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 22.214.171.124. 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):
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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The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 4
Mon, Feb 10th 2014 9:12a Luis Benitez And here we come. The 4th and final post on the code that I used during the IBM Connect 2014 keynote (the OGS!). If you need to catch up, here's Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.
The next part of code that we created for the keynote demo was the file viewer. It's worth noting that we first did this file viewer to render IBM SmartCloud Connections files inside our portal. In the end, we ended showing this directly in the community landing page (which is one of the new features we announced -- the [read] Keywords: connections
The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo - Part 2
Thu, Feb 6th 2014 5:11a Luis Benitez Yesterday, I shared the initial piece of code that I got working in getting ready for the IBM Connect 2014 keynote demo. If you haven't seen that, take a look at that before going through this post.
As I explained yesterday, I wanted to get a Pinterest-like layout for the activity stream within the portal, and that's what I showed yesterday. I then wanted to take that example and also add that to the landing page of a community. That way, as a community manager I can not only see the latest [read] Keywords: connections
The Code Behind My IBM Connect 2014 Keynote Demo
Wed, Feb 5th 2014 5:12a Luis Benitez This is probably going to be part 1 of a series. Now that IBM Connect 2014 is done, I wanted to recap and share with the community in more detail what I showed at the keynote (a.k.a OGS/Opening General Session).
First, I assume that you've seen the keynote by now. If you haven't, here's the full session. If you skip to about 1:12:00 that's where my part begins.
I divided my demo into 3 parts:
IBM Mail Next ( check out what Twitter had to say)
New features in IBM Connections
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Kaltura Shows Off Their Video Extension for IBM Connections
Tue, Feb 4th 2014 5:11a Luis Benitez IBM Connect 2014 is now done and there's a lot for me to catch up with. My plan is that in the next few days I'll be sharing some of the code that I used during the keynote (Opening General Session). The code was all going against the IBM Connections APIs so you can start using it today against your current system.
Before going there, however, I wanted to share a bit about Kaltura's video extension for IBM Connections. In their blog last week, Kaltura announced their new video extension [read] Keywords: connections