IBM Connections Cloud enhancements for August 2015
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IBM has released what's new for IBM Connections Cloud for August 2015. Here is some of the updates:
Send Encrypted Mail (available on or after August 31)
IBM Verse now offers the ability to send signed and/or encrypted mail from within the Verse client experience.
Updates to Needs Action and Waiting For (available on or after August 31)
The sort order for messages with due dates in the Needs Action and Waiting For message lists has changed. The messages now sort with the nearest due date at the top of the list. This follows the pattern of other message lists which sort with most current messages at the top.
File Viewer updates (available on or after August 31)
A new feature in IBM Verse allows subscribers to open attachments or links in a new browser window, so they can work in Verse and preview files and links at the same time. Another new capability, the "Upload to Files" button has also been added to the viewer, allowing subscribers to upload direct to their cloud files
Team Analytics Updates (available on or after August 31)
- The Team Analytics UI has been updated to improve the user experience. Changes include:
- Adding the number of addresses to the information in the header of the Team Analytics display, for example: PEOPLE ON THIS MESSAGE (11)
- Changing the contents of a bubble when a photo is not available from a silhouette to showing initials
- Making your location in the report to chain more prominent by adding a “You” graphic just below your location.
- Updating the layout of the grid for individuals who are external to your organization or not included in the report to chain and making it collapsible
Open Notes applications from Verse and SmartCloud Notes web (available on or after August 17)
Subscribers that open messages containing Lotusscript or Formula language buttons will see a message at the top of the message such as "This message contains content that needs to be viewed using IBM Notes or IBM Client Application Access". Once the subscriber clicks the "Open" button, the message will be opened in IBM Notes or IBM Client Application Access (ICAA). This feature is disabled by default. You enable it through the new option, Allow browser users to open messages with scripted elements, in the Email & Calendar Options page of IBM SmartCloud Administration.
Business cards help identify correct mail recipient (available on or after August 31)
Now you can open the business card of any suggested name in type ahead to make sure you're addressing the right person.
Audio and Video Chat in Web Experience (available on or after August 22)
Audio and video has been added to chat in SmartCloud Notes Web. Now you can see and hear colleagues for more effective communication.
Name Picker available from anywhere (available on or after August 18)
The name picker, which allows you to pick addresses from a corporate directory, is now available for forms outside of Mail and Calendar. In addition, the name picker allows you to add multiple criteria to quickly narrow down the search results and find the specific person you are searching for.
The name picker is available for To Do, Group Calendar, and Preferences, among other locations.
Only subscribers who use “Standards mode” will see this change.
Return Receipt support for SMTP mail for SmartCloud Notes and Verse (available on or after August 31)
SmartCloud Notes and Verse users can now use return receipts when sending email outside of the organization. You can now send a message to someone outside of your immediate organization and when that person opens the message, a return receipt is generated and sent back to confirm receipt of the message. This was previously only available between users inside the same organization.
Administrators can use API to upload ID files to vault (available on or after August 17)
Administrators and developers now have the capability to automate the upload of Notes ID files for Verse and SmartCloud Notes users into the ID Vault by using a REST API.
Administrators can control access to mail files from administrator interface (available on or after August 17)
Company administrators can now control access to mail files through the Users page of the IBM SmartCloud® Notes® administration interface.
Previously, IBM services needed to review, and then apply the template to the users. Administrators can now make the ACL changes directly against the mail file, saving them time and money.
Chat from the navigation bar (available on or after August 22)
You can now get to chat options directly from the top navigation bar.
Move communities for better organization (available on or after August 22)
A new feature supports the ability to move communities - either standalone communities to sub-communities of another parent community or from a sub-community to a parent community.
Access File Preview from more places (available on or after August 22)
IBM has expanded how you can access file preview. When you click on a file link from wikis, blogs, and forums, the file preview will open.
Updated Login Experience
A new streamlined image will be shown during login or logout.
Read more about these enhancements right here
See the previous IBM Connections Cloud enhancement posts right here (and previous SmartCloud naming ones) on IdoNotes