Microsoft and Telligent Offer Joint Digital Marketing Solution that Fuses Social + Websites Together

To Support Offering, Telligent and Microsoft Announce the Get Social Tour + Social Workshop Days that will Equip Customers with the Foundation and Tools to Get Social in 2012
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Jan. 31, 2012 - PRLog -- Telligent, a leader in social community software for the enterprise, today announced educational programs and a unique product offering to help its customers accelerate their social strategy in areas where their organization can benefit the most. As Microsoft’s vendor of choice to bring social community into its Digital Marketing Platform, Telligent worked with Microsoft to integrate Microsoft’s best-in-class web content management and search functionality into its leading online social community platform offerings.
“Businesses across the board are scrambling to understand social technology’s place in the enterprise, and how to implement and receive the most value from a social strategy. To support this need, Microsoft has partnered with Telligent to create a unique package that includes educational programs, events and an exclusive product offering called Telligent Social Suite for SharePoint that integrates Telligent Community with Microsoft’s web content management and search capabilities,” said Jon Allen, Microsoft Partner Manager at Telligent.
This strategic relationship with Microsoft presents social community in a unique package that will be of significant value to customers in terms of ease of implementation, cost efficiency, and leveraging their existing SharePoint investment. The package simultaneously accelerates social activates in areas where companies will benefit the most which include, social support, social marketing, and social extranets. These packages can be viewed on Telligent’s website.
To introduce organizations to social concepts and help them get started with accelerating their social activities, Telligent is offering one, three and five day Social Workshops. The Social Workshops are designed to explore ways to optimize customer engagement using social. As an additional asset to understanding the benefits of social, organizations will also be able to choose from several handpicked partners that have expertise developing strategies and implementing Telligent and Microsoft investments together.
Specifically, these workshops will educate organizations on the basics of social and how to design and implement an online community. Current SharePoint customers can use SharePoint Deployment Planning Services to schedule a workshop with Telligent, or companies can work directly with Telligent to schedule workshops.
Additionally, to further help organizations understand the growing importance of social and how online communities can be beneficial if executed correctly, Telligent is kicking off its Get Social Tour. This six-city tour will start on March 6, 2012 in Dallas. The tour will then move to New York, Irvine, Paris, London and will conclude in Munich.
The Get Social Tour will educate attendees on the key characteristics of a world class community, give organizations insight into how corporate-owned communities differ from, but also complement, popular social networking sites, and explain how organizations can enhance their existing SharePoint investments to provide a social offering that will be most beneficial to their organization.
“Social is the new normal. Customers and partners have come to expect social engagement from the companies they work with, and its adoption will only continue to increase moving forward,” said Rob Howard, Founder & Chief Technology Officer of Telligent. “The Get Social Tour outlines the importance of online communities and Telligent’s workshops educate companies, not on technology, but instead on how social is a key component for generating more leads, increasing the number of products sold, enabling customers to provide self-service support and connecting employees within an organization.”
Visit to register for an upcoming Get Social City Event or Social Workshop and learn more about Telligent Social Suite for SharePoint.
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