The Content Management Interoperability Services (CMIS) connector is packaged as part of the recently announced Microsoft SharePoint 2010 Administration Toolkit v1.0.

This connector enables SharePoint users to interact with content stored in any repository that has implemented the CMIS standard, and it makes SharePoint 2010 content available to any application that has implemented the CMIS standard, according to Microsoft.

One feature of the connector, the CMIS Consumer Web Part, can be added to any SharePoint page. Afterward, users within SharePoint can interact with the displayed content from any CMIS repository.

Another feature, CMIS Producer, “allows applications to interact with SharePoint lists and document libraries programmatically by means of the interfaces defined in the CMIS standard,” Microsoft said on the toolkit Web page.  

This tool is not supported for SharePoint Foundation 2010.

For more information about the CMIS standard, see OASIS Content Management Interoperability Services.