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Colligo Contributor for SharePoint

New Product Showcase for Microsoft SharePointColligo Contributor, version 2.2, for Microsoft Office SharePoint allows users to securely access, modify and create SharePoint content online and offline using a rich client interface.

Colligo Contributor for SharePoint logoColligo Contributor from Colligo Networks Inc. is a .NET client application that operates as a standalone desktop client interface or a Microsoft Office Outlook add-on.

Users can securely access, modify and create SharePoint documents, forms, list items and metadata regardless of connectivity. The software supports bi-directional SharePoint-to-laptop Easy Sync, Outlook add-in for email drag-and-drop as well as custom metadata document and picture libraries. Document templates, including InfoPath forms and custom and standard forms, are also supported.

Enhancements to Contributor, version 2.2, include:

  • Check in/out support lets users track their document checking activities.
  • An options panel enables users to use the registry to set options that were previously configurable only by IT administrators, such as metadata prompting and storage location configuration.
  • Background synchronization options, such as sync on startup, navigation, modification and configured time interface.
  • User-selectable content for synchronization is based on a specific view.

After files are dragged from an Outlook folder and dropped into a document library, Contributor names the files automatically according to Sender, Sent date/time and Subject. Documents opened by the software can be saved as a new document in an offline cache. Contributor will also sync the new document to SharePoint using the default metadata. Synchronizing content to a local encrypted data store allows the software to deliver immediate access online and offline. The Microsoft Outlook add-in feature syncs SharePoint document libraries to Outlook folders and captures standard message fields such as To, From and Date as well as attachments.

System requirements: WSS 2.0 and 3.0, MOSS 2007, or SPS 2003; Microsoft Office 2003 or 2007; .NET Framework 2.0; Windows 2000, XP, or Vista.

Pricing: Ranges from $75 to $150, depending on SKU; enterprise volume discounts are available.


This was first published in January 2008

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