Monday, December 2, 2019

HCL Connections 6.5 available for download

During the next December 4, at 9 a.m. ET HCL will present and announce  the following new software:

  • Connections 6.5
  • Domino & Notes 11
  • Sametime 11

today  with a huge surprise Connections 6.5 it's already available for download!

Below some of my preferred features from what's new:

  • Activity plus: activities rebuild in collaboration with ISW has raised up his functionality and now will be a must-have ! It will be also possible to upgrade Activities plus to ISW Kudos boards with a serial number. This component it's now part of the component pack without the addition of new requirements.
  • reduced TCO: Connections 6.5 it's now an upgrade like the CR, so customers could avoid side by side migration reducing the upgrade cost.
  • Connections sidebar: it's a component that permit to integrate Connections easily into other sites
  • New self-service invitation system for external users
  • File ownership transfer: now it's possible to transfer the ownership also from File app (one by one),  or wsadmin for bulk transfer
  • .... and many more!

here system requirements, with this MINIMUM version required:

  • WebSphere 8.5.5. FP16
  • DB2 11.1, MS SQL 2016
  • Oracle 12c 
  • RH 7.x, SLES 12.1
  • Win2016

Here at this page upgrade procedure from  6.0 to 6.5, here at this page the upgrade procedure of the component pack  , here at this page  the new 6.5 homepage doc.

As the last resource available ...  the download link from Flexnet ( an entitled login is required).

During the next days I'll start the upgrade process and I'll blog more relevant info.

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