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||IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for May 2017
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for May 2017. Here is some of the updates
|Verse: Calendar delegation|
Need to view or manage the calendars of others? You can now use IBM Verse to add people who have given you access to their calendar using IBM Notes. Add them to the Delegation panel, and open any managed calendar in a separate browser tab. When a new calendar notice arrives, you'll be alerted by a red badge in the calendar's browser tab.
Alain Amadou gave Kelly Hardart delegated access to manage Alain's calendar using IBM Notes*. See how easy it is for Kelly to set up and monitor Alain's calendar in IBM Verse.
1. Get the button to open the Delegation panel
The first thing Kelly needs to do is get a button added to the navigation bar. The button will open the Delegation panel where she can manage calendars.
2. Adding names to the Delegation panel
If someone had already given you access to their calendar using IBM Notes, you can search for this person in Verse and add them to the Delegation panel.
3. Monitoring delegated calendars
* For this release, to give someone access to manage your calendar, you must use IBM Notes. See How do I give someone access to manage my calendar?
Verse: Automatically show remote images
Messages that contain remote images can pose a security risk. Up until now, if you wanted to see an external image, you had to click Show Images in each message containing external images. However, if you are willing to trust external images, you can have Verse automatically show remote images for all messages.
There's a new setting in Mail and Calendar Settings > Security where you can set a new default to Always show remote images.
Verse Android: Improved responsiveness to screen overlays
Verse on Android now has improved responsiveness when a screen overlay application is present. Screen overlays are apps that draw on top of other apps and dim the screen. Previously, Verse was purposely unresponsive when an overlay app was present. With the release of 9.5.4, Verse on Android will again respond to touches when a screen overlay is present.
MaaS administrators can block screen overlay apps by using a configuration file for the Traveler/Verse application with prohibitScreenOverlay=true set. Once set, the setting can be disabled only by using a configuration file with prohibitScreenOverlay=false. Simply removing the key is not sufficient. For more information, see Using Maas360 with IBM Verse for Android Devices.
|Connections: Navigation bar responds to your window|
Connections Cloud features a fixed and responsive navigation bar. No matter how far you scroll, it will stay at the header of your page for easy access. Applications listed there will also adjust to the width of your window. As you reduce the width of your window, applications that no longer fit on screen move to the More menu. As you enlarge your window, more applications become visible. If your window is very narrow, and no applications fit, they are all listed under one Apps menu.
Note that clicking an application in the navigation bar opens that app's page. Views can be selected from there, within the application.
IBM Docs: View .RTF and text files with IBM Docs
Add .RTF and .txt files to the long list of files that can be uploaded and opened in IBM Docs.
|Developers: Extend Verse with Live text|
Bring your text to life in Verse. IBM Verse now supports live text extensions. Many IBM Notes users are familiar with the concept of live text, where developers can write widgets to detect certain types of text within a message such as package tracking numbers and write an action to occur when a user clicks on the text. Verse recognizes specific patterns of text such as an address or a monetary value, and brings that text to life with actions you can take. Live text lets you perform various business actions, expanding the scope of resources relative to the task at hand. View an address on a map. See a monetary value. Convert a currency, and so on.
Only Web Widgets are supported for Verse. The following widgets and actions are not supported:
- Notes widgets, provisioning widgets, and OpenSocial widgets
- Live text widgets built from a form
- Live text actions using Feed Item content
- Live text actions using Text Selection content (user selects text and right clicks for a context menu of live text action)
- Live text actions using built-in Content Type or Recognizer
To get started, see the Live Text Extension Tutorial and IBM Verse Developer Browser Extension documentation.
You can also export the Live Text widget from IBM Notes. See the IBM Verse Developer Browser Extension documentation.
Developers: Extend Verse to disable the send button before Send
As an addition to the Hook BeforeOnSend extension point which IBM released earlier this year, an enhancement allows developers to disable the send button on a message.
A new section has been added to the documentation to cover the update to this feature. See IBM Verse Developer Extension documentation.
|Administrators: Make yourself the business owner of a community|
When a community business owner is no longer with your organization, you as an administrator can now make yourself the business owner of an open or moderated community. As a business owner, you can change the membership role of any member. Administrators cannot give themselves the business owner role for a restricted community, unless the administrator is a member of that community.
Administrators: Mail Onboarding Manager updated with new features
Updates apply to both service-only and hybrid environments.
- Export a status log to a text file.
- For scheduled transfers, you can run the quality check before the scheduled transfer time. And once you have addressed any issues, you can either start the mail replication immediately, or wait for the scheduled group transfer time.
- Perform a directory sync for a single user to update the individual record, rather than syncing all records.
- Specify whether to begin provisioning user accounts automatically as the mail transfers complete, or wait to begin provisioning until a time you choose.
In addition, for service-only environments, you can mitigate any migration gaps by configuring smart hosts.
See the previous IBM Connections Cloud enhancement posts right here (and previous SmartCloud naming ones) on IdoNotes
May 19, 2017
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What is the IBM Domino Community Server|
Wed, Sep 20th 2017 4:20p Chris Miller
IBM has recently announced the IBM Domino Community Server edition (package?) to help you test non-production applications without needing a server license IBM® Domino® Community Server for Non-Production will be a nonwarranted license option that enables your organization to test applications in a non-production environment. This offering will provide students, developers, and vendors with the capability to test their custom IBM Domino applications. .One of the keywords above is that it is
Announcing IBM Bluefizz - goodbye IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse|
Mon, Sep 11th 2017 8:23p Chris Miller
IBM has announced IBM Bluefizz and the sunsetting of IBM Greenhouse entirely. The Greenhouse team thanks you and all of our loyal users, customers and business partners for making Greenhouse the place for learning about and trying out IBM collaboration products and solutions. On October 15, 2017 we will sunset both IBM Docs and IBM Connections on Greenhouse. We have officially launched the next evolution of Greenhouse, Bluefizz. We welcome you to start using Bluefizz now to discover the latest
IBM and Salesforce shake hands and offer integrations|
Thu, Aug 31st 2017 3:05p Chris Miller
IBM and Salesforce have dropped the gloves, shook hands and both offered data and app integrations to further their partnership. In the recent announcements (previously it was just selling their Watson and Einstein products) they are doing deeper app and data intergration offerings. I think Salesforce got the raw end of the deal only offering IBM Weather data in Lightning apps. Weather data is pretty abundant, but IBM does own the rights to allThe Weather Company since buying them a couple
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for July 2017|
Tue, Jul 18th 2017 4:02p Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for July 2017. Here is some of the updates Verse for iOS 9.4 performance, scalability, and security enhancements Verse mobile for iOS just got better with enhancements to performance, scalability, security, and ease of use. This release contains general performance improvements for Inbox, Calendar, and Contacts views. Connections: Get started fast with guided tours New guided tours provide first time users and experiences users alike
Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Printer review|
Tue, Jun 27th 2017 2:15p Chris Miller
The Canon Pixma MG3620 Wireless Printer is a affordable and easy to use wireless printer. That is after you get it connected to the network in your home. I walk you through the app setup and some quick features in the review video above. As someone that does not print often, the times I do want to is when I am mobile. Packaging The printer comes well contained with the power cable and two ink cartridges. No cable for a direct PC connection is included (for those that want to use the Cano
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for June 2017|
Mon, Jun 26th 2017 11:00a Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for June 2017. Here is some of the updates Verse 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 forward
DB2 on Cloud is renaming and something else is now Db2 on Cloud??|
Wed, Jun 21st 2017 3:49p Chris Miller
IBM sent a very confusing email about DB2 on Cloud and renaming. I will just leave this here On June 22 a number of products will be renamed in our Db2 family of products That's right, Db2 "DB2 on Cloud" will be renamed "Db2 Hosted" and "dashDB for transactions" will be renamed "Db2 on Cloud. Now notice the DB becomes Db in the new name. I am not sure if that was a typo or on purpose to differentiate the products. Either way taking a product name and swapping a new product into it al
IBM Cisco Offering Technical Deep Dive replay|
Thu, Jun 8th 2017 2:37p Chris Miller
IBM put together a webcast on the new IBM and Cisco Offering. The webcast is just under one hour. You can stream it with the blow link Watch and replay the webcast right here and even download the presentation here
IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for May 2017|
Fri, May 19th 2017 3:18p Chris Miller
IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for May 2017. Here is some of the updates Verse Verse: Calendar delegation Need to view or manage the calendars of others? You can now use IBM Verse to add people who have given you access to their calendar using IBM Notes. Add them to the Delegation panel, and open any managed calendar in a separate browser tab. When a new calendar notice arrives, you'll be alerted by a red badge in the calendar's browser tab. Alain Ama
Goodbye to IBM Open Mic Webcasts - hello JUMP sessions|
Thu, May 11th 2017 2:54p Chris Miller
IBM Open Mic Webcasts have been a place for you to ask anything you wanted on a specific topic with IBM engineers and support. They quietly, and not sure what the name means, now call them JUMP sessions. I noticed this name change only due to a small notation made in a recent email announcing a webcast (JUMP??). However, the emails still look and read just like IBM Open Mic Webcasts. As a valued IBM client who has contacted technical support, you are invited to participate in an IBM Suppor