JBoss, Inc. released JBoss Portal 2.0, a significant upgrade of its open source, standards-based portal offering. A core piece of the JBoss Enterprise Middleware System (JEMS), JBoss Portal 2.0 embraces the Java portlet API specification (JSR-168) and provides an extensible portal framework that integrates dynamic Web pages and applications within standardized and reusable portlets. JBoss Portal can incorporate Web Services and J2EE-based components into the portal as portlets. JBoss Portal enables the user to combine applications and content into a unified presentation, simplifying access to these applications. Portals developed with JBoss Portal can be customized based on users, roles, security needs and administrative settings. By providing an integrated and secure user interface across applications, JBoss Portal makes it easier for users to leverage existing applications. http://jboss.com