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Desktop Software for SharePoint by Colligo Networks is Selected for the Productivity and Collaboration Category

Vancouver, BC, May 21, 2008 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, today announced that its Colligo Contributor Pro Version 3.0 desktop software for Microsoft® Office 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®.

The Best of Tech•Ed 2008 Awards recognize companies who offer innovative products in the industry. The judges reviewed over 220 products and services submitted for the contest and chose 29 finalists to be interviewed at the Tech•Ed 2008 IT Professionals Conference in Orlando, Florida. Winners will be announced on June 12 at an evening reception for all of the finalists and at on June 13.

“Choosing from such a wide variety of outstanding entries is a challenge every year, and the quality of this year’s entries was particularly high,” said Karen Forster, group editorial and strategy director for Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine. “The products selected as finalists clearly provide innovative solutions and strategic importance to the market, are competitively advantageous, and provide exceptional value to customers.”

Colligo Contributor Pro Version 3.0 is client software that increases SharePoint user adoption by providing an intuitive user experience that better integrates SharePoint into the way users work on their desktops. It enables information workers to easily access, modify, and create SharePoint content through familiar desktop interfaces. Contributor Pro includes two user interface options: (1) the standalone desktop client provides instant SharePoint access, online and offline, for mobile and remote workers; and (2) the Add-In for Microsoft Office Outlook® provides 2-way access to SharePoint within Outlook, enabling users to easily drag-and-drop emails (including metadata and attachments) into document libraries.

“We’re honored that Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines have chosen Colligo again this year as a Best of Tech•Ed finalist,” commented Barry Jinks, President and CEO, Colligo Networks. “It’s particularly gratifying that Colligo Contributor Pro has been recognized in this category since we are passionate about improving information worker productivity and collaboration. Our customers tell us that by integrating SharePoint into the way people work on their desktops every day, Colligo Contributor improves user adoption and increases the quantity and quality of information being managed in SharePoint.”

Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro, the largest independent Windows IT community in the world, has Windows IT Pro as its flagship print publication. Windows IT Pro also includes SQL Server Magazine and Office SharePoint Pro. The Windows IT Pro network has 2.5 million unique visitors to its Web sites each month, and more than one million subscribers who opt-in to one or more email newsletters. Windows IT Pro is the world’s leading producer of custom road shows, paid conferences, and paid workshops for Windows and SQL Server IT and developer professionals. For more information visit:

Penton Media, Inc. is the largest independent business-to-business media company in the U.S., serving more than six million business professionals every month. The company’s market-leading brands are focused on 30 industries and include 113 trade magazines, 145 Web sites, 150 industry trade shows and conferences, and more than 500 information data products. Headquartered in New York City, the privately held company is owned by MidOcean Partners and U.S. Equity Partners II, an investment fund sponsored by Wasserstein & Co., LP, and its co-investors. For additional information on the company and its businesses, visit

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About Colligo Networks

Colligo is a leading provider of desktop collaboration solutions. Its client-based software solutions extend the functionality of collaboration and content management applications like Microsoft SharePoint and IBM Lotus Notes. Designed to increase productivity, Colligo products move critical data storage and synchronization functions from the server to the desktop, enabling users to more effectively capture, access, edit, and share information when and where they need it. From instant team collaboration to remote user access, Colligo enhances the collaboration experience for over 200,000 licensed users in more than 50 countries. Customers include Siemens, PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Motors, KPMG, Qualcomm, and Grant Thornton. Colligo is a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV partner and IBM Business Partner. For more information visit

Colligo is a trademark of Colligo Networks, Inc. All other corporate names and / or product names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

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