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.

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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I’m leaving Alfresco, remaining part of the community

After much contemplation about what’s best for the Alfresco community, the company, and my own happiness, I’ve decided to leave the company. My last day as Chief Community Officer will be Friday, June 6. With all of the changes the … Continue reading

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Cool things you can do in Alfresco with cmis:item support

I’ve been taking a look at the newly-added support for cmis:item in Alfresco. As a refresher for those who may not be familiar, cmis:item is a new object type added to the CMIS 1.1 specification. Alfresco added support for CMIS … Continue reading

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Nominate an Alfresco community star

Every year I select a handful of “community stars”. These are people who have gone above-and-beyond during the previous year in the Alfresco community. Community stars get a free conference pass to Alfresco Summit and bragging rights for the coming … Continue reading

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Quick Hack: Creating default folder structures in Alfresco Share sites

Someone recently asked how to create Alfresco Share sites with a default folder structure. Currently, out-of-the-box, when you create an Alfresco Share site, the document library is empty. This person instead wanted to define a set of folders that would … Continue reading

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