IBM Collaboration Accelerator and IBM WebSphere Portal V8.0 IFR1 bundle adds new social collaboration and real-time capabilities

IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa Software Announcement ZP13-0689
December 10, 2013

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Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
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IBM® Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere® Portal V8.0 Interim Feature Release 1 (IFR1) provides the latest releases of the following components in a single offering:



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Overview
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IBM Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal Server V8.0 Interim Feature Release 1 (IFR1) provides, in one affordable offering, the capabilities that are designed to:



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Key prerequisites
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Visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=1070&uid=swg27007791


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Planned availability date
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December 12, 2013: Electronic availability

January 10, 2014: Media availability

Refer to the Availability of national languages section for national language availability.



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Description
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IBM Collaboration Accelerator and IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.0 Interim Feature Release 1 (IFR1) is updated with the most recent versions of IBM Connections and IBM Sametime . The Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal bundle now includes IBM Sametime V9.0 capabilities and IBM Connections V4.5 IFR 1, replacing the older versions of these components.

IBM Connections V4.5 IFR1

Entitlement to IBM Forms Experience Builder V8.5 can be accessed within an IBM Connections community for the following:

IBM Sametime V9.0

IBM Sametime V9.0 helps teams work together, build trust, and make better decisions regardless of the distance separating the participants. Complete your social business experience by enabling individuals to interact in real time through instant messaging, voice, and video, and accelerate your social business by enabling key decision makers to share content and instantly gauge reaction through high-definition, continuous presence video. Get face to face with colleagues, customers, and partners without ever having to leave your office, and be more productive for it, all through your WebSphere Portal environment.

IBM Sametime V9.0 capabilities included in IBM Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal V8.0 IFR1:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
CollabAccel&WebSphPrtlSvr      Multilingual    April 12, 2013
 V8.0.0                         (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Catalan,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic, Thai,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Ukrainian,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                Croatian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                English,
                                Romanian,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Slovakian,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)
CollabAccel&WebSphPrtlSvr      Multilingual    January 10, 2014
 V8.0.0                         (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Catalan,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic, Thai,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Ukrainian,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                Croatian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                English,
                                Romanian,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Slovakian,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)


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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-T17   8.0.0                        IBM Collaboration
                                        Accelerator and WebSphere
                                        Portal Server


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

Product documentation is included with the program software and may be printed by the customer.



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Ordering information
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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner, or visit

http://www-306.ibm.com/software/support/pa.html

This product is only available via Passport Advantage® . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
CollabAccel&WebSphPrtlSvr V8.0.0
IBM Collaboration Accelerator & WS Portal Server V8.0    BS0CBML
 MP ML Media Pack
IBM Collaboration Accelerator & WS Portal Server V8.0    BS0CGML
 IFR1 MP ML Media Pack

Global Technology Services®

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

CollabAccel&WebSphPrtlSvr V8.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Collaboration           IBM Collaboration           BS0CBML
 Accelerator and WebSphere   Accelerator & WS Portal
 Portal Server for Extranet  Server V8.0 MP ML Media
 Processor Value Unit        Pack
IBM Collaboration           IBM Collaboration           BS0CGML
 Accelerator and WebSphere   Accelerator & WS Portal
 Portal Server for Extranet  Server V8.0 IFR1 MP ML
 Processor Value Unit        Media Pack


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Terms and conditions
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The terms and conditions for IBM Collaboration Accelerator with WebSphere Portal V8.0, as previously announced in Software Announcement ZP12-0170, dated May 01, 2012 , are unchanged.



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IBM Electronic Services
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent . In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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Prices
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The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

IBM Global Financing

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http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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Announcement countries
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Only in the following European, Middle Eastern and African countries:

Trademarks

Electronic Service Agent is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, WebSphere, Sametime, Passport Advantage, Global Technology Services and AIX are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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