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Welcome to the IBM Connections V5.5 documentation. IBM Connections is social networking software designed for the workplace. Its features help you to establish dynamic networks that connect you to the people and information you need to achieve your business goals.
Product overview
Learn how to deploy, customize, and administer the IBM® Connections social networking product.
Before installing IBM® Connections, study the system requirements, deployment options, and documentation conventions.
To install IBM® Connections, you need to follow a detailed series of procedures.
Migrating and updating
Migrate IBM® Connections and its supporting software to the latest release and then update the installation with the latest interim fixes or Cumulative Refresh (CR).
Run administration and maintenance tasks to keep your environment up-to-date. For example, learn how to customize your deployment or how to use the wsadmin utility to edit configuration files. You can also schedule tasks, maintain application databases, moderate content, or manage users and their roles.
Customize IBM® Connections to fit your environment.
IBM® Connections provides a flexible security infrastructure that supports an open, easily shareable data model.
See the IBM Connections™ Mobile documentation for Connections Cloud and Connections on-premises.
Get recommendations from the IBM Collaboration Solutions Performance team on how to configure IBM® Connections for optimal performance.
Get information about how to use the APIs provided with Connections.
Troubleshooting and support
To isolate and resolve problems with your HCL products, you can use the troubleshooting and support information. This information contains instructions for using the problem-determination resources that are provided with your IBM® products, including IBM Connections™.
Welcome to the IBM Connections V5.5 documentation, where you can find information about IBM Connections 5.5. IBM Connections is social networking software designed for the workplace. Its features help you to establish dynamic networks that connect you to the people and information you need to achieve your business goals.
Connect with others and start exchanging information and ideas.
Home page
Get the latest news and updates from your network and the wider organization.
Access the directory to find people and learn about their projects, skills, and interests. When you find a person with the expertise that you need, add them to your network. Update your own profile to keep your personal information like contact details and photo current.
An activity is a place where the people involved in a project can share information, assign tasks, and share resources like files, tools, and websites. Use an activity to organize content and prioritize tasks that are related to a project goal.
Using the Files app, you can upload, organize, share and collaborate on files easily. Files can be shared, tagged, organized in folders, and accessed from other applications, such as Activities and Communities.
Get together with people who share your interests.
Share information, brainstorm ideas, and discuss topics of mutual interest.
Create and collaborate on content in wikis.
Collect and organize bookmarks to Web sites.
You can integrate IBM® Connections applications with other products.
Connections Engagement Center
Connections Engagement Center provides the corporate office, management, and workforce with a single user experience for all communications, as well as a state of the art enterprise social collaboration features and the possibility of adding custom applications. All this runs at the office and on all mobile devices, so the entire workforce – from CEO to intern – can access this most valuable tool regardless of where they are, what their role is, or what devices they prefer.
Installing plug-ins to use IBM Connections with other applications
Enhance the other products that you use every day by making IBM® Connections applications available from them.
Using plug-ins from IBM® Connections with other products
Get help using the plug-ins that integrate the capabilities of IBM® Connections with other products.