Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The integration of Community Server 2008 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 brings Social Computing to Another Level

Ross Freedman, Co-founder and Board Member

The partnership between the SharePoint product group and Telligent has been in the works for several months now.  We have several clients running both Community Server 2008 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 so this integration will provide a great deal of value.

Microsoft® Office SharePoint Server and Telligent® Community Server™ work together to connect people, processes, and information to form a robust social networking solution.

Providing a scalable and integrated application your organization can depend upon, these two .NET platforms enhance collaboration and workflow. By positioning Community Server next to your existing SharePoint application, you unlock several key integration points:

  • Fully Integrated Experience Community Server is fully integrated into SharePoint through single sign-on and custom SharePoint WebParts along with deep support for SharePoint management of these new capabilities.
  • Enterprise Grade Blogging Utilizing Community Server’s Enterprise grade blogging product users of SharePoint can interact with Community Server blog content, allowing the user to view blog content in SharePoint and read, comment on, and post content. Community Server’s built in support for rich media, moderation tools, permissions, and more bring SharePoint blogging to a whole new level.
  • Feature Rich Forums SharePoint users will benefit from the incredibly rich Community Server Web 2.0 message boards with full support for read, reply, and posting all within SharePoint. To unlock the full features of the forums, users can still go directly into their Community Server forums.
  • Social Streams Community Server’s new Social Streams feature is additionally available in SharePoint. Similar to Facebook style user activity you will be able to browse a chronological list of updates from what your friends are doing both within SharePoint and Community Server.
  • Rich, detailed Reporting Utilizing the new Harvest® Reporting Server suite you can now extract a tremendous amount of rich detail about how your users are using Community Server’s social networking and collaboration functionality.

Together Microsoft’s SharePoint Server and Telligent’s Community Server provide an enterprise ready, scalable, secure, proven platform that delivers an integrated solution for your customers.