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AvePoint’s Continued Commitment to the Evolution of Microsoft SharePoint

In a recent blog post from Microsoft, Julia White, general manager for the Office Product Management team, discussed inquiries from customers regarding the future of Microsoft SharePoint on-premises. With the rise of cloud technologies and the encouragement for enterprises to move toward tools like Office 365, organizations have questioned the future of current on-premises or hybrid deployments – and some have even wondered if they will be forced to transition to “cloud only” in the upcoming years.

Despite these concerns, Microsoft plans to continue to support its on-premises and hybrid customers – as does AvePoint. Since the release of DocAve Online in 2013, AvePoint has adopted this push to the cloud and provided support to our customers looking to join the movement – serving nearly two million Office 365 users with AvePoint Online Services. However, we have and will always remain committed to our longstanding on-premises SharePoint solutions. More importantly, with our full range of on-premises, hybrid, and cloud-ready management solutions, AvePoint offers a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS), product-centric services approach to help our customers take that journey from on-premises, to hybrid, to fully cloud deployments.

From Tahoe to today, AvePoint has been working with SharePoint since its inception in 2001 – and we will continue this support as the platform evolves to fit customer needs. As the ways organizations work change over time, we aim to enable enterprise collaboration in every way possible by connecting people with information across platforms, across devices.

Our continued work with SharePoint on-premises and hybrid environments is evidenced by our upcoming release of DocAve 6 Service Pack 5, slated for later this month. DocAve 6 users and administrators will see updates designed to amplify their reporting, data protection, governance, and compliance capabilities for on-premises and hybrid environments.

For more information on how AvePoint enables enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, please visit our website or contact one of our sales representatives today.

Dr. Tianyi Jiang (TJ) co-founded AvePoint in 2001 and has served as the organization's Chief Executive Officer since 2005. TJ is responsible for overall strategy and direction of AvePoint, which includes product innovation, investor relations, and business development. He is focused on delivering value to customers, partners, shareholders, and the AvePoint team, every day. A recipient of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award in New Jersey in 2010, TJ received both B.S. and master’s in electrical and computer engineering from Cornell University, and a Master of Philosophy and PhD in Data Mining from Department of Information Systems, Operations Management, and Statistics, Stern School of Business, New York University.


  1. Is there any commitment on products form AvePoint for the upcoming SharePoint 2016 that we can find more about during the Ignite Conference?

    • Yes, AvePoint is fully committed to support SharePoint 2016. you will hear more details on this at the upcoming Ignite Conference

  2. SharePoint is something we mean to focus on more going forward. We use it to some extent but need to make it more of a priority for some projects. It will be interesting to see what Ave Point has for 2016.

    • user adoption and change management is key to ensure successful deployment of SharePoint as a platform for your enterprise collaboration and document management needs. we can definitely help by sharing best practices and vertical solution stories so you have a sense of how your industry peers are leveraging SharePoint in a bigger way

  3. Looking forward to swinging by the AvePoint booth at the Ignite conference to understand your product roadmap.

  4. Was wondering about SharePoint in the cloud. We are currently planning on moving most exchange users up to office 365. Have you had a lot of universities move their SharePoint environment as well? Are there any major concerns or limitation with the SharePoint cloud service?

    • we have seen a number of universities moving onto O365. we also have universities as our AvePoint Online Services customers, which is a Azure based SaaS offering helping to manage O365. if you are keen, email me and I can connect you to the right product managers to further this discussion.

  5. Seems like Cloud solutions are inevitable. How long do you think on prem SharePoint will be truly supported?

    • While majority of today’s marketing message is on Cloud, the reality of the world is that it will be a hybrid world (both on-prem and cloud) for a long time to come. officially Microsoft has more than 80,000+ paying SharePoint customers, only a very small % of that population have gone fully on cloud. it will take some time for cloud apps to reach the robustness of on-prem solutions; so until we seen full parity with cloud apps as compare to on-prem based solutions, you will see a hybrid reality, aka, the need for on-prem SharePoint support, for a long while (i.e. at least the next 5 years) – my 2 cents.


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