As a SharePoint Consultant at Office Talk every day we seem to be contacted by a company promoting their latest SharePoint Add-on. Many of these don't quite add up, but others I like so much that I knock on our Marketing Manager's door and tell him that we must sign a reseller agreement with this company.
SharePoint Reviews has become a great site for reviewing these SharePoint applications, but I decided as the football season has finished that I would make my own SharePoint Awards for 2009.
Here they are:
1. Best SharePoint Information Site 2009
Winner – SharePoint Reviews
Not just mentioning them because this is their site, but I have to pay tribute on what a great start they have made and how quickly they have become the source for all SharePoint Products.
2. Best SharePoint Webpart Provider 2009
Winner – SharePoint Boost
Creating easy to install and use webparts as if they are going out of fashion
3. Best SharePoint Administration Tool 2009
Winner – ControlPoint from Axceler
Finally a way of really managing all those user permissions across all of your servers and sites. Oh, and very useful for moving complete sites.
4. Best Website built on SharePoint 2009
Winner – Cadbury
Chocolate and SharePoint have never tasted so good.
5. Best SharePoint Training Package 2009
Winner – CBT Clips
Still the best solution to show End Users how to use SharePoint.
6. Best SharePoint Offline Solution 2009
Winner – Colligo Contributor from Colligo
Allows SharePoint to be with you even when the network isn’t. Don’t forget to download the free reader on the right.
7. Most Useful SharePoint Webpart 2009
Winner – Batch Check-in from SharePoint Boost
Lets us finally get rid of the ‘Checked Out’ annoyance after we have move lots of documents.
8. Favorite Free SharePoint Webpart 2009
Winner – Google Search Webparts
Keep your users in SharePoint as they Google away.
9. Most Fun Free Webpart 2009
Winner – Picture Puzzle Widget from Spring Widgets
Spring Widget have lots of snazzy free webparts including cat clocks with moving tails.
10. Biggest SharePoint Mess-up 2009
Winner – Microsoft for 180 day expire error on SP 2.
So those are my awards please feel free to add comments either agreeing with my list or ripping them to pieces.
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