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AvePoint and Provoke Partner in New Zealand to Enhance Microsoft SharePoint Deployments

The new agreement expands the reach of AvePoint’s award-winning governance and infrastructure management solutions with Provoke’s world-class expertise in Microsoft software development throughout New Zealand

Melbourne, Australia — April 18, 2012 — To help meet the evolving needs of the growing Microsoft SharePoint community in New Zealand, AvePoint, the leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced a partnership agreement with Provoke, a premium provider of online solutions and 2011 Microsoft Country Partner of the Year in New Zealand. Provoke will serve as a partner of AvePoint, and both companies will continue to integrate their SharePoint product offerings to offer New Zealand organisations the opportunity to build high-performance SharePoint 2010 intranet, extranet, and public websites.

“New Zealand organisations have matured in their usage of SharePoint 2010, not only using it as a central document repository but truly stepping up their game to utilise the platform as a portal for their employees, partners and clients. AvePoint’s best-in-class technology and expertise in helping govern, manage and protect SharePoint deployments is vital for companies serious about deploying SharePoint 2010,” said Garth Luke, General Manager of AvePoint Australia and Vice President of Sales. “Our partnership with Provoke gives New Zealand organisations the strongest combination of technology and expertise that helps build and sustain high-performance intranets, extranets, and public websites powered by SharePoint.”

AvePoint's award-winning DocAve Software Platform and its global, live 24/7 support helps more than 8,000 organisations in 63 countries realise SharePoint success. With robust data protection, management, optimisation, integration, reporting and migration capabilities for SharePoint, DocAve is the enterprise-class management platform for SharePoint governance. DocAve 6, AvePoint’s latest product release, provides New Zealand customers a platform entirely built using all Microsoft technologies and standards – featuring a familiar ribbon-based and wizard-driven user interface that helps easily navigate across complex SharePoint deployments with a cached, universal tree view.

Founded in 2001 with the mission to create compelling and valuable web experiences, Provoke Solutions has become a world leader in online development, mobile solutions and experience design consultancy. Provoke offers the complete suite of services – from strategic consulting through to design, development and integration. A long-term Microsoft Gold partner, in 2011 Provoke's industry-leading work and commitment to innovation were rewarded with being named as Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand.

“Our mission is to deliver our customers best-in-breed software solutions that fully support their business and wider IT strategies. We’ve built a very strong reputation as SharePoint innovators and have always looked for like-minded technology partners who demonstrate the same leadership.” said Brendon Ford, Chief Technology Officer of Provoke. “We only partner with companies that have the same high standards we do, so AvePoint’s enterprise-class management and governance solutions – tested and proven globally since 2001 – makes it an extremely easy decision for us. The partnership with AvePoint lifts the value proposition to our customers’ and further differentiates Provoke from more traditional SharePoint vendors in the market. Our customers are looking for best-in-class, scalable infrastructure management and governance solutions, and AvePoint fits this need perfectly. This ultimately enables us to help them continue expand their SharePoint deployments with confidence.”

About AvePoint

AvePoint is a global technology company and proven software leader. Since its founding in 2001, AvePoint has become the world’s largest provider of enterprise-class governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint. Propelled by the world’s largest SharePoint-exclusive research & development team, AvePoint helps more than 8,000 customers – including many Fortune 500 companies and government agencies – meet their specific business objectives utilizing the SharePoint platform. AvePoint, Inc. is headquartered and maintains its principal operational centre in Jersey City, NJ, with wholly owned operational centres in the USA, Canada, Australia, South Africa, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, and China. AvePoint is a Depth Managed Microsoft Gold Certified Portals and Collaboration Partner and Gold Certified ISV Partner as well as a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships.

About Provoke

Founded in 2001 with the mission to create compelling and valuable web experiences, Provoke Solutions has become a world leader in online development, mobile solutions and experience design consultancy. Provoke has a rich pedigree in design-led software development and have Microsoft competencies in; portals and collaboration, software and web development, content management, digital marketing, search, mobility, cloud and unified communications. They offer the full suite of services, from strategic consulting, through to design, development and integration. A long-term Microsoft Gold partner, in 2011 Provoke's industry-leading work and commitment to innovation were rewarded with being named as Microsoft Country Partner of the Year for New Zealand. Provoke has 70+ staff worldwide with offices in Wellington, Auckland and Seattle.

AvePoint Media Contact

Karen Cheung – Marketing Manager
AvePoint
Tel: +61 3 9620 0200
Email: Karen.Cheung@AvePoint.com

Provoke Media Contact

Mason Pratt – Chief Executive Officer
Provoke Solutions Ltd
Tel: +64 4 916 4360
Email: mason.pratt@provoke.co.nz

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