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IBM Connections 4.0 - Social Software for Business (CNW42G)

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  • Certifications
  • Prerequisites
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  • Content
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Course Overview

Course Duration 2 days.
IBM Connections 4.0 - Social Software for Business - that provides an exceptional social platform that helps enable you to access the right people and internal and external content in your professional networks and communities. With IBM Connections 4.0, you can track the activity of your network and respond more quickly using the embedded experience within the activity stream. You can also bring external applications and content into the activity stream to respond in context, saving time and reducing context switching. These are just a few of the many features in IBM Connections 4.0 that will allow you to increase personal and organizational effectiveness by creating, connecting, and sharing in one easy to use social experience.
In this workshop, you will learn about the new features in IBM Connections 4.0, including Activity Streams, IBM Connections Mail, and the Metrics application. Application developers will be interested in topics such as iWidget development, Activity Stream development, and the REST APIs. Get started and become a social business today!

Who Should Attend

  • This advanced course is designed for Solution architects and social networking administrators.

Course Certifications

This course is part of the following Certifications:


You should:
  • Have good technical understanding of Web 2.0 concepts
  • Have high-level understanding of object-oriented programming concepts, systems, and languages
  • Review existing IBM Social Business resources and websites
Optional skills that will be useful:
  • Previous experience with IBM Connections or other WebSphere based applications
  • Familiarity with the Eclipse development environment
  • Familiarity with Java, Dojo, and OpenSocial

Course Objectives

  • Learn the fundamentals of WebSphere Application Server
  • Learn how to install IBM Connections 4.0 and IBM Connections Mail
  • Learn about the new features in IBM Connections 4.0 such as: Activity Streams, IBM Connections Mail, and Metrics
  • Learn how to socialize existing applications using the IBM Connections APIs, iWidgets, and OpenSocial gadgets
  • Learn how to publish third party events into a user's Activity Stream

Course Content

Day 1
  • Overview of Social Business
  • What's New in IBM Connections 4.0
  • Activity Streams for End Users
  • IBM Connections Feature Walkthrough Lab
  • Activity Streams for Developers
  • Activity Streams for Developers Lab
  • UI customization
  • UI customization Lab
Day 2
  • WebSphere Basics and Deployment Options
  • IBM Connections Mail
  • What are REST APIs
  • REST APIs Lab
  • Microsoft Integration (presentation)
  • Overview of Social Metrics
  • iWidget Development
  • iWidget Development Lab
  • Event SPI
  • Event SPI Lab

Course ID: CNW42G

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