Attention: There is a new version of this plug-in that provides significant improvements in functionality. The IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows provides more seamless integration between Microsoft Office, Outlook and Explorer and IBM Connections. We strongly recommend upgrading to the new plug-in.
Use the IBM® Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft™ Windows™ to share files from your desktop with IBM Connections colleagues.
The IBM Connections Files plug-in lets you upload files from your desktop to IBM Connections. After installing the application you can:
Upload files for your own use or to share with others
Post a file to a community or an activity
Drag and drop a file from your desktop to IBM Connections Files or Communities
View and manage versions
Publish drafts to IBM Connections from the Drafts monitor
Open IBM Connections in a browser to have full access to the features
Note: If you previously installed any version of the IBM Connections Plug-in for Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows, installing this plug-in silently removes the Microsoft Explorer features from the older plug-ins. You do not need to uninstall previous versions.
You have two options for installing the plug-in. Individual users can install the plug-in, or you can perform a silent installation to install the plug-in for a group of users.
Performing a user installation
Users can install the IBM Desktops Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows following these steps.
Performing a silent installation
Administrators can silently upgrade or install the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-ins for Microsoft Windows from the command prompt. Installing the connectors silently bypasses user involvement in the process other than to ensure that the applications that the connectors work with are the proper versions.
Repairing or removing the Files plug-in
Users experiencing problems with the plug-in can use the Repair function to correct it or use the Remove feature to uninstall the plug-in.
Preferences and policies for the Connections Desktop plug-in
Set preferences and policies to control how users interact with the IBM Connections Desktop Plug-in for Microsoft Explorer.
Parent topic: Installing plug-ins