It's only appropriate for there to be an entirely new look for a pair of new products, no?
As I stated at the Liferay European Symposium, Liferay is evolving. We've grown a lot from the small, open source, startup company that we once were years ago. We've forged ahead full steam, brought on a lot of great people, and here we are today: the leading open source portal.
This refresh represents our next big step forward for this company. If you haven't read about them yet on our new site, let me be the first to inform you that we will have two new offerings going forward: Liferay Portal Enterprise Edition (EE) and Liferay Social Office. Why did I say two and not three? Reason being, the Liferay Portal that you all have grown to love is simply being rebranded as Liferay Portal Standard Edition (SE). The emphasis being: we will not be adding or taking anything away from our Liferay Portal SE. The same great product that many of you have been using under the MIT Open Source License will still be offered as Liferay Portal SE now.
So what will Liferay Portal EE provide? Exactly what its name implies: Enterprise viability. There are many companies looking to use Liferay that require that our portal be stable, hardened, and continually supported. Liferay Portal EE is our answer to those requests. With the purchase of an Enterprise Subscription and Support contract, you join our Customer Network. Meaning, not only do we push updates to you based on issues that are found by our community, but also based on issues that are found by our customers that are much like you.
As for Liferay Social Office, this is our own implementation of our core product Liferay Portal that acts as a social collaborative tool for the enterprise. We took the expert knowledge of our core product, and threaded the seams together to make another great out-of-the-box solution for enterprises to use.
Last of all, I wanted to thank our team (Brian Miller, Bryan Cheung, Alice Cheng, Nate Cavanaugh, Ryan Park, and others) for getting this new site up and running. They put in a lot of hours in order to transform a disjunct collection of ideas into this cohesive website.
Expect a lot more from this company soon.
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