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Gilbane Dynamic Content Webinar - TODAY

Today at 1:00 PM Eastern time/ 10:00 AM Pacific time, the Gilbane Group and CMS vendor Fatwire are holding an expert-panel web seminar on the topic of how to dynamically manage and serve the right content to every user.

World Usability Day - Understanding CMS User Needs

Just around the corner, World Usability Day aims to put the client back in charge. On Nov. 14th more than 135 events will be organized in 35 plus countries to raise awareness of the benefits of usability engineering and user centric design.

EU CMS Vendors Duke it out in Denmark

Content Management Forum 2006Though home to many vendors, the European CMS marketplace is in many ways still up for grabs.

And if you EU types would care to see some of these vendors go several rounds in the ring. Get on over to Denmark for the 2nd International Content Management Forum (cmf2006). The Danish CM event kicks-off Nov. 7th and runs through the 9th.

Open Text Connects ECM & CMS Dots

The fruits of consolidation are ripening as Open Text announces ECM integration plans for the RedDot Web CMS.

A little over a year ago, Hummingbird acquired RedDot. In August, Open Text acquired Hummingbird. And now this week Open Text have announced their strategy to integrate RedDot Solutions' software with Open Text's Livelink ECM - Web Content Management Server.

Microsoft, Symantec Dueling for SharePoint Security

Microsoft has announced the beta release of “Forefront Security for SharePoint” a revision of the MS-acquired Sybari “Antigen for SharePoint Server” product, that brings needed security to SharePoint (MOSS 2007) and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0.

Time to Support IE 7 ......and IE 6

Internet Explorer 7According to Microsoft, the final release of IE7 is fast approaching, really fast approaching. As in, probably this month.

And whether or not most end users know it, IE 7 will be delivered to Windows customers via a high priority Automatic Update just a few weeks after it's publicly available. If you haven't already started preparing for IE 7, its getting late in the day.

Sitecore CMS Integrates Mondo Search

The popular Sitecore ASP.NET Web CMS gets a feature boost with enterprise search and search analytics from Mondosoft.

Web users will enjoy comprehensive search features, customized to the Sitecore look-and-feel. And, web administrators can now access reports on-demand, based on what visitors searched for and found, and — sometimes more importantly — what they did not find. A win-win for users and the geeks that serve them.

European CMS Market Cluttered, but Wide Open

Choices, choices, choices… but no big players yet. That's the message for European CMS technology buyers, according to the European edition of the CMS Report by CMS Watch, released today. “Standard”, and “Enterprise” — for large multi-site projects — editions are available.

Fall Enterprise CMS Conference Roundup

Hello Movers and Shakers… ready to fly from Austin to San Jose to Boston? The fall season is busy, busy, busy. Following is a round-up of the major Content Management conferences around the corner.

Quantum Art: Free ASP.NET Web CMS

Quantum Art QP7 Web CMSQuantum Art's QP7 platform has never been your typical commercial Web CMS. Architecturally, it came in the door as a platform meant to be shaped and molded to fit the client's content business model. Aesthetically, it provided a better than average back office UI with an elegant design.

These things are still true. What's changed is that now it comes in the door, and yes its the front door, for free, gratis, gratuit.

Enterprise CMS Trends Featured at Industry Conference

Vignette has announced its lineup of speakers, panelists and sponsors for the seventh annual “Vignette Village” North American customer conference in Austin, TX on October 23-25, 2006.

The CMS World Convenes for Gilbane Conference

Gilbane Content Management ConferenceLeading international event covers what's hot and what's not in the Content Management world. The gathering focuses on web content management, digital asset management, and enterprise content management. Additional topics include wikis, blogs, search, collaboration and automated publishing solutions.

TiddlyWiki Thingy Updated, On a Stick

If you haven't experienced the mind bending Wiki weirdness of TiddlyWiki's JavaScript jungle, well now you can and with a shiny new version Mr. Ruston has named two-point-one.

Is Firefox Really More Secure?

Firefox SecurityAt the ToorCon hacker convention in San Diego SixApart employee Mischa Spiegelmock recently called Firefox's security “a complete mess” and “impossible to patch”.

Web CMS Acquisitions: Hot Banana

The M&A frenzy continued earlier this week as J.L. Halsey Corporation grabbed Web CMS vendor, Hot Banana, and web analytics vendor, ClickTracks. Importantly, I have to wonder how quickly they'll re-brand Hot Banana.

Geek Alert: New Perl Port of Lucene

The field of Lucene ports just sprouted another flower. The latest, a CPAN Perl module who's name is, yes, “Lucene”. This is not a port strictly speaking, but a Perl wrapper around the C++ port of Lucene and as such should be smoking fast as compared to relatives like Plucene.

Open Text Targets Bloggers, Collaboration

Enterprise CMS vendor Open Text pushes towards the corporate blogging and collaboration market with updates to the education-centric FirstClass communications suite of products.

Web CMS: Quantum Art Gets Cozy with .NET

Web CMS: Quantum ArtSan Francisco-based Quantum Art updates their QP7 Web CMS platform and makes better friends with Visual Studio, adding a RAD module for content application development.

Enterprise CMS Acquisitions: Open Text Grabs Hummingbird

ECM vendor Open Text reports an agreement to acquire 100% of Hummingbird Ltd. in an all cash deal. Hummingbird acquired Web CMS vendor RedDot just over a year ago.

XHTML 2.0 Spec Updated

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) has released the eighth public working draft of “XHTML 2.0.”