Unbelievably, I spent most of 2012 without writing a single article related to Nuxeo, an open source content management platform. CMS Report missed the best opportunity for a great story in September when Nuxeo Platform 5.6 was released. At the time, we were busy migrating our own site to a new CMS and probably missed a lot that month. Luckily, we do have a Nuxeo related article to write before the year's end, the release of Nuxeo Studio 2.9.
A few days ago, WordPress 3.5 was released and I originally planned to write the typical "what is new in WordPress" article similar to what I've done in the past for CMS Report. However, I thought this time around I would also discuss how I'm using WordPress to support the website of one of my favorite photographers, Karen Ruby of Dakota Imagery. Certainly, in this article there is no cause for you to suspect my opinions are biased with regard to her photography skills despite the fact we've been married for 11 years and she is the mother of my child. In this article, my goal is to not only provide WordPress and CMS users something interesting to read but also to point photographers to a WordPress package that my wife and I have found works quite nicely to support her photography business.
WordPress is not the only free CMS. Drupal and Joomla jump to mind, but there are lots and lots of others. So we as CMS vendors need to think beyond the traditional web content management functionality and figure out ways to innovate our way to a competitive advantage.
Liferay, Inc. announced today the launch of Social Office 2.0 Enterprise Edition (EE), the newest version of Liferay’s social collaboration solution for enterprise teams. Social Office 2.0 EE, the newest app available in Liferay Marketplace, equips users with an efficient means to collaborate with teams in their business units and to build a social network within their enterprise.
Liferay, Inc., provider of the world’s leading enterprise-class, open source portal, announced a new collaboration with VMware that makes the deployment of Liferay Portal on the cloud even easier and more accessible to a broad base of enterprise users. Liferay’s web platform is now available on the newly launched VMware Cloud Applications Marketplace™ for download through VMware vFabric™ Application Director™.
"Painful upgrades are just one example of how selecting a Web CMS is more than just buying an off-the-shelf product. When you commit to a content management system, you're investing in the system's leadership, vision, and reliability. It's not just about how the system looks now – it's whether you can trust it to perform year after year, and upgrade after upgrade."
-Marianne Kay, Research Analyst, "What a Failed Umbraco Release Can Teach Us About Upgrades", Real Story Group, November 28, 2012.
DotNetNuke Corp. (DNN), the company behind the most widely adopted Web Content Management Platform for Microsoft .NET, today announced general availability of its highly anticipated DNN 7.0 release. DNN 7.0 intends to make creating and managing content-rich websites, social intranets and online communities easier than ever, with benefits for enterprises, web content editors, developers and web designers alike.
SilverStripe Framework and CMS 3.0.3 was released earlier this week. This new version of SilverStripe provides security fixes, bugfixes and a number of minor enhancements since 3.0.2. As with all 3.0.x releases, it is drop in compatible with 3.0, making upgrading simple.
Last week, Agility officially announced the release of their new Agility Magazine Publishing Suite. The Magazine Suite is a cloud-based website publishing solution that is designed for online magazines and blogs. Over the past year, I've had a chance to watch Agility evolve and improve this new product and recently CMS Report completed a migration to Agility's Magazine Suite. In this article, I share my thoughts and experience with Agility's newest product.
Our good friend Cheryl McKinnon, founder of Candy Strategies, tweeted us about the latest news from the Open Source Alliance of Canada (OSACAN). The alliance is a non-profit organization, founded to promote, foster and sustain the use of open source technology in Canadian government. Yesterday, OSACAN announced the establishment of a center of excellence to promote the use of open source technology in the Canadian public sector.
For your convenience, attached is a copy of the press release regarding this non-profit center to be used for promoting the use of open source in government.