The goal of this white paper is to explain the various administration and configuration tools offered by IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0. Learn about which tool to use for which task and about the new capabilities of WebSphere Portal 8.0, and understand differences from previous versions of WebSphere Portal. We take you through exercises for each tool so you can learn hands-on how to use them.In this white paperIntroductionWhat is WebSphere Portal?Installing WebSphere PortalUnderstanding the WebSphere Portal file system structureInstalling the latest Combined Cumulative FixCommand line toolsAdministration user interface: Admin portletsWAS Admin user interfaceConclusionResourcesAuthor biography
The goal of this white paper is to explain the various administration and configuration tools offered by IBM WebSphere Portal 8.0. Learn about which tool to use for which task and about the new capabilities of WebSphere Portal 8.0, and understand differences from previous versions of WebSphere Portal. We take you through exercises for each tool so you can learn hands-on how to use them.
IBM will host an Open Mic webcast with IBM Development and Support Engineers on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The topic will be “What’s New in WebSphere Portal and Web Content
Three things stand out as first impressions to me about this beta:
The ability to customize the page using the Page Builder theme worked really well. I can’t say I’ve had as good an experience with this feature in Portal 7. In v7, there always seemed to be quirks that would not go away, like the changes not getting saved. In the beta version, this feature is working great. When you want to see a list of portlets you can add to the page, the list pops up very quickly.
Sign on with Open ID. Right on the log in page, there is an option to sign on to Portal using an Open ID from Yahoo or Google. While I don’t see this used all that much in the corporate world for intranets, I can see how this will be a good feature for consumer and even B2B sites.
Inline analytics can be displayed right on the page. You can add analytic tags to a page as an administrator and then see the metrics about that page right there. A little window pops up in a corner of the portlet window that will display metrics for each portlet. While I didn’t have this working in my portal just yet, the concept is pretty good. I’m sure I need to do a little tweaking to get it to display correctly.
What APARs are fixed in IBM Forms version 8.0?
The following is a listing of fixes included in IBM Forms 8.0.
Use the Quick Start Guides listed below to install IBM Forms products.
This page contains a table and links that identify the supported releases of IBM WebSphere Portal from which you can select specific detailed system requirements. These requirements also apply to IBM Web Content Manager.
Title: Automatically updating Sametime 7.5.x Connect clients
Doc #: 1246886
The files provided are the “update site”, you just need to configure the server to force this. Alternatively you can create the update site, but then manually connect to it (if you only want some people to grab it).
Title: Methods of pushing down Sametime 7.5.x & 8.0 client updates
Doc #: 1256320