TechWhirl (TECHWR-L) is a resource for technical writing and technical communications professionals of all experience levels and in all industries to share their experiences and acquire information.
For two decades, technical communicators have turned to TechWhirl to ask and answer questions about the always-changing world of technical communications, such as tools, skills, career paths, methodologies, and emerging industries. The TechWhirl Archives and magazine, created for, by and about technical writers, offer a wealth of knowledge to everyone with an interest in any aspect of technical communications.
Subject:Re: Appropriate Technology? From:dan -dot- charles -at- tyson -dot- com To:"TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Wed, 21 Aug 2002 08:13:10 -0600
Two quick qualifiers before I get started.
1. The solution I am suggesting is a third choice-possibly hybird-based on
your original post.
2. I am not a huge fan of Microsoft
I suggest you look at Microsoft's SharePoint Portal Server technology. We
are using it here for many of the same purposes that you are proposing for
your intranet (We are not having to deal with translation, but I don't see
why SharePoint would not manage it very well).
Some points of interest about SharePoint:
*It works through a web site interface, but is designed to access MS
Office documents, PDFs, etc.
*It has built in profiles across all levels that determines what people
see when they are using the site (This could be very handy for the
*It has auto-e-mailers that let signed up people know that a document has
IS Technical Writing and Training
Tyson Foods, Inc.
dan -dot- charles -at- tyson -dot- com
Check out the new release of RoboDemo, our easy-to-use tutorial software.
Plus, buy RoboHelp Office in August and save $100 with our mail-in rebate.
Get details and download free trial versions at http://www.ehelp.com/techwr-l
You are currently subscribed to techwr-l as:
archive -at- raycomm -dot- com
To unsubscribe send a blank email to leave-techwr-l-obscured -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Send administrative questions to ejray -at- raycomm -dot- com -dot- Visit http://www.raycomm.com/techwhirl/ for more resources and info.