DocAve 5.0 Aims to Protect and Manage SharePoint AvePoint, a provider of data protection and management solutions for SharePoint, has released DocAve 5.0, the newest version of its flagship MOSS infrastructure management software platform. The company boasts “groundbreaking new functionalities” in the release that was primarily focused around the enhanced user interface, brand new modules and “intelligent” SharePoint backup and recovery.Going strong in its pursuit of being “the industry's most comprehensive enterprise-class” MOSS management provider, AvePoint’s "goal was to provide customers with truly 'leapfrog' technologies and functionality,” according to the COO Dr. Tianyi Jiang.

New Features in DocAve 5.0

Several new modules have been introduced into DocAve 5.0. As with previous versions of the platform, all DocAve modules are fully-integrated into a single, browser-based user interface, but can be purchased and deployed independently.

DocAve Lotus Notes Migrator for SharePoint

This new module allows for the reliable and cost-effective transfer of documents and application content from Lotus Notes/Domino to MOSS 2007. DocAve automates the process of consolidating legacy Lotus Notes data and applications onto SharePoint.

DocAve Deployment Manager

This new tool gives administrators the ability to perform efficient and flexible propagation of complex server configurations and custom solutions between environments. The tool comes in handy, if you need to streamline your multi-phase Microsoft SharePoint staging and deployment processes.

Business Criticality Matrix

As MOSS is becoming a mission-critical platform for many organizations, the backup strategies could not be more critical. DocAve's new Business Criticality Matrix -- part of the DocAve Backup and Recovery module -- is here for you. It automates the backup-plan building process by classifying all content based on both business importance and usage activity, followed by an automatic prescription of an appropriate backup schedule.

Restore Controller

Another addition to the big and happy family is DocAve's timeline-based Restore Controller. This tool enables graphical point-n-click targeting of backup data through platform-level with full fidelity.

Major Enhancements in DocAve 5.0

DocAve 5.0 brings an enhanced user interface. It has been redesigned to provide “the most dynamic and efficient user experience in the industry.” The Windows Explorer-like navigation tools are user-friendly and precise. There’s also drag-and-drop functionality and customizable views. Every DocAve module has been enhanced. We’ll give you a quick look at the enhancements. Shall you desire more information, a full review from AvePoint is also available. * DocAve Replicator: Now enables live, event-driven replication with customizable event-triggers. * DocAve SharePoint Extension Archiver: Now delivers Remote BLOB Storage API integration and full-indexing of archived content. * DocAve Migrator Suite: This set of migrators (including eRoom, File System and others) now delivers point-n-click mapping for live and scheduled migrations. DocAve 5.0 is presented as nothing less than a “revolutionary platform to serve the SharePoint revolution.” For the most part, AvePoint has grounds to be so epic and grandiose. What do you think? Try a fully-enabled 30-day trial of DocAve 5.0 and let us know your thoughts.