Saturday, August 22, 2009

Congratulations to JavaRanch Alfresco3 ECM Book Winners

This week, all the authors of the book (Munwar Shariff, Vinita Choudhary, Amita Bhandari, and Pallika Majumdar) were on JavaRanch to promote the book "Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management".

This promotion was held in the EJB and other JEE Technologies forum which can be found here:
The winners who received a free copy of the book are:
Jessica Sant (21685)
Paras Jain (93558)
Navin Porwal (213234)
Alaa Nassef (164104)

Congratulations to the winners.
More details can be found at:
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Wednesday, July 15, 2009

A New Book on Alfresco 3 Share is released

Packt and CIGNEX are pleased to announce a new book that guides readers to customize, use, and administer websites using the Alfresco CMS platform. Written by a team of four Content Management experts from CIGNEX, Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation gives users a clear understanding about how to integrate external applications such as Liferay Portal, Adobe Flex, iPhone, iGoogle, and Facebook to meet their Content Management needs.

Alfresco is one of the most popular Java-based Content Management System. Alfresco 3 is its upgraded version which includes Alfresco Surf, a new N-Tier Architecture, which delivers scalability and accommodates more users on existing hardware resources. Alfresco 3 offers true Enterprise Content Management (ECM) by providing an Open Source alternative to Microsoft SharePoint, Documentum, and Interwoven.

This book guides users through creating smart, collaborative content repositories and shows how to use Alfresco 3 to create more elegant document sharing, better collaborative working, and reliable automated workflow processes. The book explains how administrators can set up Alfresco 3 for multiple business units as a single-instance multi-tenant environment.

Readers will learn to work and co-ordinate with membership accounts, including LDAP integration and single sign-on. Using Alfresco 3, readers will be able to automate version tracking and share network folders. They will also be able to manage business documents with version control, library services, content organization, and advanced search. Though this book is not a developer guide, various examples in the book will help developers to extend Alfresco functionality and to integrate Alfresco with external systems.

This book is designed for system administrators, experienced users, and business owners who want to install and use Alfresco in their teams or businesses. It assumes a degree of technical confidence and does not require specialist system administration or developer skills to get a basic system up and running. This book is out now and available from Packt. For more information, please visit: book website.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

It's time to UPDATE the Alfresco ECM Book

For the past 25 months (since the first version of this book is released), the open source content management software has entered into mainstream business.

The adoption of Alfresco has grown exponentially with over 1.5 million downloads of the software, with over 50,000 live sites and with over 150 applications in Alfresco Forge to download.

The book was written for the version 1.4 and since then the software is upgraded many times. The Alfresco product is matured and improved with lots of new and exciting features. The current version 3.0.1 and the upcoming version 3.1 offer new concepts which are very significant to the end users.

I think it is a high time to upgrade this book.

We (at CIGNEX) implemented Alfresco at many large enterprises such as Activision, Sesame Street, Medco, Electronic Arts and Cross Country Healthcare. Some of these Alfresco deployments serve over 10 TB of data to millions of users in a clustered and high-availability environment. We have integrated many 3rd party applications with Alfresco.

Documenting our experience & expertise on Alfresco implementations will be a great value addition to the book.

We will provide updates about the upcoming book...VERY SOON.

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