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Liferay Social Office 2.0 Enterprise Edition Released
Mark Polly    

Liferay recently released the enterprise edition of Liferay Social Office 2.0. The community edition came out last August. Social Office is a full social platform that includes blogs, wikis, activity streams, profiles, tasks, sites, instant messaging and document collaboration. The enterprise edition is the same as the community edition, but has been hardened for enterprise use and includes additional document and content management features. You can easily integrate Social Office features with your Liferay Portal too.

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Liferay Social Office packs a lot of very nice features into an easy to install and manageable application. Because all the applications are portlets or plugins, you can mix and match other Liferay portlets with the social tools on a page. While you will need to purchase a service agreement to use the enterprise version, it is well worth it.

You can see a live version of the Liferay blog application running Waste Management’s Thinking Green blog. Perficient helped customize the Liferay blog to meet their needs.

You can download the Social Office products from Liferay’s Marketplace, which is their online App Store.



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Anemic IT Growth or Budgeting Shift?
Mon, Nov 17th 2014 3:18p   Michael Porter
ZDNet reports on a recent Gartner report of 2015 IT budgets.  They call it, “IT Spending for 2015 Anemic amid Digital Shift.”  Here’s the breakdown on who creates vs who approves the IT budget. I don’t interpret it quite this way. Yes, IT budget growth is anemic but there’s on telling piece of information in the ZDnet article The upshot: Spending on digital innovation will be funded outside of the IT budget. So yes, spending is anemic within [read] Keywords:
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Digital Transformation is All Around Us…Again.
Tue, Nov 11th 2014 8:19a   Mark Polly
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Drug or Drug Device Portals
Thu, Oct 23rd 2014 10:12a   Michael Porter
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IBM, Microsoft to Let Each Other Use More Software in The Cloud
Wed, Oct 22nd 2014 8:14p   Michael Porter
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Tue, Oct 14th 2014 10:15p   Mark Polly
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Salesforce Community Cloud Roadmap for 2015
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Successful Partner Communities with Salesforce
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Creating Customer Happiness with Salesforce Communities
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Why Do Contextual Ads Fail
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