Today at the Office, Vista, Exchange Launch event in Washington, DC, Grant Gross of IDG stopped by our Applied Information Sciences (AIS) booth. The event is at the Washington Hilton. He was interested in some of the comments made by Bill Veghte, Microsoft’s corporate vice president for North America, at the keynote earlier this morning. We talked about the new DoD 5015.2 STD records management capabilities that are being added to MOSS 2007.
He has already posted an article “Microsoft talks up Vista security in DC” to the InfoWorld site.
Microsoft will also submit its Office SharePoint Server 2007 for U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) certification for electronic records management, Veghte said. Microsoft, working with partner Applied Information Sciences Inc., expects to have SharePoint Service compliant with DOD 5015.2 standard in May.
The add-on will allow users to comply with the DOD standard and have “military-grade” records management, said Russ Stalters, Applied’s chief technology officer.
The add-on package will allow customers to collaborate using SharePoint without buying third-party records-management software, as SharePoint users have had to do in the past, Stalters said. By complying with the DOD standard, the software package “sets the bar” for records management for customers in highly regulated industries, he said.
I will start writing some posts with more details about this really exciting project.