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Connections 6.0 CR5 has been released

Today Connections 6.0 CR5 has been released – likely the last CR done under IBMs flag. It brings a few new features next to the collection of iFixes. So, what’s new? 1. Files ownership can now be transferred to another user (by the administrator as of now) 2. The new TinyMCE 5 editor is available for free, which allows you to extend and customise the editor in Connections even more with over 50 possible Plugins that allow you to bring in even more functionality! 3. Enhancements to the notifications and newsletters, e.g. link-stripping for non whitelisted URLs or a customisable…

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IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix007 has been released

The Docs team has just released IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix007 on FixCentral. You can download it here. It fixes the following:  Installation and integration:    Fixed the issue of failing to get the document status by the Editor Application API in 3rd party integration Common:    Fixed the issue of viewing files in Android and iOS for third party integration. Documents editor:    Fixed the issue that an uploaded .doc and .docx file with watermark can not be opened in Docs.    Added native print support in the browser Firefox and Chrome. Spreadsheet editor:    Fixed the issue…

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IBM Connections 6.0 CR4 release information & download link collection

Today CR4 for IBM Connections 6.0 has been released and as always here the collection of all relevant links for the ease of use.  CR4 contains all fixes of CR1, CR2 and CR3 as well as the ones from the list below and brings many new features which you can read up here.  You can download it here. (1,58GB). 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 upgrade. You can find the Component Pack 6.0.0.7 here at Fixcentral (4GB). If you want to install the IBM Connections Customizer Lite…

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IBM Connections 6.0 CR4 – what’s new?

Last October the IBM has released CR3 for IBM Connections 6.0. This update centered our efforts on streamlining the user experience and providing a more contemporary UI with features focused on usability, engagement, and maintenance. It started delivering what we had promised since IBM Think last year and focussed on customer feedback and requirements. We brought new and quick access to recently used Communities as well as Files, making it much easier to get to the content a user mostly likely is looking for. A major change was to include ICEC for communities as the Highlights app for free to Connections. This allows community manager to create very…

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When your community overview page is constantly reloading

I just happened to have an issue on a Connections 6.0 environment, where after installing an CR the community overview page kept reloading indefinitely.  Stopping the RichTextEditor app prevented that behaviour but of course this is not permanent solution. Matthias Schneider from my team pointed me in the right direction:  For the RTE Widget to function properly the role for person in the Files app must be set to All Authenticated in Application’s Realm. So I checked the role setting in my environment and indeed it was set to Everyone instead: I then changed it to All Authenticated in Application’s Realm… … restarted the…

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IBM Docs CR3 ifix006 has been released

IBM Docs CR3 ifix006 has hit FixCentral just now. While it is “only” an ifix it does come with a very welcome change for presentations: The file size limit has been increased to 300 Slides and 100 MB file size and the limit of 3000 objects within a presentation has been removed. This definitely will help many customers with larger presentations. In addition to the previous copy formatting has been added. Here the complete list of fixes: Common: Fixed the issue of failing to open files when the browser language setting is en-* other than en, en-us, or en-gb by providing a…

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HCL to acquire IBM Connections (and other products)

So if you have been wondering why IBM had been so careful in the communication around the roadmap etc of IBM Connections: Here is why. ”  The software products in scope represent a total addressable market of more than $50 billion and include: Appscan for secure application development, BigFix for secure device management, Unica (on-premise) for marketing automation, Commerce (on-premise) for omni-channel eCommerce, Portal (on-premise) for digital experience, Notes & Domino for email and low-code rapid application development, and Connections for workstream collaboration. “ I am really looking forward to this and am looking forward to getting as much new…

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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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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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