Bamboo Solutions Develops Extensions for Microsoft Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services

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Web Part Solutions Supplement Pre-Configured Collaboration Sites in SharePoint Products and Technologies

Bamboo Solutions Corporation today announced the availability of Bamboo Solutions Application Template Extensions, a set of bundled Web Part solutions designed to extend the capabilities of the Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services. Packaged to supplement templates developed by Microsoft, Bamboo Solutions Application Template Extensions enhance the user experience and assist in the adoption and rapid implementation of team sites in both Windows SharePoint Services and Office SharePoint Server.

The Bamboo Solutions Application Template Extensions are tailored to each of the Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0, also known as the "Fantastic 40," and are comprised of either site or server template solutions. Functional areas include Business Management/Finance, Human Resources, Operations/IT, Project Tracking/Product Management, Sales/Marketing and Specialized/Verticals solutions.

"As a Microsoft Partner we are pleased to work alongside the SharePoint Products and Technology Team to illustrate the ease with which Office SharePoint collaboration sites can be developed. The Application Templates are powerful and well thought out solutions that provide a jump-start to any organization. As we release more Web Parts, we will continue to enhance these templates," said Mr. Lam Le, COO Bamboo Solutions Corporation.

"With a growing set of commercial 3rd party web parts, such as the Bamboo Solutions Application Template Extensions, customers of SharePoint Products and Technologies now have the ability to accelerate and quickly build their solutions based on Application Templates," said Bob Sutton, Senior Product Manager for Microsoft. "In addition, these new template extensions further broaden the out of the box functionality already provided in the Application Templates, thus enhancing the user experience."

Beginning with the Job Requisition and Interview Management Template, Bamboo Solutions is offering these bundles for immediate download and purchase via Bamboo's online store (http://www.bamboosolutions.com). The Job Requisition and Interview Management Template is designed to help recruiters streamline the process of managing the creation of job requisitions, coordinating interviews, collecting interview feedback and tracking the results of the interviews all in one place. The template allows assignment of responsibility for requisitions, candidates and interviews to people in the organization. The Job Requisition and Interview Management Template Extension from Bamboo allows users to further customize the Office SharePoint template to include time-based alerts as well as customized messaging, to search thru large numbers of applicants and perform metadata searches (i.e. resumes) and to present open requisitions on a world map view. This and all other Application Template Extensions from Bamboo feature installation wizard, detailed application notes as well as online support.

The "Fantastic 40" templates are available online via Microsoft's Application Templates for Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 website: (http://www.microsoft.com/technet/windowsserver/sharepoint/wssapps/templates/default.mspx). The Bamboo Solutions Application Template Extensions are available via Bamboo's online store at http://www.bamboosolutions.com.

About Bamboo Solutions

Bamboo Solutions Corporation provides software and services that help solve the most demanding collaboration problems of its customers. Bamboo Solutions' products are based upon the Microsoft SharePoint Platform and include a comprehensive portfolio of Web Parts, Solution Accelerators, customized solutions and services. For over 12 years, Bamboo Solutions has been helping customers with needs that include information integration and reporting, document management, project and task management, self-service portals, management reporting, grants management, and more. Bamboo Solutions is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA, with offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For more information, visit: http://www.bamboosolutions.com.

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