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IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 Preview - What's New


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An overview presentation (please note disclaimer at the beginning) about IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 - main features and benefits.

IBM WebSphere Portal 6.1 Preview - What's New

  1. 1. WebSphere Portal 6.1 Preview
  2. 2. Product release dates and/or capabilities referenced in these materials may change at any time at IBM’s sole discretion based on market opportunities or other factors, and are not intended to be a commitment to future product or feature availability in any way. Legal Disclaimer
  3. 3. Introducing WebSphere Portal 6.1 <ul><li>Deliver an irresistible user experience </li></ul><ul><li>Give power without losing control </li></ul><ul><li>Get up and running faster </li></ul><ul><li>Keep running with less effort </li></ul><ul><li>Leverage your investments </li></ul>
  4. 4. Deliver an Irresistible User Experience <ul><li>Turn your existing Portal Applications into “desktop like” applications </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highly reactive user interface </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many actions possible without server roundtrips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoids page reloads </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Improved performance and scalability </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced server side processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced bandwidth requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduced client-side processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved cachability </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Browser-side Aggregation, Navigation and Customization </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Renders XML obtained from the server in the browser </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented using AJAX, XML, Dojo, and JavaScript </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accesses and manipulates Portal through REST* </li></ul></ul>“ Most existing Portlets benefit directly from Web2.0 rendering model without any changes.” Gadgets Atom / RSS Feeds REST-accessible Markup Fragments Portlets or other WSRP Services Client Side Aggregation Get Desktop Performance in a Browser
  5. 5. Deliver an Irresistible User Experience <ul><li>Provides an interactive user experience </li></ul><ul><li>No programming needed, simply tag the markup (Microformats) </li></ul><ul><li>Supports web content from all places </li></ul><ul><li>Real World Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Select a user name and.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>see the user profile, or email address, or map their location </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click on an order item and.. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>see current delivery state </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>check customer Account details </li></ul></ul></ul>Live Text – Give users quick in-place access to additional information <span class=“locality“> Stuttgart </span> <span class=“OrderItem“> 112001000001 </span>
  6. 6. <ul><ul><li>Extends reach of rich internet services to role-based business centric composite applications for improved flexibility and responsiveness. </li></ul></ul>Deliver an Irresistible User Experience role-based composite applications in context <ul><li>Community SOA Wiki </li></ul><ul><li>Business Catalog forum </li></ul><ul><li>> 3600 Assets in IBM </li></ul><ul><li>SOA Business Catalog </li></ul><ul><li>Google Gadget Services </li></ul><ul><li>> 4000 Applications and Utilities </li></ul><ul><li>Easily incorporate Google Gadgets into Portal applications: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Search and select any Google Gadget </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Customize to portlet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Leverages Portal’s Web 2.0 APIs support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supports inter-portlet communication between Portal portlets and Google Gadget portlet instances. </li></ul></ul>IBM Portlet for Google Gadgets Enterprise and internet data and services
  7. 7. Give Power Without Losing Control <ul><li>Combines several administrative actions into a single portlet: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>User enrollment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Portal creation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal content import </li></ul></ul>New Site Wizard quickly creates new customized Portal Sites
  8. 8. Give Power Without Losing Control Better content authoring experience and enhanced content security model <ul><li>Inherited security enables all sites and site areas to use the same security model </li></ul><ul><li>Simplified authoring templates are very useful for creating &quot;quick&quot; content (i.e. blogs) </li></ul><ul><li>Richer inline editing enables users to easily create folders, sites or site areas. Users can now perform most functions from the website itself (in context) rather than having to go through the central UI of WWCM </li></ul>
  9. 9. Give Power Without Losing Control <ul><li>Change the banner: logo, color, typography, border, background </li></ul><ul><li>Change the typography: default size, color and style, headline size, color, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Change the navigation: orientation, tab colors, tab text </li></ul><ul><li>Change the colors: page color or background, highlight color </li></ul><ul><li>Change the buttons: text, color, selected and unselected states </li></ul><ul><li>Show and hide footers, gutters, links, breadcrumbs, etc. </li></ul>Theme Customizer - Easily change the look of a portal page - no HTML, JavaScript or XML coding required!
  10. 10. Give Power Without Losing Control <ul><li>Simplify creation of portal pages </li></ul><ul><li>Use HTML design tools and publish to WebSphere Portal </li></ul><ul><li>Enable your designers to create smart HTML pages using live text in WebSphere Portal </li></ul>WebSphere Portal Portlets Portal Navigation HTML Design tool publish Unleash the power of your web design teams HTML Page Support
  11. 11. Get Up and Running Faster <ul><li>Install Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Faster OOB Install compared to previous releases (under 1 hour on most of platforms.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple packaging options (Content, Server) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiple installation options (Empty, Admin, Full) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Improved OOB configuration defaults, OOB automation of common tune up steps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clustering automation to simplify building clusters. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Portal file system assets will be split between read-only and read-write (Profiles) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clearer doc on out of box install, targeted to platform and db </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Upgrade Improvements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Migrating from any previous release to 6.1 will see the following improvements: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simplified procedure (Improved automation for customizations and security) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic redeployment of customer apps </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automatic migration of WAS settings. </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improved documentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In addition, customers migrating from v6.0 will see these additional enhancements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Near zero downtime migration (Re-use of DBs in place) </li></ul></ul></ul>Making it easier to get to WebSphere Portal 6.1 installed and upgraded
  12. 12. Updates to Rational Application Developer <ul><li>RAD is still supported in version 6.0 and 6.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>RAD is no longer entitled as of version 6.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The RAD Portal Toolkit is still entitled with RAD licenses </li></ul></ul><ul><li>RAD Roadmap for Version 6.1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>June – RAD – Support of Portal 6.0 projects on Portal 6.1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Leverage existing 6.0 Feature set </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>September – RAD 7.5 – Complete support for Portal 6.1 feature set and Portal 6.1 Test Environment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>New Features – Support for New Standard, CSA, Dojo etc </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Keep Running with Less Effort Staging Development Production Integration <ul><li>Reduce the effort to move portal pages, content and their related artifacts </li></ul><ul><li>Support for multiple daily updates and publishing whole sites </li></ul><ul><li>Version-able and Archive-able, Workflow pluggable </li></ul><ul><li>Return to a previous version very quickly </li></ul><ul><li>Validate that a publish occurred correctly </li></ul><ul><li>Improve management and readability of URLs </li></ul>Site Management enables fast and flexible staging-to-production operations
  14. 14. WSRP 1.0 + 2.0 Workload Distribution / Isolation – Remote Portlets Portal Server 1 (User Access) <ul><li>Remote WSRP 2.0 Portlets participate in Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Optionally use multiple JVMs for running your Portal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Isolate “untrusted” Portlets from Portal </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Execute Portlets in their own JVM </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Enhanced scalability for “heavy” Portlets </li></ul></ul></ul>Portlet Container Keep Running with Less Effort Portal Users WSRP 1.0 + 2.0 Portlet Container Portal Server 2 (Portlet Server) Portlet Container WSRP 1.0 App Server 1 (Portlet Server)
  15. 15. Keep Running with Less Effort Configure Portlet Request Metrics and PMI metrics in the WAS administration console (ISC). By default all Portlet Monitoring is disabled, use “custom” mode. See how your Portal Site and Portlets perform while you build your site
  16. 16. Keep Running with Less Effort <ul><li>Application provided with the Beta release </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces effort to support WebSphere Portal and Express </li></ul><ul><li>Search for Q&A </li></ul><ul><li>Easily send log files and configuration data to IBM support </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce the communication effort and time to solve issues. </li></ul> Support Assistant improves your ability to resolve software problems quickly
  17. 17. Leverage Your Investments <ul><li>Easily preview how portlets will be rendered on a portal page </li></ul><ul><li>Better Debugging Support - Set break points, watch variables, step through code </li></ul><ul><li>Simpler Builder Selection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recommended builders based on selection </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>In context help and examples of when to use builders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keyword search to find the right builder </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favorites </li></ul></ul>Portlet Factory - New visual editing capability speeds portlet construction
  18. 18. Leverage Your Investments <ul><li>Simplicity of iFrames without the drawbacks – No double header or dual navigation </li></ul><ul><li>HTML <script> tag executes and can “inject” markup for portal navigation, launch menu, and page breadcrumbs into web app </li></ul><ul><li>Clicking on any Portal specific navigation tab will take you back into Portal. Clicking on any Portal URL page tab will hit the underlying URL. </li></ul>Any web application can display and make use of Portal navigation Web Application Integrator – Available on the Portlet Catalog Today
  19. 19. Leverage Your Investments Notes applications built with Domino Designer Portlet component built with Rational RAD WSRP Producer Visual Studio Developed Apps with Mainsoft (IBM Partner) Tremendous Flexibility and choice E-form built with Forms Designer 3270 and iSeries screens via HATS Workplace Dashboard Framework Component built with Portlet Factory role-based composite applications process driven in context services Feeds Portlet Catalog Gadgets and iWidgets JSR 168 WSRP v1.0 JSR 286 WSRP v2.0
  20. 20. Portal Standards Leadership <ul><li>JSR 286 – Java™ Portlet Specification V2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>IBM is leading this JSR, all major Java technology portal (commercial and open source) vendors represented in the EG </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reference implementation will be provided at Apache Pluto 2.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TCK will be available for free (Will extend the JSR 168 TCK) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule: final around early March 2008 (final Draft published) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web Services for Remote Portlets (WSRP) V2.0 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Standard protocol for accessing portlets as web service </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined at OASIS, chaired by IBM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule: final around early March 2008 (final Draft published) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Common goals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enable coordination between portlets and allow building composite applications based on portlet components (events and render context (e.g. public render parameters) ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Allow for a better user experience using AJAX patterns, Serving resources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>WebSphere Portal seamlessly integrates JSR168, JSR286 and WSRP2.0 Portlets. </li></ul>WebSphere Portal 6.1 Beta already supports JSR286 and WSRP 2.0./ 04.03.2008: Leverage Your Investments
  21. 21. WebSphere Portal 6.1 – Take a Closer Look <ul><li>WebSphere Portal 6.1 is scheduled to ship in Mid Year 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Beta 3 is Available NOW </li></ul><ul><li>Thousands of existing and new customers have already taken advantage! </li></ul>