We hereby announce that the BowTieXP SharePoint add-on will be End Of Life by the end of this year. The main reason for the EOL is that the maintenance on the add-on becomes very hard, because of (ongoing) changes to the way SharePoint works. In addition to that, nowadays, the basic Microsoft SharePoint functionality covers a lot of the functionality that the add-on covered.

In practice this means the following things:

  • You won’t be able to buy the Sharepoint add-on from this moment on;
  • You can keep using the Sharepoint add-on when you run the latest version of BowTieXP (release 9).
  • We will not support the SharePoint add-on, starting from the next major release of BowTieXP (release 10), but is very likely that it will still run smoothly (no guarantees for all future Sharepoint versions).

With a valid Support & Maintenance contract you can still count on our support team, should you have any questions about the Sharepoint add-on, we are happy to help you out.

How to work with SharePoint without the add-on to achieve more or less the same result?

  • Use a standard document library from Microsoft SharePoint (in the web browser)
  • Download or upload (drag and drop) the .btf files to and from the document library
  • Use the SharePoint web-client to mark files as checked-in/checked-out and to change meta-data
  • SharePoint keeps a log of historical data, such as previous versions of the .btf’s, if this has been configured in the document library.

SharePoint add-on licenses that have an ongoing Support & Maintenance contract can be traded in for other products at current license value.

Should you have any further questions about this, please contact us at support@cgerisk.com or call +31 (0)88 1001 350.