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Component Pack 6.0.0.6 has been released

Just in time for Social Connections 14 in Berlin the Component Pack 6.0.0.6 has been released (and yes, it’s a coincident, but certainly helping me on my session on this release). Releasing it was a major step as it now removes the hard wires to IBM Cloud private. It is now more open allowing you to use a management platform of choice, while of course still being able to be used with IBM Cloud private, if your company is using it already for other solutions as well. For those who are wondering what the Component Pack is – this is…

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New Mobile Connections App with improved Communties in the App Stores

Last Sunday IBM Connections 6.0 CR3 was released, including the new Highlights App. As you might now IBM is also working hard to redesign the mobile apps to make the user experience much better. As part of this today the new version of the mobile app for Connections has hit the App Stores.  And it comes with great improvements for the Community usage on tablets!  Now you have the same tabbed experience that you also have in the desktop browsers.  This will certainly help with the adoption as well as the ease of use when travelling.  In addition we also…

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IBM Connections 6.0 CR3 is out

Today CR3 for IBM Connections 6.0 has been released. It contains all fixes of CR1 and CR2 as well as the ones from the list below.  In addition CR3 improves Communities by leveraging IBM Connections Engagement Center technology to allow surfacing interesting information better inside of a community (Highlight App). You can now also search for the community you are looking for right from the community catalog page. You can download it here (1,56GB). You will also need to update the databases using the scripts here. As always you can use the update guide published here for guidance with the…

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Let us know your product ideas for IBM Connections & Docs

With the shutdown of Greenhouse we also lost the platform where customers, business partner and even IBMers could give input on improvements and new features for the Connections platform.  With our new Connections Product Idea Lab you are now able to give that crucial feedback again and the whole community can vote on it, allowing Offering Management to get a better idea on what is really important to you. This probably isn’t big news to you and might have heard it before. But did you also know, that the Docs team is also eager hearing from you? They have their…

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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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