Alfresco Community 3.4 arrives
Alfresco has issued version 3.4 of its open source enterprise content management system (CMS). The latest release is aimed at making it easier for users to collaborate and and share their content as quickly and easily as possible. Discussing the release, Alfresco Software CTO John Newton said that, "The demand for collaboration and social sharing around enterprise content is rising – and content that was once meant just for the intranet is now being re-purposed for the public web, external portals or even to destination sites across the web".
Alfresco Community 3.4 features several new tools and services for Spring developers and the addition of Web Quick Start, a set of templates that can be used for building content-rich sites on top of the Alfresco Share. Using Microsoft’s Office SharePoint Protocol and a new API integration with Google Docs, the new Office-to-Web Framework allows users to author documents in their standard office suite, to collaborate using Alfresco or Google Docs and then publish to the web. Other changes include native support for content replication and new DocLib portlets that allow for integration with various enterprise portals, such as Liferay, Quickr and Confluence.
More details about the release, including a full list of changes, can be found in the official release announcement, on the Alfresco wiki and in the release notes. Licensed under the LGPL, version 3.4 of the Alfresco Community Edition is available to download for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Installation instructions are provided.
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