Tip of the day: It’s easier to use the new Lotus Notes 8.5.3 entitlement to bulk upload files to Connections
Mat Newman October 5 2011 16:09:52With the new entitlements to IBM Connections now available in Lotus Notes 8.5.3 I have been doing some 'playing' to see exactly what sort of benefits this will give the average user. If you have ever used IBM Connections Files through a browser you will know that you can only upload one file at a time.
However - once you have the "Files" (or Connections Files) plug-in (available HERE) installed in your Notes client, you will see a LOVELY little "+" button on the plug-in's tool bar (Upload to My Files). This enables you to add files to Connections. And NOT just one at a time :-)
The dialog that presents itself after you click the "Upload to my files" button may say: "Select a file to Upload", but it doesn't prevent you from using the good ol' "Ctrl+Click" or "Shift+Click" keyboard short-cuts to select multiple files. Once you choose OPEN, you are then prompted whether you wish to share those files with:
- No one (private - for yourself only)
- People/Communities (give specific file permissions to others), or
- Public (visible to everyone)
What will this mean for users who now have this entitlement? Moving from File-server 1.0 (disk-drives and network shares) to IBM Connections and Lotus Notes is going to be VERY EASY!
It's one of the little gems available from the Lotus Notes plug-in that actually gives you ADDITIONAL functionality, and that's my tip of the day; If you want to quickly upload a whole heap of files into IBM Connections - use the "Files" plug-in for Lotus Notes.