Last week i searched a way to send all Connections users an information on important updates, which should be configurable and uses cookies to hide it for a specific time. First i had a look at the Greenhouse Announcement Widget which is used within Greenhouse. Quite nice, but i had problems with IE 9 users and the popup appears on each page you open within Connections. So i tried something other. After some searching i found a script of Ollie Phillips which is originally used to inform users about Cookie usage on the site. Ollie published the cookiesDirective.

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Today IBM announced the session agenda for IBM ConnectED 2015. I’m really interested in the new concept of more technical content and hope that all attendees will enjoy the format of the smaller designed event. My session “BP203: Best And Worst Practices in Deploying IBM Connections” is accepted and i’m proud and happy to go to Orlando in january 2015 again. If you haven’t already registered, follow this link. Here some points of my planned agenda for this session: Depending on deployment size, operating system and security considerations you have different options to configure IBM Connections.

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IBM announced the new and returning IBM Champions Class for IBM Collaboration Solutions. I’m really proud that I was nominated and elected this year again. Thanks! So i see forward to IBM ConnectED 2015 to meet the other 95 IBM Champions. Big congratulations to all of them. Special thanks to Oli and Amanda, they are open for questions nearly all day and supports us within IBM. What’s an IBM Champion? Good explanation can be found on the nomination post: These individuals are non-IBMers who evangelize IBM solutions, share their knowledge and help grow the community of professionals who are focused on social business and IBM Collaboration Solutions.

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Since years i think that the Internet Lockout Feature of IBM Domino is not enough. The function is documented here: IBM Domino Administrator Help Cite of this document: There are some usage restrictions for Internet password lockout: You can only use Internet password lockout with Web access. Other Internet protocols and services, such as LDAP, POP, IMAP, DIIOP, IBM® Lotus® Quickr®, and IBM Sametime® are not currently supported. However, Internet password lockout can be used for Web access if the password that is used for authentication is stored on an LDAP server So documentation tells us, that only HTTP can be secured through inetlockout.

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So my vacation is finished, i enjoyed 13 lovely rainy days in bavaria and see forward to my next travels. Hope to get some sun at ICON UK in London next week. I will speak with Sharon about Tips and Scripts for your daily business our session we made for Connect 2014 and which is updated for IBM Connections 5 now. Admincamp will be at 29th september to 1st october in Gelsenkirchen. Admincamp is a great event with lots of technical content and no advertises, organized by Rudi Knegt and some more. I enjoy it very much to be again part of it, this year i will prepare three sessions with Klaus Bild.

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