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This is the place where we showcase and incubate new products and technologies in development at Bamboo. All products available within Bamboo Labs are free to download and use. Support for these products is offered on a limited basis via the Bamboo Labs forums only.
You will hear this message from us over and over again across our site, but it's always worth repeating. Bamboo is committed to being a community-driven software development shop. Your suggestions and feedback help us decide what to build and how to build it. While a product is available at Bamboo Labs, it is under current, active development. We take your input from the forums in real time as we are developing. This is truly your opportunity to direct us and help ensure our products meet your needs.
Bamboo SP Analyzer - Released September 4, 2012
Bamboo is pleased to introduce a completely reworked SharePoint analyzer solution called Bamboo SP Analyzer. Bamboo SP Analyzer is a unique tool that allows SharePoint administrators to unlock the secrets of their SharePoint farms. In this initial release, SharePoint administrators are provided the capability to: discover all Web Parts residing on individual pages (whether, visible, hidden, or closed); truly see the acceptance of a particular solution; and help troubleshoot issues that particular SharePoint sites may be experiencing.
More Information • Free Download for SharePoint 2007 • Free Download for SharePoint 2010 • Bamboo SP Analyzer Forum
Bamboo Cloud Parts - Released February 9, 2011
Bamboo Cloud Parts
Cloud Parts™ are designed to enhance Microsoft SharePoint by providing components to extend SharePoint functionality from the cloud. Cloud Parts can provide services such as charting, mapping, group calendaring, document conversion and more. For those who are familiar with the concept of SharePoint Web Parts, perhaps the easiest way to think of Cloud Parts is that they are "Web Parts based in the cloud" - but there's really so much more to the Cloud Part story than that...
More Information • Free Download • Bamboo Cloud Parts Forum
SharePoint Organization Chart Web Part - Released January 27, 2011
SharePoint Organization Chart Web Part
The SharePoint Organization Chart Web Part provides a read-only, top-down, hierarchical view of an organization. Utilizing Microsoft Silverlight 4 technology, the SharePoint Organization Chart Web Part provides a quick glimpse into a corporation's organizational structure using Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 profiles as the data source. Each user profile is represented by a Business Card that presents MOSS 2007 profile attributes in an easy to read format. Users can navigate through the management tiers of an organization and optionally print the displayed Organization Chart for future reference. The SharePoint Organization Chart Web Part also provides users the ability to search MOSS 2007 profiles based on specific profile attributes. They can then quickly view a selected resulting profile's Business Card and identify the individuals that report to them within the organization.
More Information • Free Download • SharePoint Organization Chart Web Part Forum
Bamboo Content Migration for SharePoint- Released December 30, 2010
Bamboo Content Migration for SharePoint
Bamboo Content Migration for SharePoint is an application that allows users to move content between SharePoint environments. Use the application to migrate content from sites within the same SharePoint Server version. For example, you can migrate content from a SharePoint 2007 environment (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007) to another SharePoint 2007 environment (WSS 3.0 and MOSS 2007). Or, migrate content from a SharePoint 2010 environment (Server 2010 and Foundation 2010) to another SharePoint 2010 environment (Server 2010 and Foundation 2010). You can migrate content from full site collections or you can migrate specific subsites within a site collection.
More Information • Free Download • Bamboo Content Migration for SharePoint Forum
SharePoint 2010 Price Calculator - Posted October 15, 2010
Calculating the license costs for Microsoft SharePoint 2010 can be an arcane, complicated, and frustrating exercise. The best approach is naturally to contact a Microsoft Licensing Specialist. But if you are still doing some back-of-the-envelope calculations looking at the cost of initial adoption, extending SharePoint to more employees or adding servers to your deployment you may find this new free tool very helpful. Check out the new SharePoint 2010 Price Calcluator from Bamboo!
More Information • SharePoint 2010 Price Calculator • SharePoint Price Calculator Forum
Stock Quote Web Part - Posted December 30, 2009
Stock Quote Web Part
Bamboo's Stock Quote is a free Web Part that lets users get quotes, news, and charts for stocks, directly on a SharePoint site. Users can create "watch lists" with their favorite stocks, and administrators can set the defaults and choose which features are enabled.
More Information • Free Download • Stock Quote Web Part Forum
Bamboo Happy Birthday Reminder Web Part – Posted December 23, 2009
Bamboo Happy Birthday Reminder Web Part
Bamboo Happy Birthday Reminder Web Part reads user profile information such as email address, name, and birthday from SharePoint's Active Directory. When you access a page containing this Web Part, a list of animated images is displayed for the user(s) whose birthday falls in the specified range (displayed by day or week, as configured). An email is also sent to the birthday boy or girl, wishing them a happy birthday, so you'll never have to worry about sending a belated "happy birthday" card again.
More Information • Free Download • Bamboo Happy Birthday Reminder Forum
SharePoint Tag Cloud Web Part - Updated August 14, 2009
SharePoint Tag Cloud Web Part
With this first version of the SharePoint Tag Cloud Web Part, you can create a tag cloud -- based on tags YOU set up. The tags reflected in this display aren't coming from your users, or from content (e.g. lists or libraries) associated with the Web Part. You will need to manually enter all of the tags that appear in your tag cloud.
Here's an example of what you could do that would be useful. Let's say that you have a list or library that contains documents or articles related to all of the products offered by your company. Let's further say that you would like to get a sense of which products are the most popular with your users based on how often they navigate to the supporting documentation. With this version of the Bamboo Tag Cloud Web Part you could create a tag cloud using the names of your products. As users click through these tags to the associated documents, the tag cloud will begin to reflect relative interest in the various products by incrementing the font size of the most popular tags.
More Information • Free Download • SharePoint Tag Cloud Forum
PDF Document Parser - Updated July 23, 2009
PDF Document Parser
The Bamboo PDF Document Parser is a custom document parser for PDF documents and PDF forms. It allows you to import metadata and form data from your PDF form into your SharePoint list and also populate your PDF document with metadata from the List.
More Information • Free Download • PDF Document Parser Forum
SharePoint Analytic Accelerator - Posted October 20, 2008
SharePoint Analytic Accelerator
The SharePoint Analytic Accelerator allows organizations to display a wide-range of site usage metrics in a central, accessible location. When compared to SharePoint's out-of-the-box reports, the Bamboo's SharePoint Analytic Accelerator provides end users with a better experience as they use to tool to investigate things like traffic history, page hits, top users, and top pages.
More Information • Free Download • SharePoint Analytic Accelerator Forum
SharePoint Price Calculator - Posted August 18, 2008
Calculating the license costs for Microsoft Office SharePoint Services (MOSS) can be an arcane, complicated and frustrating exercise. The best approach is naturally to contact a Microsoft Licensing Specialist. But if you are still doing some back-of-the-envelope calculations looking at the cost of initial adoption, extending SharePoint to more employees or adding servers to your deployment you may find this new free tool very helpful. Check out the new SharePoint Price Calcluator from Bamboo!
More Information • SharePoint Price Calculator • SharePoint Price Calculator Forum
Silverlight Media Player Web Part - Posted June 20, 2008
Silverlight Media Player Web Part
One of the differentiating capabilities of Bamboo's MashPoint platform vs. the BDC is its support for streaming data. This simple Silverlight Media Player provides one way to take advantage of this feature. Connect to a library of audio or video assets (e.g. training videos, product screencasts) and bring them into your SharePoint environment.
Free Download • Silverlight Media Player Web Part Forum