Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Andy Dale SharePoint Award Nominations 2013 Extension

I start this week's SharePoint Blog with some sad news. Maybe it was the holiday season or maybe interest in SharePoint is finally start to wane, but for the first time we have not received a full set of nominations for my annual SharePoint Awards. But here is some good news, I have decided to extend the nomination period for a further 2 weeks (closes now Sunday 13th October at midnight). Don't worry if you have already nominated as these have already been saved.

Here are a reminder of the rules for nominations and the categories this year;

Nominations Open Until 13th October for SharePoint Awards 2013
We have revamped the categories and this year there are just these six;
1. Best Overalll SharePoint Product (It must work on both 2013 and 2010. No price restriction)
 2. Best SharePoint Budget Product (Under £750 or $1000)
3. Best SharePoint Administration Tool (Permissions, Backup, Migration, Reporting etc)
4. Best SharePoint 2013 App (Must work on Office 365 Enterprise as well as onsite SharePoint)
5. Best Free SharePoint Information Source (Could be Blog, Twitter feed, Website, Videos etc)
6. Best SharePoint Supplier 
(Which company go the extra mile, offer the best support etc.)

So a reminder on how you can nominate your favourites this year. Nominations are made by simply leaving a comment here on this post. We don't even mind if you nominate your own product. What we do ask though is that each product is only nominated once per category (so please check first). The comment you leave needs to include the following though;

  • Which category are you nominating for? 
  • What is the name of Product or Information Source?
  • Which company offers it?
  • What is the approximate price (British Pounds or American Dollars, please)?
  • Which versions of SharePoint does it work on?
  • In one line what does it do?
  • What do you like best about it?
Then at the end of October I will short list 4 finalists for each category ready for the voting to begin on November 1st 2013 and run until the end of November. The voting like on 'Strictly Come Dancing' will make up half of the final score. The other half will come from a panel of SharePoint Experts.

So it is time to get nominating. What are you waiting for?

And finally.....

An interesting week for my beloved Aston Villa. On Saturday we sensationally beat Manchester City in an unforgettable game. Well done to Paul Lambert and the Villa players for somehow stealing all three points. Perhaps just rewards after the amazing robbery against Spurs last Tuesday. Now answers please to why this wasn't a penalty?