This guide is for Cisco Show and Share administrators that have one or more of the following roles:
This section contains the following topics:
•About Cisco Show and Share
About Cisco Show and Share
•What Is Cisco Show and Share? page ix
•What is a Cisco Show and Share Community? page ix
What Is Cisco Show and Share?
Cisco Show and Share is a secured social network for collaboration, communication, learning, and pleasure — unlimited by time and place. People use Cisco Show and Share to improve information, communities, themselves, and each other.
Although user-generated video is central to the Cisco Show and Share experience, we also support text, pictures, audio, and other media. Each community of Cisco Show and Share users builds, shares, and improves upon its own information according to its needs and priorities.
What is a Cisco Show and Share Community?
Users of a Cisco Show and Share site become its community. As the site grows and flourishes over time, its community builds a collaborative society and culture. Users whose contributions are the most useful and widely respected will emerge naturally as trusted experts and leaders. Although the community is self-regulating in many ways, site administrators can set and enforce customization and security policies to optimize the site for a broad or narrow purpose. Some such policies might have more of an effect than others do.
For example, if your customized site asks users to log in for full access, then your community might include a combination of registered users and unregistered visitors. In this case, visitors probably can see and do less than registered users can.
This change history contains only those updates that apply to Cisco Show and Share administrators. For the complete list of changes, see the Release Notes for Cisco Digital Media Suite 5.2.x on Cisco.com.
•New in 5.2.3
•New in 5.2.2
•New in 5.2.1
New in 5.2.3
Bulk User Role Editing
You can select multiple users and assign or remove roles for them as a group. See Manage User Access and Permissions, for more information.
Customizable Help Link
You can change the destination of the Cisco Show and Share help link, allowing you to point to your own organization's policies, procedures, standards, and support area. See Manage System-Wide Settings, for more information.
The Cisco Show and Share interface is available in the following languages:
See Manage System-Wide Settings, for more information.
Improved Slide Fidelity
You can enable image smoothing for synchronized slides to improve slide quality when played back in the Slides tab. See Manage System-Wide Settings, for more information.
You can configure Cisco Show and Share for stateless, active/standby failover. See the Failover Configuration Guide for Cisco Digital Media Suite 5.2.x for more information:
New in 5.2.2
For a video tour of these features, see the What's New in Cisco Show and Share 5.2.2 video on Cisco.com.
System administrators can globally prevent viewers from anonymously commenting on videos. If anonymous comments are prevented globally, authors cannot enable it for individual videos.
See Manage System-Wide Settings, for more information.
Administrators have three additional themes, Earth, Stone, and Grass, to choose from when customizing the look and feel of Cisco Show and Share. The original themes, Fire and Ocean, are still available.
See Localize and Reskin Show and Share, for more information.
Category Ownership Assignment
The "superuser" user now has the ability to change the owner of a category.
See Manage Categories, for more information.
New in 5.2.1
Private Category Removal
Private categories are removed from Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1.
In Cisco Show and Share 5.2, you could assign user groups to categories to limit who could view the video listing. The restriction applied only to viewing the list of videos within the category. The viewing restrictions did not apply to the videos themselves. Site visitors could still see videos assigned to private categories if they found them through some other method, such as through a search or using the tag filter.
When you upgrade to Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1, you have the option of making existing private categories public or of removing the category. If you make a private category public, all site visitors will be able to view the list of videos in that category. Removing the private category does not cause the videos to be removed; the videos remain in the system and are available to site visitors. It is just the category that lists the videos that is removed.
In both cases the videos in the category are viewable by all site visitors unless you had previously assigned user group viewing restrictions to the videos themselves.
Cisco Media Experience Engine Integration
Administrators can configure a Cisco Media Experience Engine (MXE) to automatically transcode videos that users upload into a common format. This allows the system to support a greater number of video source formats and converts them to a format that is can be edited in the Cisco Show and Share video editor.
For more information about configuring this feature, see the User Guide for Show and Share Administration 5.2.x.
Active Directory Group Import
In Cisco DMM 5.2, administrators could import users from an Active Directory database. In Cisco DMM 5.2.1, administrators can import user groups from Active Directory.
For more information about configuring this feature, see the User Guide for Cisco Digital Media Manager 5.2.x.
Cisco DMM 5.2 and Cisco Show and Share 5.2 ship with a self-signed certificate. Because the certificate is self-signed, users receive a security warning when they visit the site.
For Cisco Show and Share 5.2.1, administrators can import signed certificates and prevent users from seeing the warning. Administrators cannot import signed certificates into Cisco DMM 5.2.1.
For more information about this feature, see the Administration Guide for Cisco Digital Media Suite 5.2.x Appliances.
You can now access Cisco Show and Share without having to specify the port number in the URL. For example, instead of typing https://show_and_share.example.com:8443, you can access the Cisco Show and Share server by typing http://show_and_share.example.com. The browser is automatically redirected to the correct port.