With the RTM just around the corner, Microsoft is doing a good job pumping out volumes of new documentation to support the implementation of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007 and the Office System. The latest release is “Compliance Features in the 2007 Microsoft Office System”. The white paper is very comprehensive and targets developers and technical architects.
From the MSDN summary:
“This white paper showcases compliance-related features and extensibility opportunities with the 2007 Microsoft® Office system, and demonstrates how the Office system can help you meet the demands of regulatory compliance. By focusing on a few core products, including Microsoft Office SharePoint® Server, Office client-side applications, and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, this paper introduces built-in features of the Office system that address compliance requirements. The paper also focuses on the opportunities for developers to use expanded tools support to build customized solutions that facilitate regulatory compliance without bogging down business processes.”
Here is a synopsis of the content from the TOC:
- An Overview of Regulatory Compliance
- Common Compliance Requirements
- The 2007 Microsoft Office System Products
- Compliance Capabilities in the 2007 Microsoft Office System
- Compliance Extensibility Opportunities
- Extensibility Scenario: Spreadsheet integrity
- Extensibility Scenario: Auditing 3rd-party events on Office documents
- Extensibility Scenario: Reporting suspicious activity
- Extensibility Scenario: Removing sensitive metadata from outbound documents
- Development Tools for Extending Office and Windows SharePoint Services
- Appendix I: Resources
- Appendix II: References
Technorati tags: MOSS+2007, Microsoft SharePoint, SharePoint, Office System, Compliance
I had the pleasure of co-presenting with Connie Moore, VP & Research Director at Forrester last week for an invitation only Executive Roundtable on leveraging Microsoft investments in support of business process management (BPM). The food was great and the discussions even better. I wanted to share some interesting ideas and observations from our event. I will start with some of the key points from Connie’s presentation:
Connie discussed how BPM suites (BPMS) have evolved from two technologies; those that are human centric coming from traditional document centric workflow and integration centric BPMS evolving from enterprise application integration (EAI) technologies. She sees continued consolidation in the BPMS market and these two technologies along with their respective strengths coming together and converging.
Connie provided another interesting peak into the future of BPM where she envisions BPMS technologies moving toward self correcting processes. This is an exciting possibility where exception handling and realtime feedback on business process performance can be brought together automatically to make corrections or adjustments to the process on the fly.
Her view of the future based on the continued maturing of technologies that support services oriented architectures (SOA) and the platform software vendors (IBM Microsoft, Oracle) continuing to more tightly integrate BPM and collaborative technologies includes originations enabled to focus on the “whole” process. By using technologies that span the three types of business processes; people, decision, and document intensive processes which in many cases will span across all three can be effectively managed as a continuous process.
In Part 2 of BPM & Steak: A Great Combo, I will share some of my slides and key points I made regarding supporting BPM by leveraging an investment in Microsoft and Partner technologies. And finally, as a bonus in Part 3 of BPM & Steak: A Great Combo, I will share my Top 5 New BPM Features of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007.
Technorati tags: MOSS+2007, Microsoft, BPM, Forrester, SOA
Published November 20, 2006
ECM , Oracle
EMC announced the launch of an embeddable enterprise content management (ECM) platform – EMC Documentum® OEM Edition today and my long (over 250) list of feeds I watch is popping with hits about this announcement.
Here is a short list of the posts: EMC Launches “Embeddable” Documentum Platform for OEMs from Gilbane News (Just repeating the EMC press release – no analysis); Documentum|EMC to offer embedded ECM from my friend Alan Pelz-Sharpe over at CMS Watch (at least some speculation about the motivation); and EMC to offer embedded version of Documentum from InfoWorld (a little more in-depth and some quotes from Lubor Ptacek who was on my panel, the Future of ECM at AIIM).
So, the big question: Is this a big deal?
I am not so sure. The cynic in me says that EMC is trying a “Me too” approach to say they provide similar capabilities to Microsoft, Oracle, and IBM for infrastructure repository services. I don’t buy it. EMC (Documentum) is not part of the infrastructure. Documentum relies on infrastructure for their functionality and capabilities and does not replace it.
I would have been much more impressed if they had replaced their repository with Oracle Content DB or with the SharePoint repository and added a set of shared repository services on top (adding additional value) of the underlying repository.
I will reserve final judgement on the significance of this announcement until I actually get to see how an implementation built on top of the OEM platform. But for now, I am still skeptical.
Technorati tags: EMC, Documentum, Oracle
Wow! Mark Kruger over at the Boiler Room has the biggest set of resource links for Microsoft Office SharePoint Server (MOSS) 2007. This is the most comprehensive list I have come across. You should definitely check this out.
Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 Resource Links
Technorati tags: MOSS+2007, Microsoft, SharePoint