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On-Demand Available: Record-Setting SharePoint 2010 Records Management Webinar

Our recent webinar, “Unleashing SharePoint 2010 for Records Management, Governance and Compliance,” was not only a huge success, but set a new record for SharePoint webinars. Nearly 3000 SharePoint professionals participated in the event, the largest number for any SharePoint webinar to date! And now, this record-setting webinar is available to view on–demand.

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Colligo and Microsoft at LegalTech 2011 in New York City

The Colligo team recently participated in another interesting conference, this time it was the LegalTech East Conference in New York City. LegalTech is an important event for law firms and legal departments looking for practical information on technology to better manage their practice. This year’s conference attracted more than 14,000 attendees.

Colligo was definitely busy at the show and it was great to meet up with many of our east coast based customers and partners. In addition to having a booth at the conference, Colligo was also invited by Microsoft to speak at their very well attended “Super Session” on SharePoint. Trevor Dyck, Colligo’s Director of Product Management, did a presentation to a full house on how law firms and legal departments are deploying SharePoint client solutions for email and matter management and the importance of integrating Outlook with SharePoint. The session was moderated by Norm Thomas of Microsoft and also included Kevin Griffie of AIS and Matt Koch of Metalogix who did presentations on their company’s respective SharePoint solutions.

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SharePoint 2010 Metadata Webinar – Questions and Answers

Our webinar with Microsoft's Daniel Kogan on SharePoint 2010 metadata generated a lot of interest and subsequently a lot of questions! We were only able to answer a few of them during the webinar itself, so as promised, here are the rest of the questions along with the answers. Thanks Daniel for handling the majority of the questions!

<strong>Doesn’t SharePoint 2010 have this email integration feature out of the box?</strong>

No it doesn’t. Colligo is Microsoft’s partner to provide the <a title="integration between outlook and sharepoint" href="/products/contributor/colligo-contributor-add-in-for-outlook/">integration between Outlook and SharePoint</a>. In fact, Microsoft’s own Legal and Corporate Affairs Department has recently deployed Colligo Contributor for <a title="email management" href="/sharepoint-solutions/business/email-management/">email management</a>. Nishan DeSilva, Microsoft’s Director of Director of Information Management &amp; Corporate Records Compliance recently did a very well attended webinar with us on their deployment.

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Upcoming Webinar – How SharePoint 2010 Changes the Metadata Game

We really excited to be partnering again with Microsoft for another webinar on December 1, 2010. This webinar features Daniel Kogan, Senior Program Manager for SharePoint <a title="ECM" href="/sharepoint-solutions/business/collaboration/">ECM</a> and Microsoft’s top metadata guru who will discuss the new metadata capabilities of SharePoint 2010, including the new content types and taxonomy service, and how they can be used to enhance productivity and unlock new business potentials and scenarios.

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Colligo and Microsoft Share the Stage at SharePoint Palooza

Colligo and Microsoft were invited to present at the recent SharePoint Palooza conference in Seattle. The event was a great success with over 470 SharePoint professionals attending this action-packed, one day conference.

Colligo and Microsoft were asked by the conference organizers to speak (in both the Executive Summit and the regular conference track) on our recent webinar topic: How Microsoft’s Legal and Corporate Affairs Department (LCA) is Using SharePoint and Colligo for ECM and Records Management. At the Executive Summit in the morning, Sheryl Nolan, LCA’s Senior Solution Manager and I presented, while at the regular conference track later in the afternoon, I shared the stage with Nishan DeSilva, Director of Information Management & Corporate Records Compliance at Microsoft.

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Email Management in SharePoint 2010 #5: Conclusion and Q/A

In this final blog entry, I’ll wrap up with what Microsoft sees as the key drivers of SharePoint and Office 2010 as well as provide answers the two of the questions that I was asked during the webinar and was able to answer live.

In summary, the three key drivers of the new SharePoint and Office 2010 release are (1) ease of use, (2) flexible compliance, and (3) cost effectiveness. These help to drive enterprise content management across the organization and into the hands of all of your users.

My answers to the following two questions asked during the webinar can be heard on the audio file below.

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Colligo at the ILTA 2010 Conference in Las Vegas

The Colligo team participated at another interesting conference last week, this time the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Conference in Las Vegas. We were invited to participate by Microsoft who graciously shared their booth space with us. The legal industry is very important to Microsoft as law firms and legal departments of all sizes are deploying SharePoint for matter management faster than ever before. In fact, we spoke with many law firm CIOs and CTOs, and were told empathically that it’s not a matter of “if” they’ll deploy SharePoint but “when” they’ll deploy SharePoint.

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Email Management in SharePoint 2010 #4: Records Management

Continuing the series based on the recent webinar that I participated with Colligo on email management in SharePoint 2010, in this fourth blog entry I’ll outline the new features designed to extend the Records Management capability of SharePoint 2010.

In Place Records Management

Historically, most records management systems operate around what’s called a file plan or a business classification schema, which is essentially a hierarchical folder structure for classifying and storing content (including emails). Within the file plan hierarchy, you define your metadata capture and your retention policies. In SharePoint 2010, we have created a new way of managing records called In Place Records Management. The idea here is that records can exist anywhere within the SharePoint platform. You may chose to take that record and move it to a separate records archive but a lot of people in the collaborative world want to the ability to declare a content item as a record, and to leave that content where it is, in the context it was created.

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Email Management in SharePoint 2010 #3: Project and Case Management

In my second blog entry, I discussed how SharePoint is bringing together the traditional world of content management and the world of social networking and collaboration. In this third entry, I’ll look more closely at Project and Case Management in terms of the new features and functionality that Microsoft launched in SharePoint 2010 that will help in email management.

The Content Organizer

The Content Organizer is an underpinning piece of the SharePoint 2010 platform. The Content Organizer is a way to automatically classify and route information based on specific properties of that information. This capability makes it easy for users to take large volumes of emails and move them into the SharePoint environment for better project and case management.

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Email Management in SharePoint 2010 #2: ECM for the Masses

In my first blog entry, I looked at the 4 key scenarios for email management in an organization and identified the key outcomes and supporting platforms and software for each scenario. In this next section, I would like to talk about content management from a Microsoft perspective, our notion of ECM for the masses, and how we think of delivering it from Microsoft.

When we look at the ECM space, we see two worlds, the world of traditional content management and the world of social networking and collaboration. From a Microsoft perspective and with SharePoint, we are looking at bringing these two worlds together and saying that this is all just content, no matter how it is created, no matter how it is rendered to the end user, or on what device it’s consumed over. It’s all simply content that needs to be supported with security, metadata, workflow processes, and with policy in place to make sure we keep the content we should be keeping and we dispose of content once it is no longer useful to the organization and in line with corporate guidelines, industry or government regulations.

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