What's new in IBM Connections?

Review new IBM® Connections features and functions.

IBM Connections 5.0 includes the following enhancements:
  • Community owners can now invite external users (people from outside your organization) to join restricted communities.
  • Authorized users can share files with external users.
  • When you delete a community, the community and all data that is associated with it are moved to a trash area. You can restore the community, provided it is not purged from trash.
  • File storage for communities is increased to 5 GB. You can share, edit, and collaborate on a broader range of content with this expanded capacity.
  • You can @mention users in every application in IBM Connections.
  • Use #hashtags in comments about status updates. Hashtags help other users to find your content.
  • In the new Globalization settings page, you can enable bidirectional language support, choose the direction of user-generated text, and set your preferred calendar.
  • You can paste or drag-and-drop images into activities, blogs, forums, and wikis.
  • When you type a link in a rich text field, it is automatically converted into a clickable URL.
  • You can subscribe to Atom feeds from any page in any application.
  • If the new Gallery app is enabled, you can preview files without opening them.

For more information about what's new in each application, see Related Concepts.

For information about updates to the IBM Connections mobile app, select the operating system of your mobile device: