Brief D7 Road Map

I recently saw this brief road map for Documentum 7 capabilities and thought I’d pass it on.

2016 Q4 – “Bedrock” release of Documentum Content Server and clients:

  • Portable Containers via Docker (Very cool and briefly demo’ed at EMC World 2015.)
  • Stateless Documentum
  • Unattended Installers (no UI)
  • Customization preservation across upgrades (Not sure on the details here but I suspect this addresses past upgrade issues with xCP and D2 customizations.)
  • Distributed authentication (SAML — at last!)
  • Segregated security roles
  • CentOS and PostgreSQL database support (Official now, not just on the Developer Edition.)
  • REST for Value Office Solutions
  • CMIS 1.1 support

This and a whole lot more can be found in the Technical Tuesdays Webcast series.

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IIG/Documentum Road Map – Q4 2014 Update

I had the opportunity to attend the Q4 EMC IIG Business Partner Webcast today.  Among other things that were discussed were IIG’s top priorities for 2015 and a brief product road map.  Here are IIG’s stated priorities for 2015:

  • Value Office Solutions
  • Syncplicity
  • InfoArchive
  • Captiva and ApplicationXtender
  • Documentum UI Refresh
  • Managed Services

And here is the product road map:

Q1-2015

  • Documentum 7.2 (Update)
    • Security updates/improvements
    • Migration and consolidation best practices
    • JBoss and Oracle updates and new certifications
    • EMC WORM integrations
  • InfoArchive (“Athena”)
    • Extended compliance and security support (enhanced retention policies and encryption)
    • Search enhancements (UI, Boolean operators, sort and filter)
    • Archive enhancements (performance enhancements, reports, audit enhancements)
  • xCP (“Fire Rainbow”)
    • Solution building platform (64-bit xCP Designer, improved developer experience, improved deployment)
    • Performance improvements
    • Drag & Drop capability from within Outlook to xCP application

Q2-2015

  • Captiva (“Lithium”)
    • Embedded real-time recognition (document classification and extraction in mobile apps)
    • NextGen advanced recognition (improvements to Recognition Designer)
    • Captiva Capture improvements (performance enhancements, 64-bit binaries, usability improvements for Desktop and Designer)
  • D2 (“Hawk”)
    • Productivity (multi-document workflows, performance enhancements using D2-BOCS, right-to-left language support)
    • Information integrity (SSO support, multi-repository support, Syncplicity Connector 1.1)
    • Agility (default user configurations)
  • D2 Advanced Publishing
    • Advanced content management and publishing

Q3-2015

  • ApplicationXtender (“Oak”)
    • Usability (new cross-platform UI, additional browser support)
    • Extensibility (new REST API)
    • Productivity (batch capabilities, recycle bin)
  • xCP (“Moonbow”) – Proposed
    • Solution building platform (collaboration support, advanced case management, run-time configurations, responsive design, sample applications)
    • Improved content management and cross-product integrations (enhanced CM functions, deeper integration with Captiva, RPS, and Syncplicity)

Q4-2015

  • xPression “Aria” (Update)
    • Streamlined template design
    • 508-compliant outputs
    • Admin improvements
    • Tracking capabilities

Q1-2016

  • Documentum “Bedrock” (Update)
    • Simplified deployments to data centers
    • Seamless external/remote user access
    • Unified workflows for global data centers

Comments

  • No version numbers were mentioned, only release code names.
  • I was hoping to here that there would be additional integration effort between D2 and xCP.
  • No mention of any updates to the Content Server or other core components (e.g., DA).
  • No mention of the DA/Webtop update (v6.8) originally scheduled for Q4 2014.  Still hope for this one. (UPDATE:  It’s out!)
  • In general, releases have slipped a quarter (or two).
  • Updates based upon road map discussed at EMC Federal Users’ Group Meeting, Dec 11, 2014)

Previous Road Maps:  2013-2014, 2014

Documentum Road Map 2014

Here is a brief road map of coming releases and features I was able to assemble from various blogs and Tweets from EMC World / Momentum 2014.

Documentum SharePoint Connector

  • Q1 2015 – v7.1 SP1
  • Q4 2015 – collaboration, linking, federated search along with ties to xCP, D2

xCP

  • Q1 2014 (past) – v2.1
  • Q3 2015 – collaboration, some case management, mobile support along with deeper RPS integration

xPression

  • Q3 2014 – v4.5 SP1: fill-able PDFs, normalized HTML
  • Q4 2015 –  “Aria”: UI enhancements, sysadmin enhancements

D2

  • Q1 2014 (past) – v4.2
  • Q4 2014 – performance improvements, admin enhancements
  • Q1 2015 – D2 Advanced Publishing: support for publishing and virtual document enhancements

Webtop

  • Q4 2014 – v6.8?: new platform/browser certifications

Content Server

  • Curiously missing from the discussion…
  • Other than NGIS will be EMC’s (with Pivital) first APaaS later this year.  I need to hear more about this. On the surface, it sounds like EMC | Documentum will be leaving a lot of customers behind.

If you have any additions or corrections please suggest them. Instead of one big “road map” session at Momentum this year, each product announced its own road map. Therefore, I am relying on attendees’ notes from each product session to assemble this road map.

Documentum 2013-2014 Product Roadmap

Here are some notes I quickly jotted down during several of the sessions this past  week at DevCon 2013 regarding Documentum’s future releases. Much of this information went by very quickly, and some of it was included in sessions that I did not attend.  Therefore, I will probably revised/amend it in the coming weeks as I have a chance to review the material from those missed sessions.

4Q2013

  • Documentum v7.1 stack
    • New platform certifications:
      • Windows Server 2012/SQL Server 2012
      • Windows Server 2012/Oracle 11g R2
      • RHEL 6.x 64bit/Oracle 11g R2
      • Solaris 11 (SPARC)/Oracle 11g R2
      • AIX 7.1 TL2/DB2 Enterprise 9.7 FP7
      • Pretty close to what was expected, with the exception of SUSE Linux
    • xMS1.1
    • continued backward compatibility with D6.7 SP2,
      xPlore 1.4?
    • Composer update for use with D7.1
  • D2 v4.2
    • bulk imports
    • improved content creation wizard
    • recycle bin
    • term hit highlighting
    • dynamic views
    • less clicking
    • context-sensitive widgets

1Q2014

  •  xCP v2.1
    •  type adoption
    • reverse interop (DFC change) allows classic clients to use xCP types
    • SSO
    • section 508 compliance
    • REST API
    • event bus
    • process debugging
    • better ECM features
  • IRM v5.3
  • Captiva v7.1
    • mobile capture toolkit (enables construction of capture apps on mobile devices)
    • dual monitor support
    • new platform certifications
    • allow multiple developers to work on same CaptureFlow project (not a CMS)
  • Records Manager certification on D7

2Q2014

  •  Webtop v6.8
    • no new features
    • continued bug fixes and compatibility with D7.1
    • extends service life to 2020
    • more discussion here

1H2014

  • D7.1 Developer Editions (mobile, xCP, D2) using Linux/Postgres.  Others’ thoughts on this here.
  • IRM services for D7.1
  • EMC Documentum SaaS environment.  Others’ thoughts on this here.

2H2014

  • Captiva D2 and xCP widgets?
  • MyDocumentum for Exchange v6.8?

Of course, all of this material was presented with the expected caveat of “you can’t hold responsible for any of this information.”

Previous product road maps:  2012, 2011

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