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3/27/15

IBM File Viewer 1.0.7 available for download


Since March 11th, the new version of the File Viewer is available in the Solutions Catalog

IBM File Viewer provides a high-fidelity viewer for IBM Connections files and community files in the web user interface. It also allows IBM iNotes users to view attachments within the browser -- without installing document processing or viewing software, and without having to download the file to the user's workstation.

You can view files directly within the IBM Connections Files and Communities applications. Supported Open Document files include word processing documents (.odt), spreadsheets (.ods), and presentations (.odp). You can also view Adobe PDF and the Microsoft™ equivalents of these file types – Word (.doc and .docx), Excel (.xls and .xlsx), PowerPoint (.ppt and .pptx).
By viewing an uploaded file from within IBM Connections, you can see the file contents without having to download the file. You can also navigate within the file, zoom, go to specific pages, play a slide show, print and more.

The IBM File Viewer 1.0.7 supports IBM Connections 5.0, CR1 and CR2 with thumbnail view feature, and it also supports IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 and CR5.

For additional details about installing and using this viewer with IBM Connections, please see this knowledge center.

When using with IBM iNotes, no additional configuration is needed by the end user. An IBM iNotes Administrator first needs to enable and configure the File Viewer on their Domino Server. Once that step is complete, IBM iNotes users will see a "View" option on the Attachments toolbar or when they right mouse click on a file.  By clicking the "View" option, IBM iNotes users can view received attachments directly without downloading, saving or opening the file. For IBM iNotes, the IBM File Viewer supports the same types of files listed above, although this list could be restricted by iNotes administrator.

For additional information about installing and using this viewer with IBM iNotes, please see this wiki documentation.

3/25/15

Open Mic Webcast: Troubleshooting Domino Policies


Abstract

We'll take an in-depth look at the methodology and flow for troubleshooting and resolving issues with Domino policies - all types.

After a presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask our panel of experts questions. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM Connections Meetings Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.

    Topic: Troubleshooting Domino Policies
    Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes


Further informations ( like international dial-in numbers can be found here )


Join the IBM Connections Meeting to view a slide presentation and participate in group web chat:

https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178 Web conference password: webcast

Installing JVM Patch on Domino with Notes Client


First of all >> thanks a lot to Ulrich Krause for posting this helpful article.

For some reasons, some customer also have the IBM Notes Client installed on the same server where they run the IBM Domino Server. If you try to install the JVM Patch, the installer always comes back with the directory of the IBM Notes Client and you´re unable to install the JVM patch to the Domino Server.

Regarding the hint of eknori you can do this the following way:

D:\temp\jvmpatch>9.0.1.3_Server_w64_JVM_Patch_20150303_142312.exe LAX_VM d:\domino_program_directory\jvm\bin\java.exe -D$USER_INSTALL_DIR$=d:\domino_program_directory

 It´s working great !!! Thanks again !!

3/18/15

Microsoft is killing off the Internet Explorer brand ( IE will live on, but only as plumbing for Windows )


http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/17/8230631/microsoft-is-killing-off-the-internet-explorer-brand

While Microsoft has dropped hints that the Internet Explorer brand is going away, the software maker has now confirmed that it will use a new name for its upcoming browser successor, codenamed Project Spartan. Speaking at Microsoft Convergence yesterday, Microsoft's marketing chief Chris Capossela revealed that the company is currently working on a new name and brand. "We’re now researching what the new brand, or the new name, for our browser should be in Windows 10," said Capossela. "We’ll continue to have Internet Explorer, but we’ll also have a new browser called Project Spartan, which is codenamed Project Spartan. We have to name the thing."

Internet Explorer will still exist in some versions of Windows 10 mainly for enterprise compatibility, but the new Project Spartan will be named separately and will be the primary way for Windows 10 users to access the web. Microsoft has tried, unsuccessfully, to shake off the negative image of Internet Explorer over the past several years with a series of amusing campaigns mocking Internet Explorer 6. The ads didn't improve the situation, and Microsoft's former Internet Explorer chief left the company in December, signalling a new era for the browser.



Verge Video: The introduction of Project Spartan at the Windows 10 Event in January


Capossela also detailed the power of using the Microsoft brand over just Windows or Internet Explorer, and showed off some research data on a new name for the company’s browser vs. Internet Explorer. Putting Microsoft in front of the new secret name increased the appeal to some Chrome users in the UK. "Just by putting the Microsoft name in front of it, the delta for Chrome users on appeal is incredibly high," says Capossela.

MS chrome data

Microsoft is clearly testing names with market research, but it’s unclear when the company plans to unveil the final name for its Internet Explorer successor. Judging by Microsoft’s own research, it’s obvious the company will move as far away from Internet Explorer as possible, and it’s likely Project Spartan will have the Microsoft name attached to it.

Elsewhere in Capossela’s talk, the Microsoft executive also discussed the ways the company will make money in future, and clever ways the company is making use of social media. Microsoft has started to use artists to respond to Twitter users with personalised images, and at least one from the Xbox team was successful at creating attention with an impressive 35,000 retweets. It’s all part of improving Microsoft’s brand perception, and a general admission from the company that it’s ready to be loved again.

Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about User Management in Connections


Members of the IBM Connections team will discuss User Management and then we will open up for your questions.

After a presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask our panel of experts questions. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM Connections Meetings Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session.


Topic: Ask the Experts session: Ask us anything about User Management in Connections
Date: Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM EDT for 60 minutes
Webcast URL: https://apps.na.collabserv.com/meetings/join?id=2897-4178
Webcast Password:  webcast

For a list of world-wide phone numbers, the phone passcode, and an iCalendar (.ics) file for this session, click here: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg27045052

Note: Audiocast will not be available for this session. An audio replay of the session will be posted to Technote 7045052 soon after the event.

3/17/15

IBM License Metric Tool V9.2 delivers migration tools and adds Microsoft SQL database and Microsoft Windows support for IBM License Metric Tool server


IBM® License Metric Tool V9.2:
Official IBM Site

Provides a complete set of migration tools to enable porting of key set of configuration information and software categorization from License Metric Tool V7 in order to preserve knowledge base and deployment configurations that were built and are still required for value add and proper IBM software usage license reporting.


Supports, when using License Metric Tool server, Microsoft™ SQL database and a free Microsoft SQL Express® database. This capability removes the need to use only an IBM DB2® database. The provided Microsoft SQL Express database can also be used for test and small production environments.
 

Supports, when using License Metric Tool server, Microsoft Windows™ to allow more deployment flexibility and align with supported platforms available in the wider IBM Endpoint Manager portfolio of products. IBM Endpoint Manager is the client-server platform, which is used by the IBM License Metric Tool server to scan target computers and collect hardware and software inventory data.
Delivers a new set of REST APIs, as part of the migration tool, to add configuration information in a programmatic way.
 

Improves dashboards that provide more accurate information about the status of License Metric Tool agents and if the agents have been able to scan the target computers and successfully collect the inventory data.



IBM License Metric Tool, based on the IBM Endpoint Manager client-server platform, provides an extensive set of reports and dashboards, which allows aggregation and counting of IBM products and their related server capacity usage. License Metric Tool reports and data inventory allow you to use the information to compare with what you are entitled to use and gives you the focus needed to better manage your servers.

IBM License Metric Tool V9.2 provides:

Migration tools.
Microsoft SQL database support for License Metric Tool server.
Microsoft support for License Metric Tool server.
Enhanced REST APIs.
Enhanced dashboards.


3/12/15

IBM Connections: See all your Communities


Sometimes it´s getting hard to get a summary of all communities you are part of. This can easily be
done with the following link:

https://connections.company.com/communities/service/atom/communities/my

You also can use this link to link your communities for example in the sidebar of you IBM Notes Client.

3/5/15

Open Mic Webcast: IBM Sametime 9 - Troubleshooting tips and tricks


Tony Payne from the IBM Sametime team will provide tips and tricks that will help you when troubleshooting your system.
After a presentation, attendees will be given an opportunity to ask our panel of experts questions. Throughout the event, attendees will also be encouraged to comment or ask questions in the IBM Connections Meetings Web chat. Join us for this interactive, educational, lively session. Follow us on Twitter @IBM_ICSsupport.

Content

  • Topic: IBM Sametime 9 - Troubleshooting tips and tricks
  • Date: Wednesday, May 20, 2015
  • Time: 11:00 AM EDT (15:00 UTC/GMT, UTC-4 hours) for 60 minutes
Further informations ( regarding dial-in numbers and the ICS file ) can be found on the official site