ProjExec 7.1.1 is released! 

By Alex Homsi | 2/18/19 5:35 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Matteo Bisi

ProjExec 7.1.1 has been released and available for download. This is a quarterly maintenance release to ProjExec 7.1 which contains various fixes and optimizations to help ProjExec users get a faster response time. We recommend that all customers currently on maintenance upgrade to this latest release, namely those using timesheets, subprojects and resource calendars.

IBM Connections 6.0 – which functionality is provided by the Component Pack?  

By Martti Garden | 2/14/19 9:07 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

had been asked, what exactly I will be missing, if I don’t have the Component Pack / Customizer Lite / Elasticsearch standalone installed, as these add additional functionalities, which in some parts integrate seamlessly and it is hard to tell which component it is based on. The reason behind this question is, that the Component Pack requires a different technology stack (Docker, Kubernetes, Helm) than the base Connections one, which is built on WebSphere, so some customers have not deployed that, yet. The Component Pack right now basically has 3 major components it provides: Orient Me, Customizer as well as the Elasticsearch stack.

Connections migration DB issues 

By Sharon James | 2/12/19 2:55 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

Posted on 11th February 2019 by sharon Connections migration DB issues I thought I had already posted this but was remided by our slack chat today that I hadn’t. When migrating the Connections meetrics database from V5 to V6 there is an error that is thrown when the DB2 restore tries to run the upgrade command.

How to activate the new newsletter design in Connections 6.0 CR4  

By Martti Garden | 2/11/19 4:04 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I had been asked, why the newsletter are still looking the old way after upgrading Connections 6.0 to CR4. You’ll first need to update the notification config to activate the newsletter V2 design:

IBM Connections 6.0 CR4 – what’s new?  

By Martti Garden | 2/7/19 5:07 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

We promised last year was that you do not have to wait for new features and functions that long anymore. We intend to release one CR per quarter, with CR3 in Q4 2018 starting and CR4 following in Q1 2019. This short release cycle also means, that we will not wait anymore for a new functionality to be shiny and glittering until we release it, but as soon as it delivers an additional use to the end user. One example of this was the recently viewed communities. Using the Component Packs Elasticsearch Connections is able to analyze where everyone left off and to offer your last used Communities as a primary view when coming back, as well as quick filtering. A much asked for feature since years. As of today CR4 has been released. Let me share some outcomes from Connections 6 CR4:

Huge updates for IBM Connections 6.0 are been released on fixcentral ! (spoiler aller CR4 with some other nice gift ! )  

By Matteo Bisi | 2/7/19 5:06 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

BM has released on fixcentral a huge update for Connections , the CR4 with Component Pack 6.0.0.7 , Customizer Lite 1.0 and new mobile application already available on the appstores.

IBM Connections Plug-in for Microsoft Outlook – End of Support 

By Milan Matejic | 1/31/19 4:02 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Matteo Bisi

There was a lot of speculation recently what happened with “IBM Connections Plug-in for Microsoft Outlook”, it was removed from the Solution Catalog without any Information prior to the removal. Now it is official, yesterday an official article was published stating that the Plug-in will not be available for download in the Solution Catalog.

How to find a Wiki and all linked pages in the database 

By Wannes Rams | 1/29/19 10:42 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Roberto Boccadoro

I was struggling to find back deleted / unlinked pages for a wiki for one of our users and wanted to visualise a wiki and all associated pages in the database. Thank you Julian Mosen for pointing me in the right direction on the database design. I used the following SQL Query to list the data I wanted

Where Did the Outlook Plugin for IBM Connections Go? 

By Hogne B. Pettersen | 1/29/19 4:43 AM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Oliver Busse

Last week a friend of mine asked me if I could try and find out where the IBM Connections plugin for Microsoft Outlook had gone. It was no longer available as a download in the IBM Collaboration Solutions Catalog. Turns out it has been pulled!

IBM Docs: Error with Conversion Server on Linux 

By Michael Urspringer | 1/28/19 5:07 PM | Infrastructure - Connections | Added by Matteo Bisi

If you install the IBM Docs Conversion Server on a Linux environment as described in this article, it could be that the Symphony tasks will not start. In the error log file you will see an error message that the XWindows system could not be startet: In this case you need to add the parameter "-headless" to the template file "/opt/IBM/ConnectionsDocs/Conversion/symphony/sym_monitor/template.sh"