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Cascade Server: The Road Ahead…. …But First Let’s Review. 4 Themes for the Cascade 5 series in 2008: User Experience enhancements Enterprise Deployment features Popular Issues Distinct Feature vs. Patch Releases . User Experience Enhancements. Quick Links for Fast Access (5.1)

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but first let s review
…But First Let’s Review

4 Themes for the Cascade 5 series in 2008:

  • User Experience enhancements
  • Enterprise Deployment features
  • Popular Issues
  • Distinct Feature vs. Patch Releases

Bradley Wagner

user experience enhancements
User Experience Enhancements
  • Quick Links for Fast Access (5.1)
  • Drag and Drop Folder Re-Ordering (5.2)
  • Drag and Drop Publish Queue Re-Ordering (5.2)

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enterprise deployment features
Enterprise Deployment Features
  • Database Publishing (5.0)
  • Load Balancing Support with Tomcat/Hibernate (5.0)
  • Content Types for Pages (5.5)

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popular issues
Popular Issues
  • Content Drafting “Save as Draft” (5.0) – 16 votes
  • Editable Roles (5.5) – 12 votes
  • 30+ voted on features, improvements, bug-fixes included up to 5.7

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release strategy feature vs patch releases
Release Strategy:Feature vs. Patch Releases

Goal

  • To release new functionality in scheduled quarterly releases and provide timely patch releases in the interim.

By the Numbers

  • 5 Features Releases – Since Last September (5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 5.5, 5.7)
  • 10 Patch Releases – Averaging 2-3 between major releases

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cascade server 5 series adoption
Cascade Server 5 Series Adoption
  • About 66% of our 150+ customers are using Cascade 5 series in production
  • Test licenses available on request. Get yours today!

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want to learn more
Want to learn more?
  • Database Publishing
    • Syl Turner, Software Engineer, Tomorrow 8:15-9:00am
  • Exploring Cascade 5
    • Kevin Works, Services Director, Tomorrow 10:30-11:00am
  • Cascade Server Knowledge Base
    • Morgan Griffith, Marketing Directory, Today 2:30-3:00pm
  • Ask Hannon Hillians!

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user experience enhancements1
User Experience Enhancements
  • AJAX Left Hand Navigation
  • Type Ahead Search with Relevancy Sorting
  • Scrolling “New” Menu – 10 votes

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content types indexes
Content Types Indexes
  • Great for pulling only the content you need from folders across your website – “Most Recent…”

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link anchors
Link Anchors
  • Anchor insertion/editing – 21 votes
  • Supports Clicking Links with Anchors

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wysiwyg upgrade
WYSIWYG Upgrade
  • Full-Screen Edit Mode
  • Full Safari 3 support
  • TinyMCE 3 provides fixes for lots of bugs Cascade in our own issue tracker

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script formats
Script Formats
  • Stylesheets -> XSLT Formats
  • Script Formats: When XSL is too much
    • Backed by Apache Velocity templating engine
    • Procedural style familiar to PHP, Python, Perl developers
  • Content Type Indexes + Script Formats = Simper, More Efficient Dynamic Content Regions

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a few themes for 2009
(A Few) Themes for 2009
  • Scaling Cascade Server deployments
  • Lowering the learning curve
  • Providing solutions for the social Web

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scaling cascade
Scaling Cascade

Scenario:

We’re adding 50 new micro-sites to Cascade in next 6 months

Questions:

  • How can we empower our site managers and alleviate strain on our CMS administrators?
  • How can we easily link between sites being deployed to totally separate web servers?
  • How can we allow content contributors on on site to….?

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new roles

New Roles

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previous innovations
Previous Innovations
  • Introduced editable Roles in Cascade 5.5
  • Allowed for enabling/disabling a wide-range of abilities for the 5 existing roles: Contributor, Approver, Publisher, Manager, and Administrator

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one step further
One Step Further
  • Allow creation of totally new custom roles
  • Add permissions to access control lists to control who can access them
  • Tailor new Roles to “allow content contributors” to do whatever you want

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previous innovation
Previous Innovation
  • We’ve been laying the groundwork:
    • Administration Component Containers
    • Lastly, Transport Containers in Cascade 5.7

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site features
Site Features
  • Formal Site Component
  • Site contains its own set of Folders and Administration Area components
  • Only the assets relevant to the Site are visible
  • Users can belong to multiple sites and can switch between them
  • Contextual, site-specific Roles
  • Allows “contributors on one site to…”
  • Site Specific Settings

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some site specific settings
Some Site Specific Settings
  • Site Level URL
  • Allows for robust “linking between sites” deployed to possibly
  • Site Specific Content Preferences
    • WYSWIYG toolbar configuration (currently in Groups)
    • CSS File and CSS Classes (currently in Targets, Groups, Global)
    • Tidy, Spell Check, Link Check, Accessibility (currently Global)
  • Allows for more fine-grained control to “empower site managers”

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long term site goal
Long Term Site Goal
  • Sites supplant Targets as the object that binds Home area assets and Administration components together
  • Allows for decoupling of Templates (presentation) from Targets (publish destination)

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menu blocks
Menu Blocks
  • Combine common Index Blocks and Formats (XSLT or Script)
  • Create Menus with no XSLT and minimal number of options in a simple User Interface
    • Breadcrumbs
    • Next/Previous
    • Selected Objects
    • Context Navigation

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social web sites
Social Web Sites

Sites are interactive web applications:

  • Personalization
    • Favorites
    • Watchers
  • Community Features
    • User Comments, Discussions
    • Ratings
    • Idea Exchanges
    • Blogs
    • Tags
    • Wikis

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what is a delivery server
What is a Delivery Server?
  • Push CMS: Cascade Server 5 is strictly Push CMS that bakes and pushes files to a third-party Delivery Server (Apache, IIS Web Server)
  • Push/Pull CMS: Cascade’s Delivery Server will provide ability to directly serve up site content to browser
  • Imagine the Preview pane in Cascade 5 in a window by itself

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cascade delivery server1
Cascade Delivery Server
  • Optional product
  • Simple enabling of Cascade Delivery Server from within Cascade
  • Content served up by Cascade with the same URL as would appear on your web server
  • Can be enabled for specific sites and micro-sites

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why incorporate pull cms
Why incorporate Pull CMS?
  • Pull model has gained a lot more traction in the last few years as CMS applications have become more stable
  • Allows for instantaneous updating of site content for sites that require it:
    • Events Calendar
  • Allows for easy incorporation of Personalization and Community features
    • Blog with User Comments

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future delivery server innovations live site modules
Future Delivery Server Innovations:Live Site Modules

Inject easily pluggable, configurable modules for:

  • Dynamic Content Harvesting – Calendars, Search
  • Personalization – Favorites, Watchers
  • Community – Comments/Discussions, Ratings, Ideas Exchanges

right into existing page managed in Cascade Server.

  • Currently achieved with custom scripting code (PHP, .NET)

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push and pull
Push and Pull
  • Cascade Server will still be a great Push CMS for maintaining organization controlled content:
    • Main corporate site (e.g. hannonhill.com)
    • Course Catalogs
    • News and Press Releases
  • Cascade Delivery Server will be great for interactive, community sites:
    • Cascade Knowledge Base with Favorites, Ratings, and Comments

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benefits for all
Benefits for All
  • Delivery engine requires a consolidated rendered content cache to deliver the speed
  • All users will benefit from faster load page times for in-application viewing and during publishing

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voicing your opinions
Voicing Your Opinions
  • Growing JIRA Features Project
    • Over 150 new features, improvements suggested since beginning of 2008
    • Over 30 voted on features, improvements, bug-fixes implemented in 5 series to date
  • Feature Idea Exchange on Customer Success Community
  • Need to talk?
    • Enter Chris Armistead, Client Advocate (product surveys, quarterly check-ins)
    • Remember our Support Staff headed by Tim Reilly and Joel Baxter is there to listen

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Q & A

Bring your questions for me to our Open Q&A, Tomorrow 12:30-1:30pm

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