Last week IBM shipped the new Mac Desktop client for IBM Connections which is downloadable from Greenhouse. It fully supports the syncing of files for on premises Connections servers as well as Cloud servers. I have tested the File Sync features against one of my own servers as I’m very impressed. You must first configure your server to support File Sync and the instructions for that are here but essentially you need to edit files-config.xml by doing
wsadmin -lang jython -username iscusername -password iscpassword
then go find the files-config.xml file and edit it using a text editor. Look for and edit this section (my example below)
<fileSync enabled="true"> true" url="http://public.dhe.ibm.com/software/dw/ibm/connections/IBMConnectionsMSDesktop.zip"/> true"/> </fileSync>
Then check the file back in using
Once this is checked in, sync the nodes and restart the Files App. Now the Mac Desktop client can be downloaded and installed. The users shouldn’t try add the server in their client until Files Sync is enabled or it will have to be re-added. So what happens once it’s installed
Now I can drag and drop files into my sync folder or save files from any application to my sync folder and the desktop application will upload the file in the background, creating new or adding a new version
Once a file is set up for sync, it will continue to sync until you choose to disable sync for it.
Of course this is also available for Windows desktop clients here ..