Ektron 8.7 Now Available New release of Ektron web content and digital experience management platform features editing enhancements, broadened responsive design support, Amazon EC2 Cloud support and expanded SharePoint capabilities

NASHUA, N.H., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ektron, empowering organizations to fully realize their website's potential, today announced the release of Ektron 8.7, an upgrade to the company's web content and digital experience management platform.  Ektron 8.7 features editing enhancements, broadened responsive design support, Amazon EC2 Cloud support, and expanded SharePoint capabilities.

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Responsive Design Support for Mobile
Ektron 8.7 makes it easy for marketers to visually layout responsive pages that automatically adapt for desktop or mobile visitors.  Marketers can now create pages and instantly see how they will look across devices.  Ektron 8.7 provides native support for frameworks such as Twitter Bootstrap so that developers can take advantage of the latest in Responsive Web Design.

Ektron Cloud Manager Support for Amazon EC2
The Ektron Cloud Manager helps customers reduce their need for expensive on-premises hardware and IT support.  With the release of Ektron 8.7, Cloud Manager now supports Amazon EC2 as well as Microsoft Azure, providing wizard-based auto-provisioning of Ektron sites in the Cloud.

Editor Enhancements
"We continue to make our editing experience even easier to use," says Tom O'Brien, VP of product management at Ektron.  "Ektron 8.7 features an improved architecture for extensibility, integrated installation, predefined styles for image management, the ability to create HTML bookmarks in content, external content embedding, plus Section 508 validation and compliance for website accessibility." 

Expanded SharePoint Support
Ektron 8.7 supports SharePoint 2007, the most widely-used version of SharePoint.  Enhanced SharePoint integration allows Ektron customers to easily put SharePoint metadata on their website.  Plus, when SharePoint content is deleted, the content is also automatically deleted in the Ektron CMS.

"Ektron 8.7 reflects the feedback we're hearing from customers and partners on the major trends in the CMS market, especially mobile and Cloud support," says Tom O'Brien.  "Ektron is focused on  providing our customers with an approach to WCM that maximizes their web investment by taking advantage of new technologies and web strategies as they appear."

Developers who want to learn more about Ektron 8.7 are invited to a special edition of "Office Hours" Wednesday April 3 at 2 PM EDT. Hosted by Ektron Chief Evangelist Bill Cava, Ektron Office Hours is a weekly Google Hangout focused on subjects of interest to Ektron developers.

Ektron 8.7 is available for download at http://go.ektron.com/download-ektron-8.7

About Ektron

Ektron simplifies the creation, management and delivery of digital experiences for global organizations that are looking to drive revenue growth and improve customer satisfaction. Ektron helps companies deliver customer experiences to their audiences through digital channels by using content to engage consumers and drive business outcomes. Headquartered in Nashua, N.H., with offices in Australia, Canada and the U.K., Ektron has thousands of customers including: Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Las Vegas Sands, Microsoft, NASDAQ and National Health Services UK. For more information: www.ektron.com.

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