.0.1.1

This document describes the recommended strategy and steps for applying maintenance updates to IBM Connections 3.0.1.1. More > Says it all.  If you manage an IBM Connections environment, make sure you understand the new regime for fixes and updates… [And by the way, this is such an improvement on how it worked in the 2.5 and […]

IBM Systems and Software come together… InterConnect 2012

This is a announcement that I’m really pleased to see…  Too often Systems and Software are seen as two completely different markets – this event brings the two together into one integrated conference: InterConnect: Where business and IT leaders connect InterConnect 2012 places your business interests at the center of its agenda. It is a […]

IBM Connections 3.0.1.1 CR2 fixpack released

I’ve been waiting for this one for a while: Cumulative Refreshes (CRs) consists of a set of cumulative fixes for each of IBM Connections applications. For additional information on CRs, including instructions on how to download and install, please review the Update strategy for IBM Connections 3.0.1.1 document. CR2 is composed of this set of 14 cumulative […]