Day 2 of OTEW, we followed the global stream this morning which was taking most of the points from yesterday. But we had the pleasure to have a session from Dr. Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, Futurist and popularizer of science. He wrote several books about physics and how he sees the future.


He sees us in the next 20 years ultra connected with internet lenses, the Moore’s law will collapse in 2025 where it will probably be replaced by Graphene technology (instead of basic transistors), which will, in an unknown perspective, be replaced by Quantum calculation machines (q-bits instead of bits). The main issue with quantum calculation is that q-bit are really disrupted by noises and electromagnetic waves (decoherence). According to him, internet will be replaced by brain net thanks to biological new technologies focusing on sensations instead of visualization.

What’s new and what’s next for OpenText Documentum

We were totally waiting for this session as we, documentum experts, were exited to see the future of this well spread technology. Micah Byrd, Director Product Management at OpenText started to talk about the generic integration roadmap with “Content in Context”, “Cloud”, “LoB and industry” and “Intelligent automation” and how Documentum interprets these guidelines.

Documentum will be more and more integrated to Office 365 thanks to the new UI Smart View. A Coherent solution across all platforms which allows easy and seamless fusion into leading applications like Word and SAP. This is content in context.

OpenText is aggressively pushing Documentum to the cloud since several years with custom solutions like private, managed or public cloud. With Private you keep your data on your data center (2014-2016). With Managed your data goes to OpenText cloud (2017-2018). With Public your data goes where you want on different cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Google and so on (2019). OpenText invests on containerization as well with Docker and Kubernetes for “Documentum from Everywhere”.

 Documentum future innovations

As part of the main new features we have the continous integration of Documentum in Office 365 which already supports Word and SAP and soon (EP7 in October) Excel, Power Point and Outlook. It means that you’ll be able to access Documentum data from Office softwares. In addition OpenText wants to enable Bi-Directional synchronization between Documentum and Core, implying possibilities of interrecting with content outside of the corporate network. Hence, the content will be synced no matter where, no matter when, in a secure and controlled way.


Next to come is also improved content creation experience in D2 thanks to more integration of Brava! for annotation sharing as well as more collaborative capabilities with Share point (improvement of DC4SP).


A new vision of security:


D2 on mobile will come soon on IOS and Android, developed in AppWorks:


We are particularly exited about a prototype which was presented today: the Documentum Security Dashboard. It gives a quick and easy view of user activities and tracks the content usage like views and downloads and can demonstrate trends about content evolution. We hope it will be released one day.


Many more topics around Documentum components where presented but we will not provide details here about it, we were only focusing on main features.

Documentum D2 Demo

We had a chance to put our hands on the new D2 Smart View which brings reactivity and modernity. Our feeling about it is: SMOOTH.



Another amazing day at the OTEW where we met a lot of expert people and attended interesting sessions about the huge OpenText world.