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Microsoft CMS Web Authoring Interface Updated

IT Hit have announced the latest version of the Microsoft CMS (MCMS) Web Authoring Enhancements (WAE) toolkit. WAE 2.0 is a commercial, third party product which adds features and usability improvements to the Microsoft CMS authoring tools.

Three cheers for the MCMS partner community.

WordPress Strayhorn, Sweet Melodies for Bloggers

Announced officially today, the latest version of the popular WordPress blogging tool hits the streets.

The new release, focused on practical features, adds better comment management, themes, and even branches out to manage more than just blog content.

Telerik Announces Sitefinity ASP.NET Web CMS

Telerik SitefinityIn a not so shocking recent announcement Telerik has unveiled their first out of the box product, the Sitefinity Web Content Management System (CMS).

Like all Web CMS products, Sitefinity is geared towards enabling business users and content authors via non-technical, user-friendly publishing interfaces.

The difference, as one would expect from an ASP.NET component vendor, is that Telerik strikes a unique balance with developer friendliness.

Best Content Management Systems (CMS) of 2004

Codie AwardsEvery year since 1993 the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) holds the Codie Awards. These awards do hold some water, as they are the software industry's only peer-recognition awards program.

The categories of software reviewed include databases, CRM, collaboration, business intelligence, asset management, and yes, you guessed it, content management.

The winners are not announced until late May of 2005, but the finalists for each category have been decided.

Do You Make the Most Common Mistake in Content Management?

The biggest mistake in content management is writing for the organization and not for the reader. It is one of the hardest mistakes to correct, but there are ways to ensure that you don't make it.

Quantum Art Updates CMS Framework Offering

Quantum ArtSan Francisco-based Quantum Art, a provider of content management solutions, delivers their latest product, the QP7.Framework, a content application server.

QP7 Enterprise is notable for its ability to enable business users to easily produce functional web components.

XStandard WYSIWYG Editor Raises Performance Bar

Canadian Belus Technology today announced Version 1.5 of XStandard, a standards-compliant WYSIWYG editor for Windows and browser-based content management systems (IE/Mozilla/Firefox/ActiveX).

The new version of XStandard brings significant performance enhancements, including a loading time for the editor that is five times faster than previous versions, and under half a second on the average computer.

PaperThin Updates CommonSpot Web CMS

PaperThin has announced the availability of CommonSpot Content Server version 4.5, the company’s flagship Web content management solution.

This release introduces expanded authoring support for the Mac platform and for Mozilla-based browsers such as FireFox. New collaboration features include email review. A Web Services-based content import facility adds ease of integration and content migration. A taxonomy module will please the IA's in the group. And several new features are targeted at larger-scale organizations.

Vignette Earnings, Revenues Up, Profitability Down

Vignette has announced financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended December 31, 2004.

Year-over-year revenue growth was 25%, total revenues for the year were $177.9 million, operating loss for the year totaled $54.3 million (GAAP) or $13.1 million (non-GAAP).

Total revenue for the fourth quarter was $48.8 million, up 15% from the prior quarter, with license revenue representing $19.3 million of total revenue.

Stellent Reports Strong Revenues

Stellent, a global provider of Content Management Solutions, has announced its financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2005 ended Dec. 31, 2004.

Year-over-year revenue growth was 44%, total revenues for the nine-month period were $78.3 million, net income for the period was $0.2 million (GAAP).

Third quarter fiscal 2005 revenues were $27.7 million, an increase of 44% from the $19.2 million reported for the same period last year.

Open Source Java Web CMS Updated

LenyaThe Apache Lenya development community has announced the 1.2.1 release of Apache Lenya. Lenya is an Open-Source Content Management System (CMS) written in Java and based on open standards such as XML and XSLT.

Lenya is built on top of Apache Cocoon and other components from the Apache Software Stack. Its XML-centric architecture allows for content delivery targeted to the capabilities of various devices, and avoids data lock-in.

Apache Lenya is built around “Off the Shelf” components from the Apache Software Foundation.

Interwoven Targets Web CMS Revolution

Interwoven LiveSiteInterwoven, a well-known provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, has announced the introduction of Interwoven LiveSite Content Publishing Server.

LiveSite is a new Web content publishing product aimed at significantly changing how websites are created, deployed and managed within enterprises. The claim is that the product introduces an unprecedented balance between enabling business users, content authors, and IT personnel.

“There used to be a time when business users were generally satisfied with IT handling the creation of websites, and when IT didn't constantly have a backlog of business user requests-but those days are long gone,” said Kevin Cochrane, vice president, WCM products and solutions at Interwoven.

RedDot Updates LiveServer

RedDot Solutions, a global provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, has announced the release of RedDot LiveServer v2.2.

LiveServer is a personalization and integration platform targeted specifically at the middle market.

“With LiveServer, RedDot offers the first content aware delivery environment which raises the bar in the enterprise content management industry,” said Detlef Kamps, President of RedDot Solutions. “This is the first personalization tool built for midmarket companies by an organization that truly understands the specific needs of the midmarket.”

Put Your Web CMS to Work

Adaptive PathSelecting, implementing and maintaining a web content management system is a complex process. Whether you’re struggling with a content management system, about to install one, or wondering if you should, getting a little guidance from a professional can help you quickly navigate some of the common hurdles.

Content management systems are billed as solutions to all of your Web site woes. They can also cost your organization hundreds of thousands of dollars. Why do so many CMS projects fail?

Hosted CMS, Clickability Ad Server for Publishers

ClickabilitySan Francisco based Clickability Inc., a provider of hosted (ASP) Content Management and Web Publishing solutions, announces the integration of ad-serving capabilities into their flagship product, cmPublish.

cmPublish Ad Server enables centralized ad campaign management and reporting, greatly simplifying the process of serving and tracking standard and rich media ads for both traditional and enterprise publishers.

New Microsoft CMS Book Released

Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management ServerWritten by three leading Microsoft Content Management Server (MCMS) professionals, ‘Building Websites with Microsoft Content Management Server’ is chock-full of tricks and tips for solving typical problems faced by MCMS developers.

No prior knowledge of MCMS is required - this guide takes you from the soup to the nuts of Microsoft CMS. The book is authored by Lim Mei Ying, Joel Ward, and Stefan Goßner.

CrownPeak CMS takes Top Tech Honors

CrownPeak, a hosted Content Management (CMS) provider, has received top honors from InfoWorld, a leading evaluator of IT products and services for technology experts.

CrownPeak CMS (formerly Advantage CMS™) was named Best Content Management Solution and cited for its “powerful and extensible system that won’t confound business users.”

Hardcore Updates Web CMS, Dude

UK based CMS vendor HardCore Internet Ltd. has updated their Web CMS product line. Version 5.4 refines a broad set of existing features and adds a new interface for integration of custom and/or third-party software modules.

Mid Market Web CMS Vendors Pull Ahead

Mid-market Web Content Management (CMS) vendors around the world are successfully winning business from larger CMS players.

“A plethora of mid-market Web content management vendors have been growing in size and numbers while most of the enterprise-tier players have taken their eye off the Web content ball in favor of grander ECM visions,” says Tony Byrne of CMSWatch.

Gilbane goes Blogging, Makes CMS Research Freely Available

Twelve years of content management research is now free and they've launched a CMS business & technology blog.

The Gilbane Report announced today that it has made all Gilbane Reports available free of charge at, and that there will no longer be a charge for subscriptions.

In parallel a new Gilbane Weblog was announced. It will will provide interactive commentary on the information technology market, technology, and trends that the Gilbane Report is known for including content management, XML, document management, enterprise search, enterprise information integration, digital asset management, and others.