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AvePoint Opens Next Chapter in File Share Optimization for Microsoft SharePoint

DocAve File Share Navigator rapidly exposes file share content through SharePoint, lowering total cost of ownership, accelerating global collaboration and user adoption, and limiting business disruption

Jersey City, NJ — June 5, 2012 — AvePoint, the leader in governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced the general availability of DocAve File Share Navigator, AvePoint’s newest product for quickly retrieving and accessing file share content through SharePoint lists without the need for migration. With robust features for browsing, previewing, tagging and accessing file share content, DocAve File Share Navigator removes the barrier to seamless global collaboration.

“We had various types of files on our file servers, and we wanted to determine which ones were necessary and which ones we could archive or decommission,” said Soongbae Dong, Senior Manager at Guthy Renker Japan Co., Ltd. “At the same time, we were also considering a SharePoint implementation and figured out that we needed to find a way to keep the look and feel of our file shares as much as possible after we implemented SharePoint in order to accelerate end-user adoption. DocAve File Share Navigator’s thumbnail view and preview display features gave us this ability for our Office, PDF, and picture files, and truly allowed us to deploy SharePoint.”

Key features of File Share Navigator include:

  • Seamlessly Transition Access of File-based Content to SharePoint: Expose file share content through one or many SharePoint lists, preserving user experience with familiar drag-and-drop functionality for uploading files directly through SharePoint.

  • Minimize Productivity Disruptions: Allow users to access, manage, and edit file-based content the way that works best for them, through either SharePoint or local shared drives.

  • Optimize Web Front End (WFE) and Network Resources: Direct links to file share content reduces load on WFE resources, and instant preview of large files before downloading or transferring content across limited bandwidth connections keeps network bandwidth optimized.

  • Reduce Migration Costs: Decrease costs of migrating legacy content into Microsoft SQL Server content databases by exposing file share content through SharePoint lists to validate, archive, or delete content to ensure migration resources are only leveraged for relevant, active content.

  • Lightweight Install: No requirement for External BLOB Store (EBS) or Remote BLOB Store (RBS) provider installation.

“Organizations worldwide have large volumes of legacy data tied up in file shares, which notoriously have poor content management capabilities for search, permissions, metadata, and remote access,” said George Petrou, Senior Vice President of Product Management at AvePoint. “File Share Navigator allows organizations to drastically improve enterprise-wide accessibility to content residing on local file shares without the time- and- resource-intensive process of migrating that content into SharePoint.”

For more information on File Share Navigator, please visit our website or contact our sales team.

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 center in Jersey City, NJ, with wholly owned operational centers 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.

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