Alfresco Enterprise Content Management Implementation: How to Install, use, and customize this powerful, free, Open Source Java-based Enterprise CMS
This well-crafted and easy-to-use book is a complete guide to implementing enterprise content management in your business using Alfresco. It guides you through creating smart, collaborative content repositories, and shows how to use Alfresco to create more elegant document sharing, better collaborative working, and reliable automated workflow processes. This book is designed for system administrators, experienced users or developers who want to install and use Alfresco in their teams or businesses. Because Alfresco is free many teams can install and experiment with its ECM features without any upfront cost, often without management approval. The book assumes a degree of technical confidence but does not require specialist sysadmin or developer skills to get a basic system up and running. Alfresco is particularly suitable for IT consultants who want or need to set up a flexible enterprise content management system for their clients, be that for demonstration, development, or as a mission-critical platform. This book gets you to that result quickly and effectively.
Good Alfresco Evaluation Guide
By Seth Gottlieb "Seth Gottlieb" - February 25, 2007
The target audience of the book appears to be a technical person who is evaluating and getting started with Alfresco. The core strength of this book is as an aid to explore the functionality of the Alfresco web client and to learn how to configure and extend it. As with most Java applications, most of Alfresco's behavior is managed through a series of XML files. The examples of how to manipulate these files in the book and as part of an accompanying download are very good. And when you go through these exercises and open up the files you can't help but notice other settings that might be useful to modify as well. I think it would be helpful to discuss the underlying technologies that support the Alfresco platform and also tips for tuning the software to meet the performance and availability demands of an actively used implementation. But those topics might be more appropriate for an advanced book. For an Alfresco beginner (and there are a lot of people who fit that description out... read more
Concise assembly of information with examples
By Raymond Belisle - March 8, 2007
This book, being the first one written on Alfresco has no competition and really competes only with the public information that is available on the web. The information in this book is all available in different sources (wikis, forums, official documentation and the source code), but this book does a great job of bringing it all together in one reference that is easy to digest.
In addition to the information, it does a great job of providing examples and a walkthrough of the steps to be taken to see the examples work in any Alfresco environment, another plus.
One of the few things I was disappointed in was the section on implementing workflows. This chapter does a good job of describing the differences between the two workflow models that are available in Alfresco, but lacks alot in the approach to explaining the differences between the two. Unlike other sections of the book, there is a real lack of examples that provide a little more 'meat' on the workflow... read more
Great Overview of Alfresco
By Airin - July 7, 2007
This book provides detail that is difficult to find from the online documentation. The only thing I would like to see more on is customizing Alfresco from a developer prospective. Overall the book is a great help in getting up to speed quickly on the features found in Alfresco.
Munwar Shariff is an experienced software trainer for CIGNEX Technologies Inc. He has trained many users, administrators, and developers in Alfresco and many other CMS systems. This book distils the ...
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