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Current shipping version of Contributor passes compatibility tests with technical preview of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010

Vancouver, BC, October 19, 2009 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in Microsoft SharePoint Server client solutions, today announced that its Colligo Contributor 4 for SharePoint product line will be compatible with the upcoming Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 release. In addition, all Colligo Contributor 4 products will remain backwards compatible with all current SharePoint products and technologies, including Windows SharePoint Services 2.0 and 3.0, Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 and Office SharePoint Server 2007 as well as the Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007 systems.

“Colligo is committed to providing support for all shipping versions of SharePoint,” said Barry Jinks, President and CEO, Colligo Networks. “As a Microsoft Gold partner, Colligo works hard to align our products with the SharePoint roadmap so that they continually meet changing business needs and technical requirements. Colligo Contributor provides support across a range of both SharePoint and Office versions, enabling customers to migrate freely while maintaining a consistent user experience.”

“ISV partners are critical to Microsoft’s SharePoint 2010 strategy and Colligo’s integration of SharePoint 2010 to the desktop through their Contributor product line can be a benefit to enterprises,” says Owen Allen, SharePoint Senior Product Manager, Microsoft Corp. “Colligo Contributor’s integration of Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer to SharePoint as well as its desktop caching capabilities can help drive end user adoption and enable organizations to further leverage their investment in SharePoint 2010.”

Customers wishing to do compatibility testing of Colligo Contributor products against the technical preview of SharePoint Server 2010 are invited to download a trial from www.colligo.com.

Colligo Contributor is a desktop software suite that drives user adoption of SharePoint products and technologies by providing an intuitive user experience that better integrates SharePoint products into the way users work on their desktops. It enables information workers to easily access, modify, and create SharePoint content through familiar desktop interfaces. Easy to deploy, learn, and use, Colligo Contributor requires no server modifications and provides a new level of desktop support for all shipping versions of SharePoint products and technologies. Custom interfaces can be built on the Contributor runtime using the Software Development Kit (SDK).

Products in the Colligo Contributor family include:

  • Contributor Pro – Full Desktop Integration
    Colligo Contributor Pro is the ultimate desktop integration for SharePoint products and technologies. It boosts offline productivity, improves content management, and increases the number of emails and documents classified in SharePoint. Contributor Pro includes three user interfaces: a rich standalone desktop client, an add-in for Outlook, and a Windows Explorer extension.
  • Contributor Client – Offline SharePoint Access
    Colligo Contributor Client enhances productivity and adoption by enabling mobile workers to instantly and securely access, modify, and create SharePoint content anywhere through a rich client interface. Changes made offline to libraries and lists are automatically synchronized to SharePoint products when back online.
  • Contributor File Manager – Windows Explorer Integration
    Colligo Contributor File Manager seamlessly links folders on a users file system with SharePoint document libraries. Local folders become “SharePoint aware” so users can access advanced features such as metadata, content types, and document templates. SharePoint folders can be accessed from any application that uses the standard Windows File Open/Save dialog.
  • Contributor Add-In for Outlook – Outlook Email Management
    Colligo Contributor Add-In for Outlook delivers instant 2-way access to SharePoint libraries and lists – all within the Microsoft Office Outlook interface. Users can drag-and-drop content such as emails and attachments into document libraries and folders, instantly capturing critical message metadata and replace email attachments with SharePoint links.
  • Contributor Uploader for Outlook – Link Outlook to SharePoint
    Colligo Contributor™ Uploader for Outlook® delivers a cost effective and intuitive way to upload content to SharePoint products and browse document libraries and lists – all from within the Office Outlook interface. Users can simply drag-and-drop emails and attachments into document libraries and folders, instantly capturing critical metadata.

Products in the Colligo Contributor product family can be purchased from the Colligo store at www.colligo.com/store. For more information on pricing and availability of the Contributor Software Development Kit, partners and customers should contact partners@colligo.com. The free Colligo Reader (for individual users only) and a 30-day trial of Colligo Contributor Pro are available at www.colligo.com. Volume pricing and other enquiries can be directed to sales@colligo.com.

Data sheets for the Colligo Contributor 4.0 product line including a 4.0 new feature summary can be downloaded at https://www.colligo.com/_documents/Colligo-Contributor-All.pdf

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About Colligo Networks
Colligo Networks is a leading provider of client software solutions for extending the collaboration and content management functionality of Microsoft SharePoint. Colligo helps organizations drive SharePoint adoption by providing an intuitive experience that better integrates SharePoint into the way users work on their desktops, whether online or offline. Colligo also provides solutions that enable mobile users to easily create instant ad-hoc wireless networks. Colligo is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner with a customer base that includes Fortune 500 companies in more than 55 countries. Customers include Siemens, PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Motors, KPMG, Cadbury, and Watson Wyatt. For more information, please visit www.colligo.com..

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.

For further information, please contact:
Asa Zanatta
Tel: +1 (604) 724-7755
E-mail: azanatta@colligo.com

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