What's new in Connections?

HCL Connections 7.0 gives collaboration a boost with these new features and enhancements.

Tailor your community experience

Quickly create a community that fit your purpose:

  • Creation wizard makes community setup easy
  • Choose from templates with prepopulated content to support your specific objective.
  • Highlights page is now the standard landing page for new communiities, and is even easier to lay out and customize. Easily add widgets from the traditional Overview page as well as Highlights widgets.

Use Connections and Microsoft Teams together

New integrations with Microsoft Teams save you time from both ends!

From Connections:
Awareness icons for a person's name open a direct chat in Teams.
Share a Connections page as a post in a Teams channel
From Teams:
A new Messaging Extensions icon in the conversation toolbar lets you easily find Connections files or other recently visited content and share a link to the channel.
Add a Connections community app as a tab in your channel so that content from Files, recent updates, Highlights, or a wiki, blog, or forum are never more than a click away.

To learn more, see Using Connections and Microsoft Teams together.

Roundtrip editing for Connections Files

If you have the HCL Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows installed and configured, you can check out a file, edit it locally with up to the latest versions of Microsoft Office, and then check it back into Connections. See Editing a Connections file in Microsoft Office.

Add SharePoint to your community

Add the SharePoint app to a community for convenient access to Microsoft SharePoint documents and folders.

Export and print content as .pdf

Turn your Connections content into a .pdf file for easy distribution and printing. For example, export individual pages from a standalone wiki, or export an entire community blog. For more information, see Exporting app content as a PDF and Enabling your community's PDF export access.

Interested in Connections Mobile?

Check out the App Store for iOS or Google Play for Android for the latest information and release.