Today we announced the immediate availability of Socialtext 3.5, enhancing the leading social software platform for business. This release provides enhancements across all of our products, but primarily provides two new substantial capabilities:
- Socialtext Desktop is outta beta. Our dynamic Adobe AIR(TM) desktop application moves beyond the ability to view and post Signals (a private Twitter for businesses), and Activity Streams that let you discover new people through your content and content through your content. A new People tab lets you search and explore the social networks you build for employees, partners and customers. A new Workspace tab lets you search and browse through content with drag-and-drop sharing of attachments. Download it now to experience what might be the most powerful and productive collaboration desktop application to be delivered for Adobe AIR on Windows, Mac and Linux.
- Socialtext Dashboard enhanced for group-use. Socialtext Dashboard is a personalized and customizable homepage for managing your attention across Socialtext and other enterprise and web systems. Socialtext 3.5 provides new capabilities for administrators to add OpenSocial standards-based widgets to the gallery and push them directly to user’s Dashboards. Socialtext customers are using this to deliver content, applications to get team members on the same page and enhance the participation in intranets and extranets. Start your own free trial to try it now.
Details of this release and others can be found on the Release Blog in the Customer Exchange.
The capabilities of 3.5 have really changed the way I work. Desktop makes Socialtext more of a real-time experience, where I feel constantly connected with my colleagues and find people and content at my fingertips. We are using Dashboard to roll out widgets from Salesforce.com to our sales team so they manage their attention even more effectively.
If you are a Socialtext customer, I’m interested in how it is changing how you work and please share screenshots of the Dashboards you create on the Customer Exchange.