IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows

The IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows provides the following features from Windows Explorer:

  • Upload files for personal use or to share with others
  • Upload files to a community or attach them to an Activity
  • Share existing Connections files with other users or with a community
  • Drag and drop files from your desktop to Connections Files or to a community
  • View and manage versions of your files
  • Add comments to files or recommend files
  • Edit and publish local drafts to Connections
  • Pin or follow folders and files for easier tracking
  • View business cards for people and invite them to your network
  • Easily access all Connections features via browser links


The IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins Microsoft Windows supports:

  • IBM Connections
  • Microsoft Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), Windows Vista (32-bit), Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit, 64-bit)

via IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows.

IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 Review & Rating |


Highly usable, reliable, sleek, and integrated multiplatform desktop application suite, free for the download.


Can’t import as many formats as other variants on the codebase.

Bottom Line

The best free productivity suite you’ve probably never heard of. Designed by IBM for smooth, reliable use in office environments.



via IBM Lotus Symphony 3.0 Review & Rating |

Tips for moving from Microsoft Outlook to IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.2

Have you just moved away from Microsoft® Outlook to IBM® Lotus® Notes® 8.5.2? This article discusses some key tips on what preferences to set and ways to configure Lotus Notes to be compatible with the functionalities you were accustomed to in Microsoft Outlook. It addresses tips for mail, calendar, and contacts, along with general tips for across the Notes client.

via Tips for moving from Microsoft Outlook to IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.2.

Can anyone compete with Apple’s iPad? –

If you want to buy a consumer-friendly tablet computer today and you don’t want to purchase Apple’s iPad, you’re pretty much out of luck.

The iPad currently has no real competitors, and the touch-screen computer is so far a

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Migrating from Microsoft Exchange to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8

By using the straightforward steps outlined in this white paper, an administrator can easily migrate data and users from Microsoft® Exchange to IBM® Notes® and Domino® 8. Included are tips and instructions for troubleshooting some common issues.

In this article

* Introduction

* Server-to-server migration steps

* Client-to-client migration steps

* Conclusion

* Resources

* About the author

via Migrating from Microsoft Exchange to IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.


Our next virtual User Group Meeting will feature a presentation from on Integrating SharePoint with Lotus Notes presented by Mainsoft and is followed by an online discussion forum that week, moderated by the presenter. the meeting happens on October 7, 2008 at 9:30 am Eastern (GMT -5), ad is free to members, but requires pre-registration.
Register today at

The meeting will begin with an online presentation:

Many enterprises with IBM Lotus Notes use Microsoft SharePoint for document management and team collaboration. However, accessing SharePoint document libraries from Lotus Notes is a cumbersome process that makes it challenging for Notes users to accomplish the basic, day-to-day tasks.

Attend this presentation and learn about Mainsoft’s coexistence strategy for integrating Lotus Notes and SharePoint into a unified messaging and collaboration platform. Coexistence based on Mainsoft SharePoint Integrator for Lotus Notes is a practical alternative to the steep costs and risks inherent in a migration strategy, and the inefficiencies and frustrations of doing nothing.

Mainsoft will preview SharePoint Integrator version 1.5, available October 2008, and demo custom integration solutions that let Notes users:

  • Access SharePoint document libraries from a Notes sidebar
  • Incorporate Notes emails into an enterprise content management solution based on SharePoint
  • Initiate a Lotus Sametime chat session from a SharePoint document, and drag-and-drop documents from SharePoint to the Sametime instant messaging client
  • Build composite applications that integrate data and business logic from disparate systems—SharePoint, Notes and Domino, Java and .NET applications
  • And more…

The presentation will include a live Q&A session and will be followed by a one week topic forum moderated by Ovid, where you can ask additional questions, provide feedback on the presentation, get tips on integrating SharePoint with Lotus Notes, or share your own knowledge and experience.

The presentation and the forum are free, but require pre-registration. Register today at

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