I wrote up a list of some of my favorite new features in Alfresco 4.2 Community Edition in this blog post over at socialcontent.com. But I saved the best stuff for you, my loyal ecmarchitect.com reader: Screencasts showing those favorite features in action! Don’t worry, these are short and to the point. Hopefully just enough of a taste of each feature to get you to download Alfresco 4.2 Community Edition and try it out for yourself.
So without further ado, here are screencasts of my favorite new features in 4.2 Community (be sure to switch to full screen to enjoy their HD splendor)…
The new and improved Google Docs integration is very cool. I have a feeling this is going to be popular.
And how about that new Rich Media Gallery view in the document library? This is just one of multiple new document library views coming down the pike if I’m not mistaken. You can use the same extension points Ray used to create your own custom document library views.
There are a few new dashlets (Saved Search, Site Search, My Discussions) and some enhancements to existing dashlets (Image Preview, My Tasks).
Here’s one I’ve heard requested multiple times: Can I select multiple documents and download them as a zip? Boom. It’s in there. Another new document action is “Quick Share” which Alfresco in the Cloud users have been enjoying for some time. Now it’s available on-premise.
All of these screencasts were based on an October 8 nightly build using the binary installer. There may be some differences between what is shown here and what is in the final release.
So there you go folks. Download the new Community Edition release, try it out, and give us your feedback. I believe the plan is to have at least one more Community Edition release before DevCon. So you should definitely make it a point to try it out before you show up in Berlin or San Jose in November. That way you can slap these Engineers on the back for all of the great work they’ve put into this release!