Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4 adds capabilities for customization and analytics

IBM Europe Software Announcement ZP18-0053
January 30, 2018

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OverviewOverviewTechnical informationTechnical information
Key prerequisitesKey prerequisitesOrdering informationOrdering information
Planned availability datePlanned availability dateTerms and conditionsTerms and conditions
DescriptionDescriptionPricesPrices
Program numberProgram numberAnnouncement countriesAnnouncement countries
PublicationsPublications


Overview

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The following programs and software fixes are now available for download from IBM® Fix Central for use with IBM Connections™ V6.0

  • Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4
  • IBM Connections V6.0 Cumulative Refresh 1

Component Pack for IBM Connections adds the following capabilities to IBM Connections V6.0:

  • IBM Connections Customizer V6.0.0.4: Tool for customizing the IBM Connections user experience
  • IBM Connections App Registry V6.0.0.4: Database that stores specifications from Customizer and other sources
  • IBM Connections Orient Me V6.0.0.4: Latest release of the IBM Connections Orient Me home page feature
  • Elasticsearch: Used to replace the Cognos® Business Intelligence supporting program that was provided with IBM Connections V6.0 for the Metrics feature.

IBM Connections V6.0 Cumulative Refresh 1 provides the following updates:

  • Fixes for IBM Connections V6.0
  • Software code that enables the IBM Connections V6.0 Metrics application to use the Elasticsearch open source program provided in Component Pack For IBM Connections


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Key prerequisites

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For more information, see the IBM Connections Support website for details.



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Planned availability date

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January 30, 2018



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Description

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The Metrics feature within IBM Connections V6 currently utilizes IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 which is supplied as a supporting program with IBM Connections V6.

IBM has made available an alternative software program for use by the Metrics feature within IBM Connections V6. The alternative to IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 is provided by downloading and installing the following program updates for IBM Connections V6, which are now available on IBM Fix Central.

  • Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4
  • IBM Connections V6 Cumulative Refresh 1

IBM support for the IBM Connections v6 Metrics feature is currently provided for both of these alternatives:

  • IBM Connections V6 supporting program IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2
  • Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4 used in conjunction with IBM Connections V6.0 Cumulative Refresh 1

Use of the alternative capability requires the installation of both Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4 and IBM Connections V6.0 Cumulative Refresh 1.

On April 30, 2018, the following will occur:

  • Support for IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 as a supporting program for IBM Connections V6.0 will end.
  • IBM Cognos Business Intelligence V10.2.2 will no longer be available for download as a supporting program in IBM Connections V6.0.

To continue to receive IBM support for the IBM Connections V6 Metrics feature after April 30, 2018, customers are required to install Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4 and IBM Connections V6 Cumulative Refresh 1.

In addition, Component Pack for IBM Connections V6.0.0.4 includes new capabilities for customizing the IBM Connections user experience, the IBM Connections App Registry for storing specifications from Customizer and other sources, and the latest release of the IBM Connections Orient Me home page feature.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT), containing details about accessibility compliance, can be found on the Product accessibility information website.



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Reference information

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For additional information about IBM Connections, see Software Announcement ZP17-0121, dated March 28, 2017.



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Program number

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Program number VRM Program name
5724-S68 6.0.0 IBM Connections


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Offering Information

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Product information is available on the IBM Offering Information website.

More information is also available on the Passport Advantage® and Passport Advantage Express® website.



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Publications

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Technical documentation can be found in IBM Knowledge Center.



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Services

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Global Technology Services

Contact your IBM representative for the list of selected services available in your country, either as standard or customized offerings for the efficient installation, implementation, or integration of this product.



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Technical information

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Specified operating environment

Software requirements

For more information, see the IBM Support website.

Planning information

Packaging

This offering is delivered through the internet as an electronic download. There is no physical media.

This program, when downloaded from a website, contains the applicable IBM license agreement and License Information, if appropriate, which will be presented for acceptance at the time of installation of the program. For future reference, the license and License Information will be stored in a directory such as LICENSE.TXT.



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Ordering information

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For ordering information, consult your IBM representative or go to the Passport Advantage website.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product group: IBM Connections

Product: 5724-S68

Product category: IBM Connections

No new parts.

Charge metric

No new information.



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Terms and conditions

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The information provided in this announcement letter is for reference and convenience purposes only. The terms and conditions that govern any transaction with IBM are contained in the applicable contract documents such as the IBM International Program License Agreement, IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, and the IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance.

This product is only available through Passport Advantage.

Licensing

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Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

These programs are licensed under the IBM Program License Agreement (IPLA) and the associated Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance, which provide for support with ongoing access to releases and versions of the program. IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with the initial license acquisition of each program acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available. These programs have a one-time license charge for use of the program and an annual renewable charge for the enhanced support that includes telephone assistance (voice support for defects during normal business hours), as well as access to updates, releases, and versions of the program as long as support is in effect.

License Information number

See the License Information documents page on the IBM Software License Agreement website for more information.

Limited warranty applies

Yes

Limited warranty

IBM warrants that when the program is used in the specified operating environment, it will conform to its specifications. The warranty applies only to the unmodified portion of the program. IBM does not warrant uninterrupted or error-free operation of the program or that IBM will correct all program defects. You are responsible for the results obtained from the use of the program.

IBM provides you with access to IBM databases containing information about known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, see the IBM Software Support Handbook.

IBM will maintain this information for at least one year after the original licensee acquires the program (warranty period).

Money-back guarantee

If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the program and you are the original licensee, you may obtain a refund of the amount you paid for it, if within 30 days of your invoice date you return the program and its PoE to the party from whom you obtained it. If you downloaded the program, you may contact the party from whom you acquired it for instructions on how to obtain the refund.

For clarification, note that (1) for programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage offering, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program and (2) for programs acquired under any of IBM's On/Off Capacity on Demand (On/Off CoD) software offerings, this term does not apply since these offerings apply to programs already acquired and in use by you.

Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, information is available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support, also referred to as Software Maintenance, is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and Technical Support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance by telephone and, if available, electronic access, only to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, see the IBM Software Support Handbook. Software Subscription and Support does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

Unless specified otherwise in a written agreement with you, IBM does not provide support for third-party products that were not provided by IBM. Ensure that when contacting IBM for covered support, you follow problem determination and other instructions that IBM provides, including in the IBM Software Support Handbook.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, go to the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.

Variable charges apply

No

Educational allowance available

Education allowance does not apply. Education software allowance does not apply. Special education prices are available for qualified customers through Passport Advantage.



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Statement of good security practices

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IT system security involves protecting systems and information through intrusion prevention, detection, and response to improper access from within and outside your enterprise. Improper access can result in information being altered, destroyed, or misappropriated or can result in misuse of your systems to attack others. Without a comprehensive approach to security, no IT system or product should be considered completely secure and no single product or security measure can be completely effective in preventing improper access. IBM systems and products are designed to be part of a regulatory compliant, comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective.

Important: IBM does not warrant that any systems, products, or services are immune from, or will make your enterprise immune from, the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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Prices

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For all local charges, contact your IBM representative.


Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative. Additional information is also available on the Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express website.



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Announcement countries

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All European, Middle Eastern, and African countries, except Islamic Republic of Iran, Sudan, and Syrian Arab Republic.

Trademarks

IBM Connections is a trademark of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Cognos, Global Technology Services, Passport Advantage and Express are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

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