Lotus Connections 3.0 Documentation is now Available….. in a Wiki

I hope you weren’t looking for an Infocenter  because as far as I know there is not going to be one.  Lotus Connections 3.0 Documentation is being published exclusively in the Lotus Connections Wiki.  Personally I think the product wikis are a nice complement to the Infocenter, but prefer the Infocenter format for product documentation. This is the second product to go this way, Quickr 8.5 has also been moved to Wiki only documentation format. Lotus Connections 3.0 Documentation

7 Responses to Lotus Connections 3.0 Documentation is now Available….. in a Wiki
  1. Keith Brooks
    November 23, 2010 | 9:26 am

    Everything has been moved to Wikis which is not something new. Like to see the infocenters integrated with wiki functionality that way they can be edited better or at least by the crowd.

  2. Christoph Stoettner
    November 23, 2010 | 11:44 am

    Traveler 8.5.2 Documentation is wiki only too.

    I can’t find a link in the infocenter and linking to docs was terrible, don’t know if that is changed now.


  3. Darren Duke
    November 23, 2010 | 12:13 pm

    They took a bad idea and made it worse.

  4. Luis Guirigay
    November 23, 2010 | 12:17 pm

    Please make the InfoCenters to come back !!!

  5. Adam Brown
    November 23, 2010 | 8:10 pm

    I agree. Bring back the infocenters. The navigation in the Wiki is terrible.

    Portal has also gone down the Wiki path. It almost makes me cry when I try and navigate using the left hand navigator.

    Has anyone that actually prepares this doco even tried to use the Navigator? Horizontal scroll bars…….every time you click a link the entire page reloads and you loose your place in the navigator………This is not funny IBM.

  6. Amanda Bauman
    November 24, 2010 | 3:09 pm

    The doc in the wiki is new and different. It will take some time to adjust to this new way of working, and as with anything, it needs time to mature and reach its full potential.
    We are constantly working to improve the wikis, and we take the feedback of the community and use it to make improvements. We heard you about the navigation, and in December, we are deploying an improved template that allows resizing of the navigation.
    It’s helpful for us to hear specifics on what you do and don’t like, though. The lines of communication are wide open for you to share. I invite you all to use the Wiki Design Feedback link in the footer of all the wikis and give us feedback on specific things we can improve.

  7. Steve
    December 17, 2010 | 11:35 am

    I prefer the organization and easier searchability of the infocenter. I’d rather the wiki be converted to a blog so that there could be additional collabortion between users, support and other users. This would be a better meld of the two.
    Having both infocenter and the wiki has been a nightmare for customers in that the two were very rarely in sync. This often resulted in a back and forth from support person to support person, as to what was the “supported documentation”.
    Maybe I’m just being a crumudgeon and the wiki format is fine, but I’m just not used to it. But there definately HAS to be a definitive and signular reference for the documentation.