Industry Updates

News Updates (March 5, 2009)

Socialtext Signals … Socialtext released Signals, a new information sharing tool. “Socialtext Signals™, the Twitter-style social messaging interface for the Socialtext platform. Socialtext Signals provides customers simple and efficient information sharing capabilities, and further expands the company’s enterprise social networking and collaboration platform. Socialtext also announced the public beta availability of the Socialtext Desktop, a rich desktop application powered by Adobe® AIR®, for monitoring and participating in social networking, collaboration and social messaging.” Signals is available immediately. More (and see the demo)

Courion Compliance Manager for SharePoint … Courion released Compliance Manager for SharePoint, to support governance activities. It is “designed to ensure that SharePoint sites are managed according to appropriate security policies and industry best practices. The solution helps IT administrators, security personnel and compliance auditors, concerned with effective management and control of SharePoint sites to take the necessary steps to reduce the risk that sensitive data may be compromised by inappropriate access.More

Enterprise 2.0 Conference 2009 … The Enterprise 2.0 Conference in June 2009 in Boston is up-leveling its focus to strategy. “Enterprise 2.0 Conference takes a strategic perspective, emphasizing the bigger picture implications of the technology and the exploration of what is at stake for organizations trying to change not only tools, but also culture and process. Beyond discussion of the “why”, there will also be in-depth opportunities for learning the “how” that will help you bring Enterprise 2.0 to your business.More

Canvas for OneNote … Microsoft Office Labs introduced Canvas for OneNote, a new way of working with OneNote artifacts. “Canvas for OneNote allows you to navigate and edit notebooks in a new way by providing a high-level canvas-view of all your content. The prototype lets you zoom and pan around; view and organize content in new ways; add new pages right where you want them; and even locate pages in a timeline view.” It’s a prototype only. More (see more at the blog)

K2 Blackpoint Released … K2 released Blackpoint, its entry-level workflow development tool for SharePoint. “K2 blackpoint can be used to create new SharePoint workflows that span libraries, sites, InfoPath forms, server farms and organizations; manage approvals; and route documents and list items. With K2 blackpoint everything can be built without code, and users can assemble new applications from information that already exists and workflows that have already been built.” Available immediately. More (hat tip, Mike)

Microsoft Online Services … Microsoft released Online Services, its cloud-based services for communication and collaboration, are now available. “… the Business Productivity Online Suite, part of Microsoft Online Services, is now available for trial to businesses of all sizes in 19 countries. In addition, Microsoft will release Microsoft Office Communications Online, for instant messaging and presence, and the Business Productivity Online Deskless Worker Suite, an extremely economical e-mail, calendaring and collaboration service for the occasional user. Exchange Online and SharePoint Online are available for trial in Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Organizations worldwide will be able to trial and purchase the entire Business Productivity Online Suite, including Office Communications Online, in April“. GlaxoSmithKline has signed up. More

Other Things
– Keep a tangents log to help you stay focused on the task at hand.
– Make it easy to do, and it’s likely they will.
– CMS Watch released its 2009 Content Technology Vendor Map.
– Chris is raving about the Weekly Review Coach in eProductivity.
– Some rumors about Oracle Social Suite, for enterprise customers.
– Interested in using SharePoint to support corporate training. Online conference coming right up.
– Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 – October 19-22 in Las Vegas. Focus is SharePoint 2010.

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