Remember us telling you that Tomoye (news, site) was demoing the latest version of their community solution at the Enterprise 2.0 conference? Well we finally got a little more detail on what's new in Communities 3.0. Take a quick walk with us through the community updates.
Tomoye Communities 3.0
From the list of enhancements there are a number of new things in this latest upcoming release of Tomoye Communities 3.0. Remember this solution can be integrated with SharePoint or used on its own.
Tomoye Communities 3.0
- Ecco SharePoint deployment option: There's support for both WSS and MOSS, including authentication, integration with SharePoint Search Server Express to search SharePoint sites, profile synchronization and mutual links the SharePoint and Tomoye Ecco profiles and more.
- Filter-based navigation of content and members: A number of different ways to filter and view content including by Category, by popularity, value and recency — both content and people across timeframes. You can view results by detailed and brief views and using aggregate or traditional folder views.
- Member Engagement Tools: Request member input on other members content and expertise by voting, question and answers and more.
- Social networking: Profile similar to a news feed, including feeds for personal, network, community and cross-community.
- Question and Answer: There's no an aggregate view of unanswered questions and an auto-answer suggestion if a question being typed seems similar to another question.
- Member Recognition and Expertise Location: Notifications for most helpful content and the ability to browse members by attributes such as most helpful and most active.
- Social Bookmarking: View most favorite and an aggregate view of all bookmarks
- RSS: Authentication through private URLs
Tomoye Question and Answer Feature
“Organizations are looking for quick and effective ways to deploy community and social capabilities within the context of their existing Microsoft investments,” said Eric Sauve, CEO and Co-Founder, Tomoye Community Software. “Tomoye is offering a best practices based solution with the kind of deep metrics that enable organizations to plan and measure the success of their community initiative every step of the way.”
There you have it, a lot of new things, lots to digest. Maybe the best way to do that is by signing up for the Beta and seeing it all in action for yourself.