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Posting plug-in for b2 available

We now have a posting plug-in for the b2 weblog tool available, allowing NewsGator users to post directly to b2 from Outlook. Titles and categories are supported.

The b2 plug-in is available immediately for download.


Posting plug-in for pMachine available

We are pleased to announce the availability of a posting plug-in for pMachine. This plug-in allows seamless posting to pMachine weblogs from NewsGator, including support for titles and categories.

The pMachine plug-in is available immediately for download.


Press Release - NewsGator Integrates with MySmartChannels to Provide Powerful Knowledge Management Solution within Microsoft Outlook

NewsGator, the Premier News Aggregator for Microsoft Outlook, and the MySmartChannels Enterprise Weblogging Server Give Users Seamless Access to Important Business Information

DENVER, Colo. -- Sept. 3, 2003 -- NewsGator Technologies and MyST Technology Partners announced a partnership today to provide users with access to MySmartChannels directly from NewsGator, a news aggregator that runs in Microsoft Outlook. MySmartChannels is a business weblogging platform that allows anyone to securely publish information, and invite colleagues and business partners to subscribe to and collaborate on it. NewsGator 1.3 enables users to subscribe to MySmartChannels and other RSS-based syndicated news feeds and have important business information sent directly into their Outlook and Exchange server folders. These tools, used together, are a powerful combination because they allow teams to publish and subscribe to rapidly changing information with the tools they already use.

The first result of this partnership is the delivery of a NewsGator plug-in for publishing content to MySmartChannels, available today from http://www.newsgator.com/plugins. This plug-in allows users to securely post content to specific channels directly from Outlook, eliminating the need to use a separate publishing tool. "Making it easy for workers to contribute content is an important factor in maximizing the benefits of an enterprise weblogging platform like MySmartChannels," said F. Andy Seidl, co-founder of MyST Technology Partners. "Integration with NewsGator makes both knowledge contribution and consumption from within Outlook literally as easy as using e-mail - easier, actually, since there's no spam." Using MySmartChannels with NewsGator, enterprise users are able to subscribe to channels that are relevant to their work objectives, increasing awareness of important information and increasing productivity.

RSS (Rich Site Summary) News Syndication is an emerging method of staying abreast with rapidly changing information, and these feeds can be generated in many forms by MySmartChannels. When combined with NewsGator to bring these feeds into Outlook, a uniquely powerful solution emerges. "NewsGator and MySmartChannels is a revelation," said William Stow, chairman of Tsunamin Corporation. "For the first time in my career, I am able to see into the activities and news from all parts of the company.

MySmartChannels provides the information channels for each company department, team or individual to post their activities and discussions, and NewsGator provides the up-to-the minute news feed in my Microsoft Outlook folders."

NewsGator users can monitor secure feeds from MySmartChannels, in addition to the ever-growing number of information sources supporting RSS syndication. News can be sorted, organized, grouped, or searched in countless ways, and features like offline reading make this information readily accessible at any time. NewsGator 1.3 works with Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later, and is available immediately from http://www.newsgator.com. Pricing is $29 (U.S.) per copy, with quantity discounts available. Free MySmartChannels accounts are available at http://myst-technology.com. For information about dedicated hosted services, OEM licensing, or behind-the-firewall deployment, contact sales@myst-technology.com.


Press Release - NewsGator Teams Up with Leading IDG Brands to Offer Users New RSS Feeds Inside Microsoft Outlook

Valuable Content Now Available From IDG Brands Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World & PC World Inside Microsoft Outlook

DENVER, Colo -- Aug. 26, 2003 -- New content from IDG's leading brands Computerworld, InfoWorld, Network World and PC World are now available inside Microsoft Outlook, NewsGator Technologies announced today. As a result of a new partnership with IDG, NewsGator users can now access valuable news and information from over 50 new RSS feeds. These new feeds are included in NewsGator 1.3's new feed wizard, allowing NewsGator users to easily and seamlessly find and subscribe to new content. The addition of these feeds is the latest in a series of announcements designed to add important and productive content for NewsGator users, while at the same time making the content easier to find - all without having to leave their working environment to search for it.

NewsGator 1.3 is a news aggregator which runs inside Microsoft Outlook, and retrieves news from news sites, weblogs, NNTP (Usenet) newsgroups, and other information sources that support the RSS syndication format. NewsGator automatically integrates the news items into Microsoft Outlook folders for users to access immediately or at a later time.

These leading IDG high technology publications have recently created RSS feeds in an effort to push valuable news and editorial content to their users in an unobtrusive manner. Including these feeds in NewsGator will expand their reach to thousands of additional readers. "Partnering with NewsGator Technologies is an important step for us," said Chad Dickerson, CTO and Columnist at InfoWorld, an IDG company. "As NewsGator continues to expand into the corporate market, partnering with NewsGator Technologies is natural for us to extend the visibility of our content to more enterprise IT readers within their existing Microsoft Outlook environments."

With IDG on board, NewsGator users now have easy access to useful high technology news and developments inside Outlook. As NewsGator expands its reach in both the corporate and consumer markets, and as more sources support RSS syndication, users will be able to take advantage of a variety of rich content across a number of industry sectors. News can be sorted, organized, grouped, or searched in countless ways, and features like offline reading make this information readily accessible at any time. NewsGator 1.3 works with Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later, and is available immediately from http://www.newsgator.com. Pricing is $29 (U.S.) per copy, with quantity discounts available.


Press Release - NewsGator Technologies and About.Com Agreement Allows Users to Access New RSS Feeds Within Microsoft Outlook

First In Series of Moves To Add Valuable Content For Users

DENVER, Colo. -- Aug. 19, 2003 -- NewsGator Technologies has partnered with About.com to include over 400 RSS feeds in NewsGator 1.3's new feed wizard, which means that users will be able to find and subscribe to any of About.com's feeds with only a few clicks. Adding these feeds marks the first in a series of announcements designed to add important and productive content for NewsGator users, while at the same time making the content easier to find.

NewsGator 1.3 is a news aggregator which runs inside Microsoft Outlook, and retrieves news from news sites, weblogs, NNTP (Usenet) newsgroups, and other information sources that support the RSS syndication format, and automatically integrates the news items into Microsoft Outlook folders.

About.com, the Web's largest content destination, recently created more than 400 RSS feeds, covering each of their content areas. Including these feeds in NewsGator's feed wizard will expand the reach and visibility of these feeds to NewsGator users. "We're very excited to be partnering with NewsGator Technologies to include our wide range of content feeds within NewsGator," said Ron McCoy, CTO of About.com. "We believe that publishing our content this way, combined with the ease-of-use and corporate reach of NewsGator, will increase the visibility of our content to a new audience and make it easier for our current audience to keep up with the topics in which they're interested."

NewsGator users can monitor the ever-growing number of information sources supporting RSS syndication. News can be sorted, organized, grouped, or searched in countless ways, and features like offline reading make this information readily accessible at any time. NewsGator 1.3 works with Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later, and is available immediately from http://www.newsgator.com. Pricing is $29 (U.S.) per copy, with quantity discounts available.


Plug-in Update

The Blogger plug-in has been updated to work with NewsGator 1.3 in both HTML and plain-text publishing modes.

Also, the HtmlClean plug-in is no longer required when using NewsGator 1.3.


NewsGator 1.3 Released

We are very pleased to announce the release of NewsGator 1.3! This is a major update; Outlook folder integration is tighter than ever, NNTP newsgroups are now supported, offline posting support is available, and numerous other features and fixes are included in this release. We strongly recommend that all NewsGator users update to this release.

This is a free upgrade for licensed users of 1.x versions.

Change List and Downloads


Press Release - NewsGator 1.3 Tightens Integration with Microsoft Outlook and Adds Newsgroup Support

NewsGator 1.3 Tightens Integration with Microsoft Outlook and Adds Newsgroup Support

NewsGator, the Premier News Aggregator for Outlook, Allows Users to Subscribe to Syndicated RSS News Feeds, and is First to Add Support for Newsgroups within Outlook

Denver, CO - August 5, 2003 - NewsGator 1.3, a new version of the popular news aggregator for Microsoft Outlook, was announced today by NewsGator Technologies. NewsGator retrieves news from news sites, weblogs, and other information sources that support the RSS syndication format, and automatically integrates the news items into Microsoft Outlook folders. In addition to RSS feeds, NewsGator 1.3 adds the ability to subscribe to NNTP (Usenet) newsgroups, the first tool of its kind to provide this capability within Microsoft Outlook.

The continued growth of RSS (Rich Site Summary) news syndication feeds makes NewsGator an extremely powerful way to stay abreast of rapidly changing information. Adding additional information sources such as newsgroups to NewsGator 1.3 further enhances this capability, bringing more business information into Outlook without driving users elsewhere to subscribe or search for it.

Version 1.3 also adds many frequently requested features to NewsGator, including tighter folder integration and support for multiple Outlook profiles. Tighter folder integration makes mapping folders to subscriptions easier, and support for multiple Outlook profiles helps corporate users access important information when on the road and disconnected from their Exchange server.

Further enhancing NewsGator’s offline support is the ability to compose new posts offline, which is a significant benefit for corporate users. Users can now compose new posts while offline and disconnected, and then post them later when they have a live network connection.

"The new support for newsgroups within Version 1.3 demonstrates NewsGator's leading edge capabilities for multiple information sources," said Chris Pirillo, president of Lockergnome. "This feature combined with the new offline posting support makes NewsGator the perfect information management tool for consumers and corporate users alike."

NewsGator users can monitor the ever-growing number of information sources supporting RSS syndication. News can be sorted, organized, grouped, or searched in countless ways, and features like offline reading make this information readily accessible at any time. NewsGator 1.3 works with Microsoft Outlook 2000 or later, and is available immediately from http://www.newsgator.com. Pricing is $29 (U.S.) per copy, with quantity discounts available.


Agreement signed with Blodgett Communications

We are pleased to announce our partnership with Blodgett Communications to manage our marketing and PR efforts, and we welcome them to our team. Press release:

BLODGETT COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT WITH NEWSGATOR

Blodgett To Manage NewsGator's Public Relations Program

Boston, MA (July 23, 2003) – Blodgett Communications, a Boston-based communications consultancy specializing in providing public relations services to small and mid-sized high technology companies, announced today that it has signed an agreement with Colorado-based Reinacker & Associates, Inc., to manage PR efforts for NewsGator, a news aggregator application that allows users to subscribe to various syndicated news feeds and have news delivered into Outlook on their desktop.

Blodgett Communications' PR efforts will help NewsGator's outreach to the corporate market as well as to consumers interested in more efficient way to manage their news. With NewsGator, users can customize the way their news is organized, by source, date or any field, or through a single folder or a large folder hierarchy. NewsGator is also extremely flexible, allowing users to download news in the morning to read later, forward content to colleagues, or store content in Exchange Server public folders.

"We're very excited to be working with Blodgett to help promote NewsGator. We believe RSS and syndication are poised for dramatic growth, and NewsGator is uniquely positioned to leverage that growth into the corporate environment," said Greg Reinacker, President & Founder of Reinacker & Associates, Inc., who launched NewsGator in February. "We already have a number of successful corporate installations, and hope that expanding our marketing and PR initiative will spread the word about NewsGator's capabilities worldwide."

Founder & President of Blodgett Communications Renee Blodgett has more than 14 years of experience bringing software and hardware solutions to market in North America and on four continents.

About Blodgett Communications

We specialize in developing integrated strategic public relations strategies for high technology products and services companies. Our approach is highly personalized, connecting our clients to the right influencers, at the right time, in the right place. We help our clients build relationships whose impact will not only yield results that affect their bottom lines, but extend into long term partnerships that will change their business. Blodgett's team combines their global marketing and public relations experience with a diverse portfolio that touches nearly every technology sector in the industry. We have proven results, again and again. Come visit us at www.blodgettcommunications.com.

Contact:
Renee L. Blodgett
Blodgett Communications
617.484.0063
renee@blodgettcommunications.com
http://www.blodgettcommunications.com


NewsGator case study: Triple Point Technology, Inc.

We are pleased to announce that we have published the first in a series of case studies. This one is with Triple Point Technology, Inc., a provider of commodity trading solutions. An excerpt:

Using NewsGator and other tools, Triple Point Technology has transformed the way they share information within the enterprise. From critical build and release notifications, to internal publishing and collaboration, publishing via RSS has dramatically changed their information landscape. NewsGator provides seamless access to this information, all while preserving the familiar user experience of Microsoft Outlook.

Read it now!



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News Archive:

9/30/2003 - Posting plug-in for b2 available

9/29/2003 - Posting plug-in for pMachine available

9/3/2003 - Press Release - NewsGator Integrates with MySmartChannels to Provide Powerful Knowledge Management Solution within Microsoft Outlook

8/26/2003 - Press Release - NewsGator Teams Up with Leading IDG Brands to Offer Users New RSS Feeds Inside Microsoft Outlook

8/19/2003 - Press Release - NewsGator Technologies and About.Com Agreement Allows Users to Access New RSS Feeds Within Microsoft Outlook

8/4/2003 - Plug-in Update

8/4/2003 - NewsGator 1.3 Released

8/4/2003 - Press Release - NewsGator 1.3 Tightens Integration with Microsoft Outlook and Adds Newsgroup Support

7/23/2003 - Agreement signed with Blodgett Communications

6/30/2003 - NewsGator case study: Triple Point Technology, Inc.

6/15/2003 - HtmlClean plug-in available

6/5/2003 - Radio plug-in updated - empty title problem fixed

6/4/2003 - Radio plug-in updated

5/29/2003 - BlogX plug-in updated

5/22/2003 - Posting plug-ins updated

5/19/2003 - Press Release - NewsGator 1.2 Integrates RSS with Outlook

5/19/2003 - NewsGator 1.2 Released

4/24/2003 - Knowledge Base RSS Feed

4/2/2003 - Privacy policy

3/30/2003 - NewsGator 1.1 Released

3/18/2003 - Content Syndication with RSS

3/17/2003 - NewsGator.com reliability

3/4/2003 - NewsGator Forums RSS-enabled

2/28/2003 - NewsGator and Security

2/26/2003 - Online Tutorial

2/23/2003 - NewsGator 1.0 Released