iServer Project 2.0

Developer: MLstate

Current Version: 1.2

Last Updated: 4 years ago

Download Size: 6.7 MB - Download

Description:

iServer Project 2.0 runs an all-in-one collaborative web portal on your machine so that you can work online and spread the word about your project. It is a unique software designed for everyone. A simple On/Off switch launches iServer on your machine, offering a fully featured Web 2.0 portal, operational in a flash. Setting up a web portal has never been so easy.

*** PERFECTLY SUITED FOR THE MAC MINI (ANY VERSION) AND OTHER MACS ***
*** RUNS ON REGULAR MAC OS X, NO MAC OS X SERVER IS NEEDED ***

iServer Project 2.0 allows up to 5 users to collaborate on a project:
- Set up a public web server for the project, including a blog, twitter feeds integration and more.
- Set up an intranet with up to 5 groups, which will allow the project members to share files, information using internal blogs, wikis and more.
- Build a structured information base, that you can query using a fast search engine.

The iServer softwares Project 2.0 and Enterprise 2.0 provide CMS solutions with an integrated intranet / extranet, a social network and a large range of communication and collaborative Web 2.0 tools. With iServer, you can create groups incorporating medias such as blogs, forums, wikis, calendars. A group can be private or public, enabling a very simple configuration of the access rights. These groups also allow file and calendar sharing. If wished, a user’s personal calendar can be automatically updated with the events of the groups joined.

iServer rests on a unique technology allowing the creation of fully integrated web applications, and not a mash-up of software layers. As a result, iServer is blazingly fast and secure.

The quality and the innovation of MLstate’s products is the result of important R&D efforts which have been recognized by several institutions, of which, the French Ministry of Research (2008 IT contest) and the French Ministry of Economy (2009 “Call for project Web 2.0”).
Since 2010, MLstate is a member of the W3C.

If only for the website functionality, this is the best server money can buy: It is way faster than open source alternatives, and much simpler to install and administer.

*** iServer characteristics ***
Excellent UX (Ex: a simple On/Off switch to launch the server)
Security
Simplicity
Speed
Quality

*** Major iServer features ***
Website (CMS)
Intranet
Extranet
Social network
Blogs, forums & wikis
Interactive calendars

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Release Notes:

= New Features =

Simplified the user interface of the main application
Removed the site-page /admin.login, replaced by user management inside the application
Created new statistics concerning the activation of inscriptions
Added an option to follow the topic that is being created
Added a button to reset site logo
Closing a discussion now can raise an event
Users added by an administrator using "multiple subscriptions" are now automatically activated when the option "Registrations must be approved by administrators" is checked.
The html tag <formatted> is now accepted in user html

= Improvements and bug fixes =

Updated default CSS
Changed welcome screen (for new database)
Better support for JPEG images
Better menu navigation
Better handling of user sessions and cookies
Removed Profile menu
Improved the behaviour and fixed various bugs of the Rich Text Editor
Improved the presentation of search results for tagged events
Improved indexation for People, Forums, Topics, Wikis
Improved the management of browser's back and forward buttons
Improved the default design of the website
Improved dates for future events
Improved message in dashboard for "no comment"
Improved compatibility with IE7/8
Improved live statistics for connected users
Improved various texts in the web interface
Improved character encoding in mail notifications
Improved the wiki interface
Improved the process for user subscriptions
Fixed a bug concerning some titles containing special characters
Fixed the preview display of wikis
Fixed the thumbnails associated to image files
Fixed a bug concerning the versioning of files
Fixed a bug concerning the upload of users' pictures by an admin
Fixed a bug concerning the edition of forums by administrators
Fixed several minor bugs
Minor language fix

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.2
Review by C. Hackett

Great Application, Poor Translation, Weird Pricing - I've tried all of the CMS systems out there - Joomla, Wordpress, Drupal - and this one is by far the simplest. You download it, you hit run, and it works. There's no database to manage (like MySQL), and it's extremely simple to backup and move (just copy the folder somewhere else). You get so much for even just the 5 user install that this app allows - 5 hosted blogs, forums, a wiki, and a website. I've spent years trying to hack wordpress into just that, and it's always unstable. iServer pulls it off. I did a little research on these guys, and they're a bunch of PhD frenchies that won a few contests over the pond, which is awesome. Unfortunately, whoever they hired to do North American localization is terrible. For instance, instead of "Upload" the applications says "Send". Who am I sending this to? The server? Portions of the linking menu in the Wysiwyg editor are in french, and there's little mistranslations all over the application. There's just Engrish all over. That being said, I am giving this App 5 stars, which should show you how much I like it. On another note, their server solution with unlimitted users is ludicrously prices ($1000) and their Linux server is similarly priced at the level of insanity. MLState, if you're reading this, you can't compete in the world of free CMS applications, even if yours is more stable and easier to use, when you price your software so astronomically high. Even trying to pitch the unlimitted server at $90 is tough sell. Look in the App store, the official Apple server app is only $50, yours is $1000!

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