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HCL Connections Roadmap

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November 01, 2022

HCL Connections Roadmap

With the release of Connections Cedar now available, let's focus on what we are working on for the next releases, aka Juniper, Sequoia and Spruce. We are going to bring a number of significant updates to Connections and we would like to give you a preview of when you will be available to roll them out!

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November 01, 2022
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  1. 1 People power your business. Connections powers your people.

  2. Copyright © 2020 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com Customer Presentation

    2 Connections Presentation | October 2022 HCL’s statements regarding its plans, directions, and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice and at HCL’s sole discretion. Information regarding potential future products is intended to outline our general product direction and it should not be relied on in making a purchasing decision. The information mentioned regarding potential future products is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality. Information about potential future products may not be incorporated into any contract. The development, release, and timing of any future features or functionality described for our products remains at our sole discretion. Performance is based on measurements and projections using standard HCL benchmarks in a controlled environment. The actual throughput or performance that any user will experience will vary depending upon many factors, including considerations such as the amount of multiprogramming in the user’s job stream, the I/O configuration, the storage configuration, and the workload processed. Therefore, no assurance can be given that an individual user will achieve results similar to those stated here. René Schimmer Product Manager Employee Experience [email protected]
  3. 3 Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com In

    just a few hours…
  4. 4 | Technology for the next decade, today Announcing HCL

    Connections Cedar Enjoy hybrid work. Be connected.
  5. 5 | Technology for the next decade, today Introducing Connections

    Cedar Reimagined User Experience Supercharged Search Ubiquitous Sharing • Intuitive, modern navigation and design • Prominent Search/Sharing for instant results and one- click sharing • Enables customization while maintaining consistency • One-click access on every page: ⎼ Upload and share a file ⎼ Share content inside Connections or through third party services (e.g., Sametime, Teams) • Streamlined search UI • Recent searches and quick-results • Clear results – simplified filtering ensures relevant results 5 Connections Presentation | October 2022
  6. 6 | Technology for the next decade, today Connections v8

    ⎼ Navigation reimagined Go beyond… Tap into your network 2nd, 3rd level navigation for Connections apps are consistent and intuitive Navigation puts focus on consistency • Configurable logo, color and environment name. • Always-present search bar with updated search. experience from start-to-find. • Left main navigation with access to key apps. • Important-to-Me bar now always to the right. 6 Connections Presentation | October 2022
  7. 7 | Technology for the next decade, today Connections v8

    ⎼ Supercharged search Centrally located search bar • Always in the same spot, the search bar changes context to the current app. • Newly designed results page for visual and intuitive filtering of results. 7 Connections Presentation | October 2022
  8. 8 | Technology for the next decade, today Connections v8

    ⎼ Ubiquitous Sharing • Any page can be shared within Connections, Sametime, or Teams. • Share with People or Communities ⎼ permissions enforced on private content. Easily share currently viewed page 8 Connections Presentation | October 2022
  9. 9 | Technology for the next decade, today 9 9

    Connections Presentation | October 2022 Features Build out your network and locate experts Create compelling Communities from scratch or utilize existing templates Reimagine your collaborative experience Benefits Quickly find the answers you need while unlocking the full potential of your business network. Bring everyone together in purpose-built Communities ⎼ get teams and projects up and running 80% faster. Collaborate faster with fewer clicks and an intuitive user experience, saving time and promoting user adoption. Increase information velocity Make new ideas and best practices go viral with new pervasive sharing experience. Frustration-free search Perform context-sensitive searches with intuitive filtering and one- click access to recent searches, relevant content. Onboard new users with ease and get them engaged faster Smart on-boarding wizard simplifies getting new employees quickly up-to-speed and productive. Eliminate silos ⎼ keep everyone in the loop Extend Connections access to external users to keep project teams better connected. Capture knowledge and manage expertise Create forums, curate and tag content with additional context, and capture knowledge that is fully searchable. Drive collaboration with Connections
  10. Connections Releases Features 6.0 2017 CR3-4 2018 CR5-6 2019 6.5

    2019 CR1 2020 C7 2020 C8 2022 New Navigation and customizable look and feel • New Search UX • Universal Upload and Share • Export to PDF • • Community templates and creation wizard • • Microsoft Teams, SharePoint, Outlook and Office integration • • Connections Mail • • • Connections Sidebar for embedding in any website • • • • Touchpoint for improved onboarding • • • • Easily invite external users • • • • Activities Plus to manage tasks and actions more effectively • • • • Create Community on mobile devices • • • • • Transfer File Ownership • • • • • Wiki and Community UI Improvements • • • • • Share file via link, Lock wiki to avoid edit conflicts • • • • • • New layout, deduplication of newsletters and email alerts • • • • • • UI Enhancements: Clean, modern theme; Highlights Community overview page; redesigned community catalog • • • • • • Orient Me home page • • • • • • • Enhanced designs for Community homepages and top navigation; Copy community layout • • • • • • • My Drive sync files and folders to desktop • • • • • • •
  11. Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com

  12. 12 Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com 2023

    Sequoia Juniper Cedar(v8) 2024 2022 CNX Evergreen Releases Velocity Innovation Common Services Spruce …
  13. Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com 13 HCL

    Connections Roadmap - Innovation Subject to change Connections Evergreen ongoing 2023+ INFRASTRUCTURE: Making it easier to run Connections and keeping it current with required stack components. COMMUNITY FOCUS: Supporting Community owners to create engaging and up to date experiences for their Community. BETTER TOGETHER: Improve existing integrations and add new ones to augment and complete the experience. Release Cadence: A shorter time between releases with smaller scope and deployment effort giving end-users continuous improvements. Infrastructure: Modernize underlying components. Simplified Installation: Ongoing effort to improve process, documentation, steps required to get to a full deployment. Other: Help with GDPR compliance (DPTK)
  14. Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com ongoing 2023+

    Support GDPR regulations to acknowledge a persons’ right to access and erasure of data Data Privacy Toolkit • Find HCL Connections user profiles and related content • Overview of profile’s personal information (PI) • Content involving user (posted, updated, mentioned) • Adjust the search • Apply search scopes (keywords, timeframe, type) • Filter results list • Pseudonymize user profiles manually or automated • Export the report results • Actions will be logged for retracing • Print reports as PDF or CSV HCL Connections Roadmap - Innovation
  15. Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com 15 Subject

    to change Connections Evergreen ongoing 2023+ INFRASTRUCTURE: Making it easier to run Connections and keeping it current with required stack components. COMMUNITY FOCUS: Supporting Community owners to create engaging and up to date experiences for their Community. BETTER TOGETHER: Improve existing integrations and add new ones to augment and complete the experience. Communities are at the heart of the Connections domain – continued focus on bringing more features to Community management and key applications. Lifecycle: Guide the Community through its lifecycle, from draft, live, to archive. Members: Better manage and organize members. Admin-like Tools: Manage community, content, people. Wiki Approval: Support for workflows in Wikis. HCL Connections Roadmap - Innovation
  16. Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com ongoing 2023+

    Workflow for Wikis Workflow for Wikis • Creation wizard with templating support • Custom wiki page actions, draft view • Activities and Activity Stream integration; get notifications about tasks • Export documents, history for compliance – PDF exports HCL Connections Roadmap - Innovation
  17. Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com 18 Subject

    to change Connections Evergreen ongoing 2023+ INFRASTRUCTURE: Making it easier to run Connections and keeping it current with required stack components. COMMUNITY FOCUS: Supporting Community owners to create engaging and up to date experiences for their Community. BETTER TOGETHER: Improve existing integrations and add new ones to augment and complete the experience. HCL Leap Create Leap applications and easily embed them in Communities. HCL Digital Experience and Volt MX Engaging employee DX sites and mobile apps bring your workforce closer. HCL Sametime New capabilities based on updated Sametime Chat and Meeting capabilities. Microsoft Teams Improve existing Teams integration based on customer feedback and availability of new APIs and functions in Teams. HCL Connections Roadmap - Innovation
  18. Copyright © 2022 HCL Technologies Limited | www.hcltechsw.com 19 Subject

    to change Velocity Innovation Common Services
  19. Thank you! 20 Connections Presentation | October 2022