AvePoint, a provider that aims to protect and serve SharePoint, has released the newest version of its flagship management software platform. Via a redesigned, ribbon-based UI, the fully-integrated DocAve 6 extends the platform's capabilities in order to better unify the management of on-premise, cloud, and hybrid SharePoint farms. 

With DocAve 6, business value gets a boost in a few different ways:


The delivery of SharePoint service across geographies and SharePoint farms allows for collaboration on a worldwide scale. Organizations can optimize content availability for users distributed all over the globe, provide content to internal and external users, and consolidate document access and content on SharePoint. 

Total Cost of Ownership

By simplifying and automating the administrative/management procedures within SharePoint, DocAve 6  enables organizations to simultaneously empower their users and enforce policies and standards. Actionable insights into SharePoint operations, performance and usage are also gained. 

Additionally, DocAve 6 supports the management of several SharePoint hardware and software solutions, and provides connectors and migration capabilities that allow integration with legacy content management systems.

IT Assurance 

DocAve 6 shows off its enterprise-level caliber by integrating with heavy-duty storage platforms. This enables organizations to meet requirements for long-term content and information management, and protects business content with sufficient service level agreements.

Security & Compliance for Business Content

The tool also enables an organization to standardize, apply, and enforce corporate and IT policies across distributed content throughout the entire information lifecycle. User and content provisioning ensures the application of permissions is consistent. 

Meanwhile, organizations can also implement sophisticated auditing with DocAve’s extensive audit capability reports center, and deploy strict retention policies through content vaulting and tiered storage management.

Governance Automation

Today AvePoint also introduced Governance Automation, which aims provide a means for organizations to implement and enforce SharePoint governance policies. The solution, currently slated for general availability in Q2 2012, enables the creation of service requests that support customizable workflows and reporting. Service request categories include site and site collection provisioning, user access provisioning, and content lifecycle management and archiving.

“Governance must be more than a document with policies and procedures. Rather, it must be woven into the fabric of service management," explained Dr. Tianyi (TJ) Jiang, AvePoint Co-Founder and Co-CEO. "DocAve allows customers to implement governance and management of SharePoint, and DocAve 6 is an important evolution of our flagship product to support governance of cloud and hybrid farms. With the introduction of Governance Automation, we provide the technology that allows you to ensure governance policies are enforced, automated, and audited throughout your entire SharePoint ecosystem.”

Want a look? AvePoint will showcase DocAve 6 as well as Governance Automation at this year'sMicrosoft SharePoint Conference in Anaheim.