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AvePoint and Microsoft A Partnership

AvePoint and Microsoft

Blazing a Trail of Excellence from Tahoe to Today

AvePoint is proud to be one of Microsoft's very first Microsoft SharePoint Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) when the platform debuted in 2001. Today, AvePoint is a Depth Managed Microsoft Gold Certified Portals and Collaboration and Gold Certified ISV Partner, an honor given to only the top 1% of Microsoft's entire partner ecosystem worldwide.

Worldwide Dedication to Microsoft Technologies

AvePoint and Microsoft enjoy a holistic alliance that incorporates technology, sales, and marketing to ensure that together we can help organizations worldwide improve business productivity and realize their goals using Microsoft technologies.

Working closely with Microsoft in advance of major product releases, AvePoint ensures that its flagship product, the DocAve Software Platform, continues to meet the changing needs of SharePoint users worldwide with its fully integrated management and governance solutions for SharePoint. AvePoint standardizes its software solutions on all Microsoft methodologies and APIs, and is also a preferred Microsoft-approved vendor for installation on Office 365 Dedicated servers after successfully completing the Microsoft SharePoint Online Code Analysis Framework (MSOCAF) testing.

Global Partnership Alliance with Microsoft Technology Centers

Global Partnership Alliance with Microsoft Technology Centers

Since 2008, AvePoint and the Microsoft Technology Centers (MTC) have a global partnership alliance which enables MTCs' staff of technology experts to utilize AvePoint's solutions when assisting organizations in designing a SharePoint deployment that meets their dynamic business and technical needs. AvePoint also works with the MTC in optimizing its own SharePoint environment: Read our case study on how DocAve reduced total migration time to the MTC's hosted SharePoint 2010 environment by two months.

AvePoint's global team – spanning 25 offices on 5 continents – includes Microsoft Most Valuable Professionals, more than 70 Microsoft-certified engineers, and over 700 developers – the largest SharePoint-focused research and development group outside of Microsoft. Many members of our team also regularly attends community events worldwide, including Microsoft TechEd, SharePoint Saturdays, SharePoint User Groups, and SharePoint Conference.

Microsoft Technologies Supported

SharePoint

AvePoint's DocAve software products simplifies the deployment, monitoring, and enforcement of Microsoft® SharePoint® 2010 governance policies. As a fully integrated platform, DocAve products help organizations migrate to SharePoint, and enable centralized or delegated management of SharePoint farms hosted on-premise, or in private and public clouds such as Microsoft® Office 365. Manage development, test, and production farms with ease, and govern solution and component deployment with DocAve's application lifecycle management tools. DocAve products allow organizations to migrate to the latest SharePoint version, as well as take advantage of the capabilities the latest platform has to offer. All DocAve products leverage only fully supported Microsoft methodologies and APIs.

To learn more about the various SharePoint capabilities and technologies DocAve products integrate with and support, please reference the table below.

SharePoint Technology or Feature DocAve Integration and Support
Managed Metadata Service For organizations looking to leverage SharePoint 2010's Managed Metadata Service (MMS) for enhanced content management – to expand current implementations or as part of a new deployment – in support of enterprise content management (ECM) requirements, AvePoint's DocAve® Software Products offer a range of capabilities to support MMS configuration, content tagging with managed metadata, and subsequent management and protection requirements.
External BLOB Storage (EBS) and Remote BLOB Storage (RBS) APIs AvePoint has developed a custom BLOB provider to help organizations better manage the SharePoint content lifecycle and optimize SharePoint storage costs. AvePoint's DocAve BLOB provider supports the externalization of content from SharePoint's SQL Server content databases to hierarchical storage based on highly customizable business rules through DocAve Storage Manager, as well as the shallow-copy import of existing File Share content into SharePoint without migration through DocAve Connector.
Out of the Box & SharePoint Designer Workflows * AvePoint offers the most robust data protection and management solutions with the DocAve Software Platform . DocAve Backup and Restore offers truly comprehensive protection of all SharePoint assets, including out of the box workflows – even definition and state – so that in the event of data corruption, accidental deletion, or disaster, all SharePoint assets remain fully protected and recoverable. To assist with the deployment and management of workflows, DocAve Deployment Manager supports the promotion of workflows throughout the staging process, so your production environment remains stable and only proven, tested workflows are deployed. Additionally, workflows are maintained when synchronizing sites within or across SharePoint environments with DocAve Replicator, and organizations are able to have unmatched insight into workflow status and activity with comprehensive reporting and monitoring available in DocAve Report Center . To be able to selectively filter for content subject to archival , migration , or another management task, workflow status can be utilized as a metadata filter.

* DocAve also supports 3rd party workflow applications such as Nintex Workflow 2010.

SQL Server

AvePoint's DocAve software products support the latest versions of Microsoft SQL Server, utilizing SQL Server resources to store report, audit, and other system data, as well as optimizing organization's utilization of SQL server by offloading content inappropriate for SQL's structured databases to hierarchical storage systems.

Windows Azure

AvePoint's DocAve software products support Windows Azure in number of ways. For organizations looking to move all infrastructure assets to the cloud by utilizing Microsoft Office 365 to host SharePoint content, DocAve Online is hosted on Windows Azure and offers a range of powerful administration, backup, and content management capabilities as a service.

For organizations looking to utilize cloud computing, but maintain more control by hosting SharePoint assets on dedicated Windows Azure infrastructure, AvePoint supports the migration to and management of cloud based assets with the DocAve Software Platform.

Business-Critical SharePoint Program

Business Critical SharePoint Program

AvePoint is proud to be one of one hundred partners chosen to participate in this Microsoft SharePoint team driven program. BCSP is intended for Microsoft partners focused on delivering business critical solutions for their clients using SharePoint. The program is focused on leveraging SharePoint's ability to connect to Line Of Business (LoB) systems for access to transactional data, including SAP, Oracle Financials, PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, salesforce.com and Microsoft Dynamics, Microsoft SharePoint 2010 and 2007.

Want to know more about AvePoint's Business Critical Program? Contact your sales rep.

CityNext

Business Critical SharePoint Program

AvePoint Public Sector, Inc., an independent subsidiary of AvePoint, Inc., is one of the first Microsoft partners to participate in CityNext, an initiative designed to help governments, businesses and citizens reimagine what is next for their cities. Through the CityNext initiative, Microsoft and AvePoint Public Sector will help leaders to do “new with less,” by combining the power of technology with innovative ideas to connect governments, businesses and citizens with city services that increase efficiencies, reduce costs, foster a more sustainable environment and cultivate communities where people thrive.

To learn more, please visit the CityNext website.

AvePoint Named a Finalist for Three 2013 Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards

2013 Partner of the Year Award Finalist Public Sector: Public Safety and National Security Office and SharePoint Application Developer Collaboration and Content

Microsoft recently announced the winners and finalists of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards 2013, which honor Microsoft partners for delivering innovative solutions during the past year directly addressing customer challenges.

With 44 awards celebrating each core Microsoft partner competency – including technology, Windows 8, and Microsoft Office and SharePoint applications – more than 3,000 entries collected from more than 100 countries, and each partner nomination judged blindly three times from a panel of more than 600 Microsoft subject matter experts, it’s a great honor for AvePoint to have been named finalists in the following categories: Collaboration and Content Partner of the Year, Office/SharePoint App Developer Partner of the Year, and Public Sector Partner of the Year – Public Safety/National Security.