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.Including over 50 lectures, round tables and industry-specific user reports spread over three days, the conference will cover how to: * Easily create, manage and monitor content and processes across the entire enterprise * Ensure 24x7 access to all business-critical information, find specific information quickly, and make well-informed decisions accordingly * Improve communication and collaboration among your employees, customers and suppliers A primary focus of the conference will be leveraging existing familiarity with Office applications. For example, employees can access real-time, interactive Office Excel spreadsheets from a Web browser through Excel Services running on MOSS 2007. MOSS 2007 Functional Components MOSS 2007 Functional Components Highlights planned for the conference include: * International expert panel for enterprise-level content management and compliance solutions * Industry-specific case studies and process examples * Exhibition section with live demos and testing area The conference will be held in the Estrel Convention Center in Berlin, and the cost is EU 699 per person. Online reservations may be made here. MOSS 2007 has an open, scalable, services-oriented architecture that provides support for interoperability standards including XML and SOAP, which makes it easier to integrate with existing processes and applications. Two significant new directions for the 2007 product are integration of Web Content Management functionalities -- something previously provided by the Microsoft Content Management Server product -- and broad new business intelligence, BI integration, and dashboarding capabilities. In related news analyst firm CMS Watch recently reviewed MOSS 2007, Microsoft announced plans to pursue United States Dept. of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 records management certification for MOSS 2007, and EMC and Microsoft teamed-up for document management.