Well, my French is a bit rusty but according to this post there is a new release of an ECM-Portal : S2 coming out in later 2007. This is further confirmed from Mary Jo Foley who seems to be well in the loop with all things Microsoft.
Mary wrote a good post on what's coming in Office 14 here. The main feature here seems to be around MDM (Master data management) which she explains in her post, the first release codenamed BullDog will include some of the features of an acquisition of product called Stratature. It looks like this is being targetted for a release in Q1 2009 which is the rumours I've been hearing.
The S2 rumours are very low, funnily enough I got an email from the RMAA Australia List Serve off a colleague at work which mentions this also. From this, I'm guessing that there's been a few leaks from Microsoft and that news will start to flow out in coming weeks. I'll keep posting as I hear about it and try and find out more from Microsoft themselves. It also confirms that date of Q4 2007.
The email mentnios that the new add-on for the Records Center will have Chapter 2 (ie. the low security version which does not include the Management of Classified Records) DoD compliance. Found this beauty of a post which discusses this add-on.
I'm guessing that this add-on, is basically the solution package that was used to get DoD compliance in US and now they've got it ready for public release. This PDF summarises the findings that were executed in May 2007 by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) at Microsoft Corp.
Again, reading how it complies, it is nowhere near ready for compliance with Australian and European standards. I was talking to our Records Management Solution Architect here and she was saying that you should not be able to edit Records in the system, or modify any Documents within a Record once it's been declared as a Record - even Administrators. SharePoint Record Center basically allows you to do this, I'm not sure if that's because I'm logged in as an administrator or whether all users can do this.
Whilst reading around about this I found a great article by AIIM on ECM and where SharePoint sits in the big picture. Forrester have written something back in March 2007 also.