A very good cite on Sysadmins: If you are rewarded for cleaning up after floods but not recognized for building flood prevention instead, pretty soon you start losing enthusiasm for trying to argue your bosses into funding that flood prevention. More: http://utcc.utoronto.ca/~cks/space/blog/sysadmin/OpsHeroism  

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There is a new Sametime Fix for integration in Connections 3.0.1.1 and portal 7.0.0.2: OBEN-8SRQTP Via http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21588293 I installed Connections 3.0.1.1 with a Sametime Proxy 8.5.1 (like installation of 3.0.1) and it works.

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The new fixpack for IBM Connections 3.0.1 is available. You can download the nearly 1 GB sized file on IBM Fixcentral. Fixlist and installation instructions are linked on Fix Central. Update Some details of the Readme: Prerequists WebSphere Application Server fixes: PM56596 and ​PM51310​ to WAS 7.0.0.x. Please contact IBM WebSphere Application Server support to obtain the fixes.​ Integration with Sametime 8.5.2 requires Sametime hotfix OBEN-8SDLGS. Please contact IBM Sametime support to obtain the fix.​ So no direct download of the prerequists! You have to contact IBM Support for these downloads.

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The required fix OBEN-85DLGS for IBM Connections 3.0.1.1 is available for download at IBM Fix Central now. Cite from Fix Readme: Installation instructions Prerequisite: The Sametime System Console must be at version 8.5.2 IFR 1. If not, then you will see a failure message during the fix install noting an incorrect version level. Refer to Installing Sametime 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release 1 on the Sametime System Console to get started. This fix must be installed on top of a Sametime Proxy Server 8.5.2 Interim Feature Release 1 (IFR 1).

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On one of my IBM Connections Site i had a problem with directory search (better the typeahead search). When we searched single characters no business cards are displayed. I use Firebug for Chrome here and you see, that the search gets an result back from Connections, but no business cards are displayed. When i open this get statement i get a list of profile documents in JSON format: In this case i a got a list of about 20 User profiles. When i search a little bit more detailed i get an error of a Javascript, which should interpret the JSON list.

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