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Colligo Contributor Named 2008 Editors Choice by Windows IT Pro

I received the latest issue of Windows IT Pro by good old snail mail yesterday. Here's a link to the <a href="http://windowsitpro.com/Windows/Issues/IssueID/916/Index.html" target="_blank">online edition</a>. Nice to see Colligo named a couple of times in there – once for the <a href="/blog/colligo-contributor-pro-wins-best-of-tech-ed/" target="_blank">Best of Tech Ed Award in Productivity and Collaboration</a> and once for <a href="/news-releases/colligo-networks-named-2008-editor’s-best-award-winner-by-windows-it-pro-magazine/">Bronze in the 2008 Editors Best Award in SharePoint</a>.

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Colligo Networks Named 2008 Editor’s Best Award Winner by Windows IT PRO Magazine

Vancouver, BC, August 5, 2008 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, today announced that its Colligo Contributor Pro Version 3.0 desktop software for Microsoft® Office SharePoint® was named as a bronze medal winner of the “2008 Editor’s Best Awards” in the SharePoint category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro magazine. “The …

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The Power of the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem

Yesterday Colligo Networks announced its second quarter financial results. I was pretty pleased with the progress the company is making – with sales up 100% year over year and strong funnel of business into 2009. But the big news in the quarter was how the Microsoft Partner Ecosystem is really driving our sales.

A bit of history. It was always our belief that the bulk of our revenues would be generated through Microsoft partners. However, like most ISVs, we started off in May 2006 selling our SharePoint product line direct out of necessity, while recruiting partners in parallel. On November 28, 2006, we announced the Colligo for SharePoint Partner Program. At the time, we had about 20 partners signed, though very little revenue flowing through the channel. By mid-2007 we started to see results. At the same time, we were pretty pleased to see an article in ChannelWeb with the title “25 ISVs You Must Know”, along with the quote:

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Colligo Networks Sales of Desktop Software for SharePoint More Than Doubles in Second Quarter

Company Reports 2008 Year-to-Date Revenues – Up 99 Percent Year-Over-Year Vancouver, BC, July 29, 2008 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, reported record revenues for the second quarter in 2008, following record revenues in the first quarter. Second quarter sales increased 89 percent over Q2 2007 and year-to-date revenues increased 99 percent …

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Share. T-Shirts Now Available at the Colligo Online Store

<a href="http://217559.spreadshirt.com/us/US/Shop/" target="_blank"><img class="alignleft" src="http://www.colligo.com/images/colligo-tshirt.jpg" alt="" width="120" height="113" border="0" /></a> This year, the Colligo team distributed over 1,000 free t-shirts at the SharePoint Conference in Seattle and at the Tech-Ed IT Professionals Conference in Orlando, Florida. The Share. t-shirt has become so popular that we've received several requests to purchase it online.

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Colligo Contributor 3.1 Now Available

Colligo Contributor version 3.1 has just been released. The big news in this release is more advanced support for metadata, which is particularly useful for using SharePoint in ECM applications. Now you can set folder level metadata in SharePoint using the Contributor Client, Add-In or Pro – a feature not currently available on the server. The key enhancements in version 3.1 are highlighted below:

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Buzz in the Blogosphere

For the past week I&#039;ve been kayaking up &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.vancouverisland.com/regions/towns/?townID=3935&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Clayoquot Sound&lt;/a&gt; – a positively blissful experience. The trip was organized and guided by my dear friend Kim Crosby from &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.kayakbc.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Wildheart Adventures&lt;/a&gt;, who always puts on a terrific trip. But (sigh) now that I&#039;m back to reality I noticed a few interesting blog posts that I wanted to share.

Andy Dale MCSE, who works for &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.office-talk.com/&quot; target=&quot;_blank&quot;&gt;Officetalk&lt;/a&gt; in the UK, wrote a couple of interesting posts. The first one entitled &lt;a href=&quot;http://andydalesharepoint.blogspot.com/2008/06/six-summer-sharepoint-sizzers.html&quot;&gt;&quot;Six Summer SharePoint Sizzlers&quot;&lt;/a&gt; highlighted a number of SharePoint Add-on products that he found interesting. His comments about Colligo Contributor were very flattering, indeed:

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Colligo Contributor Pro for SharePoint Named “Best of Tech•Ed 2008 IT Professional Awards” Winner

Colligo Networks Product Selected by Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazines Vancouver, BC, June 18, 2008 – Colligo Networks Inc., a leader in desktop collaboration solutions, today announced that its Colligo Contributor Pro Version 3.0 desktop software for Microsoft® Office SharePoint® was named as a winner of the “Best of Tech•Ed 2008 IT Professional Awards” …

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Using SharePoint to Manage Email – Part 4 – Colligo Contributor Add-In for Outlook

This is the fourth and final post in a series based on a Colligo whitepaper called “Developing an Effective Email Management Solution in SharePoint”. If you’d like to read the full whitepaper or view the associated webinar with special guest speaker, Kathy Hughes, Microsoft MVP, you can get them here.

In the third post we outlined some of the tradeoffs that need to be made when developing an email management solution in SharePoint, then explored the capabilities of the out-of-the-box solutions. In this post we will take a closer look at our product – Colligo Contributor Add-In for Outlook. This is not meant to be an advertorial, but to provide a bit more detail on why we incorporated certain features into the product.

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Colligo Contributor Pro Wins Best of Tech-Ed

Windows IT Pro and SQL Server magazines announced last Friday that Colligo Contributor Pro won Best of Tech-Ed 2008 in the Productivity and Collaboration category. We had the pleasure of attending the awards ceremony on Thursday evening at the “Terminator 2” in Universal Studios and were pleasantly surprised when they announced we’d won. Gotta say I’m really proud of the team at Colligo who created the product and then generated the market awareness that got it noticed. And thanks to the many customers who gave us the opportunity to prove that Contributor delivers tangible benefits.

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