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Day: February 7, 2006

DocSoft Announces New Enterprise Search Technology

DocSoft announced their new enterprise search technology, called “Element”. With Element as a plug-n-play addition to a company’s network, users will be able to search for stored data across the network “smarter”. Element indexes XML-originated documents according to each tag or “element,” which provides what the company calls “context searching.” Element can search metadata embedded into virtually any file format using Adobe’s eXtensible Metadata Platform (XMP). The technical side of Element allows the appliance to index 26 different file formats. These formats include XML, HTML, PDF, SVG, CGM, Microsoft Office products, some common audio and video files, and any file in which XMP can be used to embed metadata. The appliance’s interface allows users to select predetermined “schemas” or data categories to perform context searches of XML documents. DocSoft has had Element in the works for the past 23 months and recently announced the release of the software. The Element appliances are scheduled for availability in the 2nd quarter of 2006. To download a free, fully-functional software version that will index up to 5,000 documents, go to: ,

Zimbra Launches Zimbra Collaboration Suite 3.0, with General Availability

Zimbra announced general availability of its Zimbra Collaboration Suite (ZCS) with the launch of ZCS 3.0. ZCS is an open source, enterprise collaboration system that reduces the cost and complexity of collaboration, and changes the way users and administrators interact with their e-mail and calendaring applications. ZCS 3.0 builds on the server and user interface technologies of the beta versions. These include integrated search, single-copy mail store, discovery, anti-spam and anti-virus/security capabilities on the back end, and an AJAX-based Web client that brings e-mail and calendar items to life through Web mash-ups on the front end. ZCS integrates the ability to subscribe to RSS and Atom feeds, and allows users to publish mailbox content such as calendar, contacts and mail folders via RSS. Zimbra’s calendaring application supports iCal and includes the ability to create and share public calendars, or import external calendars. ZCS has localizations underway in 10 languages, including Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Finnish, Japanese and Thai. The ZCS 3.0 Open Source Edition is free, and the commercially-supported Network Edition is available for $28/mailbox/year, which includes full product support as well as software subscriptions to new releases, updates and patches. Both editions can be downloaded. http://www.zimbra.com

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