NewsGator Social Sites 3.0 Harnesses 'Social' to Drive New Business Performance in Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 Combination creates powerful new Enterprise 2.0 platform for achieving measurable results

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise social computing is fast becoming the new operating system for business as NewsGator vividly demonstrated this week by unveiling its Social Sites 3.0 enterprise social computing application in action on the upcoming release of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 platform.

The combination of SharePoint Server 2010 and Social Sites will improve business performance for companies seeking better ways to collaborate, innovate and manage enterprise intelligence. Attendees of the Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 are getting a hands-on first look at these capabilities.

"Times have changed, and businesses are realizing they need to support the way people actually prefer to interact," said Brian Kellner, NewsGator's vice president of products. "Enterprise 2.0 is the new operating system for business, and with SharePoint Server 2010, Microsoft has dramatically improved its already powerful collaboration platform. This gives NewsGator an even more robust foundation for its advanced Enterprise 2.0 capabilities to meet the unique needs of its customers."

Social Sites is a comprehensive enterprise social computing platform that focuses the power of communities like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter on real business problems. It gives companies new ways to collaborate, innovate, discover experts and manage enterprise knowledge. Demos at Microsoft SharePoint Conference 2009 are highlighting Social Sites' micro-blogging, activity streaming and rich mobile access capabilities. NewsGator's roadmap for SharePoint Server 2010's general availability includes more new high-value social applications that are increasingly requested by customers, such as:

    social mentoring              Facebook/LinkedIn bridging
    video training                intelligent filtering
    personnel recruiting          alerting on activity streams
    alumni networks               activity roll-up reporting

"Every business faces a unique set of challenges, and SharePoint Server 2010 provides new ways for organizations to meet them," said Jeff Teper, corporate vice president, Office Business Platform, Microsoft Corp. "Social Sites extends the new usability, navigation and collaboration features in SharePoint Server 2010 to help power more productive and profitable work throughout enterprises."

To see a demonstration of Social Sites 3.0 on SharePoint 2010, visit NewsGator in booth 401 at the SharePoint Conference 2009.

About NewsGator Technologies, Inc.

NewsGator Technologies helps enterprises and media companies leverage social computing solutions to deliver real business value. The company's enterprise social networking and widget services are in use by hundreds of the world's most recognized brands, including Biogen Idec, CBS, CNN, Discovery, National Geographic, Procter & Gamble and USA Today. NewsGator Social Sites and Enterprise Server give enterprises better ways to collaborate, share content, expand employee knowledge and improve productivity. For more information, visit www.newsgator.com.

SOURCE NewsGator Technologies, Inc.



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