IBM Connections Tip #3: IBM Connections Plugins for IBM Notes

Notes9-thumbnailA lot has been said about the future of IBM Notes and Domino lately, but the truth of the matter is that there are still lots of Notes clients out there that are still heavily in use.

There are also IBM Notes customers who are using IBM Connections. Because of this, IBM has created a plugin that makes it easy for you to share content from IBM Notes and into Connections, and the other way around.

In the plugin you can post and interact with your activity (news stream), as well as with a persons profile and business card. You can drag attachments from emails and drop them straight into Connections (both into your personal files as well as as into a community’s files). You can also interact with, comment on and share files from the plugin.

Connections logoYou can also work with Activities directly from IBM Notes. Personally I prefer working with activities inside the Notes client to the cumbersome GUI in the web browser. You can drag and drop elements internally inside the activities, as well as drag and drop emails, Notes documents and attachments straight into an activity.

In short: The IBM Notes plugin for IBM Connections is a great tool, with a lot of great features. It has increased my own productivity in Notes and Connections a great deal. But I’ve seen a lot of people asking on Greenhouse and in other forums whether a manual exists. And it doesn’t. Until now.

I’ve therefore created a complete manual on how to use the IBM Connections plugin for IBM Notes. You can download it here.

Please let me know if you find any errors, spelling mistakes or things that are outdated because of upgrades to the plugin. Constructive feedback is welcome.

11 thoughts on “IBM Connections Tip #3: IBM Connections Plugins for IBM Notes”

  1. Nice. But I do not understand why the connections plugin for outlook does look way much better than that one for ibm notes, that is ibm should still work on.

    1. Yeah, I agree wholeheartidly with you there. The Outlook plugin is really beautiful and has a lot more functionality. In addition you can be connected to several sites in the plugin. In Notes you can only be connected to one site.

      However, the Outlook plugin’s biggest flaw is that it doesn’t support Activities and tagging of files.

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