Canto Cumulus 7.6.1 is available for immediate download, Canto announced today. Many improvements and fixes will be clearly apparent to users and administrators, while other updates were seeded to ease the transition to the advanced architecture updates coming in the company’s next major product release, Cumulus 8.
In all, more than 130 additions, changes and fixes were logged for the update, which Canto recommends for all Cumulus customers.
Most notable among the product’s new capabilities is the ability for Cumulus to send automated email notifications when category assignments are made or changed. This enables organizations who use Cumulus categories for project management (in addition to digital asset management) to keep selected employees up to date as assets move through their development pipelines.
Enhanced metadata support is now available for Microsoft Visio. When Visio files are cataloged, their entire text contents can be extracted and saved as searchable metadata by Cumulus.
InDesign CS4 is now supported by the powerful Cumulus InDesign plug-in, which ships with all Cumulus servers.
Also newly supported is the Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM), a specification of the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative made available by the Office of the United States Secretary of Defense.
In addition, substantial improvements were made to the Cumulus Web clients, finetuning their usability, and bringing them closer in line with advanced features offered in the Cumulus Mac- and Windows-native software clients.
Cumulus 7.6.1 is the company’s final scheduled Cumulus product line update before the release of Cumulus 8, expected later this year.
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