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Welcome to this year's (2014) Open Mic Webcast from IBM India Pune Center. We hope to add a lot of value to your experience using IBM Connections.
You are invited to join an Open Mic Web cast on the topic: "Connections Next - what to expect from the next version " presented by our development team .
This event will be held on Thursday 17th July at 1:30 PM India Time (8:00 AM GMT), for 60 minutes. After a presentation, you "ll have an opportunity to ask questions directly to IBM Team.

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Open Mic Webcast: "Connections Next - what to expect from the next version " Presentation Transcript

  • 1. © 2014 IBM Corporation Powered by IBM SmartCloud Meetings IBM Connections. What's new in Connections Next ! Open Mic Manish Kataria Technical Lead, Smartcloud IBM Collaboration Solutions
  • 2. © 2014 IBM Corporation2 About Me Manish Kataria -Tech Lead - SBT and Smartcloud development mkataria@in.ibm.com Have been working with IBM in social collaboration domain. Worked extensively on IBM Connections integration with IBM Notes, Sametime, MS Outlook, IBM Portal, worked with customers in enabling to develop similar integrations. Vinayak Tavargeri- Support Manager – Facilitator for AP Open Mics vtavargeri@in.ibm.com
  • 3. © 2014 IBM Corporation3 Abstract The session would give an overview of social offering from IBM, IBM Connections. We cover various services platform offers and how you can use these to collaborate effectively and efficiently. Session would also provide glimpses into some of the new features meant to be released in Connections 5.0 release. Finally we would cover the details of technologies behind Connections and how you can leverage these open development standards to infuse social capabilities into your own day to day applications. We would also share some out of box plugins developed by IBM for popular platforms like Notes and ST.
  • 4. © 2014 IBM Corporation4 Agenda  1. General overview of Connections  2. Connections 5.0 features  External Collaboration  Files  Additional features  3. Introduction to SBT and building your own applications
  • 5. © 2014 IBM Corporation IBM Connections : Overview Home page See what's happening across your social network Blogs Present your own ideas, and learn from others Communities Work with people who share common roles and expertise Files Post, share, and discover documents, presentations, images, and more Micro-blogging Reach out for help your social network Profiles Find the people you need Wikis Create web content together Activities Organize your work and tap your professional network Bookmarks Save, share, and discover bookmarks Forums Exchange ideas with, and benefit from the expertise of others
  • 6. © 2014 IBM Corporation6 Ø provides a means for customers to bring external users into their Connections environment Ø External users will see only content shared with them and only the people associated with that content Ø Administrators can see who is an external user, can control who can invite them in, and can manage those accounts IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 7. © 2014 IBM Corporation7 Revamped UI Ø People can immediately identify external users Ø External users have a targeted experience of the content and people in the organization who invited them IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 8. © 2014 IBM Corporation8 IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 9. © 2014 IBM Corporation9 IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 10. © 2014 IBM Corporation10 IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 11. © 2014 IBM Corporation11 Constrained view for an external user IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 12. © 2014 IBM Corporation12 Community view : External users can view members, business cards and content, but not Profiles. IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 13. © 2014 IBM Corporation13 Files view : External user IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 14. © 2014 IBM Corporation14 Warnings on externally shared resources. IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 15. © 2014 IBM Corporation15 Administrator configurations ➢ He can control how external users are stored in his directory ➢ He can control the workflow that occurs when an external user is invited, by adding a custom link that goes to his company’s registration process ➢ He can control the text used to decorate external user names ➢ He can control who can create external-facing communities and files ➢ He can control what data external users see on business cards — they will see different data from employees ➢ He can use wsadmin commands to see what data an external user can see IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 16. © 2014 IBM Corporation16 Enabling External Collaboration on your platform ➢ Edit LotusConnections-config.xml ➢ Restart Server ➢ Enable Waltz Profiles Integration (WPI). ➢ Ensure that profiles_directory_service_extension_enabled is enabled in LotusConnections-config.xml set <genericProperty name="visitorModelEnabled">true</genericProperty> to true <sloc:serviceReference profiles_directory_service_extension_enabled="true" serviceName="directory"/>" IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 17. © 2014 IBM Corporation17 Enabling External users in Connections ➢ Disable Anonymous Access for the Connections Instance ➢ Register external users into the Profiles DB ➢ Set employee.extended role ➢ For users to create external ➢ communities or to share with ➢ external users, their ➢ employee.extended role must ➢ be set through the Profiles API Sample XML for setting employee.extended role URI: /profiles/admin/atom/profileRoles.do <?xml version="1.0"?> <feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <id>RoleFeed-sample-1</id> <entry> <id>employee</id> </entry> </feed> <?xml version="1.0"?> <feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <id>RoleFeed-sample-2</id> <entry> <id>employee.extended</id> </entry> </feed> <?xml version="1.0"?> <feed xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom"> <id>RoleFeed-sample-3</id> <entry> <id>external.user</id> </entry> </feed> IBM Connections : External Collaboration
  • 18. © 2014 IBM Corporation18 ➢ Find the content you’re looking for ➢ Thumbnails allow for quick scanning of a document’s first page ➢ Users get an idea of file contents from first page preview and don't need to click and view file until needed ➢ Get more information, without leaving the page ➢ Easy thumbnail on hover to see additional information on each file ➢ Hidden when not necessary, but available when you want them ➢ Important information like Externally shared, public, private etc visible on the front of the thumbnail ➢ Quick access to file download from the thumbnail IBM Connections : Files
  • 19. © 2014 IBM Corporation19 ➢ Preview files before you download ➢ Users get a an idea of file contents from first page preview and don't need to click and view file until needed ➢ Navigate through content, in context ➢ Within a collection of files users can jump from one to the next; effortlessly browsing many files with detail ➢ Sift through many files to find the one you need IBM Connections : Files
  • 20. © 2014 IBM Corporation20 ➢ IBM File Viewer ➢ Available as a Catalog download (1.0.6) ➢ Required for generating document previews for thumbnails ➢ File Conversion ➢ All new files have thumbnail previews ➢ Supported file types are office, openoffice, and images ➢ (.doc,.docx,.ppt,.pptx,.xls,.xlsx,.odt,.ods,.odp, .jpg,.png,.bmp, .gif,) ➢ PDF support coming soon ➢ Admin must run a 'wsadmin' task to generate previews for existing content wsadmin>FilesThumbnailService.generateForAllFiles() IBM Connections : Files
  • 21. © 2014 IBM Corporation21 ➢ Sync to the native mobile app ➢ Synchronize files between your Connections files repository, ➢ your desktop file system, and your mobile devices. ➢ Bandwidth can be tapered to WiFi only ➢ Desktop File sync ➢ Round trip editing with local changes updated automatically ➢ Save directly to Connections from any desktop app ➢ Access the latest version available at all times ➢ Sync work by pushing files to your desktop ➢ Mark files you want to access offline from the web UI IBM Connections : Files
  • 22. © 2014 IBM Corporation22 IBM Connections : Files
  • 23. © 2014 IBM Corporation23 ➢ Works for Personal Files ➢ Available on Desktop, iOS, Android ➢ Requires Windows 7 or Windows 8 ➢ Updated plug-in will be available from Catalog.lotus.com soon— “IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins” IBM Connections : Files
  • 24. © 2014 IBM Corporation24 Connections 5.0 : Files
  • 25. © 2014 IBM Corporation25 Connections 5.0 : Additional features ➢ Activity Stream algorithm provides more relevant information ➢ View all of your notifications in one area ➢ Link Previews summarize content without visiting it
  • 26. © 2014 IBM Corporation26 ➢ People Typeahead ➢ Just type to search for expertise by keyword or name. Relevancy is determine by the user’s social graph. ➢ Activity Stream Search ➢ Search activity stream to find messages and content ➢ Custom Landing Pages ➢ Community Managers can customize what users see when they arrive in a community. ➢ Rich Text Editor (Ephox EditLive!) ➢ Additional install of Ephox EditLive! ➢ Copy and Paste of images ➢ Expanded @mentions ➢ Consistent @mentions to bring users into the conversation in Ideation Blogs, Blog Comments, and more IBM Connections : 5.0
  • 27. © 2014 IBM Corporation27 ➢ Open Office 4.0 Integration ➢ Seamlessly include files you’ve created in OpenOffice right into your Connections instance ➢ Sametime 9 Integration ➢ Collaborate in Context with click to chat, click to call, click to meet ➢ Consistent identity, photo, and files across service ➢ Share from Connections Files into a meeting room or chat ➢ Embedding the Activity Stream ➢ Leverage the activity stream in any OpenSocial Container ➢ OOTB integration with WebSphere Portal and Notes 9.0 Social ➢ Edition ➢ IBM Docs ➢ Preview, present and print files without downloading ➢ Real time co-editing in a web based editor IBM Connections : 5.0
  • 28. © 2014 IBM Corporation28 Social Business Toolkit
  • 29. © 2014 IBM Corporation29 Social Business Toolkit ● IBM Social Business Platform – Standards based support e.g. REST, OAuth, OpenSocial, … – Highly scalable and available deployment options – High barrier to entry for application developers ● Social Business SDK simplifies this – Samples versus Documentation – Configuration versus Coding – Virtual Image versus Deployment ● Social Business SDK an Open Source Project – Transparent development – Continuous releases – External contributions
  • 30. © 2014 IBM Corporation30 Social Business Toolkit ● Let developers add social capabilities to their applications in minutes – Through the consumption of ready to use code libraries – Not a new set of APIs, but helpers on top of the existing APIs – Illustrated by many comprehensive examples that can simply be copy/paste to existing applications – Established developer patterns for social business ● Target the broader range of developers – Focus on web technologies: HTML, JavaScript and CSS – But also support Java developers, and more over time – Support on-premises and cloud deployments ● Let developers experiment the SDK and related examples using a web based application, known as the “developer playground” ● Delivered as an open source project (Apache 2.0 license) and available on GitHub (https://github.com/OpenNTF/SocialSDK) – External contributions will be accepted – Supported using a community on developerWorks: http://bit.ly/ibmsbtcommunity – Releases on OpenNTF: http://ibmsbt.openntf.org
  • 31. © 2014 IBM Corporation31 Social Business Toolkit ● IBM Social Business Platform – Standards based support e.g. REST, OAuth, OpenSocial, … – Highly scalable and available deployment options – High barrier to entry for application developers ● Social Business SDK simplifies this – Samples versus Documentation – Configuration versus Coding – Virtual Image versus Deployment ● Social Business SDK an Open Source Project – Transparent development – Continuous releases – External contributions
  • 32. © 2014 IBM Corporation Sample Applications OpenSocial Support Security Code Snippets Language Bindings Developer Playground DocumentationServer Assets Pre-configured Tomcat Reusable Dijits Quick Start Image Social Business Toolkit
  • 33. © 2014 IBM Corporation33 Social Business Toolkit  Saves application developers from writing cumbersome, static code ● Isolates various characteristics related to connectivity to social services, outside of the code ● Makes it easy to switch between multiple environments (production, development, test...) ● Isolates complexity related to authentication mechanisms ● The application code is agnostic of the underlying authentication mechanism. ● No more hard coded passwords in the code! ● Comes with a secure credentials store ● Complex authentication flows are handled seamlessly by the SDK ● Currently supports OAuth 1.0a, OAuth 2.0 and Basic authentication. ● SSO (LTPA, SAML) will be supported as well  Provides easy to use objects with many code examples ● Low level APIs for directly consuming the REST services ● Higher level objects with advanced capabilities (caching, …) ● Hide some platform specific requirements (ex: OpenSocial xhr API, Portlet APIs...)
  • 34. © 2014 IBM Corporation34 Social Business Toolkit This sample uses Java API to get communities of user from IBM Connections Same consumer code when specifies an endpoint can connect to a different server using different authentication mechanism Uses default endpoint
  • 35. © 2014 IBM Corporation JavaScript API to get communities of user from IBM Connections – SDK is included with a single line of code – A script tag pointing to the toolkit, And use any of the APIs ● <script type="text/javascript" src="/library?endpoints=connections,smartcloud,domino"></script> – Uses existing libraries (Dojo...) under the cover,but exposes a library agnostic API Social Business Toolkit
  • 36. © 2014 IBM Corporation JavaScript API to get communities of user from IBM Connections – SDK is included with a single line of code – A script tag pointing to the toolkit, And use any of the APIs ● <script type="text/javascript" src="/library?endpoints=connections,smartcloud,domino"></script> – Uses existing libraries (Dojo...) under the cover,but exposes a library agnostic API Social Business Toolkit
  • 37. © 2014 IBM Corporation Social Business Toolkit #ibmsbt /OpenNTF/SocialSDK http://ibmsbt.openntf.org/ http://bit.ly/ibmsbtcommunity http://bit.ly/VyedAB Product documentation in wikis http://bit.ly/sbtplayground
  • 38. © 2014 IBM Corporation38 Got Questions ? IBM India Private Limited DLF Silokhera Sector-30, Gurgaon India Mob : +91-995888 0743 mkataria@in.ibm.com www.ibm.com/in Manish Kataria Advisory Software Engineer ICS - Smartcloud