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Introducing Jive Connectors for Microsoft Office 365

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I'm happy to announce the launch of the Jive Connectors for Office 365 -- making it easier than ever for companies to manage their transition to the cloud. We're helping you bridge the gap between on-premise and cloud versions of SharePoint, Outlook, Office and more, allowing IT to optimize investments while giving employees the power to connect, communicate, and collaborate the way they want.

Companies that use Jive as a communication and collaboration hub empower their employees, partners and customers to work better together with a consistent experience that is accessible across devices.  This reflects the reality of today's enterprise landscape, with businesses operating across cloud and on-premise applications to create a hybrid infrastructure, which includes any combination of leading applications -- from Box to Cisco to Salesforce and more.  With today's announcement, Jive is supporting companies moving their Microsoft investment to Office 365, ensuring a smooth transition that optimizes the experience for employees.

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So what does this mean for your organization? To sum it up, it means that now you can allow employees to use Jive's market-leading communication and collaboration solution to seamlessly converse in email, coordinate projects across team sites, and create documents, spreadsheets and presentations, whether on-premise or in the cloud. Teams can get work done faster and more easily, eliminating silos across applications. Employees benefit as the work they do across systems can be unified through Jive and accessed however they want: on the web, via mobile push notifications, through streams, in email and more.  IT can celebrate the reduced customization and upgrade costs that come with Jive's simple integration capabilities. A true win-win situation for everyone.

Here's just a snippet of how this shapes up in practice:

  • The Jive Connector for Outlook Online brings relevant Jive content and conversations into Outlook email threads for easy reference. People can now upload attachments, create and reply to discussions in Jive and view personal streams within both the cloud and Windows desktop versions of Outlook. With the integration of Jive’s structured outcomes feature, people can also reply in line or mark comments for action to drive business outcomes.
  • The Jive Connector for Office Online eliminates the hurdles of working on Office documents, spreadsheets and presentations regardless of where they live. You can now co-author these files in cloud and Windows desktop versions of Office. With the addition of Jive’s popular impact metrics feature, people can also analyze the reach and sentiment of documents in Office 365.
  • The Jive Connector for SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business enables people to quickly and easily access and work off documents stored in either location.  The newest integration with SharePoint Online syncs news and activity streams between SharePoint and Jive and easily delivers activity from both systems to mobile devices.

These new connectors for Office 365 join a robust list of connectors we already have available, including connectors for Box, Cisco, Dropbox, Evernote, Google, Salesforce and more. At the end of the day, we want to help you bridge across whatever infrastructure or system you are using – so whether you are working with Gmail and Salesforce or Box and Outlook, Jive can provide the hub needed to help you get work done. More information on Jive’s suite of connectors can be found here: http://jive.to/office365

We've just scratched the surface in this post – learn more in our upcoming webinar with John Schneider, senior director of product marketing and Nick Hill, senior director of products here at Jive.  Join us Tuesday, October 7th at 10am PT/1pm ET as they give us a quick, detailed rundown of all the exciting details that come with the launch of Jive for Office 365. Register here to save your spot.

Which Jive Connector for Office 365 are you most excited about?
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