TERMINALFOUR t44u 2010 - CMS Roadmap November2010

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TERMINALFOUR t44u 2010 - CMS Roadmap November2010

  1. 1. TERMINALFOUR Product Roadmap Workshop Paul Kelly, David Millert44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  2. 2. Sources of requirements… • Strategic – Strategic goals – Market review • Customers – Current clients – Joint development with selected clients • New Sales – From specific tenders & new sales • Internal – Professional Services – Client Support – R&Dt44u User & Partner Conference 2009
  3. 3. Main Functional Themes & Measures for V7 Four functional areas: 1. Revised User Interface & Editor 2. Content Creation Enhancements 3. Developer & Partner Productivity 4. Enhanced Community via Extranet Four key measures: – Ease Of Use, Value, Productivity, Communityt44u User & Partner Conference 2009
  4. 4. What we put in 7.0.04 • Released following 3 beta cycles • Released: June 14 • Many new features – New User Interface – Direct edit – New TinyMCE based editor – Webdav support – Enhanced media library & tools – External sources – Shipped Sample data – Accessibility checker – SEO checker – New reports – Clustered server support – New documentation – Many other enhancements – Web Servicest44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  5. 5. Ongoing Releases since 7.0.004 • 7.0.005 Added • 7.0.007/7.008 added – Publish section now – Personalisation & access control – External link checking – Improved SEO – Section metadata template – Improved External Link checking – Section details navigation object – Archive Sections – Ability to output section/content link URLs – Sample Internationalisation pack – Access keys for tab selection (Welsh) – Related content grandchildren – External link checker in UI – A-Z navigation sitemap – Publish filename in link – Lock template formatters / styles – Sample data updates (new – Spell checker (section names) examples) • 7.0.006 added – Don’t republish media – Keywords Nav Object – Secondary language channel – Multi select Listst44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  6. 6. To do short term, 7.0.9 • Ongoing revision releases & bug fixes • Proposed Features – Filenames for full text – Serena Collage CMS converter (enhancements) – Widgets & Dashboard (easier to add new widgets) – Publication performance report – Improved accessibility report – Nav stats & media stats (& warnings) – Bundles phase 1 – HTML to bundles convertor – Immediate publish on eforms submission – Unlock locked assets by admin – SOAP web services • Timescales • December / Januaryt44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  7. 7. To do short term, 7.10 • Ongoing revision releases & bug fixes • Proposed Features – Bundles phase 2 – Multi-threaded publishing • One thread per language being published. • File IO performed in a separate thread to remove potential bottleneck. – Per Template Formatter output caching • Save generated output on a per-formatter basis for subsequent publishes. – Further dashboard/widget support – Caching of Content objects to save on Database access / processing during publish. • Timescales • Q1 2011t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  8. 8. Longer term development activities (6-9 months) • Improved Search within CMS • Analytics Integration • Server Parsed Scripting language in formatters / styles / etc. • Cluster performance tuning & reporting • Default archive dates • Multiple formatters • Shibboleth security & CAS support • Eforms Redevelopment • Workflow enhancements • Polls & blogging improvements • Cloud tuning • Improved Mobile support • UI based mechanism to manage versions of templates / styles • Subject to alteration based on client needst44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  9. 9. Ongoing development themes • Personalisation – Author & server content for target groups • Security – Sign on etc. & integration with personalisation • Usability – User Interface & User experience • Performance – Publication performance (fine grained & overall publish) – Clustering, cloud performance etc. • Analytics & reporting – SEO, Accessibility, A/B testing, etc. • Developer productivity – Eforms – Web Services / SOAP • Integration – 3rd party & developer support – Content Import / Export frameworkt44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  10. 10. Potential Discussion: Reorganised Nav Objects • Combine numerous Nav objects into one “Content Aggregator” – Top content – Related content – etc. • Provide options for display of results – Paginated – XML output – etc. • Discuss....t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  11. 11. Potential Discussion: Active / Inactive / Draft • How can I have “work in progress” • Possibly allow authors to save content in draft state – Currently pending goes into workflow once submitted – How many drafts are stored? – Can other authors see my drafts? – Flag content ready for approval (message?) • Include comments on what’s changed in content – Manual entry by authors for reviews etc. • Discuss....t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  12. 12. Potential Discussion: Reworked eForms • Proposing to redevelop current eForms / xForms – Add eforms anywhere • Develop in conjunction with clients?t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  13. 13. Potential Discussion: Finer grained user roles • Mentioned by some clients.... – Tailor roles based on implementation • Develop in conjunction with clients? • Discuss...t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  14. 14. Potential Discussion: Workflow • Requires revisiting • Main issues – Format of messages – Integrated translation workflow – Flexibility of control • Develop in conjunction with clients? • Discuss...t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  15. 15. Potential Discussion: Security • Ongoing activity • Complete Shibboleth work • CAS Support • Others?t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  16. 16. What would you like to see? • These are our ideas & suggestions • What would you like to see? • Over to you....t44u User & Partner Conference 2010
  17. 17. Next steps • Feedback from working groups • Updated roadmap to be published on Extranet • Suggestions to be incorporated into product planning sessions • Any further suggestions can be raised via Extranet or with Client Support • Ongoing feedback sessions with clients – TERMINALFOUR staff always available to discuss specific requirements – Health Check sessions availablet44u User & Partner Conference 2010

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