Available Today, Digital Experience Manager 7.1 Further Strengthens Its Velocity And Robustness

As the platform for mission-critical websites, Jahia’s flagship product delivers the UXP to orchestrate all online initiatives

Geneva-Switzerland, Washington DC, Paris-France, July 21st 2015 - Jahia, leading UXP open source vendor, today announces the general availability (GA) of its new platform Digital Experience Manager 7.1, introducing significant extension of scalability, stability and performance improvements while further refining the user experience for Authors, Developers and Administrators.

After the introduction of Digital Experience Manager 7.0 last year, our customers and partners showed a huge enthusiasm for the new realm of possibilities it allowed. As our flagship product every day becomes the foundation of more and more highly-critical online initiatives - underlining how crucial the infrastructure of UXP is now for operations - this year, we concentrated on further strengthening it. Hence, this new version that will really help our customers expand their online projects safely and with virtually no limit.

Elie Auvray, CEO of JAhia Solutions Group SA

Digital Experience Manager 7.1 focuses on stability through additional performance enhancements in all areas:

  • The fastest and most reliable “User eXperience Platform”:
    • Performance, stability and scalability now reach new heights with Digital Experience Manager 7.1: browsing and editing operations are faster than ever. The new platform handles twice the load as the previous one with the same configuration, making it Jahia’s fastest and most powerful Digital Experience Manager yet.
    • As an option, you can now use a Frontal search engine based on Elasticsearch to provide higher scalability without compromising access control or sacrificing publication capabilities.
  • Enhanced authoring productivity:
    • Digital Experience Manager authors now leverage a new “Work In Progress” feature that saves content in creation as “drafts”, preventing potential publication errors. This capability is all the more important as editorial teams are large and geographically distributed.
    • In addition, authors now can publish content in all languages at once with a simple click at a site, page, section or content item level.
  • Even more developer agility:
    • A powerful new Rest API supporting JCR-SQL2 type of queries allows developers to create their applications faster and perform sophisticated queries. These improvements further illustrate Digital Experience Manager’s data exchange capabilities allowing, for instance, the interconnection of projects using the platform with connected objects, such as the Apple Watch.
    • The new Jahia Studio accelerates development even more: solutions builders can now, for instance, save time by duplicating modules or control dependencies and downloaded sources more tightly.
  • Peace of mind for architects and administrators:
    • Digital Experience Manager now supports Java 8, IBM Websphere 8.5 and JBoss Application Server 7.x and provides the additional flexibility to externalize data and configurations.
    • User and Groups service redesign: administrators will now seamlessly manage their preferred authentication providers through a dedicated administration panel, further unifying the Jahia user experience across all products and services and for all audiences.
    • Additional enhancements for architects and administrators include new multi-tenancy administration capabilities as well as Jahia instances chaining capabilities, allowing administrators of large Jahia deployments to orchestrate any type of instances (Digital Experience Manager, Workspace Factory, Portal Factory, etc.).

Digital Experience Manager 7.1 is Jahia’s fastest and most powerful platform yet, and it operates current and future Jahia products:

  • Workspace Factory: the document sharing solution that delights marketing teams. It is a hybrid application featuring document sharing, collaboration and social communities.
  • Portal Factory: the best way to unite content and business applications together, whether they are internal or external data and apps.
  • Commerce Factory: the dream solution for e-merchants. Bringing together the content management and portal features from Digital Experience Manager and Portal Factory, Commerce Factory embeds Mogobiz - the open source ecommerce framework from Jahia’s strategic partner, eBizNext. Availability: Fall 2015.
  • Marketing Factory: Jahia’s new comprehensive digital marketing and personalization platform designed to simplify the management and reporting of the entire customer lifecycle. Availability: Fall 2015.