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Whats new in alfresco community 3.4

Slide deck to accompany the recent webinar of the same name

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Whats new in alfresco community 3.4

  1. 1. What’s New in Alfresco Community 3.4 Paul Hampton Director of Product Marketing
  2. 2. 2010 Second Half Plans ● Alfresco Community / Enterprise 3.4 o Alfresco Web Quick Start o Alfresco WCM for Spring o Replication Services o Update to Alfresco Share ● Application Extensions o Portal Integration o XAM Content Store Support 2
  3. 3. New Web Functionality ● WCM Collaboration ● Alfresco Web Quick Start ● WCM Process Control ● WCM Services for Spring 3
  4. 4. WCM Collaboration ● Editorial management via Alfresco Share and Alfresco Web Editor (AWE) o Full enterprise process support – manage the review / approval process – ‘Office to Web’ o Rich collaboration environment o In-context authoring and editing o Support for CIFS, FTP, WebDAV, and CMIS ● Web producer o Site creation and configuration o Easy navigation config o Content Collections (static and dynamic) 4
  5. 5. Web Quick Start ● Example implementation o Best practice example o Written in Spring MVC, Spring Surf, OpenCMIS ● Combines the power of Share with OOTB template o Workflow, team collaboration, web configuration ● Industry focused templates for... o Government o Media and Entertainment o Finance ● Available for Community / Enterprise 3.4 and 3.3 5
  6. 6. Architecture Quick Start Web Application Quick Start Website API OpenCMIS 6
  7. 7. Image Carousel Easy navigation configuration Dynamic or static lists 7
  8. 8. Process Control ● Advanced Workflow (for both Share and WCM) o Exposed via collaboration environment ● Based on jBPM ● New Dashlets o Inbox o My Tasks – Filter by date, priority, assignee, workflow type, etc. ● Start workflow without content 8
  9. 9. Workflow – Screen Shots Filters Start Workflow Manage Workflow 9
  10. 10. WCM Services for Spring ● Integrates enterprise content with the web o Single content store for DM, RM, Collaboration and WCM ● Unified content services o End to End solution – Authoring to Delivery o Rich Content Modelling – Associations, Behaviours, Aspects, Rules/Actions and Constraints o Transformation service with rendition support (images and text) o Transfer services for content publishing / delivery o CMIS runtime for content delivery 10
  11. 11. WCM Development ● Development platform o Standards support – Spring, Spring Surf, CMIS, Java, REST o Lightweight scripting – Speed of development o Enterprise scale content services o Extensible (unrestricted) platform ● Spring developers tools 11
  12. 12. More Information... ● Install and Configuration o and_Configuration ● Developers Guide o Guide ● & Search for ‘Quick Start’ 12
  13. 13. Content Replication ● Distributed repository replication o Selective replication of spaces, content and rules o Support for full, incremental and delete o One source – multiple destinations o Replicas are read-only o Update at source only (re-direct if needed) ● Benefits o Provide fast local access o Remove single point of failure o Reduce wide area network traffic 13
  14. 14. Content Replication Head Office Regional Office Regional Office SOP SOP SOP Master Local Content Copy Local Content Copy Local Content 14
  15. 15. Alfresco Share - Search ● Both Simple and Advanced ● Can search for... o Folders / Containers o Content (all types) o Custom types (example ‘Contract’) o Aspects (example ‘customer = ACME’) o Application specific (example ‘Contract and customer = ACME’) ● Extensible via forms 15
  16. 16. Search – Screen Shots 16
  17. 17. Alfresco Share Enhancements ● Redesigned UI / Toolbar o Improved usability o Ease of customisation and localisation ● Social and Collaboration o User status – What are you working on ● New Permissions o Who can create sites o Who can see ‘public’ sites 17
  18. 18. Alfresco Share – UI Redesign 3.4 Extensible Menu Status Update 3.3 18
  19. 19. Optimized Database Mapping ● Architecture Change – Remove Hibernate o Native Alfresco schema database mapping and cache o Optimized for Alfresco o Improved control of cache (tuned to Alfresco DB) o Improvements in reliability and performance ● OEM friendly license 19
  20. 20. Document Library for Portals ● DocLib Portlet for JSR168 Portals ● Portlets provides access to... o DM repository o Share Sites ● Access full DM functions ● Single sign on (SSO) ● Available for Community / Enterprise 3.3 and 3.4 20
  21. 21. Portlet – Screen Shot 21
  22. 22. XAM Content Connector ● A solution for ‘Fixed Content’ – content that will never be changed ● Extend Alfresco o Use Content Addressable Storage o Support the XAM compliant stores o Developed and QA’ed against EMC Centera o Designed to work with solutions from EMC, HP, IBM, Hitachi, Sun, etc. ● Alfresco Enterprise only feature 22
  23. 23. Localisation ● Alfresco driven local language packs o French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese ● Use existing language packs o Professional translators o Native language reviewers ● Improved consistency and terminology ● Will be released with Alfresco Enterprise 3.4 ● Will be available for Alfresco Community 3.4 23
  24. 24. Timing Core Alfresco Application Extensions ● Alfresco Community 3.4 ● Portal Integration o Released o Alfresco Community 3.4 Released ● Alfresco Enterprise 3.4 o Alfresco Enterprise 3.3 in o Mid December QA ● Alfresco Web Quick ● XAM Content Start (for 3.3) Connector o Early October o TBC 24
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