Category Archives: Alfresco

Alfresco open source content management

The plain truth about Alfresco’s open source ethos

There was a small flare-up on the Order of the Bee list this week. It started when someone suggested that the Community Edition (CE) versus Enterprise Edition comparison page on alfresco.com put CE in a negative light. In full disclosure, … Continue reading

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Alfresco tutorials updated to SDK 2.0 and Alfresco 5.0

I’ve recently updated the Alfresco Developer Series tutorials to work with version 2.0 of the Alfresco SDK and Alfresco 5.0.d (and Enterprise 5.0). Note that the SDK is not backwards compatible. If you are running Alfresco 4.x you need to … Continue reading

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Quick Hack: Restricting Create Site Links to a Site Creators Group

At Alfresco Summit 2014 there was a wonderful session from Angel Borroy called, “10 Enhancements That Require Less Than 10 Lines of Code“. If you missed it you should follow that link and watch the recording. Angel said the talk … Continue reading

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Richard Esplin steps down as Head of Alfresco Community Relations

Things continue to be in flux at Alfresco with regards to how they manage their community. Today, Richard Esplin announced that he is stepping down as Head of Alfresco Community Relations to become a Product Manager for Alfresco Community Edition. … Continue reading

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Book Review: Learning Alfresco Web Scripts

Packt Publishing recently sent me a copy of Learning Alfresco Web Scripts by Ramesh Chauhan to review in exchange for my thoughts on the book which I’ll share with you now… Web Scripts are an essential part of Alfresco. If … Continue reading

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Alfresco Community Edition needs sensible version labels

See if you can answer this question: What is the current stable release of Alfresco Community Edition? Some of you probably blurted out “5.0”. But that’s not specific enough. Alfresco Community Edition releases have letters as part of the release … Continue reading

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You may be surprised at what’s not in Alfresco 5

It won’t be long before we’ll be celebrating Alfresco’s tenth birthday. Sniff, sniff, they grow up so fast! As part of that growth, it’s only natural that certain areas of the product will reach their end-of-life. Since its first release … 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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