Industry News in July

By Paul Dyck | August 4, 2010

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As they say in daily newspapers, you can tell when it’s a “slow news day” from the kinds of stories they run!

Well, we are in the dog days of summer – with its dearth of industry news and events – but fortunately for me, there have been some important industry breakthroughs this past month to report on:

Microsoft Releases CMIS Connector: Microsoft announced the release of the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit V1, which includes the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector.

This connector enables SharePoint users to interact with content stored in any repository that has implemented the CMIS standard, as well as making SharePoint 2010 content available to any application that has implemented the CMIS standard. The release includes a web part that can be configured to display content from other repositories that support the standard. It remains to be seen whether this standard will enable us to connect our information silos.

Nintex Workflow Designer for SharePoint 2010: Nintex released its popular workflow designer for SharePoint 2010 in July. Adlib partners with Nintex to easily automate business processes on SharePoint 2007 and this partnership continues on SharePoint 2010.  Look for an updated demonstration of Adlib PDF for SharePoint and Nintex Workflow 2010 in an upcoming post.

American Army in the Cloud: If you still have concerns about security and stability issues in cloud computing environments, you may be reassured by the recent announcement that the US Army plans to deploy their own private cloud. The Army Private Cloud, or APC2, is part of the army’s plan to reduce the number of data centers and speed up the deployment of applications. If it takes a 26-page military specification (MIL-C-44072C)  to describe how to make brownies in the army, I would hate to see the size of the spec for their cloud!

Send me what you think is hot this summer in our industry; post your comments below.

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