Our friend Adam Harmetz recently added a new SharePoint 2010 Records Management post to the Microsoft Enterprise Content Management Team Blog. It’s very informative and worth a look. You can find the post here.
Adam was also kind enough to include a link to our blog in his post. We hope to be speaking with Adam again in the near future.
Just a couple of quick comments off the top of my head:
I became certain that SharePoint was the future of Enterprise Content Management (and so Records Management, as well) when I walked into my first day on a massive Documentum deployment project a couple of years ago and asked the customer how his team was managing the material associated with the project. He said, ‘Oh, we’re doing it all through SharePoint sites my IT staff setup.’ Perplexed, I responded, ‘Wait, you’re managing the content for your Documentum content management project in SharePoint?’ Totally missing the irony, he said, ‘Yeah, SharePoint is a great product, and it’s so cheap and easy to use!’
And speaking of irony, not a few readers have pointed out that I am writing a SharePoint Records Management blog and not posting it to a SharePoint site. Touché, my friends. Well played.
But, to be fair, the irony has never really escaped me. In my defense, I host this blog at WordPress.com (who I highly recommend, by the way) because it has proven reliable and it doesn’t cost anything. I have used the blogging features in SharePoint and like them very much; I just can’t find a reliable SharePoint hosting service that I can use that won’t charge me an arm and a leg.
Finally, a quick update. I’ve been in contact with our friend, Adam Harmetz of Microsoft and Adam has agreed to continue the SharePoint 2010 Records Management conversation we started last December. We haven’t set a firm date yet, but I would expect to see a new post with additional interview material sometime over the next couple of weeks…