The is the first blog in a series around building Wisdom SharePoint integration version 3
Version 3 of the Wisdom SharePoint integration is scheduled for release February 2012 and at the time of writing this blog this is on schedule.
The development team have just completed the work that allows Wisdom to consume SharePoint documents via RBS. This is a fully support way for Wisdom to managed the documents that are in SharePoint Document Libraries.
Please note, RBS was not a feature in SP2007 and the version 2 of the integration was built on SharePoint 2007.
With the new model, documents have 3 states :
Documents that are in SharePoint but also are not in Wisdom, the electronic blob is managed by Wisdom’s RBS provider and stored in the Wisdom document database in much the same way as if it was stored in the SharePoint content database.
SharePoint document that has been registered in Wisdom, these documents are in SharePoint but belong to the Wisdom FilePlan. Only one copy exists. The document is now subjected to Wisdom ERDM and retention applies.
Same as an registered document but now declared as a record and it locked now no more edit are allowed.
A new quick register feature has been added. If the configuration has all the details to allow the document to be register without any user input the quick register will allow the user to register the document in Wisdom with a single click.
With this new architecture you can now use first class features of SharePoint which include; taking documents offline, concurrent editing and web based editing of documents.
Document libraries with versions enabled are now supported, and SharePoint versions are synchronised with Wisdom.
As with the version 2 integration metadata changes are also synchronised.
The Wisdom team feel that this is a big step forward to a truly transparent integration with new SharePoint 2010 features and Wisdom eDRM.