MetaVis Takes Its SharePoint Solutions to The Government
MetaVis (newssite) has added support for a couple of SharePoint 2010 capabilities that should allow organizations to more easily take advantage of the new features.

Making the Move to SharePoint 2010

We've written quite a bit about MetaVis Technologies and their suite of tools that help organizations move content into and around their SharePoint environments. The tools are not just for a one time migration, but support the ongoing management of content in a SharePoint environment.

Now the MetaVis Suite can also support Term Stores and Document Sets, enabling organizations to take advantage of these new features during the migration process.

Support for Term Stores

Along with the new Managed Metadata columns in SharePoint 2010 come the Terms Stores, where you can define the basic taxonomy for your content (see Overview: SharePoint 2010 Metadata and Taxonomy Management). MetaVis has introduced a Term Store Manager that provides a view into the term stores and the ability to reorganize the terms. It also allows users to copy the term hierarchies or term sets between SharePoint servers.

MetaVis is committed to helping users take advantage of SharePoint 2010 metadata features,” said Steven Pogrebivsky, CEO and Co-founder of MetaVis Technologies. “This makes it easier for users to organize and reorganize their SharePoint sites as taxonomy structures evolve and change over time. Enabling users to keep SharePoint organized makes governance easier to manage while improving SharePoint search and overall usage.”

Support for Document Sets

SharePoint 2010 has a new feature called Document Sets that provides the ability to organize document work-sets (see: SharePoint 2010 Document Sets: Organize Related Documents for Project Based Work) including shared versioning and workflow rules.

MetaVis supports Document Sets as a native SharePoint object, allowing users to copy them between SharePoint sites.

The ability to support both these new -- and important -- capabilities in SharePoint 2010 will go a long way towards demonstrating MetaVis ability to support the on-going maintenance of SharePoint environments.

In addition, the ability to quickly turn around support for new SharePoint 2010 features in their product is a good sign as to how strong its extensibility is. It would be good to know if the other SharePoint migration vendors are adding similar capabilities. A quick scan didn't provide much information, so I encourage these vendors to let us know in the comments if they offer -- or plan to offer -- support for Term Stores or Document Sets.