News - a new sitemap function

If you don't want to install any news extension, you can use a new sitemap function in TYPO3 6.2 LTS. Choose "display subpages as News Entries" within the content element menu/sitemap. This function let  subpages appear as news items, sorted by publication date, which can be specified in the page properties under "release dates and access rights". On the page where the content element is used, categories can be created using the list view.