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Day: April 17, 2006

Ektron Releases CMS400.NET Version 6.0

Ektron, Inc. announced the availability of Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.0, its all-in-one application for creating, deploying and managing interactive web, intranet and extranet sites. With new features, such as site analytics, blogging, forums, polls, surveys and content ratings, the company expands CMS400.NET with more out-of-the-box capabilities. In CMS400.NET Version 6.0, Ektron brings together more functionality, including: Website analytics – Understand and optimize web, intranet and blog usage with built-in measurement, analysis and reporting; Blogging – Automate and control the blog posting process, including RSS syndication, pinging and trackbacks, support for structured blogging and microformats to syndicate content; Forums – Create and manage discussion forums to encourage online community; Surveys, polls and content ratings – Gain feedback from site visitors with built-in surveys, quick polls and ratings that allow readers to evaluate and comment on content; AJAX-enhanced search – Improve visitors’ search experience and help them find information quickly with AJAX-powered results; Multimedia asset management – Manage multimedia assets, such as Flash, RealAudio and RealVideo, Microsoft Windows Media and QuickTime, track changes, reference and display files within website templates or content, and define and assign metadata to the multimedia files, optimizing them for search engines; and Multi-site management – Use one interface and one installation of CMS400.NET to manage multiple sites and subsites. In addition, CMS400.NET Version 6.0 introduces document management support for, and Oracle Database 10g for storing site data. Ektron CMS400.NET Version 6.0 is available immediately. Pricing starts at $8,640 USD for a 10-user, one-URL license with one year of maintenance, which provides access to all product upgrades and Ektron support.

Optaros & Astoria Software to Sponsor CM Pros Spring Summit

Content Management Professionals (CM Pros), the international content management community of practice, announced that Optaros and Astoria Software will support its Spring 2006 Summit as the event’s exclusive sponsors. CM Pros Spring 2006 Summit will be held 23-24 April 2006, co-located with the Gilbane San Francisco event. Focused on the theme “Content Management and the Customer Experience,” this Summit – the fifth since the organization was founded in Fall 2004 – features three keynote sessions: Engaging Customers with Actionable Content by Bill Trippe of the Gilbane Group; Content Management in Call Centres: Delivering a Great Customer Experience by James Robertson of Step Two Designs; and Developing a Customer-Centric Model for Content Management by Ann Rockley, past president of CM Pros and president of The Rockley Group. Registration for the Spring 2006 CM Pros Summit is currently available online, and onsite registration will open at 1:00 p.m. on 23 April 2006. Individuals who are not currently CM Pros members are eligible for a discounted CM Pros Summit/Membership package. View the detailed program at ,,

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