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20th RedDot Usergroup conference in Düsseldorf

Yet again, the user group conference in Düsseldorf was quite a success with lots of interesting lectures:

  • Starting with the presentation of SMS Siemag AG – they are running their intranet on RedDot for ten years now! (Remember the times, when RedDot still was called Info Office?) It was really fascinating to see a project running for such a long time, being refactored and updated on a regular basis.
  • A roundup on authorization structures (Management Server) and personalization (Delivery Server)
  • An introduction to Product Information Management systems: How to manage your product data with all meta information for different channels (print, web – and the integration into the Management Server, CD-ROM, etc.). This was really interesting, as there are some “strange constructs” around in customer projects with multiple sources of data (and sometimes contradicting content) – If this sounds familiar, a PIM system might be a good consideration for you.
  • An insight about customer support structures at Open Text which are now applied to the former RedDot customer care. A new ticket system is on it’s way and about to be launched in July/August, so you have one single support portal for all of your Open Text products. More on this topic soon.
  • Digital Asset Management by Open Text (formerly known as Artesia DAM). A new alternative to the traditional Asset Manager and external solutions like Canto Cumulus. Though it’s not cheap (around 60.000+ € was mumbled), it has a lot under the hood and might be interesting for company with lots of multimedia assets.
  • The Deutsche Bank presented two of their intranet tools “Forms & Games” (form editor, voting, polls, etc) and “Sales Professional” a web-based training creator.
  • and finally: The long awaited presentation of the new Management Server 10 (and this time it wasn’t a PowerPoint presentation). We’ll give you a closer look on what’s fresh and hot soon in a separate article.

All the presentations are available on the RedDot Usergroup website (presentations only available in German).

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Frederic Hemberger Frederic Hemberger lives in Cologne, Germany where he works as a technical consultant and senior RedDot developer. After years of studying the ancient and mysterious ways of content management, he acquired the black belt of RedDot-fu. After teaching many students in the weird ways of the Dot, he retreated to the old misty mountains to meditate. Legends tell that he finally reached the mysterious state of IoRangeNoRedDotMode.


3 comments for “20th RedDot Usergroup conference in Düsseldorf”

  1. Any insights about the release date of the new Open Text Management Server v10 “flagsheep”?

    Posted by Markus Giesen | June 16, 2009, 5:06 am
  2. Doh – I still have to finish my write up on the RedDot Usergroup conference in London. I need to learn to write shorter articles! The UK Web Solutions Community Day 2009 is tomorrow :)

    Posted by Adrian Mateljan | June 16, 2009, 9:58 am
  3. Release for the new Open Text Management Server is scheduled for the end of June. Keep fingers crossed!

    Posted by Frederic Hemberger | June 16, 2009, 6:05 pm

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