What Does Deprecated Mean for a Coveo Connector?
Coveo continuously improves existing connectors and creates new ones, but also deprecates the old ones or drops support for repository versions entering their end-of-life.
Basically, a deprecated connector is generally still usable, but is:
No longer enhanced (no new features)
No longer tested, consequently there is no guarantee it will work without issues
Planned to be removed (obsolete) from CES in the future
Note: You are going to be notified well ahead of time before these connectors are removed from CES. If a second-generation of these connectors is available, it is highly recommended to migrate to the new version as soon as possible to benefit from bug fixes, new features, support of new repository versions, etc.
The following table lists the deprecated connectors and additional information.
|Deprecated connector||Deprecation release||Obsolescence date||Recommended connector|
|Confluence Legacy||CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017)||To be determined||Confluence V2|
|Ektron CMS||CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017)||To be determined||N/A|
|EpiServer CMS||CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017)||To be determined||N/A|
|IBM Notes||CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017)||To be determined||N/A|
|IBM WebSphere||CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017)||To be determined||N/A|
|Jive 5 / SBS Clearspace||To be determined||Jive|
|Microsoft Dynamics CRM Legacy||To be determined||Microsoft Dynamics CRM|
|Microsoft SharePoint Legacy||To be determined||Microsoft SharePoint|
|PTC Windchill||CES 7.0.8850 (March 2017)||To be determined||N/A|
|Salesforce Legacy||To be determined||Salesforce|
|Sitecore Legacy||To be determined|
Coveo connectors only support repository versions that are actively maintained by their software vendor. When a repository version is marked as end-of-life by its vendor, Coveo will drop the active connector support for that specific repository version.
A connector is generally still usable with a repository version for which the support is deprecated, however:
Coveo no longer actively maintains and tests the connector for that particular version.
If any additional work is required, it will be done through a specific engagement with Coveo Professional Services.
The connector documentation identifies repository versions for which the support is deprecated (see the No longer supported column in the table of Coveo Platform Connectors).