Highlights of the 21.07 Release
WebCenter 21.07 is a major release of the WebCenter including new and much improved functionality in the following areas:
A new Structured Content Management module was added to manage longer, more complex content streams as used in e.g. leaflets and IFU (Instruction for Use) documents. As is the case for the Packaging Content Management module, focus is on the content creation/reuse and approval process with unique functionality for impact analysis across all documents in the system. Based on the DITA industry standard and a best-in-class web content editor, the WebCenter Structured Content solution offers great author usability and support for most relevant output formats like MS Word, PDF, and Adobe InDesign.
The WebCenter Dashboard framework has been strengthened significantly to allow building an optimal user experience for a large part of the WebCenter users. In addition to many new layout and styling options, the form functionality has been made significantly more powerful in this version.
The managed file storage layer in WebCenter has been overhauled to support Amazon S3 storage, and flexible assignment of storage to different storage types.
WebCenter’s Packaging Content Management module comes with many new features like auto-translation and support for pre-formatted text.
As for most versions of WebCenter, a significant effort was put into performance and scalability of the solution. Optimizations are made both to the frontend (load time) and backend (processing time).
WebCenter 21.07 comes with a new, much extended version of the WebCenter Task Plugin for Adobe Creative Cloud applications (InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop). With this version, embedded content pieces (image, symbols, and text) integrate seamlessly with WebCenter’s content management functionality.