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Software FX treleased the Virtual Training Center for SharePoint 2007, or VTC for short, a complete series of video training solutions geared to help IT personnel and SharePoint users with their SharePoint training needs. "The main goal of the VTC is to provide IT Professionals deploying SharePoint with a valuable and cost-effective tool to alleviate the many tasks associated with maintaining SharePoint and address user related questions that usually overwhelm Help Desks," said Devereaux Milburn SharePoint Expert Trainer and VTC's Architect. "The VTC provides over 4 1/2 hours of in-depth SharePoint content professionally designed, produced and categorized to provide the most effective way to train and assist the different roles in a SharePoint implementation through a wealth of short videos that are highly integrated and always available in the SharePoint portal," con... (more)

IBM Records Manager Receives Department of Defense Certification

IBM has announced that IBM Records Manager v8.5 received U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.02-STD v3 April 2007 certification. Certification is required for all records management solutions implemented by the DoD, other federal agencies and by many commercial organizations including the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). To earn certification, IBM Records Manager demonstrated that it can meet a multitude of mandatory requirements in both classified and unclassified environments. IBM's Records Management offerings help organizations enforce centralized polic... (more)

CMS Watch Report: SharePoint Has Become the New Lotus Notes

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is repeating history as it mimics the allure and pitfalls of Lotus Notes, according to research released by CMS Watch, an independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies. SharePoint exploits traditionally underserved collaboration needs for information workers laboring within Office tools, and fulfills a common desire to easily create disposable workspaces, CMS Watch found. Like Notes in a previous decade, IT often embraces SharePoint as a simple answer to myriad business information problems.  But the platform can morph into a... (more)

Component Content Management is Now an Enterprise Concern

Component Content Management (CCM) technology allows enterprises to manage text content as componentized chunks of information rather than whole documents or web pages. It has become increasingly important to modern enterprises, especially given the rapid emergence of the DITA (Darwin Information Typing Architecture) standard. However, CCM technology remains largely the domain of a wide collection of smaller software vendors targeting narrower use cases, according to research released by CMS Watch, a vendor-independent analyst firm that evaluates content technologies. These find... (more)

BrightWork New Product Releases: Managing Projects on SharePoint Just Got Easier

BrightWork announced new versions of pmPoint and Reporter, the company’s flagship products for project management and enterprise reporting on SharePoint 2007. BrightWork pmPoint is a SharePoint 2007 add-on for managing work and projects, coming with a set of pre-built project management templates, web parts, dashboards, tools and lists. This latest release of pmPoint includes new and improved project and cross-project management templates. These templates bake the best practices uncovered while working with BrightWork customers straight into out of the box pmPoint. “We have bee... (more)