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10 August, 2006
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We are pleased to announce the latest release of CiviCRM - version 1.5. Special thanks to the dedicated folks who contributed to this release by testing the alpha and beta revisions - and to everyone in the community who provided new ideas, feedback (especially critical feedback), and patches.

What's new in 1.5?

This release includes CiviMember - a new membership management component, and Search Builder - a new tool for building complex search queries. We've also made significant memory and speed optimizations. Other release highlights include:
  • Log and display who last...
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01 July, 2006
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CiviCRM Community Skypecast will provide an overview of the new features in CiviCRM 1.5. July 06, 12:00 PST

Learn about features coming in v1.5. Ask questions, and share feedback, ideas, tips for using CiviCRM with other users, developers and folks from the CiviCRM core development team. (CiviCRM is the first open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups.)

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28 April, 2006
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We have integrated the citizenspeak drupal module with CiviCRM 1.5. Check the below link for instructions.

http://wiki.civicrm.org/confluence/display/CRM/CitizenSpeak+Module

14 April, 2006
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CiviCRM 1.4: A Free and Open Source eCRM Solution

We are pleased to announce the latest release of CiviCRM - version 1.4.

Special thanks to the dedicated folks who contributed to this release by testing the beta revisions - and to everyone in the community who provided new ideas, feedback(especially critical feedback), and patches.

CiviCRM is the first open source and freely downloadable constituent relationship management solution. CiviCRM is web-based, internationalized, and designed specifically to meet the needs of advocacy, non-profit and non-governmental groups...

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14 April, 2006
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CiviNode is a module and API that exposes CiviCRM contacts, groups, and other CiviCRM object types to Drupal as nodes. It's designed to make CiviCRM easier to use and integrate with all of the Drupal tools and techniques you've come to know and love. For example, once you've mirrored a CiviCRM contact into Drupal, you will be able to:

* Catagorize it with taxonomies
* Attach event or location information
* Track what's happening with the contact with a work-flow
* Control the way it displays by theming it.

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17 March, 2006
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CivicSpace has announced the ALPHA of their hosted service. This includes CiviCRM 1.3. Please consider helping them out by signing up to be an alpha tester. From Zack: The service will be similiar to Drupal hosting offered by Bryght but will provide the CivicSpace 0.8.3 Drupal distribution. In the future we hope to launch the ASP publicly as a low cost service for the non-profit... Read more
13 March, 2006
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CiviCRM is getting a fair amount of acceptance internationally. You can read a one pager of case studies and other information.

http://objectledge.org/confluence/pages/viewpageattachments.action?pageId=7185

03 February, 2006
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Drupal provides a very strong taxonomy system to classify content. Contacts could benefit from that taxonomy functionality.

You can see Eric Mckenna's cookbook here:
http://objectledge.org/confluence/display/CRM/CiviCRM+Drupal+Taxonomy+Integration

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22 December, 2005
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Nick Lewis has blogged some good basics on CiviCRM & Drupal users:

"In this tutorial, I will explain how to get a user’s country from CiviCRM, and auto-generate a taxonomy term within the context of the user posting a new content item." ( read more... )

05 December, 2005
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See Mike Gifford's annotated Flickr screenshot of the vcard functionality in CiviCRM...
http://www.flickr.com/photos/mgifford/70585008/

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