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  1. LL Navigator™ An innovative way to access Livelink® SLIM Applications BV Livelink is a registered trademark of OpenText CorporationLL Navigator is a trademark of SLIM Applications BV

  2. Agenda • Introduction Livelink • LL Navigator • Demo • Pros and Cons • Use cases • Planned functionality • Questions • Technical information

  3. Introduction Livelink • Advanced Document Management capabilities:- Different types of objects (e.g. documents, folders, projects, ..)- Versioning- Metadata (Categories/attributes)- Compound documents- Granular permissions • Livelink has an hierarchical structure- Enterprise workspace with folders/projects/compound documents- Nesting allows for creation of deep structures

  4. Introduction Livelink 2 Livelink Access: • Browser (Internet Explorer®, Chrome®, FireFox®, ...) • Livelink Explorer (Office 2007) • Windows Explorer (requires Livelink WebDAV module) • Client-side solutions (based on Livelink API) • LL Navigator Internet Explorer is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countriesChrome is a registered trademark of Google IncFirefox is a registered trademark of Mozilla Foundation

  5. LL Navigator Key capabilities: • Access Livelink using familiar “Windows Explorer” interface in a browser • Core functionality (add documents/folders, delete multiple items) • Extended functionality (upload/download multiple documents, drag and drop, add versions, ... ) • Support for metadata • Performance (e.g. typically 60 % less network traffic, parallel uploads, caching, ...)

  6. Demo • Getting started • Navigate Livelink • Add items • Delete items • Upload folders/files (and drag & drop) • Download files • Move / Copy (within Livelink) • Edit Office files • Favourites

  7. Demo – Getting started Select option from Enterprise menu

  8. Demo – Navigating Livelink Display Personal Workspace, Enterprise Workspace and Favourites

  9. Demo – Add items Add new items or delete multiple items

  10. Demo – Delete items Select one or more items in multiple locations

  11. Demo – Upload items • Choose files • Drag and Drop (DnD) into drop area • Drag and Drop (DnD) into LL Navigator tree

  12. Demo – Upload “choose files” Click “Choose Files” and then select multiple files

  13. Demo – Upload “choose files” 2 Click Upload to start uploading of the selected files or folders

  14. Demo – Upload “choose files” 3 Progress per item and overall progress bar

  15. Demo – “dnD to drop area” Drag folders/ files for uploading

  16. Demo – dnD into LL Navigator tree Drag folders/files for direct uploading into navigation tree Drag files for uploading

  17. Demo – Download files Click “Download” to download one or more files

  18. Demo – Favourites Use Add Favourite to create a new favourite Easy access to nested content using Favourites

  19. Demo – Move / copy Standard Livelink move form Drag multiple items within Livelink

  20. Demo – Move / copy • Press shift, control or alt to copy instead of move

  21. Demo – edit • Requires Livelink Office Editor • Chrome:- IE Tab extension (free from Chrome store)- define 1 rule • Only Office files

  22. LL Navigator - pros • User experience:- “Windows Explorer” like interface for Livelink using a browser- Minimal user training- “Ribbon” with contextual instructions- Easily switch to standard Livelink view • Performance:- Faster than standard browsing- Reduces network load (typically 60 %) for common operations- Caching (e.g. Folder structure(s), favourites, ..)- Parallel processes for uploading and downloading (default 6x)

  23. LL Navigator – pros 2 • Functionality:- Core functionality (e.g. add document/folder/compound document)- Upload multiple documents- Download multiple documents (from different locations)- Support for metadata- Delete items (in different locations)- Drag and drop files- Drag and drop folder stuctures (only Chrome)- Move / Copy items within Livelink- Add versions to existing documents- Favourites (using existing Livelink Favourites)- Last Location- Office Integration (requires extension for Chrome)

  24. LL Navigator – pros 3 • Deployment:- No server-side installs- No extra load on the Livelink servers- No client-side installs- Supports multiple Livelink versions (versions 9.7.0, 9.7.1)- Single HTML file (150 kB) per Livelink instance- No dependency on Operating Systems / Office versions- Suitable for extranet users- Allows throttling (e.g. max file size 25 MB, max volume of set 200 MB, max number of concurrent threads)- Configure settings per instance

  25. LL Navigator – pros 4 • Security:- Adopt Livelink permissions- Supports Single Sign On and Livelink authentication- Uses browser settings for file downloads

  26. LL Navigator – cons • Different interface for Livelink • Current version supports Chrome and Internet Explorer 10 and 11Internet Explorer 8 and 9 have a reduced set of functionalities • Office integration on Chrome requires Livelink Office Editor ActiveX + IE Tab extension for Chrome • No direct drag and drop from Outlook to Livelink (requires intermediate step using desktop) • Only 1st 1000 items within a container (e.g. Folder) are listed • Permissions checked after making request (like windows explorer) • Duplicate uploads when using integrated windows authentication

  27. LL Navigator – Use cases • Replacement Livelink Explorer • Replacement Livelink WebDAV • Continue use of legacy Livelink versions with recent Operating System / Office versions (e.g. Access Livelink 9.7.0 from a 64-bit Win 7 client) • Provide rich functionality for extranet users • Improve performance for users with constrained network conditions

  28. Planned functionality • Download folder structures from Livelink to desktop (Chrome only) • Support for Content Server 10 and 10.5 (i.e. latest version Livelink) • Reporting capabilities (for Livelink content) • Automatic extraction email metadata (e.g. From, subject, ..) from msg files • Increased thresholds for Internet Explorer (25 MB per file and 250 MB for a set of documents)

  29. Summary • Browser based tool to access Livelink content using “Windows Explorer” like interface • Core and extended functionality • Designed for performance • Easy to deploy “An innovative way to access Livelink”

  30. Questions • ...

  31. Miscellaneous • Select range of items • Delete multiple items using keyboard “Delete” button • Special characters in downloaded files automatically removed • Focus on display area LL Navigator or standard Livelink • Upload emails to Livelink:1. drag email(s) from Outlook to desktop2. drag email(s) from desktop to LL Navigator

  32. Technical information • Technology used • Browser dependency • Network characteristics • XMLExport limit • Livelink Explorer / Livelink WebDAV / LL Navigator • Software requirements • Hardware requirements • Livelink / Livelink Explorer Support Lifecycle • Office integration through Livelink Office Editor ActiveX

  33. Technology used • AJAX (JavaScript, XMLHTTP, XSLT, ..) • HTML5 • XML Export interface of Livelink Works transparent with: • Network optimisation techniques (e.g. Riverbed WAN appliances) • Load balancers • Authentication protocols (NTLM, Kerberos, Livelink authentication)

  34. Browser dependency

  35. Network Characteristics kB received

  36. Network Characteristics 2 Folder structure with:-18 files- 4 folders- size 10MBTested on same client, same network conditions against a vanilla Livelink 9.7.0 instance (configured with NTLM)with no other users

  37. 1000 item XML Export limit A B E C D 1001 1 1000 3 2 a d e b c Items in red are skipped due to the 1000 item XML Export limit x y Warning is shown when a container contains 1000 or more itemsMitigate by increasing the limit (per server) or by splitting content across multiple containers

  38. Functionality matrix

  39. software requirements Note: FireFox 25 and Safari 7 also support HTML5 but have not been tested. Mac and Linux requirements have not been tested

  40. Hardware requirements Note: Mac and Linux clients have not been tested

  41. Livelink Support Lifecycle * Sustaining Maintenance: the core development team is redirected to other work and no new services packs and patches are released for general use.  Product defects and enhancement requests may still be reported, but work by the core development team on these issues will be discontinued.  Migration to a Current Maintenance version may be required

  42. Livelink Explorer Support Lifecycle

  43. Office integration Requirements: IE Tab extention is a free extension and can be installed on locked down machines

  44. Office integration 2 How does it work on Chrome: • LL Navigator checks if the extension is present. If so, it displays the edit link for Office documents • User clicks on edit link and a separate tab is opened • Office application starts with the selected file

  45. Office integration 3 How does it work: • User modifies Office file and closes Office tool • LL Navigator checks if the document is still reserved. If so, it allows the user to unreservethe document

  46. SLIM Applications

  47. Categories with required fields • Apply a category with required attributes to a folder • Upload one or more documents • An error is reported to inform the user that a fieldis required. Instructions are provided to remediate the problem.