Enterprise Hive Releases HiveSocial Version 3.0 and HiveSocial Now for Education

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Social business software developer Enterprise Hive announced the release of HiveSocial™ version 3.0 and HiveSocial Now for Education. HiveSocial version 3.0 includes a major technical upgrade to Microsoft’s .NET 4.0 Framework that enables new features and superior functionality for purpose-driven communities and was designed to optimize user engagement. HiveSocial Now for Education is a new solution to provide private, secure, branded communities for education collaboration.

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Institutions need an affordable, powerful collaboration platform to help them do their jobs, and we have responded with HiveSocial Now for Education.

Enterprise Hive’s software-as-a -service collaboration platform HiveSocial™ has been upgraded to Microsoft’s .NET 4.0 Framework. This upgrade provides a technology infrastructure that rapidly allows customers more flexibility to connect to existing applications with their on-line communities. In addition, significant enhancements were developed to optimize user engagement. These enhancements include simplified content creation, ameliorated content search and sharper navigation.

Concurrent with the technology upgrade, Enterprise Hive announced HiveSocial Now for Education. HiveSocial Now for Education has no software license fees, yet provides a powerful social collaboration solution that can be fully implemented for customers within days. Running on the same incredibly rich platform as edu1world.org, HiveSocial and HiveSocial Now for Education are SaaS offerings that allow organizations to provide cross campus groups, multiple department teams and education user groups with branded public and private communities. These communities can easily be integrated with existing websites or internal applications. According to Lauren Hart Piper, Vice President Product Management, “In these cost conscious times, specifically in education, institutions need an affordable, powerful collaboration platform to help them do their jobs, and we have responded with HiveSocial Now for Education."

HiveSocial customer communities will be upgraded to version 3.0 on Monday, July 18, 2011. According to Enterprise Hive President Vicki Tambellini, “Enterprise Hive invested the resources to deliver version 3.0 of HiveSocial for one reason: to better meet the needs of our clients.” Hive Social is already used by more than 3,000 institutions and 30,000 individual members from the global education community. Enterprise Hive expects this technology upgrade and functionality boost to cement HiveSocial as the social collaboration software of choice for education.

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