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IBM Connections Component Pack has been released

IBM has just released the IBM Connections Component Pack (aka Pink Pack). What’s new: Full upgrade path New Sanity monitoring service (see Using Sanity to monitor Component Pack) Performance enhancements and bug fixes for Orient Me, Customizer, and ElasticSearch Support for changing the ICp user credentials MongoDB now uses Intermediate CA for internal communication In addition to this from my own experience the installation of the Customizer component has been streamlined and improved. You can download it here. Below you can have a look at the Sanity monitoring service. It allows you see in one view if all services…

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Coming up: Webinar “Let’s Get Real – What’s in Domino v10”

In case you are curious about the results of the #domino2025 jams and how IBM and HCL are going to proceed to Domino V10, then you don’t have to wait until Think but instead can have first hand information on this topic from Bob Schultz, Richard Jefts and Andrew Manby already on Feb 28th 2018.  If you are interested in seeing the first proof of concept demos accompanying our roadmap for Domino for 2018 then register here.  

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Error “INFO This iFix is not for your current DocsConversion version.” when installing IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix001

In another blog entry I had been asked by Kenneth if it is an expected behaviour, that when installing CR3 iFix001 you get the message “INFO This iFix is not for your current DocsConversion version.” if you installed the Linux version of the Conversion Server.  After checking back with developement this is indeed a defect.  To go around this and also deploy the fix for the conversion server please follow those instructions: 1. Login the server on which DMGR is running, change directory to DMGR_INSTALL_ROOT/config/cells/CELL_NAME/IBMDocs-config, for example 2. In the file conversion-config.json, search “build-info”, and add one line — “ifix_version”:…


Coming up: Think 2018!

Today I do not want to talk about Connections, Docs, Pink or any other products.  Today I would like to inform you about a great event that is coming up, in case you have not heard about it, yet: The LotusSphere aka ConnectED aka Connect will be now part of a much larger event, the Think 2018, which takes place March 19-22 in Las Vegas and not only brings you the latest and greatest news from IBM Collaboration and Talent solutions, but also allows you to also get a glance at other solutions that IBM has to offer, too. This…

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Introducing the Visual Update 1 for IBM Connections (Project Periscope)

With the introduction of the IBM Connections Customizer it is now possible to customize the end user interface of IBM Connections 6.0 without having to touch the actual code, since it acts as a proxy between the End Users device and Connections and renders the required changes on the fly. This is a great feature for an on-premises Connections environment. But it is even better for our Connections Cloud, because here we cannot have each customer customize “our” environment by placing files in “our” Connections installation. With the Customizer customers can now even change the UI of Connections Cloud to…

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IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix 001 has been released

Unfortunately a few bugs sneaked their way into IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 unnoticed. This iFix takes care of them. You can grab it from here at FixCentral. It fixes the following issues: Fixed the issue that not all editor profiles can be displayed in Track Change panel. Fixed the fidelity issue of imported .docx files that have track change enabled and there is chance of deleting. Fixed the fidelity issue of imported Microsoft Office documents that have justified alignment setting in the paragraph. Fixed the defect in Spreadsheets editor that number displays incorrectly when the number format is set as…


Component Pack for IBM Connections 6.0 CR1 has been released

I happy to announce that we have released the Component Pack for IBM Connections 6.0 CR1. What is this component pack? It is a package of multiple components based on the Pink technology. It does not only contain OM, but also the IBM Connections Customizer as well as the new elastic search component, that will allow you to get rid of the Cognos Servers for Metrics and use the new Metrics instead. What is the Connections Customizer? The Connections Customizer is a component that allows you do all of your Connections customizations on this Proxy between your users…


Connections 6.0 CR1 has been released

In case you have not noticed: IBM Connections 6.0 CR1 has been released and is available for downloading.   You can download CR1 here. You will need to update the databases, so grab the update scripts here. You also need to update the TDISOL: AIX&Linux or Windows. If you are using Filenet, then you will also need to upgrade your Filenet Engine after the installation of CR1. Find more information and the download links here. The Step by Step guide on how to deploy CR1 can be found here.   Here the list of fixes included in CR1: IC 6.0…

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Installation Guide for IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 and Conversion Server on Linux

Since especially upgrading IBM Connections Docs has in the past led to some confusion and sometimes failed installation and the installation of the Conversions Server on Linux is something new I decided to document the installation and share this with you. It starts with a Connections 6.0 and IBM Connections Docs 2.0 vanilla deployed and takes you through the upgrade to CR3 and the installation of the Conversion Server.   You can also download the document right here.

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