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IBMLotus Connections 2.0 delivers social software for businesses

IBM United States Software Announcement 208-131
June 10, 2008

 
 ENUS208-131.PDF (124KB)

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IBM■ Lotus■ Connections 2.0 is social software for business that empowers you to be more innovative and helps you execute more quickly by using dynamic networks of coworkers and customers. These networks become vibrant professional and customer communities that help you discover information, develop and refine creative ideas, and collaborate with the right people to achieve faster business results.

  • Customization of profile data types to match what is most relevant to a company
  • Social tagging applied to individuals improving the search for expertise
  • Community discussion forums
  • Integration with wikis from SocialText and Confluence
  • Recommending and notification of blog entries
  • Sending and receiving notification of interesting bookmarks
  • Consolidated bookmarking across Dogear, Activities, and Communities
  • Enhanced organization of information in Activities

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


 
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IBM Lotus Connections is social software for business. It empowers business professionals to build and call upon networks of colleagues with whom they can share information, develop and refine new creative ideas, and collaborate on activities. This can help individuals to become more innovative and execute tasks more quickly.

Lotus Connections includes the following six integrated services that can be used independently, or together to deliver more value.

New features of Lotus Connections 2.0

Profiles: Quickly find the people you need by using keyword search

  • People can build a network of colleagues to help them get their job done.
  • Profile data can be customized to match what is most relevant to a company.
  • Social tagging can be used to associate individuals with topics improving search.

Communities: Create, find, join, and work with communities of people

  • Discussion forums are now provided.
  • The ability to integrate with wikis from Socialtext and Confluence is now included.
  • Lotus Sametime■ Advanced can be used to communicate with a community.

Blogs: Present your ideas in a Weblog and get feedback from others

  • Recommend and notify other users of a blog entry they might find useful.
  • Flag content as inappropriate to alert an administrator.

Dogear: Save, organize, and share bookmarks

  • Send and receive notification of interesting bookmarks.
  • Use a new tool to add a bookmark to Dogear, Activities, and Communities.

Activities: Gather the e-mails, IM chats, documents, messages, and other information that you need to accomplish a business objective

  • Information within an Activity can be organized into sections.
  • The content entry form for an Activity can be customized with additional fields, including dates, people, and text.

A new home page: Provides you with a consolidated view of your social data across the Lotus Connections services. You are presented with a view of:

  • A Profiles widget displaying your colleagues with an indication of their new entries across the services, and also a data entry field for a search of profiles.
  • A widget displaying bookmarks that lets you customize the view to include Popular bookmarks, Watchlisted bookmarks, or Recent Bookmarks.
  • A Communities widget shows which communities you belong to along with an indication of which ones have been recently updated.
  • An Activities widget that shows your to dos in a calendar, responses to your posts in activities, new entries in high priority activities, and a quick view of all the activities in which a user participates or owns.
  • A blogs widget that shows the most recent blog entries.
  • The home page that is extensible, so administrators can add in widgets from external sites or their own internal applications.

By empowering your people to easily connect to employees, partners, and customers, Lotus Connections helps you realize the following professional and business benefits:

  • Tasks can be executed faster because you have quick access to information from an expanded professional network.
  • Decisions can be made with confidence knowing they were vetted by experts across the organization and reflect past experience.
  • Innovative products and services can be created from communities of employees, partners, and customers - driving growth for your business.

 
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Refer to the Hardware requirements and Software requirements for details.


 
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Planned availability dates
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June 13, 2008: Electronic software delivery - English only

July 11, 2008: Electronic software delivery - National language versions

July 14, 2008: Media and documentation - English only

August 12, 2008: Media and documentation - National language versions


 
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IBM Lotus Connections 2.0 can help:

  • Individuals complete assignments faster by connecting to communities of knowledge based on their needs, role, and way of working.
  • Businesses create and adapt to change through quick access the best knowledge, experience, and skills of their workforce.
  • Organizations exceed the expectations of customers with innovative products created in vibrant communities of employees, partners, and customers.
  • Businesses become more efficient because the best practices for approaching projects are captured in templates by the project teams and made public for others to use and further customize.

Lotus Connections 2.0 adds new capabilities across its existing five services and adds a new home page. Here is a summary of the new capabilities within each service.

Profiles: Quickly find the people you need by searching across your organization using keywords that help identify expertise, current projects, and responsibilities.

Lotus Connections 2.0 adds new features for customizing the profile data types displayed, finding individuals associated with a topic, and building a network of colleagues with whom you wish to maintain contact.

  • The types and amount of information that are displayed on a profile page can now be customized by an organization to match the information that is most relevant to their business. In addition to the many out-of-the-box profile fields, custom data fields can be added to expand the profile information that is displayed.
  • Profile types can be created to determine which fields to display and what related information widgets to show. For example, regular employees can be one type, showing office information and a reporting chain, while consultant can be another type, showing company and no reporting chain.
  • Social tagging can now be used to associate individuals with a topic, expertise, or other relevant category. Users can tag themselves and others. The tags are displayed in a tag cloud or as a list on the individual's Profiles page, providing a quick way for users to locate individuals who are associated with a topic.
  • People can build a network of colleagues with whom they wish to remain in contact. Colleagues can be tagged with key words to help you recall their expertise and the list is displayed on your Profiles page. The colleague list is used by the new Lotus Connections home page to assemble and display information such as recent bookmarks and blog entries from colleagues.

Communities: Create, find, join, and work with communities of people who share a common interest, responsibility, or area of expertise.

New Communities features in Lotus Connections 2.0 include the following:

  • Discussion forums are now provided. Users can start discussions with the members of a community on a topic of interest to them. Users can also add images and links to a discussion forum.
  • Integration with wikis from Socialtext and Confluence is included. From within a community, a user can view the recent updates made to a wiki page that is associated with the community. The user can also view and edit wiki pages. Customers license the wikis directly from Socialtext and Confluence. The Socialtext and Confluence wikis are provided by the customer.
  • Integration with Lotus Sametime Advanced version is included. From their Sametime client, a user can initiate a chat with the community and add that chat text into the community's discussion forum. Users can also send a broadcast message to a community when they need a quick answer. Lotus Sametime Advanced is licensed separately from Lotus Connections.
  • The system administrator configures which of the wiki and Lotus Sametime Advanced options are made available to Community owners, who in turn choose which option to add to an individual community.

Blogs: Use a Weblog to present your idea and get feedback from others; learn from the expertise and experience of others who blog.

  • Notify other users of a blog entry they might find useful.
  • Recommend a blog entry and the comments that were made about the blog entry.
  • Sort the listing of blogs by the number of recommendations.
  • Flag content as inappropriate if you think an administrator should know.

Dogear: Save, organize, and share bookmarks; discover bookmarks that have been qualified by others with similar interests and expertise.

  • Use the new consolidated bookmarking tool to add a bookmark to Dogear, Activities, and Communities.
  • Send (and receive) notification to other users of bookmarks they might find interesting.
  • Has a consolidated bookmark tool that permits users to add a bookmark to Dogear, Activities, Communities, or even blog about the bookmark.

Activities: Create online work areas (Activities) where you can gather together the e-mails, IM chats, documents, messages, and other information that you need to accomplish a business objective. Organize your work, plan next steps, and invite members of your expanding professional network to help execute your everyday deliverables, faster.

  • Information within an Activity can be organized into sections. For example, the activity for a meeting can be organized into sections for the logistics, and a section for the meeting presentations. You can create and name the sections and then store the Activity as a template for reuse on similar projects.
  • The data entry form for an Activity can be customized. The predefined data entry fields can be renamed and new fields can be added to match the unique needs of their activities.

Home page: This component is new. The home page provides you with a consolidated view of your social data across the other Lotus Connections services. On the new home page are placed widgets which display information from these five services.

  • Profiles widget: Displays to a user a list of their colleagues along with an indication of the colleagues' new entries in activities, blogs, and bookmarks.
  • Blogs widget: Displays the latest blog entries throughout all of a user's social network.
  • Dogear widget: Displays bookmarks: My bookmarks, Popular bookmarks, Watchlist, Recent bookmarks.
  • Communities widget: Displays a list of the communities to which a user belongs along with an indication of which ones have been recently updated.
  • Activities widget: Informs the user of new responses to their posts in activities, new entries in high priority activities, and a quick view of all the activities in which a user participates or owns.

The home page is customizable. End users can drag and drop the widgets to arrange them on the page in the manner that best meets their needs. Customers and business partners can develop new widgets and add them to the page to further expand the social data that is displayed.

The home page is extensible, so administrators can add in widgets from external sites or their own internal applications.

Lotus Connections is available in two licensing models. For internal use by employees and contractors, Lotus Connections can be purchased on a per authorized user basis. For external use by an organization's customers and partners, Lotus Connections can be purchased using a processor Value Unit model. For more details, please refer to the license agreement.

IPLA and Subscription and Support considerations

IPLA licenses can be transferred from one machine to another within, but not limited to an enterprise. You may aggregate the capacity for all the processors the product is operated on to achieve a more economic price. This will result in a single Proof of Entitlement (PoE). It is your responsibility to manage the distribution of Value Units within the limits of the entitlement of the product license.

Subscription and Support must cover the same capacity as the product license entitlement. Subscription and Support will be available in the country in which the agreement is made.


 
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Refer to Software Announcement 207-282, dated November 06, 2007

Availability of national languages

Product description            Language        GA date
 
Lotus Connections V2.0.0       Multilingual    August 12, 2008
                                (English
                                International,
                                Portuguese,
                                French,
                                Danish,
                                Russian,
                                Hebrew,
                                Arabic,
                                Korean,
                                Chinese -
                                Simplified,
                                Spanish,
                                Portuguese-Brazilian,
                                German,
                                Swedish,
                                Japanese,
                                Chinese -
                                Traditional,
                                Hungarian,
                                Norwegian
                                Nynorsk,
                                Greek,
                                Turkish,
                                Dutch, Czech,
                                Italian,
                                Finnish,
                                Polish)
Lotus Connections V2.0.0       English         July 14, 2008
                                International

 
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Program
number     VRM                          Program name  
5724-S68   2.0.0                        IBM Lotus Connections

 
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Education support
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IBM training provides education to support many IBM offerings. Descriptions of courses for IT professionals and managers are on the IBM training Web site

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/ites.wss/tp/en?pageType=tp_search

Call IBM training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules, and enrollments.

IBM Software Services for Lotus Education provides education to support many Lotus offerings. For a complete list of offerings, visit the Web site at

http://www.lotus.com/education

 
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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information Web site

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage■ Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

 
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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.


 
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

IBM Lotus Connections requires the following minimum hardware for Intel-based configurations:

  • IBM -compatible x86-32 processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 GB hard drive space

IBM Lotus Connections requires the following minimum hardware for AIX■ and System p™ configurations:

  • POWER5™
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 8 GB hard drive space
Software requirements

Server side operating system

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux■ Enterprise Server (ES) V4.0 on x86-32 (Nahant Update 4)
  • Microsoft■ Windows■ 2003 Server - Standard
  • Microsoft Windows 2003 Server - Enterprise
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 on Intel■
  • IBM AIX V5.3.0.4 64-bit operating system

Client side operating system

  • Microsoft Windows XP Pro Service Pack 2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10 XGL
  • Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
  • Macintosh OS X 10.4.8

Web browser support

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0, 7.0 on Microsoft Windows XP Pro
  • Mozilla Firefox 2.0 (Microsoft Windows and Linux and Macintosh OS X 10.4.8)
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 on Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate

Application server*

  • IBM WebSphere■ Application Server V6.1.0.13*

HTTP Server*

  • IBM HTTP Server from WebSphere Application Server V6.1.0.13* (IHS)

LDAP Directory

  • IBM Tivoli■ Directory Server V6.0.0.3
  • Microsoft Active Directory 2003 Service Pack 2
  • IBM Lotus Domino■ LDAP Server 7.0.2
  • IBM Lotus Domino LDAP Server 8.0
  • Sun Java™ System Directory Server 5.2
    • Formerly Sun ONE Directory 5 (iPlanet 5.2)

Database

  • IBM DB2■ V9.1 Fix Pack 4*
  • Oracle 10g 10.2.0.3
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise

Feed reader

  • Must support ATOM Protocol

Security

  • Tivoli Access Manager V6.0

For profiles only

  • IBM Tivoli Directory Integrator V6.1.1

* Denotes bundled with IBM Lotus Connections with a restricted license for use with IBM Lotus Connections only.

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a README file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance 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 Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Packaging

This product is available through IBM Passport Advantage in a Passport Advantage media pack or via electronic download. Publications are not shipped with the product.

The Licence Information form number for IBM Lotus Connections is L-DCOR-7DG2SV.

Security, auditability, and control

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.


 
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IBM Software Services has the breadth, depth, and reach to manage your services needs. You can leverage the deep technical skills of our lab-based, software services team and the business consulting, project management, and infrastructure expertise of our IBM Global Services team. Also, we extend our IBM Software Services reach through IBM Business Partners to provide an extensive portfolio of capabilities. Together, we provide the global reach, intellectual capital, industry insight, and technology leadership to support a wide range of critical business needs.

To learn more about IBM Software Services or to contact a Software Services sales specialist, visit

http://www.ibm.com/software/sw-services/

To locate an IBM Business Partner, visit:

http://www.ibm.com/software/solutions/isv

 
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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 Lotus Connections               IBM Lotus IBM Lotus
                                     Connections     Connections
IBM Lotus Connections activities    IBM Lotus IBM Lotus
                                     Connections     Connections
IBM Lotus Connections profiles      IBM Lotus IBM Lotus
                                     Connections     Connections
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM Lotus Connections                 5724-S68   SubCapacity
                                                  Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus Connections                 5724-S68   Processor Value
                                                  Unit (PVU)
IBM Lotus Connections                 5724-S68   Authorized
                                                  Users
IBM Lotus Connections activities      5724-S68   Authorized
                                                  Users
IBM Lotus Connections profiles        5724-S68   Authorized
                                                  Users

Charge metrics definitions

Value Unit

A Value Unit is a pricing charge metric for program license entitlements which is based upon the quantity of a specific designated measurement used for a given program. Each program has a designated measurement. The most commonly used designated measurement is a processor core. However, for select programs, there are other designated measurements such as users or resources which may include servers, client devices, and messages. The number of Value Unit entitlements required for a program depends on how the program is deployed in your environment and must be obtained from a Value Unit table. You must obtain a PoE for the calculated number of Value Unit entitlements for your implementation. The Value Unit entitlements are specific to a program and may not be exchanged, interchanged, or aggregated with Value Unit entitlements of another program.

Processor (Value Unit)

A processor core is a functional unit within a computing device that interprets and executes instructions. A processor core consists of at least an instruction control unit and one or more arithmetic or logic unit. With multicore technology, each core is considered a processor. Not all processor cores require the same number of Processor Value Unit entitlements. To calculate the number of Processor Value Unit entitlements required, refer to the Processor Value Unit table on the following Web site

http://www-142.ibm.com/software/sw-lotus/services/cwepassport.nsf/ wdocs/pvu_table_for_customers

With full capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Processor Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use on the server.

Sub-capacity processor (Value Unit)

For programs eligible for sub-capacity licensing, a PoE must be acquired for the appropriate number of Processor Value Units based on all activated processor cores available for use in each partition (utilizing eligible partitioning technologies) where the program runs. Refer to the International Passport Advantage Agreement Attachment for sub-capacity terms or the program's license information to determine applicable sub-capacity terms.

Authorized user

An authorized user is one and only one individual (named or unnamed) within or outside your enterprise. A PoE must be obtained for each individual user accessing the program in any manner. A program licensed under an authorized user PoE may be installed on a single computer or server, and accessed by multiple users, provided that a PoE has been obtained for each individual user accessing the program either directly or indirectly (via a multiplexing program, device, or application server) through any means on behalf of the user.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections profiles
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Authorized User Annual    E03VFLL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Authorized User Lic + SW  D6159LL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections profiles Authorized User SW S&S    D615ALL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections activities
IBM Lotus Connections activities Authorized User Annual  E03VELL
 SW S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections activities Authorized User Lic +   D6155LL
 SW S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections activities Authorized User SW S&S  D6156LL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM Lotus Connections

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM Lotus Connections
IBM Lotus Connections Authorized User Annual SW S&S      E03VJLL
 Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections Authorized User Lic + SW S&S 12    D6158LL
 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections Authorized User SW S&S Reinstate   D615ILL
 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet Value Unit Annual SW  E03VKLL
 S&S Rnwl
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet Value Unit Lic + SW   D615JLL
 S&S 12 Mo
IBM Lotus Connections for Extranet Value Unit SW S&S     D615KLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage trade-up licenses

IBM Lotus Connections

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Lotus Connections
 activities
IBM Lotus Connections       Tradeup to Lotus Conn       D6157LL
 activities                  AUser from Activities
                             AUser Trdup Lic + SW S&S
                             12 Mo

IBM Lotus Connections

Precursor product           Trade-up product            Part
                                                        number
 
IBM Lotus Connections
 profiles
IBM Lotus Connections       Tradeup to Lotus Conn       D615BLL
 profiles                    AUser from Profiles AUser
                             Trdup Lic + SW S&S 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Lotus Connections V2.0.0
Lotus Connections Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE       AY004ML
 Linux Enterprise Server
Lotus Connections Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE       AY005IE
 Linux Enterprise Server

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.

Lotus Connections V2.0.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Lotus Connections       Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY004ML
 activities per Authorized   Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
 User                        Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections       Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY005IE
 activities per Authorized   Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
 User                        Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections per   Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY005IE
 Authorized User             Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
                             Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections per   Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY004ML
 Authorized User             Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
                             Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections per   Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY004ML
 SubCapacity Value Unit      Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
                             Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections per   Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY005IE
 SubCapacity Value Unit      Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
                             Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections per   Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY005IE
 Value Unit                  Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
                             Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections per   Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY004ML
 Value Unit                  Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
                             Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections       Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY004ML
 profiles per Authorized     Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
 User                        Linux Enterprise Server
IBM Lotus Connections       Lotus Connections Red Hat   AY005IE
 profiles per Authorized     Enterprise Linux ES,SUSE
 User                        Linux Enterprise Server

Sub-capacity

IBM Lotus Connections

Part number                       Part description
 
E047HLL                           IBM Lotus Connections Extranet
                                   SubCapacity Value Unit Annual
                                   SW S&S Rnwl
D61VCLL                           IBM Lotus Connections Extranet
                                   SubCapacity Value Unit Lic + SW
                                   S&S 12Mo
D61VDLL                           IBM Lotus Connections Extranet
                                   SubCapacity Value Unit SW S&S
                                   Reinst 12Mo

Sub-capacity for selected middleware products

Sub-capacity licensing on a per processor or per Value Unit basis is available for selected middleware products. To offer sub-capacity licensing, IBM software products implement IBM Tivoli License Compliance Manager within their offerings so that you can monitor and report quarterly to IBM on the use of the programs on a continuous basis.

More information can be found on the Passport Advantage web site:

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Eligibility requirements for sub-capacity licensing

To be eligible for sub-capacity licensing terms on this product, you must agree to install and configure IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software, in accordance with the IBM Tivoli License Manager publications, and to enable the collection of program use data on all eligible machines subject to sub-capacity terms.

For those machines running programs with sub-capacity licensing terms, you must use IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software to monitor program use and submit to IBM an IBM Use Report each calendar quarter. Multiple copies of IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software or IBM Tivoli License Manager are not required. You can use more copies if you need them to support your operational environment, but only one copy is required to monitor all your sub-capacity licensed products.

Additionally, if this is the first product you have licensed under sub-capacity terms, you must agree to the terms of an attachment to your Passport Advantage or Passport Advantage Express contract and submit a new Passport Advantage enrollment form. First-time sub-capacity clients also have an opportunity to ensure a primary business contact is established for their contracts.

For more information on required and entitled license capacity, license requirements, and reporting, refer to Software Announcement205-093, dated April 19, 2005.

If you order (this product) under sub-capacity terms, IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software will be made available to you if you do not already have one. You must install and configure this tool for your sub-capacity products. Alternately, you can use Tivoli License Manager. Once the license manager software is installed, you will be required to register online. (IBM may need to contact you in order to finalize the registration process.) You must monitor program use on a continuous basis with an IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software and submit IBM Use Reports to IBM on a calendar quarterly basis.

IBM Tivoli License Manager for IBM Software is documented in the following customer publications, which are available from IBM Publications Center at

http://www.elink.ibmlink.ibm.com/public/applications/publications/cgib in/pbi.cgi?
Publication                       Form
 
Planning, Installation, and       SC32-1431
 Configuration
Administration                    SC32-1430
Problem Determination             SC32-9102
Data Dictionary                   SC32-1432
Release Notes                     SC32-1429

For IBM Tivoli License Manager configuration guidance and instructions for specific products (including this product) acquired with sub-capacity terms, refer to:

http://www.lotus.com/sub-capacity

The Web site will give you information about how to set up the product for detection by IBM Tivoli License Manager, any required maintenance, and any required steps that are unique to this product.


 
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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.

Licensing

IBM International Program License Agreement including the License Information document and Proof of Entitlement (PoE) govern your use of the program. PoEs are required for all authorized use.

Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Maintenance, previously referred to as Software Subscription and Technical Support.

License Information form number
Program name                              Program     Form number
                                          number
 
IBM Lotus Connections                     5724-S68   L-DCOR-7DG2SV

The program's License Information will be available for review on the IBM Software License Agreement Web site

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
Limited warranty applies

Yes

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 on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. Consult the IBM Software Support Handbook for further information at

http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

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

Program technical support

Technical support of a program product will be available for a minimum of three years from the general availability date, as long as your Software Maintenance is in effect. This technical support allows you to obtain assistance (via telephone or electronic means) from IBM for product-specific, task-oriented questions regarding the installation and operation of the program product. Software Maintenance also provides you with access to updates, releases, and versions of the program. You will be notified, via announcement letter, of discontinuance of support with 12 months' notice. If you require additional technical support from IBM, including an extension of support beyond the discontinuance date, contact your IBM representative or IBM Business Partner. This extension may be available for a fee.

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 programs acquired under the IBM International Passport Advantage Agreement, this term applies only to your first acquisition of the program.

Authorization for use on home/portable computer

The program may be stored on the primary machine and another machine, provided that the program is not in active use on both machines at the same time. You may not copy and use this program on another computer without paying additional license fees.

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IBM Lotus Connections                                         No
International Passport Agreement
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

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

Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance

The following agreement applies for maintenance and does not require customer signatures:

IBM Agreement for Acquisition of Software Maintenance (Z125-6011)
Software Maintenance applies

Yes. Software Maintenance is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Maintenance 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 Maintenance with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Maintenance can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Maintenance 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 via telephone and, if available, electronic access, 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 end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

http://techsupport.services.ibm.com/guides/handbook.html

Software Maintenance 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.

For additional information about the International Passport Advantage Agreement and the IBM International Passport Advantage Express Agreement, visit the Passport Advantage Web site at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage
Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.


 
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IBM has transformed its delivery of hardware and software support services to help you achieve higher system availability. Electronic Services is a Web-enabled solution that offers an exclusive, no-additional-charge enhancement to the service and support available for IBM servers. These services are designed to provide the opportunity for greater system availability with faster problem resolution and preemptive monitoring. Electronic Services comprises two separate, but complementary, elements: Electronic Services news page and Electronic Services Agent.

The Electronic Services news page is a single Internet entry point that replaces the multiple entry points traditionally used to access IBM Internet services and support. The news page enables you to gain easier access to IBM resources for assistance in resolving technical problems.

The Electronic Service Agent™ is no-additional-charge software that resides on your server. It monitors events and transmits system inventory information to IBM on a periodic, client-defined timetable. The Electronic Service Agent automatically reports hardware problems to IBM. Early knowledge about potential problems enables IBM to deliver proactive service that may result in higher system availability and performance. In addition, information collected through the Service Agent is made available to IBM service support representatives when they help answer your questions or diagnose problems. Installation and use of IBM Electronic Service Agent for problem reporting enables IBM to provide better support and service for your IBM server.


 
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Passport Advantage

For Passport Advantage information and charges, contact your IBM representative or authorized IBM Business Partner. Additional information is also available at

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage

Business Partner information

If you are an IBM Business Partner -- Distributor for Workstation Software acquiring products from IBM, you may link to Passport Advantage Online for resellers where you can obtain Business Partner pricing information. An IBM ID and password are required.

https://www.ibm.com/software/howtobuy/passportadvantage/paoreseller

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 the Americas Call Centers, your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

Identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

Phone:      800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
Fax:        800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
Internet:   callserv@ca.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, our 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

System p, POWER5 and Electronic Service Agent are trademarks of IBM Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

IBM, Lotus, Sametime, Passport Advantage, AIX, WebSphere, Tivoli, Domino, DB2 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.

Microsoft and Windows are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States, other countries, or both.

Intel is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

Java and all Java-based trademarks are trademarks of Sun Microsystems, Inc. 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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