Expand collaboration with more community file storage up to 5 GB
Now the file storage for communities is 5 GB. You can share, edit and collaborate on a broader range of content with this dramatically expanded capacity. Previously, community file storage was limited to 500 MB.
Find the content you need faster with File thumbnails
File thumbnails are brand new. Focus on collaborating, not searching. Hover over a file to get a preview and view more details.
Quickly find content you need with file previews
You can preview content directly in context with the ability to preview a large thumbnail of the file.
Focus attention where it matters with link previews and #hashtags in comments
Now you can use #hashtags in comments in status updates. Previously, #hashtags were available in status updates only.
Paste images directly into Community Blogs and Wikis
Focus on more content creation and less formatting with images in Community Blogs and Wikis. Now use rich images in blogs and wikis with fewer clicks with the ability to copy and paste images directly into the rich text editor. Previously multiple steps were required to load images, and format them.
Drive attention and increase participation with @mentions
The use of @mentions invites others to respond to your post and encourages a more engaging conversation. Now you can call attention to important content and ideas in community wikis by using @mentions in comments. Previously this capability was only available in status updates and community blogs and ideation.
Draw attention to important Community files with folders
Create folders directly in the community to better organize important content.
Expand innovation with multiple ideation blogs in communities
Now you can spark ideas across multiple topics with the ability to have different topics for ideation blogs. You can see multiple topics on the Ideation Blogs tab or all ideas on the Ideas tab. Previously, only the single ideation blog was shown.
Other new and noteworthy updates for SmartCloud Engage and SmartCloud Connections.
Calendar details for SmartCloud Notes users
When you schedule a meeting or use a group calendar, you can now click a block of busytime in someone's calendar to see details about the calendar entry.
Group calendar for SmartCloud Notes web users
You can now use group calendars to see the busytime and free time of all people in a group. To create a group calendar, from your calendar, click the Group Calendar
view in the navigator, and then click New
Mail enhancements for SmartCloud Notes web Internet Explorer users
If you are an IBM SmartCloud
® web user who uses Internet Explorer, your administrator can enable the IBM
® iNotes® Control (also known as ActiveX). This control provides additional mail features to you.
Notes buttons visible to SmartCloud Notes web users
If an IBM Notes
user sends you an email with an embedded rich-text button that activates an application, you can now see the button so that you are aware of it. You can activate the button from a Notes
Notes ID import for SmartCloud Notes web users
You can now import your IBM Notes
ID. When you are done, you can use IBM SmartCloud Notes
web to sign mail, read encrypted mail, and recall messages.
Update online meetings with SmartCloud Notes web
There are two new options for online meetings in SmartCloud Notes
SmartCloud Notes web shows information bar for searches in unread mail
SmartCloud Notes web shows an information bar that displays search results for your unread mail view. Dismissing the search bar returns you to see the inbox view.
New audio conferencing and meeting reports available
Now users and organization administrators can get detailed reports of audio conferencing and web meetings in Comma Separated Value (CSV) format. CSR administrators can get summary by organization reports in HTML and CSV formats.
Change your chat status and share your screen faster in Meetings
There's a new feature that lets you change your chat availability status while you are in a meeting. Click the icon next to your name in the banner of the Meetings (New) room to change your status. Any change you make will be reflected in your chat status in SmartCloud.
Mobile: Read a blog
Flip through Blogs and Ideation Blogs to stay up to date with the latest content.
Mobile: Drive more participation in Community Blogs
Now you can like and comment on blogs to participate in the conversation.
Mobile: Edit and manage Community Events
Now you can edit and manage community events on smartphones and tablets running iOS. Previously, this capability was available on the Android platform only.
Mobile: View recently visited content with one tap
The brand new history view gives you a one-tap access to recently visited content that matters to you. Available on tablets and mobile phones.
Mobile: Personalize your navigation and set favorites
Reorder the navigation anyway you want. Eliminate what you don't need.
Administration: Improved user search in SmartCloud Notes
To perform user administration tasks through IBM SmartCloud Notes
Administration, you search for the users to act on. Now, you can do multiple searches and the names you select in previous search results stay selected. This way, you can act on selected users from multiple search results at one time.
Administration: Readers lists to limit access to groups in SmartCloud Notes
In hybrid environments, the service now honors Readers lists in on-premises directory groups to restrict group access. For example, a Readers list comes in handy if you have a large mailing group that you want to allow only a few users to send mail to.
Administration: Set password access to applications
IBM provides an enhanced security feature for mobile users. If an organization is using IP address ranges to control mobile access, yet needs to allow some users to bypass these restrictions, the SmartCloud application password offers an additional layer of protection for users logging into the cloud.
Administration: Customize application password expiration to better align with organizational security preferences
Application passwords provide enhanced security for mobile users when your organization is using IP address ranges to control mobile access, yet needs to allow some users to bypass these restrictions. You can allow users to set application passwords for SmartCloud Notes, SmartCloud Connections, SmartCloud Meetings, and Chat.
Administration: Name finder options are automatically available
Administrators are no longer required to contact Support if they want to enable the Standard or Advanced name finder options.
Administration: Selectively transfer mail files in hybrid environments
When you transfer existing mail files to the service, you can choose whether to transfer full mail files or to selectively transfer just some of the content. Selective transfer is helpful for expediting the transfer of large mail files and also for preventing large mail files from exceeding the mail file quota in the service.