Liferay Announces Liferay Portal 6.2 at North America Event

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Mobile-ready offering of leading enterprise platform adds key enhancements for flexible, engaging web experiences.

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Liferay Portal 6.2 is a modern, intuitive platform designed to help enterprises understand and reach their customers across mobile, web, and live contexts.

Liferay, Inc., provider of the world's leading enterprise-class open source portal, today revealed Liferay Portal 6.2, a more refined, mobile-ready version of the company’s flagship product. The new version helps enterprises execute their engagement strategy across channels and audiences by making it easy to create mobile-responsive websites that connect with users across every stage of the relationship lifecycle.

The announcement was made today at Liferay Symposium North America in San Francisco, where attendees are getting the first opportunity to experience Liferay Portal 6.2 with live demos on the floor and sessions tailored to highlighting key uses of new features. The new version will be available as part of the Liferay Portal Enterprise Subscription.

“Today’s enterprises need to interact with their customers, partners, and employees through compelling, seamless experiences across several channels,” said Bryan Cheung, CEO of Liferay. “Liferay Portal 6.2 is a modern, intuitive platform designed to help enterprises understand and reach their customers across mobile, web, and live contexts.”

A key focus of the new release is supporting mobile websites and apps. Websites and content created with Liferay Portal 6.2 automatically display correctly on mobile devices, and site administrators can define rules to handle specific devices and families differently. Liferay also provides mobile device previews right from the interface so users can quickly see how pages look on smaller screens. Finally, a new Mobile App Software Developer Kit (SDK), currently in the works for 6.2, will help developers build custom native apps that incorporate Liferay Portal functionality such as collaboration applications or integrated back end systems.

Major highlights in the new Liferay Portal 6.2 include:

New Mobile Engagement Features – Mobile readiness out of the box with responsive layouts, one-click mobile previews, mobile device rules, and a Mobile App SDK.

Improved Web Experience Management – Site Hierarchies for managing content and users across multiple sites; Application Display Templates, which allow developers to quickly customize the look and feel of applications; improved multi-language support for content, URLs, and applications.

Entirely Updated Modern User Interface – Twitter® Bootstrap-based theming for a slick, vibrant look and feel with instant access to the Bootstrap theme library; new Control Panel theme with streamlined site administration.

Portal Resiliency, Modularity and Security – Increased platform stability through portlet sandboxing for isolation of individual portlet components from the portal; greater modularity in Liferay Portal architecture with ability to manage multiple versions of libraries, share libraries across multiple plugins, and upgrade and rollback portlets from version to version.

Liferay Portal 6.2 will be available to the public in Q4 2013. For more information about the latest version of Liferay’s award-winning technology, visit http://www.liferay.com/announcing_6_2 or contact sales(at)liferay(dot)com.

For more information about Liferay, please visit http://www.liferay.com.

About Liferay
Liferay, Inc. is a leading provider of enterprise open source portal and collaboration software products, servicing Fortune 500 companies worldwide. Clients include Allianz, BASF, Cisco Systems, Lufthansa Flight Training, Rolex SA, Siemens AG, Société Générale, The French Ministry of Defense, Toyota and the United Nations. Liferay offers Enterprise Edition subscriptions, which provide access to emergency fixes, software updates, 24/7 support SLAs, and subscription-only features. Liferay also offers professional services and training to ensure successful deployments for its customers.

Liferay, Liferay Portal, and the Liferay logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Liferay, Inc., in the United States and other countries.

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