My summary after watching a webinar on the new DM 5.3
Total rebrand from Hummingbird to OpenText
Compatibility with Office 2010 (32-bit version – 64-bit compatibility later this year)
Compatibility with Windows 7 32 and 64-bit versions. Still backward compatible with Windows XP Prof.
Compatibility with Windows 2008 R2
Requires upgrade of SQL backend to at least SQL 2005
DM software itself is still 32-bit.
Install uses MSI now
Compatible with Adobe 8.x and 9.x and later using DM Interceptor
Integration with Office 2010 using VSTO (visual studio tools for office). Not COM or ODMA..but still compatible with these technologies.
Support for multiple formats so that Word can be associated with DOCX, DOC, or RTF, etc. So the user can simple choose Save As and in the DM profile form, select the format they want this document to be in.
Integration with Office 2007 supported using COM and adds the multiple format support
Integration with Office 2003 supported but limited.
A DM 126.96.36.199+ can be upgraded to DM 5.3.
A DM 5.3 server can communicate with clients running DM Extensions 188.8.131.52 and DM Ext. 5.2.1
Communication between server and client now can use Windows Communication Foundation (WCF). Can using Microsofts WCF logging facility to troubleshoot communication problems. It allows for greater flexibility:
wsHTTP – 256-bit encryption, single port (80), easily goes through firewall.
NetTCP – 128-bit encryption, 50% faster than wsHTTP, single port (808), easily goes through firewall.
DCOM – no encryption, 20% faster than NetTCP, needs < 20 ms ping response time, NOT easily goes through firewalls…recommended to be used for internal systems.
For organizations with different physical locations there are three main topologies available:
Distributed Architecture – each site has own library, where users mainly access local library but have full capability to access remote
Centralized Architecture – all libraries at a central site, WAN accelerators between sites to help remote sites. Due to latency many firms opt for virtual desktops like Terminal or Citrix servers.
Hybrid Architecture – Centralized, but do to high latency, Add local DM servers that connect to centralized DM servers and/or DM Content Cache servers.
Shelley Johnson says
Is there a troubleshooting manual or a “known bugs” list with solutions that might be available to assist on a Hummingbird Help desk once 5.3 has been implemented?
There is on OpenText’s website. If you have an account/maintenance with them, you should be able to get a logon to their site that gives you access to their knowledge base and patches. In the patches section there is a readme next to each patch that will have the known issues and such. You can also download all their manuals electronically and in their Champion Toolbox section they have Best Practices type documents to download.
Christian Metcalfe says
Since when is available the version of DM 5.3?
Over a year now