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If Orient Me suddenly stops working

In one of my environment Orient Me suddenly stopped working and even a reboot of your Linux machine did not help. My colleague Matt Milza pointed me in the right direction to solve this issue: Check your systems disk space with df . You may be seeing that your / has run out of space: Unfortunately there is a bug in the first release of Orient Me that will continue writing logs into /var/lib/elasticsearch/data/elasticsearch-default/nodes/0/indices until all space is used: The solution is simple: Delete all content in this folder ( rm -rf * ) and restart your machine. Then Orient Me should be happily…

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Coming soon to Connections Cloud

A lot of changes are ahead of us on Connections Cloud. Finally we will see a lot of the new capabilities of Connections 6 on-premises appear in the Cloud, too.  Here is what is coming soon: Verse: Preview attachments while composing a message When you compose an email message, you need to be able to preview an attachment while in Draft mode so that you’re confident you’re sending the correct information. Now you can! Click the attachment to preview it in the Verse window. Click X to close it and return to composing your message. Verse: Replied to and forwarded…

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IBM acquired TimeToAct’s XCC

As was just announced, IBM aquried TimeToAct’s XCC and plans to offer it later this year as part of an IBM Connections Engagement Center. You can find the press release here: http://m.ibm.com/http/www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/52479.wss You can find out more about XCC here: http://connections-apps.com/product/xcc-web-content-custom-apps-for-ibm-connections/ My dear colleague Christian Holsing has been named as the Integration Executive for this solution.

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IBM Connections 5.5 CR3 released

While IBM Connections 6 has already been released, the last version of course still gets some love: the Cumulative Refresh (CR) 3 has been released. The Guide for applying the CR3 to Connections 5.5 can be found here. And of course here the list of the download locations: FixCentral:    IBM Connections 5.5 CR3 FixCentral:    TDISol Update for Windows FixCentral:    TDISol Update for Linux and AIX FixCentral:    Ephox Editors Update for CR3 If you are using the RichText widgets in Communities make sure to follow these additional instructions! Here is the list of things that are being…

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Orient Me installation and integration guide

Given that Orient Me is based on technology unfamiliar to many folks that had been working with Connections before, some people might be struggling with installing it.  I have created a guide that should help you getting it running for a demo environment with everything from Orient Me (Kubernetes, Docker, all Boot-, Master- and Workersnodes) on a single CentOS image and help you integrate it with your Connections 6.0 server. 

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Important note to installing IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR2

CR2 is installed a little bit different than previous CRs of IBM Connections Docs.   While the documentation states it, it is easy to oversee if you have done previous installation of CR1 a lot of times before – and quite a lot of people missed this and ran into this problem. With CR2 there are two more statements that need to be provided: -l ${FILESURL} -a ${J2CALIAS} .  Here the complete command: python applypatch.py -u ${USERNAME} -p ${PASSWORD} -f $ {WSADMINPATH} -l ${FILESURL} -a ${J2CALIAS} ${USERNAME} is the user name of WAS ${PASSWORD} is the password for the user above…

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IBM Docs Viewer not working with IBM Connections 6.0 with error CLFAF401W / CLFAF400W

If you have installed IBM Connections 6.0 and IBM Docs / Viewer 2.0 CR2 and the Viewer is not working, then check in the error logs if you are seeing the following error: [05.04.17 17:38:23:018 CEST] 00000100 LCFilesEJBRep W   CLFAF401W: Document is not found. Exception when getting document 9bbd88a5-35c4-478f-8b27-046a03f07df2[05.04.17 17:38:23:018 CEST] 00000100 ViewDocServle E   Request on IBM Docs Component :  request TgGBYr1l4a1hjA+6WaB3bF+Zwvs+J1PfukvRKtxVISq6GdY+uQoHkgVVSJnytESa with information {CLFAF400W: Can’t access the document repository.} If so, you can try to change the way the Docs Viewer is accessing the files from Connections from the old “physical” way (e.g. grabbing it directly from…

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IBM Connections 6 has been released

IBM Connections 6 has been released and brings a lot of new features, such as the updates Communities, new Files Sync capabilities as well as the new Orient Me feature, which is a first glimpse at the upcoming PINK solution. Orient Me will give you a nice overview of what happened in Connections and allows you to easily filter the information to relevant persons or communities.  IBM Touchpoint allows you to make the onboarding experience for new users a great one, by allowing them to easily fill out information for their profile, connect to people and discover relevant communities to…

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IBM Docs 2.0 CR2 has been released

IBM Connections Docs CR2 is now available on Fix Central. This release of Docs 2.0 CR2 comes alongside the IBM Connections 6.0 Announcement. The IBM Docs team has been working hard on adding new features and functionality to the Documents editor and Spreadsheets editor in addition to new Viewer capabilities in our effort to continuously improve the end user experience: Document Editor File Size Increase: Documents supports increased file size, from 20MB to 30MB Markdown Support: Documents can now be downloaded in Markdown (.md) by clicking File > Download > Markdown (.md) Markdown is a lightweight markup language with plain text formatting syntax designed to that…

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