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Date registered: January 29, 2014

Latest posts

  1. Exciting Alfresco Developments in 5.1 Community — December 25, 2015
  2. Preserving Legacy File Dates in Alfresco over SMB – Updated — March 15, 2015
  3. Alfresco Network Shares and Preserving File Dates — January 14, 2015
  4. Easiest Open Source VM Host? — October 7, 2014
  5. Alfresco Developments – 5.0 Community — July 16, 2014

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Dec 25

Exciting Alfresco Developments in 5.1 Community

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All of the skinny is here, but here are two things that jumped out at me. Easy content modeling (SHA-444) A new Alfresco Share based user interface to allow business analysts to define and deploy content models for use by Alfresco Share end users. No need to write or even see XML files. Models can …

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Mar 15

Preserving Legacy File Dates in Alfresco over SMB – Updated

I wrote previously about a workarounds for preserving file creation dates when migrating legacy content into Alfresco over SMB.   As of OS X Yosemite update 10.10.2 changes to Apple’s OSX SMB implementation ‘break’ the prior workaround. Apple seems to be regularly messing with the SMB implementation in OSX, probably in attempts to make sure …

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Jan 14

Alfresco Network Shares and Preserving File Dates

Note:  The Mac solution here is broken as of OSX 10.10.2.  See here for other approaches. Many use cases call for CIFS, SMB or WebDAV access to Alfresco ‘shares’, particularly for migration and interoperability scenarios with legacy file stores.  It is fairly well discussed that the default behavior is to assign a new file creation …

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Oct 07

Easiest Open Source VM Host?

I’ve been hosting my legacy VMs using Virtualbox for quite some time on a dedicated machine running Win7.  A recent hard drive death gave me the opportunity to switch this to an open source platform.  Primarily because of the number of legacy VMs that I need to fire up from time to time, I wanted …

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Jul 16

Alfresco Developments – 5.0 Community

Here is a quick video and writeup on new features in the new major number release of Alfresco Community 5.0.a. Most of the user facing improvements are (naturally) on the Share side.  Lots and lots of behind the scenes bug squashing.  The switch to HTML5 pdf.js Previewer falls in both camps – improving usability while hopefully …

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Apr 10

Challenge Project of the Day – 4-10-14

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Today was filled with air travel and connections, so I challenged myself: How much of a simple web-based contract management application can I design in-flight?

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Mar 14

Simple Case Status Reporting with Alfresco Share

A common need for law departments is a mechanism for team status reporting on open matters.  Some departments leverage other platforms, including popular invoice routing and approval systems that also have light case management tools.  Even some Service of Process portals provide light case management tools that facilitate status reporting.  As Alfresco has become a …

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Jan 29

CMS Transition

Please stand by – we are migrating content from our old CMS…