March 14, 2012
Just six months since we added new features and functionality in Pulse 2.0, we are back with major enhancements to our fast-growing enterprise social networking software.
The changes we’re announcing Monday at Microsoft Convergence in Houston include the addition of direct messaging, video support, language customization and other new capabilities. Pulse 3.0 also features deeper integration with Microsoft SharePoint, Office 365 and CRM. This is important because Pulse continues to be the best option for enterprises already relying on Microsoft systems to run their companies.
By integrating with the systems that workers are already using, Pulse creates a social fabric across the enterprise, giving employees immediate access to information and experts as well as better collaboration capabilities across teams and geographies.
This social fabric approach sets Pulse apart from our competition. Pulse is the only enterprise social software available in the cloud, on-premise and mobile and across the entire Microsoft stack and our customers’ legacy systems.
If you’re at Convergence this upcoming week, we’d love to show you Pulse 3.0. We’ll be running demos at Booth 2210 throughout the week. Stop by and see us.
Here’s what’s new in Pulse 3.0:
- Direct messaging
- Enables one-to-one or group conversations without leaving Pulse.
- Integration with email and Microsoft Lync ensures messages are delivered whether the user is online or not.
- Files can be attached to DMs.
- Share videos across the enterprise or with specific users.
- Enables downloading or streaming video straight from your newsfeed.
- Supports Content Delivery Networks to make file and video downloading faster.
- Customer Relationship Management integration
- Makes CRM single sign-on.
- Search and communicate with CRM without leaving Pulse.
- Pulse will alert users to new opportunities, leads and deal results.
- Unified Activity Stream
- Pulse Unified Activity Streat keeps conversation streams connected across CRM, SharePoint, Office 365 and line-of-business applications.
- No need to check multiple places.
- UI updates
- Access to full Pulse API.
- System redesign makes it easier to follow any subject.
- Adds “Search This Feed” option.
- Security enhancements
- More control over systems feeds.
- Improve active directory authentication support.
- Single sign-on across SharePoint on premise, Office 365, CRM on premise or online.
- SharePoint improvements
- Sync documents on Pulse with SharePoint document library
- Enhancements to SharePoint Search within Pulse.
- Administrative ability to autosubscribe users to ensure they follow groups, systems and tags that are important to the company.
- New “Favorites” feature gives faster access a user’s most important feeds.
- Language customization
- Adds international language support.
- Translate text, labels and buttons to any language.