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  • 1. An IBM Proof of TechnologyIBM Connections 3.0.1Getting Started with IBM Connections © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • 2. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation2 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 3. IBM SoftwareIBM Social Collaboration:Connecting people and information across your value chain Keep track of whats happening with your projects Find the right people to solve my problem now Leverage what others know Have a place to gather and exchange ideas Manage your Share my files work more effectively © 2011 IBM Corporation3 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 4. IBM Software IBM Connections Navigation Menu■Main navigationuses an easy touse drop downmenu■Left navigation willprovide an easyway to filtercontent © 2011 IBM Corporation 4
  • 5. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation5 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 6. IBM Software Home – Getting Started experience Users are presented with all of the applications that exist in the main navigation. Links will provide a text description along with a video. © 2011 IBM Corporation 6 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 7. IBM Software Home - Updates Aggregated Status Updates move to the Home Page Content Type See updates from across Filterseverything you follow, and filterdown to a single type of content, ora single person, or a singlecontainer (a community, an activity,a blog etc) if they wish to. © 2011 IBM Corporation 7
  • 8. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation8 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 9. IBM Software Profiles Profiles is a directory of the people in your organization that allows you to find and connect with the right people fast. You can search for people based on their contact information, background, or expertise. Let people know who you are by filling out your own profile. Build up your own set of contacts by adding people to your network. © 2011 IBM Corporation 9 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 10. IBM SoftwareProfiles – My Profile My Network Tab allowing Directory Tab will allow users tofor easy access to people easily search the corporate directorywithin your network Edit My Profile button for edit the profile Switch tab: The board, Contact Information, Background, Recent Posts My Network © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • 11. IBM Software Profiles – My Network Access to network, invitations, following, followers provide through new navigation options“Do You Know” widgetNew network recommendationsbased on existing network © 2011 IBM Corporation 11 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 12. IBM SoftwareExpanded capabilities to help locate people andexpertise that you need Search Directory to find a profile © 2011 IBM Corporation12 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 13. IBM SoftwareMetrics are available from the page footer (all components) © 2011 IBM Corporation13 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 14. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation14 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 15. IBM SoftwareBookmarks Use Bookmarks to store and retrieve bookmarked web links from a central space. You can share some or all of your bookmarks. You can also see other peoples bookmark collections, giving you the means to connect with people who have similar interests or the expertise you need. © 2011 IBM Corporation 15 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 16. IBM Software Bookmarks Easily publish some or all your bookmarks so that others can see your collection of content © 2011 IBM Corporation 16 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 17. IBM SoftwareHow to bookmark from the page footer © 2011 IBM Corporation17 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 18. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation18 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 19. IBM Software Blogs Blogs are online journals that you can use to share information with the rest of your organization. A blog is a great way to communicate your latest news and views in an efficient, dynamic style. By posting regular entries on a specific subject or theme, you can make sure people are kept up-to-date with the latest developments in a particular area. © 2011 IBM Corporation 19 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 20. IBM SoftwareBlogs © 2011 IBM Corporation20 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 21. IBM Software Blogs - AutoSave An AutoSave function has been added to both “DRAFT” and “PUBLISHED” blog entries The AutoSave warning list will be shown in "My Blogs", "My Update", and blog entry edit pages. © 2011 IBM Corporation 21 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 22. IBM Software Blogs – Following capabilities Users have the ability to follow a Blog. Users can stop following a Blog at any time. © 2011 IBM Corporation 22 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 23. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation23 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 24. IBM Software Activities Activities allow you to organize your teams work around project tasks. Creating an activity is a useful way to share information and resources, assign and track to-dos, post team information, and organize meetings. You can add new members to an activity at any time, allowing you to quickly pull together the resources you need for a project. © 2011 IBM Corporation 24 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 25. IBM SoftwareActivities Navigation menu © 2011 IBM Corporation25 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 26. IBM SoftwareActivities © 2011 IBM Corporation
  • 27. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation27 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 28. IBM SoftwareWikis A wiki is a collection of web pages about a particular topic. Wikis are a great way to share information centrally and encourage collaboration within your project team. Wiki members can add their own pages, and edit and comment on existing pages, thereby ensuring that information is always kept up-to-date. © 2011 IBM Corporation 28 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 29. IBM SoftwareWikis © 2011 IBM Corporation29
  • 30. IBM Software Wikis – Using CKEditor Common Toolbars: In use across other Connections components including Blogs, Forums, Bookmarks and Activities. Better layouts and features in editor dialogs © 2011 IBM Corporation 30 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 31. IBM Software Rich text editor: paste special styles Paste Special – introduces a clean-up mechanism which cleans pasted content originating from applications like Microsoft Word. Styles – styles are maintained after the paste action.• Caveats: • Difficulty using Points not Pixels for font size. • Using cms/mms/inches for indents in Lists do not paste well • Images and Embedded content do not paste.• Advised: • Use Pixel sizes for best support © 2011 IBM Corporation 31 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 32. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation32 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 33. IBM Software Files Files offers a convenient way to upload and store files in a central repository. You can share uploaded files with selected people, giving you the means to collaborate on content without having to send large files through email. You can also recommend and comment on files, organize files using folders, and track different versions of files. © 2011 IBM Corporation 33 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 34. IBM SoftwareFiles © 2011 IBM Corporation34 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 35. IBM Software Files Adding Files to Folders – Drag-and-drop, Picking files from the UI, Adding files from the web UI – Folders can be shared on creation. Following on Folders – Receive notification when a folder is shared with you. – If you are following a folder, notification will be sent when a file is added to a folder. © 2011 IBM Corporation 35 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 36. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation36 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 37. IBM Software Forums A forum is an online discussion board with a focus on a particular topic or theme. You can participate in a forum by posting questions or responding to existing discussion threads. Want to find the solution to a problem thats been blocking you? Forums are a great way to brainstorm ideas, gather feedback, and leverage the expertise of others. © 2011 IBM Corporation 37 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 38. IBM SoftwareForums Several navigation options  Whats new? Easy to create, edit and delete – Multiple forums in a community Searching capabilities – Stand-alone (non-community) forums Content creation and attachments – Attachments Following Capabilities – Locking Topics and Forums Managing a Forum © 2011 IBM Corporation38 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 39. IBM Software Forums Create a discussion forum to share and collect ideas All Forums started in the stand-alone Forum application are public. To restrict access to a Forum it must be associated with a Community. © 2011 IBM Corporation 39 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 40. IBM SoftwareForums Listing includes Community forums as well as stand-alone forums. Standalone forums Community forum © 2011 IBM Corporation40
  • 41. IBM Software Forums Create attachments during creation or edit. © 2011 IBM Corporation 41 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 42. IBM SoftwareForums in Communities Start multiple Forums within a Community Multiple topics within a Forum Follow a topic in a Community Lock a topic in a Community c © 2011 IBM Corporation 42 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 43. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1. © 2011 IBM Corporation43 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 44. IBM SoftwareCommunities A community is a group of people who share a common interest. Communities provide an excellent way to connect members of a team and help them to stay in touch and share information. Communities can be public or restricted, allowing community owners to control who can join the community and access community content. © 2011 IBM Corporation44 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 45. IBM SoftwareCreate Community © 2011 IBM Corporation45 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 46. IBM SoftwareCommunity invitations and membership You can view all the pending invitations for a community from the Invitations tab on the communitys Members page. The tab displays information about when each invitation was sent and who it was sent to. Community owner can edit membership roles or remove a member from the community. © 2011 IBM Corporation46 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 47. IBM Software Sharing Files with a Community File owners can share files with a community or give a copy of a file to a community directly from the Files application. © 2011 IBM Corporation 47 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 48. IBM SoftwareSub-communities Creating sub-communities is a useful way of organizing your community members into smaller groups with different areas of focus. – Community owners automatically become owners of sub-community. – The sub-community has exactly the same functionality as the parent community. – Displays on the My Communities page. © 2011 IBM Corporation48 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 49. IBM SoftwareAgenda Introduction Home Profiles Bookmarks Blogs Activities Wikis Files Forums Communities New in v3.0.1 © 2011 IBM Corporation49 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 50. IBM SoftwareMedia Gallery – New in v3.0.1.  Can be added to any Community using the Media Gallery Widget  Allows community users to upload images and videos to be viewed “inline” (ie. from the end users browser) without requiring additional software/pugins etc.  Images can quickly be “previewed” using the available preview dialog  Uploaded images and files are stored in the “Files” repository © 2011 IBM Corporation50 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 51. IBM SoftwareIdeation Blog Support – New in v3.0.1.  Can be added to any existing community using the Ideation Blog Widget  Allow your teams to post their ideas for evaluation by others  Collect comments and feedback on peoples ideas  Allow users to vote on ideas and thereby register their support (or not) for a particular idea  Allows you to “graduate” the best ideas into an “Activity” for implementing that idea © 2011 IBM Corporation51 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 52. IBM SoftwareContent Moderation Support – New in v3.0.1. A “system” or “global” moderator role can be defined allowing for review and approval of any moderated content on a server As an alternative, Community “owners” can moderate their own content including: – Blog entries and Comments – Community Files and Comments – Forum Posts If implemented, a community owner must approve any content that is subject to moderation before it will be visible to others Community members can still notify the Community owner if they feel some content should be flagged for review © 2011 IBM Corporation52 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections
  • 53. IBM Software ITALIA HIND FRENC JAPANESE BRAZILIAN SIMPLIFIED CHINESE N I H PORTUGUESE TRADITIONAL SPANISH RUSSIAN TAMI THA GERMAN ARABIC CHINESE L I We appreciate your feedback. Please fill out the survey form in order to improve this educational event. © 2011 IBM Corporation53 IBM Connections v3.0.1 – Getting Started with IBM Connections