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NewsGator Launches 15-day Trial of Social Sites 2010 for SharePoint

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E2.0 suite adds powerful social layer to Microsoft SharePoint 2010

DENVER, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Is your SharePoint 2010 platform as social as you need it to be? That’s what many SharePoint organizations are asking, and they can find out now with a no-risk 15-day trial of NewsGator Social Sites 2010, the social computing suite that injects advanced social computing capabilities into SharePoint 2010.

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Nearly 70 organizations have already taken advantage of the offer during a successful soft launch. “Social Sites 2010 was easy to turn on, and our trial users are just running with it,” said Chris Cobb, director of IS, of Bartlett & West, a professional engineering firm based in Topeka, Kansas. “We thought they might need a little guidance, but they were already hungry for communities, activity streams, microblogging, social profiles, and mobile clients. Spontaneous new interactions are promising a tangible business impact.”

The trial, at no cost, includes the software and a 15-day license key for an unlimited number of users as well as access to documentation, including a Quick Start guide, and support. Since Social Sites runs natively as a managed service on top of the SharePoint 2010 platform, there are no incremental hardware requirements. To take advantage of the trial, an organization needs only SharePoint 2010 and administrative rights to it. NewsGator Social Sites 2010 seamlessly embeds itself on top of the SharePoint 2010 environment, creating a socially-charged E2.0 platform.

“This is shaping up to be the answer we’ve been looking for to plug the ‘social gap’ in our SharePoint implementation,” said Terry Barrett, vice president, Information Technology, of the Benco Dental Supply Company based in Pittston, Pennsylvania. “NewGator’s Social Sites 2010 gives us access to communities, activity streams and microblogging from the desktop and from mobile clients. We’re confident this new social layer will deliver measurable performance improvements.”

“SharePoint is a great collaboration platform, but it doesn’t offer the social computing capabilities required by today’s progressive enterprises,” said J.B. Holston, NewsGator president and CEO. “Combining Social Sites 2010 with SharePoint 2010, you get the best of both worlds: you can achieve more with the people, knowledge and content you already have. This trial gives you an easy on-ramp for testing the power of social for yourself and your company.”

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About NewsGator Technologies

NewsGator, founded in 2004, offers award-winning enterprise social computing solutions. Our flagship product – Social Sites® – is social computing software built directly inside Microsoft SharePoint. With over 2.5 million paid enterprise users, NewsGator helps the Fortune 2000 and the government to better collaborate, share content, expand employee knowledge, and improve productivity. Customers achieving results include Accenture, Biogen Idec, CME Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Novartis, the United States Air Force, and the United States Army. Get social at

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