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Google Moves (further) into the Enterprise

Google has taken a few more steps forwards with its burgeoning enterprise offering with two notable additions to its “Apps” suite. In typical Google fashion, the latest enhancements to Google Apps for Your Domain arrived with little fanfare — users simply noticed that they had an “Enterprise Start Page” in their options window and some new Google Page Creator tools at their finger tips.

EMC to be the SouthWest of Content Services?

emc_oem.jpgEMC will soon release one of the first embeddable enterprise CMS platforms that is able to support all content application types. In an industry where the big brands already own the majority of the ECM market, this may not be life-changing, but as basic content services (BCS) commoditize, it could prove critical to the company's success.

Interwoven's GearUp '07 Goes Down in April

interwoven.jpgMark your calendars for April 25th - 27th, 2007 because if you're into content technologies you'll want to be at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, CA this April. Why? Because Interwoven's GearUp '07 is happening, and over 1,000 leaders in the IT field are expected to show.

SharePoint 2007 Review - Six Pillars of MOSS

SharePoint MOSS ReviewMicrosoft's Office SharePoint Server 2007, or “MOSS” for short, is Microsoft's first integrated server platform that aims to provide web content management, enterprise content services, and enterprise search, as well as shared business processes and business intelligence dashboarding to the small/medium enterprise.

Exchange to SharePoint Folder Migration

QuestQuest Software today announced their latest migration tool, Quest Migrator, to help system administrators take their Public Folder data from Exchange 2003 Servers and pull it into SharePoint (MOSS) 2007. But why you ask? Because if you're sticking with MS Exchange, there is little choice.

Open Text and Oracle Still ECM Friends

open textDespite Oracle's recent acquisition of ECM player Stellent, Open Text has reaffirmed their 10 year old partnership with the Oracle team. Much like their relationship with SAP, Open Text aims to wire sophisticated ECM functionality around and/or inside Oracle's software products.

SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 Downloads Available

logo-office.pngMicrosoft have announced the official release of SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 and Windows SharePoint Services (WSS) 3.0. The SharePoint team blog has the details, MOSS trial downloads (265MB), trial keys, and a number of useful links.

The MSDN builds are not yet available, but we're hoping and expecting to see those in the next day or so. For those seriously considering a SharePoint 2007 move, don't forget about recent products reviews, pricing announcements, and ways to get started with SharePoint 2007.

Tackling Document Retention & Compliance

Next PageDocument management specialist, NextPage, recently commissioned an IDG Research study to assess document retention effectiveness and risks. Finding? As most Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) people know, document retention policies are failing broadly. NextPage and IDG analyzed why, and have released NextPage 2 to address document storage risks.

Blogtronix Touts Integrated Enterprise 2.0

BlogtronixHot on the heels of Intel's SuiteTwo announcement, Blogtronix has unveiled an update of their enterprise collaboration and communication platform. This release boasts expanded features for blogging, wikis, document management, extensive personal and corporate profiling, and social networking.

SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 Pricing Released

Microsoft has released the Office 2007 System to manufacturing and incrementally the builds are making their way public, starting with the Office 2007 desktop applications. The SharePoint (MOSS) server retail pricing has been finalized and the enthusiastic can now place orders from their reseller contacts.

Open Text Flips the ECM Metaphor

Open Text ECMAs part of a series of announcements today Open Text has announced the latest version of their Livelink Enterprise CMS offering. The company claims that version 10 is an evolutionary step forward, both updating existing capabilities and integrating technologies from recent acquisitions (Hummingbird, RedDot) for web, documents, records, email, feeds and collaboration. The new message is a blend of management, compliance, integration, and intelligence. They call it “Enterprise Transparency” and instead of stuffing everything in, they are reaching out.

Xerox Takes the Whole XMPie

Xerox has completed the previously announced acquisition of privately held XMPie for $54 million. The purchase strengthens the company's position as the trend towards more personalized communications and increasingly cross-media marketing campaigns continues.

Getting Started with SharePoint (MOSS) 2007

Visual StudioIn a thoughtful and much welcomed move Microsoft has delivered the best way to jump start your SharePoint (MOSS) 2007 development projects. A new Visual Studio 2005 extension kit promises to make your geek life much simpler. In brief, the extension shortcuts creating, managing, and publishing WSS/MOSS websites, WebParts, and site data lists. This ties-in timely like with the recent MOSS release announcement.

Intel's Enters Web 2.0 Fray with SuiteTwo

SuiteTwo Web 2.0 Enterprise BundleIntel has announced that it is releasing a suite of Web 2.0 software applications delivering a core set of next generation blogging, collaboration, and high context marketing apps to the enterprise. Partnering with leading innovators Six Apart, SocialText, NewsGator, SimpleFeed and SpikeSource initially, Intel's “SuiteTwo” offering will bring the set of tools together into a single bundle, branded by Intel.

Adobe Releases Acrobat 8, Targets Collaboration

Adobe continues to push its flagship PDF product beyond simply creating portable documents. With the release of Acrobat 8, the company takes aim at the document management and collaboration space.

ECM: Alfresco Plumps for ODF Alliance

ODF AllianceAlfresco, a leading vendor of open source enterprise content management (ECM) solutions has joined the ODF Alliance.

Covered previously, Alfresco's document management component includes an OpenDocument Format (ODF) Virtual File System. This offers a simple shared drive interface to any office application.

Webcast: Oracle's Acquisition of Stellent

OracleAs recently announced, Oracle plans to acquire Enterprise CMS vendor Stellent in an all cash deal worth US$ 440 million. Stellent customers are right to stay closely tuned as the event unfolds over the next 6 months to a year. For starters, Oracle and Stellent execs are holding a 60 minute webcast this Thursday at 2 PM Eastern Time. Interested parties should register in advance.

DocsCorp Makes PDF More Fun, Portable

Adobe put the “portable” in Portable Document Format, and now DocsCorp has announced its pdfDocs formFiller, an application that integrates with Enterprise CMS solutions such as Hummingbird (Open Text), Interwoven, TRIM Context, and Worldox. Out of the box the tool gives users the ability to fill-in, edit, save, digitally sign and forward PDF forms as part of a business process workflow.

Open Text is Back in the Black, Leading the Way

Open Text ECMYet to be acquired Enterprise CMS vendor Open Text (OTEX) has swung from the red to the black with strong 3rd quarter results, and all the while still digesting its US$ 489 million acquisition of previous ECM rival, Hummingbird Ltd, being listed as a leader in Gartner's ECM magic quadrant, and laying off about 15% or more than 500 employees from the combined Open Text/Hummingbird workforce.

SharePoint (MOSS) and Office 2007 Released

Microsoft have announced the completion of the 2007 Microsoft Office system code and confirmed its release to manufacturing (RTM). This gold code milestone concludes the largest Microsoft Office beta program to date, with more than 3.5 million people downloading Beta 2.

“We've crossed the development finish line,” said Jeff Raikes, president of the Microsoft Business Division.