IBM Collaboration Accelerator and IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 IFR1 bundle adds new social collaboration and digital experience capabilities

IBM United States Software Announcement 214-341
September 23, 2014


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IBM® Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere® Portal Server V8.5 provides the latest releases of the following components in a single offering:

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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Overview
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IBM Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 IFR1 provides, in one affordable offering, the capabilities that are designed to:

New capabilities in IBM Connections V5.0 make it easier for a company's employees to work with customers and business partners on projects. Employees can be empowered to invite customers and business partners to join communities and collaborate on projects and documents. Enhancements have been made throughout IBM Connections to make relevant content more accessible, encourage brainstorming on new ideas, and organize the content that is shared in communities.

Enhancements in IBM Connections V5.0 include:

IBM Connections Content Manager provides content management capabilities for Communities in IBM Connections. IBM Connections Content Manager V5.0 includes an enhanced installation procedure for this add-on.

IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 IFR1:

IBM Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 IFR1 bundle continues to include IBM Sametime V9.0. IBM Sametime V9.0 helps teams work together, build trust, and make better decisions regardless of the distance separating the participants.

Complete your social business experience by enabling individuals to interact in real time through instant messaging, voice, and video. Accelerate your social business by enabling key decision makers to share content and instantly gauge reaction through high-definition, continuous presence video.



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Key prerequisites
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Visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=1070&uid=swg27007791


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Planned availability date
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September 23, 2014: Electronic availability

October 16, 2014: Media availability



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Description
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IBM Collaboration Accelerator and IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 bundle is updated with the most recent versions of IBM Connections and IBM WebSphere Portal Server. The Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal Server bundle now includes IBM Connections V5.0 and IBM Connections Content Manager V5.0 capabilities, and IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.5, replacing the older versions of these components.

IBM Connections V5.0 adds new capabilities that make it easier for a company's employees to collaborate with customers and business partners on projects and share relevant information. With IBM Connections V5.0, external users, such as customers and business partners, can be invited to a shared file and an IBM Connections community. Communities that have been opened to external users are identified as such to the members of the community. Companies can control who is empowered to create communities and files that are accessible to external users. Visual indicators are provided so that community members are informed which community members are external users.

IBM Connections V5.0 also permits users to share files from the Files application with external users.

These new capabilities can be used to collaborate with external users to:

Enhancements throughout IBM Connections V5.0 can make relevant content more accessible and accelerate your employees' ability to take action quickly.

Note: IBM Connections Content Manager V5.0 does not support the new external user capability that is provided in IBM Connections V5.0.

Consult IBM Technote 1670307 for additional technical guidance

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=swg21670307

IBM Connections Content Manager V5.0 delivers the following new capability:

IBM WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 updated capabilities include:

In addition to the new capabilities in IBM Connections V5.0, IBM Connections Content Manager V5.0 and IBM WebSphere Portal V8.5, IBM Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal V8.5 also include the capabilities of IBM Sametime V9.0.

IBM Sametime V9.0 capabilities included in IBM Collaboration Accelerator and WebSphere Portal Server V8.5 are:

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

http://www.ibm.com/able/product_accessibility/index.html


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Availability of national languages
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Product description            Language        GA date
 
Collab Accel & WS Prtl Srvr    Multilingual    October 16, 2014
V8.5.0                         (Portuguese,
                               French,
                               Danish,
                               Catalan,
                               Russian,
                               Hebrew,
                               Arabic, Thai,
                               Korean,
                               Chinese -
                               Simplified,
                               Ukrainian,
                               Spanish,
                               Portuguese-Brazilian,
                               Croatian,
                               German,
                               Swedish,
                               Japanese,
                               Chinese -
                               Traditional,
                               Hungarian,
                               Norwegian
                               Nynorsk,
                               English,
                               Romanian,
                               Slovenian,
                               Greek,
                               Turkish,
                               Dutch, Czech,
                               Slovakian,
                               Italian,
                               Finnish,
                               Polish)


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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-T17   8.5.0                        IBM Collaboration
                                        Accelerator and WebSphere
                                        Portal Server


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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 website

http://www.ibm.com/services/learning/

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

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/lotus/training


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

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

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

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


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

Product documentation is included with the program software and may be printed by the customer.



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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

Visit

http://www-01.ibm.com/software/lotus/support/accelerators/
Software requirements

Refer to the Hardware requirements section.

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 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 (also referred to as 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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license 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.

Packaging

IBM Collaboration Accelerator and IBM WebSphere Portal V8.5 will be distributed via a media package and electronic software distribution (ESD).

Security, auditability, and control

IBM Collaboration Accelerator & WS Portal Srvr uses the security and auditability features of the host software.

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

Product information

Charge metrics definitions

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
Collab Accel & WS Prtl Srvr V8.5.0
IBM Collaboration Accelerator & WebSphere Portal Server  BS0CSML
 V8.5 MP ML Media Pk

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.

Collab Accel & WS Prtl Srvr V8.5.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
IBM Collaboration           IBM Collaboration           BS0CSML
Accelerator and WebSphere   Accelerator & WebSphere
Portal Server for Extranet  Portal Server V8.5 MP ML
Processor Value Unit        Media Pk


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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.

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 Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information number
Program name                              Program    LI number
                                          number
 
IBM Collaboration Accelerator & WS        5724-T17   L-CMAS-9CDRGU
Portal Srvr

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

http://www.ibm.com/software/sla/sladb.nsf
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 on known program defects, defect corrections, restrictions, and bypasses at no additional charge. For further information, consult the IBM Software Support Handbook found at

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

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 version or release will be available for a minimum of five 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 (modifications or fixes), 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

For clarification, note that 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.

International Passport Agreement
Volume orders (IVO)

No

Passport Advantage applies

Yes, and through the Passport Advantage website at

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

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

Software Subscription and Support applies

Yes. Software Subscription and Support 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 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://www.ibm.com/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.

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

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

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.

Statement of good security practices

IT system security involves protecting systems and information through 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 comprehensive security approach, which will necessarily involve additional operational procedures, and may require other systems, products, or services to be most effective. IBM does not warrant that systems and products are immune from the malicious or illegal conduct of any party.



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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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Passport Advantage

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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 or your local IBM representative, or your IBM Business Partner.

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

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