Socialtext (news, site) dove deeper into the SharePoint pool last week with an upgrade to SocialPoint. The tool now allows information to flow directly from SharePoint into the Socialtext activity stream, making it easier for employees to connect, organize and collaborate.
Socializing the Enterprise
The Socialtext platform has been socializing the enterprise for some time now, but the addition of SocialPoint (which works with both SharePoint 2007 and 2010) took the layer to a familiar level by enabling employees to microblog, collaborate on wikis and browse employee profiles.
Today the company is taking things even further by lending SocialPoint the ability to enable customers to publish events from SharePoint to the Socialtext activity stream automatically, including:
- Create, update or delete a file in SharePoint
- Check a document in and out of SharePoint
- Updates to a document library
Furthermore, Signals Annotations tack on rich metadata to events generated from SharePoint, including file or library names, links, creation dates, and file owner. Adding such context to the activity makes it discoverable and searchable later.
"This SocialPoint upgrade was a direct response to our enterprise customers who rely on Socialtext to connect their people and drive new business opportunities, but also depend on SharePoint for existing workflows and document management processes," says Eugene Lee, Socialtext's CEO. "We want to make sure it's easy for people to get the most from both platforms to maximize their productivity and serve their customers better."
If you're already a Socialtext customer, SocialPoint is available to you immediately. If you're interested, head on over here.