8 March 2011

Kroll Ontrack launches Ontrack PowerControls 6.1

New features provide comprehensive support for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010

London, United Kingdom, March 8, 2011 – Kroll Ontrack, the leading provider of information management, data recovery, and legal technology products and services, today announced the availability of Ontrack® PowerControls™ version 6.1. This enhancement supports Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010, giving users the ability to open and read SharePoint 2010 data and connect to SharePoint 2010 targets. From recovery and restoration to migration and consolidation, Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 provides complete support for the SharePoint Server 2007 and 2010 environment, in addition to complete support for Microsoft Exchange Server 5.5, 2000, 2003, 2007 and 2010. 

“As SharePoint Server 2010 adoption continues to grow in the United Kingdom, Kroll Ontrack is committed to keeping its solution up-to-date to ensure that users are equipped to combat human error, minimise risk, maximise IT performance and save costs in their organisation,” said Alastair Molyneux, Sales and Business Development Manager, Kroll Ontrack, “The robust search, recovery, restoration, migration and consolidation functionality administrators have come to know and expect from Ontrack PowerControls is now possible with SharePoint Server 2010 data. The time and hardware costs saved through utilising Ontrack PowerControls to perform these functions within the SharePoint environment yields ROI well beyond the cost of the tool itself.”

Key features of Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 include:

  • Ability to open and read SharePoint 2010 sources and connect to SharePoint 2010 targets. With the ability to conduct granular search and restoration on SharePoint Server 2010 data, administrators can respond to internal requests faster and meet internal service level agreements and recovery objectives with greater ease.
  • Ability to manage dissimilar source and target restore. Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 permits users to address mixed media, supporting both SharePoint Server 2007 and SharePoint Server 2010 file formats. As businesses begin to migrate some or all of their data to SharePoint 2010, this functionality is critical to managing both systems simultaneously.
  • Ability to search multiple file formats. With Ontrack PowerControls 6.1, users are also able to search their SharePoint environment for Microsoft Office 2007 and Office 2010 file extensions, .doc and .docx, and view the files in the search field. As businesses upgrade their working environments to include new versions of Microsoft Office, the ability to search across multiple file formats will be key to accessing and restoring all of their files.
  • Ability to operate within the Microsoft SharePoint Support Policy. Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 meets the Microsoft-specific support guidelines for third-party interoperability, ensuring Ontrack PowerControls 6.1 can address SharePoint server recovery, consolidation or migration needs without violating terms-of-service.


In today’s business environment, a solution that can save both time and money is critical to the bottom line. Ontrack PowerControls diminishes the time spent searching for and resorting documents, resulting in significant time and cost savings for companies. For more information about Ontrack PowerControls, visit http://www.ontrackpowercontrols.co.uk.