Telligent Announces Release of New Connectivity Tool for Communities

Telligent Connect for Microsoft Lync lets enterprise employee communities collaborate with unified communication tools

LONDON (@ SOCIAL MEDIA WORLD FORUM) AND DALLAS - March 29, 2011 - Telligent, a leader in social community software, is pleased to announce the beta release of its latest community integration - Telligent Connect for Microsoft ® LyncBETA. This new integration connects a leading community software platform with Microsoft Lync Server 2010. 

Telligent Enterprise is a social community application for employees that enables corporate communication, employee networking, collaboration and innovation. Telligent Connect for Microsoft Lync BETA combines the power of community with unified communications, helping to enhance every social interaction with video and audio conferencing, application and desktop sharing, instant messaging, presence and telephony.

Corporate intranets tend to become desert islands of content with little employee collaboration. But, when combined with social applications and real-time communication tools, these islands can become lively internal communities.

Telligent Connect for Microsoft LyncBETA includes the following capabilities: 

  • Presence: While employees are collaborating in a community, they can discover who is online and available to instantly collaborate within Microsoft Lync.
  • Instant Connection: Directly within the Telligent-powered community, employees can initiate a chat with co-workers and respond to notifications from co-workers requesting instant connection.
  • Advanced Collaboration: Once within the Lync application, employees can initiate a video conference, include others in the conversion, share applications, participate in a collaborative whiteboard session or connect via VoIP.

Telligent Connect for Microsoft LyncBETA adds value to Telligent Enterprise 2.6, built on the award-winning Telligent Evolution platform, allowing organizations to create applications that help them listen to and engage internal and external audiences and provide world-class performance, integration, scalability, flexibility and security.

The Telligent Connect family of integrations allows customers to integrate their Telligent applications with leading third-party applications like Microsoft SharePoint and Microsoft Lync.

For customers utilizing Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, Building Blocks, one of Telligent's trusted partners, offers an OCS Connector that currently is available via the Telligent Marketplace on Telligent.com.

 

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"Telligent continues to innovate and integrate with Microsoft Technologies. We are pleased to be the first community software for businesses to integrate with Microsoft Lync Server 2010," said Rob Howard, founder and CTO of Telligent.  

About Telligent

Telligent powers social communities for more than 3,000 companies worldwide. World-class brands, including Dell, Microsoft, and Reader's Digest, trust Telligent's enterprise-grade social community suite to connect and engage with customers, prospects, partners and employees. For more information, visit telligent.com.

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