17 May 2005 | Traction Software Announces Release 3.6 and new Traction TeamPage Feed Reader

Traction TeamPage 3.6 Adds Leading-Edge Security and Content Publishing Capabilities to Award-winning Enterprise Weblog Software Philadelphia, PA May 17, 2005 AIIM Conference and Exhibition -- Traction Software Inc. of Providence, Rhode Island today announced and demonstrated Release 3.6 of Traction® TeamPage™, Traction® Communicator™ and its new Traction TeamPage Feed Reader™ at the Annual AIIM Conference and Exhibition. With help from its new partner, B-Spirit (www.b-spirit.com) of Switzerland, Traction Software is also pleased to announce French language localization, in addition to English, German and Japanese. AIIM 2005 is the largest enterprise content & document management conference and exposition showcasing the technologies and solutions that provide intelligence behind information.

Traction's TeamPage Release 3.6 includes over 20 new features that focus on content management and security, building on TeamPage's best-of-breed document management capabilities. All of the new features were requested by Traction's corporate and government customers.

"Traction's products are about making collaboration happen and leveraging valuable content and ideas throughout the organization, and these new features go right to the heart of how groups best interact," said Greg Lloyd, president and founder of Traction Software. "To develop this next version, we went to our customers and their users to determine what new features would make a direct and palpable impact on how they do business."

New Security, Permissioning and Authentication

Security: In addition to built in HTTPS and HTTPS with X.509 certificate support, Traction TeamPage Release 3.6 adds features for sending secure email from Traction and publishing secure email to Traction. Secure mail protocols supported by Traction include SMTPS, IMAPS, POP3S and STARTTLS.

Authentication and Directory Integration: Traction TeamPage Release 3.6 adds a new hybrid authentication capability, making it easy to setup authentication using multiple external LDAP or Active Directory services, as well as Traction's native directory. In cases where directory services change or move, Release 3.6 now supports migration between directories. On the user front, Release 3.6 includes directory-driven interactive email address completion when emailing content from Traction.

New Permissions: Traction's already flexible, per-project, per-user permissions include many new options. Project administrators can now selectively enable comment and author by email permission, as well as normal article post permission. For users who are allowed to publish to a project but who should not be able to read or edit all content in that project, administrators can now selectively enable permissions to read, edit or erase the content of their own posts. Self-service password recovery and restricted access to personal setup forms can now be specified on a per user basis.

New Publishing & Content Management Features

Zero-footprint rich text publisher and editor: For users who do not choose to install the Windows .NET Traction® Instant Publisher™ client, Release 3.6 now includes the open source TinyMCE rich text editor for publishing new content, editing existing content, and commenting in-line using Internet Explorer on Windows, or Firefox and other modern browsers on a variety of operating systems. The rich text editor is also available for email out and email reply interfaces. Many adaptations were made to TinyMCE, including the ability to drag and drop article references from Traction to the editor, and improvements were contributed back to the open source community.

Zero-refresh commenting and label changes: Adding comments and changing labels formerly required page reloads after submitting changes. Page changes are now instantly updated in place using AJAX techniques to avoid a distracting page reload. Also in Release 3.6, checkboxes for To-Do and Done labels have been added. These checkboxes can be selected or de-selected without page refreshes.

Publishing from camera phones: The email interface now includes filters for select camera phones. The filters parse out unnecessary detail and publish the photos as visible attachments to the message.

Traction Announces TeamPage Feed Reader for capturing RSS/Atom Feeds
Customers in government and business are now starting to rely on RSS feeds. TeamPage Feed Reader is a new product that can read RSS or Atom feeds and publish each post into a selected Traction TeamPage project. Each feed can be configured to automatically post attachments and copies of inline images and, on a rules-driven basis, automatically apply selected Traction labels to each incoming article. TeamPage Feed Reader supports authentication and TLS/SSL encrypted HTTPS syndication feeds, as well as public HTTP feeds.

TeamPage Feed Reader requires Traction TeamPage Release 3.6 and is a separately priced product. Contact Traction Software for pricing.

Traction's Release 3.6 is a free upgrade for Traction Software customers who subscribe to Traction's annual maintenance plan.

About AIIM
AIIM (The Association for Information and Image Management) - the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM), is leading the way to the understanding, adoption and use of ECM technologies. These technologies, tools and methods are used to capture, manage, store, preserve, and deliver content across an enterprise in support of business processes. As a non-profit association for more than 50 years, AIIM provides news, information and resources through its industry web portal and ongoing education through programs that include market analysis, industry standards development, publications, chapters and regional events. For additional information, visit AIIM.org. For AIIM's E-Doc magazine, visit www.edocmagazine.com.

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 secure 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. Traction Software has been named one of the 100 Companies that Matter by KMWorld and is a winner of the RedHerring 100 and EContent 100 awards. 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.

Jen Revis Snider
Red Javelin Communications, Inc.


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

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