Oracle Beehive

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Oracle Beehive
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Developer(s) Oracle Corp
Initial release 2008
Stable release 2.0
Operating system Cross-platform
Available in Multiple languages
Type Collaboration platform, Collaborative software, Enterprise social software
License Proprietary
Website http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/middleware/beehive/overview/index.html

Oracle Beehive is collaboration platform software developed by Oracle Corporation that combines email, team collaboration, instant messaging, and conferencing in a single solution. It can be deployed on premise as licensed software or as software as a service (SaaS).[1]

Features[edit]

Key components[edit]

Oracle Beehive includes a platform along with 4 main components:[2]

  • Beehive Platform: Unified architecture and data store for collaboration and communication services. Includes restricted-use licenses for Oracle Database and Oracle Fusion Middleware.
  • Enterprise Messaging: Email, calendar, address book, and task management accessible via Microsoft Outlook, Zimbra Web Client, and a selection of mobile phones.
  • Team Collaboration: Team workspaces with document library, team wiki, team calendar, team announcements, RSS and contextual search.
  • Synchronous Collaboration: Web conferencing and VoIP audio conferencing via the Beehive Conferencing Client.

Interoperability[edit]

Oracle Beehive supports the following standards for greater interoperability and to allow the use of different communication and collaboration clients:[2][3]

Product enhancements[edit]

In May 2009, Oracle released version 1.5 of Oracle Beehive with new capabilities including web-based team workspaces that include features such as file sharing, team wikis, team calendar, RSS support, and contextual search.[4] Beehive 1.5 also includes added security and recording capabilities for audio and web conferencing and expanded integration with desktop productivity tools like Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer.[1]

In February 2010, Oracle released version 2.0 of Oracle Beehive. New capabilities include a software development kit with REST APIs, coexistence support for Lotus Domino email systems, integration with Oracle Universal Content Management and Oracle Information Rights Management software, and team collaboration enhancements including a user directory, discussion forums, task assignments, tagging, and faceted search.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "In the Briefing Room: Oracle Beehive". Basex. 2009-05-06. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  2. ^ a b c "Oracle Beehive Feature List". Oracle Corp. 2009-05-26. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 
  3. ^ "Oracle Enters Beehive in Collaboration Tournament". Craig Roth. 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-06-01. 
  4. ^ "Oracle Beehive Platform Offering Social Networking, Collaboration Tools". eWeek. 2009-05-04. Retrieved 2009-05-26. 

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