Colligo Blog: Content & Knowledge Management

Colligo Partner on Vancouver Island

With the New Year upon us, I’ve been engaged in discussions over the past couple weeks briefing our partners on Colligo’s successes in 2009 and our plans for 2010. Much of this focus has been with partners in the bigger markets, but yesterday I sat down with Sean Wallbridge, a SharePoint MVP from Victoria on Vancouver Island. Like many companies Colligo is focused on selling aboard into the bigger markets, so it is always refreshing to speak with another local success story. In this case it is particularly true because Sean is a fan of my beloved Toronto Maple Leafs which is a rare find on the west coast of Canada!

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Colligo Contributor 4.0 Goes RTM!

Come and get it. Contributor 4.0 is through extensive internal and external testing and is now available for download. You can get a trial here. Better still, you can buy a copy here🙂

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Answers to Questions from the Attachment Management Webinar

Below are the questions participants asked at the recent Webinar “How To Implement an Effective Email Attachment Solution in SharePoint”. If you would like to view the webinar, please go here.

Q: If the SharePoint site is a hosted site and is authenticated via forms based authentication how will this affect the Outlook integration?

A: While Colligo does support Hosted SharePoint sites, at this time it does not support Forms based authentication. This is a feature we are actively looking in our roadmap for a future release of Contributor.

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Colligo Contributor 4.0 Beta is Out

The 4.0 beta has now officially left the station and it seems to be going well. Everyone that applied for one should have received an email with download directions and a key. If you filled out the form, but did not receive an email, please email beta40 at colligo.com and we’ll look into it.

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Access Webinar Resources on Attachment Management in SharePoint

The recent webinar entitled “How to Implement an Effective Email Attachment Solution in SharePoint” was a big success with over 800 registrants. Our guest speaker was Eric Legault, MVP for MS Outlook and expert in SharePoint. Eric shared some of his thoughts on the issues facing organizations that want to move attachments from Exchange to SharePoint. He did a demo of the new Attachment Manager capabilities in Colligo Contributor 4.0 and also went through how to code up policies so IT can manage attachment upload.

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Calling All Beta Testers!

Although version 4.0 is a bit late, we’re pleased to announce that it’s ready for external beta testing. The wide range of operating systems and Microsoft Office configurations it is designed to support, coupled with the sophisticated twiddly-bits we put into Windows Explorer have delayed release a wee bit longer than expected due to final QA.

If you would like to request a beta copy of 4.0 for testing, please fill out the Colligo Contributor Pro Beta Request Form. Once we’ve had a chance to sift through the requests, we will send out copies of the beta code next week (week of August 10th). We will even provide a nifty online form for testers to provide their feedback quickly!

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SharePoint Workspace 2010 Will Be Good For Colligo: Bring It On!

Awhile back I <a href="/blog/topic/sharepoint-workspace-2010/">posted about the re-naming of Groove as SharePoint Workspace 2010</a>. During the webinar we did in June introducing version 4.0 of Colligo Contributor, we mentioned SharePoint Workspace again, and this <a href="/blog/colligo-contributor-release-4-webinar-replay-and-answers-to-questions/">spawned a number of questions from attendees</a>. Recently, I noticed some buzz on Twitter about Colligo’s imminent demise as a result of Groove’s repositioning.

I feel compelled to provide a preliminary response to the questions and comments. Frankly, it’s too early to be doing this as SharePoint Workspace is still in private beta, so no one can talk about the details publicly. And the devil’s in the details, as they say. While we’ve had a chance to play with the code, we are under NDA and cannot talk about it (and rightly so).

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Colligo Contributor Release 4 Webinar Replay and Answers to Questions

On June 30 Colligo held a live webinar entitled “Supercharge Your SharePoint Deployment With The New Colligo Contributor 4.0”. Our VP of Development, Dave Foster, gave an extensive demo, which seemed to be very well received judging from the comments. You can view a replay of the webinar, request additional information, and sign up for a free trial of Contributor 4,0 at the webinar resource center.

Colligo Contributor 4.0 is scheduled for release the week of July 13th, 2009. For a list of features, please read the press release.

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Versioning

This afternoon I received a question on our support for versioning. In short, our support is as follows:

Colligo Contributor and Reader behavior is the same here. The latest version is downloaded – in Reader that is the end of the story as it is a reader with no write access. In Contributor uploading documents will act as SharePoint is configured.

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Version 4 Advanced Briefings

We will be releasing version 4.0 at the end of the month and are giving advanced briefings to press, analysts, bloggers and Microsoft MVPs. If you are interested in scheduling a briefing, please send me a note via the contact form on or before June 24th. Please include your name, email, URL, and whether you are an MVP, blogger, analyst or press.

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