HCL Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows

Use the plug-ins to share files and information between Microsoft™ Windows™ applications and HCL Connections or Connections Multi-tenant.

The following features are available from Microsoft Windows Explorer:
  • Upload local files from Windows Explorer or from your desktop
  • Share uploaded files with people, communities, or folders in Connections
  • Work on files locally and publish them to Files, Communities, Activities, or Wikis
  • View people's contact details and get in touch with them
  • Pin, follow, or like files and folders
  • View or contribute comments for a file
  • Lock a file when you are editing it to prevent file conflicts
  • View and restore files from the trash
  • Share folders with Communities
  • Use sync capabilities to keep local copies of files synchronized with exact copies on the server.
  • Use document management capabilities to upload, manage, organize, and collaborate on community files in libraries. To use this feature, Filenet Document Management capabilities must be deployed.
  • Transfer ownership of files
The following features from Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint):
  • Features added to Word:
    • Add a document to Files or Communities
    • Attach a document to an Activity or Wiki page
    • Publish a document to a Blog entry
    • Search for content in HCL Connections
  • Additional Word features (Connections only):
    • Add someone's profile information into a document
    • Add a bookmark from HCL Connections into a document
    • Add a URL from a document as a bookmark in HCL Connections
  • Features added to PowerPoint:
    • Add a presentation to Files or Communities
    • Attach a presentation to an Activity or Wiki page
    • Search for content in HCL Connections
  • Features added to Excel:
    • Add a spreadsheet to Files or Communities
    • Attach a spreadsheet to an Activity or Wiki page
    • Search for content in HCL Connections

You have two options for installing the plug-in. Individual users can install the plug-in, or you can perform a silent installation to install the plug-in for a group of users.