Use the IBM
® Connections plug-in for Microsoft
® SharePoint to bring IBM
Connections features such as searching by tag, searching by profile, and viewing business cards, into the SharePoint environment.
After an administrator installs and deploys the IBM
Connections Plug-in for Microsoft
SharePoint, users will be able to:
- Search IBM Connections Profiles to find people in your organization. If colleagues you find with a Profiles search are in your SharePoint directory, you can add them to your SharePoint group or site.
- View a colleagues IBM Connections business card to get contact and social networking information about users in your organization. From the business card, you can create a mail message to this colleague or open their blog, bookmarks or full profile.
Note: If the IBM Connections uses hidden email, the business card will not display. Also, if you are using the SharePoint plug-in with Siteminder single-sign-on and you see an error for loading data for the business card, check the security settings for your browser and make sure the setting to access data sources across domains is enabled.
- Use the tag cloud to find content stored on IBM Connections servers. Clicking a tag launches a search that matches against all Connections services. For example, clicking a new-hire tag could return a community and a blog posting.
If your administrator has also deployed the IBM
Connections Widget for Microsoft
SharePoint, you can access SharePoint files from an IBM
Using the SharePoint widgetParent topic: Using plug-ins
SharePoint documents from within an IBM
Connections community. Documents you upload to the widget from SharePoint are available to all members of the community.