Harmonie Support for Microsoft Outlook 2010 and SharePoint 2010 Puts Enterprise Users on the Same Page

Free Outlook Plug-In Extends Microsoft's New Social Features to Bring Document Collaboration to Every Business User

Jun 15, 2010, 09:37 ET from Mainsoft Corporation

BOSTON and MILPITAS, Calif., June 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Enterprise 2.0 Conference -- Mainsoft® today announced Microsoft Office 2010 integration for its Harmonie product. Harmonie is a free Outlook sidebar that provides full-featured access to Microsoft SharePoint® and Google Docs, from within email. One example of this integration is that business personnel can now "drag, drop and share" documents from Outlook 2010's new People Pane to SharePoint. The "People Pane" enables users to easily access messages and documents exchanged with specific colleagues; Harmonie makes it easy to share this information with groups by simply dragging and dropping documents directly from the pane into SharePoint. In turn, documents residing within individual people panes can now be easily shared by groups in a centralized location, enabling everyone to be on the same page.

Mainsoft will be conducting a survey of attendees at the Enterprise 2.0 Conference to understand how business users are really collaborating with documents using email. The survey is available at Mainsoft's booth #200, or online to the general public at www.WeAreALLonTheSamePage.com.

"Outlook 2010 is transforming the email client into a collaboration console," said Yaacov Cohen, CEO for Mainsoft. "Harmonie completes the email social experience by adding document collaboration to dramatically increase SharePoint adoption within the enterprise."

Tim Walters, Senior Analyst for Forrester, posts, "Email sucks, right? It undermines workplace communication and knowledge sharing with its 1-to-1, letter-writing paradigm. Its lame attempt to be open and communal via carbon copies... leads only to splintered conversations and further confusion. And then there are attachments, which are modeled on the stuff that used to accompany your letter...Attachments mock security policies and the effort to establish a single version of the truth." Finally, he concludes, "Recent releases...from vendors suggest they're taking a third approach: Retaining Email as the addictive workplace app, but avoid the deficiencies of Email by making it smarter, social, dynamic, and an interactive part of business processes."  This post is available at: http://bit.ly/97187o.

Harmonie - We Are All On The Same Page

This announcement dovetails with the market trend to allow people to continue working within their familiar email environment.  The Harmonie sidebar promotes the social aspects of collaborating on documents – enabling people to share a single, centralized copy of the document, eliminating the many intermediary steps associated with sending email attachments back and forth. Harmonie provides immediate access to documents within SharePoint or Google Docs, directly within the Outlook client; providing one centralized location for document sharing.


The easy-to-install Harmonie plugin has received over 70,000 downloads since launching three months ago. The new integration is currently available in Harmonie for Google Docs. The new integration will be available for Harmonie for SharePoint in August.

Download Harmonie for free at harmon.ie.

About Mainsoft Corporation

Mainsoft has been delivering integrated, cross-platform enterprise solutions since 1993.  Its latest product, Harmonie, enables employees to access and share SharePoint or Google Docs documents directly from their email client. Users are able to easily find documents without digging through their Inbox, and they no longer have to deal with multiple document versions when sending out documents for comments. The benefits of document sharing are realized without having to change work habits or learn new applications. Organizations are able to boost the benefits of document collaboration through vastly increased user adoption.

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