2015

Another new feature with IBM Connections 5.0 CR3

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Within the fixlist of the new released CR3 of IBM Connections 5 there are several new configuration options mentioned. One of the interesting ones for me is the mobile update parameter AllowRemoveAccount. The default value is “false” and your Connections environment still works before, but what’s changed when you set this to true? The official documentation is already uptodate and shows us: When you set this option to true, accounts can be removed from a mobile device without requiring the user to login and without any authorization check. The user is asked to confirm the deletion of an account before it is removed.

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Using markdown with IBM Connections Blogs

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I use markdown since years to create my articles or most of documentation stuff. It’s really cool to edit the text files on all of my devices, synchronize them fast through various internet services and create HTML, PDF or even DOCX files out of this sources. Until last week i converted the markdown sources with pandoc and pasted the html code to the different pages, where i need them. So i copy and paste it to IBM Connections, Evernote or WordPress. On WordPress i use a plugin now to render the markdown textes, but for IBM Connections i didn’t found a way.

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IBM Connections 5.0 CR3 is available – new feature

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Julius Schwarzweller wrote a blog post with a collection of links to CR3 for IBM Connections 5.0 this week. A official update document with new features is missing. I installed it today (without CCM) and the first new feature i found is “sharing folders” with Communities: As shown in the screenshot only public folders can be added to community files widget. From files application you can still share a folder with people, groups and communities (but then the folder will be public available too):

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Social Connections 8 Boston

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Social Connections 8 ended some hours ago and first I want to thank the organization team! It was a great job and an awesome conference you built here. The speaker gift was an absolute great idea! It was the first time Social Connections headed to the United States and the location at IBM Boston was a well made decision. I visited the Boston area the first time and enjoyed all the days. I already arrived on Sunday evening and had the pleasure to stay with Victor and his family until we headed to Boston. Thanks for the hospitality!

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Some shortcuts with vim

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Many of you know that i like VI/http://vim.org[VIM] and when i say editor it must be VIM. Often i hear at customer sites or from my colleagues, that they can’t work with vi, that shortcuts are hard to remember or even they can’t save their changes. When you remember some short commands, you can work very fast and you can edit files through all connections (ssh, x-forward) to a server. I created a mindmap as preparation for a speedgeeking session, the session wasn’t accepted, but the file is already done. So you can download a cheat-mindmap with a collection of shortcuts.

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