What You Need to Know

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What You Need to Know

When upgrading to Web Solutions version
10.x

Emily Stange

January 4, 2011

Open Text Web Solutions version 10.x



Open Text Web Solutions version 10 was the 2009 major release of our leading
Web Content Management offering. Version 10.1 was released in August 2010
with SP1 coming out in January 2011.


This release has been designed with usability aspects in mind to deliver a better
experience to the site visitor, empower business users and power editors, allow
agile and innovative content creation, and let organizations control their content
processes.


This presentation will briefly cover some of the new features available in WS10.x
and UI design changes.
What should you prepare for when upgrading? What are
some of the upgrade paths, options, and help available to you to succeed?

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Support for latest Microsoft environments


Supported Browsers


Internet Explorer 6, 7,
and 8

(all components)


Mozilla Firefox 3 (for editors)


Safari is also supported with the first SP (for editors)


Supported Operating Systems



Windows Server (or Advanced Server) 2003
and 2008


Supported Database Systems


MS SQL Server 2000, 2005,
and 2008




Oracle (Version: 9i, 10g, 11g)



Significant Performance Improvements


New PageBuilder


Based on Microsoft .NET Technology


Provides Multi
-
Processor and Multi
-
Threading Support


Utilizes Optimized Memory Management



What this means to the end user


Up to 70 % better performance

in different variations of project types


e.g. Bilingual News archive: 285 pages in two languages and two projects


e.g. Website in four languages: 7200 published pages, 5200 media files,
total 500 MB



Configurable Process Management


Configurable Process Manager



A new configurable
Process Manager

has

been implemented which allows the assigning

of priorities, and the assigning of processes

(e.g. publication, Validation) to queues.




This allows administrators to define
where they want their CMS performance
to be focused
, for example you may assign priority for faster publishing, or
assign priority to processes which increase the responsiveness of CMS to
content editors.


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Greatly Enhanced Usability

Highlights


Integrated navigation on left
panel for easy access to
SmartEdit view of a page
using project structure


New panels for Clipboard,
Templates, and Searches


Quick switch of Language
and Project Variants


Quick switch between
SmartEdit, Redlining, Form,
and Preview


Drag & Drop page linking
and creation


Right click Context Menu

Improved Search Management

Highlights


Search available on
every page


Customizable screen


Recent System and
Saved searches


Additional ID search


Drag & Drop of column
heads to group


Complete SmartEdit
editing area for directly
editing pages displayed
in the list


Mass operations via
Context Menu


Enhanced Task Management

Highlights


All tasks in one list


Customizable screen


Complete SmartEdit
editing area for directly
editing pages displayed
in the list


Mass operations via
Context Menu


iGoogle
-
like Homepage

Highlights


Individual Homepage


Drag & Drop widgets


Predefined widgets for
Tasks, Page Preview,
Page Search, Saved
Search and Web Page


Panel to add new
widgets, edit layout and
edit settings


Right click Context Menu
available to quickly edit
tasks or pages

New Online Help


New Online Help in Management Server and Delivery Server

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Highlights


Based on
Standard Open
Text Online Help


Offers

Search
Functionality


Clear Navigation
Structure


Benefit

Enhances the usability for an user

Information can be found more quickly and easily

New Redlining Component

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Highlights


Fast .NET component
(also available for
older MS version 7.5
and higher )


Highlights added,
deleted, and changed
content and html also
with Tooltip


Left “Change Bar”
shows all changes


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Change bar

Deleted

text

Added

text

HTML
change

Benefit

Quicker and easier editorial
assessment of page content reviews

Drag & Drop

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Highlights


Define Drag&Drop
Areas in Templates


Drag&Drop

allowed
content classes to
these areas


Change order of
content in lists and
containers via
Drag&Drop


Disconnect pages
via Drag&Drop


Drop Area

Currently dragging a page

Benefit

Accelerated editorial work and
visualize the result immediately

New Asset Manager Panel
with
Drag&Drop


Capabilities


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Highlights


Add images via
Drag&Drop to content in
SmartEdit


Different list types with
filter and search
functionality

List View

More
details

Thumbnail

View

Search

Capabilities

Benefit

Enhances editor’s usability and speed
up the work with digital assets

New Asset Manager Editor
to
modify assets


New Asset Manager Editor in
SmartEdit

to modify assets

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Highlights


Manipulate assets
directly from
SmartEdit including
preview

Resize

Rotate

Flip

Convert

Edit attributes

Save as different
versions

Edit menu

Versions

Benefit

Enhances editor’s usability and gives
an quick access on the action menu

What does this mean

For your installation


Usability Enhancements for editors and administrators


Helps to accelerate the daily editorial work


Improved support for a non
-
technical editor creating and editing content


Enhancements for
admins

developing and tracking web site projects




reduces the costs for training, internal support and IT

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New Graphical User
Interface for Delivery Server

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Highlights


Better usability
through shorter
click ways e.g.
easy switch
between projects


Clear separation of
areas like Project,
Users,
Collaboration,
Connectors, Server
Manager,
Monitoring

Benefit

Enhances the usability for an administrator

Quick access on important action menus

Access to OT Social Communities
Objects

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Highlights


Configuration of a
OT Social
Communities
(Collaboration
Server)


Create and maintain
wikis, blogs and
forums.


Based on existing
VCA 8.0
portlets


Benefit

Easy creation and administration of
Social Media components

New HTTP
Connector

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Highlights

Pre
-
define REST API
method calls without any
programming skills

Use Placeholders for
dynamic method calls to
integrate session
-
, user
-
,
and content attributes



Benefit

Any type of Social Media component
can be added and administered

Extended Search Engine Connector with Open
Text Common Search

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Highlights


Administration of Verity,
OT7 HTTP, OT Common
Search search engine
connectors


Parallel usage of different
search engines


Test functionality to
ensure a correct
configuration


Benefit

Supports the preferred and standardized
Open Text Search Engine now

Integration with Open Text
MM 7.0

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Highlights


Integration of
Management Server into
the menus of the new
Flex User Interface

Benefit

Supports the actual version of Media
Management (former Artesia)

What does this mean

For your installation


Updating and adding new integrations


Fully support of Social Communities (former Vignette Social Media)


Enhances the 3
rd

Party application integration


Integrated with the actual ECM Suite releases like Media Management 7.0




Web Site Management highly integrated with the Open Text ECM Suite, as
part of the ECM story at the customer’s side

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Additional Features
(more details in Release notes)


New SAP Portal Manager


New Search API


Web 2.0 Enhancements


Enhanced Installation Wizard


Enhanced Usage of Transport Package


New Support Information Tool


New Migration Tool


Improved Logging


Improved Locking


Extended User Administration

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Upgrade Preparation

The following items should be identified prior to upgrade and tested in each project
after the upgrade is complete.



Unique page types


Navigation menus


Pre
-
execution code


Plug
-
ins


User
-
defined jobs


Search


Personalization


Application integration




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Upgrade Paths

Management Server


If your current RedDot CMS version is 6.0 or later, you can update directly to
version 10.x.


If your installation has a build number earlier than 5.0.0.49, you will have to
update to Version 5.0 first.


Delivery Server


The Delivery Server 10.x installation will install a completely new Delivery Server
system.


If you want to migrate data from an earlier version of Delivery Server or RedDot
LiveServer to Delivery Server 10.x, you can do this using the Delivery Server
Migration Tool.

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Open Text Upgrade Package

Open Text consulting services offers a thorough upgrade package to assist its
customers to make smooth transition into WS10.x



Available for customers running older versions of RedDot CMS/LiveServer or
Open Text Management Server/Delivery Server


Align projects with current Open Text standards and best practices


Upgrade with minimal disruption to operations


Open Text and customer work in conjunction for best results


Upgrade Package

Step 1: Workshop


One
-
on
-
one session with an Open Text Project Manager


Identify how your projects can best benefit from the new features available in
WS10.x

Step 2: Project Audit


Follow standardized checklist for audit


Analyze project structure and navigation


Create “spring cleaning” checklist to
align projects with current Open Text
standards and best practices

Step 3: Documented Upgrade


Record of software upgrade steps


Update projects to align with new WS10.x framework and to address areas
identified for improvement during Workshop


Record of project upgrades


Unit test projects to confirm functionality


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Thank You


Emily Stange

Senior Solutions Consultant

Web Site Management

estange@opentext.com


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