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					ALFRESCO PRODUCT
  INTRODUCTION

  Daniel Gradecak, CROZ
      April 12, 2011
Agreed SLA’s
      Alfresco Enterprise                                     Alfresco Community
 •   Support                                              •   No Alfresco SLA
      o   Contractual SLA’s (Gold, Platinum, & Diamond)       o Community Forums

      o   Guaranteed availability of resources

      o   Call tracking and bug prioritisation


 •   Bug tracking                                         ● No Alfresco SLA
      o   Bug fixing / Service packs                          o   Self or Community Fix

      o   Patch distribution (with back porting)              o   Wait for code role up


 •   Support Portal                                       •   None Provided

 •   Enterprise Documentation                             •   Wiki Documentation

 •   Indemnity and Warranty                               •   None Provided

 •   Access to Enterprise Edition                         •   Access to Community Edition
Freedom of choice
      Enterprise Edition                     Community Edition
 • OS - Linux, Windows, Solaris          • OS - Linux
 • Data Base - MySQL, Oracle,            • Data Base – MySQL
   PostgreSQL, MSSQL Server, DB2           (PostgreSQL)
 • Application Server - Tomcat,          • Application Server – Tomcat
   JBoss, Oracle, Weblogic,
   Websphere
                                         • Authentication - Alfresco,
 • Authentication - Alfresco,              OpenLDAP
   OpenLDAP, NTLM, Sun One
   Directory Server, Active Directory,
   Kerberos, JASS                        • Browser - Firefox

 • Browser - Firefox, IE, Safari
Scalability and Availability
     Enterprise Only
         Clustering


 • Configure system for:
   o Horizontal = Lower cost
   o High availability
   o Scalability
Roles
Access Control


            Patti
                     Jennifer
           Risley
                     Watmore
          VP of HR
                      CEO
Shared Network Drive
 • CIFS / FTP / WebDAV
   o Root URL: \\<machine               o All rules are applied
     name>_A\Alfresco                   o All permissions are enforced
   o Same as a network share            o If versioning is enabled, then
     folder                               content will be versioned
   o Can mount as a share drive
   o Drag and Drop files into
     Alfresco
   o Edit content directly with other
     programs
   o Network folders can be smart
     spaces
Document Management
Document Details
Records Management
IMAP Integration
                   • Virtualised IMAP Server
                   • Browse and access repository
                     content
                      o Open Alfresco from within email client
                      o Navigate spaces and Share sites as
                        virtual email folders
                      o View metadata, Links to content

                   • Drag and Drop for email archiving
                   • Configurable attachment handling
                   • Works with IMAP compliant clients
                     – No plug-in required
   WHAT IS NEW IN
ALFRESCO ENTERPRISE
        3.4
    Hotel Westin, Zagreb
       April 12, 2011
Enterprise 3.4 – What’s new?


• Distributed Content      •   New Social Content
  Replication                  Management Features
• Automatic Metadata       •   Alfresco Web Quick Start
  Extraction               •   Share Enhancements
• Content Addressable      •   JSR168 Portal Integration
  Storage (CAS) Support
• Removed Hibernate to
  improve performance
• Localization Improvements
Distributed Content Replication



  …Imagine a large organization with
  global offices. They need to provide
  access to content…

  …just use the wide area network?

         What could go wrong?
Content Replication


• Distributed repository replication
  o   Selective replication of spaces and content
  o   Support for full, incremental and delete
  o   One source – multiple destinations
  o   Replicas are read-only (update at source only -
      re-direct if update is needed)
• Benefits
  o   Support geographically dispersed companies
  o   Provide fast local access
  o   Remove single point of failure
  o   Reduce wide area network traffic
What is CAS?


• CAS = Content Addressable Storage
  o Sometimes referred to as ‘Content Aware
    Storage’ or ‘Fixed Content Storage’
• Used for content that…
  o does not change
  o needs to be kept for a long time
• Examples –
  o medical records, x-ray, voice archives, email,
    scanned images, invoices, purchase orders
XAM Content Connector

• Extend Alfresco
   o Use Content Addressable
     Storage that supports XAM
   o Industry standard for access
     eXtensible Access Method
     (XAM)
   o Developed and QA’ed
     against EMC Centera
   o Designed to work with
     solutions from EMC, HP, IBM,
     Hitachi, Sun, etc.
• Alfresco Enterprise only
  feature
Localisation improvement in 3.4


• Alfresco driven local language packs
  o French, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese
• Use existing language packs
  o Professional translators
  o Native language reviewers
• Improved consistency and terminology
• Available for both Enterprise and
  Community
Alfresco Share now includes…


•   Workflow
•   Improved search
•   Redesigned UI
•   User status
•   Permissions
•   Automatic Data Extraction
Metadata Extraction http://tika.apache.org/

• Automatically extract
  information from files
• Easily mapping extracted
  metadata to Alfresco
  properties
• Makes it easier to find
  content
• Customizable
      o   Plug-ins to support
          other formats
Alfresco Share - Workflow


• Needed to support the document
  process
• Advanced Workflow (for both Share
  and WCM)
  o Based on jBPM
• New Dashlets
  o Inbox
  o My Tasks – Filter by date, priority, assignee,
    workflow type, etc.
• Start workflow without content
Workflow
Start Workflow




                           Manage Workflow
                 Filters
Alfresco Share - Search


• Make it easy to find content
  o Both Simple and Advanced search
• Can search for...
  o   Folders / Containers
  o   Content (all types)
  o   Custom types (example ‘Contract’)
  o   Aspects (example ‘customer = ACME’)
  o   Application specific
      (example ‘Contract and customer = ACME’)
• Extensible via forms
Advanced Search
Alfresco Share Enhancements


• Redesigned UI / Toolbar
  o Improved usability
  o Ease of customisation and localisation
• Social and Collaboration
  o User status – What are you working on
• New Permissions
  o Who can create sites
  o Who can see ‘public’ sites
Document Library for Portals


• DocLib Portlet for JSR168 Portals
• Portlets provides access to...
  o DM repository
  o Share Sites
• Provide more robust content
  management
• Access full DM functions
• Single sign on (SSO)
Alfresco Portlet in Liferay
Questions?

				
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