By askc on Jul 31, 2007
Portal Server 7.1 Update 1 is a maintenance release addressing major
bug fixes from the previous releases along with some significant new
features and enhancements. In particular, this release addresses some of the gaps
specifically around community functionality. The new feature set
includes the ability to create private communities, allowing cross community search and management of communities via admin console. Other notable features include the AJAX portal container and the ability to create blogs.
For Solaris and Linux platforms, the release is available both in the form of an upgrade (via patches) and as a fresh install.
For Windows platform, we have taken a simple approach and are making this release available only in the form of a pre-configured install, without an upgrade option. The main reason for taking this approach is that the earlier release of Portal Server 7.1 on Windows (part of Java Enterprise System 5 bundle) was somewhat difficult to install and required quite a few workarounds to configure the product.
release simplifies the install experience and speeds up the evaluation
and development process. It is highly recommended that the Windows
release should mainly be used for development and evaluation
The Portal Server 7.1 Update 1 release is available for download at this location.
Also note that the Java Application Platform SDK streamlines enterprise application development and improves developer productivity. A new version, Update 3 Preview 2, is now available for download. In this release the Portlet Container has been updated from the earlier 1.0 beta version to 1.0 FCS.