Today marks the first day of Liferay's West Coast Symposium and CMS Critic was in attendance to cover this event.
There was definitely a large turnout with a crowd of approximately 250 or so in attendance. The attendees ranged from Liferay staff and community members to partners and customers and there was a lot of buzz in the air about the new release.
At 9:00 am, Liferay's Chief Marketing Officer, Paul Hinz took to the stage to begin the introduction of Liferay 6EE.
Some of the highlights from his talk:
One of the most interesting announcements was the new First year Free offer that Liferay is extending to these customers who are facing end of feature life and are stuck on an aging platform. What they are offering is these customers can get Liferay for free for one year to help them migrate their existing infrastructure from these stagnant solutions to Liferay without having to pay licensing fees for both their existing solution and for Liferay.
This is a very interesting and, in my opinion, brilliant strategy that Liferay has taken on. Existing customers who are in this position are going to be very hard pressed to find any other solution that is providing this kind of offer.
To hear more of Paul's talk, you can download the audio recording which we've made available at the bottom of this article.
After Paul came Liferay CEO, Bryan Cheung to discuss the improvements that the new release brings to the table.
Some of Bryan's key points included:
Want to learn more? We have made our entire recording available for your enjoyment here: Liferay Announcement.
You can also visit Liferay on the web at http://www.liferay.com