Sharetronix: Open Source Microblogging for the Enterprise
This week, Blogtronix (news, site) kicked out Sharetronix 1.5, the newest version of its enterprise-level microblogging software. Improvements include APIs for developers, and tons of integration power with popular players in the social media space. 

 A Thing for the (Open) Enterprise 

Berkeley-based Blogtronix is all about empowering employees with social software. Their microblogging solution, Sharetronix, is up against tools like Yammer, Socialtext, and Chatter, but with an open source twist. Unlike hosted SaaS, Shearetronix allows customers to download the software behind a firewall (and supports multimedia). 

New features include: 

  • APIs for developers with Twitter compatibility
  • LDAP integration
  • Private groups
  • message resharing
  • Real-time integration with PubSubHubBub protocol
  • SSO with Facebook and Twitter
  • Mobile UI optimized for smartphones

Microblogging in 5 Minutes

Sharetronix 1.5 can be deployed on Microsoft Windows servers with PHP support, and, according to experts, doesn't take that long if you're familiar with FTP: 

The tool is available for download under two licenses, paid and free.  Commercial licenses (US$ 499) are built for business use and include updates and upgrades for one year. Afterward, customers can purchase an annual support agreement in order to receive software updates. Personal Licenses are free, but must be non-business related and only offers community Web support.