Colligo Contributor version 3.1 has just been released. The big news in this release is more advanced support for metadata, which is particularly useful for using SharePoint in ECM applications. Now you can set folder level metadata in SharePoint using the Contributor Client, Add-In or Pro – a feature not currently available on the server. The key enhancements in version 3.1 are highlighted below:Continue reading »
For the past week I've been kayaking up <a href="http://www.vancouverisland.com/regions/towns/?townID=3935" target="_blank">Clayoquot Sound</a> – a positively blissful experience. The trip was organized and guided by my dear friend Kim Crosby from <a href="http://www.kayakbc.com/" target="_blank">Wildheart Adventures</a>, who always puts on a terrific trip. But (sigh) now that I'm back to reality I noticed a few interesting blog posts that I wanted to share.
Andy Dale MCSE, who works for <a href="http://www.office-talk.com/" target="_blank">Officetalk</a> in the UK, wrote a couple of interesting posts. The first one entitled <a href="http://andydalesharepoint.blogspot.com/2008/06/six-summer-sharepoint-sizzers.html">"Six Summer SharePoint Sizzlers"</a> highlighted a number of SharePoint Add-on products that he found interesting. His comments about Colligo Contributor were very flattering, indeed:Continue reading »
This is the fourth and final post in a series based on a Colligo whitepaper called “Developing an Effective Email Management Solution in SharePoint”. If you’d like to read the full whitepaper or view the associated webinar with special guest speaker, Kathy Hughes, Microsoft MVP, you can get them here.
In the third post we outlined some of the tradeoffs that need to be made when developing an email management solution in SharePoint, then explored the capabilities of the out-of-the-box solutions. In this post we will take a closer look at our product – Colligo Contributor Add-In for Outlook. This is not meant to be an advertorial, but to provide a bit more detail on why we incorporated certain features into the product.Continue reading »
Windows IT Pro and SQL Server magazines announced last Friday that Colligo Contributor Pro won Best of Tech-Ed 2008 in the Productivity and Collaboration category. We had the pleasure of attending the awards ceremony on Thursday evening at the “Terminator 2″ in Universal Studios and were pleasantly surprised when they announced we’d won. Gotta say I’m really proud of the team at Colligo who created the product and then generated the market awareness that got it noticed. And thanks to the many customers who gave us the opportunity to prove that Contributor delivers tangible benefits.Continue reading »
We’ve posted a link to the webinar (“Best Practices for Using SharePoint for Email Management”) that was held on May 29. I mentioned it a few posts back. It’s available here. For those that weren’t able to attend, this is a great way to catch up on the content you missed. It also includes the whitepaper (“Developing an Effective Email Management Solution in SharePoint”) that my series of posts on email management in MOSS was based upon.Continue reading »
Joel Oleson made an interesting post on the benefits to becoming a SharePoint MVP. Looks like they have a lot of fun! We are really fortunate to have worked with a few MVPs, such as Bob Mixon, Dustin Miller, Corné van Dyk and now, Kathy Hughes. Thanks to all of you for your support of Colligo!
By the way, Corné van Dyk just announced he is joining Dustin Miller at SharePoint Experts… Best of luck Corné!Continue reading »
Now for a little shameless self promotion… But, hey, we can’t help being proud of our baby!
According to the news release, Colligo Contributor Pro Version 3.0 desktop software for SharePoint was named as a finalist of the “Best of Tech•Ed 2008 IT Professional Awards” in the Productivity and Collaboration category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine.Continue reading »
This is the third post in a series based on a Colligo whitepaper called “Developing an Effective Email Collaboration Solution in SharePoint”. In the second post we looked at key issues that should be considered when implementing such a solution. In this post we’ll look a bit closer at best practices, summarize the currently available out-of-the-box solutions and conclude with a checklist you can use to evaluate these solutions (and others you may be considering).
It will come as no surprise that the requirements for email collaboration vary widely depending on the scenario that needs to be supported. A common scenario is project management, since emails and attachments often form the critical part of project documentation. Storage in SharePoint ensures that the content is structured so that it can be retained and located easily through search. This also makes it easy for new team members to get up to speed when they join a project mid-stream (rather than having to locate and forward multiple email threads to them). Another common scenario is departmental communications (e.g. all emails from product management) where emails are used to track issues or topics. Yet another is personal email management where emails and attachments are moved out of Exchange to SharePoint MySites for longer term storage, to avoid inbox size limitations and/or to avoid the use of .PST files.Continue reading »
This webinar may be of interest if you’ve been following our recent posts on email management in MOSS. Office and SharePoint Pro and Windows IT Pro are hosting the event on May 29th: “Best Practices for Using SharePoint for Email Management.”
Attend this practical “How To” webinar to learn the pros and cons of the most popular options for integrating Microsoft Office Outlook and SharePoint Server 2007 – to better support email management in your organization. Discover strategies for a successful deployment that maximizes user adoption while minimizing the burden on IT.Continue reading »
This is the second installment in a series of posts based on a recently released Colligo whitepaper called “Developing an Effective Email Collaboration Solution in SharePoint”. The first post discussed the use of Exchange Public Folders (or Managed Folders in Exchange 2007) to upload emails. This post will dive more deeply into some of the key issues that need to be considered when implementing a successful email management solution.
Email management is a specific use case within the broader category of Enterprise Content Management (ECM). Microsoft published an interesting whitepaper that lays out the “Keys to Successful ECM”. In summary, they are:Continue reading »