IBM Connections (formerly Lotus® Connections) is social software for business that empowers you to be more innovative and that helps you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers. Features like communities, blogs and activities can be set up for internal use—keeping sensitive business information safe—or for external use to help you engage and build trusted relationships.
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- Blog post: How we authored an entire book using only IBM
"We turned to IBM Connections as our tool of choice for the entire project: for organizing the participants, sharing resources and even writing the content. Here's how."
- IBM Next Gen Theme for IBM Connections
This Next Generation theme for IBM Connections 4.5 Cumulative Refresh 1 (CR1) is a customized look and feel of the Connections user interface. Get the download to provide enhanced navigation and a visually appealing design.
- Using IBM Connections more as a platform than an
IBM Connections is easy to extend, integrate, and develop for, making it more like a platform than an application. Learn how you can leverage Connections SPIs, iWidget support, and REST APIs.
- IBM Connections 4.5 Reviewer’s Guide
This Reviewer’s Guide provides an extensive overview of the latest version of IBM’s social software, IBM Connections 4.5, and its nine applications: Home, Profiles, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks, Communities, Files, Forums, and Wikis. In addition, this guide explains how to extend the features and functions of IBM Connections to your existing applications.
- Using and troubleshooting IBM Connections 4.0 Related
This article introduces some useful tips for the advanced usage of the IBM Connections 4.0 Related Communities feature and explains some key troubleshooting methods.
- Customizing IBM Connections 4.0 Profiles
An illustrative guide to modifying the content and layout of the Profiles component in IBM Connections 4.0. Learn how to customize the application to define the core data model for people managed by it and tailor the profile presentation to meet your business requirements.
- Introducing the IBM Connections 4.0 Desktop Plug-ins
installer for Microsoft Windows
This article introduces the new command line option for installing IBM Connections Desktop 4.0 plug-ins for Microsoft Windows. We explain the background on why we added this new command line option to the installer and then show how to use the new option.
- Setting up a connection to Microsoft SQL Server to IBM
Cognos on Linux/AIX for IBM Connections 4.0 Metrics
IBM Cognos Business Intelligence (BI) is installed as a part of an IBM Connections Metrics 4.0 deployment. This article explains how to set up an ODBC connection to an SQL Server from Cognos BI on Linux/AIX and then configure an ODBC connection to SQL Server in Cognos Administration for Metrics.
- Troubleshooting an IBM Connections 3.0.1-to-4.0 database
This article explains how to troubleshoot an IBM Connections 3.0.1 to 4.0 database migration, including the database transfer process, and provides solutions to common issues and advice that can help you avoid the issues in the first place.
- Using and understanding the IBM Connections 4.0 Discuss This
Learn about the new IBM Connections 4.0 Discuss This feature that allows you to add any Web page-even a non-Connections Web page-into Connections as a Forum topic, making it easier to use forums to share information and collaborate with others.
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