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Serving collaboration

This article appears in the issue November/December 2004 [Volume 13, Issue 10]

Plumtree has released 4.0, The new features in Collaboration Server 4.0. expand upon document management, calendaring, task management, threaded discussions, notifications and search capabilities.

New features include:

Desktop integration--ability to drag and drop desktop files to create new projects and manage project documents in Windows Explorer like they would manage files on their desktop.

Groupware integration--capability to update and synchronize project calendars with Exchange or Lotus Notes calendars to create a universal calendar;

MS Project integration--enables importing MS Project files as task lists, surface the tasks in shared calendars and generate notifications on the tasks.

MS Office integration--allows creating new Office or template-based files directly from projects;

WebEdit--capability to edit files directly on the server, making changes to team documents without downloading a local copy.

Instant messaging--ability to add presence awareness to collaboration projects so members can see who is online and instant message item owners like document authors or teammates with outstanding tasks.

Web Services based APIs--ability to programmatically imbed collaboration services in dynamic composite applications.


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