Alfresco 2.2 has focused on offering content management and collaboration for everyone in the enterprise and has used web 2.0 technologies to bring together content management, collaboration, office and email integration all within one repository.
Many industry leading clients are using Alfresco to provide next generation user experiences, creating communities around their products, and delivering this at dramatically lower cost through the benefit of open source.
These new community oriented product micro-sites need to be highly-scalable with the ability to integrate rich media with user generated content, and support rapid content update for a fresh customer experience, while promoting a consistent brand.
Experience with this next generation of websites has driven the enhancements in Alfresco 2.2 including:
- Web Application Preview and Test – providing the ability to preview in-context changes to any web application, including PHP, Ruby, JSF, Tiles, Struts, Groovy, and .NET
- Web Farm Deployment Configuration – supports advanced deployment rules for scalable, 3-tier web application architectures with partitioned, replicated deployment
- Site Templating and Branching – enabling rapid creation of new sites from existing templates and ability to baseline major site updates by branching existing site
- Asset Reuse – update and sharing of content across web projects
Alfresco has continued its focus on collaboration and management for the whole enterprise in version 2.2 with enhancements delivering the following capabilities:
- Email-based Collaboration – Email directly into the repository and capture all discussions relating to a specific document
- Email Archival – Automatic capture and archival of all attached files and email messages
- JMX-based Server Administration – JSR-160 support offering administrators access to Alfresco via a JMX console
This podcast is a recording of a live webinar discussing and demonstrating Alfresco 2.2. More details can be found at:
There is a new Developer Toolbox in the Content Community that contains starter apps, sample code of web scripts and java-backed web scripts. Nancy discusses this in her blog that can found at:
This is a great way to learn more about Alfresco 2.2 and prepare for Alfresco 3.0