Introducing Socialcast Ease: Activity Streams and Outlook Integration

|   Mar 2, 2010

Today, Socialcast announced the availability of Socialcast Ease (enterprise activity stream engine), our expanded technology platform designed to support a new form of enterprise collaboration through activity streams.

With today’s announcement, we’re moving beyond Enterprise Microblogging. While it’s still a key feature of our technology platform, we’re now focused on offering robust integrations with other systems as well. It’s not just employees who can share updates to the network – machines, systems, and processes should be able to share information, too.

Key features of Socialcast Ease include:

  • Activity Stream Engine: Our new real-time interface aggregates information from existing business systems with employee-generated messages, including microblogging updates, into a live, searchable activity stream that provides employees with a unified view of data and activities flowing across the enterprise.
  • Complete Microsoft Outlook Integration: A first-of-its-kind Outlook connector integrates Socialcast Ease into the actual Outlook application, offering users a familiar, cohesive interface for their entire messaging toolset. Socialcast Ease works seamlessly within traditional email workflow to eliminate “just another-tool” burnout. Messages and updates from a company’s Socialcast network stream into dedicated Outlook folders, where employees can read, respond and share new information directly from their inboxes. This integration works with Outlook 2003 and 2007, with support for Outlook 2010 coming soon.
  • Behind the Firewall or On-Demand: It is now possible for security-minded customers to build a secure, robust social network since Socialcast Ease can be deployed behind the firewall as a rapid-install virtual appliance, leveraging VMware, Hyper-V, or other server virtualization platforms. Our free hosted deployment option is also still available.

Socialcast Ease and our available enterprise integrations are immediately available to all customers*. Visit your network today and try out the new features and capabilities.

*Note: On-premise customers will receive the Ease update in 1-2 weeks.


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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.