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AvePoint to Provide Full Support for Organizations on Office 365 and Windows Azure Virtual Machines

AvePoint’s new technology adoption program offers powerful backup, administration, and management capabilities as a service to Office 365 customers with DocAve Online for SharePoint, hosted on Windows Azure, and is working with Microsoft Corp. to support SharePoint on Windows Azure Virtual Machines and in pursuing engagements with customers

Jersey City, NJ — June 7, 2012 — According to a recent Forrsights Services Survey commissioned by Forrester Research, 72 percent of respondents are interested in adopting software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology for collaboration. AvePoint, a leaderin governance and infrastructure management solutions for Microsoft SharePoint, today announced a technology adoption program for organizations utilizing Office 365, support for the recently announced Windows Azure Spring Release, which allows organizations to utilize Windows Azure Virtual Machines for SharePoint, and a strategic relationship with Microsoft to pursue engagements with customers with these technology offerings.

“Our expanded relationship with AvePoint, as well as their new products that offer SharePoint management and protection features as a service, will enable organizations worldwide to extend the use of Office 365 and Windows Azure to meet their dynamic business requirements,” said Steve Fox, Director, Services, Microsoft. “Cloud computing is quickly becoming the next frontier of software investments to help make productivity easier, and it is essential that adopters have the ability to work and collaborate from anywhere, at any time. AvePoint’s support for Office 365 and Windows Azure will help organizations continue to scale and innovate while reducing time-to-value for SharePoint initiatives and accommodating for growth.”

Embrace Office 365 with DocAve

Existing DocAve products for optimizing and managing SharePoint storage growth can currently take advantage of Windows Azure as a storage system to store backup, archive, audit, and Binary Large Object (BLOB) data, but with the new backup, administration, and management services offered through DocAve Online for SharePoint, hosted on Windows Azure, new possibilities are available for how customers using Office 365 and SharePoint Online are able to gain value from cloud-based resources.

  • Simplified Office 365 – SharePoint Online Management: Gain control over Office 365 instances with centralized administration and management of SharePoint permissions and configurations.

  • Granular Content Protection: Protect all SharePoint content in Office 365 instances, with granular content recovery to quickly restore lost or corrupt documents and sites. Utilize robust scheduling capabilities to ensure business critical content is protected according to organizational Service Level Agreements (SLAs).

  • Restructure on the Fly: Reorganize cloud-based content to easily reflect evolving information architecture requirements and accommodate growth.

AvePoint is a preferred Microsoft-approved vendor for installation on Office 365 Dedicated servers after successfully completing the Microsoft SharePoint Online Code Analysis Framework (MSOCAF) testing.

“We pride ourselves on being a top Microsoft Office 365 Systems Integration partner in EMEA,” said Danny Burlage, CTO and Co-Founder at Wortell. “Working with AvePoint, we look to truly bring enterprise-level capabilities already utilized in on-premise SharePoint environments to SharePoint Online in Office 365. Together, AvePoint and Wortell will aim to revolutionize end-users’ SharePoint Online experiences throughout the enterprise.”

Comprehensive Support for SharePoint on Windows Azure Virtual Machines

AvePoint is working closely with Microsoft to ensure customers and partners can realize the full potential of Windows Azure by developing solutions to support the use of SharePoint on Windows Azure Virtual Machines, including:

  • Expedited site and farm migration

  • Geo-replication

  • Two-way content management

  • Site and content backup and restore

  • High availability

  • Storage optimization

  • Archiving and compliance

  • Hybrid and legacy interoperability

“‘Cloud’ is on the tip of virtually every business executive’s tongue today because its benefits of cost savings, scalability, and business agility are real,” said Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, Co-CEO of AvePoint. “AvePoint already works closely with Microsoft to offer several products for SharePoint hybrid management and cloud storage, but we are excited to take the next step by creating custom solutions for Office 365 and Windows Azure. AvePoint’s unique hybrid management integration positions us well to meet organizations’ dynamic demands for their cloud computing investments.”

To learn how you can participate in AvePoint’s technology adoption program for customers using Office 365 – SharePoint Online only – not on-premise versions of SharePoint – please call 201-793-1111 or email Sales@AvePoint.com to determine if you are eligible.

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.

AvePoint Media Contact

Heather Aponte – Communications Manager
Tel: 201-793-1111
Email: Heather.Aponte@avepoint.com

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