I’m pleased to announce that we have Released to Web, the Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) Connector for SharePoint.  The CMIS Connector for SharePoint ships as part of the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit, providing a CMIS interface over the top of SharePoint as well as a CMIS Consumer Web Part that can be used to display content from other CMIS enabled repositories.

You can download the SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit today and start to take advantage of this new set of capabilities within SharePoint Server 2010 by building your own Composite Content Applications that talk to SharePoint through CMIS or configuring SharePoint to interoperate with other ECM repositories through the CMIS Consumer Web Part.

Microsoft has been involved in defining the CMIS specification since the beginning and has invested significant resources to ensure that our customers are able to take advantage of support for CMIS in SharePoint 2010 just months after releasing the latest version of our platform.  We are excited about the opportunities that the CMIS standard will open up within the industry and look forward to seeing more ECM vendors deliver support for CMIS in their upcoming product releases.

For further reading on CMIS, visit these sites:

Ryan Duguid
Senior Product Manager
Microsoft Corporation