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Highlights of the Week
- Bad Economy Is Good for Open Source. Open source offerings and associated services are getting better and starting to seem less risky, while IT budgets are shrinking. Result? What's bad for economy is clearly good for open source.
- TextFlow Offers Completely Web-Based Collaboration. Fresh off its most recent release, Nordic River seeking to promote even more productivity and collaboration among its users, has launched a web-based version of TextFlow -- a sort of word processing collaboration Software-as-a-Service (SaaS).
- Microsoft to Put Full Relational DB in the Cloud. At MIX09, Microsoft demonstrated some of the newest capabilities of SDS -- specifically its new relational database capabilities. That's right, Microsoft will offer a relational database in the Azure cloud.
- Interview with eZ Systems: Lessons from 10 Years of Open Source. eZ Systems is turning 10 this year -- a notable achievement in the open source content management world.
- Browser Wars: Will Mozilla Fennec Outfox its Rivals? Attempting to stir up some competition is Fennec, the cunning little fox from Mozilla that has had an extensive Alpha, going back to last October and is now available in beta, hopefully having recovered from last month's abortive pre-beta test.
- XOOPS Teams Bury the Forks, Web CMS Code Reunited. It's a fairly common occurrence in the world of open source that developers join together to build a solution, then find themselves not necessarily agreeing with the future roadmap of that solution. What do they do?
- EPiServer on Managing Social Media With Relate+ and U.S. Plans. EPiServer's Relate+ is built on top of their CMS 5 web content management system and provides a common framework for incorporating social media features, community building and e-mail marketing into websites.
Most Popular Articles
And these are the articles you couldn't get enough of during the past week -- if page views are anything to go by, anyways. So, what was your fancy? Drupal, SharePoint and 2009 trends.
- RDFa, Drupal and a Practical Semantic Web. With RDFa (see W3C proposal), software and web developers have the specification they need to know how to structure data in order to lend meaning both to machines and to humans, all in a single file. And from what we've seen recently, the Drupal community is making the best of it.
- IE8 Released, Already Obsolete? For some, things may go smoothly, for others, not so much. Trouble is, IE8 may be new, but is it already obsolete?
- SharePoint Commerce Services for Commerce Server 2009. The latest edition of Microsoft Commerce Server has been announced. Commerce Server 2009 includes new capabilities to help you get a store-front up and running quickly. What's even more interesting is that it also includes out of the box interoperability and integration with SharePoint Server 2007.
- How Many Webpages Can One Person Manage? We are still in the early stages of web management. Many web teams lack authority and resources. This generally results in very large unmanaged websites.
- Gartner: 2009 Top 10 Strategic Technologies. At the recent Gartner Symposium/ITxpo, Gartner analysts presented their insights into the top 10 technologies and trends to rule the world in 2009.
- Web Platform Installer Offers New Web Content Management Systems. There was a lot of interesting news coming out of MIX09. A new beta release for the Microsoft Web Platform Installer was one of them. What's new in Beta 2?
- Nstein to Integrate Image-Based Search Engine. To enable users of their digital publishing solution the ability to conduct faster, more accurate image searches, enterprise content management provider, Nstein will integrate the Imprezzeo image-based search engine with its Text Mining and search products.
The Economy is in the Dumps but Content Management is Booming
If you're looking to advance your career, or if your org has got empty seats in need of savvy CMSers, you're in luck. Catch the best fish of the season on our content management job board.
- Content Management Specialist at Nison Technical Resources
- Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Specialist / Analyst at ProEdit
- Community Manager at Portland Energy Conservation Inc.
- Technical Consultant (at start-up US branch) at CoreMedia
- Engagement Manager at Omniture