SharePoint 2007 now a complete document AND records management solution!?

From CMS Wire we can read: "Following through on a commitment made last November, Microsoft has announced that their darling SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) product has just received the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 records management certification."

This may be important to many companies in here in Norway as well. Why?

  • SharePoint 2007 (with the add-on module) has been proven to comply with a standard that I think set the compliance level for other non-US standards. But I'm not a specialist in this area :-)
  • You may now get a way with a single (more or less out-of-the-box) solution for; document management, records management, human-2-human workflow, CMS/Publishing and collaboration, tightly integrated with Microsoft Office 2007
  • Complete plattform for creating high availability inter/intra/extra solutions
  • Application development plattform - bring the essentsial pieces of your business application to the people: the functions they need, the right channel (Office, Web, Mobile, etc) when they need it

For the Norwegian public sector there is a question or issue around the NOARK standard(s) and NARK compliance, but I'm not sure how big of an issues this really is. I hope that someone can address this. Then we have EU regulations, ...

Yes, you have to be a bit pro Microsoft, but you GET a lot even if the license (SharePoint + SQL Server + Office 2007) cost is a bit "rude" :-( . But think about what you get: A GREAT COLLABORATION PLATFORM - built for the future (a life long marriage with Bill Gates and friends :-)).

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