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IBM Connections Plug-In for Windows Explorer Now Available
   

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 3.0.1.1. 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

This is huge!!! All of this, as usual, is available at no additional cost from the IBM Connections App Catalog.

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):

Download it today and enjoy!!



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Continental AG Goes Full Out with IBM Connections To Get Things Done Faster
Wed, Aug 20th 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
Last week, I ran into this video posted by Continental AG, a company of 170,000 people, which talks about their business networking event for their 450 social business ambassadors. Continental spoke at IBM Connect 2014 about their usage of IBM Connections. Continental brought the participants from 37 different countries to Hamburg Germany to start the conversation around how to improve the culture of communication and how to give employees a helping hand. To do this, Continental chose [read] Keywords: connections ibm networking
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Mobile Comparison of IBM Connections & Yammer
Tue, Aug 19th 2014 6:16a   Luis Benitez
I typically get questions about how collaboration platforms compare, especially in a post-PC, mobile first era. The term was made popular by Steve Jobs in 2007 (though first coined at MIT), and 3 months ago Microsoft CEO said the company had entered the post-PC era. So mobile.. a critical capability. Can't be without it. It's essential. So here we are in 2014 -- a post-PC / Mobile First era, so let's take a look at comparing the mobile collaboration capabilities provided by IBM, with th [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm apple enterprise microsoft mobile office sharepoint twitter wiki
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The United Nations Comes Together with IBM Connections
Mon, Aug 18th 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
Today I wanted to share this video which has an amazing story on how the United Nations uses collaboration and social business technologies together and apply them to solve world problems with IBM Connections. Salem Avan, Chief of Knowledge Management, shares how the UN charter of 1945 establishes how they are responsible for saving succeeding generations from the scourge of war. To do that, he says, it was required to take a collective approach. So, in 2009, they started take advantage [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm email
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TemboSocial Plugs Into IBM Connections and Takes Ideation To The Next Level
Thu, Aug 14th 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
By now, I'm sure that you are aware of TemboSocial. They have been adding value to IBM Connections, the market leading enterprise social collaboration platform, and it's some great work and I've talked about them in the past. The first add-on they created was a bit over 2 years ago when they first introduced The Hive for IBM Connections, a social recognition module. Last year, they further integrated with the IBM Connections platform by taking advantage of new integration points and ext [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm enterprise integration mobile
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The IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer's Guide is Now Available in the iBook Store
Mon, Aug 4th 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
By now you are probably aware that the IBM Connections 5.0 Reviewer's Guide is available as shared by one of my teammates in the product management team, Albert Nichols. For a while now, I've been wondering how we can make this more widely available and perhaps add even more value to this great asset. Earlier in the year (if I remember correctly), I had heard that Apple had made iBooks Author a free app and decided to take that for a spin and see what I could do with it. And given the rece [read] Keywords: connections ibm notes apple email integration microsoft mobile outlook sharepoint
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Announcing the latest IBM Connections Mail Plug-In
Fri, Jul 25th 2014 6:13a   Luis Benitez
Today, IBM Connections Mail gets an update. If you don't know what IBM Connections Mail, let's catch you up. IBM Connections Mail provides a simple and compelling way to perform essential email and calendaring tasks right from IBM Connections. This is particularly useful as you can process your inbox with minimal context switching. According to McKinsey, when users switch from one task to another, it really affects productivity. Therefore, by keeping context switching to a minimum, you [read] Keywords: calendaring connections domino ibm lotus email exchange exchange microsoft outlook




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Social Connections: My Take on Making Social Business Critical [Video]
Thu, Jul 17th 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
Last month, I attended the IBM Connections User Group meeting in Prague. Speaking of which, if you missed it, then don't worry! Social Connections VII has been announced and it's happening in November 13-14 in Stockholm. Registration remains free so go and register now. Hey, you can probably even combine it with a weekend ski trip. Now back to Prague. While I was there, I met with the local team to discuss social business and my recommendations on how to make social business critica [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm lotus
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Jabborate Brings Jabber and WebEx into IBM Connections
Tue, Jul 15th 2014 6:12a   Luis Benitez
This is one of those cases were timing couldn't have been better. Just a few days ago someone was asking me about the possibility to integrate Cisco's Jabber and WebEx with the market leading social collaboration platform IBM Connections. Anyway, then as I was catching up with my feeds I ran into a new presentation from Jabborate. Don't you just love it when knowledge comes to you instead of you having to go out and search for it? So here's the deal. There are 3 types of integration [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm exchange exchange instant messaging integration microsoft
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Press Coverage on the IBM Connections 5.0 Release
Mon, Jul 14th 2014 8:11a   Luis Benitez
If you've been out for a while, it's time to catch up. First, take a look at our new Social page at IBM.com: http://ibm.com/social . It got a makeover last week to find the right solution based on your needs Additionally, I've been collecting news clippings about the stories and coverage so far on the IBM Connections 5.0 release. I haven't captured everything but here's some highlights for you to check out. Maybe there's some that you haven't seen so you can use these to share [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm enterprise microsoft networking social software
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IBM Connections is Now Available in the IBM Cloud marketplace
Wed, Jul 2nd 2014 7:11a   Luis Benitez
As just communicated in the press release a few minutes ago, IBM Connections is now available in the IBM Cloud marketplace. Here's the direct link in case you want to check it out. The press release sums up the latest release of IBM Connections which is now available for download (in case you want to run it on premises) or in the cloud. One of the highlights that we want to call out is the continued growth that we see in our ecosystem. For example, using our latest APIs and SDK, ISVs (in [read] Keywords: collaboration connections ibm ldd lotus linkedin security social software




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