A Closer Look at WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8

Today’s guest post is from Ashish Agrawal, Senior Director of Product Management for Oracle WebCenter Portal.

WebCenter Portal 11.1.1.8 is now available!  In this release, WebCenter Portal introduces key enhancement for managing and delivering multi-channel portal experiences.  Here are some of the highlights of the release:

Portal Builder: Browser-based Tools

This release focused on optimizing the browser-based tools to make it faster and easier for non-technical users to create and manage the portal experience.  The key themes in these enhancements are intuitiveness and efficiency.  Examples include:

  • Streamlined interface to manage all portals and portal assets.
  • Quickly create new portals based on templates.
  • Quickly add pages and manage navigation structure when creating a new portal. 
  • Drag and drop components onto page from the resource catalog.
  • Save the resulting portal as a portal template.  

Multi-Channel Portal Experiences

The rapid growth of smart device usage has made managing the mobile web experience a key requirement for portal projects.  In this release, WebCenter Portal adds easy-to-use tools which allow for creation and management of tailored experiences for target client devices (smartphones, tablets, kiosks, etc.).  Some key features include seeded profiles for the most common devices such as iPad®, iPhone®, Samsung Galaxy S®, etc.  Ability for knowledge workers to create tailored experiences leveraging techniques such as adaptive/responsive design, variant pages and preview/emulate the experience within the browser.

Performance

This release has a number of performance gains including improved response time for initial page request, responsiveness of Portal Builder and increased transactions per second for server performance.

Other Features

This release contains a number of other features such as impersonation, faceted search, page performance analyzer, portal metrics for Enterprise Manager and a host of other features.

For additional details of this release, please refer to the Oracle WebCenter 11.1.1.8 documentation.

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