- Working with users and membership accounts, including LDAP integration and single sign-on
- Using Alfresco 3 as a smart document repository; working with automatic version tracking and control, and accessing the repository from the Web, shared network folders, FTP, or Microsoft office tools
- Making content easy to find using search, content categorization, and metadata
- Automating document management tasks with business rules and complete workflows
- Working together using Alfresco's collaboration and syndication features to create effective working groups
- Customizing the user interface, creating your own dashboard layouts; presenting content in custom ways relevant to your business
- Integrating external applications such as Liferay Portal, iPhone, Face Book, iGoogle, Microsoft Outlook, Adobe Flex, and Ffmpeg video transcoder with Alfresco
- Setting up a single instance multi-tenant system, configuring Alfresco as an in-bound email server, and setting up an audit trail
Alfresco 3.0 has generated a lot of curiosity with its new content management features. Users have been waiting for a book that covers these concepts along with the security, dashboards, and configuration features of Alfresco 3.
Alfresco 3 includes Alfresco Surf, a new N-Tier Architecture, which delivers scalability and accommodates more users on existing hardware resources. This new release also includes a draft implementation of the CMIS specification, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol support. The new multi-tenancy features enable Alfresco ECM to be configured as a single-instance multi-tenant environment.
This well-crafted and easy-to-use book is a complete guide to implementing enterprise content management in your business using Alfresco 3. It covers the enhanced document management, a new web-based collaborative application called Alfresco Share, and various integration options with external applications.
Alfresco 3 offers true Enterprise Content Management (ECM) by providing an open source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum, and Interwoven. It is the most popular Java-based CMS with over 1.5 million downloads, 50,000 live sites, 74,000 community members, and with more than 150 application extensions in forge. This book guides you through creating smart, collaborative content repositories and shows how to use Alfresco 3 to create more elegant document sharing, better collaborative working, and reliable automated workflow processes.
The book also explains how administrators can set up Alfresco 3 for multiple business units as a single-instance multi-tenant environment. Business users can leverage Alfresco Share, a new built-in web-based collaborative content management application bundled with Alfresco repository. It simplifies capturing, sharing, and retrieval of information across virtual teams.
This book shows you how to unleash the power of Alfresco 3 to create collaborative working systems in your enterprise
- Manage your business documents with version control, library services, content organization, and advanced search
- Create collaborative web sites using document libraries, wikis, blogs, forums, calendars, discussions, and social tagging
- Integrate with external applications such as Liferay Portal, Adobe Flex, iPhone, iGoogle, and Facebook
- Automate your business process with the advanced workflow concepts of Alfresco 3
- Fully revised and updated for version 3.0, covering Alfresco Surf and more