Axceler ControlPoint wins Best of TechEd 2009

Written by Mike Ferrara. Posted in SharePoint Product News

Today SharePoint Reviews would like to congratulate Axceler for their Best of Tech-Ed 2009 award for ControlPoint. This year's Tech-Ed conference in LA featured 11 product categories, and Axceler won in the Productivity & Collaboration category.

A total of 35 finalists representing all product categories were selected by the Windows IT Pro editorial staff. Attachmate Reflection 2008, Idera SharePoint Admin Toolset, K2 Blackpoint, and the Site Administrator for SharePoint by Quest were the other product finalists in the Productivity & Collaboration category. With over 170 products and services competing for the "Best of" awards, all finalists deserve our praise.

Check out all of the Best of Tech-Ed 2009 winners.


Critical Path Training Launched

Written by Mike Ferrara. Posted in Editors' Thoughts

This week during TechEd, Ted Pattison and Andrew Connell are officially announcing their new joint venture, Critical Path Training. The new company is an "evolution of Ted Pattison Group which built its reputation as the industry leader in advanced technical training with SharePoint 2007". Joined by other industry experts, they plan to make Critical Path Training the de facto standard for SharePoint education.

Taxonomy Extension by SharePartXXL Integrates Nicely with MOSS 2007

Written by Jeremy Caney. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

review4 (Rating 4 out of 5)

The Taxonomy Extension by SharePointXXL enables documents and list items to be organized cross-site as part of a connected network model. It is, for the most part, a very well thought-out product which cleverly takes advantage of the intrinsic structure of SharePoint in order to provide a lot of functionality not considered by other tagging or taxonomy systems.

New Features of ControlPoint 3 Greatly Assist in SharePoint Governance

Written by SharePoint Reviews Team. Posted in SharePoint Product News

Axceler just release its ControlPoint’s new version, ControlPoint 3, with new functionality that deserves special attention. The tool delivers brand new capabilities that lets you be proactive about your SharePoint administration, including: alerting, moving sites, policy management, and scheduled analysis.

Replicator for SharePoint by Metalogix (previously Syntergy): Easy to Install, Quick to Configure

Written by Ron Charity. Posted in Administration & Infrastructure

review5 (Rating: 5 out of 5)

Review Summary: The Syntergy Replicator for SharePoint provides inter-farm replication services for MOSS 2007 and WWW v3.0. The installation and configuration manuals are well written and provide you with screen shots so you know where to find things and have a sense of context no matter what step you’re in during setup. The user interface matches SharePoint’s look and feel to help reduce the learning curve of administrators. Assuming you have both farms within your grasp, you should be able to setup and configure simple replication within an hour - of course this doesn't include change control and having recent full backups before doing anything to a production system.

"How Long Does a SharePoint Project Take?"

Written by Andy Dale. Posted in Deploying SharePoint

howto We had a phone call at Officetalk this week that caused a lot of debate. The caller simply asked “How long does a SharePoint Project take for 250 users?”.  Based on my own experience SharePoint Projects can vary considerably and in fact we have recently completed a project in just ten days, but have another project that has already exceeded six months and is still not ready to Go Live...

Executing Relationships Between Lists with Bamboo's List Integrity Web Part

Written by Richard Harbridge. Posted in SharePoint Web Parts

review5 (Rating: 4 out of 5)

List Integrity Web part by Bamboo Solutions is one of those controls I have used to solve specific parent/child relationship issues I had in the past. If you don't have the time to develop a simple way to execute relationships between lists this might be something you want to look at.

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