Installing CR2 for IBM Connections 5

IBM have just released IBM Connections 5 CR2.  And by “just” I of course mean I haven’t had time to install it myself yet but let’s look at what’s going to be needed. Amongst the fixes there are a few new features that improve the use of CCM Libraries with Connections 5 utilising IBM Docs 1.0.7 (also released today).  For example you will now be able to edit Library files in IBM Docs without leaving Connections.  More details of those features here

The landing page for installing CR2 is here and includes a link to the update strategy document and a PDF with example instructions for updating a single server Windows environment.

You don’t have to upgrade to CR1 before going to CR2 but there are required database updates in CR1 you will still need to deploy on your way to CR2.  I’ve linked to them here so you don’t forget them.

I’ll be installing this week in my test environment but I won’t be looking to install for any customer in production for a few weeks.

CR1 Database Updates

CR2 Database Updates

CR2 Cognos Wizard

Filenet Updates (CR2 uses different Filenet versions from CR1 so don’t deploy the CR1 versions if you are moving directly from 5.0 to CR2)