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[12/2/14] The Product Roadmap is currently under construction.
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As an open source company, it is natural for us to share what we are doing; to monitor our real progress you can see the daily code changes in source control.
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We frequently update our roadmap, so please check regularly as it can change without much notice. We may add and drop features for a couple of reasons:
 +
 
 +
* We have a new idea for a feature that is more value to you than a feature already on the roadmap
 +
* A feature is very difficult or time-consuming to implement, and needs to be deferred (or simply cancelled)
 +
 
 +
This roadmap is our best current idea of features that will be in the next version of our products. Please read it with the understanding that it is, at best, mostly accurate.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
The roadmap presented here is a rolling view of our plans. Keep in mind that in an agile development environment the priorities may change through the development process.
 +
 
 +
From our legal department:
 +
 
 +
'''Disclaimer'''
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 +
The information contained herein is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.
 +
 
 +
The content is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract.
 +
 
 +
The information presented is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality.
 +
 
 +
Any references to the development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for these products remains at Alfresco’s sole discretion.
 +
 
 +
Product capabilities, timeframes and features are subject to change and should not be viewed as Alfresco commitments.
 +
 
 +
 
 +
= Forthcoming Product Releases =
 +
* Enterprise 5-0 (2H2014)
 +
* Records Management Module 2.2 (2H2014)
 +
* Digital Asset Management (DAM) Module 1.0 (2H2014)
 +
* Desktop Sync v2.0 (2h2014)
 +
 
 +
=Roadmap=
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== Themes ==
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The following are the Market-driven themes for Alfresco One. Our products and features are based around these themes.
 +
 
 +
* Consumerization of IT
 +
* Increasing Content Velocity
 +
* Work from Anywhere
 +
* Increasing Security and Efficiency
 +
 
 +
== Consumerization of IT ==
 +
'''Next 6 Months'''
 +
 
 +
'''Live Search''': allows rapid searching and narrowing of result sets as search terms are entered
 +
* Dynamic Search Results displayed “as you type”
 +
* Results include:
 +
** Files
 +
** Sites
 +
** People
 +
* Result previews with Thumbnails and Metadata
 +
* Show “more info”
 +
* One-click result viewing
 +
 
 +
'''Filtered Search''': allows search results to be dynamically filtered by facets so that the required content can be found faster and more easily.
 +
It provides a simple, consumer-like search experience and supports knowledge mining, discovery and re-use.
 +
 
 +
'''Content Previews'''
 +
The new content previewer will no longer require a Flash plug-in. A high fidelity HTML5 compatible previewer that will allow all modern browsers to render content.
 +
* High-Fidelity In-Browser Previews
 +
* No Requirement for Flash Plugin
 +
* Option to use Flash still available
 +
* Support for Mobile/Tablets
 +
* Real text
 +
* Copy/paste supported
 +
* Search Highlighting
 +
* Share links to specific pages
 +
* Side-by-side Page Views, Thumbnails & Outlines
 +
 
 +
'''Next 12 Months'''
 +
 
 +
'''Easy Sharing: '''
 +
* Public and Private Links
 +
* Link Permissions
 +
* Password Protected Links
 +
* Link Expiry
 +
* Share anything…
 +
** Files, Folders, Wikis, Blogs…
 +
 
 +
== Increasing Content Velocity ==
 +
'''Just launched'''
 +
'''Outlook Integration (Enterprise only)'''
 +
* Launched June 2014
 +
* Allows users to access Alfresco from Outlook
 +
* Drag-and-drop emails into Alfresco for management
 +
* Automatically strip attachment and store as content
 +
* Attach content in Alfresco to emails – drag-and-drop
 +
 
 +
'''Next 6 Months'''
 +
 
 +
'''Content Modeling'''
 +
End users with the appropriate rights will be able to define "property groups" (aspects) through a simple user interface without using XML.
 +
 
 +
'''SOLR4 Upgrade'''
 +
Alfresco One will support SOLR 4 to offer increased performance, scalability and functionality.
 +
 
 +
'''Media Management (DAM) v1.0'''
 +
Provides management of digital media capability including:
 +
 
 +
* Remote Media Transforms
 +
* HTML5 Video Player
 +
* Storyboard Thumbnails
 +
* Navigable Timeline Comments
 +
* Pan and Zoom Images in Preview
 +
* Image manipulation – Crop, rotate
 +
* GEO Tagged View
 +
* CDN Integration
 +
* Collections/Lightboxes
 +
 
 +
'''Records Management v2.2 '''
 +
* Separation of DoD Data and Sites
 +
** DoD and vanilla records management sites
 +
** DoD specific meta-data, event and relationships are only applicable for DoD sites
 +
 
 +
* Multi-Filing
 +
** Enable linking of records to multiple record folders and apply multiple dispostion schedules
 +
 
 +
* Unfiled Records
 +
* Support for unfiled record folder heirarchies including folder specific permissions and automatic filing
 +
 
 +
* Legal Holds
 +
** Create and manage legal holds
 +
** Add search results directly to hold
 +
** Reporting on holds
 +
 
 +
* Auto-Filing and Declarations
 +
** Improved support for move, copy and file-to rules for automatic filing
 +
** Usability enhancements to make easier to define and maintain filing rules
 +
 
 +
* Dispostion
 +
** Support for ghosted and non-ghosted records on record destruction
 +
 
 +
'''Next 12 Months'''
 +
 
 +
'''Office 365 and MS Web App Server Integration'''
 +
Allows MS Office Docs to be created and edited using Office 365 or MS Office Web Apps Server.
 +
 
 +
'''Google Docs 2.1'''
 +
Upgrade of Google Docs integration utilizing the Google Drive API
 +
 
 +
'''Media Management (DAM) v1.1'''
 +
Enhanced capabilities and refined UI
 +
 
 +
== Work from Anywhere ==
 +
'''Next 6 Months'''
 +
 
 +
'''Desktop Sync v2 (Enterprise only)'''
 +
* File Sync & Share for Alfresco on-premise
 +
* New Enterprise grade sync server
 +
* Automatically synchronizing favourited content between Alfresco and the desktop
 +
* Sites and Folder level synchronization
 +
* Conflict management
 +
* Automatic version control
 +
* Support for Windows and Mac Desktops
 +
 
 +
'''Mobile Developments'''
 +
We will continue to rapidly expand the capabilities of our mobile apps, with particular focus on the tablet as a workplace for today and tomorrow's workers. As well as providing out of the box tablet and phone apps that work with Alfresco in the Cloud or on-premise, we are making Software Development Kits for iOS and Android available as Open Source. We will be working closely with a number of established mobile app vendors to use these SDKs to integrate Alfresco content services into their applications
 +
 
 +
=== Alfresco Mobile for iOS ===
 +
'''1st Half 2014'''
 +
* Rewrite based on Alfresco SDK
 +
* Folder Sync
 +
 
 +
'''2nd Half 2014'''
 +
* Live Search
 +
* Support for Alfresco Sync Service
 +
* Gallery view
 +
 
 +
=== Alfresco Mobile for Android ===
 +
'''1st Half 2014'''
 +
 
 +
Folder Sync
 +
Accessibility
 +
Japanese and Chinese
 +
 
 +
'''2nd Half 2014'''
 +
* Live Search
 +
* Support for Alfresco Sync Service
 +
* Centrify SSO
 +
 
 +
= Increasing Security and Efficiency =
 +
'''Next 6 Months'''
 +
 
 +
'''Reporting and Analytics (Enterprise only)'''
 +
Provide insight on system usage, user activity, content use and process management
 +
 
 +
Reports include:
 +
* Popular content
 +
* Site breakdown by content type
 +
* User activities– most active users, least active users
 +
* Site activity level – most active sites, least active sites
 +
* Process status
 +
* Task status
 +
* Users with overdue tasks
 +
It will also be possible to create custom reports on a large number of content parameters
 +
 
 +
'''Content Encryption '''
 +
Encrypts content at rest
 +
Secures the content store from data center access
 +
 
 +
'''Next 12 Months'''
 +
 
 +
'''Repository Sync'''
 +
Synchronization of multiple Alfresco on-premise repositories
 +
Provides resilience and performance benefits
 +
Allows geographically distributed instances of Alfresco

Revision as of 16:44, 3 July 2014

As an open source company, it is natural for us to share what we are doing; to monitor our real progress you can see the daily code changes in source control.

We frequently update our roadmap, so please check regularly as it can change without much notice. We may add and drop features for a couple of reasons:

  • We have a new idea for a feature that is more value to you than a feature already on the roadmap
  • A feature is very difficult or time-consuming to implement, and needs to be deferred (or simply cancelled)

This roadmap is our best current idea of features that will be in the next version of our products. Please read it with the understanding that it is, at best, mostly accurate.


The roadmap presented here is a rolling view of our plans. Keep in mind that in an agile development environment the priorities may change through the development process.

From our legal department:

Disclaimer

The information contained herein is intended to outline general product direction and should not be relied upon in making purchasing decisions.

The content is for informational purposes only and may not be incorporated into any contract.

The information presented is not a commitment, promise, or legal obligation to deliver any material, code or functionality.

Any references to the development, release, and timing of any features or functionality described for these products remains at Alfresco’s sole discretion.

Product capabilities, timeframes and features are subject to change and should not be viewed as Alfresco commitments.


Forthcoming Product Releases

  • Enterprise 5-0 (2H2014)
  • Records Management Module 2.2 (2H2014)
  • Digital Asset Management (DAM) Module 1.0 (2H2014)
  • Desktop Sync v2.0 (2h2014)

Roadmap

Themes

The following are the Market-driven themes for Alfresco One. Our products and features are based around these themes.

  • Consumerization of IT
  • Increasing Content Velocity
  • Work from Anywhere
  • Increasing Security and Efficiency

Consumerization of IT

Next 6 Months

Live Search: allows rapid searching and narrowing of result sets as search terms are entered

  • Dynamic Search Results displayed “as you type”
  • Results include:
    • Files
    • Sites
    • People
  • Result previews with Thumbnails and Metadata
  • Show “more info”
  • One-click result viewing

Filtered Search: allows search results to be dynamically filtered by facets so that the required content can be found faster and more easily. It provides a simple, consumer-like search experience and supports knowledge mining, discovery and re-use.

Content Previews The new content previewer will no longer require a Flash plug-in. A high fidelity HTML5 compatible previewer that will allow all modern browsers to render content.

  • High-Fidelity In-Browser Previews
  • No Requirement for Flash Plugin
  • Option to use Flash still available
  • Support for Mobile/Tablets
  • Real text
  • Copy/paste supported
  • Search Highlighting
  • Share links to specific pages
  • Side-by-side Page Views, Thumbnails & Outlines

Next 12 Months

Easy Sharing:

  • Public and Private Links
  • Link Permissions
  • Password Protected Links
  • Link Expiry
  • Share anything…
    • Files, Folders, Wikis, Blogs…

Increasing Content Velocity

Just launched Outlook Integration (Enterprise only)

  • Launched June 2014
  • Allows users to access Alfresco from Outlook
  • Drag-and-drop emails into Alfresco for management
  • Automatically strip attachment and store as content
  • Attach content in Alfresco to emails – drag-and-drop

Next 6 Months

Content Modeling End users with the appropriate rights will be able to define "property groups" (aspects) through a simple user interface without using XML.

SOLR4 Upgrade Alfresco One will support SOLR 4 to offer increased performance, scalability and functionality.

Media Management (DAM) v1.0 Provides management of digital media capability including:

  • Remote Media Transforms
  • HTML5 Video Player
  • Storyboard Thumbnails
  • Navigable Timeline Comments
  • Pan and Zoom Images in Preview
  • Image manipulation – Crop, rotate
  • GEO Tagged View
  • CDN Integration
  • Collections/Lightboxes

Records Management v2.2

  • Separation of DoD Data and Sites
    • DoD and vanilla records management sites
    • DoD specific meta-data, event and relationships are only applicable for DoD sites
  • Multi-Filing
    • Enable linking of records to multiple record folders and apply multiple dispostion schedules
  • Unfiled Records
  • Support for unfiled record folder heirarchies including folder specific permissions and automatic filing
  • Legal Holds
    • Create and manage legal holds
    • Add search results directly to hold
    • Reporting on holds
  • Auto-Filing and Declarations
    • Improved support for move, copy and file-to rules for automatic filing
    • Usability enhancements to make easier to define and maintain filing rules
  • Dispostion
    • Support for ghosted and non-ghosted records on record destruction

Next 12 Months

Office 365 and MS Web App Server Integration Allows MS Office Docs to be created and edited using Office 365 or MS Office Web Apps Server.

Google Docs 2.1 Upgrade of Google Docs integration utilizing the Google Drive API

Media Management (DAM) v1.1 Enhanced capabilities and refined UI

Work from Anywhere

Next 6 Months

Desktop Sync v2 (Enterprise only)

  • File Sync & Share for Alfresco on-premise
  • New Enterprise grade sync server
  • Automatically synchronizing favourited content between Alfresco and the desktop
  • Sites and Folder level synchronization
  • Conflict management
  • Automatic version control
  • Support for Windows and Mac Desktops

Mobile Developments We will continue to rapidly expand the capabilities of our mobile apps, with particular focus on the tablet as a workplace for today and tomorrow's workers. As well as providing out of the box tablet and phone apps that work with Alfresco in the Cloud or on-premise, we are making Software Development Kits for iOS and Android available as Open Source. We will be working closely with a number of established mobile app vendors to use these SDKs to integrate Alfresco content services into their applications

Alfresco Mobile for iOS

1st Half 2014

  • Rewrite based on Alfresco SDK
  • Folder Sync

2nd Half 2014

  • Live Search
  • Support for Alfresco Sync Service
  • Gallery view

Alfresco Mobile for Android

1st Half 2014

Folder Sync Accessibility Japanese and Chinese

2nd Half 2014

  • Live Search
  • Support for Alfresco Sync Service
  • Centrify SSO

Increasing Security and Efficiency

Next 6 Months

Reporting and Analytics (Enterprise only) Provide insight on system usage, user activity, content use and process management

Reports include:

  • Popular content
  • Site breakdown by content type
  • User activities– most active users, least active users
  • Site activity level – most active sites, least active sites
  • Process status
  • Task status
  • Users with overdue tasks

It will also be possible to create custom reports on a large number of content parameters

Content Encryption Encrypts content at rest Secures the content store from data center access

Next 12 Months

Repository Sync Synchronization of multiple Alfresco on-premise repositories Provides resilience and performance benefits Allows geographically distributed instances of Alfresco

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