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What’s New and Coming in IBM Connections

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IBM Connections provides the platform of social tools you need to transform your organization. IBM Connections enables you to reach your customers and partners faster, drive innovation, share content and expertise, and complete work faster. In this session, we’ll describe what’s new in the brand new IBM Connections release and preview a few new features being planned for the next release. See first hand how IBM Connections can work for you and how you can embrace a “New Way To Work”.

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What’s New and Coming in IBM Connections

  1. 1. Toronto, June 6-7 2016 What’s New and Coming in IBM Connections Baan Slavens, IBM @baanslavens
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  3. 3. Please Note: • IBM’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice at IBM’s sole discretion. • Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. • The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. • The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. • Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard IBM benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here.
  4. 4. The world has changed owns no vehicles createsno content has no inventory owns no real estate
  5. 5. He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life. -Muhammad Ali
  6. 6. Source; greatideasstarthere.com
  7. 7. Changing the way people work with collaboration means… Understanding who your users are. What are their biggest pain points. What information do they need to make key decisions.
  8. 8. Source: What’s wrong with collaboration tools today: http://www.cmswire.com /cms/social- business/w hats-wrong-with-social-collaboration-tools-everythi ng-028737.php People want a modern workplace where tools help them, not hinder them
  9. 9. As we embrace the change…. We are recognized as industry leaders…. IBM is a Leader for 7 consecutive years in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace2 Leader in 3 Waves! Forrester Wave File, Sync and Share (cloud & on-prem) and Enterprise Social Platforms1 IBM is a Leader for 3 consecutive years in Aragon Research Globe for Enterprise Social Software4 IBM is the Worldwide Market Share Leader for 6 years in a row! IBM is a Leader in WW and European Enterprise Social Network MarketScapes3 1 Source: The Forrester Wave™: File Sync and Share, Q3 2013; and The Forrester Wave™: Enterprise Social Platforms, Q2 2014 2 Source: Gartner Magic Quadrant for Social Software in the Workplace, October 26, 2015 3 Source: Worldwide Enterprise Social Networks and Online Communities 2015-2019 Forecast and 2014 Vendor Shares, Doc # 257492 July 2015. IDC Marketscape: WW Enterprise Social Networks 2014 Vendor Assessment, Doc # 252332, November 2014. IDC Marketscape: European Enterprise Social Networks in 2014. Doc # LP02W December 2014. 4 Source: The Aragon Research Globe™ for Social Software, 2015: Knowledge at the Core 5 Source: Ovum Decision Matrix: Selecting an Enterprise Social Networking Product 2014, January 2014. Ovum Decision Matrix: Enterprise File Sync and Share 2014, September 2014. * Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. Leader in 2 reports! IBM is a Leader in the Ovum Decision Matrix: Enterprise Social Networking Product & Enterprise File Sync and Share, 20145
  10. 10. Agenda • IBM Connections 5.5 • IBM Connections Mobile • Planned Updates • Future
  11. 11. Toronto, June 6-72016 IBM Connections 5.5
  12. 12. Team Communications Focus your team on information they need to see Apps are responsive to allow drag-n-drop of apps between columns Ability to hide/remove all apps including Members, Bookmarks & Description to create a specialized landing page Community navigation auto- collapses to free up space for other apps Rename apps to target your audience (ex. Members > Marketing Associates)
  13. 13. Team Communications Change the layout of your Community landing page New layouts to control how the Overview page looks Edit the community description in line to make it easier to adjust content to desired location
  14. 14. Discoverable Private Communities Only the title, description and tags are shown and all other content remains protected Create private communities that others can find and requestto join
  15. 15. Organize your Community Restructure Communities as Content Grows Move a community to a sub-community or vice-versa
  16. 16. Real Time Alerts Focus on items that needs your attentions Stay up-to-date with things that require your attention
  17. 17. Nested Folders Create, view, and manage nested folders across platforms
  18. 18. Nested Folders Web Nested folder hierarchies in personal and community files Explorer / Finder – like experience with independently scrollable panes
  19. 19. Nested Folders Windows Explorer Create, view, manage, and share nested folders from your desktop Drag and drop entire folder hierarchies to and from IBM Connections
  20. 20. Nested Folders Verse Mail Integration Link to and share files and folders via email
  21. 21. Toronto, June 6-72016 IBM Connections Mobile
  22. 22. Nested Folders Mobile Create, view, and manage nested folders from your phone or iPad
  23. 23. IBM Connections Editor Tap on the Edit button to launch the IBM Connections Editor app
  24. 24. IBM Connections Editor Easily saves back to IBM Connections Full featured editing capabilities
  25. 25. Toronto, June 6-72016 Planned Updates
  26. 26. Q2 Updates Q2
  27. 27. Metrics for Communities Measure adoption and usage of IBM Connections Communities • Help community owners and admins to gauge adoption and usage of their community and IBM Connections overall • See top contributors, trends, popular content and more. • Filter reports by area (e.g. Ideation, Files, Wikis, etc) Q2 * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  28. 28. Metrics for Admins Measure adoption and usage of IBM Connections Cloud • Metrics summarize how people are using IBM Connections • Refine metrics by selecting options such as the time period to report or a particular application to focus on • Collect Global metrics about overall usage of IBM Connections, and collect Community metrics to analyze usage of a particular community Q2 * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  29. 29. Search Enhancements Find what you need, get back to what you need faster • Search has been streamlined to help you find Connections Cloud content faster and it remembers the pages you visited. • A new search icon is available regardless of where you are on the page. Open the search panel to search. Or use the panel to go back to pages you've previously visited. Q2 * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  30. 30. Files Enhancements Drag and drop for nested folders in personal or community files • Drag & drop files to nested folders: Select a file or folder and drop it onto a folder. • Performance enhancements for file sync - the server pushes file changes to client devices Q2 * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  31. 31. Desktop Plug-in Enhancements Save As, file size limits and Mac OS Q2 * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice • Save a Microsoft Office document to a nested folder for personal or community files. • Provide Connections Files Cloud and IBM Verse customers with namespace functionality • Mac plug-in: Improved context menu support within Finder
  32. 32. IBM Notes Plug-in Connections Cloud enablement of Status Updates • The IBM Notes plug-in now supports Status Updates in Connections Cloud • Stay in touch with the people in your Connections network without ever leaving Notes • Catch up with your network, leverage your social network in context • Hover over people to view their business card and quickly access their content Q2 * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  33. 33. IBM Connections Mobile Edit Multi Files with the IBM Editor • Multi-file support in the IBM Connections Editor - open more that one file at a time, copy content from one file to another. Q2
  34. 34. IBM Connections Mobile IBM Editor • Support mobile device management, mobile application management, and mobile content management solutions from Good Technology and AirWatch. • Create content directly in Blogs and Wiki’s. Edit existing content. Q2
  35. 35. IBM Connections Mobile IBM Editor • Rich Text editing in Blogs and Wikis allows users to create or edit them directly in the mobile application. • Support @mentions in Forums Q2
  36. 36. Toronto, June 6-72016 Future
  37. 37. 2H 2016 A look ahead Designs subject to change * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  38. 38. IBM Connections for Office Online Edit IBM Connections files with the Office Online Web Apps, helping organizations to integrate their social business with their Office Online expertise, enjoying the best of both platforms Round-trip editing – editfrom Connections or Office Online – it’s your choice! Automatic versioning – your changes are saved as new versions when you’re done editing * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  39. 39. SharePoint Files App in IBM Connections * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice Work with SharePoint files without having to leave IBM Connections. The new SharePoint Files app replaces the current SharePoint widget, and supports SharePoint Server 2013 (support for SP 2016 is in plan). Available on Connections Cloud and Connections 5.5 (via an IFR). Advantages of the new app include: § Edit SharePoint documents inline, using the MS Office editors on the SP site § Work with the whole SharePoint library § Easier to configure § Dynamic resizing of the iFrame § Multiple SP sites § Create documents
  40. 40. SharePoint Files App in IBM Connections * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice View, download, edit, and upload SharePoint documents from IBM Connections. Edit SharePoint folder and document properties to keep information accurate and up to date
  41. 41. SharePoint Files App in IBM Connections * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice Create SharePoint documents, using the MS Office apps on the SharePoint site.
  42. 42. Enhanced External Collaboration * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice Enhanced External Collaboration is a smarter way to manage collaboration on IBM Connections Cloud between internal and external users. We already support guests on IBM Connections Cloud and this enhancement improves the experience for users, administrators, and organizations so that collaboration with customers, partners, and suppliers is easier to set up, manage, and use.
  43. 43. Enhanced External Collaboration Control whether external collaboration is allowed or not Specify who can create content that can be shared externally Allow internal users to create communities, files, and activities that can be shared externally Gain visibility as to who invited whom, when, and from what company Prevent sharing with a user of particular email domain(s) Suspend or remove access from any Org-owned data Communicate across geographic data centers View a subset of entitlements of the users in an Org Content is owned by the Org, not the visitor No extra charges for external collaboration; unlimited visitors Bulk-invite visitors Determine what data is exposed in a visitor’s profile * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  44. 44. Enhanced External Collaboration Control whether external collaboration is allowed or not Specify who can create content that can be shared externally Allow internal users to create communities, files, and activities that can be shared externally Gain visibility as to who invited whom, when, and from what company Prevent sharing with a user of particular email domain(s) Suspend or remove access from any Org-owned data Communicate across geographic data centers View a subset of entitlements of the users in an Org Content is owned by the Org, not the visitor No extra charges for external collaboration; unlimited visitors Bulk-invite visitors Determine what data is exposed in a visitor’s profile * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  45. 45. Enhanced External Collaboration Phase 1 Migrate Guests to become Visitors Visitors can be invited from the context of content – i.e., from a community, activity, contact, or file – or from the “Invite Visitor” item on the toolbar. Bulk provisioning of visitors Graphic indicators to identify visitors and shared content An enhanced invitation mail Admin dashboard – view and revoke visitor access New APIs for adding visitors to Activities and Search * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  46. 46. * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice Expanding Collaboration IBM Connections and Box Integration • Add Box to Communities in Connections • Provide options for file sharing capabilities
  47. 47. * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice Expanding Collaboration IBM Connections and Box Integration • Select Box target folder • Folder and Files become part of the Connections Community
  48. 48. Give you clarity, control, and insights you need to confidently make informed decisions.
  49. 49. Collaboration Landing Page People and Communities important to me My tasks and things owed to me Plan my time and see what’s next My newsfeed organized by my interests and Communities * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  50. 50. Mobile Action Center • Engaged by swiping from right of each applications • Exists throughout our mobile portfolio • Combines relevant information in one space, helping the user understand what’s happening across their apps, what they need to do, and where they need to be * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  51. 51. Mobile Action Center * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  52. 52. Document Provider Extensions * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice Provide the flexibility to selecteditor of preference for IBM Connections Files
  53. 53. Mobile Search and Navigation • Navigation is simple and adaptive Users can easily navigate to the people, content and applications they access most frequently • Search is obvious and intuitive The system anticipates what the user is looking for • Keep my head above the flood of information Filter to what is important to me * Plans and designs are subject to change without notice
  54. 54. Resources Meeting the Deadline with IBM Connections Docs https://www.ibm.com/blogs/social- business/2015/09/30/meeting-the-deadline-with-ibm- connections-docs/ IBM Docs Video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUEeQmxO0j4 IBM MarketPlace http://www.ibm.com/marketplace/cloud/online-document- editor/us/en-us IBM Connections Docs Product Page http://ibm.com/software/products/en/ibmconnectionsdocs Integrating IBM Docs 2.0 with Box.com http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21981293 IBM Social Landing Page http://ibm.com/social Latest product info, research, podcasts, and more http://www.ibm.com/lotus/connections YouTube Videos https://www.youtube.com/user/IBMSocialBiz IBM Connections Team Blog http://ibmsocialsoftware.com Assets, discussion, and opinion about driving the adoption of IBM Social software http://ibm.com/blogs/socialbusiness Customer Success Stories http://www.ibm.com/social-business/us/en/customers.html Book- Doing Business with IBM Connections http://michaelsampson.net/doingbusinesswithconnections/ App Catalog http://catalog.lotus.com IBM Internal: IBM Connections Roadmap and PM community: http://bit.ly/ConnectionsRoadmap
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