Even with the holiday weekend, it’s been a busy week for document management. Alfresco has announced a technology partnership with Ephesoft for cloud capture, Microsoft has finally released SP1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint, Harmon.ie put "social" in document creation, Adeptol upgraded its document viewing platform, while eFileCabinet and Uni-Data & Communications also team up.
Just about a year since the release of the 2010 range of office applications, Microsoft has announced the release of its Service Pack 1 (SP1) for SharePoint 2010 and Office 2010 that gathers all updates to the products so far, as well as adding new ones.
Normally, we wouldn’t pay much attention to birthdays, because that’s the way we are. However, there was such a frisson of excitement around the release of Office2010 last year, and because Microsoft says it is the bestselling version of Office it has ever made, let's have a look at what Microsoft is saying one year later.
Microsoft has finally set a (approximate) date for the release of its Service Pack 1 for Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, which, according to the Office Sustained Engineering and Release blog, will support Chrome once it is released.
This week, EntropySoft enables easier document transfer in its upgraded Content Hub, GimmalSoft offers records management for SharePoint and looks for DoD certification, Flash may be causing problems for users of early Office suites through Excel, while Snowbound and Square9 give mobile documents new functionality.
An underutilized approach to encourage user adoption and enhance the collaboration experience in SharePoint 2010 is by using the Microsoft Office suite for creation and distribution of content. The integrated nature of the Office suite and SharePoint 2010 offers a familiar, alternative interface to a new platform that can be leveraged in many ways.
One of the big stories this year in the document and document management software space is going to be office suites in the cloud. This week alone there have been at least three developments in this area, from Microsoft, IBM and Google. In the document collaboration space, Workshare document comparison software now integrates with Open Text’s eDocs.
While much was made about the release of Office 2010 in May, the announcement that Microsoft intends to make an Office release for Mac in October has been relatively quiet. Also this week there has been a number of releases that aim to make PDF conversion much easier.
It’s the middle of the holiday season, but still a lot of movement in the document capture space, including the release of document capture software for iPad and SharePoint 2010. Kofox and IKON also integrate for better capture and workflow.
Interesting week in the SMB space with the possibility that Microsoft will be launching a new version of Office 2010 specifically for small companies, while Salesforce and DocuSign get together to make signing off business deals in the cloud easier for SMBs
This week, with the general release of Office 2010, Google challenges with updates to Docs, and gets some added support from other companies like OpenDrop. On the BPM front, Oracle followed its ECM Suite 11g release with an upgraded BPM 11g.
There has been a lot of talk about Microsoft Web Apps in recent months and a lot of discussion about how it and Google Docs are going to square up. Meanwhile, HP follows Dell as the latest company to add new document management capabilities to a new set of printers.
There has been a lot of noise in the past week made by the EU who says three major search engines are holding onto search data too long. A new release from ConverterTechnology ensures safe migration to Office 2010.
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