The first signals this that is coming WebSphere Portal 8.5 there are, these days have been issued the new portlet to integrate with Portal8.5 Connections 4.5
and was released for the new CTC Portal 8.5
Here are the links
WebSphere Portal users can integrate the IBM Connections
Community Libraries, Activity Stream, Activities, Blogs, Bookmarks,
Communities, Forums, Profiles, Wiki, & Tag Cloud applications in
View and interact with events from your communities. Events include
updates to documents, wikis, blogs, forums, profiles and status updates
and other content updates to your communities.
Deploy community pages, which are portal pages associated with
communities from IBM Connections Communities. Portlets on community
pages are automatically scoped to the community membership and display
content from the community in the portlets. For example, if your
community contains a forum, adding the forum portlet to a community page
lets portal users view and interact with the forum content from a
View and contribute to discussion topics using the Forums portlet.
Blogs, Forums, and Profile summary portlets
Portal Search Center integration
Security integration allows community membership to be used for access control decisions in Portal through a new VMM adapter.
Create and work with IBM Connections Activities within
WebSphere Portal. Users can easily set prioritization, activity status
and to do items for their activities. Also, users have the ability to
manage the membership to add and leverage the expertise and experience
of others in the organization by working together.
Within WebSphere Portal users can view and create IBM
Connections Blogs postings and comments. You can also view and
contribute to Ideation Blogs you can access. Ideation blogs, unlike
standard blogs, are used to generate and promote ideas in a community.
Easily create, edit and discover bookmarks in IBM Connections
that have been qualified by others with similar interests and expertise.
Search a directory of colleagues you can use to build a
network and locate expertise. Update and comment on Status Updates from
Collaborate on a project with Wikis. Wiki members can view and
edit the pages, or add their own pages. Use the wikis portlet to create
a collection of pages about a particular subject.
Incorporate meaningful keywords to find associated content and filter the items in other IBM Connections portlets.
Activity Stream portlet brings the IBM Connections Activity Stream experience into your Portal pages
Incorporate community based file access providing the ability to
upload, check out, comment and version files of a community library.
The IBM Connections 4.5 Portlets for WebSphere Portal 188.8.131.52/8.5 support:
IBM Connections 4.5 CR4
IBM WebSphere Portal Server 184.108.40.206 CF 11+
IBM WebSphere Portal Server 8.5
Microsoft Windows 7 SP1 (64 bit)
Mac OS X 10.6
Microsoft Internet Explorer 9, 10
(IE browser needs to be running in IE7 Document Standards mode for Activity Stream Portlet and CCM Portlet)
Mozilla Firefox 25+
Apple Safari 5
The Content Template Catalog v4.2 (CTC4.2)
is a suite of assets that simplify and accelerate the process of
building a website. It includes common page templates, content types and
design elements - making it possible to build a basic site very quickly
- with little or no customization. For more complex sites, CTC4.2 can
be used to rapidly lay down the groundwork for the site with the
templates and design elements easily tailored for your content.
CTC4.2 is delivered as a Portal Application
Archive, which is a package of IBM WebSphere Portal and IBM Web Content
Manager assets and code, installed using the Portal Solution Installer.
After installing this package you have a full templating system for
building content-oriented WebSphere Portal sites.
New features in CTC 4.2 include:
WebSphere Portal 8.5 theme support:
CTC 4.2 supports and requires the WebSphere® Portal 8.5 theme
All text and rich text fields throughout
Content Template Catalog are now editable using the new "embed" mode
for inline editing. The embed mode retains the exact styles and layout
of the page, giving you true WSYWIG editing of all fields.
Localized CTC demonstration sites, available in English, Arabic, German, Spanish and Chinese.
Enhanced features in Site Builder 4.2 include:
CTC 4.1 Overview video: What's new in IBM's Content Template Catalog v4.1
CTC 4.0 Overview video: An Overview of the Content Template Catalog Version 4
Youtube Channel: IBM Exceptional Digital Experience
Portal Wiki: Portal Wiki
User Guide: Documentation for Content Template Catalog v4.2 on the WebSphere Portal Family wiki
Previous versions of CTC: CTC3 for WebSphere Portal v7.0; CTC3.1 for WebSphere Portal v8.0; CTC4.1.2 for WebSphere Portal v220.127.116.11
Site and section creation can be achieved by users without requiring them to have Administration permission's in Portal