No longer tagged as ‘Lotus’ Connections*, IBM have announced the release of IBM Connections 3.0.1. The focus of this release is on improvements made in media sharing capabilities, content moderation and idea sharing.

ISW have already successfully updated a number of clients with the new release, so contact us today if you would like to do the same, or if you are interested in getting started with IBM Connections.

The following was taken from the official IBM Announcement Letter.

New Capabilities

Moderating community content
Community owners are provided with new capabilities for the moderation of a community's content. These capabilities help community owners realize the benefits of active and vibrant community participation, while having the confidence of being able to moderate the content that appears in a community.

Enhancing communities with video and photo sharing
The Media Gallery feature permits the sharing of videos and photos with a community. These capabilities can help attract more visitors to a community by creating a more compelling and satisfying experience for community members.

Generating ideas within a community
The Ideation Blog feature is designed to help simplify the sharing of ideas within a community, voting on the ideas and moving the best ideas forward as projects. These new capabilities can, for example, help gather ideas from customers in a structured manner, and facilitate turning the best ideas into new services and offerings.

Integration with Enterprise Content Management (ECM) repositories
The ECM integration helps users to store, access, and edit documents residing in FileNetŪ Content Manager and IBM Content Manager from within a Community.
*IBM Lotus Connections is being renamed to IBM Connections. IBM Connections consists of social software that is enabled to take advantage of the broad capabilities in IBM's software portfolio. For example, Connections is now packaged with certain IBM Cognos Business Intelligence offerings to support integration between the two products. This naming change better aligns with that effort to create IBM solutions which involve multiple brands designed to address our customers specific business needs.