Content Management Conference Season Is Upon Us
Late winter and spring seem like prime time for content management conferences. If you were so inclined, you could practically make back-to-back reservations so that you're out of the office from March through June. Here's a quick look at a few of the conferences and events coming up for the first half of 2009. Ladies and gentlemen, start your frequent flyer miles!
Google News Gets Text Ads
It's a significant turning point for Google News, which has been ad-free since its beta launch in April 2002.
Asbru's Latest Web CMS Delivers Impressive Features, Value
Asbru may not snare as many headlines as some other content management systems, but over the last decade it has built up an impressive client base, and has continuously made impressive enhancements to its CMS. The release earlier this month of Asbru Web Content Management v7.0 is no exception and I don't think it's hyperbole to say that it's their strongest release to date.
SilverStripe CMS 2.3.0 Builds On A Solid Foundation
This week the SilverStripe team released version 2.3.0 of its open source content management system, which packs in literally hundreds of bug fixes and dozens of enhancements. While I wouldn't consider anything in the latest release to be particularly groundbreaking, the development team is doing a commendable job of adding onto an already solid foundation.
A Content Management Head To Head (To Head)
There's no shortage of people willing to rhapsodize about why their favorite open source content management system is better than everyone else's. So it's sure to be interesting to watch three skilled, dedicated teams trying to prove the superiority of Drupal, Joomla, and WordPress, respectively, in a three-way showdown next month at the South by South
MySpace Outlines Mobile Ambitions
CEO Chris de Wolfe says he will turn to advertising to monetize the social network, as nearly a quarter of MySpace members access the site from a cell phone.
Kentico's Latest CMS Focuses On Social Networking
I've been keeping an eye on Kentico CMS for a while now, and I've been consistently impressed with its products. With each release, it has been adding substantial new features to an already solid foundation and Kentico CMS 4.0, released earlier this month, is no exception. This release focuses on a number of social networking tools, including support for blogs, wikis, and community-building and management features.
Yahoo Mobile Out In Limited Beta
The smartphone service will let users access e-mail, social networking sites, and news, plus Yahoo's OneSearch with Voice, which accepts spoken search requests.
CMIS Continues To Gain Momentum
Up to this point there's been a tremendous amount of excitement surrounding the proposed Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS), but it takes a lot of work to take something from the proposal stage into something more concrete. As with any issue that requires broad-based consensus building, there's always the risk that two or more parties just won't see eye to eye and the whole project will go fl
Garmin-Asus Show Off M20 Nuvifone
The touch-screen M20 will be powered by Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional and will feature many location-based services, including turn-by-turn navigation.
At Last, A Major Update For PortalApp .NET
In the content management system world, there's a fine line between "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" and simply letting your product get stagnant while competitors race ahead. While it had been starting to look like Iatek's PortalApp .NET might be falling into the second category, the release last week of PortalApp .NET Enterprise 4.0 puts the company squarely back into the thick of things.
Google Invites You To Its Social Bar
Google, which would be happy to supplant Facebook as the dominant social graph, characterizes its social bar as an effort to help Web site owners manage scarce screen real estate.
Radiant Improves Their Promising Ruby On Rails-Based CMS
After nearly half a year of heavy development, Radiant 0.7.0, a content management system built on the Ruby on Rails framework, was released this past weekend. This newest version delivers a nice set of new functionality and backend improvements that are sure to make it even more appealing to small teams with basic content management needs.
Jahia Launches New Version Of Enterprise CMS
Jahia launched version 6 of its open source enterprise content management system a couple of weeks ago, adding some slick new features to the content creation tools, and adding a number of improvements to its document management functionality.
How Simple Is Too Simple?
As traditional blogging platforms such as WordPress and Movable Type seem to make their products more like full-fledged content management systems with each release, there's an interesting counter-movement bubbling up: content management tools that seek to provide simplicity over deep functionality.