Whilst building a new Connections environment for a customer we noticed a strange issue when uploading large files to the media gallery.
Initially I thought it was related to the size of the file, but the same file will upload to the Connections files application without issue. There is very little errors in the SystemOut.log for the Connections server, so I was baffled.
A PMR was opened and the very helpful Mr Dave McCarthy was the PMR owner and we then started on our investigation. During the testing I noticed that the uploads appeared to timeout after 20 mins, exactly 20 mins. After some experimenting on 4 different Connections systems, it was confirmed that it was a timeout, reguardless of the file policy or file library size. So not many people are on a intenet connection that may take 20 mins to upload a video, but we know it is an issue as the customer I was building the system for confirmed this.
After much digging through existing PMRs Dave was stummped, so the PMR was passed up the chain to the development team. Who confirmed very quickly that their is a setting in the config.js which is burried in the news ear file which has a time out set to 1200 sec (20 minutes)!! Change this setting and as if by magic the timeout issue is resolved.
Raise the upload value from 1200 to what is needed to complete the large file upload on your connection speed and save the file. Then restart the News application to make the change effective. This file should be changed on the primary Connections node if you have more than one and sync the changes around the other nodes.
Influence made with social. Made with IBM
Fri, Apr 11th 2014 12:20a Stuart McIntyre IBM has just released a new series of video spots under the ‘Made with IBM‘ line:
What’s the world making today?
We live on a Smarter Planet, where data, mobile, social and cloud are transforming industries and allowing us to create value in new ways.
The evidence is abundant and it is everywhere. Watch it grow here.
This is the one on Social Business:
Taken independently, I’m a bit conflicted about the message to be honest. I’m not sure I agree with their defi [read] Keywords: ibm
Packt Publishing: Buy One, Get One Free!
Tue, Mar 25th 2014 3:22a Stuart McIntyre Congratulations to the good folks at Packt Publishing on reaching the impressive total of 2,000 published titles. That’s a lot of books!
To celebrate, Packt are giving all their customers a chance to enjoy their books by giving them a free e-book copy for every purchase – “Buy One, Get One Free”
The campaign runs until 26th March, 2014 – that’s tomorrow! The offer applies to an unlimited number of purchases, and is added automatically at checkout.
Get them whi [read] Keywords:
Speaking engagements this week
Mon, Mar 17th 2014 1:16a Stuart McIntyre This week I’ll be pretty busy with both ongoing work for my favourite customer in New York, and also travelling to, and presenting at, a series of user groups around Europe.
Here’s my schedule:
Engage (formerly BLUG), Breda, Netherlands – Monday/Tuesday
Social Sharing vs. Organized Structure (with Femke Goedhart), Tuesday, 1015-11:00
This Week in Lotus, Tuesday, 12:30-13:30
BCCON, Hamburg, Germany – Wednesday
Social Business: The Irresistible Force to Overcome Immovable [read] Keywords: collaboration
Amazon Prime Instant Video comes to the UK
Thu, Feb 20th 2014 11:20p Stuart McIntyre In 5 days will include unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes.
You will be able to stream exclusive movies such as The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo and Tower Heist, and TV shows such as Vikings and Downton Abbey.
Starting February 26th, you can watch Prime Instant Video on game consoles, streaming players, smart TVs, mobile devices and Kindle Fire HD.
I’ve been a huge fan of Amazon Prime for a good number of years now – free next-day delivery of a vast range of products from the A [read] Keywords: mobile
Twenty years from now…
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 6:20a Stuart McIntyre “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain [read] Keywords:
Social Business: The Irresistible Force to Overcome Immovable Objections (IBM Connect 2014 BP310)
Tue, Feb 11th 2014 5:00a Stuart McIntyre Apologies for the delay, but here’s the deck for my session from IBM Connect 2014:
As those that have seen me present will probably vouch, my slides are almost bullet-free, are very graphical and there isn’t a huge amount of text, so it’s all in the delivery! Therefore the deck on it’s own may lack a bit of zing… I’ll rectify that by uploading a version of the presentation with audio very soon. Look out for an update in the next week or so. [read] Keywords: ibm
IBM Connect Day 0 – The Community One
Sun, Jan 26th 2014 12:20p Stuart McIntyre Saturday at IBM Connect. It’s all about the people, man…
The conference proper starts on Sunday, but there is no doubt that Saturday is one of the key days of the week for me, and the reason why I fly out on Friday (and thanks for allowing me do that, Philippa!). From soccer to Mai Tais, to BALD and the ESPN party, it’s a day that revolves around meeting, greeting, reminiscing, remembering, laughing and hugging. In short it’s what makes this less a business conference and more [read] Keywords: connections