Socialcast blogs bring you the latest trends and best practices for enterprise social networks, to help you harness them to boost productivity, employee satisfaction, and business performance across your organization. Drawing on our own and others’ experience and insights, we’ll provide you with a stream of fresh ideas, stimulating insights, and thought-provoking commentary. We invite you to participate in the dialogue.

Feature Updates: December 2014

|   Dec 30, 2014
To close out 2014, we have some great feature additions and enhancements, including a Town Hall Calendar integration and updates to our External Contributor feature. Collaborating with vendors, contractors, or customers in a secure and private setting couldn't get easier. Check out Socialcast’s newest updates for the month of December* and let us know what you think! 1. Town Hall Calendar Integration Town Halls are a great way to bring executives and employees together in a moderated, real-time conversation inside your Socialcast community.… Read more »


Feature Updates: November 2014

|   Nov 26, 2014
Check out Socialcast’s newest feature additions, fixes, and updates for the month of November*: 1. New Message Notification in Stream Real-time updates of the Socialcast stream are great at keeping you informed with timely information, but they can also be disruptive in a highly active community. In the past, you may have gotten frustrated when you were deeply engrossed in a long thread and the stream jumped once a new message got posted, forcing you to lose your spot.Good news!… Read more »


Ending Support for Desktop App, Outlook Plugin, and BlackBerry Mobile App

|   Nov 24, 2014
Starting February 28th, 2015, we will no longer support the Socialcast Desktop App, Outlook Plugin, and BlackBerry Mobile App and these apps will no longer be available for download. Users who have previously installed versions of these apps will still be able to use them; however, we will cease development and support efforts. We came to this difficult decision after evaluating our usage data, where we observed that a very small percentage of Socialcast users actually utilize these apps. We decided that we would like to invest our resources into developing features that drive more value to the end user and increase productivity.… Read more »


Feature Updates: October 2014

|   Oct 29, 2014
Check out Socialcast’s newest feature additions, fixes, and updates for the month of October*: 1. Exposed Additional Settings in Group and Town Hall Creation Dialog Over the last few months, we received many requests for some additional features when creating new Socialcast Groups or Town Halls. Many of these features already existed but were hidden behind a ‘show more’ link in each respective new creation dialog and hard for users to find. For example, the option to “Allow members to see questions before they have been answered by a speaker” for Town Halls and the option to “Exclude from Company Stream” for Groups, will be more apparent so you can further customize your members’ experience using these features.… Read more »

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Feature Updates: September 2014

|   Sep 30, 2014
We have some exciting new features and enhancements this month, including a new Custom Theme Builder! Theme your Socialcast community to match your corporate branding, showoff your company culture, and drive internal initiatives. Admins can use this interactive tool to create and deploy beautiful themes for end-users to enjoy in a matter of seconds. This feature is only available for Premium communities, so upgrade your Free community today. Check out the features available for September* and let us know what you think:… Read more »

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What is Socialcast?

Socialcast by VMware (NYSE: VMW) is a social network for business uniting people, information, and applications with its real-time enterprise activity stream engine. Behind the firewall or in the cloud, Socialcast enables instant collaboration in a secure environment. Socialcast is headquartered in San Francisco, California.