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If you aren't following the IBM Support Portal News And Alerts blog, you should be
Over there you'll get updates on the new support portal releases including features, fixes, and other updates to improve your experience with the IBM Support Portal. Case in point: take the latest blog entry there titled: "IBM Support Portal R8.2 has been deployed". In that post you'll find information on the key updates surrounding:
And if you missed the updates around 8.1's release in February, check that out at: IBM Support Portal R8.1 has been deployed!
Read more on the IBM Support Portal News And Alerts blog!
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Last month developerWorks moved an unprecedented amount of data and community assets through an upgrade to Connections v4 and to a new hosting environment.
As might be expected with a project of this size, there were a few bumps along the way. To help navigate these changes, following are answers to some of the more commonly asked forum questions since our go-live on April 15. From the FAQs about the upgrade found here, below are some of the items which may help you find your favourites forums once again:
While all forums can be found in the Forum Directory, most of them are actually housed under the Communities category. As noted above though, all the Rational product specific forums you desire to follow can be found under the Forum Dire
For the Rational Cafes, however, check out the Rational Cafe Categories below:
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In the United States today we are observing Memorial Day to remember the men and women who had served and died in the Armed Forces.
While it is often celebrated as the beginning of cook-out / barbecue season, it is a day when honouring those who have lost their lives in service to our country's military is most important.
With that in mind, we will be dark today and resume our normal blogging activities and ramp up to IBM Innovate tomorrow.
The image to the left is of a statue honouring Major Rhory Roger Draeger, used with permission by
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Here they are; the latest and greatest downloads which have gone live from Rational Support since May 7th! They are listed below in an effort to help you find the fixes you need in order to stay up to date and successful with your Rational products.... Plus don't forget to check out the downloads tag to see the fixes you may have previously missed:
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We're inching closer to Innovate, IBM's Technical Summit, but we don't want to forget you, our core audience, who may not be able to attend this year. So, while you'll see an obvious up-tick in Innovate content over the past week and into the next few, we're still going to be blogging the best support information we can to help you be successful. As before, here's the articles, featured downloads and demos that went live on developerWorks Rational this week:
Implement continuous integration in Rational Build Forge
Use PHP and cURL for server-side caching of dynamic web pages
Migrate Collaborative Lifecycle Management applications to a cluster, Part 3
Featured downloads and related demos
We are also pleased to feature Contributing Author Fariz Saracevic
Fariz Saracevic has worked for IBM Rational software since 2004 and is currently a member of the IBM Rational Offering Strategy and Delivery team. He leads agile ALM scenario design, as well as the Rational Money that Matters sample project team, to advance the Rational solution for Collaborative Lifecycle Management (CLM). He works closely with other Rational team leads to define and advance agile ALM and CLM capabilities. Before taking this CLM leadership role, Fariz was the Automated Software quality product manager. He co-authored Software Test Engineering with IBM Rational Functional Tester: The Definitive Resource (IBM Press, 2009) and has written or co-written several articles. Fariz speaks at worldwide conferences on the topic of agile ALM. He holds a master's degree in information technology from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor of Science degree from George Mason University. Fariz can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.