Early this morning (at about 3:45 AM Central Time) we launched the new communityserver.com web site along with officially releasing Community Server 2008!
The Community Server 2008 release includes:
- Enterprise reporting and analytics to help dissect, analyze, and trend user and community behavior.
- Deep integration with Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory, and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server.
- For developers, Community Server 2008 includes a complete Web Services (REST) API for easily integrating and extending the platform.
- Social streams enable people to quickly see what friends or others in the community are actively contributing to.
- Robust media gallery for sharing content published in the community or from external sources such as YouTube, Flickr, and more.
- Enterprise file storage enabling both local storage as well as integration with services such as Amazon S3.
- Widgets for easily sharing data between applications. Included widget support for Google, and more.
- On demand groups / social circles make it simple for intranets and even large-scale public communities to quickly form small micro-communities.
- Community Server 2008 is one of the first software platforms to include built-in support for OpenID.
- Community Server 2008 includes many improvements to existing features such as multi-user blogging tools, robust message boards, and person-to-person messaging.
You can read more about the new version of Community Server at communityserver.com.