A Look at the New Features in elcomCMS 8.2

elcomCMS 8.2 was released on June 12th, 2013 and with it come a number of enhancements, specifically in the areas of collaboration and social. Let's run through what you can expect from this latest release.

Meeting Manager

A new meeting manager module has been added to elcomCMS. This tool allows users to scheduled meetings, upload agendas, create meeting packs, invite participants and more. If you are an attendee, its gives you a portal to view calendars, meeting info and documentation in preparation for upcoming meetings. What's especially cool, however, is that is also lets the person running the meeting record minutes against agenda items in real time and keep track of the time taken. We can see this capability being useful for boards, project teams and for a myriad of others uses.

Single Social Sign-on

Also in place with this new release is the introduction of Social Sign-on to the CMS, allowing users to authenticated via OAuth with elcomCMS. Supported networks include: Facebook, Windows Live, Twitter and Google.

Other capabilities introduced include the ability to track the number of page ‘shares’ and ‘likes’ individual members have made; and the ability to push and promote events managed through the elcomCMS into Facebook Events.

Responsive Images

elcomCMS now creates several sizes of the images you upload to best present them for the varying screen sizes in use nowadays. These new responsive images help ensure better quality and the serving of the appropriately sized image to the devices visiting your site.

This prevents "squashing" of images (or scaling) and delivers a better visual experience to the end user.

Dropbox, SkyDrive & Google Drive Connector

With so much data being stored in the cloud nowadays, it's nice to see that elcomCMS has added connectors for the most popular cloud storage services; Dropbox, Skydrive, Google Drive & Box. You can now list, navigate and search your cloud storage from a dedicated page inside the CMS.

Additional Features

In addition to the features highlighted above, you will also find Responsive Image management, PayPal Connector, SCORM management, built-in Image editing and geo-location template switching. within the new CMS.

To read more about elcomCMS 8.2, review screenshots or to arrange a 1-on-1 demo, http://www.elcomcms.com/Latest-Release-8-2

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