Redmond magazine, the leading independent publication for the Microsoft IT community, released its first third-party all-star awards honoring 21 of the best vendors. These companies invent solutions for deployment and management of core Microsoft technologies. VMware took the platinum vendor of the year award, but LinkTek and Metalogix have been recognized for their innovations in the SharePoint space, alongside Quest, for more extensive Microsoft-based technology support. Here is a quick overview.
LinkTech first started 10 years ago with the software product for fixing broken links in html files. While it still offers this solution for webmasters, it has shifted its focus to data migration. Microsoft Office customers experience the same issues associated with broken Web links: links in files are broken when users share them with different versions of the suite. Newer versions of the software now help organizations ensure portability of Word and Excel macros across Office versions. Today more applications are covered, including AutoCAD, Adobe Acrobat, PageMaker and InDesign. Since enterprises are now moving these document types into SharePoint, they are faced with volumes of broken links in the new environment. LinkFixer Advanced, the latest version of the software suite, attempts to fix these broken link issues, and supports various document management systems, including virtual environments.
Metalogix was honored with the all-star award for its rapid growth – 799% over the last three years (with $25.2 million in revenue last year) – and its impressive solution offering for managing SharePoint on premise and in the cloud. The company’s tools support the various versions of SharePoint, including Office 365. Metalogix is looking forward to helping customers with their SharePoint 2013 environments and the ability to run instances on Microsoft Windows Azure VM roles. Metalogix was the first vendor whose migration solutions have been certified by Microsoft for deployment on the Microsoft BPOS–D platform (Office 365 Dedicated Hosted Exchange and SharePoint Service).
Click here to read about other vendors that made it into Redmond’s Third-Party All-Star awards list.
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