SharePoint gets more social

NewsGator has released a native social iPhone client SharePoint as well as a microblogging suite. The iPhone client, and a companion client for the soon-to-be-released iPad, provide direct access to enterprise social computing environments without the need for a browser.

As a mobile client for NewsGator Social Sites, the iPhone client accesses updates from the user’s colleagues and communities.

Mobile users can use an iPhone to:
• send status updates, videos and photos to Social Sites;
• comment on and “like” valuable updates;
• see notifications when others comment on or like your updates;
• participate in community discussions;
• target a question to a person or group;
• see the updates that you’re radiating to others;
• view updates from a specific colleague or community; and
• look up contact info for colleagues.

“It’s not enough just to have mobile access or microblogging – what really matters is how such tools integrate with your existing work environment and processes,” said Brian Kellner, vice president of products for NewsGator.

“We’ve learned the intricacies of productive social computing through experience with more than two million paid enterprise users and have brought that experience to bear in these new features of Social Sites that integrate seamlessly with employees’ existing workflow and communication methods.”

The new iPhone and microblogging features are part of Social Sites 3.1, available now.

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