Screencasts highlight upcoming Alfresco Share features

[UPDATE: Due to the popularity of this post, Thorsten had to relocate his screencasts to this page, so I’ve removed the individual links and added a link to the entire collection. I’m also adding bullets for two new features he recorded screencasts for since the original post]

I came across this today via Twitter. Thorsten Schminkel (@schminkel) has posted a collection of screencasts that highlight new Alfresco Share features currently checked in to Alfresco Community head. Each is about a minute or less–just enough to get the gist of the following features:

  • Trashcan
  • In-place file name editor
  • Video preview
  • Manage system users
  • Change logo
  • Image preview dashlet
  • Drag-and-drop import
  • User-defined document library sorting
  • Like counter
  • Email notification configuration
  • User import via CSV

The latest official release of Alfresco Community is 3.4.d. Last month Alfresco released a preview release called 3.4.e meant to give everyone a first look at the new Activiti integration. None of the features Thorsten shows in these screencasts are available yet in an official release. Look for an official Community release to happen in late Summer or early Fall with an Enterprise release by the end of the year. If you can’t wait, you can do what Thorsten did: Check out the latest Community code from subversion, build it, and have fun playing with these and other new features.

Alternatively, functionally similar versions of some of these features have already been implemented by members of the community for versions of Alfresco in use today:

Thanks for doing those screencasts, Thorsten, and let me know if you create any more so we can add them to the list.