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Alfresco Labs 3.0 Final Version Supports CMIS

Final Version of Alfresco Labs 3.0 Released

Alfresco Labs 3 Final Provides Next Generation Open Source Content Services Platform

London, UK. January 21, 2009.

Alfresco Software Inc., today announced the general availability of Alfresco Labs 3 Final. This is a milestone release for Alfresco Labs and is immediately available for download under the open source GPL license at:

"In the current economic environment organizations seek more cost effective and productive methods of managing increased volumes of content and greater levels of compliance. Alfresco delivers an innovative solution for ECM, while dramatically reducing the associated costs," said John Newton, CTO of Alfresco Software. "This release is designed to be the open source content services platform for all Alfresco and non-Alfresco content applications from document management and web content management to wikis. Alfresco has already utilized the emerging CMIS standard to integrate content services to other open source systems like Joomla, as well as offering integrations to MediaWiki, Open Office and WordPress. We strongly recommend that our open source community download this release."

Alfresco Labs 3 Final Enhancements

Content Application Platform

Web Content Management

  • Alfresco Web Studio: Drag-and-drop visual editor for end user site development, built on Alfresco SURF
  • Alfresco SURF: AJAX enabled Web UI component framework, built on REST WCM API
  • REST based WCM Services API
  • Content Deployment: Replicated, transactional deployment from staging area to live site

Collaboration — Alfresco Share

  • Native SharePoint protocol support: Seamless document editing via SharePoint protocol
  • Flex Document Previewer: Zoom, snap points and full-screen
  • AJAX Calendar: Drag-and-drop event support
  • Links Directory Manager: Share internal and external links

Document Management

  • Enhanced SharePoint protocol site and workspace support

Email Management

  • Email-In Smart Folders: Email storage with attachment support


  • CMIS
  • REST and Web Services binding Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) support

SharePoint Protocol Support

  • Native SharePoint Protocol support from Microsoft Office and Alfresco Share

Performance and Multi-Tenant


  • Multi-threaded CIFS support
  • Version information optimization to significantly reduce database storage
  • REST and Web Services CMIS support


  • Partitioned content, users, metadata, workflows and configurations

Open Source Content Services Platform Integration

  • Joomla!: CMIS integration offering document library support for Joomla! sites
  • MediaWiki: Quercus integration offering content services for MediaWiki content
  • Open Office: Native Open Office access to Alfresco content services - contributed by Westernacher

Alfresco has seen major adoption of its open source ECM system throughout the world. There have been over 1.5 million downloads of Alfresco Labs. Alfresco Labs is designed to be the research vehicle for new features, enabling developers to access a nightly build with the latest functionality. The Alfresco Labs 3 build is a stable build with basic QA against an open source stack. Alfresco Enterprise is the supported Alfresco build and is used by more than 700 enterprise customers, including the NYSE, Los Angeles Times, Boise Cascade, Sony Pictures, Activision, Kaplan, FedEx, and KLM.

Alfresco Labs 3 Final can be downloaded under the open source GPL license at:

Prepared by Robin Cover for The XML Cover Pages archive. See Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS).

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