Alfresco recently announced a technology preview of integration between Google Docs and Alfresco. This integration, due to be release as part of Alfresco 3.3g, will allow users to ‘check out’ documents from the Alfresco repository to Google Docs. Users can make change, collaborating with colleagues, and then ‘check in’ the revised copy to Alfresco. Using Google Docs removes the need for users to download to their desktop, edit with MS Office tools and helps facilitates online, real-time collaboration.
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This is a series of tutorial video’s that were recorded for the Alfresco Cloud trial. The video’s guide the viewer through the features of Alfresco Share. Based on a fictitious company ‘Green Energy’, the video’s cover the following:
- Introduction to the Alfresco Cloud trial
- Alfresco Dashboards
- Project based dashboards
- User based dashboards
- Extended User Profiles
- Project Library
- Browsing a project library
- Project document management
- Project Based Links
- Project Based Discussion Threads
- Project Based Blogs
- Finding and Creating New Collaboration Project Sites
- Administering Users and Groups
After watching the videos you can try Alfresco Share running in the Cloud for yourself here.
Introduction to the Alfresco Cloud Trial
Alfresco Share provides users with two types of dashboard, or landing page. There is one for each project and one for each user. Project Managers can configure project dashboards, to include project based ‘Dashlets’, while the user can configure their own dashboard to support their personal needs.
This video tutorial shows how to configure the project dashboard.
Personal Alfresco Share Dashboard
This video tutorial shows how to configure a personal dashboard.
Extended User Profiles
Alfresco Share manages a profile for each user. With the introduction of Alfresco Share 3.2 these have been extended to include extra information about each user. Two new tabs have been added:
- Sites – Provides a list of all of the projects or sites that the user has access to or is working on
- Content – Provides a snap shot of the content that the user has either created or has recently modified
Alfresco Share provides users with an area for storing, managing and sharing project related content. The two videos on this page show how to browse the Document Library; to review content and then Document Management capabilities, to show project team members can add content, edit document attributes etc.
Browse the Project Library
This video shows you how to browse a project document library.
Project Document Management
This video shows you some of the document management capability available within Alfresco Share.
Project Based Links
Team members may find interesting Internet sites that they want to share with other project team members. With Alfresco Share they can simply add them to the Project Links area. Individual links can be tagged to make it easy to sort large lists of links. This video tutorial shows how we have added some branding related sites to our branding project.
Project Based Discussion Threads
Alfresco Share provides team members with a place to discuss project topics. Team members can raise issues, post questions or just start a discussion thread. Other project members can post replies, sharing their ideas and views with all of the project team. Unlike email, these discussion threads are managed as part of the project, allowing people to understand the rational for key decisions.
Project Based Blogs
The Project Blog area allows team members to create Blog items. This could be used just to share ideas and thoughts with other project team members. It could also be used to develop Blog content that eventually gets posted on a public Blog site. Team members can collaborate around the blog entry before it finally goes live. This video tutorial will review some of the blog pages for Green Energy.
Finding and Creating New Collaboration Project Sites
Alfresco Share makes it easy to search and find project collaboration sites. Users can also create new sites to start collaborating with other users. This video tutorial shows how users can quickly and easily find existing projects and how to create a new project collaboration site.
Administering Users and Groups
This video tutorial will demonstrate some of the new administration features that have been added in Alfresco Enterprise Edition 3.2. It will show how an administrator can:
- Create a new user
- Change a user
- Administer Groups
If you have found this videos interesting and would like to try Alfresco yourself then register for a free Alfresco Cloud trial.
This series of videos show various aspects of the Alfresco Records Management Solution. All of these were recorded using the Alfresco Community Edition. The supported Alfresco Enterprise Edition will be available in February 2010.
Introduction to Alfresco Records Management
This video introduces the Alfresco Records Management solution. It shows how an Alfresco Share like interface allows users to file and declare new documents as corporate records.
Filing and Declaring a New Record
This short video shows how a user can:
- File a new document into the Record Management solution
- Complete the required information (metadata)
- Declare it as a new corporate record
Filing an Existing Document from Within Alfresco Share
Not all content exists outside of Alfresco. What happens if you have used Alfresco Share to manage the creation, review and approval process for important business documents? Well this video shows how you can easily file the approved document directly into the Alfresco Records Management solution from within Alfresco Share.
Filing Emails as Corporate Records Using IMAP Clients
This video shows how, by supporting the IMAP protocol, Alfresco enables users to file emails into the Records Management application directly from their IMAP compliant email clients. Simple drag n’ drop makes it easy to file important emails and have them managed as vital corporate records.
Setting up a Disposition Schedule
It is important to be able to manage the lifecycle of corporate records. Understanding how long records should be managed, if they should be deleted or transferred and when. This video shows how companies can set up their own disposition schedule to correctly manage corporate records.
This video shows the how to get started with Alfresco Share. It covers how to create and use project collaboration sites within Alfresco Share – Learn how to combine traditional ECM with new Web 2.0 collaboration services.