Vignette Corp. (NASDAQ:VIGN) unveiled Vignette Collaboration release 7.0, the latest version of its enterprise collaboration product. Vignette Collaboration brings synchronous and asynchronous collaboration together in one interface, and includes packaged integration with the Instant Messaging server Microsoft Live Communications Server for enhanced synchronous communications. The product’s internationalization enables organizations to display, store, and search content authored in any Unicode supported language simultaneously, including Eastern European and Asian languages (e.g. Russian, Thai, Japanese, Korean, Simplified or Traditional Chinese and more). In addition, Hierarchical Group Support provides easier administration of access policies through better mappings to company directories; Search Engine Enhancements improve search engine integration and robustness; Administration Console Enhancements provide a simplified interface; Reduction of the number of clicks for common actions and provide in-place editing of documents, and more. Vignette Collaboration release 7.0 will be generally available in the fourth quarter of 2005. Licensing costs for Vignette Collaboration begin at $50,000.