This white paper describes compliance-related features and extensibility opportunities within the 2007 Microsoft Office system that can assist you to meet the demands of regulatory compliance.
Lawrence Liu of the Microsoft SharePoint team gives an overbiew of the status of the DoD 5015.2 certification for SharePoint. This is an important step for the Microsoft platform to provide full swing Records Management …
Based on the growing number of questions about DoD 5015.2 certification that I’ve seen in the SharePoint community and heard from customers over the past few weeks, it’s obvious that many people missed the announcement that had been posted on the Records Management Team Blog back in November. In summary:
Microsoft is working on a Records Center Add-on Pack for Office SharePoint Server which will provide the additional functionality to meet the DoD 5015.2 criteria. The add-on pack will be freely available to all customers with Office SharePoint Server 2007, so anyone can take advantage of the new features.
Microsoft is slotted to take the DoD 5015.2 certification test on May 14, 2007 and we plan to release the add-on pack shortly after the certification process is complete.
I’m very pleased to confirm that we are on track with our preparations to meet the May 14 testing date. While we are confident about achieving this important certification, we cannot commit to a final release date for the “Add-on Pack” until after the testing date. Rest assured that we will make an announcement and provide more details as soon as we can. We appreciate your support and thank you for your patience.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 continues to be an important element in today’s Enterprise Content Management Discussions. The weblog of the AIIM refered to a meeting in which Industry Analyst Dan Elam gave his take on the impact of SharePoint. It’s a … pretty big actually:
At Friday’s meeting of the North American Advisory Trade Group, industry analyst Dan Elam shared his perspectives (and those of AIIM’s Emerging Technology Advisory Group) relative to the impact of MOSS on the ECM industry.
Among his conclusions:
• Will educated users more quickly
• Significantly change VAR landscape(especially for vertical)
• Bring ECM to the SMB market
• Confuse the customer base
• 2Q07 and 3Q07 will be exceptionally hard on traditional vendors as customers delay decisions
• FileNet/IBM and Hummingbird/OpenText mergers are also causing customers to wait and see what happens
• Simultaneous Vista, Sharepoint, Exchange, Office upgrades putting pressure on IT and stretching resources
• A key opportunity: Federal rules of evidence changes have Legal pushing for ECM
Enterprise Search is a very important and complex topic in and part of the whole Information Lifecycle in an organisation. From a Microsoft perspective Microsoft Office SharePoint Server plays a crucial role in this process. The presentation in this link give you more insight …
This download provides six detailed presentations on enterprise search in Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Microsoft’s enterprise content management (ECM) support in Office SharePoint Server 2007 represents the vendor’s formal entry as an ECM platform provider. No longer focused solely on document collaboration, SharePoint Server 2007 provides a single environment for collaborative document management, Web content management, records management, workflow, and eForms support. But Microsoft is not a single source provider for all ECM needs. Information and knowledge management professionals should look at Microsoft Office as a platform for their business content initiatives and be patient while Microsoft matures its ECM capabilities to meet enterprise needs.
Second pressrelease on the Microsoft partnership by Open Text this month. Good stuff …
… Open Text(tm) Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the world’s largest independent provider of enterprise content management (ECM) software and solutions, said today it will introduce a new solution for life sciences companies that manages regulated documents on proposed new drugs or medical devices in a controlled environment built on the 2007 Microsoft Office system. …
Very good to see partnerships with other large ISV’s come to life. Microsoft is also in the process of certifying MOSS 2007 for DOD 5015.2 by the way …
… Open Text(tm) Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the largest independent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software and solutions, today announced another “first” in its continued leadership in delivering solutions with Microsoft: The company is the first to receive records management certification with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 certification program. With Open Text’s introduction of the new offering in early March, the (…more) …
After Michael Sampson, now also eWeek brings it’s review of MOSS 2007. Article gives you a good overview of MOSS 2007 …
SharePoint Server 2007 Is an (Able) Jack of All Trades
… When a product attempts to combine the functionality of many applications into one overarching platform, it’s inevitable that clichés about kitchen sinks and Swiss Army knives will pop up. And you’ll usually hear that these products can do many things but no one thing well.
With Microsoft’s Office SharePoint Server 2007, many of the Swiss Army knife clichés do apply. Microsoft has combined a wide variety of enterprise Web application functionality into this single platform. Whether your business needs a portal, Web content management, document management, team collaboration, forms-based BPM (business process management), or records and rights management application, SharePoint Server 2007 is Microsoft’s offered solution.
But while Microsoft may be putting all of its eggs in one basket (there go those clichés again), it’s not the case that SharePoint Server doesn’t do any one thing particularly well.
Yes, when it comes to high-level enterprise functionality, some areas of SharePoint Server 2007 come up short when compared to dedicated enterprise products. This is especially true when it comes to functions like document management, Web content management and BPM.
But SharePoint Server 2007 does many things very well, particularly where usability, manageability and interactive collaboration are concerned.
Most importantly—and the reason for which eWEEK Labs has given the platform an Analyst’s Choice award—SharePoint Server 2007 is the best product we’ve seen for getting a capable and feature-rich enterprise Web platform up and running quickly. …
Read on : eWeek.com
Guy Greece, analyst at Burton group, has visited the IT Analyst day of Open Text. Apparently there was a lot of talk about …. SharePoint ….
Based on my personal experience, which is limited to the Dutch marketplace, I can tell you that MOSS 2007 has huge momentum. We have dozens of PoC’s and implementation going on at the moment and more to come as Guy confirms in his take on SharePoint’s role today and in the near future …
… SharePoint has changed the ECM market….
… Open Text is absolutely right: SharePoint has changed the ECM market. It won’t happen overnight — this year will be a year of mental adjustment, as enterprises start to realize just what SharePoint 2007 offers. Many MOSS/WSS 2007 implementations won’t take place in 2007, but rather next year and beyond …
Michiel Hazen works for TamTam, a Microsoft partner in The Netherlands. Over on his blog I came across a nice perspective by Butler Group on ECM and especially the role that Microsoft SharePoint will play in this field : “deployments of SharePoint will exceed all expectations“. I challenge their view on the uptake of Windows Vista and Office 2007, but do agree that it will take some time before this becomes mainstream.
According to Butler Group 2007 could well be the year a price war amongst Enterprise Content Management vendors is started by Microsoft:
While Microsoft will be disappointed with the number of enterprise deployments of Windows Vista and Microsoft Office 2007 during the coming year, deployments of SharePoint-based solutions will exceed all expectations. Microsoft’s apparent commoditisation of the Enterprise Content Management (ECM) market could well start a price war amongst established vendors as they try to up-sell and compete with Microsoft. Those vendors with large ECM product portfolios will consider discounting their Document and Records Management modules in the hope of securing more business down-the-line. Consumer-oriented Internet- and Web-based technologies will continue to infiltrate the workplace, and these will cause many CIOs to re-think their information worker strategies.