Hannon Hill Releases Cascade Server 6.10 with Social Media & Velocity Enhancements

ATLANTA, GA - October 6, 2011 -- Hannon Hill Corporation has released a new version of the company's enterprise content management system Cascade Server 6.10, the premier CMS for higher education.

Cascade Server 6.10 introduces several new major features and improvements with a particular emphasis on upgrading Cascade Server’s support of Velocity, a template engine that is both easy to learn and very efficient. Included in 6.10 is an upgrade to Velocity Engine 1.7 and a number of new tools added to the Velocity context that users will find beneficial when writing script formats within Cascade, including the Escape Tool, Math Tool, Loop Tool, Display Tool and Number Tool.
Hannon Hill Chief Operating Officer, Kat Liendgens commented, “While Velocity is more efficient, easier to learn, and typically requires less code than XSLT, Cascade Server continues to support both transformation languages to give its customers maximum flexibility even down to the region level on a page.”
Building on Cascade Server’s social media focus, 6.10 introduces a Facebook Connector, which creates new posts on a specified Facebook page when new Pages associated with the Connector are published in Cascade. The Twitter Connector, RSS Connector and Google Analytics Connector were added to the content management system in previous releases.
Another new feature in 6.10 is the ability to link across configuration types. With the addition of a Destinations field within Sites, it is possible for users to link to a particular configuration of a Page at a different URL than the Page linking to it. For example, users will now be able to link to the mobile version of a Page by using the Destinations field to give that Page a Web URL, so links to mobile configurations will be prepended with an appropriate mobile URL.
Other major improvements include a PDF engine upgrade; Tomcat 6 support, which is bundled with the installer and is the default version to be used with this and future releases of Cascade; a File editor upgrade, which reduces blurriness while editing in Firefox, Safari and Chrome; and a filter box for Users, Groups and Roles. The filter box allows users to quickly filter the Users, Groups and Roles that appear in the tables in Cascade by several categories, such as name and email address.

To find out more in-depth information on all of the features included in this major release, read the Release Notes.

Related Pages:

The Eternal Debate: Velocity or XSLT
Cascade 6.10 now available: Facebook Connector, new Velocity Tools and more

About the Company

Located in Atlanta, GA, Hannon Hill is the creator of Cascade Server, the most popular enterprise content management system for higher education. Designed with colleges and universities in mind, Cascade Server gives higher education, government, technology, healthcare and non-profit organizations the freedom to manage their web presence with ease and cutting edge technology. It is engineered for any network environment, provides a content contributor-friendly interface, and provides deployment flexibility, robust multi-site management and a fast implementation.

Since its founding in 2001, Hannon Hill solutions have been utilized and trusted by more higher education institutions than any other CMS. Over 200 organizations in higher education use Cascade Server, including Emory University, The College of William & Mary, Northwestern University, University of Saskatchewan, and Texas A&M University, among many others. For more information about Hannon Hill and its products, please visit www.HannonHill.com or contact the company directly at 800-407-3540.

Press Release Contact:
Diana Muina
Hannon Hill Corporation
(678) 904-6900

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