Behind the Scenes with SharePoint at the Olympics

Here at the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, I've put in long work days, every day working for NBC Olympics as we broadcast the Games to the US audience. But I did also manage to get away on Thursday evening for a dinner meeting with the folks at Colligo.  I’ve been a big fan of their products for years, and have been thrilled to watch them win award after award, including several from Windows IT Pro magazine.

I didn’t realize until last week that they are headquartered here in Vancouver. They showed me just how fun the city can be, and it was cool to see that behind their great products is a really great team.   Colligo is doing a web seminar, "Is SharePoint 2010 Ready for Enterprise Content Management?" with a keynote from Microsoft’s Tricia Bush, Director of Enterprise Business, on March 2nd. I’m not often able to carve out time to attend webinars, but I’m registered for this one.

People have asked me what third-party products we've been using here with SharePoint. On the back end, we’ve again turned to AvePoint for backup and restore functionality—there’s no doubt that we need to have the ability to do granular restore!  Their suite of products has gotten much richer, and more complex, since we used them during our operations at the Olympics in Beijing, but it again proved itself a valuable addition to our toolset—kudos to them.

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