Showing posts from February, 2014

IBM Pulse OGS Replay

The replay of the IBM Pulse 2014 OGS is now available for you to watch if you missed it live yesterday.  One of the key announcements from yesterdays OGS was the introduction of Codename: BlueMix.  The entire OGS is worth watching but if you are interested in the BlueMix announcement go to minute 38 in the video.

Social Connections VI venue and dates announced! Register now!

Social Connections has certainly spread its wings over the past 2.5 years… So, where next for the IBM Connections and Social Business user group? Here’s some clues: Yes, that’s right, Social Connections is headed for the beautiful and historic city of Prague in the Czech Republic! What’s more, we’ll be bigger and better than ever… It will be our first ever two-day event, starting at 12pm on Monday 16th June and concluding our formal agenda at 6pm on Tuesday 17th June. This schedule is designed to allow those short of time to travel in on the Monday morning and out on the Tuesday evening if required. However, if one has more time to spare, then it would be easy to tack on a leisurely weekend stay too. What won’t change is that we’ll be making sure that ‘Social’ is not just a buzzword, but is instead at the heart of all that we do. Once again, we’ll have a very special complementary reception for all attendees (this time on the Monday night), splendid catering, plenty of Czech beer on tap (…

IBM Connections V4.5 IFR 2 includes Ephox EditLive! Enterprise Edition, an optional rich text editor

IBM® Connections is social software for business that provides an exceptional social platform that helps enable you to access the right people, and internal and external content in your professional networks and communities. Benefits: Engage instantly and in context to get business done by staying on top of relevant activity in your professional networks and communitiesAct quickly and be responsive to customers by pivoting rapidly between internal and external communitiesCreate an ideal community experience and anticipate the needs of a community by monitoring social activity and participationIncrease personal and organizational effectiveness by creating, connecting, and sharing in one easy to use social experienceEphox EditLive! Enterprise Edition, an optional rich text editor in IBM Connections V4.5 Interim Feature Release 2 (IFR2), allows you to: Paste social media URLS to create interactive content in the editorTrack changes of content over timeCopy and paste images directly into the…

IBM Redbooks now also available on iOS and Android

IBM released the next very helpful part for mobile devices => IBM Redbooks

The new IBM Redbooks mobile app provides on-the-go access to Redbooks publications, announcements, and social sites. Available for iOS and Android devices. Introducing the Official IBM Redbooks Mobile App More videosWatch a demo of the IBM Redbooks app For nearly 50 years, IBM Redbooks publications have provided trusted product positioning, expert guidance, and installation and implementation experiences. Responding to the evolving needs of our users, we now also offer materials that provide the "just in time" technical information users need to quickly understand offerings and to make effective decisions. From classic books and papers to new Solution Guides and Product Guides, Point-of-View publications, blogs, and videos, we provide what you need, when and where you need it, for end-to-end technical enablement. And now you can access all of this content in one mobile app on your iOS or Android device…

IBM on Mail Next: No One Else Offers Anything Like This

On CMS Wire a very interesting article was posted by Dom Nicastro regarding the presentation of IBM Mail Next on IBM Connect 2014:

Remember that email you sent asking someone to do something? Me either. Delegating tasks are great, but follow-through to ensure the tasks get done — in an electronic world — can be challenging.

Therein lies one of the major pain points IBM attempts to solve with its forthcoming email social business collaboration platform, Mail Next. 

"The most important problem is that of recall and prioritization," Kramer Reeves, director of product management with IBM Messaging and Collaboration Solutions, told CMSWire. "When an action comes in by email, how do we solve the problem of remembering who we assigned the action to or who we asked for help? Mail Next’s follow-up mechanisms solve this problem, using technology in place of memory, and allowing us to put our full focus on the work. The impact of this feature will be on management, execut…

Google Maps Widget for IBM Connections Profiles

Today Klaus Bild posted this very interesting article on his blog:

We showed an example of a Google Maps Widget in our IBM Connect session in Orlando and we promised to publish the code on our blogs, so here we go. First of all this image shows you how the widget works, the profile values for “Building” and “Office” are the full address which is shown on the Google map:
Look at slide 129 in our presentation (Slideshare link) where you have to place the googleMap.xml file and how you can add it to the IBM Connections Profiles. And this is how googleMap.xml should look like: <?xml version=”1.0″ encoding=”UTF-8″?>
<iw:iwidget name=”googleMap” xmlns:iw=”” iScope=”GoogleMap” supportedModes=”view”>
<iw:content mode=”view”>
<div id="customMap">Will be replaced by iFrame</div>
<script type="text/javascript">
var widgetId = "_" + this.iContext.widgetId + "_";
var attributesItemSet…

IBM Domino / iNotes 9.0.1 IF2 available

Today IBM released a new Interim Fix for IBM Domino and iNotes including the following fixes:

Fix List

SPR Description Fix introduced 
in release KLYH9F4S2ZIBM Domino IMAP Server Denial of Service Vulnerability - CVE-2014-0822 (technote 1663023)9.0.1 IF2 Download Information

Interim Fix 2 for Domino & iNotes 9.0.1 (released 05 February 2014) Platform Fix Central ID File name & Download link

Renewing Domino SSL Certificate

Thanks to Paul Farris for posting this article how to renew a self signed on a Domino Web Server:

Copy .kyr and .sth from Server data folder to local WorkstationOpen Certsrv.nsf (Server Certificate Admin) on Server from Notes Client (not Administrator)Go to View Certificate Request LogSelect Key Ring to DisplayEnter path to copied local kyr fileEnter PasswordSelect "Create Key Ring & Certificates"Select "Create Certificate Request"Copy CSR textEmail your CSR to your SSL Certificate supplierWhen CSR returned then copy the textBack in Notes Client select "Install Certificate into Key Ring"Paste in certificate textPress "Merge Certificate into Key Ring" buttonCopy .kyr from local to Server Data directoryRestart web server with "tell http restart"

IBM Branding Insights


I received a few notes and pings on our announcements last week, and one of the most popular comments was on the branding changes to some of our social business capabilities.   I wanted to take a few minutes to provide clarity on what we announced and what it means to the market.
The primary change is to include the key social business capabilities under one brand, IBM Connections.   This change will provide clear direction to customers who are interested in buying a suite of capabilities from IBM.
The key capabilities of the Connections family would include: IBM Connections (including files, profiles, activities, wikis, forums, etc)IBM Connections DocsIBM Connections ChatIBM Connections MeetingsIBM Connections Mail (including mail, calendar, contacts, etc)IBM Connections Content Managerand more
There are also archiving and compliance offerings, along with application development tool kits that are key parts …