New Hampshire-based Ektron, a popular provider of Web CMS and Document Management solutions for the mid-market has unwrapped their latest release of CMS400.NET. Version 7.0 of the product is tuned into the ever present Web 2.0 theme and proudly sports new Wiki functionality, better forums, enhanced blogging tools, and advanced navigation features.“...our customers expect us to keep them out in front of emerging technologies,” said Bill Rogers, Ektron's CEO, in a recent statement. “Ektron’s release of CMS400.NET version 7.0 enables our customers to take advantage of the latest technologies available -- to help them build their online communities, build professional and easy-to-navigate sites, and provide their site visitors with the information they need with advanced searches.”

Version 7.0 New Features

Wikis & Collaboration Ektron’s CMS400.NET Wiki enables organizations to create websites specifically designed for communication, collaboration and sharing information. Ektron’s Directory Taxonomy provides detailed category tagging, search, breadcrumb and navigation for all wiki articles. Enhanced Blogs Ektron’s built-in blogging technology is enhanced to support blog creation and moderation by registered site members. It also now includes a standard blog API to interface with and get updates from MS Office 2007 and integrate with other desktop blogging tools. Better Forums v7.0 adds new features to the forums control, including: paging, IP address restriction, automatic restricted word replacement, predefined signature lines, upload and attachment capabilities, RSS subscriptions, history of a member’s posts, user rankings and a terms and conditions disclaimers. New Navigation Tools CMS400.NET’s new search language API enables the generation of dynamic summaries based on content and assets. Index search technology searches content for site visitors seeking information, ensuring a richer user experience, including: * Better performance delivering more accurate search results quickly * Result ranking displays only the most relevant content listing * Customized search queries for drilling into relevant areas of web sites Folksonomies & Taxonomies Ability to tag and classify content: Ektron’s hierarchal taxonomy classifies and structures web pages and managed documents into logical groupings based on their content. Ektron’s taxonomy provides the option of tagging one piece of content with many different category associations. It can also be used to limit the scope of a search to reduce the amount of irrelevant content returned, providing a very powerful site navigation tool. GeoMapping CMS400.NET v7.0 brings GPS mapping technology to web content management. Ektron’s GeoMapping functionality enables content to be tagged with longitude and latitude coordinates to leverage MS Virtual Earth and Google Earth. Ektron's CMS400.NET is an ASP.NET-based Web Content Management System that has found success in the mid-market. The product offers a broad feature set which is extended even further via the relatively recent integration of the company's document management engine. Learn more and view online demos