Last week I attended a conference in Cambridge, MA where I got to see Andrew McAfee give the keynote. I never get tired of listening to Andy. He does a great job on stage keeping everyone engaged, he's funny, and definitely very passionate about this whole Enterprise 2.0 space (of course, since he coined the term! ).
That was my first trip in 9 weeks and it was a good reminder of how many people are still offline for most of their work days. Previous to my current role, I used to be part of the sales organization where I would only have access to the network about 20% of the time any given week.
While I was in one of my meetings I needed to access one of my files stored in IBM Connections and the connectivity was not that great. Luckily, I had an offline copy of the file which I could still use and show to my peers.
I figured this could be a tip I could share with many of the IBM Connections users out there so I created a quick video showing how to do this. The trick is to use a free app that you can find on the iTunes App Store called Fresh Docs. The app is made by Zia Consulting and works over CMIS (Content Management Interoperability Services). As you may remember, IBM Connections introduced support for CMIS back in 2010. And this opens the door for many providers to integrate with Connections, such as this free app:
Download the app and feel free to test it against our own test environment called Greenhouse. Here are the settings you'll need:
Download the New IBM Connections 5.0 Desktop Plugins
Fri, Jun 20th 2014 11:11a Luis Benitez The new IBM Connections Desktop plug-ins for Microsoft Windows have just been released to our app catalog.
There's a couple of things that I would like to call out here. First, IBM Connections 5.0 will be available for download next week. This is the first time that we have released the desktop plugins before the actual new server code is available. This is because the new desktop plugin also adds new features even if you are not using 5.0.
Second, this is yet another simultaneous release [read] Keywords: connections
Announcing IBM Connections 5.0
Tue, Jun 17th 2014 6:11a Luis Benitez I'm in Prague today enjoying the Social Connections VI event meeting and talking and learning from the IBM Connections User Group.
The timing couldn't have been better for this event. That's because today we are announcing IBM Connections 5.0 and that's just a week after IBM Connections came out as a leader in the latest Forrester Wave. The announcement letter has been posted here if you want to take a look. Basically, it says that the software will be available for download on June 26t [read] Keywords: connections
IBM Cited as Leader in the Enterprise Social Platform Wave Report
Mon, Jun 9th 2014 7:15a Luis Benitez As we continue our march towards the release of IBM Connections Next, there are some amazing news I would like to share according to the most recent blog entry from one of my peers in product management, Suzanne Livingston.
There you'll see IBM was compared against 13 other vendors. Suzanne and I worked very closely with Forrester throughout this process and needless to say, we are extremely excited with the results.
This is another perfect case where timing couldn't have been better [read] Keywords: connections
IBM Connections in the Cloud and Mobile Apps Have Been Updated
Mon, May 19th 2014 6:12a Luis Benitez This was an extremely busy for us for sure. On Friday, my colleague, Baan Slavens announced the latest release of the IBM Connections Mobile app. And a few hours later our multi-tenant deployment of IBM Connections in the cloud was updated as well with the latest and greatest code. The timing couldn't have been better!
And speaking of timing, we are just 2 days away from the May 21st webcast where we will be unveiling IBM Connections Next. If you haven't registered yet, go ahead and regi [read] Keywords: connections