Category Archives: Content Management

Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Web Content Management (WCM), Document Management (DM). Whatever you call it this category covers market happenings and lessons learned.

The emerging Content-as-a-Service market

There is an interesting new market emerging in the world of content management: Commercially-hosted Content-as-a-Service (CaaS). These are vendors who provide a service your applications can leverage for content management. Different than, “Hey look, we’re running our old school CMS … Continue reading

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10 ways Alfresco customers can support the community

A prospective Alfresco customer recently asked me some of the ways an Alfresco customer can support the Alfresco community. Here’s what I said: Give your employees company time to answer questions in the forum or participate in the community in … Continue reading

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What we’re dying to hear at Alfresco Summit

For the first time, ever, I will not be in attendance at this year’s annual Alfresco conference. I’m going to miss catching up with old friends, meeting new ones, learning, and sharing stories. I’m also going to miss hearing what … Continue reading

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Independent Alfresco community forms to guarantee freely-available open source ECM forever

Something very interesting is afoot in the Alfresco community. A subset of the community has formed an independent organization called The Order of the Bee, aimed at making sure the freely-available open source platform for Enterprise Content Management stays freely-available, … Continue reading

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5 rules you must follow on every Alfresco project

I know that people are often thrown into an Alfresco project having never worked with it before. And I know that the platform is broad and the learning curve is steep. But there are some rules you simply have to … Continue reading

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Five new features in Alfresco 5.0 in about five minutes

Hopefully you saw that Alfresco 5.0.a Community Edition was released last week. Kevin Roast did a nice write-up on a few of the new features. I created a screencast based on his write-up. It is embedded below or use this … Continue reading

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Alfresco Anti-Patterns: When You Probably Shouldn’t Use Alfresco

There are plenty of write-ups listing what Alfresco can do–I thought it might be instructive to list the things people often try to use Alfresco for but shouldn’t. I’ve got five examples in my list. The first two are common … Continue reading

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How I successfully studied for the Alfresco Certified Engineer Exam

Back in March I blogged about why I took the Alfresco Certified Administrator exam (post). Today I passed the Alfresco Certified Engineer exam. I took it for the same reasons I took the ACA exam, as outlined in that post, … Continue reading

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New tutorial on Share customization with Alfresco Aikau

Alfresco community member, Ole Hejlskov (ohej on IRC), has just published a wonderful tutorial on customizing Alfresco Share with the new Alfresco Aikau framework. You may have seen one of Dave Draper’s recent blog posts introducing the new framework. Ole’s … Continue reading

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Five steps you can use to figure out how anything in Alfresco Share really works

A forums user recently asked how to use the “quick share” feature from their own code. The implementation is easy to figure out, but I thought illustrating the steps you should use to dig into it would be instructive, because … Continue reading

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