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Un-deprecate Outlook Plugin for Connections

The Connections Plugin for Outlook has been deprecated and moved to a support-only model by IBM for 2019. Hopefully this is just an IBM decision that will be reversed once the sale to HCL goes through. But I think it goes without saying that Office365 and Outlook are a common part of the infrastructure in many Connections customers. An Outlook plugin is a key requirement for retaining Connections customers and attracting new ones.

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    Adam Gartenberg commented
    25 Mar, 2021 08:12pm

    For those who weren't aware, we shipped a new Outlook Add-In with Connections 7 in December 2020.

  • Guest commented
    25 Mar, 2020 02:59pm

    Microsoft/ Outlook Integration - Access Connections from Outlook (Files, Profiles, Updates, Communities)


  • Guest commented
    25 Mar, 2020 01:10pm

    What are the plans for this plugin now at HCL?

  • Guest commented
    3 May, 2019 12:07pm

    As we are waitin for updates for Outlokk Plugin, get Notes/Verse "Plugin" (better as a part of design) a proper design/upgrade asap.

  • Guest commented
    7 Mar, 2019 10:08pm

    Make "plug-in" to Verse, and better design og Notes plug-in, ør fullt integrator.

  • Guest commented
    12 Feb, 2019 08:21am

    Giving up on the outlook plugin is like giving up on the whole connections mail platform. There is no way our management will go back to IBM Notes. Would leave IBM as a whole way before that.

  • Guest commented
    6 Feb, 2019 09:43am

    Integration is really the key! We are waiting for a better integration for macOS and certainly not for the decommissioning of award-winning solutions.

  • Guest commented
    30 Jan, 2019 09:18pm

    I was shocked to see that it was deprecated. Integration is the key to improve adoption. 

  • Guest commented
    30 Jan, 2019 09:14am

    Without an Outlook plugin, chances of keeping IBM Connections in context Office 365 collaboration platform are highly decreasing. No plugin, less future

  • Guest commented
    29 Jan, 2019 09:54am

    This is a no-brainer. The Outlook Plugin is helping to sell the product.