Thursday, 8 April 2010

SharePoint Awards 2010 Winners

New SharePoint Awards 2012

What a week; a General Election called in England, a Messi master show in the Champions League, shockingly Lenny Henry split from Dawn French and now the unofficial SharePoint Awards announced. So the waiting is over it is time to reveal the winners of the Andy Dale SharePoint Awards 2010.

All the votes have been counted and four SharePoint experts from around the globe have awarded their scores. Just to clarify the scoring system follows the Strictly Come Dancing format. The first half of the score comes from the votes cast on website (amazingly over 6000 unique votes were cast). The finalist who received the highest number of votes in each category was given 5 points, then second highest got 4 and so on. The second half of the score came from four ‘SharePoint Experts’ all ranking each of the finalists in each category from 5 (the best) to 1 (their least favourite). The four scores from the Experts for each finalist were then added together and divided by 4 (number of Experts). Hope you are following this. Then the score from the voting was added to the average score from the Experts to get a score out of ten for each finalist. In the event of a draw I had the casting vote. Well, they are my awards!

So here are the Winner and Runner-up in each SharePoint category. These companies will all be receiving a special ‘Seal of Approval’ in the next ten days.

1. BEST SHAREPOINT INFORMATION SITE

Winner - EndUserSharePoint.com

Expert Comment –
A great site written not for developers but for real SharePoint Administrators. It really feels as if they care.
Runner Up - SharePoint Magazine

2. BEST SHAREPOINT WEBPART PROVIDER

Winner - Amrein Engineering

Expert Comment -
Very easy to navigate round site. Like the variety of web parts on offer and how they are explained, lots of crowd pleasers in there.
Runner Up - Kwizcom

3. BEST SHAREPOINT ADMINISTRATION TOOL 2010

Winner - ControlPoint (scored a perfect 10)

Expert Comment -
Hands down the best in the industry. Very user friendly. Extremely strong permissions reporting capability – the top requirement for managing large farms as 80% of all support calls come from permissions management.

Runner Up - DocAve Administrator

4. BEST WEBSITE BUILT ON SHAREPOINT 2010
Winner - Chilis

Expert Comment -
The most fun site I have seen in years! That chalk work is amazing! Great branding.

Runner Up - Swatch

5. BEST SHAREPOINT TRAINING PACKAGES 2010

Winner - Combined Knowledge CBT

Expert Comment –
Combined Knowledge continues to lead the way with SharePoint Training. You can tell they understand SharePoint.
Runner Up - CBT Clips

6. BEST SHAREPOINT OFFLINE SOLUTION 2010

Winner - Colligo Contributor (perfect 10 again)

Expert Comment -
An all great round solution which is easy to use. They offer more than just Outlook integration.

Runner Up - MyDocs from Nsynergy

7. MOST USEFUL SHAREPOINT WEBPART 2010

Winner - Column\View Permissions from SharePoint Boost

Expert Comment -
By far the most business benefit – one of the top requests I get on a daily basis. This tool is perfect to resolve that!

Runner Up - Bamboo sharePoint video Library

8. FAVOURITE FREE SHAREPOINT WEBPART/ADD-ONS 2010
Winner - Google Charts

Expert Comment –
Making life simple is what we all want and this is what Google Charts does.

Runner Up - Visualizer from Equilibrium (Digital Assets)

Expert Comment -
Phwooaar, coooool. Very slick. Great way to wow your audience. End users love stuff like this.

9. MOST FUN FREE WEBPART 2010

Winner - Daily Dilbert

Expert Comment –
Start your SharePoint with a smile every day.
Runner Up - Hello User from Bamboo Solutions

10. BEST SHAREPOINT APPLICATION 2010

Winner - ShareKnowledge – E-Learning Solution from Competentum

Expert Comment –
Brilliant ! Now businesses can really use SharePoint to train their workforce. Great for Health & Safety courses. So easy to design courses as well. Ideal for any size organisation who have SharePoint.

Runner Up - MediaRich Digital Asset Management from Equilibrium

So those are the winners but all the finalists offer terrific SharePoint products and I recommend you trial a few yourself.

Now, the Office Talk (SharePoint Specialists) management will be having their fingers, toes and everything else it is possible to cross crossed this weekend. As both Aston Villa and Portsmouth are at Wembley to try and reach the 2010 FA Cup Final. If both are successful Monday might well be declared an Office Talk company holiday.

Up the Villa.

17 comments:

Barry Jinks said...

Andy,

Thanks so much for incl;uding Colligo as a finalist this year! We are so honoured to win in the best Offline SharePoint category!

Barry Jinks
Founder & CEO
Colligo Networks, Inc.

Steve Schimmel said...

Good work Andy! Interesting insights.

I am a product manager at netWrix Corporation (www.netwrix.com) and we offer a SharePoint Change Reporter that tracks all administrative modifications, including those made to SharePoint farms, servers and sites as well as their settings and permissions. I just want to get our products on your radar so hopefully we can be considered for the 2011 SharePoint Awards. Take a look at http://www.netwrix.com/sharepoint_change_reporter_freeware.html.

Thanks,
Stephen Schimmel
Product Manager
NetWrix Corporation
www.netwrix.com

Steve Schimmel said...

Good work Andy! Interesting insights.

I am a product manager at netWrix Corporation (www.netwrix.com) and we offer a SharePoint Change Reporter that tracks all administrative modifications, including those made to SharePoint farms, servers and sites as well as their settings and permissions. I just want to get our products on your radar so hopefully we can be considered for the 2011 SharePoint Awards. Take a look at http://www.netwrix.com/sharepoint_change_reporter_freeware.html.

Thanks,
Stephen Schimmel
Product Manager
NetWrix Corporation
www.netwrix.com

Tim Kremer said...

Hi Andy,

Love to see a best mobile client for SharePoint category for your awards.
Check out our product for the iPhone:

iShare - Sharepoint for iPhone

Cheers,

Tim Kremer

Anonymous said...

Congratulations to all of the SharePoint 2010 winners! Good work!

Monica said...

Hi Andy,

I am new to your blog and found it interesting. Thanks for contributing to Sharepoint Community

Pavel Spizhuk said...

Hi Andy. Interesting list.

Please consider our product OmniAnalyser™ with its SharePoint reporting capabilities for the upcoming 2011 awards.

http://www.hypersoft.com/analyser.htm

Thank you,

Pavel Spizhuk

Hypersoft Information Systems

www.hypersoft.com

Office Talk said...

Have you consider taking a shop at the popular new SharePoint Village (http://wwww.sharepointvillage.com)

Patrick Parker said...

Thanks for the great information! Wanted to post a link to our free Change Password web part for SharePoint - http://www.adselfservicesuite.com/Trials.aspx

Patrick

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Anonymous said...

Has anyone used the Shareknowledge LMS? We are thinking of replacing our current LMS and are looking at this option. Any feedback would be helpfull.

Anonymous said...

Hello,

Could anyone here let me know the best sharepoint 2010 provider? I am looking for it now. And I really need your help. Until now, I have get one name, http://www.asphostportal.com. It seems the price is really affordable. Any advice?

Thank you in advance.

David Grover said...

Hi Andy, this is great.

Please could you tell me how to nominate a site for the 2011 Awards.

I'd like to nominate 'My UK Youth' and you can find some background to the project at:

http://sharepoint-builder.blogspot.com/2011/01/supercharging-sharepoint-server.html

Thank you

David Grover

Anonymous said...

Hey Andy its nice blog. I am also trying to start my sharepoint2010 blog with video's and graphical post. so it will be more useful for beginners to learn. here is a link :

http://sharepointshah.blogspot.com

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