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Central Desktop Now Available via's AppExchange. customers can now deploy rich extranets to collaborate with customers and partners

PASADENA, Calif. -- Central Desktop, the award winning collaboration platform company, today announced their integration with Salesforce is now available on the AppExchange. With Central Desktop for AppExchange, Salesforce users can create personalized customer extranets and partner portals. Built using the Apex on-demand platform, Central Desktop is immediately available for test drive, trial and deployment on the AppExchange directory at

Central Desktop brings wiki technology to customers in a structured, permission-based environment that is easily adaptable to a company's specific business needs. Central Desktop for AppExchange provides a professional user-experience when collaborating with customers and partners by allowing Salesforce users to invite their customers into a private, invitation-only extranet that can be entirely customized to the company's corporate themes and colors.

Voted "Best of the Web" for collaboration tools by BusinessWeek magazine, Central Desktop for AppExchange is ideal for managing projects, deploying professional services, organizing complex sales and business development deals or simply collaborating with customers outside the firewall. Rather than juggling multiple tools to collaborate with customers, Central Desktop for AppExchange provides a seamless and customizable experience for Salesforce users to track projects and communicate with both customers and partners.

"With the new Central Desktop integration, customers now have a powerful tool to easily collaborate with customers and partners in a private and secure environment," said Isaac Garcia, CEO of Central Desktop. "Rather than emailing files, documents and to-do lists back and forth between employees and customers, Central Desktop allows companies to track projects, files and discussions in a secure extranet environment that is both easy to use and professional in appearance."

"Industry-leading partners such as Central Desktop are delivering solutions on the AppExchange that bring the benefits of on demand to all parts of the enterprise," said Matt Holleran, vice president, AppExchange partners, "Customers no longer have to choose between on demand and on-premise applications for their enterprise - they can now use the AppExchange to choose from hundreds of on-demand applications to address their specific business requirements."

Key Features of Central Desktop for AppExchange

* Professional-looking customer facing extranets

* Delivered 100 percent on demand

* Wiki-based environment

* Completely customizable

* Group calendars for projects and coordination

* Version track files and documents

* Searchable discussion threads

* Secure environment: 256 bit SSL encryption

* Enterprise-grade full-text search within documents and files

Apex and the AppExchange

Apex, the world's first on-demand platform, provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. All Apex components and applications can be easily shared, exchanged and installed with a few simple clicks via's AppExchange directory, enabling all the innovation that Apex unleashes to benefit the entire on-demand community.

Central Desktop for AppExchange is one of more than 400 applications that are now available on's AppExchange, the world's first on-demand application directory, found at

The Apex platform, formerly known as the AppExchange platform, is available today. As previously announced, the next release of the Apex platform is currently scheduled to be available in conjunction with the release of Winter 07, and the Apex programming language is currently scheduled to be available during the first half of 2007.

About Central Desktop

Central Desktop, a pioneer in the on-demand software collaboration market, provides affordable and easy to use collaboration tools to business teams in small and medium sized businesses. Used by more than 20,000 teams and individuals around the world, Central Desktop is an alternative to complex, traditional groupware products such as Microsoft SharePoint and Lotus Notes. Central Desktop clients include groups within Fortune 500 companies, academia, government agencies, manufacturing firms, and software development firms around the globe. Founded in early 2005, Central Desktop is headquartered in Pasadena, California. For more information, visit

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