In his recent interview with SPRM, Adam Harmetz, Microsoft SharePoint Document and Records Management Engineering Team Lead Program Manager, mentioned that SharePoint 2013 will support the OASIS Content Management Interoperability Standard (CMIS) out of the box. This is a significant development for those of us in the SharePoint records and information management space that shouldn’t go underappreciated.
OASIS (the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards) is a worldwide consortium focused on the development and adoption of web service standards. Originally initiated by AIIM, but currently administered by OASIS, CMIS is a domain model that can be used to integrate content from multiple disparate Enterprise Content and Records Management solutions into a single repository. Though we actively promote SharePoint-pure information lifecycle management here, we recognize that the reality is many organizations leverage a wide range of solutions to manage their often tremendous volumes of unstructured content. Native support for CMIS in SharePoint 2013 should make interoperability across diverse repositories a great deal easier and more efficient to implement.
Take a look here for more on the value CMIS support in SharePoint 2013 provides.