Salesforce unveils Chatter 2

Chatter is pretty much cast from the molds of Facebook and Twitter, but Salesforce is also enhancing it to meet the changing collaboration and communications needs of businesses.

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It's been less than a year since Salesforce first announced Chatter and only three months since the company made the Facebook-like collaboration tool generally available.

Now the tool, which has seen rapid adoption by Salesforce customers since its rollout, is getting its first major upgrade. Today, in conjunction with the Oracle OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, the company is announcing Chatter 2, a feature-rich update that will become available next month.

Salesforce makes no secret of the fact that Chatter is pretty much growing out of the molds of Facebook and Twitter, complete with a news feed, profiles and "following" capabilities. But the company is also enhancing it to meet the changing collaboration and communications needs of businesses.

Read more of " Salesforce: Chatter 2 upgrade to offer more tools, target more users" at ZDNet's Between the Lines.

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    Sam Diaz is a senior editor at ZDNet. He has been a technology and business blogger, reporter and editor at the Washington Post, San Jose Mercury News, and Fresno Bee for more than 18 years.

     

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