RobertoAraujo1
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Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

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Welcome to this EMC Support Community Ask the Expert conversation. This session will cover the recently released Documentum D2 4.2. D2 offers a highly intuitive and personalizable user experience that can accommodate individual preferences and working styles of different users while assuring compliance with organizational policies and standards. Documentum D2 takes the complexity out of ECM with a powerful configuration framework for creating purpose-built content solutions without the need to develop time-consuming customizations.


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profile-image-display.jspa?imageID=3382&size=350Goran Stepic is an IIG Technical Product Manager at EMC working on Technical Field Enablement (Documentum D2). His background is in Hotel management and Fast Food industry. In mid 1990's and early 2000's he was involved with various IT projects (Hotel and Fast Food Industry Front and Back Office Systems, eGovernment projects) and worked in various positions (Administrator, 3rd Level support, Software Tester, Implementation Specialist, Certified IT Project Manager). In 2007 he joined EMC as System Engineer in PreSales covering the region of Austria and Eastern Europe.
profile-image-display.jspa?imageID=6864&size=350Julien Fontaine have been working with EMC Documentum for more than 10 years. He is known as an expert on his main activity, which is LifeSciences and E&U. His main domains are Documentum Content Server and EMC Documentum D2.Julien has also been part of EMC Elect ever since the program was created.


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RobertoAraujo1
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Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

This discussion is now open for questions. We look forward to a lively and informative event.

Best regards,

Roberto

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jeremyprioux
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Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

Hello experts,

From your point of view and experiences, what are the main features missing to D2 4.2 in order to have parity with 3.1 version ? What workarounds on 4.2 can we offer to 3.1 users for these features ?

Thank you !

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Elliott5
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Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

When will D2 support Siteminder for SSO?

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aldago-zF7Lc
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Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

How is the development in this version? Is plugin development well-documented and with a "stable" API available? Although D2 is a configure-only concept client, do you plan to keep improving the development possibilities?

Are workflows integrated with BPM/xCP engine or it still uses it's own engine? any plans (I think I've read before D2 would be converging with xCP2) to unify the workflow engine?

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go4run
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Re: Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

Q:":When will D2 support Siteminder for SSO?"

Hi Elliott,

D2 4.x support Kerberos and SiteMinder supports Kerboros too. In *theory* it should work because SiteMinder is just another IdP, and D2 4.x Kerberos authentication should be able to talk to SiteMinder as an IdP, but we have never tested that confguration.

If you have a business case / opportunity, please reach out to your EMC IIG representative so that we can understand and discuss the requirements in detail.

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go4run
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Re: Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

Hi Alvaro,

Q: "How is the development in this version? Is plugin development well-documented and with a "stable" API available? Although D2 is a configure-only concept client, do you plan to keep improving the development possibilities?"
A: D2 4.x is a major architecture change, delivering browser independence, a modern widget-based user interface, and enhanced extensibility. The D2 4.x architecture also allows customers and partners to tailor the solutions to their respective needs and requirements and to implement the functions they need.  Please refer to the D2 4.2 Developers Guide for an overview of the architecture and extensibility options.

Q:"Are workflows integrated with BPM/xCP engine or it still uses it's own engine? any plans (I think I've read before D2 would be converging with xCP2) to unify the workflow engine?"

A: You can use the BPM/xCP Engine to configure the workflows in the D2, see D2 4.2 Release Note, page 18. We are permanent investigating the future area or opportunities. If you have a business case / opportunity, please reach out to your EMC IIG representative so that we can understand and discuss the requirements in detail.

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Julien_Fontaine
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Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

jeremyprioux For me the main features (still) missing in D2 4.x are the VD management. In the last release, you have more functionalities but no all the functionalities available in D2 3.X.

For example D2 Advanced Publishing proposes much less features than the former P2 (Publishing Tools).

And what's your thought about this missing features ?

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plasher
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Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

Hello,

I have gathered a few questions with the help of some colleagues:

  1. What is the best way to automatically trigger a Workflow or a Lifecycle on a folder, when that folder is created via Auto Linking.  (Is it even possible without writing a job?)
  2. Is it possible to send an e-mail with multiple attachments from D2 Client?  Is it possible to automatically send an e-mail with multiple attachments?  For example: When a lifecycle on a folder changes states, a notification e-mail can be triggered.  Can that notification email also include multiple attachments?
  3. Can you give a couple of examples of when the "External Task" tab for a manual workflow activity would be used?  Documentation is unclear.

Thank you!

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Elliott5
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Re: Re: Re: Ask the Expert: EMC Announced Documentum D2 4.2

Hi Goran,

This is what I've been told: "Per Product Management, support for Siteminder SSO has not been prioritized at this time."  When will the decisions be made about what goes into the next release?

Thanks

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