SharePoint's Support for CMIS: What It Means for You

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CMIS is a new OASIS standard that enables compliant applications to talk to compliant repositories, regardless of vendor or implementation. While designed to improve content management system interoperability, it can also be leveraged by other enterprise applications. Microsoft was one of the founding members of CMIS, along with IBM and EMC. In July 2010, Microsoft released a connector as part of the SharePoint 2010 administration toolkit. This briefing critically assesses integration opportunities using CMIS in the SharePoint context.