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IBM Connections 6.0 CR2 has been released

IBM Connections 6.0 CR2 has just been released. It combines many previous fixes into one installable package and thus makes upgrading a new Connections 6.0 environment much easier. You can find the download package here on FixCentral. You will need to update the databases of Communities, Files, HomePage, Metrics and Wikis using the scripts found here. A guide for updating Connections to 6.0 CR2 can be found here.   The CR2 for Connections 6.0 contains the following fixes (also found here): APAR# Component Problem Description LO93300 Activities Corrected the problem when an activity entry is moved that has a To…

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IBM Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.5 has been released

IBM has just released the IBM Connections Component Pack 6.0.0.5 (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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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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Component Pack 6.0.0.4 for IBM Connections 6.0 CR1 has been released

I happy to announce that we have released the Component Pack 6.0.0.4 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 6.0.0.4, 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…

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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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Orient Me 6.0.0.2 has been released

Orient Me 6.0.0.2 has just been released and fixes the incompatibility between IBM Spectrum Conductor for Containers Community Edition 1.1.0 and Docker 17.06 which lead to failed installations. You can find the Orient Me 6.0.0.1 download at FixCentral here.

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New June 2017 fixes for Connections 6 and Orient Me released

New fixes for Connections 6 and Orient Me 6.0.0.1 have been released on FixCentral. You can find the Connections 6.0 Fix here. Orient Me 6.0.0.1 can be found here. This is new for Orient Me: Support for a high availability solution. New installation package. Enhanced documentation to describe the upgrade process. Additionally, there is new information on connecting to Connections services on a windows server and managing Redis authentication. Support for these security proxies: ISAM SiteMinder SAML SPNEGO

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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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