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HCL Connections Ideas Portal

Welcome to the HCL Connections Product Ideas Lab! The place where you can submit product ideas and enhancement request. We encourage you to participate by voting on, commenting on, and creating new ideas. All new ideas will be evaluated by the HCL Product Management & Engineering teams, and the next steps will be communicated. While not all submitted ideas will be executed upon, community feedback will play a key role in influencing which ideas are and when they will be implemented.

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Pinning of community files and files shared with a community not possible

2 Scenarios to upload a file: A user can upload a file into "My Files": * pinning is possible in the Files app (via "My Files", "Public Files", etc.). A user can share this file (uploaded into the "My Files") with a community ("Shared from Files")...
almost 6 years ago in 03. Files 1 Under Consideration

I wish I could save DRAFTS of wiki pages - before saving as published

So I can draft and edit - for days - a page that is not yet public. (another way and maybe better way to handle this is allow me to restrict view permissions to myself or a small group) (this is purposeful by the user - not the auto-save ability)
almost 6 years ago in 05. Blogs/Wikis/Forums/Activities 10 Under Consideration

Increase the file size limits in IBM Docs

Currrently the viewers are limited. Allow the preview of presentation files that have more than 150 slides
almost 6 years ago in 07. Docs/File Viewer 3 Under Consideration

General Integration of GroupChat services (MS Teams, Slack, Sametime, etc.)

When identifying an expert on Connections directly start a chat from the user profile and/or profile business card.
almost 5 years ago in 08. Third Party Integration 5 Under Consideration

Enable support for more content types by default

Allow Docs to preview/edit more types of files by default - plain txt files, Unicode files, RTF, source code for java, JavaScript, generic binary files etc.
almost 6 years ago in 07. Docs/File Viewer 12 Under Consideration

@Mentions for external Users

Based on documentation what external users can do https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSYGQH_6.0.0/user/eucommon/c_eucommon_ext_user.html and what external users cannot do https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/en/SSYGQH...
almost 5 years ago in 01. General/Multiple Areas 4 Under Consideration

Enable Desktop Plugin for External Users

The Desktop / Office Plugin is a very important and helpful tool for adoption. Some customers want to use it for external users too.
almost 6 years ago in 12. Desktop Plugins 5 Under Consideration

Improvement in Comments

Inside all tools there is the possibility to add comments (Wiki, Blog, Files, etc). The problem, in each tool there are different features. I believe IBM needs to create an unique framework/tool for comments, and connect all tools inside this fram...
almost 6 years ago in 01. General/Multiple Areas 3 Under Consideration

Allow "Track changes" also for. xlsx files

IBM Docs should provide track mode for people working together on xls files, so that you can see what contents were changed. Currently its not possible for Excel files.
almost 6 years ago in 07. Docs/File Viewer 0 Under Consideration

Develop Integration with other Collaboration Platforms (O365, G-suite)

Connections is social enterprise software, and it does that well. Connections is enterprise collaboration software, and it does that well. Connections is not so good at personal/small team collaboration, where O365 and G-suite excel....and have th...
almost 6 years ago in 08. Third Party Integration 3 Under Consideration