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Alfresco Enterprise 3.1

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This page contains summary information on the Alfresco Enterprise 3.1 release. For a full list of new and enhanced features, download information, installation instructions, known issues and fixed bugs, see the 3.1 Release Notes.

Download and Install

See Download and Installation in the 3.1 Release Notes.


This release has five main components.

Alfresco Share

Alfresco Share was built using the Surf Platform, first appearing in Alfresco Labs 3.0 in September 2008.

Alfresco Share simplifies capturing, sharing and retrieval of information across virtual teams, boosts productivity and reduces network bandwidth requirements and email volumes between project team members.

See > Online Resources > Downloads > Alfresco Enterprise 3.1 > Getting Started with Alfresco Share For Enterprise 3.1 to get a first view on what you can do with Alfresco Share.

For a detailed list of Alfresco Share features within these components, refer to the Alfresco Share Enterprise 3.1 Features.

Alfresco Draft CMIS Implementation

This release includes a draft Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) implementation. This implementation is for preview only as the specification is not complete and not supported under the Enterprise subscription.

The CMIS specification defines a domain model and set of API bindings, that can be used by applications to work with one or more Enterprise Content Management repositories or systems.

The Alfresco Draft CMIS Implementation includes:

  • CMIS REST API binding
  • CMIS Web Services API binding
  • CMIS query language
  • Apache Abdera CMIS Extension
  • CMIS REST API Binding Test Harness

The CMIS technical draft specification (v0.5), announced Sept 10th 2008, has been developed jointly by EMC, IBM, Microsoft, Alfresco, Open Text, Oracle, and SAP.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol Support

The Microsoft Office SharePoint protocol support offers Microsoft users greater choice by providing them with the first open source fully-compatible SharePoint repository. Companies can leverage existing investments in Linux, Java as well as Microsoft .NET connection software to significantly reduce their SharePoint total cost of ownership and maximize their hardware and software investments.

Download Getting Started with SPP Support to get a first view on what you can do with with the Microsoft Office SharePoint Protocol support within Microsoft Office files.

Alfresco Surf Platform

The Alfresco Surf Platform enables you to build dynamic, REST-oriented web applications and collaborative web sites.

It is built on Alfresco Web Scripts technology which uses light-weight scripting and templating. The Surf platform is designed to work in a number of different web environments, as well as a Web Part in Microsoft SharePoint Portal. It includes content oriented components designed around the Yahoo!® User Interface (YUI) Library and Adobe® Flash® for dynamic uploads and previewing of content and other information. The new user interface components make it much simpler for users to develop new collaborative web applications.

Alfresco Repository Public API

The Repository Public API provides content and collaboration services for customizing and developing Alfresco applications. This includes services such as site management, site activities, tagging, commenting, thumbnails, blogs, wikis, and forums to support social collaboration.

The Repository Public API has two forms:

  1. A RESTful API for remotely connecting to the Repository as used by Alfresco Share.
  2. A Javascript API for developing extensions to the Repository (as used in Web Scripts, Actions etc).

Getting Started Tutorials

Community experience

To add your own experience of using Alfresco Enterprise 3.1, see the Alfresco Enterprise 3.1 Community experience page.

More information

For a full list of new and enhanced features, download information, installation instructions, known issues and fixed bugs, see the 3.1 Release Notes.

Enterprise Edition