Stop what you are doing immediately! If you've been heads down in the past 2 days, then you've probably missed some amazing news. First, over the weekend, IBM released IBM Connections 188.8.131.52. Immediately after on Monday, IBM released the brand new Desktop Plug-In for Microsoft Windows Explorer.
Check out everything that the plug-in can do:
Upload files for personal use or to share with others
Upload files to a community or attach them to an Activity
Share existing Connections files with other users or with a community
Drag and drop files from your desktop to Connections Files or to a community
View and manage versions of your files
Add comments to files or recommend files
Edit and publish local drafts to Connections
Pin or follow folders and files for easier tracking
View business cards for people and invite them to your network
Easily access all Connections features via browser links
As I've mentioned before, I believe that one of the things that helps rapidly gain adoption for a social business platform is bringing social to the end user. Just like in real-estate where location, location, location is critical, I believe that in social is all about integration, integration, integration. If you can bring social to the end user, they use it seamlessly and don't have to learn a new way to collaborate and don't even have to think about it. And, of course, this is all great especially when you can achieve all this integration for free.
Want to see it in action? Check out this video that I recorded (play it in full screen for HD viewing) (oh and yes, you have to watch the whole video as my favorite feature is towards the end of the video):
IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 Is Now Available
Thu, Oct 16th 2014 9:12a Luis Benitez Today, we are updating IBM Connections, the market-leading enterprise social collaboration platform. Specifically, today we are releasing IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 for on premises customers.
This release includes a roll up of fixes that we've been releasing for the past couple of months. Additionally, it also adds some new features.
New features in IBM Connections 5.0 CR1 (but not limited to):
Updated file preview design in stream
Play uploaded movies in the stream
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5 Can't Miss Features of IBM Connections
Wed, Oct 8th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez About two weeks ago, I was asked to present to a group of internal IBMers tips and tricks to get the most out of IBM Connections, our social collaboration platform.
I actually reached out to my internal network and asked for suggestions on a good topic. Quickly, I realized that everyone had their own favorite feature or aspect of the product.
That got me thinking that maybe it's worth me putting together a quick presentation that shows people how I get the most out of the product to impr [read] Keywords: collaboration
New Release of IBM Connections Social Cloud Is Here
Mon, Sep 29th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez Here's one way to start the week on a high note. Over the weekend, we enabled the latest features for our Q3 (or fall release) of IBM Connections Social Cloud, which, as you can tell off the bat, features a new name and tons of goodies. Mitch and Chris had already shared the news about the new name, which we made public back in January of this year at IBM Connect 2014.
You may have already seen the blog from last week from Rebecca Buisan which previewed some of the things that we turned on [read] Keywords: connections
Up and Running with IBM Connections Now Available on Lynda.com
Mon, Sep 22nd 2014 5:12p Luis Benitez I'm on my way to TED@IBM which is happening tomorrow, but I couldn't wait to share some fantastic news. As you may have seen from teases in the past few weeks, today there's a new course available: Up and Running with IBM Connections by Bruce Elgort.
Bruce and I collaborated on this, well, he actually did all the work, I just gave him a server to record on.
For those of you who haven't heard about Lynda.com, they are an online learning company that helps anyone learn business, sof [read] Keywords: connections