Tuesday, September 8, 2020

HCL Connections 7.0 - Pre-registration for the Connections 7 Preview is now open

 HCL has just opened the pre-registration for a preview of HCL Connections 7.0 !

This preview will be hosted and managed by HCL and this is a brief description of the purpose of this preview:

You’ll be able to try out the new tailored experience Community features, integration with Microsoft Teams and SharePoint, and more. You will also have a chance to provide feedback to the development team and get your questions answered.

This is the registration form : https://hclsw.co/cxn-7-pre

I encourage all the Connections users to register for the preview and give the feedback to HCL to help everybody to have the best HCL Connections version ever !

Monday, September 7, 2020

Let's Connect Webinar announced for 29 and 30 September 2020

 Today Let's Connect team has announced a change of the plan in a good way !

This is the current state:

  • 2 FREE webinar announced for 29th and 30th of September 2020
  • Virtual event set for Feb 2021
  • Physical  event set for Sept 2021 in Madrid

The agenda of the event is published here and yiou can find the registration here.

If you usually work with HCL Connections I strongly recommend to book this 2h per day on your agenda to get the last updates about HCL and the upcoming HCL Connections 7.0 . 

See you (virtually) there ! 

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

HCL Connections : a survey from HCL

Dear HCL Connections users, HCL is promoting a survey to ear from about the usage of Connections from your organization.


If you like to add your contribution to the development of the upcoming Connections 7.0 please don't forget to spend 5-10 min to answer !

The survey is  reachable at the following link: 

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Let's Connect 2020 , the virtual event is approaching

As you already know , this year Let's Connect will be a virtual event that will run between the 27th of September an the 2th October. The focus of the event, as usual, will be HCL Connections and HCL Digital Experience ( previously know as WebSphere Portal ) . 

During this days we are defining the agenda, where will have very interesting sessions from some HCL friends that will unveil the last details of the upcoming HCL Connections 7.0 .

I'm writing this post to remind you about the event and because we currently have some empty space and we needs your help to fill the agenda.

This are the usual track as reminder:

  • Administration - sessions relating to administering Social Business and Dx platforms. It could be the design and build of infrastructure, upgrading, managing users, migrating to the cloud, integration with other services or platforms etc. Sessions relating to cloud, hybrid or on-premise infrastructures are welcome! (30-minute and 60-minute slots)
  • Case Study - sessions focused on telling the story of existing projects. We love case studies! And the more honest the better! Ideally these sessions should feature at least one speaker from the company that uses the platform, but they could be accompanied by a vendor or partner. (30-minute slots only)
  • Development - how and why to develop for these services. We'd love you to share your tips, techniques and experience of developing solutions or applications, where you might hit issues, and how you overcome them. (30-minute and 60-minute slots)
  • Future of Work - sessions in this track should explore topics around the area of improving the productivity of individuals and organizations through the use of Digital Solutions technologies. (30-minute slots only)
  • Management and Adoption - sessions that take a higher-level view of the issues, challenges and opportunities that surface when deploying Social and Dx platforms. (30-minute slots)
  • Spotlight - this track is designed to give new (or experienced) speakers the chance to present a short session on a topic of their choice. Think of it as being akin to TED talks, but within the framework of Let's Connect. You can choose to use a presentation deck or not, to prepare earnestly or to speak from the heart, the choice is yours. What we're after is insight, interest and passion - the rest is up to you! (15-minute slots only)
  • New Technologies - We also want to reach out to new things, if you feel you have an interesting session on a new technology, please submit in this track. (30-minute and 60-minute slots)
  • Sponsor - for those organisations that are sponsoring the event at Gold level or above, there is the option to submit a Sponsor session for the conference. (30-minute slots only)
  • Workshops - For hands on training. Please supply all information needed on what you need to be able to run it
  • Academic - For faculty, IT staff or even students of any academic institution who want to share what they have achieved with HCL Connections or HCL DX or how they see the future of collaboration. (15 or 30 minute slots; research papers are also eligible)

Unfortunately COVID-19 forced us to rethink the event as virtual but this provide the advantage to be able to present without moving from your office or home !

To send us the abstract visit the following url :


If you like to have info please contact the team dropping us an email or contactt me in the way you prefer. 

Sunday, August 9, 2020

HCL Connections - some infos about Plug-ins for Windows, MacOS, Notes

HCL Connections has some useful  plug-ins, for Windows, MacOS , Notes and Office that integrate the functionality into OS , Notes and Office menu.

This plug-ins are easy to use and increase the functionality of Connections but unfortunately too often are cause of issues just because the version used and installed in the end-user devices is too old (1 year and more.. )! In this case the issue are fixed running an upgrade witht the last version available, and in my daily routine I've seen too often this situation.

Currently on Connections product ideas portal it's available an idea , related on auto update of the desktop connector.

The idea is in "medium term focus" state that means HCL has express the intent to develop this functionality.

If think like me , that this idea should be implemented , maybe using Microsoft or Apple store, I invite you to express your vote and comment on aha site.

Waiting the auto-update, it's important to NOT forget to update regularly the plugins because important bug-fixes and functionality like OAuth login for Connections MT are implemented and released with the updates.

I like to leave here some usefull link where are available what's new and flexnet link:

HCL has released also KB related named "Collecting Data" (someone remember "must gather" 👀) where are explained the logs and troubleshooting of the connectors to be able to make debug of the issue or collecting logs for the support: 
As closure I've to add currently Notes and Outlook plug-ins are not compatible with Connections MT managed by HCL MSP , but HCL is working on the new releases that should be released later during this year.

Friday, July 10, 2020


I'm writing this post in case of someone of you have missed the post we made today:

LetsConnect 2020 will be a virtual event and we have shifted Madrid to 2021 !

We have in plan a virtual event that will be run in during an entire week, but not on the entire day, so you could book only a portion of the time to follow what you will be interested to.

We will have a lot of info's and sessions regards the upcoming HCL Connections 7.0 and we will try to keep the spirit intact, so prepare also for some fun and networking.

More new will follow, please send us some beautiful abstract here :-)

Thursday, June 25, 2020

HCL Sametime: Exclusive Global Launch and Unveiling

Now it's official, HCL Sametime 11.5 will be revealed the next August 5th with a webinar.

This new release will be a milestone , because it will contains the totally renewed meeting part , to provide a solid and secure alternative, to the SaaS solutions .

I'm really exited about this release.. don't forget to register your seat for the presentation webinar !