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Magnolia 2.1 Java Web CMS Released

Magnolia Organization has released Magnolia v2.1, a major update to the Magnolia Content Management System (CMS). Magnolia 2.1 provides a host of new features and turns the JSR-170 based content management system into an Enterprise Suite.

Why Web Managers are Leaders

The Web requires leadership if it is to achieve its full potential. That leadership will rarely be given by senior management. So that means it's up to you.

Transparent, Distributed File Synchronization

One product helped nearly to “market” by Google's recent Summer of Code is James Anderson's open-source Tsync. Tsync keeps a set of files consistent across many machines, even if those devices involve differing degrees of connectivity and availability. “It does so while requiring minimal effort from the user,” says Anderson. “At the same time it maintains security, robustness to failure, and fast performance.” If you're managing clusters of web content delivery servers, this might just be the thing for you (once its production).

Sun and Fatwire Offer Free Web CMS for Sun Portals

Sun Microsystems and FatWire Software, a provider of Web Content Management solutions, have announced an agreement to offer unlimited use licenses of FatWire Spark Portal Content Management (pCM) to new and existing Sun Java System Portal Server customers, including Sun Java Enterprise System (Java ES) and Sun Java Application Platform Suite subscribers, at no additional charge.

Microsoft Enterprise Content Management (ECM)

The Microsoft Professional Developer's Conference (PDC 2005) is in full swing. There's more news than a body can keep up with, but this is one piece that the CMSWire audience is surely tuned to.

Microsoft has been quiet about MCMS vNext for some time. News has trickled out via blogs and tech conferences, we're aware of Office 12, Sharepoint and MCMS merging, SharePoint being the future foundation, etc. But now we have some more complete info and (finally) straight from the horse's mouth.

Its Billy's turn to put on the mantle of Enterprise Content Management.

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.