BoostSolutions Announces Powerful New Features for SharePoint Password Change

Newly updated SharePoint Password Change becomes one of the most expected SharePoint password management tools.

BEIJING, CHINA - August 20, 2009 - BoostSolutions, a leading developer of Microsoft SharePoint enhancements, today releases new features for its product, SharePoint Password Change. This updated SharePoint Web Part now allows for email notification for password reset and password expiration, offers log files recording password reset history and also enabling administrators to grant some password change privileges to department managers with fully customizable password security policy. All these features make SharePoint Password Change the most powerful tool for SharePoint password management among all the offerings.

In fact, the previous version of SharePoint Password Change was able to send password expiration notifications before they expire. But the notifications could only display on SharePoint web pages. Therefore, users could not be informed about password expiration if they do not log in SharePoint. This limitation may possibly result in the users are unexpectedly locked out before they get the chance to reset the password beforehand, which will bring lots of troubles for both the users and their IT administrator. Now, the new features solved this problem.

Moreover, the availability of password log further enhances the capability of SharePoint Password Change Web Part. Password log files will be automatically written on the server when users change or once attempt to reset their passwords, and those log files can be viewed and downloaded by IT administrators as needed. It is extremely useful for improving password management because password reset log serves as an information tracker for IT Administrators. It allows IT administrators to get a clear idea about how everyone’s password change goes without being annoyed by notification emails every day or even every couple hours.

Furthermore, the updated SharePoint Password Change enables administrators to grant department managers privileges to reset passwords for employees belonging to his or her department. “The reason we provide this new function based on the fact that most companies for varied reasons have their own strict password security policies and this will lead to their IT administrators’ countless hours helping all the SharePoint users changing passwords one by one.” said Jonathan Ma, the director of research and development at BoostSolutions. While with the help of BoostSolutions’s Password Change Web Part, IT administrators now can greatly alleviate their workload and hence increase their productivity as well.

BoostSolutions's updated SharePoint Password Change is compatible with both MOSS 2007 and WSS 3.0, has cross-browser support and available in several languages.

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