So we have sent Valentines cards, tossed pancakes and given up chocolate for Lent so that means it must be time for my Sharepoint Awards. The Villa might not be in the running for any honours this year (well, apart from Most Unpopular Manager of the Season Award) but 46 different SharePoint organisations are in the running to land one of the prized eight 'SharePoint Gold Seals of Approval'. Now in the 4th year of the awards there are eight categories and I have put together a list of the finalists that you can now vote for. So without further ado and so we don't run out of time like the Brits here are the finalists;
1. Best SharePoint Information Store?
a) SharePoint Reviews - http://www.sharepointreviews.com/
b) SharePoint Magazine - http://sharepointmagazine.net/
c) Nothing But SharePoint - http://nothingbutsharepoint.com/
d) SharePoint Pro Magazine - http://www.sharepointpromag.com/
e) SharePoint User Group - http://www.sharepointusers.org.au/default.aspx
2. Best SharePoint 3rd Party Application?
a) Sharegate - http://en.share-gate.com/
b) Nintex Workflow - http://www.nintex.com/en-US/Products/Pages/NintexWorkflow2010.aspx
c) ShareKnowledge - http://shareknowledge-lms.com/
d) Colligo Contributer - http://www.colligo.com/products/sharepoint/colligo-contributor-pro/
e) Harmon.ie for SharePoint - http://harmon.ie/SharePoint/Product
f) HarePoint Analytics for SharePoint - http://www.harepoint.com/Products/HarePointAnalyticsForSharePoint/Default.aspx
5. Best Web Part Provider?
a) SharePointBoost - http://www.sharepointboost.com/
b) Bamboo Solutions - http://store.bamboosolutions.com/bamboomainweb/
c) Infowise - http://www.infowisesolutions.com/
d) Virto Software - http://www.virtosoftware.com/
e) Component One - http://www.componentone.com/SuperProducts/StudioEnterprise/?gclid=CMbl1Oyz0K4CFQ1lfAodVivh_w
f) Amrein Engineering - http://www.amrein.com/
So as you take a look at the different Web Parts available for all versions of SharePoint I am reminded by those nice people at SharePoint Village to say that they have a section of Shops devoted just to companies supplying SharePoint Web Parts. So why not take a virtual stroll there?
Coming up we have the 'Best SharePoint Management Tool where two previous winners go head to head, but first let's add a bit of humour with a talking dog.
So back to the Finalists;
6. Best SharePoint Management Tool?
a) ControlPoint by Axceler - http://www.axceler.com/Products/ControlPoint.aspx
b) Idera SharePoint Diagnostic Manager - http://www.idera.com/SharePoint/?gclid=CMywjoXB0K4CFREPfAodgD2Zcg
c) DocAve Software for SharePoint - http://www.avepoint.com/sharepoint-products/
d) Migration Tool Metalogix - http://www.metalogix.com/Products/Migration-Manager-for-SharePoint.aspx
e) SharePoint Management Solar Winds - http://www.solarwinds.com/products/orion/sharepoint-management.aspx
7. Best Free SharePoint Product?
a) SharePoint Designer 2010 - http://www.office-talk.com/index.php?id=162
b) Colligo Reader for SharePoint - http://www.colligo.com/lp/reader/?Referral=Google&gclid=CPH6pNXE0K4CFcYntAodp1OA0A
c) SharePoint Foundation 2010 - http://www.office-talk.com/index.php?id=161
d) Modeler for SharePoint by IntranetFactory - http://intranetfactory.com/IntranetModeler.aspx
e) Idera SharePoint Performance Monitor - http://www.idera.com/Free-Tools/SharePoint-perf-monitor/
f) Google Chart Web Part by Amrein Engineering - http://www.amrein.com/apps/page.asp?Q=5728
The last category is a new one and a special thank you to the many great SharePoint people out there who write SharePoint Blogs. They might not use videos of talking dogs but there blogs contain great technical SharePoint information.
8. Best SharePoint Blog?