Wikis in IBM Connections 5.5 have a little bug, because the link (/library instead of /wikis/form/api/library) for images are wrong and so they are not displayed. There is a technote, which should solve this issue, but the used way with ProxyPass is not what i want to use. When you use ProxyPass and ProxyPassReverse you should add a ProxyRequest off to be more secure. ProxyPass to localhost can be a problem too, i would suggest to change localhost to the Connections IHS Hostname. Why do I use a different approach? Most of my deployments already use a RewriteRule to redirect the hostname to there Connections Homepage, so i don’t need an additional module (which needs ressources and can have security considerations), when i can solve the image issue through mod_rewrite.

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IBM released CR4 for IBM Connections 4.5 yesterday evening. You can download CR4, TDISOL and some Cognos Updates at following links: Fix list for IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 Updating the IBM Connections 4.5 databases to the required schema versions for Cumulative Refresh 4 (CR4) Fix Central Download Link New functions included in IBM Connections 4.5 CR4 New Functions After deploying CR4 you can enable some new features: Hash tags in status update replies Add <properties> <genericProperty name="com.ibm.connections.ublog.hashtagCommentEnabled">enabled</genericProperty> </properties> to lotusconnections-config.xml Now you can use hash tags in replies.

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IBM finally released CR2 for IBM Connections 4.5 You find more details and download links here. One fix is the hard coded wikis toc strings. Will test it. Update You have to update FNCS to 2.0.0.1-FNCS-IF001. Document contains a short description of the update procedure (Do not forget to read the whole document! Backup the files, because you have to restore them later). Cognos and Metrics Database needs some changes.

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IBM announced CR3 for IBM Connections 4.0, that’s about 800 MB new updates. Don’t forget to update your homepage database, when you didn’t install CR2 already. more: http://www.ruddigkeit.net/[ruddigkeit.net | .. collaboration and more ::..]. Update: CR3 needs database updates for metrics database and cognos application! Please read this technote.

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The last days i used to integrate Sametime in IBM Connections. I did this a few times the last two years, but i used ST 8.5.1 and older Connections Versions. First of all, it is much easier to apply now. You mustn’t add Proxy entries to your IHS (IBM HTTPServer) or activate awareness lookup in profiles-config.xml – BUT you have to install exactly the right versions. I mapped the wc_defaultport of Sametime Proxy to 80 and 443, so i mustn’t have special thoughts on firewalls. Now i checked out uiextensions-config.xml and added the URL of my Sametime Proxy Server.

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