Alfresco’s New Community Edition Offers Web 2.0 for the Enterprise

Jul 10, 2007

Alfresco Software Inc., a provider of an open source enterprise content management (ECM) solution, has announced the availability of its Community Edition 2.1. The new edition is designed to allow CIOs to leverage Web 2.0 functionality from inside and outside their organizations.

Specific features now available with Alfresco Community 2.1 include a new REST (Representational State Transfer) architecture for content management that makes possible the integration of internal and external integration of Web 2.0 services such as advanced search, blogs, wikis, social networking, news, and communications. REST is a standard specifically designed for web-based network systems and provides Content Services Development in JavaScript and PHP and Content Deliver in HTML, RSS, ATOM and JSON for Alfresco’s Community 2.1. The new Edition also introduces a new Web User Interface (UI) that offers personal customization (Fish-Eye Zoom-in, for example), automatic previews and cross-platform URI addressable dashlets, including MyDocuments, MyTasks, and MyCommunities for use in any client using the REST architecture.

The new Alfresco Community 2.1 has enabled the integration of de-facto content collaboration tools, including: new native Office integration; new integration to MediaWiki, WordPress, and TypePad; new enterprise portal integration (Liferay and JBoss portal); enhanced Web Content Management (WCM) functionality; and new community AMPs.