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Permira Funds to acquire Metalogix

Oct 30, 2014 10:56:37 AM

Menlo Park, CA, and Washington D.C. – Permira, an international private equity firm, announced today that a company owned by the Permira funds has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Metalogix, a leading provider of trusted management tools for mission-critical collaboration platforms, including Microsoft SharePoint, Exchange and Office 365.  Members of Metalogix’s senior management team, including Chief Executive Officer Steven Murphy, will maintain a significant equity stake in the company going forward. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

For over a decade, Metalogix has developed the best and most trusted management software tools for SharePoint, Exchange, and Office 365. Metalogix is a Microsoft Gold Partner, an EMC Select Partner, and a GSA provider, and its products are backed by its award-winning live 24x7 support. With its recent acquisitions of Axceler and Idera’s SharePoint tools, Metalogix has built the most effective suite of tools to manage increasingly complex and exponentially growing metadata and content across collaboration platforms. Over 14,000 clients in 86 countries rely on Metalogix tools every minute of every day to monitor, migrate, store, synchronize, archive, secure, and backup their collaboration platforms. Metalogix was founded in 2008, and has its operational headquarters in Washington, D.C., with offices around the world.

Topics: SharePoint, Metalogix

The no-governance plan implementation

Oct 29, 2014 9:56:00 AM

I have recently been working with a client who has a specific problem; they implemented a brilliant SharePoint intranet for themselves, but ignored governance completely.  What they now realize, having been live for just over a year with the product, is the level of internal confusion that has now grown into a huge negative force. As it was described to me, everything was running smoothly until someone had a question or issue, with no place to turn and no solution that encouraged them to continue working as usual. Users were unable to request or create a new site, create and tag content appropriately, search for information or more generally, use the tool to improve their job performance.

Topics: SharePoint

Infragistics launches Android version of SharePlus business collaboration solution

Oct 29, 2014 9:47:25 AM

Infragistics, a worldwide leader in user interface toolsets and enterprise mobility, today announced the availability of its mobile SharePoint solution for Android devices: SharePlus for Android. It also announced the update of SharePlus for iOS, releasing Version 4.1.

“In response to market demand, we are extending the anytime, anywhere productivity and outstanding user experience of SharePlus to the growing numbers of Android users, as well as expanding the product for those who use Apple devices,” said Dean Guida, president and CEO of Infragistics.

Topics: SharePoint

AvePoint Releases New Deployment and Restructuring Features for SharePoint Online

Oct 23, 2014 3:59:15 PM

AvePoint, the established leader in enterprise-class management, governance, and compliance software solutions for next-generation social collaboration platforms, today announced the general availability of DocAve Online Service Pack (SP) 6. With this addition, organizations can better harness the power of AvePoint Online Services, used by nearly 2 million Office 365 users today, to extend cloud computing as their specific business needs dictate. 

TechnologyAdvice Interview: From SharePoint to the Cloud - Metalogix Helping Businesses Make the Transition

Oct 23, 2014 3:28:00 PM

From SharePoint to the Cloud - Metalogix Helping Businesses Make the Transition

Topics: SharePoint

SharePoint is getting engaged!

Oct 22, 2014 12:13:47 PM

At this past SPTechCon, there was a new type of vendor sitting in the booth area.  A vendor that seemingly is a direct competitor of SharePoint: Sitecore. However, Sitecore is more of a suitor. With the ability to create Web pages and a lot more, Sitecore represents a new type of Web Content Management that will work together with SharePoint.

Topics: SharePoint

New Collaboration Platform, Colligo Engage, Unifies Enterprise Information Systems for Improved Compliance, Staff Productivity and IT Visibility

Oct 20, 2014 1:44:29 PM

Colligo, the leading provider of data synchronization solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced the launch of Colligo Engage, a new collaboration platform that securely unites corporate information across existing enterprise systems for a more streamlined and engaging experience on any desktop or mobile device.

Topics: SharePoint

MetaVis Technologies announces update to the MetaVis Architect Suite

Oct 15, 2014 11:49:24 AM

MetaVis is rolling out a host of updates for its MetaVis Architect Suite. The Architect Suite is the company’s end-to-end solution for administrating and controlling SharePoint environments. It allows users to easily view their SharePoint architecture; change the design; analyze their SharePoint environment; discover trends in site and user activity and data growth; migrate content, lists, libraries, sites, workflows, webparts, permissions, metadata, and managed metadata services; discover, analyze and manage permissions; and easily create, manage and restore backups of site collections, sites, lists, libraries, content, views, permissions and fields.

The latest updates features:

Topics: SharePoint

A branding conundrum: Is SharePoint Online ready for your custom interface?

Oct 15, 2014 10:26:48 AM

I have seen a bit of resistance in moving to SharePoint Online (SPO) because of a perceived lack of branding tools and the belief that you cannot brand a SPO site to the same degree as an on premise installation. Are these fears warranted, or is SPO ready for your customizations? The short answer is "yes, it’s ready," while the long answer is the seemingly standard, "it depends."

SPO sites can be broken up into two primary categories. Depending on your particular O365 plan, you can create one public facing site per organization and multiple private sites, such as collaboration sites or sites with the publishing infrastructure enabled, for Intranet and Extranet portals. Most importantly for branding, public facing and security controlled SPO sites have all of the branding tools you will find in an on premise installation. These include the design manager, custom master pages, page layouts, display templates, composed looks, access to the theming engine, SharePoint Designer, and more. Thus, the short answer of “yes;" you can create an entirely custom SPO user interface that is branded to match your organization.

Topics: SharePoint

Timlin Enterprises’ “Stump the Experts and Win an XBox One at SPTechCon 2014”

Oct 15, 2014 10:15:00 AM

Timlin Enterprises presented a “Stump The Experts” panel at SPTechCon Boston, awarding an XBox to Patrick Doran of North Carolina for his query that both entertained and stopped the experts.

Ryan Thomas, Timlin Enterprises president, hosted the standing-room-only event which saw SharePoint developers and users pose questions and problems in hopes of walking away with an XBox.

Topics: SharePoint