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Final Version of Alfresco Labs 3.0 Released

Alfresco Labs 3 Final Provides Next Generation Open Source Content Services Platform

LONDON—January 21, 2009 — Alfresco Software Inc., today announced the general availability of Alfresco Labs 3 Final. This is a milestone release for Alfresco Labs and is immediately available for download under the open source GPL license at

“In the current economic environment organizations seek more cost effective and productive methods of managing increased volumes of content and greater levels of compliance. Alfresco delivers an innovative solution for ECM, while dramatically reducing the associated costs,” said John Newton, CTO of Alfresco Software. “This release is designed to be the open source content services platform for all Alfresco and non-Alfresco content applications from document management and web content management to wikis. Alfresco has already utilized the emerging CMIS standard to integrate content services to other open source systems like Joomla, as well as offering integrations to MediaWiki, Open Office and WordPress. We strongly recommend that our open source community download this release.”

Alfresco Labs 3 Final Enhancements:

Content Application Platform

Web Content Management

  • Alfresco Web Studio – Drag-and-drop visual editor for end user site development. Built on Alfresco SURF
  • Alfresco SURF – AJAX enabled Web UI component framework. Built on REST WCM API
  • REST based WCM Services API
  • Content Deployment – Replicated, transactional deployment from staging area to live site

Collaboration – Alfresco Share

  • Native SharePoint protocol support - Seamless document editing via SharePoint ® protocol
  • Flex Document Previewer – Zoom, snap points and full-screen
  • AJAX Calendar – Drag-and-drop event support
  • Links Directory Manager – Share internal and external links

Document Management

  • Enhanced SharePoint protocol site and workspace support

Email Management

  • Email-In Smart Folders – Email storage with attachment support


  • CMIS
  • REST and Web Services binding Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) support

SharePoint Protocol Support

  • Native SharePoint Protocol support from Microsoft® Office and Alfresco Share

Performance and Multi-Tenant


  • Multi-threaded CIFS support
  • Version information optimization to significantly reduce database storage
  • REST and Web Services CMIS support


  • Partitioned content, users, metadata, workflows and configurations

Open Source Content Services Platform Integration

  • Joomla!® – CMIS integration offering document library support for Joomla! sites
  • MediaWiki – Quercus integration offering content services for MediaWiki content
  • Open Office – Native Open Office access to Alfresco content services - contributed by Westernacher

Alfresco has seen major adoption of its open source ECM system throughout the world. There have been over 1.5 million downloads of Alfresco Labs. Alfresco Labs is designed to be the research vehicle for new features, enabling developers to access a nightly build with the latest functionality. The Alfresco Labs 3 build is a stable build with basic QA against an open source stack. Alfresco Enterprise is the supported Alfresco build and is used by more than 700 enterprise customers, including the NYSE, Los Angeles Times, Boise Cascade, Sony Pictures, Activision, Kaplan, FedEx and KLM.

Alfresco Labs 3 Final can be downloaded under the open source GPL license at


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About Alfresco

Alfresco is an enterprise open-source software company focused on advancing the flow of digital business. The company provides a better, more effortless way for people to work, making sure they have the information they need, exactly when they need it most. The Alfresco Digital Business Platform is an open, modern, secure platform that intelligently activates process and content to accelerate the flow of business. It provides the fastest path for people to interact with information and for companies to respond to changing business needs. Alfresco helps over 1300 industry-leading organizations build solutions where content finds users, processes dynamically adapt to changing needs enabling global companies to be more responsive and competitive. Alfresco’s customers include Cisco, Bank of NY Mellon, Liberty Mutual, Capital One, US Department of Navy, and NASA. Founded in 2005, Alfresco has U.S. headquarters in San Mateo, California and European headquarters in Maidenhead, UK. For more information on Alfresco, please visit

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