There are two editions for Watson Workspace, our Preview edition and our enterprise Essentials edition. To learn more about our editions check out this article Understanding Watson Workspace plans and features.
It's easy to get started with our preview edition, just sign in (or register) with your IBMid to https://workspace.ibm.com (or download our apps) and you can be up and running in seconds. However, our Essentials offers key enterprise capabilities such as:
- SAML based single-sign-on
- Organizational administrative controls
- Managed guest user access
- Service Level Agreement
- IBM enterprise grade support
To upgrade from Watson Workspace Preview to Watson Workspace Essentials you need to purchase a subscription. Anyone who was previously using Preview will be required to accept the invitation to the Essentials subscription in order to move their content into the subscription.
I've received an invite to Watson Workspace Essentials.
Yay! Lucky you! If you received either an email or see a banner in the web app indicating that you were invited to a Watson Workspace Essentials team this is good news. It means you have been upgraded to Watson Workspace Essentials (or invited to a new team using Watson Workspace Essentials).
Here's how you join the team:
- If you are not already there, check your email inbox for an invite to Watson Workspace Essentials
- That's it. You'll be redirected to Watson Workspace.
Note: If you were already using Watson Workspace your content will all be there when you upgrade however, any spaces that you owned are now managed by your Watson Workspace Essentials team. This means if that a team administrator could make changes to the permissions for those spaces and not allow apps, or guests in those spaces. If you do not want your content to move to the new team you can transfer the spaces you own to a personal account or decline the invitation.