Do you use WebCenter Interaction Wikis or Blogs?

Those of us who go way back with Plumtree remember PEP (Pages, Ensemble, Pathways), which were pretty much futile attempts to break into more “modern” technologies like Blogs, Wikis, RSS, and other buzzword-worthy tech after “The Portal” had been conquered. It didn’t go well, but we won’t dwell on that. We all make mistakes.

I had planned on doing a review of WebCenter Interaction Collaboration Server in Neo, a.k.a. 10gR4. But honestly, there’s not much you need to know, and most of you have moved on anyway. There is now some UCM integration (which, of course, is already re-branded) and what looks like some Excel functionality that honestly I haven’t even looked at but probably fixes some issues with the late-90’s era Excel Portlet.

Oh, and it looks like they re-signed those WebEdit and Upload controls:
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But what frankly came off as almost insulting was the “Blog” and “Wiki” functionality that’s now included. I’ll just drop two hints: Atlassian Confluence and WordPress. Don’t waste your time with Collab.

For the morbidly curious, I’ve included some screen shots after the break.

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One Response to “Do you use WebCenter Interaction Wikis or Blogs?”

  1. Mr. V says:

    The Wiki and Blog are a little light (very light).

    Also when placed on a community page they show the Blog Explorer. Setting it to a specific blog does not seem possible.
    But it is something new…..

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