New features in eXo DMS 2.5 improve user productivity and experience by making it easier to find files and giving users the option to customize their environment to suit their needs. These features include:
A user interface extension framework that can be used to create plug-ins and extensions to the File Explorer. Eventually, eXo expects a community of plug-ins to evolve out of this that can be shared among customers. For more technical details about what we also call « The UI Extension Framework », please have a look to the tutorial http://wiki.exoplatform.com/xwiki/bin/view/ECM/UI+Extension+Framework
Contextual action buttons in the File Explorer that can be customized depending on the type of document and launch the appropriate action(s) pre-defined for the document. Moreover, rather than see all action buttons, the user only sees those actions on which they’re authorized to act.
New taxonomy management that allows users to classify and retrieve documents regardless the way they are stored in the application. Organizations or departments can organize documents in whatever way that makes sense for them, but still have them stored in an optimal manner by the company to maximize performance and resources.
Symbolic link implementation simplifies access to important folders and/or documents when the folder structure is complex. This is similar to a “short cut,” except that users are not linked to the real folder, but rather can work in the short cut file as if it is the real one.
Google Gadgets support helps improve collaboration with other contributors by showing which documents were last edited or published and by whom. This eliminates guessing and version control problems.