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Enterprise 2.0, meet Enterprise 1.0

ThoughtFarmer’s 4.0 Release Combines Social Intranet with Document Management

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(VANCOUVER, Canada, November 23, 2010) The deafening hype in the IT industry around “social software” makes it easy to forget that the great majority of businesses are continuing to get things done with email and Office documents. Vancouver-based ThoughtFarmer, the first social intranet software solution, gets back to the basics in its 4.0 release and applies “Enterprise 2.0” thinking to a decidedly 1.0 issue: document management.

“I like Twitter and Facebook as much as the next person,” says Darren Gibbons, president and co-creator of ThoughtFarmer. “But Twitter isn’t going to help you complete your budget spreadsheet or collaborate on a proposal. For that, you need great document handling features, which our new release has in spades.”

Highlights of ThoughtFarmer 4.0:

An end to emailing attachments. You no longer need to download, upload or email files around — the ThoughtFarmer Desktop Connector lets you edit any file directly from your intranet. Collaboratively edit proposals, contracts, budgets, drawings and images. Full revision history is maintained. Watch video.

SharePoint Intranet Connector. Get robust document management capabilities within ThoughtFarmer via the SharePoint Intranet Connector, which is fully functional with any version of SharePoint 2010, including the free Foundation version. Build a complete Social Intranet with full document management at a fraction of the cost of a custom SharePoint implementation. Watch video.

Convert Microsoft Word to perfect intranet pages. Cutting & pasting from Word into a web page can yield unpredictable results. ThoughtFarmer 4.0 contains special Microsoft Word processing capabilities that transform complex Word documents into perfect web pages on your intranet, complete with images, tables, bullets and fonts. Watch video.

Perfect Adobe PDF generation. In one click, create a perfect Adobe PDF document from any page on your intranet.

Complete statistics package. Measure intranet adoption with Intranet Statistics — ThoughtFarmer’s new statistics package built specifically for intranets and based on the Piwik framework. Learn more.

Gibbons will be presenting ThoughtFarmer 4.0’s document management features in a webinar on Wednesday, December 1st at 10:00am Pacific. Register.


“I like Twitter and Facebook as much as the next person. But Twitter isn’t going to help you complete your budget spreadsheet or collaborate on a proposal. For that, you need great document handling features, which ThoughtFarmer 4.0 has in spades.” — Darren Gibbons, ThoughtFarmer President & Co-Creator

“Most people’s Inboxes are stuffed with document revisions. Our ThoughtFarmer 4.0 release lets you create, discuss and iterate your documents straight from your intranet – no downloading, renaming, attaching, emailing. It lets you get real business done faster – it’s Enterprise 2.0 meets Enterprise 1.0.” – Chris McGrath, ThoughtFarmer Co-Creator


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ThoughtFarmer 4.0 screenshots on Flickr

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About ThoughtFarmer

ThoughtFarmer, a product of Vancouver-based OpenRoad, is the only out-of-the-box social intranet solution built entirely on the Microsoft platform. It emphasizes easy wiki-type authoring, people-centric content and automatically generated navigation. ThoughtFarmer is now available with a powerful SharePoint Intranet Connector. Clients include eHarmony, Fokker, Guardian News & Media, Mountain Equipment Co-op (MEC), Penn State University, Steelcase, USDA and USGS.

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Chris McGrath
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Twitter: @thoughtfarmer