Community Server 2.0 Now Available!
02-20-2006, 12:23 PM
rhowardTelligent and the Community Server team are very pleased to announce the immediate availability of Community Server 2.0 the platform that enables you to quickly and easily create online communities.
Express Edition – The free
Express Edition is perfect for people that need to get a community up-and-running
on a budget. It is free, but has restrictions on use but can be used commercially.
Standard Edition – The Standard Edition is the entry level commercial platform and unlocks some features not available in the Express Edition.
Professional Edition – The Professional Edition is targeted at organizations that require many of the capabilities offered by Community Server 2.0 for running a high-traffic community.
Enterprise Edition – The Enterprise Edition unleashes the full potential of Community Server and has been designed for organizations that require all of the capabilities found in Community Server.
File Gallery – Easily share files of any type and size. Supports comments, ratings,
download counts as well as permissions for controlling how your files are accessed.
FTP Gateway – Easily enable drag-and-drop or even drive mapping for Community Server file or photo galleries.
Enterprise Search – Enables new options for data matching; RSS enabled search; and proximity searching
Email Gateway – Enables integration with Microsoft Exchange Server or stand-alone email support. Using the Mail Gateway enables blogging by email and using forums as an email distribution list.
RSS Aggregator – Easily combine multiple RSS sources into a combined/aggregated view.
RSS Reader – Enable each user to create his or her own custom RSS subscriptions as well as aggregating and ‘mashing-up’ related content in-and-outside of Community Server
Control Panel – Completely rewritten Control Panel which greatly simplifies management of Community Server.
…and more – Video blogging, Tablet PC ink support, simple content management, search engine optimization, basic social networking functionality, new reports, spam blocking tools, member points, new slideshow tool for photo gallery, updated polls system, forum personalization, RSS enabled search, secure RSS, better NNTP and Email integration, URL redirects/tracking, threaded UI for forums.
A common proposal made to Telligent clients is to "board the Community Server train". More simply put, rather than investing in custom features the suggestion is offered to work with Telligent to prioritize features built directly into Community Server.
The roadmap below provides some guidance around the planned versions and Community Server. Also, please review our bug database for more information about open work items.
Version 2.0 (February 20th, 2006)
Focus is on simplicity and quality. A complete pass will be made through the application focused on simplifying common tasks, building more wizards, and adding more help oriented content. More integration work across base features will also be done.
Key Work Items:
Version 2.1 (Summer 2006)
Version 3.0 (Early 2007)
Application fully converted to ASP.NET 2.0 to take advantage of ASP.NET 2.0 functionality and performance. This will also contain the first version of the new CMS add-on.
Additional information and details will be published as releases approach. If you would like additional roadmap information this can be provided under disclosure.