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IBM Connections V4.5 Interim Feature Release 1 adds support for community polls and surveys

IBM United States Software Announcement 213-398
September 24, 2013

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Planned availability date Planned availability date Prices Prices
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IBM® Connections is now further enhanced with the introduction of IBM Connections V4.5 IFR 1.

IBM Connections V4.5 IFR 1 includes entitlement to IBM Forms Experience Builder V8.5 so you can use the Community Surveys feature.

This entitlement adds the following new capabilities:

The capabilities provided by the entitlement to IBM Forms Experience Builder V8.5 are accessed within an IBM Connections Community.

Some of the benefits of conducting polls and surveys within a community can include:

The following IBM Connections licenses include the above mentioned entitlement to IBM Forms Experience Builder V8.5:

In addition to the new polls and surveys feature, IBM Connections V4.5 IFR 1 also includes all the capabilities of IBM Connections V4.5.

Consult the appropriate IBM Connections V4.5 IFR 1 product license for the full details of the IBM Forms Experience Builder V8.5 entitlement.

For ordering, contact your IBM representative or an IBM Business Partner.
For more information contact the Americas Call Centers at
800-IBM-CALL (426-2255).
 
Reference: YE001


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Planned availability date
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September 24, 2013: Electronic availability

October 24, 2013: Media availability



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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Conn Intranet and Extranet     Multilingual    August 6, 2013
 V4.5.0                         (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Catalan,
                                Kazakh,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic, Thai,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Norwegian
                                Bokmal,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                English,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)
IBM Connections V4.5.0         Multilingual    April 26, 2013
                                (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Catalan,
                                Kazakh,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic, Thai,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Norwegian
                                Bokmal,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                English,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)
IBM Connections V4.5.0         Multilingual    October 24, 2013
                                (Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Catalan,
                                Kazakh,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic, Thai,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Norwegian
                                Bokmal,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                English,
                                Slovenian,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)


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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-S68   4.5.0                        IBM Connections


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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage® . It is not available as shrinkwrap.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM Connections                     IBM             IBM
                                     Connections     Connections
IBM Connections for Intranet and    IBM             IBM
 Extranet                            Connections     Connections
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Connections                       5724-S68   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit for
                                                  Linux™ on System
                                                  z
IBM Connections                       5724-S68   Per Processor
                                                  Value Unit (PVU)
IBM Connections                       5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User
IBM Connections                       5724-S68   Per Authorized
                                                  User for Linux
                                                  on System z
IBM Connections for Intranet and      5724-S68   Per Processor
 Extranet                                         Value Unit for
                                                  Linux on System
                                                  z
IBM Connections for Intranet and      5724-S68   Per Processor
 Extranet                                         Value Unit (PVU)

Charge metrics definitions

Authorized User

Authorized User is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. An Authorized User is a unique person who is given access to the program. The program may be installed on any number of computers or servers and each Authorized User may have simultaneous access to any number of instances of the program at one time. Licensee must obtain separate, dedicated entitlements for each Authorized User accessing the program in any manner directly or indirectly (for example, via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means. An entitlement for an Authorized User is unique to that Authorized User an may not be shared, nor may it be reassigned other than for the permanent transfer of the Authorized User entitlement to another person.

Note: Some programs may be licensed where devices are considered users. In that case, the following applies. Any computing device that requests the execution of or receives for execution a set of commands, procedures, or applications from the program or that is otherwise managed by the program is considered a separate user of the program and requires an entitlement as if that device were a person.

Processor Value Unit (PVU)

PVU is a unit of measure by which the program can be licensed. The number of PVU entitlements required is based on the processor technology (defined within the PVU Table by processor value, brand, type, and model number at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/pvu_licensing_for_customers.html

and the number of processors made available to the program. IBM continues to define a processor, for the purpose of PVU-based licensing, to be each processor core on a chip. A dual-core processor chip, for example, has two processor cores.

Licensee can deploy the program using either full capacity licensing or virtualization capacity (sub-capacity) licensing according to the Passport Advantage Sub-Capacity Licensing Terms (refer to the webpage below). If using full capacity licensing, licensee must obtain PVU entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores* in the physical hardware environment made available to or managed by the program, except for those servers from which the program has been permanently removed. If using virtualization capacity licensing, licensee must obtain entitlements sufficient to cover all activated processor cores made available to or managed by the program, as defined according to the Virtualization Capacity License Counting Rules at

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/passportadvantage/Counting_Software_licenses_using_sp ecific_virtualization_technologies.html

* An activated processor core is a processor core that is available for use in a physical or virtual server, regardless of whether the capacity of the processor core can be or is limited through virtualization technologies, operating system commands, BIOS settings, or similar restrictions.

Notes :

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Connections
IBM Connections Authorized User Annual SW S&S Rnwl       E03VJLL
IBM Connections Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo       D6158LL
IBM Connections Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate 12 Mo   D615ILL
IBM Connections for Extranet Proc Value Unit (PVU)       E03VKLL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Connections for Extranet Proc Value Unit (PVU) Lic   D615JLL
 + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Connections for Extranet Proc Value Unt (PVU) SW     D615KLL
 S&S Reinst 12 Mo

IBM Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Connections for Intranet and Extranet
Conn Intranet and Extranet Per Processor Value Unit      E0E0ZLL
 (PVU) Annual SW S&S Rn
Conn Intranet and Extranet Per Processor Value Unit      D0QC9LL
 (PVU) Lic + SW S&S 12
Conn Intranet and Extranet Per Processor Value Unit      D0QCALL
 (PVU) SW S&S Reinstate

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Connections

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Trade-up
                                                        part
                                                        number
 
IBM Connections
IBM Connections Activities  Tradeup to Cnnctns AU Lnx   D0C5ELL
                             Sz fr Cnnctns Activities
                             AU Lnx Sz Lic+SW S&S12Mo
IBM Connections Profiles    Tradeup to Cnnctns AU Lnx   D0C5DLL
                             Sz fr Cnnctns Profiles AU
                             Lnx Sz Lic+SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Connections Activities  Tradeup to Cnnctns AU from  D6157LL
                             Cnnctns Activities AU Lic
                             + SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Connections Profiles    Tradeup to Connctns AU      D615BLL
                             from Cnnctns Profiles AU
                             Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Conn Intranet and Extranet V4.5.0
IBM Connections for Intranet and Extranet V4.5           AY00XML
 Multiplatforms Ml Media Pack
IBM Connections 4.5 for Intranet and Extranet IFR1 MP    AY010ML
 ML Media Pack
IBM Connections V4.5.0
IBM Connections V4.5 Multilingual Multiplatforms Media   AY00VML
 Pack
IBM Connections 4.5 IFR1 MP ML Media Pack                AY00ZML

Passport Advantage customer: media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM Connections V4.5.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Connections Authorized  IBM Connections V4.5        AY00VML
 User for Linux on System z®  Multilingual
                             Multiplatforms Media Pack
IBM Connections Authorized  IBM Connections 4.5 IFR1    AY00ZML
 User for Linux on System z  MP ML Media Pack
IBM Connections Processor   IBM Connections 4.5 IFR1    AY00ZML
 Value Unit for Linux on     MP ML Media Pack
 System z
IBM Connections Processor   IBM Connections V4.5        AY00VML
 Value Unit for Linux on     Multilingual
 System z                    Multiplatforms Media Pack
IBM Connections per         IBM Connections V4.5        AY00VML
 Authorized User             Multilingual
                             Multiplatforms Media Pack
IBM Connections per         IBM Connections 4.5 IFR1    AY00ZML
 Authorized User             MP ML Media Pack
IBM Connections per         IBM Connections 4.5 IFR1    AY00ZML
 Processor Value Unit        MP ML Media Pack
IBM Connections per         IBM Connections V4.5        AY00VML
 Processor Value Unit        Multilingual
                             Multiplatforms Media Pack

Conn Intranet and Extranet V4.5.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Connections for         IBM Connections 4.5 for     AY010ML
 Intranet and Extranet Per   Intranet and Extranet IFR1
 Processor Value Unit for    MP ML Media Pack
 Linux on System z
IBM Connections for         IBM Connections for         AY00XML
 Intranet and Extranet Per   Intranet and Extranet V4.5
 Processor Value Unit for    Multiplatforms Ml Media
 Linux on System z           Pack
IBM Connections for         IBM Connections for         AY00XML
 Intranet and Extranet per   Intranet and Extranet V4.5
 Processor Value Unit        Multiplatforms Ml Media
                             Pack
IBM Connections for         IBM Connections 4.5 for     AY010ML
 Intranet and Extranet per   Intranet and Extranet IFR1
 Processor Value Unit        MP ML Media Pack

Cross-platform products

Cross-platform products for use on System z

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is used for either the development of code that will be deployed on System z servers or when the product will be communicating or transferring data between a distributed server and a System z server. Otherwise order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

Cross-platform product for use on System z IFL engines or zEnterprise® BladeCenter® Extension

Order the part numbers that follow when the product is intended to run on the zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension or Linux operating system on System z IFL engines. If the product is not intended to run in these environments, order from the other set of part numbers in this announcement. This set of part numbers provides the identical supply and authorization as the other set in this announcement.

IBM Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Connections
IBM Connections Auth Usr Linux on Sys z Annual SW S&S    E08CGLL
 Rnwl
IBM Connections Auth Usr Linux on Sys z Lic + SW S&S 12  D0C3GLL
 Mo
IBM Connections Auth Usr Linux on Sys z SW S&S           D0C3HLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo
IBM Connections for Extranet PVU for Lnx Sys z Annual    E08CHLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Connections for Extranet PVU for Lnx Sys z Lic + SW  D0C3ILL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Connections for Extranet PVU for Lnx Sys z SW S&S    D0C3JLL
 Reinst 12Mo

IBM Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Connections for Intranet and Extranet
Conn Intranet and Extranet Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z     E0E10LL
 Annual SW S&S Rnwl
Conn Intranet and Extranet Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z     D0QCBLL
 Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo
Conn Intranet and Extranet Per Proc VU for Lin Sys z SW  D0QCCLL
 S&S Reinstate 12 Mo


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Terms and conditions for the new IBM Connections Extension part number have been added to the terms and conditions for IBM Lotus® Connections, as previously announced in Software Announcement 209-210, dated August 18, 2009 . Consult the IBM Connections license for details.



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IBM Electronic Services
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Electronic Service Agent™ and the IBM Electronic Support web portal are dedicated to providing fast, exceptional support to IBM Systems customers. The IBM Electronic Service Agent tool is a no-additional-charge tool that proactively monitors and reports hardware events, such as system errors, performance issues, and inventory. The Electronic Service Agent tool can help you stay focused on your company's strategic business initiatives, save time, and spend less effort managing day-to-day IT maintenance issues. Servers enabled with this tool can be monitored remotely around the clock by IBM Support all at no additional cost to you.

Now integrated into the base operating system of AIX® V5.3, AIX V6.1, and AIX V7.1, Electronic Service Agent is designed to automatically and electronically report system failures and utilization issues to IBM , which can result in faster problem resolution and increased availability. System configuration and inventory information collected by the Electronic Service Agent tool also can be viewed on the secure Electronic Support web portal, and used to improve problem determination and resolution by you and the IBM support team. To access the tool main menu, simply type smitty esa_main, and select Configure Electronic Service Agent . In addition, ESA now includes a powerful Web user interface, giving the administrator easy access to status, tool settings, problem information, and filters. For more information and documentation on how to configure and use Electronic Service Agent , refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

The IBM Electronic Support portal is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. This portal enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems. The My Systems and Premium Search functions make it even easier for Electronic Service Agent tool-enabled customers to track system inventory and find pertinent fixes.

Benefits

Increased uptime: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to enhance the Warranty or Maintenance Agreement by providing faster hardware error reporting and uploading system information to IBM Support. This can translate to less wasted time monitoring the symptoms, diagnosing the error, and manually calling IBM Support to open a problem record. Its 24 x 7 monitoring and reporting mean no more dependence on human intervention or off-hours customer personnel when errors are encountered in the middle of the night.

Security: The Electronic Service Agent tool is designed to be secure in monitoring, reporting, and storing the data at IBM . The Electronic Service Agent tool securely transmits either via the Internet (HTTPS or VPN) or modem, and can be configured to communicate securely through gateways to provide customers a single point of exit from their site. Communication is one way. Activating Electronic Service Agent does not enable IBM to call into a customer's system. System inventory information is stored in a secure database, which is protected behind IBM firewalls. It is viewable only by the customer and IBM . The customer's business applications or business data is never transmitted to IBM .

More accurate reporting: Since system information and error logs are automatically uploaded to the IBM Support center in conjunction with the service request, customers are not required to find and send system information, decreasing the risk of misreported or misdiagnosed errors. Once inside IBM , problem error data is run through a data knowledge management system and knowledge articles are appended to the problem record.

Customized support: Using the IBM ID entered during activation, customers can view system and support information in the My Systems and Premium Search sections of the Electronic Support website at

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic

My Systems provides valuable reports of installed hardware and software using information collected from the systems by Electronic Service Agent . Reports are available for any system associated with the customer's IBM ID. Premium Search combines the function of search and the value of Electronic Service Agent information, providing advanced search of the technical support knowledgebase. Using Premium Search and the Electronic Service Agent information that has been collected from your system, customers are able to see search results that apply specifically to their systems.

For more information on how to utilize the power of IBM Electronic Services, contact your IBM Systems Services Representative, or visit

http://www.ibm.com/support/electronic


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The charges are unchanged by this announcement.

IBM Global Financing

IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, both from IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit

http://www.ibm.com/financing

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States, and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.



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To order, contact your local IBM representative or your IBM Business Partner.

To identify your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968). For more information, contact the Americas Call Centers.

 
Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 
 
For IBM representative: callserv@ca.ibm.com
 

 
For IBM Business Partner: pwswna@us.ibm.com
 
Mail:      IBM Teleweb Customer Support
           ibm.com® Sales Execution Center, Americas North
           3500 Steeles Ave. East, Tower 3/4
           Markham, Ontario
           Canada  L3R 2Z1
 
Reference: YE001
 

The Americas Call Centers, IBM's national direct marketing organization, can add your name to the mailing list for catalogs of IBM products.

Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

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

IBM, Notes, Domino, Passport Advantage, System z, zEnterprise, BladeCenter, Lotus, AIX and ibm.com are registered trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds in the United States, other countries, or both.

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

Terms of use

IBM products and services which are announced and available in your country can be ordered under the applicable standard agreements, terms, conditions, and prices in effect at the time. IBM reserves the right to modify or withdraw this announcement at any time without notice. This announcement is provided for your information only. Additional terms of use are located at

http://www.ibm.com/legal/us/en/

For the most current information regarding IBM products, consult your IBM representative or reseller, or visit the IBM worldwide contacts page

http://www.ibm.com/planetwide/us/

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