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Enabling users to create social-, content-, and customer-centric sites, OpenText Portal v8.1.1 includes activity feed, navigation, and federated search portlets that let users mashup content from MS SharePoint, OpenText ECM Suite, and other sources into one flexible and personalized interface. Functionality gives corporate users means to navigate across applications as well as create and manage folders and documents while staying in context of personalized workspace.

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OpenText Delivers New Content Management Portlets

New Release of OpenText Portal Offers Support for Content Aggregation across Content Server, Microsoft SharePoint, Social-centric and Customer-centric Web sites

WATERLOO, ON - OpenText Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC) today announced portal solutions that enable customers to create best in class social-, content- and customer-centric sites. The new OpenText Portal software includes a set of powerful portlets that allow users to easily mashup content from Microsoft SharePoint, OpenText ECM Suite and many other sources into a single, highly flexible and personalized interface, for intranet, extranet, or customer-facing websites.

With social networking tools shifting the way users want to consume information, OpenText Portal (formerly Vignette Portal) gives corporate users a way to easily navigate across applications, create and manage folders and documents while staying in context of their personalized workspace. OpenText Portal provides powerful, yet simple interactive views of people and content that help information workers become more productive.

"Combining complementary technologies from OpenText and Microsoft provides the ability for our customers to create composite mash-up applications and views based on a blend of SharePoint 2010 and OpenText content," said Kim Akers, General Manager for Global Partners at Microsoft Corp. "The result is increased user productivity, by contextually delivering content from multiple silos into a single source."

The OpenText Portal plays an important role in the OpenText ECM Suite by providing a richer, more interactive presentation layer, connecting disparate systems and enabling organizations to take advantage of their existing investments. The offering includes several new portlets -- web components that can be aggregated in the context of a composite page - that enable information workers to more easily locate, leverage, and collaborate around information.

The portlets for OpenText Content Server, the core content management server within the ECM Suite, include an activity feed portlet, a navigation portlet as well as a federated search portlet:

-- The activity feed portlet helps connect the global enterprise by providing access to the unique, social collaboration tools offered by OpenText Pulse. By streaming work status, updates and notifications - similar to the popular Facebook social networking site - employees can keep up to date on the activities of their colleagues, identify expertise throughout the organization, and collaborate around concepts and content. Any phase changes, bottlenecks, timeline changes, and other project statuses can be easily relayed to others.

-- The navigation portlet for Content Server provides information workers with a tailored, snapshot view of content they are working on, a personalized workspace that spans various repositories, or any other document centric activity they may be involved with. This simplifies content access, streamlines "time to locate" critical or often used documents, and eliminates the need to search and work across various instances of Content Server.

-- The federated search portlet provides the ability for users to submit basic or advanced searches across multiple Content Server instances file systems, databases and custom application to federate search results into a single customizable view.

Portlets for Microsoft SharePoint include navigation portlets as well as federated search portlets:

-- The navigation portlet provides the ability for users to navigate one or more SharePoint instances and complete the most common document management tasks like View, Edit Properties, check in, check out, and approve. It provides the ability to configure filters and view across lists, sites and site collections for a more engaging content-centric portal site.

-- The federated search portlet for SharePoint provides the ability for users to submit basic or advanced searches across multiple SharePoint instances, Content Server instances, file systems, databases and custom applications to federate search results into a single customizable view.

"The release of these new portlets highlights OpenText's ability to deliver content-centric sites through powerful content aggregation and to give users instant access to critical business applications, processes, and information," said Lubor Ptacek, Vice President of Product Marketing, OpenText. "OpenText Portal provides a highly scalable and efficient means of aggregating content and applications for use across a variety of initiatives inside and outside the firewall."

The new portlets are available to customers now as part of OpenText Portal 8.1.1. Go here for more information.

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About OpenText

OpenText, a global ECM leader, helps organizations manage and gain the true value of their business content. OpenText brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts(TM) to help organizations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit

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