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EU SharePoint (MOSS) Conference, February 2007

Lectures, round tables, and user reports are planned for the 2007 Microsoft SharePoint European Conference in Berlin, Germany, Feb. 12th - 14th, 2007. For folks in the region this will be a great venue to observe Microsoft's approach to the EU market and to gage the reception of their next take on Web CM with MOSS Web Content Management.

ECM Mergers Continue, Oracle Grabs Stellent

California-based database and applications giant Oracle has finally made an Enterprise CMS acquisition. The company has announced that it will buy Stellent for $13.50 per share, or $440 million, in cash. The agreed amount is more than 25% above Stellentís closing price on Thursday, a boon for Stellent stock holders. However, for Stellentís customer base, the future may not be quite as rosy looking.

Analyst Firm Reviews SharePoint (MOSS) 2007

The long waiting game will soon end for enterprises looking to upgrade their Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server 2003 installations, as the much delayed Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 becomes generally available later this month.

Analyst firm CMS Watch reports that while MOSS makes advances in many directions, the updated version is still held back by a significant number of limitations.

Records Management for MOSS, DoD 5015.2 Certification

Microsoft have decided to pursue Department of Defense 5015 Chapter 2 (5015.2) certification for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. The move rings logical-like. MOSS needs this key records management cert to stand competitive in the GOV arena, where other Enterprise CMS competitors such as Xythos and Stellent are making headway.

Nuxeo Strikes at Core of ECM Market

Nuxeo Open Source ECMIn a move that hints at challenges for mid-market ECM providers, European-based Nuxeo, a provider of open source Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions, has released Nuxeo Core 1.0. This is the first release of their embeddable content services core software and the foundation of the upcoming Nuxeo 5 Enterprise CMS platform.

Google Apps Lightens Messaging Load

Small business IT staff and Microsoft beware, Google's latest offering intends to take a large share of the messaging platform business away from the competition as well as the operating costs away from the enterprise. Google Apps for your Domain, as it is currently called, puts the familiar GMail interface into the hands of novice users and on their own business domains.

The administration interface is so easy to use that once set up, it can be maintained by the office manager or receptionist.

Webinar: What are Basic Content Services?

The Gartner Group and CMS product vendor Xythos have teamed-up for a free webinar covering concepts related to the emerging enterprise content management category they call “basic content services”. Xythos recently released an update to their ECM and document management product, which now features DoD 5015.2 compliance.

The webinar will be held next Thursday November 2, between 2:00 and 3:00 pm Eastern Standard Time.

Altien Simplifies ECM for IBM

AltienNow knowledge workers have a new option in the realm of enterprise document management. Altien Document Manager (ADM), a DM product that works across major Enterprise CMS platforms, now connects with the IBM WebSphere Information Integrator Content Edition (IICE) platform.

Altien and IBM are working together to address the challenge of enterprise document management adoption and usage.

CYA Does Smart Recovery for EMC

In the heat of data recovery, one hopes its being done intelligently. The aptly named CYA Technologies (Continuity of Your Assets), a provider of recovery and replication software solutions for EMC systems, has announced the immediate availability of CYA SmartRecovery 4.2.

Alfresco Does ECM Java En Plein Air

Alfresco, a provider of open source Enterprise Contement Management Solutions, has announced the availability of the Alfresco Software Development Kit (SDK) for Java Content Repositories (JCR) and Web Services API development.

The Alfresco SDK includes everything you need to develop stand-alone or embedded applications and plug-ins against the Alfresco enterprise content repository.

Stellent Guards the Records Management Vault

Stellent Records ManagementStellent has announced a new application that allows users to manage and execute records and retention management policies for all enterprise content. This continues a series of moves by the company to deliver technical governance of the corporate document vault, including acquisition of digital rights management firm SealedMedia and document cleansing firm Bitform, earlier this year.

Open Source Portals Gaining Ground

Open source enterprise portal packages are seeing substantial uptake in the marketplace, but vary broadly in features and usability, and tend to target a limited set of simple scenarios, according to the latest semi-annual release of the Enterprise Portals Report from independent analyst firm, CMS Watch.

Webcast: Interwoven Goes for .NET Geeks

Interwoven, once synonymous with the Perl programming language, embraces .NET. And with more than half of America's corp IT doing the same, how could they not.

Learn more about the Perl come C# love affair this Wednesday, Oct. 25th as Interwoven delivers their webcast, Strategies for Simplifying .NET Application Deployment.

AmDoc Birdies with Near Duplicate Discovery

Servicing the formidable force of US corporate lawyers, American Document Management (“AmDoc”), specialists in the electronic management of business documents, have announced an agreement with Equivio to provide technology for detection of near-duplicate documents.

Now since they said it first, one has to chuckle or perhaps wince a little here. After all, are not most of those US$ 400 per hour cut-and-paste contracts, uh, “near-duplicates”? The answer is more than partially yes. And of course this makes perfect sense.

Quark Serves Up An ECM Move

Fast forward from the days when Desktop Publishing meant producing printed materials at your desk. Quark, one of the pioneers of desktop publishing, has announced Quark Express Server 7 — a publishing technology that combines the design power of QuarkXPress with server-based performance to deliver a creative solution for producing web-based or data-driven communications.

Zetadocs Connects MS Dynamics and MOSS

In another development out of Europe, Equisys announced product integrations that help extend Microsoft Dynamics NAV and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. The news broke during Documation UK, the UK's largest end-to-end content management show.

WebEx Springs for Enterprise CMS Mashup

WebEx ECM MashupDocument access from anywhere, collaborative editing, and complete on and offline publishing capabilities within WebEx Connect based applications — these are just some of the new ways to mash up content resulting from a collaboration of SpringCM and WebEx.

SAP Using Xythos to Drive Portals from Desktop

In a move to simplify enterprise content publishing and improve workforce collaboration, Xythos Software has announced that SAP has licensed the Xythos Drive (now called the Portal Drive), to enhance integration between the Windows desktop and the SAP NetWeaver Portal. In a phrase, it's content management from the desktop.

Canon Revs Doc Management, Loves Compliance Too

Remember when copier companies were only concerned with paper and camera companies with, uh, cameras?

No, us either. Continuing with some non-analog stuff and of course getting the “C Word” in there, Canon Europa has announced an upgrade to its ADOS document management product.

Open Text Weaves ECM Tapestry, Chops Some Threads

Open Text Enterprise Content ManagementFirst Open Text announced a strategy to integrate RedDot. And today they've surfaced with both integration plans for the newly acquired Hummingbird (~ US$ 489 mil.) which previously acquired RedDot and significant layoffs. Neither move is surprising, though it does seem a mouthful.