Open Text(TM) Corporation has announced that the company is the first to receive records management certification with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 under the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) 5015.2 certification program. With Open Text’s introduction of the new offering in early March, the company will again be first-to-market with a solution that integrates with the latest Microsoft applications.

The certification is unique because it was the combined offering of Open Text’s records management with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that passed the rigorous certification process. Open Text had the solution tested with SharePoint Server 2007, showing that it could declare content stored in SharePoint Products and Technologies as a record, thereby applying records management policies and managing the entire lifecycle of the information.

Since announcing a strategic relationship with Microsoft in 2005, Open Text has continued to introduce a steady stream of products that build on and extend Microsoft applications. Recently, Open Text was named the 2006 Microsoft Global ISV Partner of the Year.

“With its ECM solutions leadership and its ability to quickly adopt the latest Microsoft technologies, Open Text continues to demonstrate why it is such a valuable Microsoft partner,” said Rob Bernard, General Manager of the Worldwide ISV Group at Microsoft Corp. “Our close alliance offers customers the best in collaboration and content management solutions, and the ability to gain greater value from their investments in our technologies.”

“This latest DoD certification is a major accomplishment and an important step in continuing our strong relationship with Microsoft,” said Kirk Roberts, Executive Vice President of Products, Solutions and Marketing at Open Text. “A key strategic focus for us is to complement the latest Microsoft technologies with powerful new ECM solutions. That focus has allowed us to again be first-to-market with a fully certified records management solution for Microsoft’s powerful new Office SharePoint Server 2007.”

Records Management Leadership

Open Text is a worldwide leader in records management, offering solutions that allow organizations to apply records management policies to content in multiple systems. For Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies, for example, Open Text’s solution allows users to access, classify and manage records directly from their familiar SharePoint product interface.

Open Text was the first to receive the DoD’s certification for classified records, called Chapter 4 certification, in 2002. In November, 2006, Open Text announced DoD certifications for Livelink ECM – Records Management for use with SAP(R) Solutions and Livelink ECM – Microsoft SharePoint Integration (2003), as well as recertification for Livelink ECM – Records Management. Open Text records management software is also certified under the United Kingdom’s TNA regulations and Australia’s VERS regulations.

Open Text is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner. For more information on the Microsoft and Open Text relationship, go to For more information on Open Text’s records management solutions, go to: