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CMIS and SharePoint 2010

March 31, 2011 Leave a comment

CMIS (content management interoperability services) is now catching up. What is this CMIS do? this like a protocol defined by AIIM how different ECM systems can speak to each other over SOAP.  Eg, you can actually store your documents in Documentum 6.7 and make SharePoint as front end tool for those documents.

Many organizations are looking towards this for building a cost effective solution. And SharePoint 2010 is officially supporting CMIS and to get the capabilities you need to have SharePoint 2010 administrative tool kit (not exactly the toolkit, but a solution package which comes as part of the tool kit).

This technet article helps you get started on this

This brings the capability to pull documents from any other CMIS compatible systems into SharePoint and also other way. This also opens a different case to share documents across site collections or across web applications within same or different SharePoint Farm.

CMIS consumer webpart in SharePoint still has to get matured, but it shows the potential capability of CMIS. If you just install spcmis.wsp solution which comes with SP Administration tool kit, you get all these capabilities.  Above mentioned Technet article mentions how to use this solution package & other webparts.

All the services which provides the data in the CMIS format are available only after the deployment of above mentioned solution.

It is also worth to be noted, Consumer webpart shows only the content which are of type Document or Folder.

This link is usefult when connecting to Alfresco repository from SharePoint