Although we're excited about SharePoint 2013, we know a lot of people using SharePoint 2010. Here are a few products for SharePoint that crossed our desk this quarter, and most are compatible with 2010. Included are reporting and visualization tools as well as SharePoint training. Let us know about your favorite new or improved SharePoint products!
Time Management in SharePoint
Bamboo Solutions announced Time Tracking and Management for SharePoint, a web-based time-tracking solution that's compatible with SharePoint 2010. It reports time spent on project tasks, time cost, administrative work, vacation, sick leave, and additional custom categories. A central control panel offers one-click installation, and you can add alerts for timesheet submittal. It also offers the ability to connect to Bamboo Solutions' Project Management Central solution for SharePoint, for managing multiple projects on a timesheet. To learn more, see Bamboo Solutions' website.
Learning to Create SharePoint Workflows
SusQTech released its upcoming Nintex Workflows training schedule for early 2013. The two-day classes offer instruction in Nintex Workflow 2010 Configuration, Nintex 2010 Workflow Designer, as well as advanced workflow creation and creating user-defined actions. One class is in Dulles, Virginia, while the other class is online. For more information, see the SusQTech website.
Making SharePoint Data More Visual
Infragistics NetAdvantage for SharePoint offers a way to make SharePoint data and dashboards a visual experience. Immersive visualizations, code-free business intelligence dashboards, and fully-functional portals let you slice and dice SharePoint data to display it in a variety of ways, including via charts, maps, content rotators, grids, and timelines. To learn more see the Infragistics website.
Reporting across Collaboration Platforms
Axceler announced Axceler ViewPoint, a customizable dashboard that lets users see across multiple collaboration environments and report on usage. It provides a single view into an organization's collaboration products, identifying which users are using what tools. It also lets users set policies and manage permissions across collaboration environments. The first release, slated for general availability in early 2013, will support both SharePoint and Yammer, allowing for analysis and reporting on usage of both solutions. To learn more, see Axceler's website.