Bamboo Solutions and TeamDirection Announce OEM Agreement to EnhanceProject Management Solutions for Microsoft SharePoint

RESTON, Va.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—November 17, 2008— Bamboo Solutions, a leading provider of products that enhance Microsoft SharePoint and TeamDirection, a premier provider of collaborative project solutions, today announced an OEM agreement to expand their Microsoft-based project management offerings for SharePoint. Available today, TeamDirection is offering the Bamboo SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard Web Part as part of its IntelliGantt Add-in for Microsoft Project. This combined offering provides SharePoint customers who also use Microsoft Project 2007 Standard or Professional an intuitive and affordable project management solution for project managers, SharePoint users and project stakeholders. Utilizing robust client tools, team members can work in shared workspaces that are easily accessible and convenient while stakeholders can view clear and concise progress reports in a Portfolio Dashboard.

“We believe project management should be accessible to everyone, so we created a collaborative solution that is quick to implement, easy-to-use, and instantly connects the team - using shared work spaces project oriented web parts and an intuitive, elegant interface,” said John Milan, CEO, TeamDirection and Microsoft SharePoint MVP. “The addition of Bamboo’s Project Portfolio Dashboard addresses the number one request from our clients to be able to provide at-a-glance views of project status for stakeholders and upper management.”

IntelliGantt products are designed for organizations that have outgrown spreadsheets but do not need a full-fledged enterprise project management solution. The IntelliGantt Add-In for Microsoft Project enables SharePoint users to publish and synchronize project changes outside of Microsoft Project. Team members can use SharePoint to update and complete tasks assigned to them with a web browser or with Microsoft Outlook 2007. With over 70 custom fields, users can choose what information is published to SharePoint and how that information is displayed. Project summaries can be reported directly to and from SharePoint project lists or to Bamboo’s SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard, for at-a-glance views of project status and milestones.

By adding Bamboo’s SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard, Project Managers are able to take their project management one step further – significantly reducing the time it takes to compile project data and communicate status to stakeholders and upper management. It provides users with a single view of the progress, health and risk level of projects in a client’s entire project portfolio. Project Managers can communicate the status, cost and budget for each project using a configurable red/yellow/green indicator list, issues meter, bar or pie chart and Gantt view widgets. Users can choose to use one or all of the widgets to display project data in the dashboard, as well as customize the layout for how the project data is displayed.

“We are excited to work with vendors such as TeamDirection who develop smart solutions for small to medium size businesses,” said Michael Tanner, CEO, Bamboo Solutions Corporation. “With TeamDirection, we continue our mission of extending Microsoft’s SharePoint platform with software that helps customers implement project management solutions faster and at lower overall cost.”

Because it installs on the local desktop, the IntelliGantt Add-In for Microsoft Project works with hosted SharePoint solutions and keeps track of changes made offline, merging updates when users are back online. The IntelliGantt Add-in for Microsoft Project with Bamboo’s SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard works with both WSS 3.0, or MOSS 2007. To learn more about Team Direction’s Intelligantt Add-In for Microsoft Project, including Bamboo’s SharePoint Project Portfolio Dashboard visit

Founded in 2002, TeamDirection has provided powerful and intuitive project management solutions to 40,000+ people in 36 countries. With successful installations ranging from small businesses to the Fortune 500 and government organizations, TeamDirection's software adheres to a “project tools for everyone” philosophy, maximizing the productivity of people and organizations with out-of-thebox simplicity. For additional information call 1-206-418-6466 or visit TeamDirection’s website at

Bamboo Solutions Corporation is a Microsoft Gold Certified partner that provides a suite of Web Parts, Solution Accelerators and customized products for Microsoft SharePoint-based project management, social networking, business intelligence, portal administration and content management. In the past three years, over 4,500 customers across 38 countries have benefited from Bamboo’s software development agility, using Bamboo software to implement their SharePoint-based solutions in record time. Customers can easily try, test and buy from the online store and gain access to additional resources through Bamboo’s global network of partners. Bamboo Solutions, a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner, is headquartered in Reston, Virginia, USA, with offices in Gothenburg, Sweden and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. For more information, visit:

Copyright © 2008 Bamboo Solutions Corporation. All rights reserved worldwide. Bamboo is a registered trademark of Bamboo Solutions Corporation in the US, China, Australia and European Community. Bamboo MashPoint is a trademark of Bamboo Solutions Corporation. Intelligantt is a trademark of TeamDirection, Inc. Inc. All other marks are the marks of the respective owners.


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