Welcome to the new Cognos Analytics boards on Cognoise. The Cognos Analytics release introduces a number big changes and new innovations, and we have created a set of boards to fit around the new UI changes and capabilities.
Content Explorer is effectively the replacement for Cognos Connection. In this initial GA release of Cognos Analytics, it doesn't entirely cover the capabilities you'd find in Cognos Connection in Cognos 10.2.2, but most of them are included. In a couple of places you still end up in the old Cognos Connection UI when choosing features not yet included in Content Explorer, but this usually opens in a new browser tab so it's easy to maintain your place. Content Explorer is designed to be more intuitive and less cluttered than Cognos Connection. Options are only visible when they are appropriate - some from the three dots button alongside an item, and some via the More / Properties / Personal Menu buttons in the top right corner. We encourage you to explore the new UI and get used to the simpler layout and sliding panes.