New IBM Connections Extension Passport Advantage part numbers are now available
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Here is some background to the new part numbers
IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3 (which were announced on October 4, 2011), provide entitlement to the Files and Profiles features of IBM Connections 3.0.1 to customers with these licenses :
IBM Lotus Domino Enterprise Client Access License
IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Client Access License
IBM Lotus Domino Collaboration Express License
IBM Lotus Domino Messaging Express License
Access to the Files feature allows users to easily share content with other people and remove the need to send large files through email. It also allows you to socialize content you create, allowing people to easily find it, make recommendations, and share with other people.
Profiles helps users find the people they need by searching across the organization's content using tags to identify expertise, current projects, and responsibilities. It socializes skills, interests, and organizational structure for others to discover and benefit from.
What the new IBM Connections part numbers permit
Customers with the above Notes and Domino 8.5.3 licenses, now have available newly announced IBM Connections part numbers that can be used to upgrade their existing Connections restricted use rights to the full capabilities of Connections.
Some of the benefits of expanding usage to the full capabilities of Connections include the ability to:
Collaborate with a community of professionals using activities, blogs, wikis, forums, and shared files, including rich media files.
Expand one's professional network through social analytics-based recommendations for people to connect with, and communities to join.
Access one's social data while on the go using mobile device support.
The new IBM Connections part numbers are available now. Your IBM representative or IBM business partner would be happy to provide you with more details on the new IBM Connections part numbers, and how they complement the entitlements provided by IBM Lotus Notes and Domino 8.5.3.