DoD 5015.2 Certification for Office SharePoint Server 2007

Hi everyone!  My name is Adam Harmetz and I work on the Records Management team here in Redmond.  I met many of you at the ARMA conference a couple weeks ago.  I had a great time there demoing Office SharePoint Server 2007 and getting feedback from everyone.


One of the questions that we often heard at the Microsoft ARMA booth was, “Is Office SharePoint Server 2007 going to be certified against the DoD 5015.2 standard?”  I wanted to take some time today to elaborate on our certification plans.


First off, for those of you who aren’t familiar with the standard, DoD 5015.2 is a records management certification managed by the Joint Interoperability Test Command of the United States Department of Defense.  You can visit their website for more information about the criteria and testing procedures.  Generally, though, there are two different types of DoD 5015.2 certifications: Chapter 2 and Chapter 4.  Chapter 2 contains the mandatory criteria that are required by all records management applications used by United States government agencies.  Chapter 4 is specific just to applications that process classified records. 


Chapter 2 is the more widely used part of the DoD 5015.2 standard and Microsoft is pursuing Chapter 2 certification only.


Even outside the US Government, Chapter 2 is looked upon as a very comprehensive “fitness test” for a records management application.  As such, many companies and organizations will only consider purchasing DoD 5015.2 Chapter 2 certified records management applications.  By requiring DoD 5015.2 certification, they can ensure that all the products they consider can be extended and configured to meet even the most serious of records management needs.

The DoD 5015.2 standard is widely used outside the United States as well.  Many non-US companies require DoD 5015.2 certification and the DoD 5015.2 criteria have had a significant impact on many of the non-US standards (e.g. MOREQ).  In a previous post, Ethan has made a few comments about why we haven’t announced other certification initiatives.


Microsoft is working on a Records Center Add-on Pack for Office SharePoint Server which will provide the additional functionality to meet the DoD 5015.2 criteria.  The add-on pack will be freely available to all customers with Office SharePoint Server 2007, so anyone can take advantage of the new features. 


Microsoft is slotted to take the DoD 5015.2 certification test on May 14, 2007 and we plan to release the add-on pack shortly after the certification process is complete. 


We are looking forward to talking about what functionality we are adding with the add-on pack in later posts.  Since the pack is built entirely on top of our existing Records Center, it’s a great showcase for how the Office SharePoint Server 2007 Records Center can be extended to meet specific customer needs.


Thanks for reading!

Adam Harmetz

Program Manager

Comments (16)
  1. Even outside the US Government, Chapter 2 is looked upon as a very comprehensive “fitness test” for a…

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  4. Well what can I say, finally Microsoft hs announced the add-on pack for Record Management in MOSS2007….

  5. Russell says:

    It would be uweful to know what specific additional functionality Microsoft is planning to include in the Records Center Add-on Pack for Office SharePoint Server.  Obviously you have already done a comparision against 5015.2 and identified the areas you want to add-in or beef up.  Could you possibly describe this add-on to us in terms of functionality extras.


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  7. Russell,

    Thanks for your question.  We absolutely want to explain to everyone what’s new in the add-on pack – there are some really interesting case studies on expanding the Records Center platform that we are looking forward to sharing.  However, that content isn’t ready yet.  So stay tuned for future blog postings!

    -Adam Harmetz

    Program Manager

  8. MOSS2007 本來就有 文件 樣板 流程 這個結果是美國總部將拿去參加 DoD 5015.2 認證 並且打算 當作 Add-on 送給 MS 客戶.. Link to Microsoft Records

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  11. jimhuk says:

    Question: will MS be developing it’s RM component itself or purchasing the technology to integrate with SharePoint 2007?

  12. Based on the growing number of questions about DoD 5015.2 certification that I’ve seen in the SharePoint

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  14. A couple months ago, I posted an entry on the Microsoft Records Management Team Blog about our DoD 5015.2

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  16. Langsy says:

    All MS posts I can find are referencing the certification  of ‘Office SharePoint Server 2007 DoD 5015.2 Resource Kit’ as compliant and do not point out that the certification lapsed in May of 2009.

    Are there plans to re-certify? Or are there plans to provide DoD 5015.02 compliance for Sharepoint 2010?

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