SP Colleague Connect is an add-on for SharePoint 2010 that fully leverages the SharePoint 2010 Colleague capabilities while providing users the ability to approve who their colleagues are. When activated, SP Colleague Connect intercepts a typical Colleague request and places it in 'Pending' status and emails the user that they have a request waiting their action. The user then makes the determination of whether to 'Accept' or 'Ignore' the request. Once a request is accepted, the colleague connection is made in SharePoint and all colleague benefits are activated (i.e. Activity Feeds, Profile Access, etc.)
Organizations that require a greater level control of their profile data, in particular, organizations that provide SharePoint access to external (non-staff) users such as consultants, contractors, volunteers, etc. These organizations understand that the 'all or nothing' approach will not work for them.
Two Way Colleague Connections in SharePoint 2010
Approve or Ignore Colleague Requests
Colleague Requests Web Part Shows Pending Requests
Easily Enable and Disable Two Way Colleague Connections
Enhanced Colleague Web Part
A valid SP Colleague Connect license is required for each Web Front End (WFE) in the farm where the User Profile Service will reside. The cost of SP Colleague Connect for each WFE is $995. If you have any questions on licensing SP Colleague Connect please contact a product specialist at 1.888.603.0304.
We are constantly enhancing and improving the SP Colleague Connect product and release updates on a regular basis. In order to receive these updates and to submit product support and enhancement requests you should purchase Software Assurance for your SP Colleague licenses. The price of Software Assurance for SP Colleague Connect is $199.00 per year.