After spending few years as a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant, Liferay was recognized as a Leader in the Portal products. It is really amazing how Liferay became a leader in a highly competitive area with players whom are considered to be the big players in the whole IT industry.
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Liferay will be hosting the second East Coast Symposium for 2010. The Agenda for this Symposium will include many tracks for both Developers and Business. More information about the symposium can be found in this link.
Alfresco has released the schedule of the Alfresco Meetups that will be placed in the US and some countries in the Europe. The aim of these Meetups is to update Alfresco clients, partners, and active community members with the latest changes in Alfresco ECM. More information can be found at Alfresco events.
Liferay 6 preview has been released with new features including:
- Easier way to share web content across communities using the global scope.
- Support of jBPM 3 for workflows.
- Portlet Performance Monitoring.
- Enhanced UI and usability with the usage of AlloyUI framework.
- The ability to integrate the document library with Documentum, CMIS, and Sharepoint.
You can download the preview release from here.
This question seems odd but in reality very few people can answer you these questions. The word portal is misunderstood among many people in the industry and is mainly confused with the web content management systems. Most clients are looking for simple and convenient way to host and display the web content in their sites. Moreover, they might need to upload some documents and files for the site’s visitors to view and download. If the requirements don’t go beyond the web content then we use open source web content management systems such as Joomla and Drupal are the way to go.
But sometimes the client‘s requirements might exceed those of the typical scenario that we described. The client might need a robust and agile system that allows him for advance manipulation of the website content with the ability to deploy new changes in short time. Also, the client might need advance web functions, or applications, like the ones found in the big sites. Example can range from adding wikis and discussion forums to organizing large groups of users with common interest and allowing collaboration between the members of those groups. In this case, your requirements shift you to a domain known as enterprise portal solution. Such solution can be built from ground zero, which will take time and usually is costly, or you need to adopt a ready portal solution. In most cases an enterprise portal, like Liferay, will be perfect solution for your problem while allowing you to deploy new functions by either developing them or acquiring them from third parties.
We will be starting a series of How To as part of our effort to contribute to the Open Source community, and also to help the developers who are interested to work on the Open Source solutions that we provide services for. Having said that here is the first paper in this series and it’s about “Installing and Deploying Liferay Portal on Weblogic 10.3”
We hope you find it useful and we look forward to hear from you about any suggestions or questions.
Webinars hosted by Alfresco and CIGNEX on Open Source Contract Lifecycle Management solution.
You can register here
As the press release says, now it is official: “Liferay, Inc., provider of leading open source enterprise portal and collaboration software, and IT Mill Ltd., provider of the Vaadin rich user interface library, recently announced a new technology partnership.
The partnership will help provide simple and easy integration to build rich web applications on top of Liferay Portal. To see what does that mean watch this youtube video that shows how a Vaadin Mail Portlet would work on Liferay Portal.
Vaadin Mail Portlet Tour on Liferay
Liferay Named a Visionary in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Independent Portal Leader Enjoys Continued Market Penetration & Growth Los Angeles, CA – [BUSINESS WIRE] –Liferay Portal, the world’s leading
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One of our staff has made a short video that shows some of the great features in Liferay Portal. So if you are curious to know what’s Liferay Portal and what it can achieve then you will definitely find this short demo very useful.
Liferay Portal Build 5.2.3 Demo