Macromedia – Contribute: Contribute 3 is out. Macromedia claims “300 enhancements,” but I can’t find a list.
There’s an impressive list of features here, but it doesn’t break out what’s new in this version. I did see some neat stuff that I hadn’t seen before, like FrontPage Extension compatibility, WEBDAV support (which means you could use it to edit database-based pages), and Flash Paper 2, which apparently now includes PDF generation.
Contribute Publishing Services is a server application that provides central administration and tracking of user access and publishing activities on the website. It provides central management of site connections and access permissions, while server-based logging and e-mail notifications provide a deeper view into publishing activities.
According to this Breeze presentation, you can use this to source Contribute users out of LDAP.