What's new in IBM Connections 4.5Added by IBM on April 2, 2014 | Version 1
|Find out about features that are new or updated in this release of IBM® Connections.
What's new for users
For information about new features and functions in this release of IBM Connections, see What's new for users in Version 4.5?
What's new for administrators
Installation and Configuration
- The installation of IBM Connections Content Manager for the Libraries application on AIX®, Linux™, and Windows™.
- Updates to configuring IBM Connections Content Manager for Libraries
- Migration tools for Lotus Quickr for Portal and Lotus Quickr for Domino places.
- Updated system requirements (new support)
- OAuth2 support for Connections Content Manager (same cell)
- Configuring Interoperability mode is no longer mandatory when setting up federated repositories and enabling single sign-on for Domino.
IBMIBM Connections Mobile app
- You can lock the default frequency with which email digests from IBM Connections applications are sent to your users by configuring the frequencyLocked property in the notification-config.xml file. For more information, see Setting the default frequency of email digests.
- The EventLogPurgeJob task deletes old entries from the Activities events log. This task helps maintain performance and keeps the log from becoming too large. By default, it runs daily at 2 AM. You can specify the time that the log is purged and set the properties that define which entries can be deleted.
- You can now use a Files administrative command to obtain the ID of a community library using its community uuid value. The format of the command is:
- You can now exclude nicknames when adding or updating user profiles by specifying a new name.expansion property in the tdi-profiles-config.xml file.
- You can use the new mapToNameTable property in the profiles-types.xml file to specify an additional givenname or surname value for use with Profiles directory search.
- You can integrate the Profiles business card with your web application by mapping an LDAP distinguished name, using the DN parameter; in addition to the previously available user ID and email mapping options.
- The hashEmail extended attribute can be added to the map_dbrepos_from_source.properties file or profileExtension table in the tdi-profiles-config.xml file to support Profiles users in conjunction with the Microsoft™ Outlook Social Connector. For related information, see Using the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows.
- Use the NewsActivityStreamService.updateApplicationRegistrationForEmailDigest command to update a registered third-party application to enable it for email digest functionality. For more information about this command, see Registering third-party applications.
- Use the NewsEmailDigestService.refreshDefaultEmailPrefsFromConfig() command to refresh updates to the default email preferences specified in the notification-config.xml file without the need for a server restart.
- Use the new, optional parameter for the SearchService.startBackgroundIndex command to run social analytics indexing jobs at the end of the background indexing operation.
- You can configure post-filtering for the ECM service by enabling or disabling a property in the Search configuration file. Post-filtering is enabled by default.
- Use the SearchService.startBackgroundSandIndex command to create a background index for the social analytics service. Use this command to run background indexing for social analytics without having to run a full index crawl.
- By adding search to the list of modes in the Linked Library widget definition, you can enable search for content in linked libraries using FileNet P8 5.2. For more information, see Enabling search for linked libraries.
Application DevelopmentTroubleshooting and Support
For information about updates to the IBM Connections Mobile app, click the link to the operating system of your mobile device:
Parent topic: Product overview
There are new error messages for the Search application. See Search error messages
for a full list of error messages.