AX 8.0 Has Some Dynamite New Features Coming Soon

We sell and maintain ApplicationXtender (AX) systems across the country. It's fair to say that we hear wish-list items each time we visit our clients. Some of the items will not ever come to fruition. For example, a Tom Cruise movie called Vanilla Sky showed off a magical floating user interface from the future. Well.... don't think that I will live to see that type of technology, but EMC has done a great job over the years injecting research and development dollars into their products. AX is no exception. 


Highlights from EMC ApplicationXtender 8.0

  • Built on a brand new engine core
  • New HTML 5 viewer to support document viewing, annotation and redaction
  • Restful Services API
  • Browser-based Appgen and a new AX Admin module

Updated User Interface (UI)

  • Angular JS
  • Cross-platform
  • MVC controls
  • Virtual folders
  • Customizable

Restful Services API

  • SAML Authorization
  • JSON/XML support
  • .NET 4.5

New Image Capture

  • Captiva PixTools.NET toolkit

New Admin UI

  • Replaces old Application Generator (AppGen)/AX Admin
  • License admin
  • Groups/user permissions reports

Updated Web Application

  • New UI design: import, query and display
  • Cross-platform support
  • Multi-browser support: Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, and Firefox

New Administrator Website

  • Create and manage AX data sources
  • Create, validate and upgrade database schema
  • Create and manage AX applications
  • Create/import and manage AX users and groups
  • Create and manage AX data types
  • Manage user sessions and licenses
  • Manage storage
  • Other administrative tasks

What’s Next with ApplicationXtender?

Here’s what we expect to see in future releases of AX in 2016:

  • Mobile functionality
  • Updated workflow automation
  • Recycle bin and foldering
  • Admin client redesign
  • Microsoft certifications
  • User productivity enhancements
  • Cloud capture