IBM released a Flash Alert because of expiring APNS certificates:
«Users using IBM Connections Mobile will stop receiving Apple Push Notification Service (APNS) notifications after the certificates expire on 1/29/2016.
Download the iFix for your server version and apply. Some releases require a prerequisite iFix and the links for those are included.»
Referring to my post about the new editor app make sure to update the IBM Connections app as well. The latest update for Android and iOS adds support for IBM Connections Editor amongst other things which also solved the editing problem on the BlackBerry.
IBM released a new app to enhance the use of IBM Connections on mobile. The iOS version was released today while the Android version was already available yesterday which, of course, I have installed on my BlackBerry.
The description in the store says it all: The IBM Connections Editor is a companion office application suite for IBM Connections. The IBM Connections Editor is optimized for smartphone and tablets to create, edit, or read Microsoft® Word, Excel, or Powerpoint documents and view PDFs on your mobile device from IBM Connections Files. You have full editing capabilities on your mobile device and can easily share these Files in IBM Connections to collaborate with others in your organization.
I could have used this app last week during a customer presentation because it really is a game changer for some of the requests we get from customers. You can easily create a document and upload it directly to your IBM Connections environment but even better, you can open a document from your IBM Connections Files store, edit it and re-upload it all within one app.
Again, there is no native app for BlackBerry so I’ve used the Android one for testing. As you can see from the images, the procedure is very simple, the only drawback, the online editing does not work on the BlackBerry because the app does not get the edit command directly from the IBM Connections app. Still, if you have an Android or iOS device and are using IBM Connections, this app is definitely something to install and use. Make sure to update the IBM Connections app! There is an update available which will add support for the IBM Connections Editor app. The editing also works on the BlackBerry.
A few days ago IBM published the IBM Verse app for iOS which you can get from here.
If you want to “control” some settings via IBM Traveler policy, make sure to update to the latest Traveler version first, you also need to download the new Domino Directory template available here and apply the update to your directory to get an additional tab for the IBM Verse security settings.
What settings can you control? Besides the application password you can allow/disallow the exporting of contacts, copying to clipboard, exporting and downloading of attachments.
A bit over a month ago René Winkelmeyer stirred up some dust with his discovery and blog post about the security issue with the new Outlook iOS/Android App. Shortly after his post, his colleague Detlev Pöttgen posted an easy solution to prevent the app from connecting to the Traveler server on his blog.
Because of the big security issue with this app, I’ve sent out an email, (yes, email, get over it) to our customers with the information about René’s discovery, Detlev’s solution and the recommendation to implement it as soon as possible.
The feedback has been very positive. What astonished me was that most customers had not heard about the issue at all.
Many customers replied and were thankful for the information and solution provided and I would like to forward this “thank you” to René and Detlev, great work guys.
As you might know, Apple has announced iOS 8 to be generally available for download on September 17.
However the current IBM Sametime mobile and IBM Sametime Meetings for iOS mobile applications are incompatible with iOS 8. IBM is currently working on new versions of the clients and is urging customers to wait for the new 9.2.0 versions of IBM Sametime and IBM Sametime Meetings for iOS to become available before updating their device(s) to iOS 8. As if this is going to stop them from updating 😉