Universal Intranet

“We keep pushing XCC further and further, gaining new grounds as we move forward.
In 2012 we started as the “Custom Homepage” for IBM Connections.
In 2013 we renamed the product to “XCC – Web Content Management Extension for IBM Connections”.
Early 2015 we the apps and changed the name to “XCC – Web Content & Custom Apps Extension for IBM Connections”.
With the ever growing capabilities of IBM Connections and XCC we are now using term “Universal Intranet”, because this describes best the deep and unique integration of communication, collaboration and applications.
And, the term “Universal Intranet” allows us better than ever before to go after white space customers and compete with other vendors.”

Source: TTA

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IBM Notes/Domino 9.0.1 Fix pack 6

9.0.1 Fix pack 6 is a collection of low-risk, high-impact fixes to help customers safely avoid known issues. IBM strongly recommends that customers running Notes/Domino 9.0.1x upgrade to this latest Fix Pack since it addresses a small percentage of defects that impact the broadest set of customers. Fix Packs are released periodically between Maintenance Releases to provide a greater level of stability for customer environments. They go through the same level of fix, regression and interoperability testing that occurs with Maintenance Releases. Fix Packs are always cumulative and contain all of the fixes from previous ones. All Fix Packs are language independent and may be applied on any language version of Notes/Domino 9.0.1x.

Source: IBM

Connections Administration Toolkit

The Connections Administration Toolkit (CAT) eliminates the complexity of IBM Connections administration and content management.


It is an easy to install and easy to use web interface tool even from any mobile device. Mastering IBM Connections administration and content becomes a breeze with CAT, even for non-technical users.

Source: connections-apps.com

XCC 11 – for IBM Connections

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XCC 11 is now available and includes many new features, widgets, improvements and best practices.

New Features

1. Enhanced Personalization / Personalization 2.0
2. Forms Widget 1.0
3. Media Gallery with Video Support
4. RSS Widget Rich Content and Personalization
5. XCC Admin Dashboard
6. Events Widget with new UI


7. Performance & Compability
8. Widget Titel with Image
9. HTML Widget as Banner

>>> and much more

XCC 10

XCC 10 comes with new features, new widgets and lots of improvements –> Whats new in XCC 10


New Features

1. Custom Grids
2. Access Restrictions for XCC Pages
3. Business Cards in XCC Pages
4. HTML Widget with Integrated Code Editor
5. Direct Edit for Customization File

New Widgets

6. Clipping Widget
7. Community Description Widget
8. Pinned Files Widget
9. My Links Widget
10. Tag Cloud Widget


11. HTML Widget with Increased Code Size
12. Forum Widget with Aggregation
13. Widget Editor with Full Screen Mode
14. More Improvements

Best Practices

15. Unified Navigation for IBM Connections and XCC
16. XCC for External / Guest Users
17. XCC for Communities with Full Page Layout
18. REST Services with HTML Widgets
19. Employee Lists for Anniversaries etc.

Forms Experience Builder Integration

20. FEB – Form Widget
21. FEB – Data Widget


IBM Connections 5.5




IBMs next major on-premises release comes with over 100 new features and is available since December 18, 2015 as electronic download.

Enhancements provided in IBM Connections™ V5.5 include:

  • New capabilities for customizing communities to create rich team sites
  • Added flexibility in organizing and viewing files
  • New features that can improve personal and project productivity
  • Enhancements to the rich text editor for improved content creation

Available for Download: IBM Docs 2.0 and IBM Connections 5.5
Whats new – Slideshare
IBM Connections V5.5 adds new capabilities for online communities and personal productivity


IBM Spitzenreiter im „Big Data Vendor Benchmark“ der Experton Group

Zum dritten Mal in Folge ist IBM Spitzenreiter im „Big Data Vendor Benchmark“der Experton Group.
Das Beratungshaus hat für die aktuelle Studie 284 Unternehmen unter die Lupe genommen,
von denen sich 100 für die Bewertung qualifiziert haben. IBM konnte sich nicht nur in insgesamt
sieben Kategorien im Leader-Quadranten behaupten, sondern schaffte es in sechs davon auf die
Siegerposition, häufiger als jeder andere der untersuchten Anbieter. Obwohl die Experton-Analysten
für diesen Benchmark einzelne Kriterien strenger bewertet haben, um ein aktuelles Bild der Anbieterlandschaft zu liefern,
konnte IBM ihre Position halten und in einzelnen Kategorien verbessern. Das spiegelt die
konsequente Weiterentwicklung des Themas bei IBM wider”, sagt Holm Landrock, Senior Advisor bei der Experton Group.

Source: IBM