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  • 13 May 2010 21:14

Open Text Announces Full Support for Microsoft Office 2010, SharePoint Server 2010 Across the Open Text ECM Suite

ECM Solutions Help Microsoft Customers Lower Costs, Increase Productivity and Ensure Compliance and Content Security

May 13, 2010 - Open Text Corporation (NASDAQ: OTEX, TSX: OTC), the pre-eminent provider of Enterprise Content Management (ECM) software, today announced full support across the Open Text ECM Suite for Microsoft Office 2010 and Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010, allowing customers to confidently migrate to the latest platform and take full advantage of Open Text’s rich content management expertise.

Today’s announcement extends Open Text’s ongoing corporate strategy to embrace Microsoft Office and SharePoint as a familiar user interface to access and use the Open Text core infrastructure and platform for advanced ECM solutions. Open Text and Microsoft have been working closely together on this strategy since 2005 as evidenced by the partner of the year awards Open Text has received, and inclusion of Open Text in Microsoft Technology Centres worldwide as a featured provider of governance, risk management and compliance (GRC) solutions: http://www.opentext.com/2/global/press-release-details.html?id=2348.

“With Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010, Microsoft has continued to boost user productivity, further ensuring that companies will want to centre their business applications on the Microsoft user interface, allowing easy ways to access Open Text’s advanced ECM platform,” said Brian Donaldson, Vice President, Microsoft Solutions and Ecosystem at Open Text. “We help make that possible by allowing decision makers and information workers to work in their comfortable Microsoft environment while giving them access to all enterprise content from all sources including social networking, Web and digital media.”

Open Text products for Microsoft help companies address the complexity of the ever-growing volume of electronic information, increase productivity, stimulate innovation, enable business agility, and ensure compliance and content security. Open Text offers one of the industry’s widest range of solutions that extend Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2010 including: integrated records management and archiving, content lifecycle management, email management, e-discovery and litigation readiness, enhanced web content management for SharePoint 2010, SAP integration, document capture and fax solutions, a development framework for case management applications and specialised vertical-market solutions.

“The combination of Microsoft SharePoint Server 2010 and the Open Text ECM Suite provide new ways for people to work better together, meet regulatory requirements and manage content enterprise wide,” said Ryan Duguid, Senior Product Manager on the Enterprise Content Management Team at Microsoft Corp. “Open Text complements SharePoint Server 2010, extending the out of box ECM capabilities with ECM solutions targeting a range of vertical industries and specialised requirements such as DoD certification.”

Platform Support

The releases of Open Text products with Office 2010 and SharePoint 2010 support will leverage the latest capabilities and user interface refinements in the Microsoft platform. Here are some highlights:

· Open Text Content Lifecycle Management (CLM) Services and Case Management Framework for SharePoint Server 2010. Using CLM Services customers can centralise control over enterprise content and across multiple SharePoint repositories. The Case Management Framework enables customers to control and structure the rollout of SharePoint sites. Thanks to the extensibility of SharePoint Server 2010, developers will be able to leverage the foundation of the Case Management Framework to implement business solutions that build on Open Text’s long experience with compliance and records management.

· Open Text’s document management offering eDOCS DM taps Microsoft Office 2010 developer tools to boost security, improve overall robustness of the solution and implement functions directly into Office 2010 menus, ribbons and the new Backstage Views interface.

· The latest release of Open Text Email Archiving for Microsoft Exchange will take full advantage of the new Outlook 2010 interface, for example, exposing message classification capabilities directly within the ribbon in Outlook 2010. It will also provide the ability to harvest and archive email out of the archive mailbox, a new capability introduced in Exchange 2010 that allows IT managers to provide each user with an archive mailbox alongside their active mailbox. Open Text can now extract content out of that archive mailbox and manage it in ECM libraries.

Open Text, Microsoft Better Together

As a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, Open Text and Microsoft have been working together for several years. In 2006, Open Text won the prestigious Microsoft Global ISV of the Year award. The company was named a 2009 Global ISV Line of Business Partner of the Year finalist at Microsoft’s 2009 Partner Conference.

For more information on Open Text solutions for Microsoft, go to: http://www.better-together-central.com or http://www.opentext.com/2/global/sol-products/sol-pro-extensions-microsoft.htm

Open Text’s solutions for Microsoft are offered as part of the Open Text ECM Suite. The ECM Suite brings together the content management capabilities needed to manage all types of enterprise information, including business documents, vital records, Web content, digital media such as images, audio and video, email, forms, reports and more. Using Open Text Everywhere, customers can access and work with enterprise content securely from smartphones.

About Open Text

Open Text, the pre-eminent enterprise content management software solutions company, helps organisations manage and gain the true value of their business content. Open Text brings two decades of expertise supporting 100 million users in 114 countries. Working with our customers and partners, we bring together leading Content Experts™ to help organisations capture and preserve corporate memory, increase brand equity, automate processes, mitigate risk, manage compliance and improve competitiveness. For more information, visit www.opentext.com

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