KnowledgeTree®, an Enterprise Content Management (ECM) provider focusing on affordable document management software that is easily installed and used by business professionals, today announced the release of version 3.7 of its commercial edition, version 1.1 of its Microsoft® Office Add-in, and an alpha release of KnowledgeTree Explorer CP (cross platform).
KnowledgeTree 3.7, deployed on Zend Server, features improved performance – tests indicate KnowledgeTree runs up to 40 percent faster through the inclusion of Zend Optimizer. It also introduces the first iteration of KnowledgeTree’s new Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) interface, which is compliant with the 0.61 draft of the specification.
By using Web services and Web 2.0 interfaces to enable rich information to be shared across Internet protocols, CMIS enables greater interoperability among ECM systems.
“KnowledgeTree continues to offer a simple, easy-to-use document management system that does not strain IT resources and is up and running in no time. By embracing open standards and other strategies that enable seamless integration with widely accepted platforms, such as Microsoft IIS and Kofax Capture, KnowledgeTree is answering the needs of the enterprise user,” said Daniel Chalef, CEO of KnowledgeTree.
Significant features and enhancements of the 3.7 release include:
- Thumbnail and Instant View Functionality: New nail and Instant View document preview functionality allows users to see, search and scroll through documents before downloading them from the KnowledgeTree repository.
- Support for Microsoft IIS 6 & 7 on Windows 2003 & 2008 Server:
The KnowledgeTree installer now enables administrators to install to an existing Microsoft IIS Web Server. This native support benefits organizations that have chosen to standardize on IIS.
- Server-based, MSI, RPM and DEB installer packages:
These allow easy installation and maintenance of the stack using standard package management technologies on Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
- Setup Wizard: The wizard automates installation, configuration and upgrades, making it easy for both non-technical and experienced administrators, and completely removing the need for command line interaction.
Also featured in this release are updates to the Microsoft Office Add-in, which integrates KnowledgeTree seamlessly with Microsoft Office 2007. KnowledgeTree has added a date field, a rich-text field, and the ability to select multiple items to the document properties feature.
Finally, an OpenSearch interface enables users to share search results generated within KnowledgeTree with other applications and helps search engines and users communicate requests and syndicate results.
KnowledgeTree Explorer CP is a cross-platform version of the popular desktop tool that allows drag and drop functionality to the repository. With cross-platform capabilities, users can enjoy this feature from Linux and Mac desktops. An alpha period for KnowledgeTree Explorer CP will give customers the opportunity to test and comment on the offering.
“We continue to enhance KnowledgeTree so that it works the way enterprises do while meeting their evolving business needs. With more than half of our existing customers deploying on Windows Server – IIS 6 and 7 support and the Microsoft Office Add-in have become important features as KnowledgeTree grows its business,” said Evan Person,
director of product management, KnowledgeTree.
KnowledgeTree offers commercial on-premise Plus and Premium subscriptions as well as a software as a service offering, KnowledgeTreeLive. The company’s free community edition, which released version 3.7 on November 16, has been downloaded over 700,000 times from SourceForge, the world's largest open-source development website.