IBM Connections Desktop Plugin – CCM editing / Draft review
End of November 2014, IBM released a new version of Connections Desktop Plugins with a great new feature “Initiate desktop editing of CCM files”.
I had a closer look at this functionality and was positively surprised, that the Plugin takes additional CCM functionality as draft review into account.
Let`s have a look how it works
First of all you need fulfill the following requirements:
– IBM Connections 5 CR1
– IBM Connections Desktop Plugins 14.01 or later (Download here)
Then let`s configure the community library to require draft review to see this feature in action.
I created a test community for this where I make myself as draft reviewer.
I assume that you`ve already configured your connector, so that we can directly start.
So when you upload a file to a library you will now see an information that this file has been checked in for draft review.
Translation: “the file that has been added for check-in, has been checked-in and is submitted for approval”
The file will have a mark that it is in “draft review”
If the draft reviewer (here User X) also uses the Plugin he / she can approve or reject directly from here
If this is approved the file mark is gone
Now let`s directly edit the file using the Plugin
As soon as I save the file an information box will show up at the right corner of Windows OS asking me click to upload the file or check it in.
Clicking this and will see a window of all you draft elements.
You can then right click the file and specify to directly check in.
As we have the draft review active the information comes up
“Your file has been checked in for approval”
… After approval the changed version of the file available.
This functionality works really great. I like the possibility to edit CCM files using the Plugin. Thanks for this great enhancement.