Community Server 2008 Now Available!

Early this morning (at about 3:45 AM Central Time) we launched the new 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