Gates Showcases the Heartbeat of Information Management: Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007

Wow, over 75 million SharePoint Portal Server licenses (so not user CALs) sold worldwide and then to think what new capabilities have been added to the platform in the upcoming version.

I plan to move my blog over to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 in the coming months. The thing I am looking for at the moment is a way to export / import my current blog so that I don’t loose the history. It’ll be my second move just over 2 years but the goal is to go Microsoft all the way 🙂 …

[Via Microsoft PressPass – Press Releases]

First Global SharePoint Conference convenes today amid news of robust partner support for platform.

…Microsoft Chairman and Chief Software Architect Bill Gates kicked off the first global Microsoft® SharePoint® Conference to a sold-out audience of 1,300 customers and industry partners today, spotlighting Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as an important part of the 2007 Microsoft Office system and the company’s vision for information management. In his keynote address, Gates discussed how SharePoint technologies play a critical role in enabling “People-Ready” businesses, as well as how the company is investing heavily in Office SharePoint Server 2007 as a unified, integrated platform for collaboration, business intelligence, portals, business processes, enterprise content management (ECM) and search, benefiting both customers and partners.

“Office SharePoint Server 2007 connects people, processes and information, enabling organizations to streamline common business activities and simplify the way they manage Web content and business documents,” Gates said. “We’re delivering on the promise of a future where all your information assets are combined in a more secure, scalable solution that works where you work and helps make the people in your organization more productive and connected.”

With more than 75 million Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003 licenses sold to date, Gates also outlined the top areas of Office SharePoint Server 2007 that are resonating well with the SharePoint community. Of particular note in Gates’ keynote address was the new Business Data Catalog, which enables organizations to search for and surface data from line-of-business systems. Systems architects and IT professionals who attended the conference also heard firsthand about Office SharePoint Server 2007 and its new search capabilities, enriched Outlook® software integration, offline document library support, new business intelligence dashboards and new server-based Excel® services. …