IBM Connections 5.5 and IBM Docs 2.0 Announced

Luis Benitez (Sr. Product Manager for IBM Connections) had recently published a blog post, announcing the release of IBM Connections 5.5 and IBM Docs 2.0 for on-premise deployment. The software would be available for download from 18 Dec 2015, Friday.

IBM Connections 5.5 Main Screenshot
Screenshot of IBM Connections Community Files (Source: lbenitez.com)

The announcement says there would be over 100 new features available in the new version. Here are the key highlights posted in the blog:

IBM Docs 2.0

  • Inline comments are preserved while files are being edited offline (e.g. while on a plane working on a file without connectivity, you can see and reply to comments and your changes will be sync’ed back automatically when you are back in the network)
  • New file viewer with high quality previews and the ability to interact with content in view mode (e.g. show/hide columns)
  • Auto-publish your file updates and make them available to readers instantly or save file as draft and work with other editors before making the changes available to readers
  • Support up to 20 simultaneous editors at the same time
  • New API so that you can bring the power of our real-time collaborative editing capabilities to 3rd party file repositories.
  •  … and more!

IBM Connections 5.5

  • Organize your documents, presentations and more into your own nested folder hierarchy in Personal and Community Files
  • Brand new file viewer experience which allows you to find the content that you need faster and review it quickly without having to download
  • Build powerful team sites specific for your team needs (e.g. HR, Sales, Marketing, etc) with new configuration capabilities such as:
    • New community layout
    • Responsive apps so you can just drag-n-drop between columns in one motion
    • Rename apps based on your audience
    • A brand new Rich Content app which you can use for announcements or embedding content from the web
    • and much more.. !
  • Smart type-ahead search to find what you need instantly
  • Enhancements to the rich text editor such as permanent pen, sort table data, and more
  • Real-time alerts on your desktop (for HTML5 browsers) to notify you when content needs your attention
  •  … and more!

IBM will also conduct webcasts to discuss about the new capabilities and to interact with the Product Managers.

Click here to read the blog post from Luis Benitez