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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File download with Internet Explorer 9 modifies the file extension and so files can’t open with any installed application. Problem occurs with IBM Connections 3.0.1 and 3.0.1 with installed CR3. IE 9 isn’t supported in the moment, but with a little tweak on IHS side, it is possible, that IE 9 download files without modifying the extension. Biggest problem here is, that opening attachments will open the “Open with” dialog, because no application is linked to a file extension .pdf. Normal file download with IE9 and IBM Connections: The http header shows following line for the download file and the name:

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A good evening for my all time open things list. Sjaak Ursinus postet the reason and solution why Chrome throws an error when you want to download from IBM Connections Files. Amanda Baumann postet the configuration to integrate Sametime Proxy in IBM Connections and use only IHS (IBM HTTPServer). No edge or squid is necessary. Great job! Thanks a lot to both for sharing this information.

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