With a slight Vegas headache, squeezed into the Documentum Family Roadmap session this morning. This post will present the details.
Similar to other sessions, the overall family roadmap began with
Customizable/Composable (is this a word?)
- Process Centric – Documentum xCP
- Content Centric – Webtop
Aaron emphasized that Webtop is not dead, not going anywhere and IIG will continue to support it but D2 and XCP are the targeted future platforms.
A question came up from the audience about “Why didn’t you buy Cara instead of C6?” Aaron stated that the configuration of D2 differentiated it from any other product. The ability to have configuration drive front-end changes can significantly improve upgrades and overall return on investment.
Fixed Release Cadence
One great point that Aaron brought up was that IIG is moving to a more fixed release cadence for products. One nice overall theme of all the roadmap sessions was that the times for release were more consistent (6 months out) and the maturity of the releases (through the demonstrations) were further along than roadmap presentations last year. We have a great deal of confidence that the three major items xCP 2.0 (Q3 2012), D2 4.0 (Q4 2012) and D7 (Q4 2012) should be completed on or near the proposed dates.
Aaron mentioned that they would have more of a cadence in releasing and upgrade on time. Engineering might have to make compromises in regards to functionality to make release dates but would clearly communicate these updates.
D2 4.0 – Q3 2012 – See D2 Presentations for additional information
Documentum Mobile 1.2 – Q3 2012 (still free) – will include IRM for Protected Documents
My Documentum for Desktop – 6.7.1 – Available Now
MyDocumentum for Outlook 6.7.1 Q4 2012 – Moving away from proprietary format – see related post
xCP 2.0 – Q4 2012 Documentum 7 – Q4 2012 – Lots of good information shared on session pooling and other performance improvements.
D6.5 – Released 7/08 – 8/12 enters extended support – 8/14 End of Life
D6.6 – Released 6/10 – 6/14 enters extended support
D6.7 – Released 4/11
D7.0 – Targeted Released Q4/12
Very consistent with other information presented in break-out sessions.