Colligo Blog: Content & Knowledge Management

View the Latest Webinar and Case Study

On October 23rd, in conjunction with Windows IT Pro and Office & SharePoint Pro, we held an online webinar called “from Portals to Offline Knowledge Management – a Crowe Chizek Case Study”. This event was extremely well attended with almost 800 registrants. It highlighted how Crowe Chizek and Company LLC, one of the top 10 U.S. accounting firms, has deployed SharePoint for multiple business applications, while providing their mobile professionals with a consistent user experience both online and offline using Colligo Contributor.

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Osterman Report on End User Issues with Messaging Systems

I just received an Osterman Research report on end user issues with messaging (i.e. Email / IM) systems. This report entitled “Results of an End-User Survey on Messaging Issues”, was published in June 2007 and summarized the responses of 309 end users. We drew some interesting conclusions from it for the integration of SharePoint and Outlook. These are summarized below.

Mailbox management is costly for organizations. End users surveyed receive 100 emails per day on average. In a typical week, they spend 60 minutes managing their mailbox, which includes deleting emails and putting content into folders to stay under mailbox-size limits. When multiplied across an entire organization, this can amount to millions of dollars a year, so it’s important to streamline to process as much as possible. To illustrate: for a company with 10,000 employees on email, at an average of $30 per hour, email management can cost the corporation $15,000,000 per year, not including the IT costs in setting up server solutions like Exchange managed folders. Colligo Contributor can help to reduce these costs because it makes email management in SharePoint easy to use and easy to deploy.

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Redmond Magazine Recognizes Colligo Contributor

I just got my June edition paper copy of Redmond Magazine and noticed a nice mention of Colligo on page 12 in Executive Editor Lafe Low’s “The Low Down” column. I subsequently found it on the web.

I’m pleased that he recognized the power of the Outlook integration that Colligo Contributor 2.1 brings to SharePoint users.


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Colligo Webinar is Up

A couple of posts back I mentioned we were doing a webinar with Bob Mixon at the end of May. We were pretty pleased with the turnout. Congrats to Genese from Colligo and to the MSD2D team. Also, many thanks to Bob for all his help. It should be interesting for anyone that’s looking to use SharePoint for email management.

If you’d like to view the 45 min. webinar “10 Things to Consider When Integrating Outlook and SharePoint”, please fill out the webform and you’ll get a link immediately.


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Colligo Chosen As Best of Tech Ed Awards Finalist

We’re really proud to have been named a Best of Tech Ed Award finalist in the SharePoint category. Just to have been named alongside companies like CorasWorks and Quest software is a great honor. Congrats to Genese and the team at Tech Ed. We’re keeping our fingers (and toes) crossed for you!

We posted a press release about it this morning, so you can get more detail there.

Thanks to Dustin Hannifin for posting about it on his blog, too.


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Version 1.9 Released

New versions of Colligo Reader and Colligo Contributor have just been released. Colligo Reader, a free product for viewing SharePoint content offline, can be <a href="/products/contributor/">downloaded now</a>. Colligo Contributor is available for purchase from the <a href="/store/">Webstore</a>.

Reader Version 1.9 has a bunch of new features, including:
<li>Enhanced Synchronization Experience :</li>
<li>Background sync on startup and configurable intervals</li>
<li>Internet Explorer button for site sync selection</li>
<li>Drag &amp; drop browser URL to launch site sync</li>
<li>Systray icon with sync status and stop sync option</li>

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Flash Demo

A new 7 minute flash demo of Colligo Contributor 2.0 is up on the Colligo site, but not yet linked through an info request page. It was done by none other than Dustin Miller, President of SharePoint Experts. It goes through the new features and user interface of Contributor 2.0 and then describes what’s coming in Office 2007 for offline support of SharePoint.

This demo video will be shown at upcoming launch events. But remember, you saw it here first!

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First Public Beta of Colligo Contributor 2.0 is Open

Engineering just released the first public beta of Colligo Contributor 2.0 – offline solution for SharePoint V3. A lot of new features have been added based on feedback from customers and prospects who are using the first version. If you are interested in becoming a beta tester, please fill out this form.

We are looking for Microsoft SharePoint MVPs, IT people, end users and consultants that are willing to kick the tires and tell us what they think. We plan to have a few beta releases over the next few months with progressively more features as Office 2007 GA approaches.


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Colligo Contributor 1.0 and Colligo Reader 1.0 Released!

It’s official! Yes, they’re finally here Colligo Contributor 1.0 and Colligo Reader 1.0. We are very proud to announce their launch, Friday April 28, 2006. Thanks to the great work by the Colligo development team and the input and assistance of more the 300 beta testers it’s finally here. The last few weeks have been BUSY and now that we have 1.0 we can start working on the next release. The cycle never ends, but that’s the fun of software development. So past the hurdle and off to the next leg of the race….

On behalf of the Dev. team and myself, I would like to especially thank all the beta testers, a fantastic group of insightful, precise and articulate people. Thank you.

To get the Free Colligo Reader 1.0 go HERE.

To find out more about Colligo for SharePoint line of products go HERE.

Cheers, Tony
Anthony A. van Houten
Senior Consultant, Applications
Colligo networks, Inc

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Colligo for SharePoint – Beta 3 Update

Today we released the Beta 3 for Colligo Contributor and Colligo Reader.

Last week, while I was at the MSD2D SharePoint Connection Conference in Orlando Florida, we officially announce the Free Colligo Reader product, so you may already have heard about that. More about the conference in a later post, suffice it to say it was well worth the trip.

Major changes in Beta 3 include:

  • Ability to selectively synchronize specific folders *within*
    a document library
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