Colligo Blog: Content & Knowledge Management

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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Colligo for SharePoint – Beta 2 Comments

Some very nice comments today from Dustin Hannifin on his TechNotes Blog:

Colligo for Sharepoint Beta 2
9th March 2006

Colligo appears to be on track to deliver this top notch product early next month. If you’re looking for the ability to take your Sharepoint documents with you on the road Colligo for Sharepoint looks like a real winner.

Read the full review here.

Thanks Dustin.

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

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Colligo for SharePoint – Beta 2 Update

We’re about two weeks into the Beta 2 of Colligo for SharePoint and I have to say it is going very well. The numbers of people signing up has been quite remarkable. Even in such a short time, we have literally doubled the numbers of truely active testers and are already getting back some great feedback.

There have been quite a few people who have picked up on the Beta 2 and have helped get the word out there ….
Romeo Pruno wrote
Bil Simarwrote
And looking at the maps a couple of fellow Dutchmen…
Mart Mullerwrote

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Nick Swan Marries RSS & SharePoint

Nick’s got a new little RSS webpart for SharePoint.

Using the Newsgator API, he’s built a blog reader that grabs your RSS feeds in Newsgator and gives them to you in your team site. Quite desirable as RSS feeds keep growing and RSS adoption is following accordingly.

Unfortunately I can’t test it because I’m a Bloglines user. (Hey Nick, any chance you’ll be building SharePointLines with the Bloglines API?)

Anyways, I’ll hold off on any feature requests until he gets v1.0 up and running 🙂

If you’re a Newgator user, go give SharePointGator a spin!

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Using SyncToy to take SharePoint docs offline

Found a very cool post from Chris Johnson about how you can use Microsoft’s free SyncToy to sync files on your laptop with those in a SharePoint folder. I’ve tried it and think it works pretty well for a single user that wants to access and modify files on a site or subsite that they have exclusive access to.

If you are planning to access a shared site (i.e. one to which other users contribute) this is not recommended, however. SyncToy is not able to resolve conflicting changes made on your laptop with those made on the SharePoint server. Even if you choose “synchronize”, changes on the “right” folder overwrite those on the “left”. Also, other SharePoint features (such as custom lists, issues, events or metadata), do not work and it doesn’t support metadata or views.

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