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We are working to improve the link placement of this very important page, but in the meantime, here are 3 ways to get to our licensing area through the portal:
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Determining where functionality is implemented or what existing code may be relevant for understanding and implementing a work item can be difficult using conventional search technologies. A developer may need to already be highly familiar with existing details such as code organization and naming conventions to be able to use regular expression and other wild-card style searches effectively. In large projects such searches may not be practical, and the developer instead relies on acquired insight. Context-Aware Search enables searching using natural language rather than exact patterns. This capability allows analysis of a work item for relevant keywords. Using these keywords it then locates source code that may be relevant for the work item.
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Another brief video will show you how you can use the drop downs menus in the navigation bar to create resources or access existing resources, search for resources with quick search, track resources available from the drop down menus and the mini dashboard, and use the Home menu to switch between projects within the same or different applications.
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Hot off the presses is the detailed version of the IBM Software E-mail Processing System (EPS) Help:
The E-mail Processing System (EPS) is a tool to allow registered users of IBM Software products to submit and track problems with IBM Software Support engineers by using plain e-mail. EPS is one of several ways you can submit and track problems with IBM Software Support. Other ways are by telephone and web. You may submit and track a problem by telephoning a contact center in your region.
And now you can easily find help in this detailed document, or even get a compact version of this document's Help information by sending an e-mail message to sw_s
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This week, we asked Rational Support IBMers what tip or trick they'd like to share... below you'll find some great advice about global collaboration, using Lotus Notes and associate applications more effectively, and information on making Support Portal more effective for YOU!
First up is Wendy Page, an RCS Software Advisory Team manager, with some recommendations for collaborating with global teams. Wendy notes:
"When working with remote colleagues, especially in foreign labs, I take a couple of minutes to ask them about something in their locale before beginning a work conversation.
For instance, when I next talk to my CDL development team, I will ask them about their New Year's Holiday, whether they traveled to see family, what traditions they cele
Paula Cox, a Rational Client Programs manager, has some great tips for using tables in Lotus Notes:
In Lotus Notes (perhaps we can have a thread on JUST Notes tips)...two things have made everything easier.
Debra Johnson, another Rational Client Programs manager, has even more advice surrounding Lotus Notes:
One of the things in Lotus Notes Teamrooms, email, databases etc., that Paula Cox (thanks Paula- she is our Lotus Notes guru) taught our team was to use the 'shift' plus the 'minus' key to minimize the open documents. This helps if you need to find a category or event from the list. To use this function, click in the results, then press the 'shift' and 'minus' keys; it will collapse everything in that window to the highest level.
Lastly, our eSupport guru Pat O'Connor gives us some simple but highly effective tips on using the Support Portal:
For the IBM Support Portal:
So, there you have some great tips and tricks from the people who work with these tools, sites, and distributed teams every day... do YOU have any tips to share? Anything that you find makes your life a little easier or efficient? Work related or otherwise, we're all ears and eager to learn new ways to improve!
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