Liferay has released a new version of its Liferay Portal. Features in 4.2 include: a drag-and-drop feature, which allows for the customization of Liferay portal to the preferences of a user or community; 20+ out-of-the-box themes to change the look and feel of the portal; Liferay grants individual community members their own page with a user-defined URL; collaborative tools such as Instant Messaging, Message Boards, Blogs, and Wikis, which allow users to create true communities of users; the ability to provide users with a single point of access to all of an organization's data, content, and information from both existing in-house applications (i.e., HR, CRM) and external sources. Single-sign-on lets users log in once to access all their information needs; permissioning allows users to customize and control who can access sensitive information and functionality; users have behind the scenes support of ServiceMix technology, designed to simplify the integration, upgrade, and substitution of disparate applications for the developer.
Liferay does not require users to work with any specific application server, database server, or operating system to run Liferay Portal. Liferay Portal works in over 700 deployment configurations; Liferay Portal also accommodates global business environment with multilingual support, including: Arabic, Chinese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and Vietnamese. Users can add Liferay's language portlet to any page and allow end-users to select a different localization with one click. Liferay Portal is offered under the MIT License--in addition to zero license fees, the MIT license has no reciprocity clauses.