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EPiServer .NET CMS Adds Skype Integration

Swedish Web CMS vendor, ElektroPost, today announced the addition of a Skype-based visitor interaction module for their popular Web Content Management product. The new module, the EPiServer Webchat will be sold as an add-on base content management system.

Sitellite PHP Web CMS Adds Blogging

Blogging, yes a popular item these days, was previously available from Sitellite producer Simian Systems, but you might of had to pester the right people in the right mood, etc.

As of yesterday blogging has been added as an off the shelf feature of the Sitellite v4.2 Pro version.

Metrics that Make the Case for Quality Content

The essential business case of a website is self-service. To maximize value from self-service, you want a limited menu, a fast transaction and a significant volume of people.

Web CMS and Web Marketing

Canadian Web CMS vendor Hot Banana separates themselves from the sizable CMS vendor pack with a unique focus on web marketing campaign management, marketing and SEO tools, and advanced analytics integration.

The company recently announced the latest release of the Hot Banana Active Marketing Web Content Management Suite. Version 5.3 adds notable features to both the Web CMS engine and the Web Marketing engine.

Movable Type 3.2 Hits the Street

Movable Type 3.2Movable Type 3.2 is out the gate and the reception has been favorable. MT software maker Six Apart announced the forthcoming update a few days ago at the Blog Business Summit in San Francisco.

Highlights include simplified install and config, much improved spam controls, new administrative tools, and some liberalization of the licensing model.

Magnolia Revs Java Open Source CMS

Ok, its not quite out the door, but we're close. Release candidate number four (RC4) of Magnolia CMS Suite v2.1 has been announced by the Basel, Switzerland-based Magnolia Organization.

This update contains a number of new features including: native search, XML-based import/export, new cross-browser rich-text editor choices, and drop-in single container deployment.

Miro Creates Mambo Open Source CMS Foundation

Mambo FoundationMiro International has launched Mambo Foundation, Inc., an independent non-profit association created to grow, support and promote the award-winning Mambo web content management system (CMS) to its growing community.

The Mambo community is currently estimated to be over five million users worldwide. Mambo CMS Server is currently in release 4.5 and is licensed under the GNU General Public license (GNU GPL).

Key Benefits of a Single Intranet or Public Website

A single website is more connected and credible. It is more consistent and cost effective. It is easier to manage and measure.

IBM Enterprise CMS Conference

If the idea of ECM and compliance lectures in Orlando followed by mai tai's with Mickey gets you going, then this is the conference for you.

For a measly US $1,550, you too can geek out at the IBM Enterprise Content Management tech conference. Its being held the 12th to the 15th of this coming September in Orlando, Florida.

Asia's Content Management (CMS) Market Growth

The latest research on the Content Management Systems (CMS) software market in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APEJ) indicates that the market, currently valued at US $102.0 million, is expected to grow strongly at a 5-year CAGR of 16.6%, surpassing the US$200 million mark before the end of the decade.

CM Professionals Announces Fall 2005 Events

Content Management Professionals (CM Pros), the international content management community of practice, has announced a series of events scheduled for Fall 2005.

Sitellite PHP Web CMS Review

Since January 2001, Canadian web services company Simian Systems, Inc has marketed their own brand of Web Content Management System called the Sitellite CMS.

Simian recently released the latest version of their Web CMS, the Sitellite 4.2 Content Management System, and CMSWire has had a change to poke under the covers and speak in depth with Simian staff.

Microsoft Releases Free SharePoint Apps

Aiming to both increase SharePoint uptake by business units and strengthen developer skills, Microsoft has release 30 free applications for Windows SharePoint Services (WSS), the (kinda) free version of Windows SharePoint Portal.

The free applications include Helpdesk, Time Tracking, Legal Document Workflow, Event Coordination, amongst others.

Ektron Targets Developers, Migrations with CMS 400 .NET

Ektron's CMS400.NET was their first native .NET Web Content Management System (CMS). With much of the purchasing world fragmented into .NET or J2EE and the SMB market slanted towards .NET, this was a wise move, and one that has reaped strong returns for the company.

Recently announced, Ektron's CMS400 now supports ColdFusion, JSP, PHP and ASP as well as ASP.NET for integration, customization, and the presentation layer of websites built upon the product.

New Microsoft CMS Field Guide

Microsoft Content Management Server Field GuideRelatively speaking, there seems to be quite a buzz around Microsoft CMS this month. Maybe I've just side-stepped into the jet stream, with a blog-tuned attention span, it can occasionally get hard to tell.

At any rate, here's another MCMS resource for those running or planning production instances: the Microsoft Content Management Server Field Guide. Its a 232 page paperback and is billed as simple crisis-management instructions for intermediate to advanced-level network administrators who work in the trenches.

MS CMS and MS SharePoint Merging Architectures

Not surprisingly, Microsoft is working on merging the core architectures of the SharePoint Portal and Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) products. The first version of the new architecture is due out with the Office 12 release late next year.

In one of the first public statements on the topic, Chris Capossela, Microsoft's group vice president of Information Worker Product Group, indicated that the future of the two products was around more common technologies and an integration, if not outright convergence.

SharePoint Utility Suite v2.0

The purpose of the SharePoint Utility Suite is to provide a packaged collection of Tools and Utilities showcasing the Object Model that is delivered with the SharePoint Product and Technologies SDK (which includes Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and SharePoint Portal Server 2003). This package includes code and tool examples that SharePoint Developers and SharePoint Administrators might find useful.

Have You Got Too Many Websites?

Too many websites are nearly always a bad idea. Getting your customer to remember one web address is more than enough of a challenge.

CMS.Rapid for Microsoft CMS Updated

CMS.RAPID for Microsoft CMSAnnounced today, the v1.1 release of CMS.RAPID hits the Internets, touting some impressive new features and a much improved SharePoint Portal integration story.

CMS.RAPID enhances the core functionality of the Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) and provides a framework that enables web application and content management extensibility.

Sun to Resell Interwoven ECM Products

Interwoven ECMSun Microsystems is beefing-up its partnership with Interwoven, agreeing to resell Interwoven's Java-based Enterprise Content Management(ECM) products.

Sun will target deals that include their Java Enterprise System software, Sun Fire enterprise servers, and StorEdge data storage offerings.