This week we’re still waiting for a proper look at Office 15, Dynamics CRM gets a new document capture tool, Sharegate offers economical SharePoint content migration, Colligo builds a fortune around SharePoint, and Doo goes on general release.
Still No Office 2015?
There’s always something of interest at Microsoft’s World Partner Conferences, and this week’s in Toronto is no different.
There is still time for Microsoft to give us an official look at Office 15, which was rumored to be ready last week, which we suggested might be released this week instead for a number of reasons.
We know everyone is interested, based on the traffic the post last week generated, so we will be keeping a close eye on this one.
That said there are now rumors floating around that suggest the launch might not be until much later this month because of a number of unspecified bugs in the new version. One of the issues that has been mentioned is a problem with the Marketplace for Office 15, but these are all unconfirmed rumors. Let’s see what comes out of the partner conference.
Capture for Dynamics CRM
One thing that has come out of the MS Partner conference so far, is the new functionality for Dynamics CRM from e-commerce specialists Postcode Anywhere.
The address validation and auto-complete technology, called Capture from Postcode, makes address entry easier by combining search-engine style auto-suggest technology with worldwide address datasets and, as the name suggests, it also integrates with Microsoft’s CRM solutions.
Capture+ aims to make customer, contact and lead relationship management simpler with one-click address auto-fill. The service also incorporates an extra data set to “eliminate” common customer address problems such as not having a postal code or zip code on file, or not being able to arrange delivery to flats.
Sharegate Offers SharePoint Content Migration
Also this week and just in case you missed it, there is a new SharePoint migration product form Sharegate which has a number of SharePoint products worth taking a look at. This week, the Montreal-based vendor released Copy Exchange Public Folders to its other migration capabilities.
Copy Exchange enables users to migrate emails, contact, events, notes and pretty much everything else from Exchange to SharePoint. We have seen in the past how important email management is for enterprises, and the ability to move email content to SharePoint can only be a good thing.
Copy Exchange works through a drag-and-drop interface that enables users to pull public folders and their content to SharePoint keeping the metadata, authors and timestamps intact. Interested in more on this?
Colligo Builds With SharePoint
Meanwhile, Colligo, the provider of SharePoint apps for email and document management, announced its best second quarter on record, with sales bookings growing by 49% over Q2 2011, bringing first half of 2012 sales bookings growth to 83% over the first half of 2011.
The company now says it has over 5000 customers, including a number in the public sector on a number of different continents.
We don’t really want to go into the figures here, but there are two notable points: one is that despite global economic weaknesses, enterprises are still spending; the second point is that they are still spending on SharePoint and still looking for ways to manage email and documents in it.
Colligo’s apps for SharePoint include a comprehensive suite of email and document management applications, with support for PCs, laptops, tablets and smartphones, whether connected or offline. Available now, the suite can be centrally deployed and managed within both on-premises and cloud-based SharePoint installations.
Doo’s General Release
Finally, and just to keep you up to date with this -- we announced last month that document management startup Doo.net went into beta with a Metro-style application for the upcoming Windows 8 OS. It said that it would make this generally available soon, and sure enough last week it went on general release.
Doo collects documents from sources including a user’s hard drive, as well as online sources such as email via IMAP integration, and stores them in a central database. Documents can also be imported from file-sharing applications such as Dropbox. Once documents are collected and stored, Doo applies text recognition and tagging algorithms to organize documents for text searching and tag. Check out Doo here.