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AvePoint Wins 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Collaboration and Content

We’re proud to share that AvePoint is the 2015 Microsoft Partner of the Year for Collaboration and Content.

Microsoft Partner of the Year 2015 Winner for Collaboration and Content

We were chosen from more than 2,300 entrants in 108 different countries worldwide because of our commitment to providing our comprehensive, pre-built, end-to-end DocAve Software Platform for the entire range of SharePoint management, optimization, and productivity.

Humble Beginnings and Rapid Growth

We simply couldn’t be more proud of this honor, as it encapsulates the work we’ve done in tandem with Microsoft since our founding 14 years ago. We’d like to thank Microsoft for its continued support and recognition of the work we do together to transform how information workers complete their jobs every day. It all dates back to 2001 when the company was established by Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Xunkai (Kai) Gong and Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang when SharePoint was a little-known project at Microsoft called Tahoe. The first version of DocAve was released in 2002 in order to help organizations backup and restore their critical SharePoint 2001 data.

As SharePoint grew rapidly to help enterprises improve collaboration, AvePoint and DocAve grew right along with it. Today, DocAve is a fully integrated infrastructure management platform with capabilities for SharePoint migration, SharePoint integration, SharePoint data protection, and SharePoint management for deployments based on premises, in the cloud, or utilizing hybrid models. We’ve helped more than 14,000 organizations in 88 countries realize not only business productivity gains but also achieve significant time and cost savings through SharePoint. In recent years, we also introduced new solutions to help organizations face challenges around compliance, data governance, mobility and productivity, cloud management, as well as modernization and citizen and customer engagement.

Partner of the Year Award History

In 2013, we earned our first Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognition as a finalist in three separate categories: Public Sector: Public Safety and National Security, Office and SharePoint Application Development, and Collaboration and Content. In addition to the success of our products supporting SharePoint and other collaboration platforms, Microsoft recognized us for our commitment to helping national security agencies protect, manage, and optimize highly sensitive SharePoint deployments as well as our development of innovative apps for the Office Store.

In 2014, we broke into the winner column – named Partner of the Year for Public Safety and National Security. We were also once again named a finalist in the Office and SharePoint Application Development category for our AvePoint Meetings app for SharePoint, which helps workers bring order and productivity to your meetings while maintaining accountability.

With this year’s award, everything comes full circle and underscores the foundation upon which this company was built. Collaboration and Content is at the core of everything we do as a business. As SharePoint continues to help organizations facilitate collaboration and provide access to business-critical content, AvePoint is there just as it was in 2001 to support those efforts. This is a special one for us, and it’s why our offices, Yammer networks, and social media channels are abuzz with excitement and will continue to be through this year’s Worldwide Partner Conference 2015 in Orlando, FL.

More on our History with Microsoft and What’s Ahead

As we look back at what we’ve accomplished and ahead at what comes next, the future has never been brighter here at AvePoint. We look forward to continuing to work closely with Microsoft to help organizations around the world accomplish their mission-critical objectives better than ever before using the most innovative collaboration technologies. Watch this space for company updates, product innovations, and industry expertise designed to help you enable enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices.

To learn more about our storied partnership with Microsoft, the technologies we work with, and what it means to be a Microsoft Gold Application Development Partner, Gold Cloud Platform Partner, and Gold Collaboration and Content Partner, please visit the Microsoft partnership page on our website and watch the brief video below:

Want to see an overview of the successes and events that led to this latest milestone? Check out our Corporate Timeline.

Franklin T.
Franklin T.
In his former role as Director of Communications, Franklin was responsible for increasing brand awareness across all AvePoint's digital properties.



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