With Office 2010 being unleashed on the world, many customers are asking when their DMS products will support it. No need to ask around, because we’ve gathered the official stances for some of the major vendors.
- WorkSite iManage 8.5: “We will look to certify/support Office 2010 within 90 days with the current 8.5 Worksite clients and later”
- Open Text eDOCS DM 5.3: “We will release v5.3 beta this summer and the final release is scheduled to be launched in late September”
- Worldox GX2: “Office 2010 integration files should ship within 30 – 45 days of the official general release of Microsoft Office 2010”
- Microsoft SharePoint 2010: “Come on, we’re Microsoft. It’ll work day one!” (Disclaimer: NOT a real quote)
So as of right now, it looks like Worldox may win the horserace to support Office 2010. As soon as official release announcements are made, we will be sure to test functionality in our research lab. Of course, simply supporting integration with the application doesn’t mean that the DMS product will be able to leverage any of the extra features of Office 2010, such as the Backstage view or simultaneous editing (which requires the document live on SharePoint 2010).