We presented at Connect 2016, Engage 2016 and at ICON UK, MWLUG and Social Connections

We were pleased to be selected to present at Connect 2016 in Orlando. Gabriella Davis presented two sessions:

The SSL problem and how to deploy SHA2 Certificates – With Mark Myers of LDCVia: Two years ago enabling your site with SSL was a simple affair, buy a certificate or create your own, install it, then just remember to renew it every couple of years. Then, suddenly security holes are being found in SSL virtually every month , popular browsers stop connecting to your site to protect themselves, and you’re continually being told your users data is at risk. In this session we will discuss how it all went wrong and can go wrong again, then go through each step of requesting, generating and deploying a 4096 SHA-2 certificate to use in a keyfile by Domino, IBM Connections, IBM Sametime and other WebSphere products. If you work with these IBM products and need to secure them with confidence this session will show you how!‘ You can find the presentation on our blog here

Planning and Completing an IBM Connections Upgrade:’So we have IBM Connections installed, but now it’s time to consider what and when to update. It could be a WebSphere fix or a DB2 fixpack, a new application, or database scheme. Some updates are for security, some for performance and some for new features. In this session we’ll discuss how you can decide when and what to upgrade, how to plan for and perform a safe upgrade, test when it’s complete and what things can trip you up along the way. All of this is based on lessons learned over hundreds of deployments.‘ You can find this presentation on our blog here

You can see more about IBM Connect 2016 hereTurtle presented on IBM Connections at IBM ConnectED 2015 in Orlando too.

We also presented two sessions at ICON UK 2015 in London in September – you can see them here

In May 2016 we presented at ISBG in Oslo, Norway on both Upgrading Connections and Managing Traveler. You can see the presentation here

Turtle also presented on IBM Connections, Traveler and Domino at MWLUG 2016 in Austin, Engage 2016 in Eindhoven, Engage 2015 in Ghent, MWLUG 2015 in Atlanta, and the Social Connections events in Stuttgart and Boston.

Engage 2016 was a great event and our session was on SHA2 and SSL vulnerabilities. Last year at Engage we presented “How To LDAP – Working With External Users In Connections ” where we showed all the options for adding and managing external users in your IBM Connections environment.

At Social Connections in Stuttgart we presented ‘The Guest User’ – looking at IBM Connections from the perspective of a Guest User, what a Guest can see and do and how they can work with your existing environment. While for Social Connections 8 in Boston we presented three sessions – these were firstly: Staying On Top Of Connections Administration

From SSL certificates to setting up application security and rebuilding searches, we’ll cover how to identify the most common problems and resolve them quickly. To do this we’ll also discuss how to set up logging and review both IHS and WAS logs and the key information you’ll need to supply IBM when opening any PMR (and where to find it).

Secondly on Connections identities and LDAP with Terri Warren called

Who Does Connections Think I Am?

and then one on designing a Connections environment – this one was only 15 minutes long.

Connections Design From The Bottom Up

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