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Archive Lotus Notes applications to IBM Connections with File Jockey

In IBM Notes/ Domino environment decommission projects clients have different options what to do with the Notes databases. Some will be deleted. Other databases still in use will be migrated to a new system (Notes content and functionality). There is always a group of Notes databases that are no longer actively used, but the content cannot be deleted. For these databases, the content can be archived to SharePoint, to disk or to IBM Connections in a cost effective way. The archive operation to SharePoint or disk is explained in this blog. This blog is about archiving to IBM Connections for which we need File Jockey. In the archive approach, the Notes functionality will no longer be available. The bottom line result of archiving a Notes databases are: the Notes database content (text, images, attachments, embedded objects, document and response structure) is available in IBM Connections the archived content looks the same in SharePoint as it was in Notes the archived content may not be edited Lets archive a Notes document library. This approach will work for any Notes / Domino application design. Subject to this archive demo is a typical Notes document library database with a Notes document response structure, with attachments, text and images. For this job we use an archive tool from our partner IONET. Let's manually add this particular Notes database. It's also possible to add many databases in one go. In the image below I have configured what to export. I want to export Notes documents created with 3 Notes forms (main topic, response and responsetoresponse). Let's do the export to PDF and render the PDF will result in a PDF document looking the same as the Notes document. There are [...]

Detail comparison of the IBM Desktop Plugin and File Jockey

The IBM Desktop Plugin is a program to be installed on a Windows computer and it gives access to the Files in IBM Connections (cloud). File Jockey is a program to be installed on a server (for example WebSphere running IBM Connections) and it gives access to the Files in IBM Connections (cloud) via a network drive. Both programs intend to do the same, though are completely differed in their approach. In this post we will compare the two solutions. We at File Jockey will do our best to make this comparison as objective as possible. In the details below we are explaining the differences between the two solutions. All the items not mentioned are equal between the two solutions, so both solutions allows to edit for example Word files, only in a different way.   File Jockey advantages that IBM Desktop plugin does not offer No software installation, works out of the box in Windows 8 and 10 - Windows 7 needs some windows fixes. Only solution for Citrix environments because Windows program installations are not allowed in Citrix environments. 100% integration with Windows because the network drive is 100% Windows functionality. For example in XLS create links between xls files stored in Connections via File Jockey network drive. So take a File Jockey xls file field value and press copy. in other xls file on File Jockey press paste special and paste as link. You will see that the copied cell value is retrieved from the source xls file via the network drive. This is just an example of 100% Windows integration supported by network drives. Support for preview pane in file explorer Shows all communities the user has access to When you [...]

Migrating and synchronizing files between SharePoint and IBM Connections with File Jockey

Recently I had two clients who are using File Jockey to copy files between SharePoint and Connections. Its great to see how people fix their challenges with File Jockey. This blog explains how to carry out this task and how File Jockey is a part in the process. In SharePoint files are stored in Libraries in most occasions. When the files are stored in Lists the files are not so important compared with the List columns. So we focus on SharePoint Libraries in this post. In a SharePoint Library the files can be stored in the default way or the files are stored in SharePoint document sets. The trick is to open the Library in the internet explorer because then you will have this option under Library settings available (it is greyed out in all other browsers). When you press it it will open the library as a network drive in your Windows file explorer. The next trick is to create a network drive, so copy the SharePoint URL as illustrated below The create a new network drive No need to enter credentials in my case, I guess its already cached somewhere in Windows. And a new network drive is created.   The SharePoint library will display the same files obvious. The same approach will also work if the SharePoint library is using document sets which contains folders and files. Now we have one network drive that displays the files in a SharePoint library.   What about IBM Connections? Default the client can install the IBM Desktop plugin. The issue with the desktop plugin is that it does not allow you to copy to or from a while community. For example, if I would like [...]

Community Folder support for IBM Connections Cloud and Greenhouse

We have updated the File Jockey software on our cloud server. Now users have access to the Community Folders in IBM Connections Cloud and Greenhouse. In the image below you can see on the right a folder in a IBM Connections Cloud community. On the left this folder content is displayed in the File Jockey network drive (click on the image to zoom in). Features are. Community folders and sub folders are supported Create new folders Rename folders Delete folders (and the files in the folders are also deleted) Work with the files in the Community folders like ordinary files All communities you have access to are automatic displayed in the File Jockey network drive Please check out this post how to use File Jockey for IBM Connections Cloud or IBM Greenhouse. Or download a trial version of File Jockey. Thanks marten@lialis.com  

A&W food using File Jockey to sync IBM Connections files to Goodreader

A&W Food is using Lialis File Jockey to sync the files stored in IBM Connections to the Goodreader app on the iPad. Brytek Systems (brytek.ca) is a partner of Lialis and responsible for the implementation of File Jockey at A&W Food. Here the link to the presentation of this project help by Brytek at IBM Connect 2016.

File Jockey support for Docova

DOCOVA is an enterprise class document management system for SMB, Midmarket and departments of large companies. File Jockey now supports DOCOVA allowing the DOCOVA users to sync all files in DOCOVA to mobile devices. In addition File Jockey allows the DOCOVA Windows end users to create network drives that displays the files stored in DOCOVA. With this network drive the users can now work with DOCOVA files like they were stored on an ordinary network drive. File Jockey for DOCOVA can not be downloaded form this website. Please go to this page and leave your contact details if you are a DOCOVA user waiting to test drive File Jockey for DOCOVA. We hope you enjoy these exciting developments! Your friends at File Jockey.

Network Drive To Files In IBM Connections at IBM Greenhouse

File Jockey version 2 now provides Windows and Mac users a network drive which displays the files stored in IBM Connections Greenhouse. This service is delivered to you free of charge so you can get familiar with File Jockey. The new network drive will allow seamless read and write access to the files stored in IBM Connections Greenhouse from programs like MS Office. For example, users will be able to: In MS Word, save a Word file directly to a IBM Connections Community Library via the File/Save As operation. In MS Excel, open an existing Excel file directly from IBM Connections My Files via the File/Open operation, modify the file and save it back directly to IBM Connections by pressing the Save button in Excel. Quickly browse through the files stored in IBM Connections via the network drive. In the IBM Connections network drive, use the right click option to create a new Word file; give it a file name; work on the content; and save or close the file directly in IBM Connections. Carry out batch operations like copying a complete IBM Connections Community including all files and folders to another disk. File Jockey v2 fully integrates both Windows and Mac computers with the files stored in IBM Connections Greenhouse. In addition File Jockey will continue to connect third party apps on mobile devices (like Goodreader and Notability) with the files stored in IBM Connections Greenhouse. The only difference with the previous version is much higher transfer speeds!   Demo movie Windows PC   Demo movie Mac PC Windows If you have a Greenhouse subscription creating this network drive really easy. In Windows 7 and 8 start your files explorer and choose tools map network [...]

Network Drive to the Files store in IBM Connections Cloud

File Jockey for IBM Connections cloud is a free service. To keep the servers running we appreciate your donation. The Lialis team. Please do not use this service for mass file upload or download jobs, if you do we will disable your access. File Jockey provides Windows and Mac users a network drive which displays the files stored in IBM Connections Cloud. This service is delivered to you free of charge. The new network drive will allow seamless read and write access to the files stored in IBM Cloud Connections from programs like MS Office. For example, users will be able to: In MS Word, save a Word file directly to a IBM Connections Cloud Community Library via the File/Save As operation. In MS Excel, open an existing Excel file directly from IBM Connections Cloud My Files via the File/Open operation, modify the file and save it back directly to IBM Connections Cloud by pressing the Save button in Excel. Quickly browse through the files stored in IBM Connections Cloud via the network drive. In the IBM Connections Cloud network drive, use the right click option to create a new Word file; give it a file name; work on the content; and save or close the file directly in IBM Connections Cloud. Carry out batch operations like copying a complete IBM Connections Cloud Community including all files and folders to another disk. File Jockey v2 fully integrates both Windows and Mac computers with the files stored in IBM Connections Cloud. In addition File Jockey will continue to connect third party apps on mobile devices (like Goodreader and Notability) with the files stored in IBM Connections Cloud 5. The only difference with the previous version is [...]

GoodReader 4, worth the investment?

When you have read File Jockey blogs before, you will have noticed that we love GoodReader for iOS devices, to combine with File Jockey for downloading and uploading files in your IBM environment. Good.iWare Ltd. has launched GoodReader 4, the next generation of the famous GoodReader app. Advantage: many new convenient features. For a complete overview just visit the GoodReader website. Disadvantage: you have to purchase the app, even if you are already a GoodReader user. Is it worth the investment? Let's find out! You can use the File Jockey software on-premises (or in the Cloud); Free download File Jockey In this blog I will use IBM Greenhouse to test with, while it is a complete and free IBM Connections test environment, just sign up. Go to the Appstore on your mobile device, search for GoodReader 4 and make the purchase. Another option would be to open GoodReader 3, go to settings and there you will see a migration message (see below). When you press this option you will get the possibility to purchase GoodReader 4. I've chosen to purchase the app from the Appstore (price can change over time and be different per country): The app is now available on your mobile device(s). When you open the app and you are a GoodReader 3.x user, you will instantly get a message to Launch the GoodReader Migration Assistant, while the app detects that the previous GoodReader app is also on your mobile device. It is not necessary to migrate at once, you can do this later by just opening the GoodReader settings and select the migration option. This is both possible in the GoodReader 3.x app (Migrate to GoodReader 4) as in the new GoodReader 4 app (Migrate from GoodReader [...]

Paperless meetings with iPad Goodreader and IBM Connections community files

"A meeting is a place where minutes are taken and hours are lost" Paperless meetings assist your organization in eliminating risk associated with printing proprietary, sensitive, and confidential information. A paperless meeting also eliminates paper and its related expenses whether you are a Presenter or a Participant. Where you can use Virtual meetings even further reduces expenses related to travel and employee impacts. Everyone can make a difference. It's your decision to make that difference a positive one! This guide describes how people can organize Paperless meetings with a mobile device like the iPad or an Android device, with IBM Connections and File Jockey. You will be instructed how to use top business apps like Goodreader or Notability with the files in IBM Connections Communities. If you have a free IBM Greenhouse account you can follow the steps below in hands on mode, else read on to understand the approach. How to Hold a Paperless Meeting Step 1. Determine who should attend the meeting Step 2. Send invitations by adding names to an calendar invitation Step 3. Check availability of attendees via your calendar tool Step 4. Identify most appropriate meeting type Step 5. Include "Paperless Meeting Message" in all meeting communications: "All meeting materials should be presented or distributed electronically… Do Not Print!" Step 6. Add the meeting documents to a folder in an IBM Connections Community Step 7. Instruct the attendees how to synchronize the meeting documents to their iPad with the Goodreader app Step 8. During the meeting use Goodreader to annotate the meeting PDF files Step 9. Sync the annotated meeting PDF files back to the IBM Connections Community Step 10. Inform the attendees to sync IBM Connections Community to [...]