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Day: January 21, 2010

Box.net Announces New Features

Box.net announced two new features that affect how its users view and share content on the Box platform. The first feature is an integrated content viewer that provides full-viewing capabilities online for a range of files inside the Box environment. The second feature, to be released over the next few weeks, aims to make it easy for users to share and embed all types of files anywhere on the web. These new capabilities are a result of Box.net’s recent acquisition of Increo Solutions and represent a step towards transitioning more users from a desktop environment and into Cloud-based content management. The integrated content viewer and embedding features support popular file formats, including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, PDFs, images, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator files, audio and video. The ability to view and share content regardless of desktop software is geared towards a mobile and web-based workforce. Cloud Content Management facilitates sharing that is also trackable, giving IT departments visibility into how content moves within an organization and beyond. The Box platform also features workflow management, organic content discovery, trackable sharing, and can connect to other cloud solutions – such as Salesforce.com and Google Apps – through its OpenBox platform. http://www.box.net/

NewsGator Acquires Tomoye

NewsGator announced that it reached a final agreement for the acquisition of Tomoye, which focuses on enterprise social computing built on Microsoft technologies. Via Tomoye, NewsGator adds a large market share of “Government 2.0” installations. Tomoye has experience in enterprise social computing, communities of practice, and cross-enterprise learning and collaboration dating to its inception in 2000. Similar to NewsGator Social Sites, Tomoye’s Ecco social computing software enhances Microsoft SharePoint by adding capabilities, including social media, social networking and communities. The acquisition adds to NewsGator’s support of SharePoint to encompass the Microsoft .NET Framework, Microsoft Windows SharePoint Server (WSS), Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010. This combination of product offerings could cover many scenarios from a quickly deployed standalone platform, to an integrated SharePoint WSS solution, to a customized MOSS 2007 deployment; and from intranet collaboration and expertise discovery to extranet customer and partner interactions to Internet communities for customers. NewsGator and Tomoye are both Certified Gold partners of Microsoft. http://www.newsgator.com/ http://www.tomoye.com/

W3C Publishes Last Call Draft of CSS Styling Attributes Level 1

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) Working Group has published a Last Call Working Draft of “CSS Styling Attributes Level 1.” Markup languages such as HTML and SVG provide a styling attribute on most elements, to hold a fragment of a style sheet that applies to those elements. One of the possible style sheet languages is CSS. This draft describes the syntax and interpretation of the CSS fragment that can be used in such styling attributes. Comments are welcome through 09 February. http://www.w3.org/Style/