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Fine-tune HCL Connections to your needs - Jan Valdman, Whitesoft

Fine-tune HCL Connections to your needs - Jan Valdman, Whitesoft

Let'sConnect Connects Virtual May 2021

Fine-tune HCL Connections to your needs

Once you finish installation of HCL Connections, there are dozens of features you can enable or disable in so called post-installation steps. Unfortunately many of the useful features are not enabled by default and therefore missed by many admins to the detriment of users. In this session we will walk through most of the features and advice how to make Connections users engaged and happy.

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May 18, 2021
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  1. O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E
    May 11, 2021
    Fine tune Connections to your needs
    Jan Valdman, Whitesoft
    @jan_valdman

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  2. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E
    Introduction

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  3. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Agenda
    • What are user-faced configuration options
    in Connections
    • Where is the configuration stored
    • Non-technical session
    • Intermediate

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  4. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    About me
    • Manager in Whitesoft
    • Connections addict
    • PM / architect / admin
    • „WebSphere“ guy – troubleshooter
    • Let‘s Connect staff 2013+
    • IBM Champion 2014-2019
    • HCL Ambassador 2019+

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  5. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E
    Introduction (a bit technical)

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  6. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Why fine-tune Connections?
    • Cool features with every version or CR
    • We have a checklist..
    • Many configurations are lost during
    uogrades
    • Every customer has a different versions or
    settings

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  7. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Where is configuration stored?
    • WAS artefacts
    • Connections XML files
    • Theme JSP+CSS files
    • Webserver (+plugin) config file
    • Connections DB

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  8. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    wsadmin

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  9. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Edit XML files

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  10. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Gatekeeper

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  11. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    General settings
    • Enable disable application
    • such as metrics
    • Change application URL
    • Anonymous access to applications
    • ACL in general

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  12. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E
    Homepage

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  13. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Top bar
    • Logo
    • Extra menu items
    • Logout

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  14. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Language Selector
    • Allow switching of languages
    • (does not work for Docs)

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  15. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Typeahead Search
    • Typeahead only in Communities
    • Install SOLR or Elastic Search

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  16. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    E-mail notification
    • Enable custom templates
    • Profile photos

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  17. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
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    Files

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  18. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Enable Docs
    • Enable online editors for DOC, XLS and
    PPT
    • If you have license…

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  19. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Roundtrip editing
    • Edit files via desktop Conenctors
    • Not enabled by default

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  20. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Allow preview of old Office files
    • Also needs to be enabled

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  21. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Enable filesync
    • Sync files accross dekstops
    • Only for personal files

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  22. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Upgrade file upload limits
    • Default value is nowadays low
    • Up to 2 GB

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  23. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Change file quotas
    • For personal libraries
    • For community libraries

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  24. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Enable richtext editors
    • Instead of plaintext editors
    • For certain little parts of Connections

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  25. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
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    Profiles

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  26. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Allow External Users
    • Not enabled by default

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  27. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Customize attributes
    • Add custom
    • Manage visibility

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    Communities

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  29. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Enable surveys
    • Must be installed separatedly

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  30. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Mail Community
    • Enable to send email to all members

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  31. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E O-N-L-I-N-E
    Blogs

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  32. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Enable moderation
    • Pre-moderation
    • Post-moderation

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  33. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Increase file limits
    • Each blog has its own storage

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  34. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
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    Forums

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  35. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Enable non-members to comment
    • Quite interesting…

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  36. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Enable reply-by-mail
    • Can be useful …sometimes

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  37. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
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    Sumammary

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  38. Let’s Connect O-N-L-I-N-E March 16, 2021
    Conclusion
    • Useful features
    • Many technical settings
    • Study product documentation
    • For your version!
    • Check AHA

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