AvePoint Extends Support to Microsoft Office 365 with New Release of AvePoint Office Connect

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The latest AvePoint Office Connect release facilitates adoption of cloud and hybrid computing by integrating content into Office 365 without creating additional steps for end users

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As organizations make the shift to Office 365 and hybrid SharePoint environments, ensuring end user adoption is a critical part of change management.

AvePoint, the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices, today announced the general availability of AvePoint Office Connect Service Pack (SP) 2. With the release of AvePoint Office Connect, organizations can ensure sustainable SharePoint adoption across all environments – including cloud, hybrid, and on-premises – and simplify collaboration without requiring end users to change the way they work.

AvePoint Office Connect seamlessly merges the collaborative benefits of SharePoint with the Microsoft applications end-users rely on and work with every day. Users can save Office files and desktop content to SharePoint with just one click as well as access SharePoint from Outlook without having to leave the application interface. New features for AvePoint Office Connect include:

Increase SharePoint Online Adoption with Office 365 support: To facilitate user adoption for organizations utilizing cloud and hybrid deployments, AvePoint Office Connect now supports Office 365 environments. With seamless integration and unparalleled ease of use, AvePoint Office Connect allows content within Office applications and File Explorer as well as Outlook emails and attachments to be added to SharePoint Online and OneDrive for Business with a single click.

Share content securely from any location: AvePoint Office Connect eliminates the need for file sharing applications like Dropbox and Google Drive by enabling instant collaboration through SharePoint and SharePoint Online directly from the desktop, Outlook, Office applications, and the Office Connect Explorer interface. AvePoint’s secure sharing technology allows worry-free and convenient distribution of sensitive documents with approved external shareholders.

“As organizations make the shift to Office 365 and hybrid SharePoint environments, ensuring end user adoption is a critical part of change management,” said George Petrou, Chief Technical Officer, AvePoint. “With the latest update to AvePoint Office Connect, organizations can now facilitate easier SharePoint Online adoption and enable quick, secure sharing through seamless integration with the applications users work in every day.”

AvePoint Office Connect SP 2 is generally available today, November 10, 2015. For more information on the new features, please visit our website.

About AvePoint

AvePoint is the established leader in enabling enterprise collaboration across platforms and devices. Focusing on helping enterprises in their digitization journey to enable their information workers to collaborate with confidence, AvePoint is first to market with a unique solution that centralizes access and control of information assets residing in disparate collaboration and document management systems on-premises and in the cloud. AvePoint solutions and services aim to bring together business, IT, as well as compliance and risk officers to serve key business objectives such as big data, cloud integration, compliance, enterprise content management, and mobile data access monitoring.

Founded in 2001 and based out of Jersey City, NJ, AvePoint serves over 14,000 organizations and 3 million Office 365 users in five continents across all industry sectors, with focused practices in the energy and utilities; financial services; healthcare and pharmaceuticals; and public sector industries. AvePoint is a Microsoft Global ISV Partner, Gold Certified Collaboration and Content Partner, Gold Certified Cloud Platform Partner, winner of the Microsoft Partner of the Year Award for Collaboration and Content in 2015 and Public Safety and National Security in 2014, as well as a US Government GSA provider via strategic partnerships. AvePoint is privately held and backed by Goldman Sachs.

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