SharePoint gets sixth sense with DocAve for enterprise content

AvePoint at TechDays 2010 Winnipeg

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DocAve platform extends management and governance for SharePoint 2010

By ECM Plus staff

ECM Plus +++ AvePoint has just released DocAve 6 enterprise-management platform for SharePoint governance.

According to the company, new in Version are increases in business productivity, reduces total cost of ownership, and IT assurance to enable security and compliance for enterprise content.

The company said that DocAve 6 also provides SharePoint 2010 users with the ability to unify management of on-premise, cloud, and hybrid SharePoint farms, including Office 365.

V6 also offers what the company calls ‘robust migration, integration, management, optimisation, protection, and reporting capabilities’ for SharePoint 2010. DocAve V6 can automate SharePoint governance and management as an integrated platform to create what AvePoint calls a ‘centralised or delegated management of SharePoint farms’ hosted on-premise, or in private and public clouds, such as Office 365.

Users of the DocAve 5 platform will also be able to manage development, test, and production farms, govern and component deployment with DocAve’s application lifecycle management tools.

“DocAve already has a good reputation amongst the SharePoint community, and DocAve 6 will only add to it,” commented DocAve 6 beta participant Andreas Plantera, a system engineer on the OA Platform Engineering division at AXA-Tech. “The new interface for DocAve 6 makes for easy handling of the platform, and improves the user experience in terms of usability, functionality, and content.”

DocAve 6 also provides for a scalable and robust enterprise deployment to deliver maximum business value and offer enterprise-class:

AvePoint said that in terms of usability, DocAve 6, now built entirely with .NET, WCF and Silverlight with support for MS methodologies and APIs, also boasts so-called ‘ribbon-based’ controls as well as wizards for common SharePoint management functions for automating processes, such as ‘planless’ commands for live backups and content reorganisations for ad hoc business requests.

The new Version 6 also now introduces a universal tree to make it easier to navigate among products and support cross-product use cases for deployments of all sizes.

“SharePoint 2010 deployments continue to rise – not just in sheer number, but also in scope and complexity” added Dr. Tianyi Jiang, AvePoint’s co-founder and co-CEO. “It is AvePoint’s mission in DocAve 6, the result of 10 years of devotion to SharePoint success and our work with more than 8,000 customers in 63 countries, to ensure organisations can enhance the usability, scalability, and availability of SharePoint. In doing so, they will be able to increase business productivity, reduce total cost of ownership, provide IT assurance, and enable security for their business content.”

DocAve 6 is generally available to customers from January 17 2012. AvePoint said that DocAve 6 Service Pack 1, which will include further feature enhancements for customers on SharePoint 2010, is scheduled for release in June 2012.

There’s more on the feature set in DocAve Version 6 here


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