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Microsoft Ships SharePoint 2010 CMIS Connector

by Naresh Sarwan on July 28, 2010

Microsoft have released the SharePoint 2010 CMIS connector in this announcement on the MSDN blog by Ryan Duguid (Senior Product Manager at MS):

I’m pleased to announce that we have Released to Web, the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Connector for SharePoint. The CMIS Connector for SharePoint ships as part of the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit, providing a CMIS interface over the top of SharePoint as well as a CMIS Consumer Web Part that can be used to display content from other CMIS enabled repositories.” [Read More]

CMIS stands for Content Management Interoperability Services and is standard agreed by a number of leading ECM vendors (both open and closed source) to enhance interoperability between ECM solutions.  It has been referred to as potentially having the same impact on ECM systems that the SQL language has had on RDBMS.

Although intent to provide support for CMIS was announced in April by MS, that they have followed through with their commitment and shipped actual product rather than vapourware represents further progress for CMIS.  It must now surely be a must-have requirement for at least ECM systems and potentially DAMs also in the medium term.

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