SharePoint receives 5015.2 Certification

The Defense Department's Joint Interoperability Test Command has certified that Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 complies with the DOD 5015.2 electronic recordkeeping standard.

Although written for mandatory Defense Department use, this standard is also used by civilian agencies to evaluate records management software. The National Archives and Records Administration endorsed using version 2 of DOD 5015.2 for all federal agencies.

Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 is an enterprise content management software package. The software could be used to establish workflows and virtual collaboration spaces, as well as to assure that offices meet document compliance regulations. Later this year, Microsoft will offer an add-on pack that will incorporate record-keeping functionality, according to the company.

The JITC-approved configuration ran SharePoint in an environment that included the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 server software, Microsoft Internet Information 6.0 Web Server software, Windows XP Professional and Vista operating systems for the client, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Microsoft Exchange 2007, Microsoft Outlook 2007, Microsoft Internet Explorer 6.0 and Microsoft Office 2007.

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Joab Jackson is the senior technology editor for Government Computer News.

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