One of the primary new features of IBM Lotus® Connections 3.0 is the email digest capability, which provides personalized daily and weekly newsletters that are generated based on the activities and updates in the user’s social network. This white paper describes how to customize the daily and weekly digests emails, ranging from changing the look and feel of emails to more complex customizations such as adding your company-specific content to the email digests. In addition, this paper also covers customizing individual notification emails sent by the Lotus Connections services.
If you could have experts at your fingertips, build vibrant customer communities and instantly exchange creative ideas to your biggest challenges, there’s no telling what you could do.
Designed with business people in mind, IBM Lotus Connections software gives you fast access to everyone in your network – your colleagues, customers and partners. Features like communities, blogs and activities can be set up for internal use — keeping sensitive business information safe — or for external use to help you engage and build trusted relationships.
Are social software capabilities and Web 2.0 interactive technologies a near end requirement for you or your clients? Is valuable data available but not accessible? Are you working with merging or expanding companies but unable to find the people who have the expertise or responsibilities you need? Do you need to know who is working on what projects? Do you want to capture and share the expertise of retiring employees for best practices? If these or other similar situations are important for you or your clients, then this technical skills hands-on workshop will show you how to leverage the nine integrated services of Lotus Connections 3.0 to implement social software for business.
You will hear about and use the functions and features that capture, communicate, share, collaborate, organize, and deliver social software for business. In addition, you will explore new mobile features offered in Lotus Connections 3.0. This workshop will cover end to end technical aspects of Lotus Connections including a technical overview of WebSphere Application Server and Tivoli Directory Integrator which are bundled and installed with Lotus Connections. Integration with Lotus products, WebSphere Portal, and other applications using APIs will be discussed.
IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 is social software designed to meet the needs of business. It empowers business professionals to be more innovative and productive by helping them build networks of subject matter experts. It facilitates the creation of vibrant communities of employees, partners and customers where creative ideas can be exchanged to help foster increased business growth.
Lotus Connections can help teams accomplish their business objectives whether they are located locally or distributed geographically.
Upgrade Central provides resources for planning and deploying Lotus Connections 3.0, which IBM announced in November 2010. This major release contains both new product features and defect fixes.
IBM Lotus Connections 3.0 is now available and the following resources are available to assist you with your upgrade. For upgrade information about other Lotus software, visit the Lotus Upgrade Central page.
Table of contents
1. Deciding to upgrade
2. Obtaining the upgrade
3. Installing the upgrade
This document describes how to download and assemble IBM® Lotus® Connections 3.0 using the Passport Advantage Online website.
To install IBM Lotus Connections 3.0, download the required parts listed below.
This guide provides the following information for this release:
* Overview of several new features
* Changes from the previous release
* Links to product tours, reference cards, and product documentation
You can download the guide from this wiki article; there are two file attachments available to you:
* An Adobe .PDF file, ready for e-mailing, printing, or distributing to your organization.
* A Lotus Symphony .ODT file that can be customized for your organization; for example, you can add contact information for your Help Desk. The file includes instructions in blue text for customizing information – remember to remove these instructions before rolling out the file to your organization.
We suggest that you distribute the guide to your users before their new Lotus Connections software is installed or updated.
IBM Lotus® Connections is social software for business that empowers you to be more innovative and that helps you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers, partners, and customers. Features like communities, blogs and activities can be set up for internal use—keeping sensitive business information safe—or for external use to help you engage and build trusted relationships.
This support statement proposes a revision to the definition of “supported” and “unsupported” with respect to the various products on which IBM® Lotus® Connections 3.0 depends for proper operation.
* Categories of Support
1. Supported Product
2. Newer Versions and Releases of Supported Products
3. Unsupported Product
* Support for LDAP Servers
1. Fully tested and supported LDAP servers
2. Untested LDAP servers
The IBM Lotus Connections team will host a customer Webcast call about Guidance to a Successful Installation, Deployment, and Customization of Lotus Connections 3.0 on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10AM ET 15:00 UTC.
Members from the IBM Lotus Connections Test and Development teams will give an audio and video presentation about installation, deployment and customization. Questions from the attendees will be answered after the presentation by the presenter and other Subject Matter Experts.
Advanced questions can be posted in the Webcast entry in the Lotus Connections Forum.
If you are interested in learning more about deployment before joining the call, refer to the deployment documents in the Lotus Connections Wiki .
Date: Wednesday, February 16th, 2011
Time: 10AM ET 15:00 UTC for 60 minutes