Bamboo Solutions Announces Free Technology for Microsoft SharePoint User Groups

Leading Microsoft Technology Provider Commits Support to the Microsoft SharePoint Community

July 20, 2009 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

RESTON, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Bamboo Solutions, a Microsoft Gold-Certified Partner and leading provider of technologies that enhance Microsoft® SharePoint®, today announced a new program, providing free products to community organized user groups. As part of the program, Bamboo Solutions will provide up to $5,000 in free products to each of the hundreds of local and regional SharePoint User Groups around the world. Bamboo has pledged up to $2 million worth of products and technology in support of the Microsoft SharePoint user group community.

Bamboo Solutions offers some of the most desired add-ons and packaged solutions for the Microsoft SharePoint platform. Bamboo Solutions will make these products available for free to qualifying SharePoint user groups. In exchange, participating groups will provide product reviews and feedback, supporting Bamboo’s established approach to community-driven software development.

“This program is a natural for Bamboo,” said Mike Tanner, CEO of Bamboo Solutions. “As a platform, SharePoint is very unique in that it inspires individuals to self-organize and work together to share knowledge. We understand that the efforts of these individuals benefit our business and the enterprise collaboration sector in general. We’re stepping up to recognize and support their valuable activities.”

Bamboo already provides a number of free technologies to the SharePoint developer community. Bamboo has been a long-term contributor to The Community Kit for SharePoint Project on Codeplex, which provides best practices, templates, Web Parts, tools, and source code for free, enabling practically anyone to create a community website based on SharePoint technology. In addition, Bamboo’s MashPointTM initiative, featuring the new REST API for SharePoint provides access to a powerful development and data integration toolkit for SharePoint. Available through Bamboo Labs, its online product incubator, the MashPoint product is a direct beneficiary of the early feedback provided via by the community via the labs.

To register for free products from Bamboo, interested SharePoint user groups should visit the Bamboo website.

About Bamboo Solutions

Bamboo Solutions, a Microsoft Gold-Certified partner, is a leading provider of SharePoint Web Parts and technologies that extend the power of the SharePoint platform. Over 4,500 organizations worldwide have chosen to enhance their SharePoint deployment with products and applications from Bamboo. Bamboo Solutions is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA with offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For more information or to browse Bamboo’s interactive catalog of SharePoint technologies, please visit:

SOURCE: BusinessWire.

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