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  • KIWI STORY: Suite up to the Cloud

    For Suite, a Kiwi company with big ambitions, receiving Microsoft’s Start-Up Partner of the Year Award in 2012 was ‘a nice little pat on the back.’

  • Digital Island opts for SharePoint build

    A dearth of suitable document management products for smaller enterprises led telecommunications services company Digital Island to choose Microsoft SharePoint Server as a base to build its own bespoke solution.

  • NZTA shifts to SharePoint for intranet development

    Microsoft is set to claim another win for its SharePoint software, with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) preparing to redevelop its intranet using the technology — and to get rid of its current interim IBM Workplace Web Content Management platform.
    NZTA was created on 1 August 2008 by combining Transit New Zealand and Land Transport New Zealand. An interim intranet was created to provide information to the new organisation and to legacy intranets.
    The intranet, known as OnRamp, was developed as a temporary solution, a tender released today says. OnRamp did not deliver an effective intranet design and information architecture or the tools needed by NZTA.
    "It is based on the IBM IWWCM software, which is no longer deemed suitable for NZTA to use to support any of its websites," the tender says.
    NZTA has now defined specifications for the new intranet and decided to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) as the software platform.

  • NZ's Pingar to feature in SharePoint 2010 launch

    New Zealand company Pingar is preparing to launch into the enterprise search market at Microsoft's SharePoint Conference 2009 in Las Vegas, which gets under way today.
    Pingar has developed an enterprise search tool that can be embedded into the upcoming release of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010.
    Pingar's tool goes inside data documents, finds the content the user is seeking and then places it into a dynamically generated PDF or XPS document, rather than just presenting a list of links like the traditional search model.
    The technology also sorts the search into categories to minimise reading times.
    The tool will "take the browsing out of browsing,” says Pingar’s co-founder and managing director Peter Wren-Hilton.
    “Pingar shares Microsoft’s vision to offer solutions with significant productivity and cost-savings for enterprises,” said Owen Allen, SharePoint senior product manager at Microsoft, in a statement. 
    “Smarter searching and content management is an integral part of the efficiencies offered by SharePoint Server 2010.”
    Pingar was identified by Microsoft as having high-growth potential by being accepted into the Microsoft Start-up Accelerator Program in the United Kingdom last year.

  • Sharepoint gets Notes 8.5 integration

    Mainsoft yesterday added support for Notes 8.5 to its software that integrates the collaboration platform with Microsoft’s increasingly popular SharePoint Server.

  • Kathmandu opts for SharePoint alternative

    Clothing retailer Kathmandu has chosen an Australian software product, Intranet Dashboard, to modernise its communications between stores after finding Microsoft SharePoint too expensive.