Pulse

New Cloud-Based Real-Time Collaboration Platform

Novell have announced the 'Pulse' cloud-based, real-time collaboration platform.

The platform combines real-time authoring and document sharing functionality, communication, social messaging tools and management capabilities. A suggestion system allows users to recommend people and groups, and gadgets can be embedded into messages and profiles. Pulse comes with security granular policy-driven controls, and a Google Wave Federation Protocol that allows integration with other co-editing and collaboration tools, such as Google Wave and extensions that third parties may build on top of the Novell Pulse platform.

Novell will begin sending account access notifications to BrainShare 2010 attendees, who will be the first to test the platform. Other interested parties can register now for notifications when the Novell preview becomes available for a broader audience. Pulse will be generally available in the second half of 2010 in a cloud deployment. An on-premise deployment option will follow.

Jessica Thornsby

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