The IBM Connections roadmap

At DNUG 45 Danielle Baptiste, Director of Offering Management, has given a presentation on the Connections Roadmap. Here are the most important news announced.

In a future Cumulative Refrash will be introduced new UI for Files, Communities and Notifications

Files UI now is this, defaults to My Drive

In the future the UI will be this, defaults to All Files

There will be the possibility of searching for keywords in file names

For Communities the actual UI is this

and the future one is this

Also here there will be the possibility of filtering by keyword

For notifications, the actual UI of the Newsletter is this

And it will change to this

Let’s talk about PINK now.

In a while will ship the new version of Component Pack, and the big news is that it will not contain anymore IBM Provate Cloud, also known as Conductor for Containers. This because IPC has grown bigger and bigger and getting rid of it will make the architecture simpler. The downside of this is that now we have to install Kubernetes manually before installing CP .

The next PINK service that will be released is the People service, which is a big enhancement to the actual Profiles. Here are some screenshots of what it will look like

The future of Verse on Premises

At Engage Barry Rosen from HCL and Drew Birnbaum from IBM gave a session on the future of VoP.

There will be a new release before V10, in the July-August timeframe

Here are the features planned

The there will be a V10 version when Domino 10 ships, these are the planned features

Then there will be a series of continuous releases between V10 and V11. These are the features planned for the first post V10 release. Number 1 is the ability of importing ics files

I will be speaking at DNUG 45

I have the honor of being selected as speaker for DNUG for three years in a row. This year I will be speaking about troubleshooting Connections.
My session will be June 20 at 14.35
You can see the agenda of the DNUG event here


Verse on Premises 1.0.3 – Credstore nsf is needed for calendar

This happened to me and to a customer. When moving our server to a different machine I forgot to move the credstore.nsf database; while my customer simply did not create it.

In both cases VoP was showing the email correctly but the calendar was empty; as soon as we fixed the issues, moving and creating the db, the calendar started working perfectly.

I have no idea of the relationship between the credential store database and the Verse calendar, but the fact is that without the db the calendar will not work.


Our session at Think

I received the notification of the schedule for the session me and Sharon James will do at Think.

Session : 1409

Title : A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Troubleshooting IBM Connections

Program : Core Curriculum

Topic : Collaboration

Subtopic : Social Networks and Collaboration

Session Type : Breakout Session

Date/Time : Mon, 19-Mar, 12:30 PM-01:10 PM

Location : Mandalay Bay South, Level 2 – Surf B

Presenter(s) : Roberto Boccadoro, ELD Engineering; Sharon James, BCC

If you work with IBM Connections and are interested, come and drop us a visit.

Also don’t forget Nico Meisenzhal session on troubleshooting. He will speak Monday at 10.30 a.m. Session number 1574a

IBM Champion for 2018

I have been confirmed as IBM Champion for 2018. Is a great honor for me to be in this group.

I would like to thank all the people who nominated me and Alan Hamilton, our ICS Champion wrangler, and Libby Ingrassia, the general IBM Champion manager, for the work they do for us.

How to tell IBM Docs version and iFixes installed

If you want to know which version of IBM Docs and which version of iFix is installed here is a way to do it.

Open SystemOut.log in the IBMDocsMember1 server and look for this line:
IBMDocs biuld info:{“ifix_version”:25,”build_version”:”″,”build_description”:”IBM Connections Docs 2.0.0″,”product_name”:”IBM Connections Docs”,”build_timestamp”:”20171030-1520″}.
Take note of the ifix version number, in this case 25.

Here is a table that list all the CR and iFix versions

Docs 2.0 iFix 0033
Docs 2.0 iFix 0044
Docs 2.0 iFix 0055
Docs 2.0 CR16
Docs 2.0 CR1 iFix 0017
Docs 2.0 CR1 iFix 0028
Docs 2.0 CR1 iFix 0039
Docs 2.0 CR215
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00116
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00217
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00318
Docs 2.0 CR2 iFix 00419
Docs 2.0 CR325
Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix 00126
Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix 00227
Docs 2.0 CR3 iFix00328