echo for SharePoint gives administrators the ability to manage their SharePoint platform, allowing them to replicate changes and settings to multiple site collections and farms, such as between Development, Staging and Production environments. It can manage your migration from SPS 2003 to MOSS 2007 by provisioning your new Site and Metadata taxonomy, importing content to the new structure and deploying design, workflow and web parts. If SharePoint is a productivity tool for users,echo is the productivity tool for administrators.
echo for SharePoint 2007 helps the IT professional update, test, deploy and configure the SharePoint platform. It includes features to help you manage all aspects of SharePoint, such as Workflows, Content Types, Features, and Solutions.
Echo for SharePoint is based on a series of wizards that replicates changes you have made via the user interface. You can point it at a source site in one location (such as a template or blueprint website) and push changes made to settings, security, design, content types, and workflow to multiple sites. You can even push these changes out to remote farms, and between environments, such as from your development system to your test and production systems. You can also batch and schedule tasks together, greatly simplifying large deployments.
echo helps you migrate content from file shares, Lotus Notes, SharePoint 2003, and even SharePoint 2007 instances.