Microsoft SharePoint has captured significant legal mind- and market-share. It may be moving one step closer to replacing document management software (“DMS”). 

The consensus among large US firms is that someday it may replace traditional DMS. That day has arrived for one 250-user, UK law firm. Legal Technology Insider (Issue 196, Mar 07) reports that UK firm Lewis Silken (ranked #129) “has decided the days of the dedicated DMS are over. The IT team… has been given the green light to replace its old Hummingbird software with a new” DMS built around SharePoint. “Insider sources suggest several other top 250 firms are planning similar moves.”

Separately, Tom Baldwin, CKO of Sheppard Mullin, an early SharePoint 2007 adopter, has a blog post about faceted search in SharePoint 2007.