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IBM Connections Docs 2.0 CR3 has been released

Today IBM Docs 2.0 CR3 has hit FixCentral! Aside from fixes the two biggest things in my point of view are:

Support for the Conversion Server on Linux:

This way you can know deploy all of Docs one platform of your choice: Windows or Linux. No need for a mandatory Windows server at customers, that run a Linux only strategy. Important note: currently the Linux Conversion Server does not, yet, support the Graphical Installer. So if you are planning on deploying using it on Linux, install all needed components except the Conversion server first in version 2.0, then upgrade them and then in the last step install the new Conversion Server manually via scripts.

New track changes functionality in the text document editor:

This will show you not only who has changed content in the document since the last time (and longer periods) you had been in this document, but also what they changed and what they might have deleted. Especially the last part was something where the color marking of the content by editor fell short: You could only see what they had written. But if the removed something or replaced it with new text, then you would not have been able to see it. Now you can see exactly what has been changed. You are able to filter the changes by time or by person.


Here the full list of new features:

Included new features and enhancements:

  • Enabled the Notification API of editing session start and end for 3rd party repository integration.
  • Watermark with real time information can be customized in File Preview of Document and Spreadsheet files.
  • Added Cell Protection support in spreadsheet files for 3rd party repository integration.
  • IBM Docs can be configured to automatically check in documents to FileNet repository through IBM Content Navigator.


  • You can directly deploy Conversion server on Linux when installing IBM Docs.
  • If you already have IBM Docs installed with Conversion server on Windows, you can migrate existing Conversion server from Windows to Linux.

Documents editor:

  • Added Track Change support in Document Editor. People with editing access can use a new view in the sidebar to see what changes were made to the file and when and who. Changes can be filtered by the timeline and editors. File owners can turn Track Change on and off, and clear change history.

Note: The Track Change feature now is only applicable to IBM Docs Document Editor. And the track changes will not round trip back into IBM Docs if offline editing is performed or the upload new version option is used.

Spreadsheets editor:

  • Added two more formulas: EDATE and EOMONTH.

So grab it and install it today!  In our Connections Cloud you can expect track changes to appear during November.

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