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ApplicationXtender 8.0: Launch & Features

Colin Graf | Friday, May 22, 2015

EMC Application Xtender 8.0

Update: ApplicationXtender 8.0 is now available

ApplicationXtender (AX) 8.0 from EMC is expected to launch in Q4 of this year. As we are the leading distributor of EMC enterprise content management and cloud file sharing software, which also includes Captiva, InfoArchive and Syncplicity, we've been closely monitoring progress of AX 8's development and can now share some of the new features and enhancements with you.


  • 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

Next Generation Architecture

Application Xtender Architecture

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

Contact us to learn more about EMC ApplicationXtender


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