Open Text (news, site) has been cuddling up with Microsoft (news, site) on the governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) front for SharePoint 2007 and 2010.

All the action has been happening at the Microsoft Technology Centers, where both companies have presented enterprises with how to plan, build and test regulatory compliance solutions.

Joining OTEX Forces with SharePoint

The Microsoft TechnologyCenters (MTCs) are located in 20 cities around the world and offer acollection of resources – from software and hardware, to services andaccess to Microsoft partners.

Open Text installed its products atMTCs in Munich, New York and London (Reading), with more MTCs cominglater this year.

Learning Opportunities

The goal is to show off five regulatorycompliance-related business scenarios for SharePoint 2007/2010,including

Manus Manum Lavat, or “Better Together”

Targetingmutual customers, the Waterloo and Redmond giants follow the “Manusmanum lavat” approach in promoting how a slew of Open Text ECM productscan work on the Microsoft platform.

Theygo even further and focus on specific industry segments -- includingfinancial services, public sector, energy and utilities, and oil andgas.