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Fleishman-Hillard International Communications among first to deploy social computing on SharePoint 2010, thanks to NewsGator


NewsGator Social Sites adds powerful social computing features to SharePoint 2010

DENVER - NewsGator, the company working to make Microsoft SharePoint Server more social, is already helping customers achieve significant business results on Microsoft® SharePoint® Server 2010, officially launched today by Microsoft Corp.

For example, Fleishman-Hillard, a global leader in strategic communications, is already using the NewsGator Social Sites 2010 social computing suite on the SharePoint Server 2010 collaboration platform to create a secure global business social network. It will connect all their employees in 80 offices around the world.

“With the combination of SharePoint Server 2010 and Social Sites 2010, we can more effectively apply the power of social computing to our most important business objective –delivering great results for our clients,” said Fleishman-Hillard CIO Jonella Donius. “This technology will make it much easier for our global team to access the very best of our firm’s experience and expertise and transform those assets into winning solutions for our clients.”

NewsGator Social Sites 2010 offers additional features that complement the social features in SharePoint Server 2010 to offer capabilities like: enterprise microblogging; iPhone, iPad and BlackBerry access to SharePoint Server 2010; and comprehensive streaming of activities within SharePoint.

“Microsoft is excited to work with NewsGator in the delivery of social computing functionality,” said Jared Spataro, Director of Product Management for SharePoint at Microsoft. “NewsGator complements the social computing features in SharePoint Server 2010 powering productivity and collaboration across the applications people already know and use.”

NewsGator, a partner of Microsoft, worked with its Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Aspect to design and deploy the Fleishman-Hillard social network. “Aspect is leading the market for SharePoint Server 2010 solutions. We have several clients taking advantage of the impressive new set of collaboration and content management capabilities in SharePoint Server 2010,” said, Manish Chandak, vice-president of Professional Services, Aspect. “We leverage our ISV partners such as NewsGator to rapidly deploy solutions. NewsGator’s capabilities are an ideal choice for organizations looking for a full-fledged social computing experience.”

Social Sites 2010 provides enhanced social computing capabilities for SharePoint Server 2010, including microblogging, social profiles, activity streams, social networks, social computing analytics, enhanced RSS, social bookmarking, social search, and more.

“Although SharePoint Server 2010 officially launches today, NewsGator has been working for more than a year to ensure early adopters reap the full benefits of a social SharePoint Server from day one,” said NewsGator President & CEO JB Holston. “Social Sites 2010 takes the power of the exploding social networking and microblogging phenomena and puts these tools to work in what amounts to the next operating system for business.”

About Aspect
Aspect is a global software and IT services firm specializing in applying Microsoft unified communications and collaboration to help customers achieve optimal results through enhanced business processes across the enterprise and in the contact center. Aspect provides IT consulting, integration services and business applications. For more information, visit

About NewsGator
NewsGator makes SharePoint social. Our Enterprise 2.0 software suite, Social Sites, boosts any organization’s performance with the power of innovation management, collaboration and knowledge-sharing both inside the enterprise and out. Customers achieving results with Social Sites include Accenture, Biogen Idec, CME Federal Credit Union, Deloitte, Fujitsu, Novartis, The United States Air Force and The United States Army. Learn to be social at

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