The Alfresco Labs 3C release includes a Draft CMIS Implementation.
The Content Management Interoperability Services (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.
For more information on the CMIS implementation, refer to CMIS.
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.
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!Â® User Interface (YUI) Library and AdobeÂ® FlashÂ® 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.
The Repository Public API provides content and collaboration services for customizing and developing Alfresco applications. Labs 3b introduces new 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:
A RESTful API for remotely connecting to the Repository as used by Alfresco Share.
Refer to Release Notes for details of the Alfresco Labs 3c build.
Alfresco Labs, formerly known as Alfresco Community Edition, has undertaken this new name to more accurately describe the 'laboratory'-like process offering the latest functionality, a daily build, and the platform for the Alfresco Community.