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As Seen in the Masters: Social Business is about Productivity, Innovation and Influence Mon, Apr 14th 2014 55
How To Build a Hello World App for IBM Connections Wed, Apr 9th 2014 118
Introducing File Sync for Mobile and More in IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 Tue, Apr 1st 2014 140
LikeMyIdea Demonstrates Idea Management with IBM Connections Mon, Mar 31st 2014 94
Tip: How To Share Links Using The IBM Connections Mobile App Tue, Mar 11th 2014 130
Communardo Further Integrates Confluence with IBM Connections Thu, Mar 6th 2014 114
Socialite Integrates Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds in IBM Connections Wed, Mar 5th 2014 129
IBM Connect 2014 Opening General Session Live Stream is Here Mon, Jan 27th 2014 539
IBM Positioned as a Leader in the 2013 Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace Mon, Sep 16th 2013 348
Let's recap IBM Connections at IBM Connect 2014 Fri, Feb 14th 2014 309
Announcing IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2: Advanced content editing for all! Tue, Feb 11th 2014 268
IBM Connect is almost here which means... roadmaps! Mon, Jan 20th 2014 258
The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 2 Thu, Feb 6th 2014 250
The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo Wed, Feb 5th 2014 249
The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 3 Fri, Feb 7th 2014 204
TimeToAct Releases Their Newest Content Management Solution for IBM Connections Mon, Feb 3rd 2014 198
The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 4 Mon, Feb 10th 2014 194
IBM Connections 184.108.40.206 Now Available
Over the weekend IBM released
IBM Connections 220.127.116.11. I don't intend to cover all the new stuff here, but I figured I would highlight a few things.
First, the release adds new support for Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 9. Second, there's now integration with IBM Sametime 8.5.2 for presence awareness. Just as before with Sametime 8.5.1, users can see who is online in Connections without installing any additional software on their desktops. This is very cool because it rapidly speeds adoption and eliminates barriers to collaboration. If you are looking for the instructions on how to do that, you can find it here.
Third, administrators who like to run their servers on the latest release of RedHat, they'll be happy to know that
RedHat EL 6.1 is now supported as well.
There's also several new controls available to specify how to sort and filter forums (e.g. by answered status), who can respond to community forums (e.g. members-only or everyone), and the ability to specify the default view for forums. I don't intend to cover all the new stuff here, but you can find the fix list for this release is
Ready to get started? Good! Here are the installation
instructions to upgrade and you can download the actual fix pack from here. --------------------- http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/SocializeMe/~3/_G6kvhZITQI/ibm-connections-3011-now-available.html Mar 19, 2012 16 hits
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As Seen in the Masters: Social Business is about Productivity, Innovation and Influence
Mon, Apr 14th 2014 7:11a Luis Benitez Over the weekend, IBM had a run of ads in print media and on TV with many different spots going throughout the Masters.
The spots were around IBM's 4 big areas: Social, Cloud, Mobile, and Big Data. It was fun to hear from my friends and family who had seen the spots and mentioned how it was really hard to miss the IBM spots.
The spots highlight customers and scenarios that are being Made with IBM. If you are not a golfer and want to watch the entire series, check out the IBM channel o [read] Keywords: collaboration
How To Build a Hello World App for IBM Connections
Wed, Apr 9th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez Work is quickly ramping up as the product management team is working on the go to market activities for IBM Connections "Next". For example, yesterday I was working on updating the current IBM Connections Reviewer's Guide with information about the new release. I also submitted two abstracts for the upcoming Social Connections VI user group meeting, which I hope get selected, but more on that later!
In case you don't know by now, my background is in app development and I wanted to take a [read] Keywords: collaboration
Introducing File Sync for Mobile and More in IBM Connections 4.5 CR4
Tue, Apr 1st 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez A couple of hours ago, IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 was made available. This new cumulative release introduces various new features, two of which specifically for mobile that I would like to focus on.
It's worth noting that these features are already available to our cloud customers so we are just wrapping these up and giving them to our on prem customers.
First, push notifications alert you when you have a new to-do (as seen below in the image), when someone asks to join one of your communit [read] Keywords: connections
LikeMyIdea Demonstrates Idea Management with IBM Connections
Mon, Mar 31st 2014 7:13a Luis Benitez It's the last day of the first quarter and it's time to wrap up. I've been heads down working on various go to market activities for IBM Connections Next and even starting to think about what I'll say at the Social Connections VI User Group meeting in a couple of months (you ARE going, right??).
Idea management continues to be a hot topic. You may already be familiar with some partners who have extended the ideation capabilities in IBM Connections (hint: I've talked about them before i [read] Keywords: connections
Tip: How To Share Links Using The IBM Connections Mobile App
Tue, Mar 11th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez Various users have reached out to me asking how they can share links / pages as they surf the web from their mobile device with their network in IBM Connections.
The trick is to use what's called bookmarklets. Follow these instructions to add the two bookmark lets to your browser and then you'll be able to quickly share links from your mobile browser to the IBM Connections Mobile app. I've written these instructions for Safari on iPad so these might vary based on your browser and/or mobile [read] Keywords: connections
Communardo Further Integrates Confluence with IBM Connections
Thu, Mar 6th 2014 5:12a Luis Benitez I've talked about integration of IBM Connections with Confluence in the past. Communardo has created 3 new integration points to bring together IBM Connections and Atlassian's Confluence. These integration points are important for organizations that may be using both products and want to provide more synergy between them. This is yet another example of IBM Connections as a social layer, where you can embed Connections into other business apps allowing you to bring social to the end users.
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Socialite Integrates Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter feeds in IBM Connections
Wed, Mar 5th 2014 5:16a Luis Benitez As we get ready for an upcoming product launch, I wanted to take the opportunity to share about a new add-on available for IBM Connections. As part of the product launch, and I'm sure you do this too, I'm monitoring various social channels -- for example, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and my enterprise social network, IBM Connections.
The new Socialite for IBM Connections is designed to integrate public social networking right into the IBM Connections interface. This means that from right [read] Keywords: connections
I'm going to Social Connections VI - The IBM Connections User Group
Tue, Mar 4th 2014 5:14a Luis Benitez I'm now back from my 2 week vacation and it's March !! I can't believe it! I'm still working on follow up items from IBM Connect 2014 -- believe it or not.
As you may have seen, I'm going to be participating at this year's Social Connections - the IBM Connections User group.
If you are an IBM Connections user, you need to participate in this year's event. This will be the 6th user gathering in 2.5 years and this event will be taking place in Prague. This will be my first time in [read] Keywords: collaboration
Let's recap IBM Connections at IBM Connect 2014
Fri, Feb 14th 2014 6:11a Luis Benitez Things are finally settling down 2 weeks after the "amaze-balls" IBM Connect 2014:
I think @jaybaer summed up MailNext perfectly in one word: #amazeballs #IBMConnect pic.twitter.com/4aEDD0hg7a— Paige Sandhu (@paige_sandhu) January 27, 2014
So what I wanted to do now was take a break and recap what we said and showed about IBM Connections during the conference.
The keynote demo was mostly built on the November 2013 release of IBM Connections. Therefore, you go [read] Keywords: collaboration
Announcing IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2: Advanced content editing for all!
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 5:12a Luis Benitez Now that you know how the IBM Connect 2014 OGS demo was built, let's get into the nitty gritty and recap the announcements that were made.
Shortly after the keynote, I had the opportunity to deep dive into the roadmap for IBM Connections together with our lead architect. So what did we talk about ?
Well, it turns out that a big item that we talked about was today's announcement.
Today, we are announcing our first delivery for 2014: IBM Connections 4.5 IFR2. This release provide [read] Keywords: connections