We rolled out a system update this week, and as part of it, we introduced several new (and we hope useful!) features. Here they are, in brief:
Single Sign On
If you have an account with LinkedIn, Twitter, Google, Facebook, vKontakte, Friendster, or OpenID, you can use that account to sign in. Or if you are already logged into any of these services and go to BMEplanet, you will auto-sign into the portal (of course, you need to link your third party account(s) with your BMEplanet account first).
We added a few standard emoticons into the BMEplanet web chat interface to help you communicate better with your friends and colleagues. The goal here is to enable you to more vividly express your thoughts and ideas.
For your convinience when working on collaborative projects, BMEplanet can record your chat sessions and provides you with a very simple way to access them.
Now web chat windows will also show you the last time you spoke with your contact.
Detailed E-mail Alerts
We changed e-mail alerts that the portal sends to a user from the teaser format that usually says “you’ve got a new message” to a more detailed format that tells the user what actually happened on the website and who acted on it.
Custom Permissions & Custom Visibility
When posting ideas, questions, opportunities, or events, or when creating workspaces, users now have much better control over who gets to see and work with their content. In addition to Private, Members Only, and Public levels of visibility, BMEplanet now offers “Special Access” that may include specific individuals and groups. We hope this feature will be especially appreciated by corporate members.