Press release:Â ProtonMedia Unveils ProtoSphere 2.1 Featuring Unprecedented Microsoft Outlook Integration
PHILADELPHIA, PA â€“ProtonMedia, the developer of ProtoSphereÂ®, the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the enterprise, announced today the release of ProtoSphereÂ® 2.1. Featuring a wide range of new tools and capabilities designed specifically for the enterprise, ProtoSphereÂ® 2.1 is a dramatically enhanced version of ProtonMediaâ€™s rapidly emerging collaboration & learning platform.
â€œWhile the version number might suggest merely an incremental change, this new version includes a lot of new features that our enterprise customers have been asking for,â€ said Ron Burns, ProtonMediaâ€™s CEO.
ProtoSphereÂ® is the first and only immersive, 3D social collaboration environment that directly integrates with both Microsoftâ€™s Office and Lync products. The new version of ProtoSphereÂ®, Version 2.1, adds even tighter integration with Outlook. Now, users can book virtual rooms for meetings and events directly from their Outlook calendars.
â€œThe integration with Outlook is really very tight,â€ said Burns. â€œBut thatâ€™s not the only impressive new feature.â€
Some of those new features include updated SharePoint integration to support site-federated authentication, Office 365 authentication and interoperation, a suite of tools that will give developers the ability to create a wide variety of custom interactions such as programming â€œbotsâ€ that can respond directly to a userâ€™s avatar, moderator access controls, keyboard controls, YouTube support and backwards compatibility with the previous versions.
Burns will be presenting ProtoSphereÂ® 2.1 to a large audience of Microsoft employees and partners during Microsoftâ€™s 2012Worldwide Partner Conference in Toronto this week. That presentation will be at the Microsoft Office Divisionâ€™s â€œFuture of Productivityâ€ Theater on Wednesday, July 11 at 3:00PM EDT. ProtonMedia was also invited by Lync Enterprise Voice CTO Aamer Kaleem, to host a “Lunch ‘n Learn” session with over fifty of Microsoft’s leading global business development managers who focus on the Lync Enterprise voice technology.
Microsoftâ€™s Worldwide Partner Conference is the software giantâ€™s largest partner event of the year. The event gives Microsoftâ€™s many partners the opportunity to show off their products, network and meet with representatives from Microsoftâ€™s global enterprise sales force. The conference runs from July 9-12 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, Canada.
ProtonMedia is the developer of ProtoSphere, the market-leading virtual collaboration environment for the high-performance workplace and the #1 virtual environment for collaborative product life-cycle management in life sciences. ProtoSphereâ€™s virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that help companies accelerate decision-makers improve productivity and overall workplace performance. The company is a Gartner â€œCool Vendor in the High-Performance Workplace.â€ For more information, visit www.protonmedia.com.