v2.1 is here – The most significant release, ever!

November 25, 2008

The much awaited release of - v 2.1 is finally here, I am honored to annouce it's public availability. Some of the New and Notables for this release are:

Application Perspectives

Application containers of v.2.0 gives way to Application Perspectives. Every space in now come pre-fit with application perspectives. Manually creating applications as containers to content is required no more. Simply create or upload any kind of content (such as a wiki page or an excel sheet) within a space and the content appears in the correct perspectives. The important thing here is that all content is created within a space and not an application container. This helps users to focus on creating content and stop worrying about creating containers. This also facilitates easier interlinking and reusing of content between applications.


Main Space: The root of all content.

Spaces have been the pivotal aspect of Spaces help a group of users to create a secure work area within their site and allocate explicit permissions to select users within it. Spaces are vital to most large companies with diverse teams. However, a substantial number of our customers & users felt the need for a simplified central collaboration area, that is accessible to every user of the This gave birth to the concept of the Main space. This is where All users of your site can create or edit any content, without worrying about permissions or sharing rights. This makes the main space the best place for free form collaboration, and its no more necessary to create a bunch of spaces before new users start using Spaces should only be created when there is a need for security isolation.


All Updates - A consolidated activity stream

A new perspective called 'All Updates' has been added to all spaces. This shows all activity within a space (and from all spaces nested inside the space). This bridges content from all applications and types into a simple unified interface.A great deal of user experience enhancements have been designed for the all updates perspective, as we expect this to be the most used perspective on a daily basis.


Contextual Discussions. A whole new level

Commenting, the most used feature in just got better. v2.1 enables AJAX based discussions providing a live chat kind of user experience. These discussions are contained in all content types in the A comment posted to any content 'bubbles' the content to the top of the activity stream, pushing the content to the relevant audience.Read more about contextual discussions in this previous blog post.

The Status Log - Micro blogging for the enterprise


Get a micro blog dedicated for your team. Status logging tools like Twitter, Jaiku etc. have proved to be one of the simplest collaboration tools around, but public systems can rarely provide the context for work related collaboration. Public status messages help people to get word across to other people globally, where the context or content of the post is required to be relevant to a variety of audience. With status logs, users can post work related information, which may not be appropriate or relevant to broadcast on a public system, specifically within the context of the business or enterprise. The status logs are tightly integrated to the activity stream and can contain threaded discussions. Status logs thus, are the easiest way to start a conversation with your team.More about the status log in this post.

The Recycle Bin: Delete without fear!

Deleting content from an enterprise system is always a concern. Especially for businesses that need to follow compliance regulations. The new recycle bin grabs deleted content from across the site, and allows the administrator to process the deleted content as per the compliance requirements. rules can be applied to the recycle bin for custom automated processification of deleted content as well.

Completely revamped user interface has been well acclaimed for its simple yet powerful user interface. Focus on user experience and an user centric approach have been our strongest USPs, we have just taken the user interface to the next level. Based on a large number of user interviews, we have designed a new user interface from ground up, which is much less cluttered, and makes focusing on content much easier, yet providing required tools with minimum clicks.

A lot more minor improvements

v 2.0 Laid the foundation for a great collaboration tool. With v2.1 we had the opportunity to focus on a lot of small things that make a big difference, especially in terms of user experience. We have also fixed over 200 bugs and tracked over 50,000 hours of development time in this release. So go ahead, get the all new - Its available in a free open source community edition, a supported enterprise edition, as well as cost effective on-demand packages.

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