Traction Adds Distributed File Authoring and Versioning to Industry's Leading Enterprise Weblog Software

Traction TeamPage and Communicator Release 3.5 Add WebDAV, ATOM newsfeeds, and Personalized User Interface Enhancements

Contact:

Dana Harris
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.
Phone: (978) 440-8392
Email: dana@redjavelin.com

Santa Clara, CA. October 25, 2004 (KMWorld and Intranets 2004) - Traction Software, Inc, the leader in Enterprise Weblog software, today announced Traction® TeamPage™ and Traction® Communicator™ Release 3.5, the industry's most robust and easy-to-use Enterprise Weblog software at KMWorld and Intranets 2004. The software now includes built-in support for leading edge WebDAV (Web Based Distributed Authoring and Versioning) document handling capabilities, best of class ATOM and RSS newsfeed syndication for "at-a-glance" information, and interface enhancements that allow users to further personalize the information they receive. Using Traction, enterprises are able to add context, intelligence and dialogue to internal communications so that employees and management have real-time and accurate information to respond quickly to changes in the business environment.

"Traction Release 3.5 provides a dramatically more effective and easy to use framework for business communication, collaboration and knowledge management," said Greg Lloyd, President and Co-Founder of Traction Software. "This release adds the ability to easily share, edit, version and link to files using built-in WebDAV support combined with the secure permissioned access model that Traction first introduced for weblog articles, comments and RSS newsfeeds. Traction continues to deliver on its promise to streamline the working communications process for business and government."

New Features Expand Enterprise Weblog offering
Traction Release 3.5 WebDAV support combines attachment versioning and check-out features found in document management systems with shared folder features found in traditional collaborative workspaces. Traction's permissioned access model and support for encrypted access using W3C standards makes it easy to securely share files as well as articles and comments anywhere in the world using just a standard web browser. Platform improvements include:

  • Built-in WebDAV Support - This feature adds seamless support for creating, editing, and versioning files attached to Traction articles or shared in per-project and server level web folders. Microsoft Windows users can use Explorer to drag and drop or edit files shown directly in Windows Web Folders. This new feature also provides single click editing of files in Microsoft Office applications and allows version history to be automatically maintained for any file attachment or shared file. In addition to Windows Web Folders, Traction's WebDAV support includes a web file and folder interface that requires no WebDAV client and works with Firefox, Mozilla, Safari, Internet Explorer or any modern browser and operating system. Traction project web pages automatically list names and links to shared files that have been recently updated or added so that users can instantly see changes to their workspaces and react to new information quickly.
  • New Atom Support - Traction Release 3.5 now generates Atom as well as RSS newsfeeds, allowing weblog readers to subscribe using either syndication format. Traction allows readers to subscribe to topic or search expression based newsfeeds, with password protected encrypted access to protect business critical projects.
  • Improved Customized Interface Options - Administrators and users now have even greater flexibility and control over the look, feel and function of the user interface. They can not only choose from a number of skins, but also control layout options such as how project lists, label lists and sections appear on a page. Users now can create subsections in the sidebar navigation, making it easier to find and view specific information pertaining to a particular part of a project or workspace. Users can choose to show comments in RSS and Atom newsfeeds as standalone notes or in context by changing a personal preference.

Pricing and Availability
Traction's Release 3.5 is available immediately and is a free upgrade for Traction Software customers who subscribe to Traction's annual maintenance plan. New Traction customers get WebDAV support at no additional cost. For information on the IETF standard WebDAV protocol see xml.coverpages.org/webdav.html and comparitech.net/w...,

About Traction Software
Traction Software provides business and government organizations with enterprise weblog software that allows groups and teams to communicate more effectively. Traction's easy to use TeamPage™ software creates a communications hub for business information and working communications that collects, organizes, links and shares sources of information in context over time. TeamPage is used for business applications ranging from product development and project management to marketing field communication, competitive intelligence, and sales. The company distributes its products directly and through global partners. Based in Providence, Rhode Island, Traction Software is a privately held corporation with financing from investors including In-Q-Tel and Slater Interactive. For additional information, visit Traction at www.tractionsoftware.com.

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Traction is a registered trademark and Traction TeamPage is a trademark of Traction Software, Inc.

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