For those of you that don’t know, I work at Alfresco in the Operations department specifically looking after and evolving our cloud based product. It feels like an absolute age I’ve been working on the cloud product and the release, but finally today (Well 31st May 2012) we took off the “Beta” tag from the product.
Being on the support side of the service I know the system very well and overall I’m really pleased with how it is now and how it will be. The most fantastic thing about the product is knowing what is coming up, just because we have taken the beta label off we are still going to be innovating new ways of doing things, utilising the best technology and writing some bespoke management tools to help support the environment. Granted, now the Beta tag is off we have reduced the amount of disruptive impact we will have on the system, but, unlike all those months ago we now have the right framework around managing and testing the changes we are making.
I’m looking forward to the next few months as I know we’ve got more good stuff coming and I can’t wait to see how the general public take to the product, it’s been an interesting journey and it looks to be getting better!
What can you expect from Alfresco in the cloud?
I’m going to start this with a warning, I’m not in marketing or product design, so this is just the way I see the product and what I like about the cloud product. For those of you that have used Alfresco before you’ll be familiar with the Share interface, it is some what cut down for the cloud but none the less just as powerful. You can still upload your documents, like & comment on them just as always, you can use the Quick share feature to share a document via email, facebook or twitter so there’s no need to invite everyone to see a single document or picture. For those privileged enough to sign up you can use WebDav to mount the cloud as a drive to your local PC, very handy…
And the best bit… well you have to sign up to find that….
Only a short update today, it has been a very busy week to get this all sorted and now it’s time to rejoice… and rest.