A new Microsoft Word integration built using the Web Script technology, provides a simple, light-weight browser control that display Web Script components based upon the context of the document being edited. The plugin provides a Office-tailored set of components including a document dashboard for personal context, current tasks and actions available on the document, a repository browser, document detail view, task and workflow information and search pane providing federated search available using the OpenSearch API.
In addition, version 2.1 provides extensions to web content management and workflow to simplify the management of websites. Alfresco web content management now supports transactionally-complete deployment of content to one or more web servers. Either all the updates happen or they don’t. Preventative locking of web assets is now supported as is native search of the web site based upon the Lucene full-text engine. The Alfresco workflow, built using JBoss jBPM, now provides task commenting, viewing history of completed tasks, and timers to support expired tasks or timed release of content to a website. Extensions to manage translations and multi-lingual documents were contributed by the community.