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Telligent Stands Out as the Only Social Community Software Provider Delivering a Complete Set of Social Apps on an Extensible Platform that Embraces Microsoft Technology

Telligent’s Momentum in Adopting Microsoft Technology fuels Social Innovation for Microsoft Customers and Partners wanting to build World Class Communities and empower Social Networking for the Enterprise.

Los Angeles, CA, July 14, 2011 --( At Microsoft’s Worldwide Partner Conference Telligent is announcing its expanded capabilities to help Microsoft customers and partners deploy a complete social layer that leverages Microsoft technology for customer, employee and partner communities.

“We understand the Microsoft technology stack better than any other social community vendor,” says Patrick Brandt, CEO of Telligent. “Our founder and CTO hails from Microsoft and our products help customers embrace their Microsoft investments and deliver an unbelievable social community experience for their employees, customers and partners,” Brandt explains.

Telligent will demonstrate its award-winning social community software built on the Microsoft stack and its out-of-the box Microsoft integration at this week’s Microsoft Worldwide Partner Conference. The Telligent team will also be collaborating with Microsoft and key partners on best practices for deploying social community software to deliver successful business outcomes. Additionally, Telligent will be participating in Microsoft advisory boards and key discussions sharing thought leadership on the future of social in enterprise and customer communities.

“Telligent offers a unique but valuable proposition for customers with deep Microsoft investments. Only Telligent can deliver a social applications solution this innovative and agile,” said Debbie Rosen, SVP & Chief Marketing Officer for Global 360. “Conversation around content is just as important as the information itself, and with the powerful combination of Telligent and Microsoft we can easily put the business user in control to have valuable discussions that are captured and shared with others,” adds Rosen.

According to Telligent’s founder and CTO, Rob Howard, the company’s software and Microsoft’s technologies are a perfect fit. Howard explains. “When fully leveraged throughout the enterprise, Telligent’s social solutions allow companies to deploy a ‘social layer’ across the organization utilizing social tools to connect IT, business leaders, employees and customers.”

“Furthermore, executives are able to realize a better ROI on their existing third-party applications and Microsoft investments by leveraging Telligent’s compatible, enterprise-grade social technologies. With the industry’s only ‘social platform,’ once the API’s are published, they are guaranteed not to change,” continues Howard. “If a company relies on Microsoft technologies, we are the sole software provider that can fully integrate social throughout their organization.”

“Not only is Telligent developed on Microsoft, it integrates with key technologies like SharePoint, Lync, FAST, Active Directory, Office, and notably powers dozens of global Microsoft communities, including mission-critical product communities for Microsoft Windows, Bing and Microsoft Office 365,” explains Howard. Telligent also attained Front Runner status in the Microsoft® Windows Azure platform initiative.

Telligent helps more than 3,000 customers deploy communities for their employees and customers. Since its inception in 2004, the company has continued to innovate with the latest social advancements, including integration with Facebook and Twitter. Many large consumer brands use Telligent to orchestrate interactive marketing campaigns and customer-driven support, including integration with SharePoint and FAST to expand reach, retain customers and increase revenue.

“Working with Microsoft provides incredible value for our customers and partners. First, we are embracing not replacing technology they have invested in; allowing Telligent to provide the social layer that adds new capabilities around collaboration to deliver on successful business outcomes. Second, Telligent’s technology is easy-to-use and employees can create communities of interest to get their business done. Lastly, our working relationship with Microsoft, its partner network and customers allows us to take social to places never before seen in both internal and external online communities, ” explains Brandt.

Telligent’s latest announcement comes on the heels of the company’s Telligent Enterprise 3.0 launch which debuted last month. Telligent plans to announce a blockbuster of several significant new product innovations throughout the summer.

Telligent’s Participation in Microsoft Azure’s Front Runner Program
“Through the technical and marketing support provided by the Front Runner program, we are excited to see the innovative solutions built on the Windows Azure platform by the ISV community,” said Doug Hauger, general manager for Windows Azure Microsoft Corp. “The companies who choose to be a part of the Front Runner program show initiative and technological advancement in their respective industries.”

About Telligent
One of the pioneers in enterprise social community and workforce collaboration software, Telligent helps companies worldwide to implement social communities for their employees, customers and partners. Its powerful community development platform allows customers and partners to customize their community experiences and build award-winning applications on top of the platform.

Telligent differentiates itself with an ease of business and a level of confidence to which seasoned and successful organizations are accustomed. With a customer-focused culture, Telligent sets the social enterprise standard for positive business outcomes. With Telligent, thousands of organizations worldwide have created successful communities that drive collaboration, communication, innovation, networking and support, including American Marketing Association, Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Psion, U.S. Department of Defense - All Partners Access Network (APAN) and more.

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