Category Archive: Alfresco

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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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 31

Alfresco is a Monster…and That’s a Good Thing

I’ve recently been up to my neck in an implementation of Alfresco Community for a forward-thinking law department.  The process has highlighted a number of thoughts on OS business models, the challenges of bringing enterprise grade OS tools to the legal community, and the impressive power and flexibility of Alfresco.

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