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IBM Connections Plug-ins for IBM Notes 

Version: 5.5
Published by Andrei Malacinski on Apr 3, 2017
Provided by IBM
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Description: The IBM Connections Plug-ins for Lotus Notes lets you interact with Connections applications from your Notes standard client.

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The IBM Connections Plug-ins for IBM Notes are provided in a single install package. The list of plug-ins and their features is as follows:

  • Files
  • Activities
  • Business Card
  • Status Updates

 

April 2017 Update:  Listed support for IBM Connections 6.0

 

The Files plug-in provides the following features:

  • Lock/unlock files
  • Upload files for your own use or to share with others
  • Drag and drop an attached file or a file from your desktop to Files
  • Drag and drop or copy and paste a file from Files to your desktop
  • Send an HTML link to a file
  • Search for people or communities
  • Sort files for easier browsing
  • Detach the Files window from the Notes sidebar
  • Open Connections Files in a browser
  • Preference to allow specification of local cache for Files plug-in
  • IBM Connections Cloud support for the Files sidebar
  • Work with files organized in folders from within Notes.  The IBM Connections Plug-in for Notes now supports the ability to work with both personal and community owned files organized in multi-level nested folders.


 

The Activities plug-in provides the following features:

  • Collaborate on a project using the Activities sidebar
  • Display Activities to-do items in the Notes calendar
  • Bookmark a Notes document and add it to your bookmark collection in IBM Connections
  • Search across the IBM Connections applications
  • Save chat transcripts to an activity


 

The Business Card provides the following features:

  • Updated business card UX (e.g. fonts, colors, image placement, layout)
  • Show contact and status information federated from various available collaboration sources such as the IBM Sametime buddy list, IBM Connections Profiles, and the Lotus Notes Directory.
  • Find out more about the people you work with by expanding a person's business card. Click one of the IBM Connections application links in the business card to read a person's blog, download files authored by the person, browse the person's bookmark collection, or find content contributed by the person to the wikis and communities that they participate in.

 

The Status Updates plug-in provides the following features (Connections only):

  • Attach a file to a status update
  • Like / unlike a status update
  • Activity stream integration allows to monitor updates for all Connections services
  • Search by people and communities
  • Post status letting your colleagues know what you are doing
  • View status for people in your network
  • Comment on status updates
  • Delete your status or associated comments
  • Forward an update by email
  • View or post updates from the icon in the system tray when you are not working in the Notes client
  • Keep up with updates for people you follow

 

 

The IBM Connections Plug-ins for IBM Notes supports:

  • IBM Connections 5.5
  • IBM Connections 5.0
  • IBM Connections 6.0
  • IBM Connections Social Cloud (for Files, Activities, Business Card, Status Updates)
  • IBM Lotus Notes 8.5.3 FP1, FP2, FP3, FP4, FP5, FP6
  • IBM Notes 9.0.x (see Notes section below)
  • Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (32-bit, 64-bit toleration)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 (32-bit, 64-bit toleration)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit, 64-bit toleration)
  • Apple Mac OS X 10.10, 10.11, 10.12

 

Notes:

  • Connecting to IBM Connections Cloud requires IBM Notes 9.0.1 Fix Pack 6 or Fix Pack 5 Interim Fix 2 (or later fixpacks) - refer to this technote
  • IBM Connections Plug-ins for IBM Notes supports 9.0.1 Fix Pack 8 (released March 2017)
  • The signed MAC installer for the Connections Notes plug-ins cannot be customized - refer to this technote
  • If you plan to upgrade to Notes 9.0/9.0.1 on the MAC and have the Connections plugins installed, please refer to this technote before upgrading
  • The Status Updates sidebar plugin does not support IBM Connections Cloud - refer to this technote.
  • Please note: IC4.x and Microsoft Vista support is available through this version of the plugin
  • Enhancements to server preferences let you connect to a cloud server with a single click.  Support for using your organizational log-in to access the Connections Cloud server is also part of this update.  If you are already using the IBM Connections plug-in for IBM Notes to access activities on a cloud server, read this article for connection and configuration changes.
     

 

Please refer to the Connections Knowledge Center documentation for more information about deploying and using these plug-ins.

 

Link to previous monthly release of IBM Connections Plug-ins for IBM Notes

 

Updates since initial release:

 

Date

Content Details

December 4, 2012

Package contains an updated Mac installer; Windows installer & updateSiteforLinux package remain unchanged.

Added formal support for Mac 10.8 and Notes 8.5.3 FP3 clients (see related technote for Mac 10.8).

March 22, 2013

Added formal support for Notes 9.0, Windows 8 and Mac 10.8

Updated Business Card UX

June 21, 2013

Added formal support for IC4.5 CR1

Package update consisting of miscellaneous fixes and translation updates.

Oct 15, 2013

Package update consisting of miscellaneous fixes

Dec 10, 2013

Added support for IC4.5 CR3, IBM Notes 8.5.3 FP6, Mac 10.9 and Windows 8.1

March 12, 2014

Package update consisting of miscellaneous fixes

May 20, 2014

Updated non-functionals with support for IC4.5 CR4 and IBM Notes 9.0.1 FP1

June 26, 2014

Package update with PMR fix

Oct 14, 2014

Package update with fixes for Activities sync and Files

Nov 24, 2014

Misc fixes.  Removed use of SSL v3

Feb 16, 2015

Fix for Profiles BusinessCard integration and fix for uploading files to an activity on SmartCloud

Apr 16, 2015 Replaced SmartCloud references with IBM Connections Cloud
Aug 17, 2015

New preference to allow specification of local cache for Files plug-in

Oct 21, 2015 Misc defect fixes
March 22, 2016 IBM Connections Cloud support for the Files sidebar.  NFR updates
May 24, 2016

IBM Connections Cloud support for the Staus Updates sidebar

Windows 10 support

Aug 18, 2016 Supporting the ability to work with both personal and community owned files organized in multi-level nested folders.
Sep 08, 2016 Support for IBM Connections Cloud via IBM Marketplace.  
Sep 23, 2016 Support for OSX  10.12
Nov 01, 2016 Support for IBM Connections Cloud via IBM Marketplace - customers receiving entitlement to IBM Connection Cloud through the IBM Marketplace (www.ibm.com/marketplace) can use the the IBM Connections plug-ins for Lotus Notes with their IBM ID.
March 09, 2017 Support for IBM Notes 9.0.1 fp8
April 03, 2017 Support for IBM Connections 6.0

Comments

 commented on 11/9/12 9:37:15 AM
Is there a reason why I have to enter in my "credentials" every time I want to use the plug-in? It continuously asks me for my log-in and password.
 commented on 11/9/12 11:45:55 AM
Files plugin does not work on Ubuntu but the rest of the plugins seems to work well
 commented on 11/9/12 9:46:13 PM
I'm putting my feedback here, because I'm not sure where else to share it. Activities sidebar: After HackDay, I found 400+ activities added to my view, almost none of which have anything to do with the day-to-day work I manage using Activities. I am in serious need of a way to easily tune out multiple activities at once. Yes, I could go through all the activities and make only the ones I need high priority, but the point is ... I need to tune out what I don't need at all, and I don't want to have to sort through hundreds of activities each day just to find new ones that are actually relevant to me. Status updates sidebar: I really want to love this tool, but a couple of things make it difficult to use: 1) Seeing the first comment and how many people responded isn't terribly useful, particularly if I've realy read through most of the thread. Connections Glue shows me the original post, the first comment and the latest two comments. This seems a reasonable way to catch up / stay involved with conversations without having to dig too deeply. (Ideally, I should be able to specify how what I want to see ... but I know that's picky :) ) 2) I don't necessarily mind clicking to see comments on a post (see above for ideal situation), but if I do, it's annoying to have to leave the stream for a view that includes that post / comments only ... and it's REALLY annoying to, when I click "back," be returned to the TOP of the status update thread. If I'm four screens down in the thread and follow a conversation, that's a lot of scrolling, just to get back to where I was. Can I set an option to open individual threads in a new window / in the browser? Clunky, but I'd prefer that to all the scrolling to catch up. Those are my two big suggestions, for the moment ... I'll play with it more and continue to share, if I run into anything else. (Right now, for some reason the Status Updates widget isn't showing any content ... )
 commented on 11/10/12 1:18:59 PM
The plugin except the Files part works for me on my Ubuntu 12.04 box with IBM Lotus Notes 8.5 Release 8.5.3FP2. You have to follow the "specific" installation instructions for a Linux LN client as described in the LC4 Wiki. "Installing the Plug-ins on a Linux client" http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/xpDocViewer.xsp?lookupName=IBM+Connections+4.0+documentation#action=openDocument&res_title=Installing_the_IBM_Connections_Plugins_for_Lotus_Notes_ic40&content=pdcontent
 commented on 11/12/12 3:41:49 AM
Is updatesite really "Linux only"? I would like to place this plugin to our widget directory so it will be installed centrally, will it work for Windows too?
 commented on 11/12/12 3:59:13 AM
@Marco I have checked that guide but it doesn't work. The first point "log in as an administrator" I do not know how to perform, if I start Lotus Notes as root or using sudo it complains "Do not run as root" and then quit.
 commented on 11/12/12 10:08:17 AM
Hi, impossible for me to install the Plug-ins on my Lotus Notes 8.5.3 with Plug-ins Connections 3 on a Mac OS 10.6.8. I changed the addon_configuration.plist before but the program installer tell me impossible to install on the Macintosh HD. Any idea ?
 commented on 11/12/12 10:21:53 AM
Hi, impossible for me to install the Plug-ins on my Lotus Notes 8.5.3 with Plug-ins Connections 3 on a Mac OS 10.6.8. I changed the addon_configuration.plist before but the program installer tell me impossible to install on the Macintosh HD. Any idea ?
 commented on 11/12/12 2:37:37 PM
Hi Olivier, the plist change is for users of Notes 8.5.3 FP3 and above (which has not been released yet) on the Mac. We are planning on releasing an update to the Mac version of our install at the same time FP3 is released (which is expected very soon). When that happens, the plist file will be updated automatically by our install and no manual modifications will be needed. If you are a Mac OSX 10.8 user (rather than 10.6.8), you will need Notes 8.5.3 FP3 or above since Apple introduced their own "Notes" application.
 commented on 11/13/12 6:51:04 AM
Trying to install this on a Macbook Air running OSX 10.7.5, and Notes 8.5.4 CD5. Package won't install. I get to Select a Destination - only have the one disk. The installer tells me 'IBM Connections plugin for Lotus Notes can't be installed on this disk' Any suggestions? I am able use the Unix update site option to install the conventional way, and that worked, I think - but that means I don't get Files (which is the main reason I want to upgrade).
 commented on 11/13/12 11:58:34 AM
@John McCarthy Thank you John for the details. So, I have to wait for Notes 8.5.3 FP3 (or above).
 commented on 11/13/12 1:07:05 PM
Hi Emily, The installer is reporting that error because it is looking for where "Notes" is installed on your system. Notes 8.5.4 has the same issue as Notes 8.5.3 FP3 which I mentioned above ("Notes" has been changed to "Lotus Notes"). We are updating our Mac install and will be releasing an update when Notes 8.5.3 FP3 is released (which is very soon).
 commented on 11/13/12 1:28:28 PM
Hi Emily, The installer is reporting that error because it is looking for where "Notes" is installed on your system. Notes 8.5.4 has the same issue as Notes 8.5.3 FP3 which I mentioned above ("Notes" has been changed to "Lotus Notes"). We are updating our Mac install and will be releasing an update when Notes 8.5.3 FP3 is released (which is very soon).
 commented on 11/21/12 1:19:33 PM
We really need easy local file synch and ability to view files in a folder hierarchy via the web (both ala Google Drive). Am I missing that somewhere?
 commented on 11/21/12 2:55:49 PM
Will it work with 8.5.4CD4 on Mac 10.8.2? I can see activities and status update in the sidebar but the files plugin vanished.
 commented on 11/25/12 8:51:15 AM
Hi Thomas, The Connections plug-ins were tested against customer released versions of Notes. With that said, we do plan on updating our Mac install when Notes 8.5.3 FP3 is released (updates include Mac 10.8 support). This new install should allow you to install our plugins using Notes 8.5.4 on a Mac 10.8.2 system.
 commented on 11/26/12 10:02:06 AM
Following up on some early questions / comments in this thread: - Files is NOT supported on Linux - the updateSite can be used for all OSs though. There is not an installer for Linux, that's the only reason why we post the updateSite. Note that Files is supported for Windows and MAC, but the updateSite for Linux does not include this plugin. The full updateSite is part of the installers though (just unzip it) and can be taken from there. - continous prompts for the password: this should not happen if Connections is configured properly. If you specified HTTP on the Connections pref page try HTTPS. If you continue to see this problem please open a problem report. - tuning out Activities: it's quite unusual to have around 400 private Activities. There is currently no way to tune out multiple activities at once. I will open a feature request for this. - Thanks for the feedback for StatusUpdates. Concerning the comments view: I get your point and I am opening an enhancement request to go back to the original post and not to the top of the list. You can open the same view in the browser via context menu, but not the entry itself.
 commented on 11/29/12 3:57:39 PM
@Christof Will the business card that is in this plug-in be the one included in Notes 9? It appears to be different.
 commented on 12/5/12 10:04:58 AM
what a complicated procedure to download the plugins. :-/ press download --> login --> download again --> confirm licence conditions --> download again --> receive message your browser is not supported --> press again download and get finally the files the the same browser which is not supported. Is it possible to make the download process easier?
 commented on 12/6/12 8:35:57 AM
I successfully installed the plug in. it appears on my sidebar. however, for both files and updates, it says that a server must be configured to access files. i try to do this in notes preferences using, https://w3-connections.ibm.com/ but everytime i insert and close the prefs tab, it doesn't work. when i return to prefs, the server address is no longer there also. i have had the activities sidebar previously. that is configured in notes prefs and continues to work ok. i am using a mac with 10.8. any suggestions on what i am doing wrong?
 commented on 12/10/12 1:31:13 PM
Hi Newton, make sure you do not have a different Connections server defined in your plugin_customization.ini file. If no server is defined in this file, try selecting "Restore Defaults" from the Connections Preferences dialog, and press OK (this will remove old accounts). Go back to Connections Preferences and re-enter the Server information (https://w3-connections.ibm.com/activities), and press OK. Make sure you are using "https:".
 commented on 12/19/12 3:24:58 AM
Is this Connections' plug-in avaialble for IBM SmartCloud for Connections?
 commented on 1/16/13 12:31:10 PM
The Files feature is still not working on Linux (RHEL 6.3). When is this going to be added? It has worked on OSX since the plugin was developed, and Linux and OSX are essentially the same with regard to Java and POSIX support.
 commented on 1/24/13 5:02:27 AM
On OCDC (Ubuntu) 12.04 32Bit I had to chmod -R 777 /opt/ibm/lotus/notes to install correctly. No files plugin available. All the rest works fine.
 commented on 2/4/13 3:25:39 AM
Hi. Is this Connections' plug-in avaialble for IBM Connections Files & Profiles limited server (Activities not working)? This kind of limited server is used by users with Notes Client 853 license. Activities seems to be needed for Authentication settings of url.
 commented on 2/15/13 4:12:56 AM
Hi. We're having problems with Activities. When we work with the connector, the speed of download an attached file is very slow, we have to wait a minute to view the file but when we do the same in connections web we open it in few seconds. We're working fine with files and Quickr, the problem is only with files in an Activity. Is there anyone with the same problem?
 commented on 2/15/13 4:13:38 AM
Hi. We're having problems with Activities. When we work with the connector, the speed of download an attached file is very slow, we have to wait a minute to view the file but when we do the same in connections web we open it in few seconds. We're working fine with files and Quickr, the problem is only with files in an Activity. Is there anyone with the same problem?
 commented on 2/19/13 10:47:18 PM
On Open Client for Debian (Ubuntu 12.04 - Precise) 1. backup /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/plugin_customization.ini 2. add "com.ibm.notes.branding/enable.update.ui=true" as new line into /opt/ibm/lotus/notes/framework/rcp/plugin_customization.ini 3. restart notes 4. File -> Applications-> install 5. Let's go File plug-in is not available, but this feature is highlight T T
 commented on 2/20/13 6:34:14 AM
Hello, about Activities plugin, it is great to drag emails to the sidebar and see that an activity is created/updated and all the mail body is also moved inside the activity. Unfortunately it is not the case of Teamroom documents: if I drag one, only thing that is created is a bookmark, no body is pasted into the activity. Do you know if it will change in the future? Many thanks! (win xp)
 commented on 2/26/13 7:33:13 AM
Does this work on the IBM Notes 9 Beta as well? Struggling to get the activity stream panel displayed, presume I need this ?
 commented on 2/27/13 8:58:18 AM
Activities and status works fine (8.5.3 FP3, Win7), files says "there is no connections server configured"?! Any ideas?
 commented on 2/28/13 9:14:55 AM
Hello, This is a very nice plug-in !. I have it working in a LN Client R8.5.2 FP1 but cannot connect to the "Activities". "Files" and "Status Updates" do work well. Does anyone has an idea what can be wrong? We use Authentication protocol: Java Form with the URL: https://{ourcompanydomainname}.activities/j_security_check which is auto filled in. Question: Is the authentication for Files and Status Updates different from Activities? Thanks
 commented on 3/7/13 7:14:02 PM
With Mac OS 10.8 and Notes 9 (beta), inserting a file into a mail note inserts the entire file as an attachment, not a link to the file.
 commented on 3/10/13 4:17:58 AM
Does not work for mo with Mac OS 10.8 and Notes 9.0 (Revision 20130303.0859). After installing the plug-ins, Notes is no longer starting. It begin the start process, but stops after a few seconds, without any error message or other response.
 commented on 3/11/13 8:45:57 PM
Same for me, it worked with Notes 9 beta on Mac OS 10.8 and now it prevents Notes 9 from coming up at all.
 commented on 3/13/13 3:45:10 PM
Same experience on Mac OS 10.8 and Notes 9.0 (Revision 20130303.0859). Notes will no longer launch.
 commented on 3/15/13 11:35:26 AM
Notes 9 Social Edition requires Connections 4.5 plugins which are planned to ship/post on 3/21 at the same time that Notes 9 Social Edition is available.
 commented on 3/25/13 4:56:26 AM
The 20130224-2159 version breaks businesscard integration in Notes/Sametime/Inbox. The blogs Forums Wikis links are greyed out and no picture. Worked fine before upgrade with Notes 9 beta and plugins from December 2012. Also No business card popup when hovering names in Status Updates plugin.
 commented on 4/6/13 7:17:18 PM
I installed the 4.5 connections plugin. I now see the activities bar on the right hand side. However, I cannot get it to work with lotus connections. I go in the preferences and enter my credentials apply and ok. Nothing happens. When I come back to the preferences, my credentials are all gone as if nothing was saved.
 commented on 4/8/13 4:39:21 PM
Figured out my issue. something I imported from notes 8 to notes 9 caused this issue. started clean and I did not have this issue.
 commented on 4/9/13 10:35:56 AM
can we drap and drop email attached files to the widgets?
 commented on 4/10/13 9:42:59 AM
getting an following error while running the above plugin . error: unable to find valid target platform
 commented on 4/10/13 9:44:10 AM
getting an following error while running the above plugin . error: unable to find valid target platform
 commented on 4/12/13 3:35:20 AM
Do this plugin will support only lotus notes standard client not basic client?
 commented on 4/27/13 4:00:40 PM
Any idea when the Files plugin will be available on Linux (Ubuntu)?
 commented on 5/3/13 12:07:23 PM
I was previously using this plug in but given a reload of my Notes, it appears I have to reinstall. Now, when unzipping the ConnectionsAddonInstaller.zip file and clicking Setup.exe, it jumps to the Install Wizard for about 1/2 a second and then immediately brings up the exact same shield but saying this action is UNINSTALLING the plug in. If I look in installed software, it's not there. Any ideas? How do I re-install or is it just a matter of reconnecting (although I can't find the software). Thanks!
 commented on 5/3/13 3:05:57 PM
Would it be possible that this plug in is causing issues with my Notes 8.5.3 version - when encountering the above mentioned issue, after closing Notes, it doesn't launch anymore and stall on the start up screen.
 commented on 5/5/13 9:37:15 AM
An email can be dragged and dropped to the Files sidebar. "Unable to find valid target platform" refers to an inablility to find the Notes install directory (usually an error reported at install time). The Notes Standard Edition only is supported. No plans for the Files plugin to support Linux.
 commented on 5/5/13 9:47:16 AM
Sandra, when you see the install reporting that it will uninstall, it is finding an existing copy already installed (since you do not see it listed in installed software, it may be in a partially installed/uninstalled state). You could try allowing the uninstall to proceed and then reinstalling. If this is not possible, you may need to reinstall Notes and then try installing the plugins again. If this fails, you should consider recreating your Notes Workspace and then installing.
 commented on 5/7/13 3:44:56 AM
I installed it ystd and it works, but I have to enter the URL everytime new. It doesn't get stored in the preferences. Is there a solution in place ?
 commented on 5/9/13 4:05:50 PM
Are there plans to update this to support Activities on IBM SmartCloud?
 commented on 5/13/13 11:28:25 AM
Is there a way or solution to view shared folders after installing the Connectors (i.e. 4.0/4.5). In the Notes client, under "Shared with Me", I can only see files, but not folders.
 commented on 5/13/13 11:29:15 AM
Is there a way or solution to view shared folders after installing the Connectors (i.e. 4.0/4.5). In the Notes client, under "Shared with Me", I can only see files, but not folders.
 commented on 5/13/13 9:36:17 PM
I installed this at a customer running Notes v8.5.3 (no fixpacks) on WinXP and the Files plugin won't connect, stating that "A server must be configured in Connections Preferences to access files" although Status Updates & Activities work fine. Given they all use the same set of credentials I'm not sure why this isn't working. I've checked the accounts in NAMES.NSF and it all looks good to me. I also changed the setup to point to Greenhouse and get the same issue. Any ideas? The Windows Explorer plugin connects to files just fine.
 commented on 5/16/13 11:21:40 AM
Michael, make sure the Notes plugin_customization.ini file does not have an empty entry defined for the Connections Server URL. If there is no entry, choose "Restore Defaults" in Connections Preferences and press "OK". This will remove existing Connections accounts. Go back into Connection Preferences and enter the server url and credentials and press "OK". The information should be remembered now.
 commented on 5/16/13 11:24:36 AM
Derinda, folders are not supported by the Notes connector, but are supported by the Windows desktop version.
 commented on 5/20/13 10:42:46 AM
Eric, Activities is supported on IBM SmartCloud. Files and StatusUpdates are not.
 commented on 5/21/13 10:58:12 PM
Hi everyone. I had issues connecting to my Connections server via the Notes plugin as well. I blogged about how I got it to work by changing the LotusConnections-config.xml file. http://bit.ly/10kxJSD
 commented on 5/22/13 6:08:21 AM
working but.. :-( Files, activities, status, but no libraries Modify files not working (have to download, modify, upload again) activities refresh not working Upload files with status not working
 commented on 5/23/13 3:19:01 AM
I tried installing the Windows version, after shutting down my LN and got the following error message "error opening installation log file. verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable" I even shut down my firewall - not sure why this is happening
 commented on 5/28/13 9:57:43 AM
Hi, as Steve Pitcher discribed here: http://bit.ly/10kxJSD (view all comments), the notes plugin has a problem when all traffic is sent to https. So when you use forceConfidentalCommunications set to true, you can view all files in the plugin, but can't upload any!
 commented on 5/29/13 1:50:25 PM
Not sure if this is directly responsible but I installed the connections plug-in yesterday. I am running Notes 9 on RHEL. Prior to installing I would get emails for connection communities I follow and all was well. Now when I open one of the emails I get a message that "Something Went Wrong" with a follwo up of "Verify that you have a working internet connection. If this problem persists, contact your administrator." The message is somewhat redundant in that it is fairly obvious that something is wrong but a clue would have been more helpful. Any ideas?
 commented on 6/5/13 7:03:46 AM
@Laurent Libraries "Modofy" function requires Quickr plugin, not Connections plugin
 commented on 6/6/13 2:36:41 PM
Does anyone know how to properly configure this plug-in? I have been trying to set it up to view Files on apps.na.collabserv.com, but all it does it just ask me my password over and over again. I can login to view the Files via FF or IE without any difficulty. The plug-in seems to ignore the fact that the password is configured in the preferences. I am sure I must have not configured it correctly, does anyone know how to do this properly ? Thanks
 commented on 6/10/13 4:37:30 PM
Hi Bruce, the Notes Files plug-in is not supported in the SmartCloud environment. The Windows Desktop plug-in does support SmartCloud (runs in Windows Explorer).
 commented on 6/11/13 8:13:13 AM
Any instructions available for upgrading from a previous version of the plugin in Notes9 on linux? getting message "No acceptable features were found on the selected sites(s). Choose a different site or site category"
 commented on 7/1/13 6:59:36 AM
Anyone else installing on OSX 10.8 into Notes 8.5.3FP3, I was able to install the plugin fine and configure as expected. But when I restarted my Notes client my connection settings were gone and I can no longer save them. Is this something the Lotus Administrator has disabled or something ?
 commented on 7/1/13 3:53:00 PM
@Darren: The plugins are not supported on Linux anymore. Manually installing the updateSite that is part of the windows installer should still work though. Uninstalling the previous versions via Application management should help. @Sean: so the plugins in general work fine initially ? The server info is stored in the Connections account and will be persisted. Can you double check that account when Connections is working and after Notes restart (File / preferences / accounts). Further troubleshooting might be required.
 commented on 7/1/13 6:35:58 PM
@Christof - thanks for the follow up, I checked the Acccounts section and there is nothing for connections, so I added it manually and tried again but both the Account and Connections preferences were cleared? Any recommendations on how I can troubleshoot this further ?
 commented on 7/4/13 5:43:58 PM
I am using the activities plug in to organize my daily work. In other words every time I receive a request through an email I create a to-do-item and drag the email there. The problem I am having is that when I go to the activities in Connections the information inside the to-do is not displaying. What is weird is that sometimes it does and some others it doesn't. When It doesn't it just gives me a link to go to lotus notes and the emails opens there, who can I contact to help me fix this problem? Thanks!
 commented on 7/8/13 2:38:41 PM
So, the details shows that this should be dated June 21; why is the download dated May 17?
 commented on 7/9/13 4:31:57 AM
Opened the tracing console and noticed the underlying error when I try and save my connections setting. CLFNF0083E: An error occurred while saving the Connections account preferences com.ibm.rcp.accounts.AccountsException: Add Account Failed with error code: 1172: at com.ibm.workplace.internal.notes.security.accounts.NotesAccountsAdapter.addAccount(NotesAccountsAdapter.java:145) at com.ibm.rcp.accounts.internal.AccountsManagerImpl.addAccount(AccountsManagerImpl.java:487) at com.ibm.lconn.client.base.common.platform.AccountsHelper.addNewParentAccount(AccountsHelper.java:1983) at com.ibm.lconn.client.base.common.platform.AccountsHelper.updateAccount(AccountsHelper.java:1948) at com.ibm.lconn.client.service.LCDelegate.updateAccount(LCDelegate.java:229) at com.ibm.openactivities.client.common.preferences.ConnectionsPreferencesImpl.updateAccounts(ConnectionsPreferencesImpl.java:280) at com.ibm.lconn.client.base.common.preferences.ConnectionPreferencePage.updateAccounts(ConnectionPreferencePage.java:942) at com.ibm.lconn.client.base.common.preferences.ConnectionPreferencePage$6.run(ConnectionPreferencePage.java:549) at org.eclipse.core.internal.jobs.Worker.run(Worker.java:55) Any idea if this is a problem with my install or a server side setting by my lotus admin ?
 commented on 7/10/13 6:56:56 AM
@Jason: June 21 is the release date, whereas May 17 is the date of the gold build.
 commented on 7/10/13 7:03:13 AM
@Dunia: we check certain attributes of the database to determine if it's a mail database. If yes, we publish the email. otherwise we add the link. In rare cases the database returns the wrong flag. This might be different for replicas, that's why you may see different results. It should always be reproducible for the same replica. The only fix I am aware of is creating a new replica.
 commented on 7/10/13 7:09:15 AM
@Sean: did you switch Notes IDs at one point (on a single user install) ? That will likely cause a conflict with accounts. Please open the Contacts database (NAB), go to advanced, and open the 'accounts' view. If there are Connections related accounts that don't show up in the pref page, they were created with a different user ID. There can only be ONE Connections account and if that was created with a different user ID it cannot be updated by you. In that case delete the Connections account and all related child accounts from that view, empty the Trash and restart Notes. Then go to the Connections prefs and add the server info again. Hope that helps.
 commented on 8/1/13 9:31:03 AM
Hi, I have installed the plug-in for the client. I am currently, trying to work out how to get the Files, Status Updates & Activities function to work with my Connections that I currently have setup on Greenhouse. Could someone point me in the right direction of the Server URL as I am unable to source a correct URL. Cheers
 commented on 8/5/13 11:10:40 AM
@Ian: The Greenhouse URL for Connections Preferences would be: https://greenhouse.lotus.com/activities
 commented on 8/7/13 6:10:40 AM
@John: Thanks for that. Seem to still be struggling getting the connection to work. I keep receiving an error stating that the URL is incorrect, the server is down or a firewall may be preventing you from reaching the server. I have checked my firewall and even disabled it, but still not joy. Could you think of anything else to check that could be effecting the connection?
 commented on 8/15/13 7:31:17 AM
@Christof - thanks for the tip, when I went to check out my Contacts it showed some corrupt entries, which must have been causing a silent failure trying to save or lookup, after running NotesFixup I'm back in business and everything is working correctly. Thank you!!
 commented on 9/4/13 4:07:36 AM
I installed the plugin 4.5 (26. June 2013) with notes 9 and now it is not more possible to drag&drop mails or attachement to e.g activities. I asked a collegue to try it with her installation but the same result on windows 7 and mac 10.8. Any ideas ?
 commented on 9/27/13 3:23:39 PM
@Carsten: Try deleting the local mail replica and recreating it from the server. This resolved the Activities attachment issue for one of my colleagues.
 commented on 10/4/13 9:48:17 AM
Did anyone have an issue when installing the plug-in with an error saying that the install.addon.xml is not found? I checked and the file exists, and is part of the ConnectionsAddonInstall.zip\deploy folder but for some reason it's still reporting a missing file. I'm installing the plug in on Lotus Notes 9. Any help would be appreciated.
 commented on 10/31/13 11:57:18 AM
@Tanya: we are not aware of such an issue. Is this still a problem ? What OS do you have ?
 commented on 11/29/13 10:00:06 AM
I have installed ... but it shows an error in the connection even when I have the sever and my ID/password set up. Any idea? I am using Lotus 8.5.3 on Windows. Error message: Cannot connect to the Activities server. Either the URL is incorrect, the server is down, or a firewall may be preventing you from reaching the sever."
 commented on 12/11/13 12:40:06 AM
Is it really updated version? IC45PluginsForIBMNotes-20131002-1511.zip is downloaded.... It seems previous version.
 commented on 12/16/13 12:02:40 PM
I got old release as well dated From October...
 commented on 12/19/13 10:33:08 AM
Any updates on this?
 commented on 12/30/13 10:41:55 AM
@Steve Pitcher, thank you for your explanation, the plugin is configured for me!
 commented on 1/2/14 9:02:23 AM
Am I being awkward to think that the sidebar Connections plug-ins should work with Notes 9+ connecting to IBM Smartcloud ?? I'm struggling to think why IBM would think this was not a requirement prior to launch.
 commented on 1/3/14 1:46:59 PM
@Jacob: Be sure you are trying to connect to an "On-Premise" server such as W3. Go to Connection Preferences and select "Restore Defaults" and press OK. This will remove all existing Connections Accounts. Go back into Connections Preferences and specify the server URL - e.g. "https://w3-connections.ibm.com/activities", and your credentials. Press OK. This should allow the sidebar plugins to connect.
 commented on 1/3/14 1:51:41 PM
@Kunio: Yes, it is an updated release with a small number of changes/fixes.
 commented on 1/3/14 1:59:34 PM
@Paul: While all the Notes Connections plug-ins support Notes 9+, only the Notes Activities plug-in supports SmartCloud. The rest of the Connections plug-ins work with "On-Premise" servers only. However, the Windows Explorer Desktop Connections plug-in does support SmartCloud.
 commented on 1/6/14 5:50:49 PM
@John McCarthy: As @Kunio and @Steve Dionne said, the link downloads the same package as was previously available before Trish's posting on 12/19. As a test I ran the installer to see if it would 'upgrade' my current installation of 20131002-1511. It did not. In fact, without carefully reading the installer prompts I would have un-installed the product, as it recognized I'm attempting to install the same version as currently exists. If it really is updated, why not increment the revision stamp?
 commented on 1/7/14 11:54:23 AM
"File" works but "Activities" fails with "cannot connect to activities server" . Looking at the preferences , the server URL is set correctly to HTTPS but connections->activities shows "Settings for" URL as HTTP which is incorrect. The UI does not allow to change this variable. Is there any way to force this setting to HTTPS ?.
 commented on 1/13/14 7:04:32 AM
@Brent: The installer always performs an uninstall followed by an install.
 commented on 1/13/14 7:12:33 AM
@Naresh: Verify you can access Activities from the browser. Try a different server to see if the issue is with the plugins or the server. Try resetting your Account settings (ie Restore Defaults from the Connections Preferences).
 commented on 1/15/14 9:47:52 AM
The section "The IBM Connections Plug-ins for IBM Notes supports:" does not list Windows Terminal Server 2008R2 nor Citrix XenApp 6.5. Does this imply that any attemp to install it there is wasted time? Where could I find the appropriated documentation?
 commented on 1/19/14 1:55:42 PM
Hi.. What about users how have Mac and OsX ? Is this connector valid only for Notes for Windows or also works on Notes for Mac ?
 commented on 1/21/14 8:41:01 AM
@Andres, Yes these plugins work on Notes for Mac. See Support info above : Apple Mac OS X 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9
 commented on 1/28/14 12:07:17 PM
Disappointing that this doesn't support Smartcloud. Any plans to add that support in a future release or is it not technically possible? Its a basic requirements for Notes/Domino shops beginning the move to SmartCloud
 commented on 1/30/14 12:25:00 PM
@John: Thanks for the response. The activities is working fine after updating F5 to allow both HTTP & HTTPS. Another issue I found is with sametime (embeded notes) window where all the connections options (profiles, community.. ) are grayed out. Is there any additional settings to activate them ?.
 commented on 2/4/14 4:03:01 AM
Place the updated version please. Downloaded file was IC45PluginsForIBMNotes-20131002-1511.zip. I checked inside but nothing changed since Oct 02, 2013.
 commented on 2/5/14 9:34:58 AM
@Naresh: the fact that you see Connections links means you have a Connections server configured which should be working. The Connections links on the BusinessCard will be greyed out for contacts who are not in Profiles (eg. external contacts). This can also happen when you retrieve the contact info while the Profiles server is down. Refreshing the person info or the cache (Tools / BusinessCard / Refresh Business Card Info) should fix this. @testusers: due to a technical issue we had to revert back to the old version. We will post the updated version as soon as the issue is fixed.
 commented on 2/5/14 9:39:44 AM
I try to attach a file from files to an email but it always appear as a link, even if I copy and paste. An external user cannot open a link. A workaround is to copy to desktop and then drag it to a IBM Notes new message.
 commented on 2/5/14 7:10:27 PM
@Christof: The user is in the Profiles. I refreshed it from notes clients tools menu but still options are grayed out. Any other ideas ?. Other issue is with creation of new activities. The activities are getting created in Connections successfully but on the notes client it displays this error "The Activity was not created because the server could not be connected. Check your internet connection and try again". Are these both issues due to old version of plugin ( IC45PluginsForIBMNotes-20131002-1511.zip) .In our environment we have Connections 4.5 + CR3 & Domino 8.5.3.
 commented on 2/7/14 12:09:38 PM
Are there any test scripts that can be used to QA this product prior to deploying to the clients?
 commented on 2/14/14 4:35:49 AM
Is "IC45PluginsForIBMNotes-20131002-1511" really a new version of the Notes Plugin, the file are the same as version from 02.10.2013 ??? We have also the issue, that we can't save attachements in Files through the Connections Plugin for Notes (Windows & Mac), with the Connections MS Desktop Plugin this is working without problems.
 commented on 2/17/14 1:28:39 PM
the wiki link on how to configure the plugin is no longer working. Please refer to the wiki documentation for more information about deploying and using these plug-ins: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/IBM_Connections_Plugins_for_IBM_Notes_lv45
 commented on 2/17/14 1:41:41 PM
I had to uninstall and re-install Lotus Notes. I can no longer see 'files' in my sidebar. I can see files in my preferences and it appears to be set up correctly. How do I add 'files' back to my sidebar? BTW, I have the same issue as the gentleman above. The link on how to configure the plug in no longer works.
 commented on 2/24/14 7:42:31 AM
@Christof: i tried to install the updateSite.zip from windows version 20131002-1511 but that did not work: Got error "CWPPR0032E: [..] One or more detected updates will not be installed because you do not have write access to install them" and other strange things (see https://w3-connections.ibm.com/forums/html/topic?id=bad1a968-1246-43fb-ae6e-6df6ad6d4fa5). Any hints to getting it work in linux (or even better, an official linux version) would be appreciated. After all, Linux is still an official platform and given how much we are pushed left and right onto connections corresponding support should also exist for linux.
 commented on 2/26/14 4:21:51 AM
I have having a similar problem to others in that a previously working activities sidebar now complains no server is configured. When I type in the server url (https://w3-connections.ibm.com/activities) and my credentials to the connections preferences and hit apply and ok, nothing happens and when I go back into the connections preferences it is empty. I have pressed restore defaults. I have also tried to look for the Notes plugin_customization.ini file but that does not seem to exist on my system.
 commented on 3/3/14 1:46:27 PM
Are there plans to include the ability to "add to folder" option when I save a file from Lotus Notes with this Plugin? Currently when I add a file from LN, I have to open connections to add it to a folder if I want to organize my content.
 commented on 3/10/14 2:47:46 PM
I too am looking for the ability to add the folders in the files widget inside Lotus Notes. I also can't see my folders in the widget, but I may need some sort of update.
 commented on 3/12/14 1:11:48 PM
"Package update consisting of miscellaneous fixes" Where can we find the fixes list included with the latest release uploaded March 12, 2014?
 commented on 3/13/14 12:00:44 PM
There are no plans to support folders in the Notes Files plug-in at this time.
 commented on 3/13/14 12:06:15 PM
The wiki link: http://www-10.lotus.com/ldd/lcwiki.nsf/dx/IBM_Connections_Plugins_for_IBM_Notes_lv45 appears to be working now.
 commented on 3/13/14 12:12:18 PM
The IBM Connections Plug-ins for IBM Notes do not support Linux.
 commented on 3/13/14 12:43:44 PM
@Dolby: there are no official test scripts (which is actually a good idea). We recommend to test these things: - test the server settings and authentication types (which can be more complex in a SPNEGO or Domino SSO) env - make sure the plugins can connect, if they connect fine typically all of the functionality is fine - define how the settings will be pushed to the clients (plugin_cust.ini, policies) - if you are upgrading Notes / Connections plugins there is some prep work (how do you upgrade etc.), make sure the upgrade works
 commented on 3/13/14 12:50:35 PM
Note that an updated version of the Notes plugins for Connections have been posted recently. That includes a fix for an interoperability issue with ST 9 embedded and a fix for a CPU spike on the MAC.
 commented on 4/1/14 10:16:12 AM
Can we get the build/version number added here and updated each time a new version is provided? It's difficult to tell when there's a new version. As of the writing of this comment, I *think* this version is 4.5.0.20140225-0246
 commented on 4/2/14 10:55:34 AM
Sure, we can do that. The build number you mentioned above is correct.
 commented on 5/15/14 2:18:45 PM
Lots of conflicting information about whether this plug-in will work on Linux. Can someone confirm or provide a link with more information?
 commented on 5/15/14 5:31:23 PM
@John Mcarthy: A quick question - is there a specific reason that there are no current plans to support folders in the Notes Plugin? As others have observed, this seems to be a rather important function for the plug-in. (An additional reason is, as far as I know, while there is a MS Windows Explorer plugin, there isn't one for OS X.) Another point - the Quickr plug-in for the Notes client, as far as I recall, had the ability to expand folder hierarchies - if Connections and Files and CCM are intended to be some of the "evolution", one would think this would still be a part of it. (Granted, at this point, I don't know what's going to happen when Connections 5 comes out...)
 commented on 5/16/14 8:01:42 AM
@Paul: The plugins 'might' work on Linux. BUT: there is no official Linux support, meaning the plugins don't get tested on Linux. Furthermore there is no installer for Linux. In theory you can install the plugins via updateSite (which you can extract from the windows installer), but you would be doing this at your own risk.
 commented on 5/16/14 8:48:22 AM
@Matt: As customer requests/demands are received, priorities are adjusted. At this time, the level of functionality in the Notes plug-ins is sufficient for most customers needs.
 commented on 5/16/14 1:02:24 PM
@John: Hi, John, thanks for the response. Frankly, I'm a little surprised that this hasn't come up more often in the past as I have a feeling that a lot of people spend significant time in their mail clients on a daily basis, and might need to quickly access something from a collection of Items that another Connections user has shared with them. (It would also make it possible for someone to more easily organize their files instead of looking at a long list...) With respect to handling requests for new features/improvements, has that typically been done though this comment stream, or has that been traditionally handled through the Ideation Blog in the Connections Community? (If there is a more formal method for adding a voice to the conversation, I want to make sure that I'm putting things in the right place! :) )
 commented on 5/16/14 1:07:15 PM
@John: Hi, John, thanks for the response. Frankly, I'm a little surprised that this hasn't come up more often in the past as I have a feeling that a lot of people spend significant time in their mail clients on a daily basis, and might need to quickly access something from a collection of Items that another Connections user has shared with them. (It would also make it possible for someone to more easily organize their files instead of looking at a long list...) With respect to handling requests for new features/improvements, has that typically been done though this comment stream, or has that been traditionally handled through the Ideation Blog in the Connections Community? (If there is a more formal method for adding a voice to the conversation, I want to make sure that I'm putting things in the right place! :) )
 commented on 5/16/14 1:47:11 PM
@John: Hi, John, thanks for the response. Frankly, I'm a little surprised that this hasn't come up more often in the past as I have a feeling that a lot of people spend significant time in their mail clients on a daily basis, and might need to quickly access something from a collection of Items that another Connections user has shared with them. (It would also make it possible for someone to more easily organize their files instead of looking at a long list...) With respect to handling requests for new features/improvements, has that typically been done though this comment stream, or has that been traditionally handled through the Ideation Blog in the Connections Community? (If there is a more formal method for adding a voice to the conversation, I want to make sure that I'm putting things in the right place! :) )
 commented on 5/19/14 10:55:37 AM
@Matt: Priorities are set by the Connections Development and Product Management teams. In addition, customer requests/PMRs factor into what gets prioritized. Internal feedback should be sent to these groups. If you need specific names, send me an email. Thanks for your feedback and comments.
 commented on 5/20/14 3:46:56 AM
Trying to install in Notes 9 on Ubuntu but cannot use the updateSite.zip file (from within the Windoze install zip) since it doesn't have an extension.xml file at the root of the updateSite.zip file. Is there any way around this problem or is it an oversight in the latest release from March?
 commented on 5/20/14 6:18:12 AM
As mentioned above Linux is not officially supported, therefore I can't offer more help. There is no extension.xml needed though. The top level of the updateSite includes a site.xml, that should be enough.
 commented on 5/20/14 6:19:14 AM
As mentioned above Linux is not officially supported, therefore I can't offer more help. There is no extension.xml needed though. The top level of the updateSite includes a site.xml, that should be enough.
 commented on 5/20/14 6:19:48 AM
As mentioned above Linux is not officially supported, therefore I can't offer more help. There is no extension.xml needed though. The top level of the updateSite includes a site.xml, that should be enough.
 commented on 5/28/14 12:55:57 PM
This is still pointing to IC45PluginsForIBMNotes-20140225-0246.zip file; even do, it says Published by Trish Buffini on May 28, 2014 at the top of this page. Update.zip is still dated to 02/25/2014. Please upload the latest version
 commented on 5/28/14 6:02:17 PM
Please upload the latest version
 commented on 5/29/14 1:14:05 PM
Andrew / Paul / Christof - these Connections plugins work on Linux. The Open Client team has packaged them and they are now available in the internal Open Client for Linux RHEL 6.5 Notes 9.0.1 Early Adopter channel.
 commented on 6/2/14 6:26:51 AM
The plugins with this timestamp '20140225-0246' are still the latest ones, even though the publish date is later.
 commented on 6/20/14 7:04:22 AM
Why isn't it possible to tag files when dragging them in to Connections via the Files plugin? This is a huge drawback, since you have to remember to tag them inside Connections later on.
 commented on 6/24/14 1:46:31 AM
Still no support for SmartCloud for Notes users? Really?? Huge barrier to adoption for existing Notes customers moving to the Cloud. Current medium for information which should end up on Smartcloud is email (i.e. sending attachments) - you must make it easier to get email attachments in to Smartcloud Connections if you're going to break that usage habit. Disappointing...
 commented on 6/24/14 10:04:22 AM
Thanks, Hogne and Alan, for your feedback. We will bring this forward to our product management for consideration in future releases.
 commented on 6/30/14 3:53:57 AM
@Matt Voegeli wrote: "... the Quickr plug-in for the Notes client, as far as I recall, had the ability to expand folder hierarchies - if Connections and Files and CCM are intended to be some of the "evolution", one would think this would still be a part of it. (Granted, at this point, I don't know what's going to happen when Connections 5 comes out...) ..." @John Mcarthy : I copy the post to strongly support the requirements explained by @Matt Voegeli (and as QuickR as some not supported function) - so please as priotiy : - CCM support it is a key part of Connections with provide all benefits with Notes integration - supoprt folder and Community files in the plugin - and for good visibility : plan on support of Connections 5 Thks
 commented on 7/9/14 4:52:18 AM
Since installing the version from June 26th my embedded Sametime client doesn't show any profile photos. Before it took them from Connections profiles.
 commented on 7/10/14 7:47:49 AM
There are absolutely no code changes in that area. Did you upgrade Notes or embedded Sametime at the same time? If the problem does not go away please open a PMR.
 commented on 7/27/14 10:38:05 AM
I am trying to install the windows version and get an error: Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable.
 commented on 8/4/14 10:45:27 AM
@JoAnn: If you are referring to the Windows Desktop plug-ins, submit your question under that product. In either case, make sure you do not attempt to run any install from within a .zip file (i.e. always unzip the contents first, then run the install). Unusual errors can occur.
 commented on 8/11/14 5:31:20 PM
Really like my Notes Files sidebar but...Any plans to add the ability to tag files from Notes sidebar? That's sorely missed... Would also be really nice if we could right click a file and have the option to send copy (as attachment). Thanks.
 commented on 8/12/14 11:16:39 AM
Adding these lines to the plugin_customization.ini will change the drop behavior from dropping a link to dropping a file. com.ibm.documents.connector.ui/CLIPBOARD_FORMAT_FILE_DESCRIPTOR=1 com.ibm.documents.connector.ui/CLIPBOARD_FORMAT_HTML_LINK=2 com.ibm.documents.connector.ui/CLIPBOARD_FORMAT_TEXT=3
 commented on 8/13/14 6:24:18 AM
Downloading the widget. Hopefully it will be everything that I expect and not disappointing as another activities widget I downloaded and later had to uninstall due to login pop Up every time I tried to edit a page.
 commented on 9/17/14 9:28:09 AM
When will this plugin available for Connections 5?
 commented on 9/30/14 6:14:39 AM
The latest plugins already support Connections 5.
 commented on 10/6/14 9:22:02 PM
Is the new version which supports CCM coming ?
 commented on 10/8/14 1:40:06 PM
When would we poor ones :) using Connections Cloud get some plugins?
 commented on 10/17/14 11:19:27 AM
Integration with CCM is very importance - a big business benefit. when is comming this integration for Notes Plugs-Ins ?
 commented on 10/31/14 8:33:09 AM
The plugin is great! But why is it still not possible to tag files? It would be great if you could add this functionality in one of the next versions.
 commented on 10/31/14 11:10:41 AM
The Notes team is working on the CCM integration at the moment and they are currently looking at next year as a delivery timeframe. It would be best to reach out to the Notes team to get a more concrete estimate from them. The other requirements (support for cloud and tagging) were taken to our product management team.
 commented on 11/11/14 4:54:30 AM
The previous version allowed me to copy a mail from my mailbox into an activity in order to save evidence or clarifications. Since this 10/2014 update the entries from mail to activity (drag into actitiy) leacves an empty (!) message. Only attachments or files are moved. NOT the mail content. This seems an error?
 commented on 11/11/14 6:05:24 AM
Since the automated update of EZUpdate to this version it no more possible to directly drag and drop Mails/Notes to a connections activity shown in the sidebar. In connections you'll always find just a bookmark, which links to you own notes document. This behaviour is totally bad, as this feature was the best one of the complete tool and is now gone. Any suggestions ?
 commented on 11/13/14 9:28:26 AM
Fully support the latest 2 comments: we definitely need (back) the feature that also the content of an email is copied to a Connections Activity, not only a Notes link + attachment.
 commented on 11/18/14 11:01:19 AM
I'll desperately disappointed if that function won't come back.
 commented on 11/19/14 5:28:45 PM
I fully agree with previous comments, the ability to drag and drop emails from notes to a Connections activity is critical.
 commented on 11/21/14 11:52:49 AM
The drag&drop functionality of emails was not touched on the client side. It won't be taken away. We have seen instances where the mail database returns wrong information and the email would be treated as a regular Notes document rather than an email. In that case a different replica should be tried. But so far we have not been able to reproduce the problem in the development team. We continue to look into this issue.
 commented on 11/25/14 8:28:31 AM
We would like to utilize the IBM Notes 9 Status Update and Files side bar plugin with IBM SmartCloud. It's still not supported with the latest release. It perfectly works in MS Outlook. I'm wondering why IBM is not considering to fully support the own IBM Notes Client.
 commented on 11/27/14 7:44:31 AM
is it normal that previous version number was 1228 and this newer version is 1039 ?
 commented on 12/4/14 11:48:42 AM
@Laurent 1039 is the time stamp the package has been done 10:39 AM The date in front is 2014-10-27
 commented on 1/2/15 8:23:21 AM
Does the plugin support SHA2 4096 SSL certificate on IHS?
 commented on 1/6/15 4:20:49 AM
@Anthony: what is the background ? do you need this for SPNEGO authentication ?
 commented on 1/16/15 9:53:14 AM
How to setting preferences for the plugin if IBM Connections server using SSO to AD?
 commented on 2/6/15 1:16:07 PM
I have installed the latest Connections plugin into my Notes 9.01 FP3 clients on two different machines: Desktop and laptop. The desktop installation has no trouble reaching our Connections Cloud server, but the laptop keeps having authentication problems. I can use the laptop to reach greenhouse.lotus.com, but the laptop install never wants to accept my credentials for Connections Cloud. Does anyone have any creative ideas for me?
 commented on 2/12/15 4:25:44 AM
@Martin: the authentication type 'OS Credential' should be used for this purpose. Here is further info about this kind of configuration: http://www-01.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSYGQH_4.5.0/connectors/admin/r_files_plugin_SPNEGO_config.dita
 commented on 2/12/15 4:35:21 AM
@Steve: laptop and desktop should behave in the same way. A Fiddler trace should tell us what fails. If this problem does not go away I suggest to open a PMR.
 commented on 2/16/15 7:53:56 PM
Previously announced to support CCM on 2014 Q4 but it's already 2015 Q1, still no?
 commented on 2/17/15 7:28:57 PM
In the list of notes in the last paragraph of the description, it refers to several technotes to read before installing. However, there are no technote titles or links to the technotes. Fix the documentation please?
 commented on 2/19/15 9:25:01 AM
If a task is assigned to multiple people, it does not show up in the notes plugin. This is a huge problem for us. Multi-assign of tasks was one of the most requested features but can't be used now.
 commented on 2/25/15 3:24:37 PM
The last few versions of this have all made my Notes status bar at the botom of the page change colour whenever I go into Files. It goes from grey (standard 9.0.1 status bar colour) to white in places with patches of grey. Anyone else seeing this?
 commented on 2/26/15 2:55:09 PM
Anybody knows what the plans are to support OSX Yosemite/IBM Notes 9 ?
 commented on 3/1/15 12:42:26 PM
I aggree with @sang ku that CCM is mandatory to have - strange to continue to have quickr just for that...
 commented on 3/1/15 12:42:57 PM
I aggree with @sang ku that CCM is mandatory to have - strange to continue to have quickr just for that...
 commented on 3/6/15 6:01:41 AM
What for is offline sync of activities needed since it is not syncing activities into todo's and further, what is meant with "you must initialize the server before using it" in context of syncing activities since this message does not occur anymore when disabling syncing of activities on replicator page?
 commented on 3/9/15 12:58:27 PM
Full description doesn't mention the technote numbers or links to the technotes. Please add them to the notes part of the description. Notes: If you plan to upgrade to Notes 9.0/9.0.1 on the MAC and have the Connections plugins installed, please refer to this technote before upgrading The Files sidebar plugin does not support SmartCloud - refer to this technote The StatusUpdates sidebar plugin does not support SmartCloud - refer to this technote. For those using Mac 10.8 clients, please refer to this technote before installing. For those using Activities with IBM SmartCloud, please refer to this technote before installing. For those using Status Updates on Notes 8.5.1 FP5, please refer to this technote. Additional language support: Status Updates plug-in also supports Slovak, and Files plug-in also supports Croatian, Romanian, Slovak, and Ukrainian.
 commented on 3/16/15 8:23:17 AM
@Kaylan Nersu We are aware that something happened to the formatting and technote links on this page. I have asked the catalog administrators to look into the issue and see if it can be resolved.
 commented on 5/5/15 10:01:24 AM
I have just download this plugins and the filename still how 20150402 which I assume is 02 April 2015. Any plan to update this to support IBM Connections Cloud since currently this plugins is almost useless if you are using a Connections Cloud environment,
 commented on 5/13/15 9:03:01 AM
If installing on Notes 9 and following on from @Kalyan Nersu comment on 3/9/15 12:58:27 PM To get the IBM Connections Cloud Activities working in the Notes side panel this requires Tivoli Access Manager Form set as Authentication protocol, not the Java Form (default)
 commented on 5/28/15 8:17:34 AM
Is this IBM Connections Plug-ins for Sametime V9 stand-alone available ?
 commented on 5/29/15 2:37:27 PM
@Cengizhan - The IBM Connections Notes Plug-ins are not available for standalone Sametime.
 commented on 5/29/15 2:38:00 PM
@Cengizhan - The IBM Connections Notes Plug-ins are not available for standalone Sametime.
 commented on 6/18/15 1:14:54 PM
Since I uploaded a file to a community through the plugin, I cannot see my own files anymore. Everytime I select "My files", I see my files I uploaded to this particular community (of which I am the owner). - I upgraded the plugin to the latest version 20150204 with the same results. In the mean time, I can only work with my files through the browser and I have no possibility anymore to easily drag links from files into e-mails. Any hints how I can work with my files in connections again?
 commented on 6/23/15 11:30:17 AM
Is there any way for the pligin to memorize my choices about My Files/Sort by and MY Files/Show ?
 commented on 7/6/15 1:03:43 PM
The files sidebar seems like such an ideal way to access all the files I need within my organisation, however this is not available! I can view 'My Files', 'Shared With Me', & 'Shared By Me' but NOT 'Organization Files' as I can in connections apps for mobile & tablet. Why is this?? Second, in the mobile apps for connections I can also simply email the file I have found to an external person by selecting 'Open in... > Mail'. Having this sidebar in IBM Notes (An Email Client) and not being able to email the file itself (I do not want to send links to external customers) seems ridiculous. Maybe I've missed something, if so please let me know how to do this... Lastly, If the search was 'Fuzzy' and included the content of files (as is the case in the browser) this would be very helpful.
 commented on 8/2/15 10:32:27 AM
Is there any Plan to include Support of CCM? We Need this for storing Mails inside CCM Libraries like in the past with Quickr.
 commented on 8/5/15 9:15:20 PM
It was once said that CCM support on Notes will be Q4 2014. And now, still no news at Q3 2015. Alternatively, still can drag and drop emails to desktop and then file through desktop plugin but there is no way to create user-friendly link when composing email. If CCM will not be supported, please let all users know.
 commented on 8/13/15 7:20:26 AM
Problem with Business Card Photos, they dont show up to Sametime embedded client. The log says: WARNING com.ibm.collaboration.realtime.imhub.StatusCard$PersonAdapter propertyChange Status Card PhotoProvider get URL: null
 commented on 8/19/15 12:06:32 PM
I have updated the Connections plug-in several times over the years. Did it again yesterday. I continues to forget my password and replace my IBM mail name with my IBM Mainframe name. I constantly receive pop ups asking for my credentials and there has been no fix ever that has worked to mitigate any of the these issues. Complete bust.
 commented on 9/1/15 9:34:15 AM
Continue to request support for Connections Cloud...been a few years now and no matter how great the web clients are becoming (including how Verse in the future might be as well...) the Notes client has a rock solid user fan (?) base... So, any comment on this? Will keep asking. :)
 commented on 9/7/15 1:40:24 PM
Hi I try to download the installer and the url does not work, displays this message Something went wrong - click the back button and try again. If this doesn't work report the problem to the support forum. If someone sent you this link, check to see if you've been granted permission.
 commented on 9/7/15 1:41:27 PM
Hi I try to download the installer and the url does not work, displays this message Something went wrong - click the back button and try again. If this doesn't work report the problem to the support forum. If someone sent you this link, check to see if you've been granted permission.
 commented on 9/7/15 1:48:17 PM
Hi this is the URL https://greenhouse.lotus.com/plugins/plugincatalog.nsf/getWidgetXML.xsp?openDocument&unid=C1245802A721A20185257A9B005EFD52&ap=true&filename=IC45PluginsForIBMNotes-20150702-0644.zip
 commented on 9/15/15 7:15:10 AM
Hi IBM, Is there any Plan to include Support of CCM? Is it possible to add the same functionality as the QuickR connector? (replacement of the part attached by a link when recording, backup of the entire mail to EML format, easy navigation between communities, etc ...) ? Thank's !
 commented on 9/21/15 6:36:40 AM
Do you have any informations if the APAR: "LO84917: CONNECTION NOTES PLUGIN THROWS ERROR ''YOU MUST INITIALIZE THE SERVER BEFORE USING IT'' WHEN STARTING THE NOTES CLIENT" http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg1LO84917 would be fixed in the the next plugin version? Thanks.
 commented on 9/22/15 6:37:35 AM
@Sascha Gahner: the issue was fixed and verified end of June. I see it working fine on my machine. If you still see this issue please re-open the PMR.
 commented on 9/22/15 6:45:59 AM
@Jouni Heinimaki: The missing photos on the ST business card is likely a config issue. This needs additional troubleshooting. Please open a PMR if that problem still exists.
 commented on 9/22/15 7:02:29 AM
@Palma Bickford: the password will be saved (once properly entered), so there shouldn't be any popups. If you don't know your password or don't want to connect you can disable Connections from within the preference page or remove the server name. Otherwise the plugin will try to make calls to the server which causes login prompts.
 commented on 10/8/15 8:59:42 AM
Wow! Five star! Incredible!! Sorry but it's totally unusefull. No support CCM, No support IBM Connections Cloud and many other tons of limitations. I suggest to dismiss the develop of this plugin. Really.
 commented on 10/19/15 3:27:35 PM
I just installed on iMac OS-X 10.11 El Captain and IBM Notes V9.0.1 64Bit. When will the Connections plug-in 64bit be available? With the 32Bit Mac version it worked wonderful in IBM Notes V9.0.1. I did not try version 4.5 of the Plug-In.
 commented on 11/25/15 5:31:01 AM
we are using C5 CR2 with CCM Still no news about CCM support... we have to keep quickr connector just for the integration with Notes...?
 commented on 1/15/16 4:03:26 AM
Hello. Is there a way to sort activies using the due date in the plugin instead of the last update ?
 commented on 1/24/16 1:05:34 PM
Hello, when can we expect a version with support for IBM Connections 5.5?
 commented on 2/9/16 8:07:26 AM
@IBM: Any plan for support IBM Connection Cloud?
 commented on 2/12/16 9:03:28 AM
I can access three similar connections server. One is level CR2 and working well, the other two is CR3. I can use them with browser and desktop plugin, but cannot connect with Notes client plugin to CR3. I think its a CR3 issue. Anyone can confirm or disproof it? Is there any solution for this? Thanx
 commented on 2/24/16 2:35:42 AM
we are using C5 CR2 with CCM Still no news about CCM support... we have to keep quickr connector just for the integration with Notes...? it seems that plugin for Outlook is more active than Notes one... ;-(
 commented on 3/9/16 4:51:56 AM
When will there be a version for Connections 5.5 with nested folder support?
 commented on 3/25/16 10:05:46 AM
Greetings everyone! Please take note of the recent update, adding Cloud support to the Files sidebar. (nested folder support is not available yet, but on the roadmap for Connections 5.5 and Cloud).
 commented on 3/30/16 10:41:17 PM
IBMers, would you please focus to work out the CCM support first before allocating resources to develop other new features?? It has already been 1.5 years since I was told the CCM support would be ready.
 commented on 5/2/16 1:36:16 PM
hi guys just installed the latest package available here but now i do not see the connections in my right click menu. I am using MAC X 10.11.4
 commented on 5/2/16 1:44:59 PM
Also one more thing. When can we get the ability to add folders and sync files inside a folder.
 commented on 5/30/16 9:25:23 AM
@Ibrahim: We need logs and further info to troubleshoot the issue on your MAC. You should open a PMR to get assistance. Concerning folder sync: that is a feature of the desktop connector. Please ask that question in that forum.
 commented on 6/1/16 10:25:09 AM
fully agree with you Sang Ku ...
 commented on 6/1/16 10:25:38 AM
fully agree with you Sang Ku ...
 commented on 6/8/16 12:08:59 PM
Just installed the most recent version from the download. The Files component is still not working for the Cloud.
 commented on 8/19/16 12:35:35 PM
Please note: New version just posted here today with nested folder support! Download it and give it a try!
 commented on 8/22/16 11:59:58 AM
I am happy to see this release note "Supporting the ability to work with both personal and community owned files organized in multi-level nested folders." Is there any description (text, screen shots, a short video) how this works, since I cannot see any folder tools after I installed the new version?
 commented on 8/23/16 2:21:56 PM
Check the release of my installation and did another install. Now I have the folder access and menu options. Great
 commented on 8/28/16 11:29:06 PM
But still unable to support CCM.
 commented on 9/20/16 4:20:14 AM
Still no CCM. You have to use the old depreciated Quickr connector. Hope Librairies will not follow the same way?
 commented on 9/28/16 8:49:56 AM
Connected to Connections Cloud works all (MY Folders, Shred Files, etc) except when select My Files An internal error occurred during: "Document Loading". org.apache.axiom.om.OMException: org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.FOMUnsupportedContentTypeException: Unsupported Content Type: dataset/tabular text at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.FOMBuilder.next(Unknown Source) at org.apache.axiom.om.impl.llom.OMElementImpl.getNextOMSibling(Unknown Source) at org.apache.axiom.om.impl.traverse.OMChildrenQNameIterator.next(Unknown Source) at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.util.FOMElementIteratorWrapper.next(Unknown Source) at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.util.FOMList.buffer(Unknown Source) at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.util.FOMList.size(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.services.share.internal.QKRServiceDataUtil.convert2Documents(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.services.share.QKRShareDocumentService$2.convertToServiceData(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.services.share.QKRShareBaseService$PagingIterator.get(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.services.share.QKRShareDocumentService.getDocumentsByPath(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.model.core.DocumentLibrary$1.execute(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.services.share.QKRShareBaseService.callWithDynParam(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.model.core.DocumentLibrary.internalLoad(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.model.core.NodeBase.load(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.model.core.NodeBase.getDescendants(Unknown Source) at com.ibm.documents.connector.ui.view.internal.DocumentShareSTableContentProvider$DocumentLoadingJob.run(Unknown Source) at org.eclipse.core.internal.jobs.Worker.run(Unknown Source) Caused by: org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.FOMUnsupportedContentTypeException: Unsupported Content Type: dataset/tabular text at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.FOMBuilder.getContentType(Unknown Source) at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.FOMFactory.createElement(Unknown Source) at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.FOMBuilder.constructNode(Unknown Source) at org.apache.abdera.parser.stax.FOMBuilder.createOMElement(Unknown Source) ... 17 more
 commented on 11/23/16 12:13:59 PM
If using this plugin with Sametime on Windows, it breaks the business card display information and removes the IP Phone number that we have configured. Removing the plugin makes the functionality come back.
 commented on 4/21/17 10:16:36 AM
Hello the new plugin, broke the color of status bar of IBM Notes (I have installed 9.0.1FP8 IF1) ...and damage different eclipse windows...how can I open a PMR about this?

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