Microsoft Corp. and Open Text Corporation have announced a new relationship to optimize Open Text's Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions for the Microsoft platform. As part of the announcement, Open Text, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, becomes a worldwide ECM partner with Microsoft.
Open Text is also introducing two new solutions that use Open Text's Livelink ECM suite and Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The new solutions introduced include an Open Text records management solution for Microsoft Office SharePoint Portal Server 2003, which allows customers to extend compliance-driven records, management retention, and disposition policies to content maintained in SharePoint Portal Server 2003. The records management and archiving offerings help customers create a compliant lifecycle management system for their SharePoint Portal Server 2003 records.
Open Text is also introducing Web Parts that expose Livelink ECM content and functionality in SharePoint Portal Server 2003. This integration between the two solutions will allow SharePoint Portal Server 2003 users to utilize specific Livelink ECM capabilities and access content stored anywhere in Livelink ECM. Open Text has also agreed to support the latest version of Microsoft's development tool, Visual Studio 2005, for the development of Livelink ECM solutions that integrate with SharePoint Portal Server 2003.