Every fourth time you launch Talend Studio, until you are connected to the Talend Community, the [Connect to TalendForge[ dialog box opens, inviting you to connect to the Talend Community so that you can check, download, install external components and upload your own components to the Talend Community to share with other Talend users directly in the Exchange view of your Job designer in the Studio.
If you want to connect to the Talend Community later, click Skip this Step to continue launching the Studio without setting up a connection to the Talend Community.
By default, the Studio will automatically collect product usage data and send the data periodically to servers hosted by Talend for product usage analysis and sharing purposes only. If you do not want the Studio to do so, clear the I want to help to improve Talend by sharing anonymous usage statistics check box.
You can also turn on or off usage data collection from the [Preferences] dialog box (Talend > Usage Data Collector). For more information, see the section on setting Talend Studio preferences of your Studio User Guide.
Be assured that any personal information you may provide to Talend will never be transmitted to third parties nor used for any purpose other than joining and logging in to the Talend Community and being informed of Talend latest updates.
If you already have created an account at http://www.talendforge.org, click Connect to Existing Account, fill in your user name and password, and click CONNECT TO MY ACCOUNT to sign in the Talend Community and continue launching the Studio.
This page will not appear again when the Studio starts up once you successfully connect to the Talend Community. To show this page again, select Talend > Exchange from the [Preferences] dialog box, and click Sign In. For more information, see the section on setting Talend Studio preferences of your Studio User Guide.