Welcome to the Alfresco Wiki
You've arrived at the Alfresco Wiki, a community-managed information resource about Alfresco. If you need authoritative, formal documentation on the platform, you should start with docs.alfresco.com. That's where you'll find end-user and technical details on Community, Team, and Enterprise. The wiki, on the other hand, is for content that the community couldn't find on docs.alfresco.com (or wouldn't make sense to include there). For example, the wiki is where you'll find code snippets, cook books, technical details on edge cases or highly-specific use cases, and other stuff that wouldn't make sense in a formal documentation set, like local community meetup listings, roadmap, and how to contribute.
If you are still confused about docs.alfresco.com versus wiki.alfresco.com or you want to learn how to take a more active role in the Alfresco Wiki, take a look at the Guidelines.
Alfresco Community 4.2.c has been released. Alfresco 4.2 Community Edition has several exciting new features such as the rich media gallery view, improved Google Docs integration, and Download as a Zip. See Jeff Potts' write-up on his favorite new features in 4.2 Community Edition, Kevin Roast's blog post for more technical details, and this YouTube playlist for screencasts of the new features in action.
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Alfresco Summit 2013
Save the Date! Alfresco Summit will be in Barcelona, Spain from November 4 - November 7 and in Boston, USA from November 12 - November 15.
Alfresco Summit is the next stage of evolution for Alfresco DevCon. The first day is an optional day for people to take training, attend the hack-a-thon, or, if you are a partner, take part in the Partner Summit. The next day the main conference starts with keynotes from industry visionaries and then we move into breakout sessions. This year we'll have four technical tracks like we've had in previous DevCons, plus two business tracks, plus a solutions track. And of course we'll have plenty of opportunities for networking, engineering office hours, and an exhibit hall where sponsors will be showing off their Alfresco-related products and services. Registration goes live in June. Watch the Alfresco Summit web site for more details.
Also, we're looking for customers, partners, and other community members to speak at Alfresco Summit. The call for presenters ends June 15 so do not wait to submit your speaking proposal.
If you'd like to see some of the sessions from last year's DevCon, check out the DevCon Web Site.
Alfresco API Now Available
The public Alfresco API is now available. The API allows you to persist data to Alfresco in the Cloud from your custom applications. Signing up for an API key is easy--just go to http://developer.alfresco.com then click "Register as a Developer".
Alfresco Product Roadmap
Interested in our plans for the Alfresco products? Have a look at the Product Roadmap.
Activiti Business Process Management Initiative
The Activiti Business Process Management Suite is an open source Apache licensed BPM engine with native support for BPMN 2.0. Tom Baeyens, project founder of JBPM and BPM expert, has joined Alfresco along with his fellow architect Joram Barrez to oversee the effort. Read more in John Newton's blog.
Alfresco App Now On Apple App Store!
Alfresco, in partnership with Zia Consulting, has developed a native iOS application for iPad and iPhone. The application allows mobile access to an Alfresco document repository. The application runs against the most recent Alfresco releases and no additional software needs to be installed or configured on the server. It is configured to connect to a demo Alfresco repository, so even if you aren't ready to hit your production repo, download the app and have a look. The app is available, free of charge, on the Apple iTunes Store. And, if you are a developer interested in creating your own mobile applications that work with Alfresco, you might be interested to know that the Alfresco Mobile source code is freely available as an open source project on BitBucket.
Professional Alfresco: Practical Solutions for Enterprise Content Management It's here, the latest guide to Alfresco 3.2 written by the technical team who designed and developed Alfresco. You can order it now.
Activiti in Action Activiti in Action is a comprehensive tutorial designed to introduce developers to the world of business process modeling using Activiti. Before diving into the nuts and bolts of Activiti, this book presents a solid introduction to BPMN 2.0 from a developer's perspective. You quickly move to examples and best practices that show you how to implement BPMN 2.0 processes with Activiti. You'll explore all the key areas of process modeling, including workflow, ESB usage, process monitoring, event handling, business rule engines, and document management integration. Download a sample chapter here: Media:ActivitiinActionCH13B.pdf.
Alfresco Developer Guide by Jeff Potts is a must read for anyone interested in gaining an understanding of how to create custom applications on the Alfresco platform. You can find a sample chapter in the Content Community.
Alfresco 3 Web Services by Ugo Cei and Piergiorgio Lucidi. This is the latest book on Alfresco covering applications using Web Services, WebScripts and CMIS. By the end of this book, you will be able to put together your knowledge about CMIS and the Apache Chemistry toolkit to develop a complete working application that uses Alfresco, via CMIS, as a back-end storage. Additionally this book also covers the Web Services security profiles and the best practices for Web Services to promote better interoperability.
Alfresco 3 Enterprise Content Management Implementation by Munwar Shariff, Vinita Choudhary, Amita Bhandari and Pallika Majumdar of CIGNEX, published by Packt publishers. This is the latest book on Alfresco covering Alfresco 3.1 features such as Alfresco Share, Multi-tenancy, SharePoint services and integrations with Facebook, iGoogle and Liferay.
Alfresco 3 Records Management by Dick Weisinger. Alfresco 3 Records Management is a complete guide for setting up records programs within organizations. The book is the first and only one that describes Alfresco's implementation of Records Management. It not only teaches the technology for implementing Records Management, but also discusses the important roles that both processes and people play in the building of a successful records program.
Alfresco 3 Business Solutions by Martin Bergljung. Alfresco 3 Business Solutions is a practical and easy to use guide which, instead of teaching you just how to use Alfresco, teaches you how to live Alfresco. It will guide you through implementing real world solutions through real world scenarios. Each ECM problem is treated as a separate case study and has its own chapter, enabling you to uncover the practical aspects of an ECM implementation.
Alfresco 3 Cookbook by Snig Bhaumik. This Alfresco 3 cookbook boasts a comprehensive selection of recipes covering everything from the basics to the advanced. The book has recipes for quickly installing Alfresco in Windows and Linux and helping you use custom content model, rules, and search. There is also a collection of recipes focused on creating Scripts, Freemarker templates, Web Scripts, and new workflow definitions.
Alfresco Share by Amita Bhandari, Pallika Majmudar, Vinita Choudhary. This book helps you understand the concepts and benefits of Share, shows you how to leverage a single installation to manage multiple sites, and provides a case study-based approach for effective understanding.
More Product Information
Product Roadmap - Updated roadmap with highlights of upcoming Community and Enterprise release plans through 2012. Please let us have your feedback.
Community Alfresco Plan of Record - Schedule of planned releases, plus historical record of past Alfresco releases.
Enterprise Alfresco Plan of Record - Schedule of planned Enterprise releases, plus historical record of past Alfresco releases.